Roots Sessions – Hattie Briggs & Ben Morgan-Brown
Wednesday, 20 February @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hattie Briggs is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Named Fender Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017/2018 in November 2017, Hattie won the prize of supporting Lucy Rose at the prestigious O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Since making the decision to drop out of a Russian degree in her second year at Oxford University after being shortlisted for a BBC Radio 2 Young Musician award, she has released several EPs, two albums, had airplay on BBC Radios 1, 2, and 6 Music, and embarked on tours around the UK, the Netherlands and the U.S. During her travels she has performed at over 400 gigs, house concerts and numerous festivals (both local and nationally renowned) and supported well known bands and artists, including Lucy Rose at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Ward Thomas at O2 London Brooklyn Bowl, John Smith, Blue Rose Code, Lauren Aquilina, Stornoway, Seth Lakeman and Grant Nicholas (Feeder).
Ben is an Exeter based singer songwriter, influenced by Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Ryley Walker, The Beatles, and John Martyn amongst others. His melodic songs incorporate fingerstyle guitar, altered tunings, warm vocals and honest lyrics. He has performed solo at Acoustica and Boardmasters Festivals, and with Lampliter (Tobias Ben Jacob) at Glastonbury and Green Man Festivals.