Music

Ollie King @ De Koffie Pot, Hereford

Music

Ollie King @ De Koffie Pot, Hereford

Described by Andy Cutting as “one of the finest… up and coming young melodeon players in England”, Ollie King pushes the boundaries of the humble squeezebox.

Firmly rooted in the English tradition, his playing explores the emotive side of the instrument, which he expertly showcases through his selection of material from both within and without the folk canon.

As well as solo work, Ollie also works closely with BBC Folk Award nominated singer Rosie Hood, critically acclaimed ceilidh band The Discussion Topic, and is a member of the band Iris, who aim to make folk music more inclusive by incorporating Makaton signing into their performances.

“For a young musician, he is astonishingly mature and fluent, with a lyrical, flowing style all his own. He produces a rich, mellow sound, perhaps not unconnected to his use of vintage Hohner melodeons. Whatever difference that makes, he is a real delight to listen to.” – fRoots Magazine

Photos: Artist website by Ellie Lucas. 

Date
28th April, 2017
Time
9pm
Ticket Price
Free
Location
De Koffie Pot, Left Bank, Bridge Street, Hereford, HR4 9DG Get Directions, by car, or by public transport

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