Sad House Daddy presents Starry Starry Nights, a weekly live show held every Wednesday in East London upstairs at The Star by Hackney Downs. Doors are at 7.00pm and entry is £5 on the door. Tonight is a special show as we bid farewell to one of our favourite and most regular performers, Hackney's very own Kitty Day, as she sets sail for a new life on the other side of the world in New Zealand! Some of London's finest singer/songwriters are turning out to pay tribute tonight, here's the full line-up:

Inspired by jazz harmonies, soulful melodies and folk stories, Leicester-born Sascha Osborn has been passionate about music and singing for as long as she can remember. Growing up to the sounds of Maria Callas, Jacqueline Du Pre, Benjamin Britten, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly and BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 60s, Sascha moved to Sheffield in 1991, where she discovered a world of electronica, neo-soul and folk music. In 2008 she relocated to London and started writing songs on the acoustic guitar, releasing her debut EP "Love Finds you" in 2015.

Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Robert Chaney projects his songs through a dusty existential lens aimed at the American South, taking inspiration from such varied influences as film directors François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, authors Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Connor and singer/songwriters Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt. His stark, gothic ballads are woven from criminal acts, tabloid headlines and love affairs with echoes of the dusty shellac blues of the '30s, the hyper-violent pulp noir of the '40s, the folk revival of the '50s and the French celluloid new wave of the '60s. He released his debut album "Cracked Picture Frames" in 2015, described by No Depression as "a wonderful album."
“I couldn’t stop listening. I’m tipping him for great things” - The Steve Lamacq Show, BBC Radio 6 Music
“Sharp, intelligent, thoughtful, and moving” - Folk Radio UK

9.20pm KITTY DAY
Yorkshire born and raised, multi-instrumentalist Kitty Day's musical education ranged from classical to jazz. She writes deeply personal folky songs and ballads about love, loss and shipwrecks performewd with a deft fingerpicking guitar style. Citing influences including Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Leonard Cohen, Jeri Southern, Nick Drake and Nina Simone. Kitty has released two albums, 2011's "Master & Pioneer" and 2013's "Life Is Warfare And A Journey Far From Home", and last year was invited to perform at the prestigious singer/songwriter festival Upstart Crow in London's Spitalfields. Kitty is the only artist to have covered Don McLean's classic 'Vincent' on the Starry Starry Nights stage (from whence it takes its name) and tonight will mark her sixth appearance here.

Gabriel Angel Moreno is a published poet and singer/songwriter from Gibraltar. His songs fuse Mediterranean rhythms with folk arpeggios performed with the distinctive sound of the nylon-string classical guitar. Having played with multiple bands in Gibraltar, Italy, Peru and Barcelona, Gabriel is now based in London with strong links to the city's alternative Americana, folk and singer/songwriter scene as curator of the acclaimed The Lantern Society. Influenced by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Bill "Smog" Callahan, Nick Cave and other poetic singers, Moreno is known for his powerful performances and boundless passion. As well as having eight collections of poetry published in Spanish and English, Gabriel also released his brilliant debut album, "Love and Decadence", in 2015.