So ‘Nashville Meets London’ has been and gone for another year and I must admit it was my first year!! Can you believe it? I’ll tell you, I can’t! This past weekend was just fantastic, in my opinion a huge rival for best weekend of the year with C2C (gasps!), but seriously this little, FREE(!) festival hones such great morals. It’s all about the music and introducing newer, lesser known artists. It seriously rocked Canary Wharf’s, Canada Square this year. Dominating the line up were female front runners of the UK country scene Jade Helliwell, Frankie Davies, The Adelaides, Two Ways Home and The Worry Dolls, each owned the stage in their own way and entertained the apparently largest NML crowd yet.
I wanted to quickly jump in here today, to feature new Nashville based duo The Sisterhood Band. These talented young ladies we have yet to feature on Belles and Gals, ultimately due to the fact they have only been together a year. After seeing their performance last weekend, this baffles me.
Showcasing flawlessly intricate harmonies paired with a simple backdrop of instrumentation, it is achingly clear to see the duo’s star-studded inspirations, that hale from their immediate family. None other than Kathie Baillie, Michael Bonagura and multi selling platinum rock star, Rod Stewart. Blending the alt-country folk vibes with the boho style they exhibited, a sheer demonstration of professionalism and musical understanding had the crowd captivated from the minute they stepped on stage.
With this high energy performance, sparked with passion, wit and sass, the return of Alyssa and Ruby will be much anticipated, and I can bet ya it’ll be C2C! BUT, if you can’t wait until then, the fiery duo will be warming up Steven Tyler’s crowd at the O2 Forum Kentish Town, this Tuesday (7th August), get your best, western sparkles on and go and check out what these girls are really about, they’re only just getting started and I am so excited to see how their career will unfold in the years to come.
Also, go and listen to the stunning debut EP ‘Summer Setlist’.
Article written by Shannon Hynes (twitter.com/s_hynesmusic)