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Ollie King House Concert (just not in a house)

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Fradley Village Hall

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Having supported both Ollie's albums on Kickstarter, it's a real pleasure for John Grisswell and I to be the recipients of a house concert from Ollie. He has generously allowed us to expand that into a village hall concert instead, all the proceeds going to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Tickets are £5. An amazing opportunity to come and hear one of traditional music's finest young artists, right here in Fradley! If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it along and we'll give Ollie a break and perhaps have a bit of a session (acoustic only please).

"Described by Andy Cutting as “one of the finest… up and coming young melodeon players in England”, Ollie King pushes the boundaries and expectations of the humble squeezebox. Firmly rooted in the English tradition, his playing explores the emotive side of the instrument, which he expertly showcases through his selection of material from both within and without the folk canon. Due for release in February 2017, Ollie’s second album Diffractions explores the nature of folk music, and how it changes and morphs through the people that play and write it.

Since being a finalist in the 2011 New Roots competition, he has gone from strength to strength, releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Gambit on RootBeat Records in autumn 2014. In summer 2015, Ollie was asked to perform alongside BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker in the National Theatre’s production of Our Country’s Good, featuring music composed and curated by Cerys Matthews MBE.

“For a young musician, he is astonishingly mature and fluent, with a lyrical, flowing style all his own. He produces a rich, mellow sound, perhaps not unconnected to his use of vintage Hohner melodeons. Whatever difference that makes, he is a real delight to listen to.” – fRoots Magazine"

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