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PHIL TYLER & SARAH HILL + MEN DIAMLER
September 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Upset The Rhythm presents…
PHIL TYLER & SARAH HILL
Monday 25 September
West Hampstead Arts Club, 32 Mill Lane, London, NW6 1NR
7.30pm | £7.50 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/q7a22698549a
PHIL TYLER & SARAH HILL met in Newcastle, where they sang Sacred Harp and songs in folk clubs. After a while, they decided to record an album together, but not long after this, after one sole gig with Alasdair Roberts, Sarah’s work took her to live in Brighton. Fortunately, their far-flung locations didn’t disrupt the musical partnership too much, and last year saw their stunning album ‘What We Thought Was A Lake Was A Field Of Flax’ released on Ferric Mordant. Their songs are primarily traditional, learned from versions by folk legends like Shirley Collins, Bob Copper, Martin Carthy and Peggy Seeger, although two – Sweet Lemney and Golden Lads – have tunes by Tyler and the latter words from their mutual friend Jo Ellis. The album was recorded by Newcastle artist/producer Phil Begg in an unadorned, simple manner that captures the warmth of Hill and Tyler’s voices, the interplay of their duets and Tyler’s fine guitar, banjo and ukulele playing.
MEN DIAMLER is a singer from the deepest, darkest Wales, who began unravelling the dark swab of provincial England through song in 2005. A serial songwriter and performer of some repute, he has cited Jacques Brel, Townes Van Zandt, Alan Vega and Iggy Pop as influences. He recorded sessions for Marc Riley’s 6 Music Show, Radio X and Resonance FM. Men Diamler’s performances are now very rare since he has taken up a more lucrative career in traffic counting.