TLR Double: Hannah Scott (ENG) & Amanda Rheaume (CAN)

Sun 20th October 2024
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Doors 6pm, show 7pm. All-seated, first come first served.

Two fantastic female singer songwriters from both sides of the Atlantic, for the price of one!

Hannah Scott

The best stories elicit profound personal reactions and in the 15 years she has been writing and performing, Hannah Scott has become a consummate storyteller. Her music is shaped by human stories, with family, in all its chaos and glory, sitting at the heart of her work. Her lyrics are powerful and poignant, and her voice feels strangely familiar, though you can’t quite put your finger on why. Her writing may be deeply personal but her music has a universal appeal that extends beyond the melodies you catch yourself humming days after listening to her songs.

Born in Suffolk and raised by an artist mother and an eccentric entertainer father, with music going back three generations to her songwriting great-grandmother, creativity was always destined to be an integral part of Hannah’s life. At the age of four, her father bought a second-hand piano for £70 from a friend in the pub and she didn’t look back, falling in love with both playing and listening to classical music. Picking up a guitar in her early teens as the influence of her peers and more contemporary music took hold, Hannah taught herself some simple chords that would lay the foundation for her earliest attempts at songwriting.

Career highlights include having her song No Gravity featured on the hit international TV series Grey’s Anatomy, recording a live session on BBC Radio 2 with Dermot O’Leary and opening for Madeleine Peyroux, performing to an audience of two thousand. She has also shared the stage with folk luminaries such as Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon and Fairport Convention and has performed at festivals including Cambridge, Sidmouth and Manchester Folk. Equally at home in small venues, she thrives on the intimacy of performing in spaces where she can look audience members in the eye.

‘She reduces women and children to tears - in a good way…’ - The Guardian

‘…and grown men.’ - Tom Besford, English Folk Expo & Richard Haswell, Liverpool Philharmonic

‘This is beautiful.’ - Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2

‘Wonderful songwriting.’ - Seth Lakeman

‘She screams class but in the quietest way possible.’ - Folking.com

Amanda Rheaume

Amanda Rheaume’s rootsy, guitar-driven ballads introduce crucial dimensions to the world of Heartland Rock. In a genre characterized by anthems of underdogs, assumptions and unfair advantages, Rheaume’s sound and story crucially and radically expand the boundaries, geographic and cultural, to make space for new perspectives on resistance and resilience. A Citizen of the Métis Nation, and an active and proud member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, Rheaume’s music is indeed from the heart, and the land.

First a songwriter, Rheaume comes from a long line of tireless, transformational organizers and activists, and carries this lineage forward in her ever-growing role as a crucial builder of Indigenous music infrastructure and community. From the International Indigenous Music Summit, to newly-founded Ishkode Records, and the National Indigenous Music Office, the goal of raising Indigenous sovereignty in the music industry drives all of Rheaume’s work.

Rheaume (she/her) has released 5 full-length albums over a period of 15 years, a self-managed career that has traveled countless tours and milestones. 2013’s Keep a Fire was nominated for a JUNO Award and won a Canadian Folk Music Award for Indigenous Songwriter of the Year. With a new single ‘100 Years,’ a driving, surging Copperhead Road-esque journey through a wilfully, harmfully misrepresented chapter in a violent colonial timeline, Rheaume makes a powerful statement about history and identity.

‘Someone who truly makes a positive difference with her work and art’ - DittyTV

‘Great Americana, but even better, Rheaume is continuing to change the canon of what stories that genre tends to tell.’ - CBC Music

‘The uplifting, inspirational quality found on Amanda Rheaume’s ‘Holding Patterns’ is the sort of mid-afternoon festival fare that fits better in the trees and the sunshine than it does in the dark recesses of a downtown dive bar’ - PENGUIN EGGS 2016