Vera Van Heeringen Trio at Lodge at Lochside
It's unusual to find someone who's as good a songwriter as an instrumentalist. Vera van Heeringen is that person. A consummate guitarist, highly acclaimed by her contemporaries, she brings the instrument to life in way that is entirely her own. Vera also writes songs and tunes which deliver straight to - and from - the heart. Firmly rooted in Transatlantic traditions, her original contemporary Americana showcases both these skills: firebrand instrumental virtuosity and poignant, emotionally astute songwriting.
An early starter, raised in the acoustic music scene in her native Holland, Vera has been performing from the age of 16. Vera's debut album, Standing Tall, was released in 2012 and marked a change of direction after nearly five years of touring as part of the brilliantly comedic New Rope String Band. In 2015, Vera released her second album, Proper Brew, which features a roll call of top-drawer musicians who share her musical aesthetic amongst them Tim O'Brien, Dirk Powell, Rayna Gellert and Kris Drever. Vera's currently working on her third album.
A compelling performer, Vera conveys an easy warmth on stage. Her live performances are intimate, understated affairs, allowing the music to speak for itself. Stripped back, potent, and full of groove. Outstanding flatpicking, fulsome fiddle playing, heart-breaking lyrics, assured natural vocal tone and driving tunes are all integral to the show.
Vera tours with a watertight acoustic trio featuring harmony king Dave Luke on guitar, vocals and mandolin, and double-bass stalwart Andy Seward. Dave has been the backbone of many hard-working country bands and toured extensively with Nashville singer songwriter Gail Davies, playing venues like the Grand Ole Opry. Musician and record producer extraordinaire Andy Seward was part of folk darling Kate Rusbys band as well as working with Eddi Reader, Richard Thompson, Andy Cutting, Martin Simpson and Brooks Williams.
Not only can she write imaginative songs she can play the acoustic guitar better than most Alan Harrison, NoDepression
Combining a hauntingly beautiful voice with some mean guitar skills
Summertime Americana Festival 2017, GigsNorthEast
Heeringens beautiful use of tone, vocally and on guitar, held the audience in awe throughout. She eased, seamless through a delightful set of nearly all her own work.
Jumpin' Hot Club, Newcastle 2016, Northern Echo
A more low-key delight was provided by ace guitarist Vera van Heeringen and her trio, delivering classy and effortlessly brilliant songs to an entranced Club Tent
Cambridge Folk Festival 2018, Americana UK
Her graceful playing is of the kind of a good malt, it tends to seep into ones soul, gently Maurice Hope, Flying Shoes
This lady oozes class
John Atkins, fRoots
A fantastic opportunity to see this fabulous trio play in the beautiful surroundings of Lodge at Lochside. BYOB, non-alcoholic refreshments available to purchase.
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