Prepare to be bewitched tomorrow as Hebden Bridge-based Jayn Hanna combines the launch of her new EP with a Halloween-themed gig for which guests are being urged to “dress to distress”.
Although All Hallows Eve falls tonight (Thursday) the other-worldly obsession will be continued at the town’s Trades Club tomorrow as Jayn brings a selection of spine-tingling tunes to the venue (doors 8.30pm).
Darkher is the new incarnation of the former member of ambient dark folk band The Steals, who last made an appearance supporting Low at Halifax Minster last year - an event organised by Halifax music promoters Doghouse.
As a solo singer, Jayn has played at the Trades Club supporting Wooden Wand and his band and also blues and folk duo The Smoke Fairies.
Following a number of other solo shows supporting Robin Guthrie, Dead Meadow, Esben and the Witch, Chelsea Wolfe and Dylan Carlson (Earth), tomorrow’s Halloween themed show will mark the release of Jayn’s Darkher EP. It will feature the full band line-up comprising of ex-Steals band members Chris Smith on drums and Daniel Land on second guitar with the addition of Martin T Wissenberg on bass and the Ladies of Light choir.
Support comes from Manchester-based singer songwriter, Little Sparrow.
The new CD EP will be available tomorrow night, and with only 100 limited edition hand-numbered copies made, they are sure to sell fast. The full Darkher album is due out next year.
Jayn said: “Musically, there is a change of direction from what I was doing with The Steals, keeping the haunting aspect of my vocal delivery but it has an overall heavier sound and mood.
“I’m also playing most of the main guitars myself now, which is opening up more doors for solo performances more than as a full band; the intent being that I wouldn’t need to rely on a band dynamic to be able to play live.”
Early bird tickets are available at £6: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/243247 or at £10 (early bird plus EP): http://www.wegottickets.com/event/243043.
Tickets on the door are £6 members (£10 non-members) plus booking fee.
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