Pepper & Shepherd / Bruise / Mishaped Pearls

Friday 15th July, 7:30pm

Tickets £15 from

St Margaret’s Church are really excited to welcome three well known and critically acclaimed local groups to perform at St Margaret’s for one very special evening. Part of our week long Summer Music Festival celebrating 175 years of St Margaret’s Church.

Pepper & Shepherd
James Pepper and Anthony Shepherd create home-made, homespun folk and roots music drawing on influences such as John Martyn, Tom Petty and Chris Thile. Performing with a verve and passion that has made them one of the most electrifying acts on the UK folk scene, they have released two albums and two EPs.

BRUISE are: Isobel Kimberley ~ Jim Kimberley. Blend the songwriting sensibilities of Joni Mitchell, the production values of Genesis and the epic pop of the Eurhythmics and you come close to describing what Bruise have on offer. Bruise are a unique proposition and the range of their work –from the glorious gritty aggression of their first album “B”’ to the thoughtful tenderness of their newest release “In Animal Character” – Bruise’s voice is authentic and innovative.

Mishaped Pearls
At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, seven piece Mishaped Pearls’ most recent album Thamesis has received outstanding reviews in The Telegraph, The Financial Times, Songlines Magazine, fRoots Magazine, 4 **** in The Guardian, The Scotsman, Maverick Magazine and plenty more. The album has also garnered the highest praise from Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music), Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2), all highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make up – banjo, saz baglama, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, keyboards, electric bass and drums, all led by the mezzo-soprano voice of Manuela Schuette. Their music’s roots in tradition expands into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence.


St Margaret’s Church, Lee Terrace, London, SE13 5DN

020 83189643 (Tue & Wed 9-1pm)


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