Combine your festive shopping in Spitalfields with some lively diversions at favourite market eateries. Throughout the afternoon we’ll be offering breaks from the hustle and bustle with live jazz and folk performances, which you can enjoy alongside fine food or a glass of wine.
An independent artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Louise feels nowhere more at home than on the road in her trusty white van. Louise has completed seven tours across England, Wales and Scotland more recently venturing into Europe with trips to Denmark, Holland and Germany. She has performed at venues ranging from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the National Theatre on the southbank, from the Royal Albert Hall to the Red Lion Folk Club in Birmingham, from Hot Numbers Coffee in Cambridge to Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Hampshire and the Prince Albert in Stroud: such is the broad appeal of Louise Jordan’s music.
Fusing the folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland and her Scottish roots with London’s eclectic music scene, Namvula blends African sounds and rhythms with Latin, jazz and folk into uplifting and emotive songs. Crossing boundaries with a refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, Namvula’s music transports listeners into different worlds, whilst staying firmly rooted in African soil. Namvula was also a Trainee Music Leaner at Spitalfields Music in 2013-14.
Ellie’s music is intricate in detail, rich and playful in melody and though sometimes bleak, always optimistic in sentiment. Her songs are intrigued by shadows; the shadows of those around her and the shadow of herself. These elements are woven together with careful instrumental arrangements and a direct and honest delivery, most notably in Trick and Laurell’s Song form her forthcoming album Night Becoming.