Communion presents: John Smith

The Forge

Thursday 27 October 2016 Tickets from £12

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Thursday 27 October 2016
19:30 - 23:00
Tickets from £12
Live Music
Alternative / Indie
Over 14 only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

John has played to audiences all over the world, in living rooms, festival tents and sold-out concert halls. He tours relentlessly with guitar and suitcase, sometimes with a small band, always looking to communicate through a song and to share something intangible with those willing to listen.

John has opened shows for Iron and Wine, John Martyn, Tinariwen, Gil Scott-Heron and John Renbourn; and has performed alongside the likes of Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Martin Carthy, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Rodney Crowell. In his occasional role as session musician he has played for artists such as David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, Joe Henry, Gabrielle Aplin and Lianne La Havas.

It’s all for the love of the guitar. John plays a rumbling fingerstyle and sometimes uses a slide, sometimes plays the guitar on his lap, sometimes he detunes mid-song. His guitar work and honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause.

John has four records out: "The Fox and the Monk" (2006), "Map Or Direction" (2009), "Eavesdropping" (2011) and ”Great Lakes" (2013). These are self-released and available through this website or at concerts.

“He’s a magician” - Ben Howard

“Spellbinding” - Time Out

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The Forge
The Forge 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden London, NW1 7NL

North London

Nearest station:
Camden Town (Tube)


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The Forge is an award-winning, acoustically-designed music & arts venue in the heart of London’s Camden...



The Forge

<p><strong>The Forge</strong> is an award-winning music and arts venue in Camden, which hosts<strong> a diverse and eclectic range of events</strong>, including:&nbsp;Classical, Contemporary,&nbsp;World,&nbsp;Folk,&nbsp;<wbr />Latin,&nbsp;Storytelling, Poetry,&nbsp;Pop, Rock, Indie,&nbsp;Talks, Workshops, Jazz,&nbsp;Funk and Soul.&nbsp;<br />* We also have a <strong>Cantina</strong>, upstairs, serving <strong>Latin American street food and cocktails.</strong></p>


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