Guest Blog | We Come Alive featuring Kristen McClement, Rachael Dadd and Laish

Danny Green is the brains behind Laish an occasional blogger for FFS, he launched new London night ‘We Come Alive’ in 2014.

Dear FFS,

This Sunday is the next instalment of the We Come Alive venture, my monthly evening of carefully curated music with inspirational bands and songwriters at The Harrison, Kings Cross, a pub with amazing ales, great food, smiling faces and a great sounding music room. So far, acts have included The Wave Pictures, Rozi Plain, Seamus Fogarty, Mary Hampton, Little Arrow, Alabaster Deplume and Benedict Benjamin. Each one has been a revelation in intimacy and has attracted audiences that listen carefully and are invested in the evening.

This weekend’s line up is incredibly special.

  • Rachael Dadd, full band
  • Kristin McClement, full band
  • Laish and the We Come Alive Evening Chorus

You can pick up tickets from we got tickets.

Rachael Dadd

Rachael Dadd is originally from Bristol but we can consider her an international artist. This is her first and only London show of the year. A genre blend of folk, experimental and joyous pop, her unique voice and disarming lyrical world has long defined the niche genre she has carved out for herself. Appearing for us with her incredible virtuosic full band, we will experience the full force of the pulsing poly-rhythms, prepared-piano, guitar, banjo, xylophone, synths, clarinets and steel drum.

Rachael has toured the UK, Europe and Japan relentlessly and has taken to the stage at countless festivals including Glastonbury, End of The Road, Green Man, Wilderness, No Direction Home, Truck, Boomtown and Mandstock.

Kristin McClement

Kristin grew up amongst the wild open country in South Africa, and moved to England aged thirteen. She picked up her first nylon string guitar and began writing songs, moving to Brighton soon to catch the attention of the The Willkommen Collective whose members included The Leisure Society, Eyes And No Eyes, Laish and Sons of Noel And Adrian. Her debut album, The Wild Grips, has just been released to ecstatic praise. She will be performing with Jools Owen, the finest drummer in Brighton.

Laish and the We Come Alive Chorus

As band leader for Laish and promoter for We Come Alive, I will be performing a reprise of the set performed at the Union Chapel last Saturday. Expect a hypnotic collection of songs on acoustic guitar with Tom Chadd on piano and the We Come Alive Chorus who are a rabble of friends made up of members of Sons of Noel and Adrian, The Mariner’s Children, Alabaster Deplume, Kristin McClement, Scarlet Starlings.

I recommend booking tickets in advance. I also recommend getting there early for a roast. The food is sublime!

We Come Alive / Laish