Coming to the Kitchen Garden Cafe

From Walsall to Birmingham via Los Angeles.

There are a couple of worthwhile acts playing the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath soon.

Dipper Malkin are a captivating duo, who are rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication. Their highly-anticipated debut release, Tricks of the Trade, was included in The Sunday Times Top 10 Folk/Roots albums of 2017.

Dipper Malkin is the “potent combination” (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians that have spent their careers to date involved in groundbreaking projects. John Dipper (viola d’amore) was one third of The English Acoustic Collective alongside Chris Wood and Robert Harbron and currently works with string quartet Methera, The Emily Askew Band and Alma, while Dave Malkin (guitar, voice) was a founding member of trio Tandem, stylishl combining traditionally informed compositions with live electronics.

They play the venue on Monday 23rd April.

Then on Tuesday May 1st Walsall-born Jimmy Livingstone will be playing as part of a UK tour to promote his second album, Airplane Mode. Described as both an Americana Crooner and a commercial Nick Cave, Jimmy has spent much of his recent time living between London and Los Angeles while his releases have gained rave reviews from both the music and mainstream press.