The first time we encountered Various Guises we didn’t know we had. It was at a vegetarian Palestinian restaurant in Stoke Newington and they happened to be playing an unplugged session. We couldn’t really hear them across the buzz and chat of everyone eating but it sounded good enough that we stopped talking and tried to listen.
The second time we heard them was at a Folkroom gig and this time we could hear every word and it was extraordinary. One of the things we love most about Elbow Room is that when we come encounter an artist whose work blows us away we have the pleasure of inviting them to join this wonderful community.
When organising Elbow Room Live at the Bicycle Shop in Norwich I jumped at the chance to invite Various Guises and share their music with everyone. If you are in Norwich come down and join us for two sets from various Guises and readings from UEA students and staff, past and present.
Until then here is a little taster…