Warmer is the project of singer-songwriter John Encarnacao, known to Camelot/Django regulars for The Nature Strip, XTC tribute Scarecrow People, the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience, and other delights. As Warmer, John has released three albums: A Prayer For Soft Honey (2002), The Cat’s Miaow (2005) and Spider and Lamb (2011). Aside from a one-off show celebrating label Half a Cow’s 25th anniversary, this is the first Warmer show for 8 years.
After this long hiatus, John returns with a new line-up ahead of a new album in early 2020: Susie Bishop on violin (Chaika, Monsieur Camembert’s Leonard Cohen Show), Tim Byron on keyboards (Suzy and the Snakepit, Fallon Cush), Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, The catholics) and long-time collaborator Jess Ciampa on drums (Camembert, Marsala, Scarecrow People etc).
Expect folk rock with a sense of panache, big melodies, and a lot of heart. Recommended for fans of Elliott Smith, Laura Marling, and Bob Dylan’s Desire period.
Opening the night will be Bree DeRome. “De Rome manages to effortlessly intertwine her vintage influences into songs with a strong pop sensibility and an engaging and mature approach to songcraft” – The Music.