All ages show. 7pm-10pm. £10 adv + bf / £12 doors.
Make way for protest singer, LGBTQ+ activist, folk singer, socialist and social commentator GRACE PETRIE.
Smart, witty, a talented lyricist and electrifying live performer, Grace can take the most hostile room and by the end of the night they'll be singing along "Stand up today that we might save tomorrow!"
It's no surprise she's toured with BILLY BRAGG, performed for 10 years as a self-sustaining DIY artist, and this May reached her £10,000 within 24 hours for her first full studio album 'Queer As Folk', which almost doubled by the end of the two week campaign. In her own words:
"Queer As Folk is a collection of songs that celebrates both sides of the artist that I am: passionate about and deeply inspired by the magnificent tradition of folk music, but seeking and striving always for it to become again the vehicle for radical politics that it once was. Mixing the personal with the political, these songs mean to offer a hand on the shoulder of those whose struggles in this world chime with my own, whether that be with identity, with love or with the faith to fight for a more equal tomorrow. This album is both a celebration of and a step beyond protest singer, offering some of the most urgent and honest song writing I have ever put into the world".
The album includes Grace's take on traditional folk song 'An Old Man's Tale', retitled 'A Young Woman's Tale', a blistering cover of Richard Thompsons 'Beeswing' and the show-stopping 'Black Tie', which challenges gender stereotyping in missive to her Year 11 self.