Sun, 02 Oct|
The Blue Lamp
The Little Unsaid
The Little Unsaid is a musical vehicle for the diverse music of songwriter and band leader John Elliott. Born out of the English indie-roots scene of the 00’s, The Little Unsaid have built up a solid following one tour and release at a time
Time & Location
02 Oct 2022, 19:30
The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU, UK
About the event
The Little Unsaid is a musical vehicle for the diverse music of songwriter and band leader John Elliott.
Born out of the English indie-roots scene of the 00’s, The Little Unsaid have built up a solid following
one tour and release at a time, received glowing reviews and gained the attention of national media
since signing with UK independent Reveal Records (home to award winning international artists such
as Joan As Police Woman, Lau, Kris Drever and Eddi Reader).
In 2021 The Little Unsaid released two albums: the full band & experimental “Lick The Future’s
Lips,” followed by a contrasting, intimate solo winter music reflection “December Songs”.
Both albums were played on radio and reviewed with acclaim, and awarded Album of The Month by
Folk Radio UK (the number one roots media platform in the UK). The band has frequently
collaborated with renowned producer Graeme Stewart (who alongside engineering for Radiohead
has produced Oscar-nominated film scores by Jonny Greenwood) and have received several awards
for their work including:
- The Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award (PRS Foundation & Gilles Peterson, with mentoring from
- Help Musicians Emerging Excellence Award
The band have played a variety of major Festivals (including Glastonbury) and their recent UK tour
was described as “a soaring piece of sonic beauty…one hell of a show” (MusoMuso).
During the Covid lockdowns, John created the Relay album project, collaborating on two covers
albums with artists including Billy Bragg and Frank Turner to raise money for Music Venue Trust.
“A stunning interpretation of contemporary chaos…a gorgeous whiplash of delirium and hazy
reveries” – The Line Of Best Fit
★★★★★ “Mesmeric. Atmospheric. Totally beguiling” - R’n’R (R2 Magazine)
“Bold and different” – The Guardian
“Entrancing… songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach, by a
focus on the emotional weight music can carry” - Clash Magazine
“A stone cold winter classic” - Folking.com
“Fine songwriting and lyricism” - Daily Express
“A stunning group, beautiful album - a call to arms for living your life to the full” - Spalding Guardian
“Blown away! I've lost count the number of times I've played this album and each time I'm convinced
I can hear something new. A wonderful collection” - Fatea
“Positive and celebratory. This band is inventive, intense, creatively diverse (technological meets
organic, sadness meets joy, harmony collides with discord) and culturally astute. Deep.” - Spirit
“Refreshing and fascinating. New and distinctive a trend setter for the future.” - BEST ALBUMS OF
2021 (At the Barrier)
“Songs that peer into the gloom but spark a flicker of light to rise up and change both the world and
ourselves, balancing the musically contemplative with the urge to stomp your feet” - Folk Radio UK
Album of The Month
John Elliott (vocals, guitars, piano, programming) regularly produces records by other artists as well
as composing for theatre and film. He recently performed his live electronic score for the hit play
CRUISE on London's West End, and is currently composing music for two new feature films due for
release in 2022 and finishing the new album for The Little Unsaid.
Alison D'Souza (viola, FX) is a regular player with the London Contemporary Orchestra, and has
performed in various orchestral projects for artists as diverse as Thom Yorke, Dizzee Rascall and the
English National Ballet.
Tim Heymerdinger (drums, bass guitar, backing vocals) is a versatile percussionist and producer
based in Denmark, whose collaborative projects include inventive electro-pop trio Ghosts in
Daylight, as well as performing with many touring ensembles throughout his career.
Mariya Brachkova (bass synth, keys, backing vocals) is an established electronic producer and
classically-trained singer from Bulgaria, who has fronted her own project Fox Hotel for several years
as well as touring with various artists as a highly sought-after session player and singer.