No guilty pleasures, just class acts at the Eden Café
As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, the Eden Café in St Austell has the perfect antidote, with a weekend full of music.
On Friday, November 9, the weekly gigs continue with a double bill consisting of singer songwriter Jess Morgan and folk rock band The Freedom Guilt Equation.
Jess Morgan, accompanied by her acoustic guitar, has a classic Californian style with a distinctly British twist. Incorporating influences from both her Welsh and English heritage, Jess breathes new life into well-worn fables with her ethereal voice.
In 2010, her debut album All Swell was recorded in Bergen, Norway to critical acclaim. Since then, Jess has toured the UK, Norway, Germany and Holland extensively, gathering a strong fan-base on the way.
The Freedom Guilt Equation will keep the acoustic theme going with a set that explores the depth of human emotions, from guilt to freedom and everything in-between.
The group uses creativity to express emotions and by making music, they hope to encourage others to do the same. Together they have found a sound that draws the crowd in and makes them feel part of the performance.
On Saturday, November 10, folk duo O’Hooley and Tidow take to the stage.
The band is made up of singer songwriter Heidi Tidow and pianist, singer, songwriter and composer Belinda O’Hooley, who was previously part of the Mercury nominated band Rachel Unthank and the Winterset.
Their debut album, Silent June, was one of MOJO magazine’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2010, which has been followed up by the striking and thought-provoking 2012 album The Fragile.
The pair take inspiration from their shared heritage of traditional Irish music and mix it with cheeky Northern banter to reinterpret classic songs and create magical new songs. Their music is both poetic and witty, haunting and humorous.
Ashley van Dyke, Eden Café Manager, said: “This is a really exciting weekend at the café, full of inspiring acts, amazing acoustic talent, delicious food and a roaring fire.”
Tickets to see Jess Morgan and The Freedom Guilt Equation cost £5 or £4 for concessions. Tickets for Saturday night’s show with O’Hooley and Tidow cost £7 or £6 for concessions.
The Eden Café opens at 7pm on both nights, while music starts at 8pm and goes on until late. Delicious homemade food and an array of beverages will be available until late.
To find out more about the Eden Café, go to: http://www.edenproject.com/cafe-in-st-austell