Wednesday 15th August

Sad House Daddy presents Starry Starry Nights, a live music event currently held twice a month at The Star by Hackney Downs in East London.. Doors are at 7.00pm and entry is £6 on the door. Tonight is a special show as we welcome back one of our favourite performers, Kitty Day, who set sail for a new life on the other side of the world in New Zealand early last year! Back in Hackney for the first time since, she has picked some of her favourite singer/songwriters to join her for Starry Starry Nights #137: Kitty Day's One More Night! 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. This year brings the release of new songs in the form of Sascha’s debut album, "Looking Out And After," due to be released Autumn 2018.

London based singer/songwriter Alexander Ellis, aka Our Man In The Field, writes musical snapshots from the lives he's observed and the life he's lead. Influences include the open spaces of the North East Coast, the raw energy overflowing into London's sky line and all the people in between. He has released two EPs so far, 2014's self-titled collection and 2015's “And Now Over To Our Man In The Field." From firemen losing their jobs to frustrated war correspondents and much in between, Ellis writes songs about things that matter and sings them like he means it.
“Our Man In The Field isn’t a copycat of other artists... he’s got his own unique sound, his own story to tell, and we think he’s seriously one to watch... we can’t recommend this guy enough" – Amazing Radio

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
“Deliciously dark and brilliantly bleak” – The Blues Magazine (UK)

9.30pm KITTY DAY
Yorkshire born and raised, multi-instrumentalist Kitty Day's musical education ranged from classical to jazz to folk. She writes deeply personal songs and ballads about love and loss, the birds and bees, tall trees and shipwrecks... performed with a deft fingerpicking guitar style influenced by artists including Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake and Laura Marling. Kitty has released two albums, 2011's "Master & Pioneer" and 2013's "Life Is Warfare And A Journey Far From Home," as well as a 2012 EP of Bob Dylan covers, "Kitty Sings Dylan." Now based in Hawke’s Bay, North Island, New Zealand, tonight's show marks her seventh Starry Starry Nights appearance.

Gabriel 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. The album was recorded with a number of musicians from the Barcelona and London alternative folk scene who subsequently became known as The Quivering Poets: Adam Beattie on bass, Pablo Campos on drums, Pablo Yupton on guitar and Barbara Bartz on violin. After 2 years of intense touring, collaborating, performing and creating, Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets released their album, "Farewell Belief," last year.