An exciting double bill of music from Brooklyn band Kenny Young and the Eggplants and singer-songwriter Rebecca Hollweg
Brooklyn’s Kenny Young and the Eggplants play intergalactic folk-and-roll songs about giant squirrels, scary bits of cheese, malevolent washing machines, and Martian garden gnomes, among other unforgettable topics. They received a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and were selected by Tom Robinson for Best of the BBC Live Radio Sessions. Author Alexander McCall Smith named them in Time magazine as one of his favourite artistic discoveries.
“The Eggplants mix brainy, funny lyrics with a fine sense of what makes pop music wonderful, and are intensely dedicated to showing their audience a good time.”
London-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Hollweg has released 3 albums of her melodic folk-pop songs to critical acclaim and national BBC radio play. Her live radio appearances include BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and The Janice Long Show on BBC Radio 2, and she has been a regular musical guest of poet John Hegley. Rebecca has played all over the UK, Europe and Australia, and this year in several states in the Southern USA. She has toured the UK as the support act for Roger McGuinn of The Byrds and Paul Carrack. Rebecca works with the UK’s top jazz session musicians and here appears with her bass-player husband Andy Hamill (Rumer, Eska, Natacha Atlas, Mark Murphy and Carleen Anderson).
“A singer whom I love very much..a great, great album,”
Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2