New Roots presents Our Man In The Field, with support from Fairhazel.
“Modern words to a vintage soundtrack” . One of New Roots’ most exciting discoveries of 2019 comes to The Harrison in full band guise (drums, bass, guitar, cello and pedal steel). You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve heard Our Man The Field somewhere before. He records live with his band just like the best of his influences; Neil Young, Van Morrison, Credence Clearwater Revival, Ryan Adams and Wilco. His own sound is undefinable but familiar and has been compared to modern day artists such as Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Foy Vance and Joe Purdy.
Think of Our Man In The Field – AKA Alexander Ellis – as an independent correspondent and his songs as dispatches from his travels. He has assembled a band of the finest players and together they give a deeply personal yet wholly cathartic performance, like an off the record admission from you to yourself.
Fairhazel is the moniker for the artist Hugh Macdonald who has been releasing music for several years under his own name, performing at TEDx, Ronnie Scott’s and Sofar as well as countless gigs across the US and the UK. A citizen of the world, he grew up in Paris and Cape Town, going on to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he experienced a whole new culture and with it experiences that would inspire a new sound- folk music drawing lyrical and melodic influence from jazz and psychedelic music , rooted in a raw acoustic aesthetic.
Tickets £8.50 adv HERESource: The Harrison website