I hope you don't mind a plug post, it involves great music so you shouldn't. Beautiful Strange returns from a little two month break next Tuesday October 2nd to present the spectacular Woodpecker Wooliams at The Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green. EDIT: Unfortunately this show has been cancelled due to an injury to WW. Further details on tumblr. Still read this post, the rest of it still stands.
A couple of recent live videos will highlight just how much of a treat the audience will be in for, from her recent album the incredible The Bird School Of Being Human, "Dove" (recorded at a recent bandstand busking session) is spine-tingling, the very definition of beauty. Clean harp plucks provide a delicate meandering base for Gemma's heartfelt outpouring of emotions while "Magpie" (recorded at the Brighton album launch show) sees a lone acoustic take the place of harp with eerie strings adding a haunting ambience, mysterious and beguiling Gemma's pure voice and unconventional renditions of songs weave a unique and compelling spell.
That's without even mentioning the sensational hysteria of "Sparrow", Woodpecker Wooliams promises to be a show not to be missed.