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Big Ginger Tom Music presents The Portraits with support from Dom Prag
Friday, 18 March, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM£15
We are thrilled to bring The Portraits back to Harwell, this time as a headline act.
Anglo-Irish Acoustic Pop duo The Portraits, aka husband and wife songwriters Lorraine and Jeremy Millington from Galway and Bristol respectively, reached no 2 on the main iTunes chart, and no 24 on the Christmas Day UK Ocial Charts Company Download Chart in December 2020 with their version of ‘Together In Electric Dreams’ featuring a locked down choir and orchestra from Somerset, UK. It was released in memory of all those lost during the pandemic of 2020 and was featured on ITV’s This Morning, BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright In The Afternoon and Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine, and received the backing of Stephen Fry, Midge Ure, Matt Lucas and a host of well-known figures.
Jeremy and Lorraine Millington met in 1995 when working as secondary school teachers on the Isle of Wight. Their life together has taken them to years spent in Bristol, London and most recently, Wells in Somerset, following eight years soaking up the culture and lifestyle of La Rochelle in France, where they moved in 2002 and where they were welcomed into a local community of folk singers of French, British and Irish origin, centred around the town’s Corrigans pub. This had a significant influence on the Millingtons, leading them to experiment with a far more stripped back, straightforward songwriting model, influenced by the French storytelling ‘chanson’ style.
Since 2006, when they launched their first new music under the moniker The Portraits, they have released 8 studio albums and a handful of singles, performed numerous times at Glastonbury Festival and have donated much of their proceeds from CD sales and concerts to a school in Burma/Myanmar that they have supported for nearly 15 years.
Support is from up and coming Dom Prag who recorded his latest album with the help of none other than Phil Beer (Show of Hands).
Doors and bar at 7pm, music at 7:40pm.