Amelia Coburn + Support Sara Leilah / Layla
Friday, 28 April, doors 7.30pm, tickets £10
BBC Folk awards finalist and English Folk Expo mentor Amelia Coburn returns with her unique brand of gothic-folk tales. Whether accompanying herself on one of her trusted ukuleles or reaching for another weird and wonderful instrument Amelia is a truly captivating performer and storyteller.
Establishing herself over the past few years with a string of music releases, national radio airplay and sell out solo tours as well as appearances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Focus Wales and dates at UK and European festivals and events she is increasingly in demand across the continent. Set to record her debut studio album with an as-yet-unnamed award-winning producer due for release late 2023 you’ll have a chance to hear new songs, old songs and distinctive interpretations of songs less-travelled.
Support from Sara Leilah
Sara Leilah is a singer song-writer from Sunderland in the North-East of England. She plays keyboard, guitar and ukulele. Her music is a mixture of Acoustic, Folk, Pop. She started her musical journey after attending classes run by Laura Brewis YMP (Young Musicians Project) which is based in Sunderland. With their teaching and mentors they led her to where she is today. Sara has said that she simply wouldn’t be doing this if it hadn’t been for their tremendous guidance and support for which she’ll forever be grateful for.
Support also from Layla
Layla is aged 16 from Hebburn and has been a Uke school pupil for several years.
She has always loved singing and performing from being small. She is a prolific song writer writer, she won studio time as second place in the Start festival in South Shields. She will be studying Musical Performance at College in September and hopes to peruse a career as a singer.