We’ve a couple of tickets up for grabs for avant-folk trio Lauwho play Whelan’s on Saturday 31st March.
Young Scots/English trio Lau combine stunning musicianship with a ground-breaking yet playful approach to traditional music that draws as much from leftfield rock and jazz as it does celtic folk music. Prepare to be wowed by the wildly inventive Martin Green on accordian and effects, Aidan O’Rourke’s impossibly beautiful fiddle playing, Kris Drever’s virtuoso guitar and honeyed baritone voice, as well as the unique chemistry and banter between the three.
In 2004, sat around a kitchen table in Edinburgh, Lau took their first musical steps. Now, to have achieved so much, in so few years, is staggering. The warmth and excitement they generate with each new release, and at every live gig, has culminated in armfuls of plaudits, including three consecutive years of being crowned ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards from 2008, to 2010.
If you fancy winning a couple of tickets just email firstname.lastname@example.org with FOLKINGLAUTICKETSPLEASE as the subject by midnight on Wednesday 28th March.