Music Room: Ramblin’ Pony, Strumpit, Bernadette O’Grady

15 August 2010 07:30 PM

 Music Room: Ramblin’ Pony, Strumpit, Bernadette O’Grady

Hare & Hounds 7.30pm £3 on door

Ramblin Pony - "With pounding drums, emotive vocals and weaving raw guitars, Ramblin' Pony redefine the raw power of the blues for the next generation. The roots of blues are explored and the boundaries tore down to create a sound both familiar and cutting edge. Welcome to the new blues generation with Ramblin' Pony

Strumpit are:Andy Bucknall - Guitar/Vocals, Madi Stimpson - Guitar/Vocal, Michael Lacoult - Double Bass They were formed in 2008 and have spent the last two years honing their 'Manouche' style of Swing Jazz on stage and in the street. Andy and Madi are both accomplished guitarists and it is the interplay between them that has become their unique selling point.

Bernadette O'Grady is an acoustic singer-songwriter from North Ireland, who now lives in West Wales. She began writing and performing songs, whilst living in New York, influenced at the time by both Irish and American artists. Her material ranges from contemporary storytelling to more reflective and soulful songs performed with honest emotion. Bernadette has gained an excellent reputation on the UK acoustic scene for her exceptionally fine songwriting, intricate guitar-playing, and distinctively beautiful vocals. One of her songs was featured in the independent Irish film 'Just Another Miracle' and broadcast as part of UTV's 50th Anniversary Short Film Festival. “She’s Fantastic”, Ulster Television / “Top-drawer singer-songwriter”, Kontra Roots / “Beautiful and intimate music”, Soundbites