With @Steakandhonour Burgers serving outside from 6pm and spiced Mulled Wine made with our own recipe served all evening.
'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about'
Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music
Ned Roberts is an acoustic finger-picker and songwriter based in London. Raised in a musical family (his father is renowned classical pianist Paul Roberts), Ned first started gigging when living up in York, playing old folk covers and the odd Dylan tune. Not long after writing his first songs, he was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record.
The first single culled from these fruitful sessions was "Red Sun", which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and even Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single "Blues #6", featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. Evoking early-period Paul Simon as if recorded late-night at Sun Studios back in the '50's, the track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio.
No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK extensively. On his last outing he attained the much sought after support slot with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell. Ned said: 'Playing to great crowds night after night, watching a performer as adept and experienced as Anais - it taught me a lot and opened up a whole new audience.' Ned has also just returned from Madrid where he performed with Sarabeth Tucek.
A busy few months lie ahead. His debut album due on 3rd November – expertly mastered by John Fischbach (Stevie Wonder, Carole King) – is just the beginning. The album launch in late October and slot at London's rising Merge Festival will kick off an extended UK tour planned for November and December (TBA), as well as an Italian tour in the spring. Notable tastemakers have encouraged this young songwriter to keep his foot down, and Ned is returning to the studio early in the new year to record his second LP.