A summer of fantastic music from some of the best musicians living locally. There's an amazing line-up each week, with some new performers to Forest Arts who are already making their name in the music scene, locally, nationally and internationally as well as some outstanding old friends. These are free events, but we ask that you book in advance to ensure a seat.The bar will be open, so come along, kick back and enjoy some wonderful music every Thursday evening this August.
Suggested donation £4.
Ella Janes is an independent folk musician, whose love for writing first took the form of short stories, later combining with her passion for music to become songwriting. Her sound draws faithfully from 60s folk artists such as Simon & Garfunkel and French songstress Françoise Hardy, whose music she discovered during her time living abroad in Nantes (France) in 2013. The following year, she supported Simple Minds at Alnwick Castle, before emerging on the London music scene as a resident of Ronnie Scott’s in Soho.
Ella opened for Jools Holland at eight dates on his 2018 Summer and Winter UK tours, finishing with a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 1st December. She opened 2019 with her new single 'Passenger Plane' and is set to release new original music throughout the year.
Charlie Cole is a Guitarist and Singer Songwriter based in Wimborne with her young family. Her music sits on the edges of a number of genres including Rock, Blues and Country with an Outlaw style and an Outlaw heart. US fans have described her sound as “Southern Roll & Outlaw Rock with footstompin Rhythm n Blues”. Releasing her debut EP ‘Significant’ at the start of this year, Charlie has been featured on both Planet Rock and BBC Radio. She is endorsed by award winning U.K. guitar builders Faith and plays a Venus Blood Moon acoustic alongside her Nashville Telecaster and Cigar Box guitar.
Charlie grew up on a healthy diet of 90s Rock and Grunge music just North of London and started songwriting and guitar playing at an early age. Her biggest influences shaping her rock n roll heart are Jimi Hendrix, The Stone Roses and Pearl Jam.
Empty Frets is led by Steve Adams, a Lymington guitar player & song writer whose New Forest music is enthusiastically covered by locals. His band, Empty Frets, give his original material, and some favoured covers, a Rootsy Rock edge.
Book your tickets to Green Room Live at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!