Thursdays are wholly underrated. Thursday’s are pub quiz, nearly weekend, half-decent TV days. This Thursday (18th October) sees Karima Francis, flanked by Bill Orrick and Georgie Rose at The Ruby Lounge. It’s in aid of Oxjam; Oxfam’s cooler, musical little brother, brought to you by writers-turned-promoters It Sounded Sweet.
Georgie Rose stands out from the multitude of ‘Rose’ suffixed singer/songwriters by being magnificently gutsy and occasionally dabbling in the harmonica. Like her Nottingham compatriot Jake Bugg, she’s still in her very formative years, but offers stripped back acousticism with a punch.
You may or may not have seen Bill Orrick’s folk magic beamed directly into your livingroom during his ‘Sofa Sessions’ residency, which gets a load of talented Lancashire folk to sit on a sofa and play music to the internet. Either way, seize the opportunity to catch him in person.
And then there’s Karima Francis, a Jools Holland veteran and impossibly talented vocalist. She’s one of Blackpool’s finest, having just released her second album ‘The Remedy’, an artful tear-jerker not for the faint hearted. She’s been tipped on countless polls and predictions, but the proof is in her captivating live performances.
Go to The Ruby Lounge, it promises to be spectacular night for a brilliant cause. If nothing else, it will be an above-average Thursday.