Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith at Campfire Club, with Sophie Janna
Filling London’s green spaces with music, unamplified, outdoors, around a fire, Campfire Club is a unique path for discovering music and London’s hidden nature sanctuaries. From May to September, each week takes you on a worldwide musical journey through the city, with a series of carefully curated, unamplified concerts.
Having searched far and wide for those rare outdoor spaces where open campfires are allowed, as well as the perfect balance of nature and seclusion, there are nine carefully mapped sites across the city, covering the four corners, including; Bethnal Green, Bow, Shoreditch, Islington, Kings Cross, Queens Park, Stockwell, Peckham, and Brockley.
Join us for an evening of inventive and original music from Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, and special guest, Sophie Janna.
"Camping out under the stars sounds like an impossibility in London... Still, it can be done” - London Evening Standard
“a breath of fresh air and a bubble of relaxation in crazy hectic London” - 2017 guest
The Nest Collective, founded by Mercury nominated artist Sam Lee, promotes world-renowned artists creating new music rooted in global movements, creating unique sonorous experiences connect communities with each other, with nature, with music, and with oral traditions, “tending the flame [of tradition], not worshipping the ashes” (Gustav Mahler).
About Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim.
“To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists.” (The Guardian)
The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with stunning musical arrangements and vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice.