The Rogue Folk Club presents

Grace Petrie

 

THURS

NOV
7
 

doors

07
00
PM

show

08
00
PM
 

MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i

3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano

Accessible All ages

$30 in Advance | $35 at the Door

(NO service charges)

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Grace Petrie (born 1987) is a British folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Leicester, UK. She was hailed in The Guardian as “a powerful new songwriting voice” in 2011.

A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere, across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.

In 2010, folk legend (and Petrie’s personal hero) Billy Bragg heard her music and invited her to play at Glastonbury on the Leftfield stage, sharing a stage with Bragg and Frank Turner. At Leftfield she went down a storm and, in Bragg’s own words, “stole the f@!#ing show, sister!”, leading to more shows on the same stage as the likes of Bragg and Emmy the Great.

‌She has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and in 2019 supported Frank Turner on his UK arena tour. She has made her mark in the comedy scene regularly supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long on tour and she has also collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger. She regularly tours sold out shows across the UK and has appeared at an eclectic genre-crossing mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, Blissfields, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt, Cambridge Folk Festival and in 2019 played The Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

Through all of this she has quietly become one of the most respected songwriters working in the UK today. She has been a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show, has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts and has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and The Independent On Sunday and in 2019 is nominated as Musician Of The Year in the Diva Awards.

‘She offers hope and solidarity, born out of absolute conviction and with no trace of empty sloganeering….this wake-up call is one to be both welcomed and wholeheartedly embraced.
fRoots

‘Petrie has delivered a personal and political statement of the highest quality in a magnificent tradition.’
Morning Star

‘An album of personal and political power, passion and perception, it is hugely persuasive proof that Petrie most deservedly earns her place at the table.’
Folk Radio

‘She’s the urgent, pulsing, compassionate talent this world desperately needs.’
Deborah Frances-White writing in The Observer

‘Probably the most intelligently crafted album you’ll hear this year’
****R2

‘Just when you thought that what folk music needs right now is a strident left-wing female causing a bit of carnage, here’s Grace Petrie.’
**** Mojo


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