Jumpin' Hot Club Presents
LAURA VEIRS & BAND
with special guest JONI
Tuesday 14 June, 2022. 8pm
Rescheduled from Monday 11 October, 2021. Tickets for original date still valid.
£16 adv. Plus booking fee when booked online.
Statement from the band:
aura and her management have made the call to move Laura’s UK dates into 2022. Laura is very concerned about either catching covid early in the tour and having to cancel the remainder of the dates, or catching it towards the end and be stuck in the UK for a 10 day quarantine period unable to get home to her kids.
With a new album being out in April or May 2022, moving the touring to June 2022 seemed the safest time, as well as the most productive and most likely to succeed with new music.
Portland based/Bella Union folk/indie recording artist - Laura Veirs has been a regular visitor to Jumpin Hot Club for nearly 20 years. She has released 11 albums and has toured extensively in her 25-year career. She has collaborated with Neko Case, kd lang, Sufjan Stevens, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists and many others. She’s also a podcaster (Midnight Lightning, about musician parents), an award-winning children’s book author (Libba, about folk musician Elizabeth Cotten), a mother and a songwriting teacher through Stanford University.
Her new album My Echo has been met with critical acclaim:
“The author of some of the most insightful songs in the modern country-folk canon. ‘Another Space and Time’, which uses stings and a bossa nova beat in its pondering of other realities, and ‘End Times’, with its lilting, Sunday-school piano, are just two opportunities to swoon.” Uncut – 9/10
“It’s gorgeous… The 10 songs drift between intimacy and rich instrumentation. Among the many highlights are the lovely I Sing To The Tall Man and Freedom Feeling, where Veirs’ intimate voice and guitar morph into something so lush and bright it feels like somebody switched the sky on.” MOJO ★★★★
“Poignant, cathartic, consistently brilliant… Veirs is one of the greatest American songwriters.” The New Statesman
Rosy, amp-colored vocals reverberate from a small green house tucked deep in the hills of Laurel Canyon. Joni, the project of singer-songwriter Joni Fatora, spent the last year holed up in her home studio writing and recording songs for her 2020 EP, Orchid Room. The result is a haze of intimate songs — daydreamy and feminine, classic yet modern. With a patchwork of influences ranging from 60s Tropicália to early 2000s indie rock, Joni evokes the feeling of indie darlings Cat Power, Feist, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Joni’s childhood was a whirlwind that spanned across three continents. The daughter of a submariner, she spent her formative years in Italy, Japan, and the southeastern shores of Connecticut; the one constant in her life was music. She easily picked up piano and various woodwinds as a kid, but only began writing her own songs after a guitar was gifted during her parent’s divorce.
Orchid Roomdraws inspiration from fictional heroines, vivid dreams, late night drives, and Sophia Coppola films. Joni writes with poetic ambiguity but her hushed vocal remains earnest. From the cosmic slow-dance of Lost in Space, to wistful ruminations on the passage of time in Orange, Joni brings you into a world that’s uniquely her own. She worked with producers Mocky (Feist, Benny-Sings), Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Soccer Mommy), frequent collaborators and hitmakers, Chris Petrosino and Rob McCurdy of Noise Club (Diana Gordon, Daniel Caesar) and mixer Brian Rosemeyer (Cat Power, Kurt Vile).