Sat 15th April, 20238:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
A celebration and tribute to Sandy Denny’s defining role in British Folk-Rock Music. Julie July Band perform at The Chapel Arts Centre, Bath. They have built a substantial reputation with reinterpretations and arrangements of the work of singer-songwriter Sandy Denny. In Sandy’s brief career she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original and traditional compositions. Richard Thompson called her – The greatest artist of her generation. Inspired by Sandy’s work and the wider folk, rock and blues movements of the Sixties and Seventies. The band will also perform songs from their own self-penned Albums ‘Lady of the First Light’ and ‘Wonderland’.
The line-up features musicians with Folk-Rock roots Dik Cadbury from 1970’s Decameron (Bass, Vocals), Mick Candler – Decameron, Roll Movement (Drums), Steve Rezillo (Lead guitarist), Bas William (Acoustic guitar, Vocals), Carol Lee Sampson (Keyboards, Vocals) and Julie July (Vocals).
“Julie July and her band have delivered a first-rate collection of contemporary Folk-Rock music. Quality songs, superb vocals and forthright lyrics delivered with skill, technique and conviction. Perfectly conceived, recorded and superbly realised – this is proof that she is one of the brightest talents in the UK right now” John O’Regan Journalist & Broadcaster – fRoots, Living Tradition, LCCR.
“Went to the gig @ Birmingham last night and really enjoyed the set. Great musicianship and arrangements from the band and Julie’s superb vocal interpretations of Sandy Denny’s songbook really do justice to what is outstanding material. A couple of original songs of their own were also performed and fitted into the set very well indeed. Thanks for an evening of great live music and placing an outstanding musical legacy right where it should be, alive and well and being performed for people to enjoy. A rare opportunity not to be missed!” (Garry)