Sound of Songs with Laish + Rob Godfrey + Gitta de Ridder
‘Sound of Songs’ is about beauty, warmth, words and melody and about allowing the space for the audience and the artist to connect more directly in an intimate and acoustic setting. Attending a SoS night is an experience not to miss if you love songs that tell a story, and voices that will inspire thought and feeling.
Currently based in London, Danny Laish has had an impressive independent career performing both solo and with a full band. Prominent shows include some of the UK’s most prestigious venues: The Union Chapel, The Roundhouse, Barbican, St Pancras Old Church and Kings Place. Laish have toured extensively across UK and Europe and released two critically acclaimed albums. Festival performances at End of the Road, Larmer Tree, Burning Eagle, Cambridge Folk and Smugglers, and shared stages with Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Richard Dawson, Martha Wainwright, Rozi Plain, Wave Pictures, Júníus Meyvant and Jason Lytle.
Cambridge born Rob Godfrey is a 22-year-old Brighton-based singer-songwriter. His unique sound comes as an amalgamation of folk, jazz, soul and pop, combined with a slightly bitter and twisted outlook on life.
His debut EP ‘So Alive’ was released in 2016 to consistently positive reviews (“an awesome EP,” – Pure M Magazine), the EP went on to reach the top 20 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.
Championed by BBC Introducing and BBC 6, Rob is fast becoming a live favourite with his minimalistic and mesmerizing songs, as well as his unique off-beat covers. His captivating performances have also earned him festival spots for 2016 at Cambridge Folk Fest, Secret Garden Party, Alex James’ Big Feastival and City Sound Project.
Anglo-Dutch singer and songwriter Gitta de Ridder sings things as they are. The simplicity of her songwriting leaving the space for her heart-filled vocals to purvey the words in their purest form. Inspired by modern folk artists such as Anais Mitchell and Iron & Wine she has been playing and releasing her songs since early 2015 which led to appearances on Dutch national TV and Radio and support from BBC introducing and several local stations in the UK.
An engaging lady who has the ability to mesmerise and draw an audience into the magical world of her songs. A world full of feeling, warmth, kindness, honesty, joy and sadness. Her folkpop songs with beautifully poetic but also conversational lyrics go straight to the heart and are performed on a bed of warm fingerpicked guitar topped by a voice full of character and emotion.
“Her remarkable voice is given the space and attention it deserves. She really is a wonderful singer.” – Alex Gallacher ‘Folk Radio UK’ on the ‘Come Find Me’ EP
“In a world where there’s no shortage of fine female singer/songwriters, make no mistake, de Ridder’s up there with the best of them” – Acoustic Magazine UK