Folk of Albert Road brings live music trail to Southsea
Southsea’s quirky Albert Road will play host to the Folk of Albert Road trail on Tuesday 23rd June as part of the Portsmouth Festivities 2015 programme, setting off from The Kings Theatre from 7:00pm for an event in the same vein as Classic Albert Road in 2014.
The delightful evening will see musicians popping up and performing in all manner of unusual venues, making for a truly unique guided walk.
Southsea-based acoustic duo Waifs & Strays — friends Sam and Caz — will bring their carefully-woven stories of life, love, and being lost in the wilderness to the folk-infused walk, as they trade lead and harmony vocals and demonstrate a natural partnership borne of a mutual love for one another’s songs.
Anaida Grigoriyan, born in Russia and raised in Spain, has begun her musical career since living in England, studying music at Portsmouth College and developing her writing skills. Anaida cites her parents as her biggest musical influence and role models — her father is a renowned musician and her mother was a wildly successful dancer. Vocally, Anaida draws inspiration from Etta Jones, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, and the rock’n’roll and jazz scenes.
Jamidad is a three-piece acoustic harmony group comprised of Maddy Gardiner, James Westermann, and Brad Ward, who met in college and discovered a shared love for music. They found that they played well together and have, over time, progressed to improve their respective individual abilities as well as their collaborative skills.
And Skye Russ is a country/folk band who only recently formed, citing Mumford & Sons, Amber Run, and The Lumineers amidst their influences. They specialise in covering the genres of folk rock, blues, and country.
Folk of Albert Road will take place from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Tuesday 23rd June.
Tickets are £6.00 with £5.00 concessions.