Folk Night – ELLY Tree supported by Misery Gutz

Sun 10 Apr 2022, 7:30PM

Straddling the borders of art-folk, pop and world music with a touch of ska, EllY Tree, are EllY (aka Helen Woodbridge) songwriter on vocals, ukulele, banjo and guitar, percussionist extraordinaire Merlyn Bruce and the sublime bass of Andy Heasman who also adds backing vocals.

MISERY GUTZ aka Charlie Law plays songs to help when he’s in a bad mood. By writing songs exploring the parts of the mind we so often keep hidden, his music is like therapy for the modern age. Hailing from Suffolk, UK he plays music inspired by alt-rock influences from across the pond like Wilco and Phoebe Bridgers whilst drawing influence from British 60s/70s folk acts like Nick Drake and John Martyn.

Reviews for Elly Tree:
“Performed with the glee and passion of artistes in their element after an enforced pause in performing, the playing was varied, everything from gentle picking to energetic, punky strum. The vocals had that same unbridled joy for singing that could be heard every time Mama Cass Elliot sang. The between song banter was humorous and interesting, covering such song subjects as neurological abnormalities and making a coat from the velvety petals of wallflowers.” Dave Hammond review: Autumn 2021
“Quirky, intelligent and irresistible folk songs with a driving ukelele and a voice that seems to summon up the gods.” Kath Tait