The Raven @ The Goose Is Out! Upstairs at The Mag, Friday 11th May, 211 Lordship Lane SE22 8HA. Doors 7.45pm £6.
Floorspots always welcome.
The Raven originally appeared at the Goose supporting Spiers and Boden, and we liked them so much (and you did too!) we asked them back to headline at the Mag.
The Raven are Stephen Moncrieff on guitar /vocals, and Carolyn Forbes on vocals/flute/guitar. They perform their own arrangements of traditional folk songs from Britain and Australia as well as covers of some of their favourite folk-style songs, and a few self-penned pieces.
Separately both Steve, from Liverpool, and Caz, from Australia, have been playing and performing for many years. Steve originally played saxophone, performing in bands and as a session musician in Liverpool. Since moving to London he moved to playing guitar, having been influenced by artists such as John Martyn and Nick Drake.
Caz comes from a family of musicians, and has been singing since she was very young. She was introduced to folk music in her teens and has enjoyed performing solo and in groups ever since. Ste and Caz met a number of years ago at a gig they were both involvedin, but it was not until 2008 that they started working and performing together in London.
Since this time they have played in a number of London venues, including folk clubs and acoustic music nights.