Saturday 28th March 2020
The Greystones, Sheffield
We’re sorry to announce that the Mishra gig has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 virus crisis and the closure of the venue. If you bought a ticket in advance, you should have already been contacted by Wegottickets to ask you if you would like a refund or to donate your ticket money to help the artist – we will pass on all ticket money donations in full to the artist at this devastating time for grassroots musicians.
Mishra is a bit different from most of the artists we host, but this absolutely superb band captivated us when we saw them perform recently, and we’ve grabbed the chance to add them to our programme! With strong roots in UK folk, and a myriad of global influences including Indian music and Americana, Mishra weave an enchanting web of intricate and compelling original music that defies definition. Led by Kate Griffin’s gorgeous voice and inimitable clawhammer banjo, Mishra’s sound is driven by Ford Collier’s instrumental skills on Indian tabla, African calabash, Irish whistle and guitar, and is underpinned by versatile jazz-folk double-bassist and bouzouki player Joss Mann-Hazell.
Both Griffin and Collier have each been shortlisted for BBC Radio Two’s Young Folk Awards with previous projects, and Mishra won Cambridge Folk Festival’s first ever Christian Raphael prize in 2019. In the last two years Mishra have wowed festival audiences at Sidmouth Folk Week, Cambridge Folk Festival, Priddy Folk Festival and many more. Their debut album The Loft Tapes (2019) received glowing reviews with Folk Radio UK describing it as “a wonderfully adventurous and innovative debut.”
Tickets £10 advance. Doors 7.30pm, concert 8pm.