Fran & Flora

April 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Doors 7.30

Fran & Flora 1
** BBC Radio 4 Music Planet’s Album of the Year 2019**

** Nominated for ‘best group’ in the Songlines Music Awards 2020**
‘exquisite album’ – Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 4, Music Planet

‘a string duo bound for glory’ – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

the kind of quality that you couldn’t fake or acquire in a hurry’ – Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 Music

‘thrills & chills in equal measure’ – Mojo

‘Organic idyll…Fran & Flora do wordless sorrow especially well’ – Noel Gardner, The Quietus

‘beguiling beauty’ – Clive Bell, The Wire

‘brave & classy’ – Robin Denselow, The Guardian.

Fran & Flora 2

Described as ‘London’s best kept secret’ by Max Reinhardt (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction) and ‘brave & classy’ by Robin Denselow (The Guardian) Fran & Flora are quickly becoming one of the capital’s most sought after live acts. An eastern-European folk music inspired violin and cello duo with a distinctive intimate and improvisatory performance style, they were selected by BBC Music Introducing to perform at Latitude Festival, which was broadcast live across 2018. Nominated for ‘best group’ in the Songlines Magazine 2020 Music awards,  Fran & Flora are releasing a series of remixes across 2020 by known artists and collaborators including Portico Quartet and Deep Throat Choir. The pair have collaborated and toured with groundbreaking and established artists such as Sam Lee & Talvin Singh OBE for several years, where they developed a deep friendship, and from which their duo project began. Their growing reputation has accelerated since the recent release of their debut album unfurl (Feb 2019) which was produced by Sam Beste from Hejira. Unfurl has gained critical acclaim and attention from national radio, magazines, newspapers and online publications. They have appeared live in session on BBC4’s Woman’s Hour, Cerys Matthews’ 6 Music Show and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Recent performances include Kings Place, Cafe Oto, Eastbourne Folk Club, Klezmer In The Park, Shambala Festival, Shtetl Neukeulln (Berlin) and the EFG London Jazz Festival.