Headliner and one-man explosion, Hamell on Trial, is a dynamic performance informed by politics, passion, intelligence and the all-important sense of humour. Armed with a battered acoustic guitar that he amplifies mightily and strums like a machine gun, a politically astute mind that can't stop moving, and a mouth that can be profane one minute and profound the next, Hamell’s caustic wit and devil-may-care attitude has long been a favourite of anti-establishment icons Aesop Rock, Kimya Dawson, and Ani Difranco.
"Bald, bold and superbad!" Rolling Stone magazine
Opening artist Ruth Theodore is also no stranger to her own political standpoint, fascinating audiences with her gripping honesty and distinctive lyricism. Starting her career as a busker Ruth has since performed alongside many great artists including aforementioned folk legend and label mate Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams, Jane Siberry, Jeff Lang, Chastity Brown and Rory McLeod.
“Having received critical acclaim for her four outstanding and unique records, you’d be crazy to miss this chance to see her” - TimeOut magazine , LondonHamell on Trial Ruth Theodore