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Amy May Ellis / Lorkin O'Reilly / Watch Paint Dry / Felix M-B


Family Tea Records presents a night of live music with...
Amy May Ellis
Over the past 5 years Amy May Ellis has played headline show's around the UK, Ireland and Europe as well as guesting for artists such as Michael Chapman, Rozi Plain, Alessi's Ark, Jackie Oates, Hiss Golden Messenger, Tiny Ruins, Ryley Walker and Willy Mason.
Her full band debut EP "Weathered By Waves” was recorded in York at Crooked Room Studio, and has received support from BBC introducing, BBC 6 Music and Rough Trade.
‘We Got Fire' Amy's second release recently fuelled a full band tour around the UK and Ireland. The songs, written in London and recorded in a Farmhouse in North Yorkshire, seem to have come from a place of restlessness and frustration. The dynamic between the full band and solo sound create a space to be engaged with and Amy’s lyrics are a poignant call for movement and kindness. �
'This precocious, magical North York Moors songwriter quietly takes the breath away' - The York Press

Lorkin O'Reilly
Born in Edinburgh in 1994, Lorkin’s early musical education was heavily steeped in the sounds of his mother’s native Ireland. Those early influences are heard throughout his work on tracks like "Alba" "When The Days Cool Down” and "Tuttles Reel"
In 2014 Lorkin moved to upstate New York to work on a farm. In the basement of the farmhouse he found an old acoustic guitar and began writing, resulting in his first E.P.,
"After The Thaw.” Recorded in a single day on two-inch tape, “After The Thaw” is a small body of work that tastefully sets the stage for what would become his debut album, “Heaven Depends.”

Watch Paint Dry
Watch paint dry is the moniker of Elsie Plimmer. Fragile & experimental lo-fi to think and bop to. Beautifully crafted songs with gently swaying loops and vocals. After debuting in Bristol supporting Mr Ben and the Bens, Watch paint dry is back in Bristol to take by storm yet again!!!

Felix M-B
Felix released an EP, ‘The Pipes’, in March 2018, produced by Ben Walker (Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker). The release was followed with an East Coast US tour supporting Lorkin O’Reilly. The pair then toured across the UK in September '18. Now a member of Notts/London duo, Megatrain, Felix has spent much of the last year in the studio, but with new solo work in progress there are plans for more touring and releases later in 2019.

"Last year's 'The Pipes' EP marked Felix out as a bold and distinctive songwriter unmatched on the scene. Whether he's appropriating trad folk songs for our modern era or simply reminding an audience what it is to have your breath taken away by music, he's always worth catching live." ~ Folkroom Records

Doors 7.30, £5 in advance via Headfirst Bristol or £7 on the door