Friday 16 September 2011 @ Norwich Arts Centre

St Benedict's, £6 adv, £8 door. 8pm. Late bar.

Sarabeth Tucek

Sarabeth Tucek

from Brooklyn, USA

“Blessed with a luminous, crystalline voice and possesses the ability to deftly convey the contents of her heart with an eloquent, understated majesty… effortlessly demonstrates that music still has the power to move & inspire, despite what the pop charts may tell you.” (BBC 6Music)

Check out the video for Sarabeth Tucek’s latest single, Smile For No One

then pre-order the special edition double-CD version of her acclaimed second album, Get Well Soon, which features a bonus disc of the entire album in demo form. It’s released on Monday 12 September by Sonic Cathedral to replace the stock lost in the Sony DADC warehouse fire. Yes, you need it.

“The album is one of the most economic but intense and emotional I have heard… Here’s a guarantee: buy the album Get Well Soon, listen to it a couple of times & it will become one of your all-time favourites. And if you get the chance to see her perform live, JUST GO…” (

“You may have just found your new comedown queen. Let every gentle note and piercing word move you slowly and surely to tears.” (Time Out)

“Absolutely amazing.” (NME)

“Tucek’s voice is instantly haunting, comparisons are futile but for a rough hand imagine a restrained Cat Power or the tremulous melancholia of Liz Frazer and the shadowy presence of Mazzy Starr swirling in the midnight confessional of smoke and glasses of whiskey.” (

Alloy Ark

from neighbouring Suffolk villages

Tonight Alloy Ark unveil their new four-piece band and launch the single, Blue. We’ve enjoyed a cheeky preview and can’t wait!

“Disarmingly innocent and artistically bold… A million miles away from the world of hipster insecurity, marketing budgets and PR schmooze… the essence of romantic youth.” (

Rory McVicar

from Norwich

Get in: a rare hometown gig from our favourite wandering troubadour!

“Think Stephen Fretwell covering Radiohead… blessed with a sweet falsetto voice that complements his sparse arrangements to great effect… I Will Take The Blame captures the heartache of Richard Hawley with the folk/country sensibilities of Johnny Cash.” (

Plus Howlback Hum in the bar with Tristan Burfield, Eastern Seaboard, The Star Fields, Mao’s Dynasty and Olinski.

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