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Polly Paulusma plus Jon Thorne

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Polly Paulusma plus Jon Thorne
Polly Paulusma plus Jon Thorne

Time & Location

04 Oct 2024, 19:30 – 22:30

Newport, 14 High St, Newport NP20 1FW, UK

About the event

Polly Paulusma

Jon Thorne

04/10/24

£15 adv

16+

7:30 doors

Since her debut ‘Scissors In My Pocket’ in 2004, Polly Paulusma has released five studio albums and five sibling and alterno-albums with Bjork’s label One Little Independent, all straddling the acoustic, singer-songwriter, jazz-inflected indie-folk and trad folk genres. 

She has supported Bob Dylan, Jamie Cullum, Coldplay, Marianne Faithfull, The Divine Comedy and a host of other notable artists in her 21-year career, she’s toured the USA and Europe as well as the UK, and played Glastonbury, T in the Park and V Festival among many others.

Her sixth studio album ‘Wildfires’ will be released this coming autumn. ‘Wildfires’ is an extended immersive performance piece of spoken-word and song produced by legendary producer Ethan Johns (Ray Lamontagne, Laura Marling, Ryan Adams) and features the talents of Johns on drums, jazz pianist Neil Cowley (Neil Cowley Trio), and double bass pioneer Jon Thorne (Lamb, Yorkston Thorne Khan) alongside Paulusma’s swooping vocals and idiosyncratically robust guitaring. 

Over two hours in two parts, and recorded mostly live, its material analyses the different ways we love, from childhood friendships, heated crushes,

more meaningful long-term slow-burn relationships and even love from beyond the grave.

DUO

Paulusma also plays a kinetic show of songs accompanied by Jon Thorne (as above mentioned) on upright bass. Together they play a selection of songs from Paulusma’s six albums to date, which have been steadily released since 2004.

The musical connection between Paulusma and Thorne is something to behold; together they swoop and glide through songs from all of Paulusma’s albums, the latest of which Thorne has also recorded with Paulusma. 

Combining bawdy humour and anecdotes with extraordinary songs that touch on love, loss, grief and philsophical enquiry, Paulusma and

Thorne lead their audiences on a journey of laughter and tears.

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