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Daniel Spiller and Rachel Button will be hosting a night of festive Americana with special guests Jamie Freeman and Two Ways Home. On the night each act will play their own tunes and tell stories about the songs. The night is extra special as it is being held in the first week of the reopening of the world renowned Bedford Pub in Balham.

Jamie Freeman - https://www.jamiefreeman.co.uk

Testament to the quality of Jamie's songwriting is the roster of names happy to lend themselves to his projects; most recently Jamie has co-written with some of Nashville's finest songwriters including Angaleena Presley, Amy Speace, Ben Glover, Michael Logen and Brandy Zdan. Having lead Angaleena's UK band, the Pistol Annies singer returns the favour by duetting on his latest record. Larkin Poe, Brandy Zdan, Good Lovelies, BJ Cole, Richard Smith, Mark Chadwick and Wild Ponies have all collaborated on previous projects.

His forthcoming EP 'Dreams About Falling' was produced by Neilson Hubbard, who received a nomination for Album Of The Year at the 2018 Americana Honours and Awards in Nashville for his work on Mary Gauthier's 'Rifles And Rosary Beads'.

Jamie's latest EP 'Hasia Dreams' was "a well-timed reminder to the world at large, that here in England we have a songwriter capable of matching the best. There aren’t half measures or compromises. He writes from, and straight to, the heart. When he writes, then you have to listen."

Two Ways Home - http://www.twowayshome.com

“SPINE-TINGLING HARMONIES AND A KILLER COUNTRY MELODY” ****THE SUN

“SOARING HARMONIES AND THOUGHTFUL SONGS” SUNDAY MIRROR

“ONE OF THE LEADING ACTS ON THE UK COUNTRY SCENE” ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS

Two Ways Home are the songwriters and alt-country/folk duo Isabella Mariee, originally from Vienna and Lewis Fowler, who grew up in Gloucestershire. Now based in London, the pair have gone from strength to strength since a trip to Nashville inspired a new name and direction for their musical partnership.
In the three years that have passed since the release of their debut EP ‘Wood For Trees’(March 2015), the band have enjoyed radio play across the UK & Europe, toured internationally, sharing stages with artists across the country/Americana spectrum from Phil Vassar to The Shires and have been featured extensively in print publications including Maverick Magazine, Record Collector and The Sun, with the latter describing their sound as “...crystal clear harmonies tinged with melancholy”.

The acclaimed follow up EP, ‘Better Days’ highlighted as “a stunning piece of art” by One on One Music secured their reputation as a key player in the UK country & folk scene, with single ‘Just For Now’ played across BBC Regional Radio, Amazing Radio and on Chris Country among others. Described by The Upcoming as ”unique, unexpected and brilliant”.

They have written with/for UK and American artists such as Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten), Twinnie and Charlie Worsham to name a few.

The pairs most recent releases include their third EP, ‘Closest Stranger’ and follow up singles ‘Outlaws’ and ‘As I Leave’. After returning from a short tour to Germany and Austria and a festival packed summer which included appearances at The Long Road Festival, Nashville Meet London and Millport Country Festival. Isabella and Lewis are now getting ready to record their first full-length album, which is due for release in April 2019.

Daniel Spiller - www.danielspiller.com

Daniel Spiller is a singer/songwriter and producer. He is also the creative vision for the band FAYRE.
Daniel has just had his first songwriting cut with a major US artist - rapper Chief Keef who released 'Chiraq' as a single last week with combined streams already passing the 1 million mark. 'Chiraq' meaning 'Chicago' is a twist on Daniels song 'Union Town' featuring himself and other members of the band Fayre. Although the new song falls under a very different genre Chief (a secret Country and Western fan) is already being praised for breaking genre boundaries with the recording of this song.

Credits for Daniel as an artist include 5 shows at this years Country to Country music Festival, 'Under The Apple Tree' sessions for Whisperingbobtv, performances on the Sky 1 show 'Sing' with host Cat Deeley and guest Imelda May, airplay and live performances on Chris Country Radio, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, Talk Radio and Radio 1, songwriting credits with Uk No.1 selling artists, national newspaper coverage including The Sun and The Sunday Express newspapers as well as being play listed in 'Pret A Manger' stores across the Uk and Europe.

Daniel is also a keen part of London's busking community. Catch him when you can busking on his favourite spot just by the London Eye.

Rachel Button - www.rachelbutton.com

Rachel Button is a British singer, Songwriter, fiddle player and vocal coach. She is at the forefront of the British folk music scene and has been privileged to perform at The Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse, Kensington Palace and The Great British Folk Festival. Rachel’s music swept her across the atlantic to North America where she lived in Nashville and Vancouver for 5 years.

“Absolutely Lovely” – BBC Radio West Midlands

Upon moving to Nashville, TN, Rachel recorded with Grammy award-winning producer Paul Worley (Lady Antebelum, Dixie Chicks) and Juno award winning producer David Kalmusky, (Journey, John Oates, Emerson Drive) and recorded backing vocals for the duet ‘Life On The Line’ with country artists Darius Rucker and Fiona Culley.

“As cute as a button indeed”
-What’s On magazine

Rachel recorded her second EP ‘Long Way Round’ with Grammy nominated producer Bobby Holland at Pentvarit studios, Nashville, T.N. in June 2015 and her new single Always Gonna Haunt Me is available on all digital platforms from 3rd September 2018 and the physical is available at Rachel’s live shows.

Rachel collaborated with fellow British country artist Fiona Culley and Canadian artist Ashley Robertson, song writing and performing in the UK, Canada and USA. Their song ‘Heatwave’ was nominated for ‘Best Song of The Year 2015’ at the Manitoba Country Music Award

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