Welcome to the Bowerhouse
Vera van Heeringen Trio
March 16th | DOORS 7.30PM, MUSIC FROM 8pm | At The Bowerhouse, Maidstone | £10 on the Door
‘Utterly beautiful’ - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales.
Vera van Heeringen’s live performances are always intimate, full of feel, groove and diversity. It’s unusual to find someone who’s as good a songwriter as an instrumentalist, who brings the guitar to life in way that is entirely her own. She’s subsequently been compared to people like John Martyn and Richard Thompson.
Vera has an open, charming onstage presence that belies her outstanding flat-picking, and the ability to tug at your dancing shoes with a well-chosen rollicking fiddle tune or reduce you to tears with a poignant lyric, making for a great gig that will linger long in the memory.
Currently Vera tours with a solid acoustic trio compromising 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 the likes of the Grand Ole Opry. On double bass she’s got record producer extraordinaire Andy Seward. Andy was part of folk superstar Kate Rusby’s band as well as working with Eddi Reader, Richard Thompson and Andy Cutting. He currently plays with Martin Simpson and Brooks Williams.
Life Drawing - every Thursday, 7-9pm. £10
Community Choir - every other Wednesday, 7.30-9pm
Three Ravens Folk Club - Fourth Tuesday of the month, 8pm- late
20 Warwick Place
Please avoid parking on Warwick Place, try up Bower Mount Road
Photos by Tim Wilkinson and Greg Hitchcock