Songs with stories inspired by the great singer-songwriters of 50 years ago.
LARKHAM AND HALL are stalwarts of the Bristol music scene. As songwriters, they dig deep into real-life stories to bring bittersweet narratives of hardships, travel, work, love and family. Inspired by the folk, country and blues movement of the 1960s and 1970s, their music is often said to be reminiscent of the great songwriting of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. They are inspired by the stories of everyday people – their strength and resilience, heartache and loss. Their interest in mental health extends into their work with their own music and mental health charity (Mind Your Music) and years of music workshops in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres.
Elliot is known to bring several guitars on stage – his travel-scarred Martin guitar, the Crafter he has written 2,000 songs on, his beloved green Stratocaster (which has many stories attached) and his nylon-string Spanish guitar. His passion for flamenco music is audible throughout his songs. He and Sarah both play guitar and mandolin, and their vocal harmonies have been crafted and polished over ten years of playing music and singing together. Although their music loosely falls into the Americana/roots genre they cut across a wide range of styles using guitar, Spanish guitar, mandolin, percussion and harmonica.
They love to entertain an audience with stories of their travels, interspersing songs with light-hearted humour or a tale to bring a tear to an eye, backing up the songs with the inspiration behind them.
‘A rough, gruff and tumble voice that pulls away at lyrics this good is the kind of daydream we need in England to reignite a spark for credible new songwriters. Fans of folk, poetry and rock ‘n’ roll should pay attention to this wholly earnest and breathtakingly awe-inspiring rogue’
To find out more head to: www.larkhamandhall.co.uk or listen on https://youtu.be/tT5NP_Jp6Ec