Alt-folk band Moulettes join the ‘Scouse Springsteen’, Robert Vincent for a night of modern folk in the intimate surroundings of the Roundhouse Hub. The Roundhouse Choir will open the event, performing two songs.
“Moulettes”:http://www.moulettes.co.uk/ are an alt.folk-rock band from the southern and western counties of this fair isle. They have been together since their mid-teens, earlier this century, and have just released their second album. Ex-Moulette Ted Dwane, now of Mumford & Sons recently returned to the fold to help record this new collection, The Bear’s Revenge, and earlier this year they played several dates with the Mumford boys. Moulettes’ charismatic, idiosyncratic brand of modern folk music – which incorporates elements of prog and alt.rock, pop and Classical- has bewitched crowds at many festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival, Larmer Tree and Latitude where they played the BBC’s Late Junction stage.
If there’s a lot of half-finished, semi-fulfilled, vaguely unsatisfying music around these days – songs that say nothing to you about your life – then maybe it’s because the people who make it haven’t lived much of a life themselves. Not so in the case of “Robert Vincent”:http://robertvincentmusic.com/, the searingly honest Liverpool singer-songwriter whose mix of folk, rock and country is like a Mersey Van Morrison or a Scouse Springsteen. Born in 1981 into a house that rang to the sounds of Johnny Cash, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, Robert knew before he was five years old that he wanted to be a musician. When he became a father at 17 he had to balance the hard graft of life in a working band with the responsibility of providing for a family. He’s seen setbacks and false dawns, he’s come near to success only to have it snatched away, but he’s never lost his faith in his music. And now that faith is coming good.