Vielen dank to the wonderful audience and dear Tonfink – Kulturcafé & Bar for a truly magical concert, topped off with a seemingly endless standing ovation. See you next year, we can’t wait!
The next stop on the tour this Thursday is the fabulous Jazz Lev @Topos in Leverkusen, a wonderful place run by the best characters around. See you soon Wolfgang!
We are going to be playing at a great new venue and arts centre in Tooting in a few weeks time, The Sound Lounge.
Join us for an evening of heart felt live music and support a fine new venture.
“The Sound Lounge is good news for London’s live music scene.. and hope for London’s live music fans” Time Out Magazine
With support from Lilac Sheer.
Looking forward to this one.
At the end of March we begin our trails in taking A SOUP to the merry folk of Europe, and we can’t wait!
If any of our oh so wise European friends would like to get involved with A SOUP before our arrival, it is available on CD album and download now…
We have two shows coming up this weekend. Tonight we will be returning to the excellent Ten Green Bottles in Leigh-on-Sea and Saturday night we’re at Upstairs at the Red Lion, Manningtree, where we’ll be opening the show for US Bluesman Brooks Williams. Expect a candlelit listening evening of great live music.
Tickets and times below…
A SOUP found it’s way to Canada! Thank you to Earshot magazine and Steve Marlow for this review…
Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings
Some wonderfully inventive things can happen when a distinctly American style of music is interpreted by non-Americans. In this case, it’s classic blues and country. Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings hail from the UK and they bring a UK folk mindset to traditional American blues, folk and country. Whereas classic blues tends to be dour and a bit depressing, Jenny Wren brings a whimsy to the country blues sound of the American past. And American country tends to be about sorrow and heartache, Wren‘s take on country is more playful and uplifting. The subject matter takes on a bit of a British tint too, with blues and country songs about sailors and creeping vines.With just two guitars, plus Jenny‘s vocals and her own upright bass, the music is minimalist but the listener rarely feels like they’re missing anything. There’s even a bit of an old-time jazz swing feel to a number of these songs. A Soup is just their second album, and it’s a satisfying and mature album overall.
By Steve Marlow
Jan 3, 2017
Merry Christmas music lovers!
Father Christmas (and Real Roots Cafe in the Netherlands) thinks we’ve been very good this year and gave us a review of A SOUP for a Christmas Day treat.
Here’s the English translation…
JENNY WREN AND HER BORROWED WINGS
Real Roots Cafe, NL 25/12/2016
A particular slice of London, UK. Jenny Wren (Jenny Trillsbach) plays upright bass and sings with a bluesy, sexy voice. The Borrowed Wings are Ben Gallon (acoustic guitar, vocals) and Ben Fisher (resophonic guitar, vocals). Jenny Wren and her Ben had been a nice name for the group. ‘A soup “is the second CD of Wren and her Bens after’ Dead man’s hat ‘from 2014. All songs are originals, three of Jenny, five gallon and four Fisher. The thirteenth song jointly written. I had my first listens, think of Eilen Jewell, the atmosphere is similar. But Wren and her boys embrace more (rhythm and) blues. And succeed wonderfully in order to come across pleasant. Especially the vocals of Jenny and Fisher guitar making its taste and pleasurable.
A surprisingly nice group, a surprisingly fun CD. For lovers of light rough female voices and tasty rhythm ‘n blues. (Creature Records)