with special guest Hannah Jarrett Scott
7.30pm – Midnight
It’s going to be a special night of exceptional female voices…
We had to pinch ourselves when the amazing Rachel Sermanni gave us a resounding YES! when we asked if she would headline our 52nd show on Saturday 17th June. How exciting is that!! And then the added bonus of the talented Hannah Jarrett Scott…
The music of Folk-Noir Balladeer, Rachel Sermanni, has the flesh of Folk but, if you were to cut the skin, you’d find it pumped with contemporary, genre blended blood. Born under a rainbow, in Raigmore hospital, on the 7th November ’91, Rachel Sermanni has grown into a writer, musician and artist. In all that she creates, it seems, there remains a preservation of the pure and mystical, symbolic in that beam of fragmented light that shone, 25 sun-spun years ago.
In 2011, Rachel Sermanni released her first EP, The Bothy Sessions, recorded quite spontaneously, deep in a Highland forest with 10 friends. Soon to follow came the studio EP, Black Currants. And on the 12th September 2012, Rachel’s debut Album, Under Mountains, was set free into the ether. Produced by Ian Grimble (Travis, Manic Street Preachers, Texas…) and recorded at Watercolour Studios nestled among big, purple hills in the West Highlands, Under Mountains was Rachel’s first full musical contribution to the world. And the world opened it’s doors.
Have a listen to this gorgeous track…
In March 2014, hiding in the sticks of Nova Scotia, Rachel sowed the seeds of a new creation. Tied to The Moon is Rachel’s sophomore studio album. It was released in July 2015 to wide spread critical acclaim. The songs follow the theme of being ‘Like a Moth’; of being in darkness but drawn to the flame. To hear it is to take a walk in the moonlight.
Her most recent release was a small EP named Gently. And it is as the name would suggest. Gentle. Listen and weep…
Rachel Sermanni’s creativity hasn’t burgeoned without help, of course. Friends, family members, peers, teachers and employees have always been supportive and often very wise in their advice or observations. And you’ll find that most of her astrological being resides in the 5th house, otherwise known as The House of Fun. Whether you adhere to horoscopic notions or not, it works as a succinct explanation in this case: Having so much planetary energy in the 5th House means that Creation equals Existence; Creative expression equals Happiness.
Introducing Hannah Jarrett Scott
We are also delighted to announce our opening act for this show – the fantastic Hannah Jarrett-Scott who has just launched her first EP, Pictures, to critical acclaim. Watch this lovely film of Hannah busking or go to her Soundcloud Page
So you think you’re funny?
At Letham Nights we are no fans of walls and boundaries. So on October 7th 2017 we will be breaking boundaries again and hosting our first and undoubtedly hilarious COMEDY NIGHT! This will be a special memorial show to a great friend of ours with our main act taking no fee and the proceeds going to MacMillan. Again, we will keep you posted with details.