Sat 23rd May, 20208:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
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It’s unusual to find someone who’s as good a songwriter as an instrumentalist. Vera van Heeringen is that person. Firmly rooted in transatlantic traditions, her original contemporary Folk/Americana music showcases both these skills: Poignant, emotionally astute songwriting and firebrand instrumental virtuosity. In September 2019, Vera released her third album, Won’t be Broken, which is getting rave reviews and has already been described by the press as her best one yet.
A compelling performer, Vera conveys an easy warmth on stage.
Her live performances are intimate, understated affairs, allowing the music to speak for itself. Stripped back, potent, and full of groove. Outstanding flatpicking, heart-breaking lyrics, assured natural vocal tone and driving tunes are all integral to the show.
Vera tours with a watertight acoustic trio featuring double-bass stalwart Andy Seward and harmony king Dave Luke on guitar, vocals and mandolin. Dave has been the backbone of many hard-working country bands and toured extensively with Nashville singer songwriter Gail Davies, playing venues like the Grand Ole Opry. Musician and record producer extraordinaire Andy Seward was part of folk darling Kate Rusby’s band as well as working with Eddi Reader, Andy Cutting, Martin Simpson and Brooks Williams.
“This lady oozes class…” John Atkins, fRoots
“She can play the acoustic guitar better than most…” Alan Harrison, NoDepression
“Wistful melodies that aim for and hit the heart…” Maurice Hope, Flying Shoes blog
“…ace guitarist Vera van Heeringen and her trio, delivering classy and effortlessly brilliant songs to an entranced Club Tent” Cambridge Folk Festival 2018, Americana UK