Summer By The River: Ma Polaine

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Taking influence from the noir edges of blues, jazz and country, Ma Polaine have drawn comparisons with many, yet their sound is very much their own. Beth Packer’s distinctive, emotive vocals coupled with her evocative lyrics create a compelling mix of abstract tales, dark humour and raw beauty.

Packer’s electric and double basses anchor the sound, with occasional accordion and harmonica, leaving Clinton Hough’s understated guitar style to play with the space in between.

Their June 2020 album “City of Love” received wide-spread acclaim and earned the band “Best band/duo” award from Fatea Magazine, with MOJO magazine saying they “have evolved a [..] folk-blues-americana style that is warmly familiar yet is sufficiently unhinged to keep you guessing”. The songs received extensive radio airplay including 6 Music and Cerys Matthew’s Radio 2 Blues Show.

LOCATION: Hay's Galleria

PLEASE NOTE: All events are free - no tickets are required. Just turn up and enjoy yourself but be aware that capacity may be limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.