× Matilda Mann, Eloise, Hohnen Ford and Lydia Luce Live with Lockeland Strings at Union Chapel

Matilda Mann, Eloise, Hohnen Ford and Lydia Luce Live with Lockeland Strings at Union Chapel


Matilda Mann, Eloise, Hohnen Ford and Lydia Luce Live with Lockeland Strings at Union Chapel in London on December 15th! Announced now and tickets are available! 

Lockeland Strings is a community arts organization that puts on monthly showcases of local artists accompanied by string quintet, alongside performances of new contemporary classical pieces from local composers. With performances from Kacey Musgraves to Lucie Silvas, Lockeland Strings has grown from a house show to the Parthenon and Wilburn Street Studios. It partners with a new nonprofit each month to give a platform to organizations, including the ACLU of Tennessee, Girls Write Nashville, The Little Pantry That Could and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. 

Matilda Mann is a born-and-raised Londoner who has enjoyed an incredibly bright start to her still-young career in music. On the airwaves, Matilda has enjoyed tastemaker support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 where recent single ‘Borderline Insane’ was premiered as Hottest Record In The World ahead of being added to their radio playlist, whereas in the States has enjoyed KCRW & NPR plays.

At press, she’s had similar impressive support from titles such as Evening Standard, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, COLORS, and NME to name a small handful. Offline on stage, she’s supported The Staves and other rising UK talents Holly Humberstone, Arlo Parks and Beabadoobee. 2023 continues to be an important year for Matilda Mann who has plenty of music on the way that’ll further highlight her enchanting, poetic songwriting. Although she is an important new British artist to look out for in 2023, her talent feels more timeless.

Life is a succession of sliding door moments; of split-second decisions and serendipitous diversions, each of which shape your path and irrevocably influence the person you become. It’s a truth that Eloise knows all too well. For her, a missed flight proved the catalyst for a bold artistic shift –an emotional and creative journey documented on her hotly -anticipated debut album. Branching out beyond the soft, jazz-tinged soul of her early work, Drunk On A Flightsaw the 23-year-old singer-songwriter broadening her horizons and applying her pop nous to a much wider palette of sounds. It is a coming of age album about embracing the moment; a heartbreak record that empowers listeners to luxuriate in their feelings –however messy or complicated they may be. As the Billie Eilish and Burt Bacharach-approved star puts it today, “This is the sound of me putting my flag in the ground as an artist"

Born and raised in North London, Hohnen Ford grew up immersed in London’s vibrant Jazz scene, becoming fixated on instrumental jazz music of the 20th Century and later studying Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music. Whilst at the Royal Academy, Hohnen Ford wrote and performed extensively in various ensembles around the UK, whilst privately developing her own sound, inspired by the songwriting of Joni
Mitchell, Bjork, David Longstreth, Stevie Wonder, Big Thief, Gillian Welch, and the composers of the Great American Songbook. Whilst writing and recording her debut release, Hohnen Ford has cultivated a devoted online audience through performances at her piano, live-streamed from her home to millions each week.

On her new album Florida Girl, Lydia Luce offers up a body of work graced with all the transformative beauty of watercolor, at turns delicate, dreamlike, and instantly potent in its emotional realism. The second full-length from the Fort Lauderdale-born singer/songwriter, Florida Girl matches its luminous form of indie-folk with an in-depth examination of Luce’s inner life, exploring everything from mortality to body image to the ineffable intricacy of human connection. As she bares her soul and unburdens her heart, Luce slowly embraces her own infinite complexity—ultimately arriving at the self-possessed state of mind that inspired the album’s title.

For follow-up to her 2021 acclaimed debut Dark River, Luce joined forces with her longtime friends and bandmates Anthony da Costa (Joy Williams and Michaela Anne) and Aaron Steele (Joy Oladokun, Portugal. The Man) to deliver her most intuitively realized and imaginatively composed work to date.

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