Ruth Theodore (Full Band) + Sunday Lendis
Ruth Theodore with Full Band
Wednesday 19th April
The New Adelphi Club
+ Sunday Lendis
CHERRY PICKER RELEASE TOUR!
Ruth Theodore returns to the English touring scene for the first time since 2021 in celebration of the release of ‘Cherry Picker’, a career spanning compilation album to be released on River Rat on April 28th.
Theodore has assembled an exciting line-up of talented musicians, capable of encompassing the various eras of her career.
This new stage show weaves this collection of songs together with gripping stories from her life, as she and her percussive line-up of drums, bass, wood-wind, strings and backing singers, take you on a nostalgic journey – beginning with her days performing on the streets of Southampton to the years of DIY releases and social activism, right up to her recent studio work in the US with producer/bassist Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell / HadesTown / Ani Difranco). A brand new album born of that collaboration will be released later in 2023.
Vocalist Sunday Lendis has been quietly emerging from the worlds of jazz, folk and electronic music since she started her solo venture in 2021 alongside esteemed producer and guitarist Ed Allen (Mabgate Organ Trio, Mamilah). Telling tales of hope and adversity, Sunday’s glistening voice weaves through lush guitars and iridescent pianos offering the listener a generous sense of reflection and humanity.
Although brand new, Sunday Lendis has carved out a refreshingly original sound from an assorted list of influences including the works of Jasmine Myra, Snowpoet, Maria Chiara-Agiro and Bahla. As part of the bustling, cross-genre, creative city of Leeds, Sunday & Ed began writing together in the depths of lockdown where their musical partnership began to blossom, exploring the intricate relationship between organic and electronic sounds. They are joined by prominent and distinguished musicians from Leeds – Theo Goss (K.O.G, Ben Haskins Quartet), Joe Wilkes (Awen Ensemble, Yaatri) and Felix Burtulis-Webb (Yaatri, Platimo) – who contribute effortlessly to this emotive and euphoric music.
Her debut EP “Long Exposure” is set to release this spring, which includes a single release and vinyl pressing on Leeds independent label Come Play With Me in January. Already Sunday’s music has gained acclaim with her first two singles accumulating over 2500 streams and receiving praise from BBC Introducing West Yorkshire, Jazz Revelations, Balamii Radio and featuring in Atwood Magazine, Twisted Soul, Le Future Wave as well as Spotify editorial playlists such as Jazz UK, Serotonin and Somewhere Soul’s New Music Friday Playlist alongside Raquel Martins & Quinn Oulton. The record is a poetic and bewitching affair, while her captivating and consuming live shows place Sunday Lendis as one to watch in the new era of UK jazz.
£10 Advance/£12 OTD