Live Music Session #94 – The People Versus + Barney Kenny


It’s always great when a band is recommended and immediately proceeds to blow you away. Especially when it is a band so local. We couldn’t say no really, so grabbed a show as soon as we could. Therefore we are super excited to welcome to The Thursday Night Music Club the brilliant Oxford act The People Versus!

Formed in 2019, The People Versus borrow from a variety of genres and traditions. Their combined voices and instrumental lines swoop, circle and support the beguiling voice and personality of the lead singer Alice Edwards. Each song is taut with feeling and longing, with many inspired by Greek myth and tales from Shakespeare.

The band have performed at Greenbelt and Lakefest festivals, should have been seen at Cambridge Folk Festival last year and are performing at this years Purbeck Folk Festival. They have also played sessions in the esteemed surrounds of the Divinity School and Museum of Natural History Oxford.

Support from local publican and slide guitar whizz extraordinaire Barney Kenny (an artist so great he got named twice). It has been far too long since he graced our stage!

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