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The Sunday Sessions & What's Cookin' present

The Coal Porters

Union Chapel, London, United Kingdom

Sunday 7 May  3:30 PM   Room: Upper Hall (Bar)
£10 | £8 UC members adv + bf   Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
General Admission (unreserved seating) (e-ticket)
$14.19 (+$1.42 S/C)
UC members (unreserved seating) (e-ticket)
$11.35 (+$1.42 S/C)
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

Doors open 3.30pm, music 4pm – 6pm

Tickets on sale with Music Glue (e-tickets only)

Tickets on the door £12

The Sunday Sessions is a fortnightly event featuring some of London's finest acoustic musicians. Enjoy some tasty food and drink then sink into a comfy sofa and spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in the relaxed surroundings of the Union Chapel Bar.

Supported by DPA microphones

Lead by all-round entertainer, man about town,and ex-Long Ryder, Sid Griffin's Coal Porters are one of the best
acoustic bluegrass bands in the UK. The Coal Porters claim to be the world’s first “alt-bluegrass” act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR’s Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The Coal Porters have six albums available. Their most recent is 'No. 6'. No. 6, is produced by John Wood, the legendary British folk-rock mastermind who recorded the classic albums of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Beth Orton and Squeeze. No. 6 is a bit of a departure for the Coal Porters as it pushes their musical boundaries further than ever before.

Firmly established on the UK and European touring circuits and possessors of their own sound the Coal Porters are an acoustic act with attitude. Their live show is polished yet passionate and second to none. Check them out soon and get ready for the ride of your life!


'Pure acoustic bluegrass written and played with natural, and in Griffin's case, native flair' ROLLING STONE
“A feast of highly crafted ensemble playing" UNCUT
“The audio equivalent of a feel-good movie” MOJO