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SAVING GRACE with ROBERT PLANT and SUZI DIAN


Support provided by The Rails



Saving Grace……a co-operative including Suzi Dian - vocals, Oli Jefferson - percussion, Tony Kelsey – mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars, Robert Plant – vocals and Matt Worley – banjo, acoustic and baritone guitars, and cuatro.
“…..from a whisper to a scream”


‘So, I’ve been privileged to share some amazing moments with Robert through the years but none were more magical, kind and beautiful than the performance by his new band Saving Grace in Stratford-upon-Avon on Thursday evening. It was an incredible and atmospheric mix of mountain songs, new works and gems from the 60’s with charismatic Suzy Dian on vocals, Tony Kelsey on guitar and mandolin, Matt Worley on banjo and guitar and percussionist Oli Jefferson. So much love in the room. One of the best gigs I’ve seen in years’. Bob Harris (2019)

Having watched Plant live in many incarnations I’ve never heard his voice sounding as comfortable as tonight, at home in the family he has created with these master musicians. Hot Press (2019)

‘….And herein lies part of what makes Saving Grace so special. It's the songs. In a word, they're great. They're great songs to start with, but this band (and it is very much a 'band', in no way a 'victory lap' platform for Plant) takes them to new places…. While you could hear the swampy origins, the magical thing is the way this set is rocked up and reworked with a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, mandolin and cuatro, all delivered with great depth and colour by Tony Kelsey and Matt Worley…Oli Jefferson's percussion is understated and everything this night needs.’ Irish Examiner (2019)

‘…The songs they select are often sung in close harmony, often spiritual and accompanied, appropriately enough, with banjo and acoustic guitar, plus superb electric guitar and rock drumming as well. Even though there were thousands there, the band created an extraordinary level of emotional intensity and intimacy. It was a magical ending to Sunday evening.’ The Evening Standard (2019)

THE RAILS.

The Rails are Kami Thompson and James Walbourne and hail from Camden in North London. The duo got together in 2013 and were soon signed to Island Records legendary pink label. Their debut album 'Fair Warning' garnered 5/5 reviews in the music press and was voted the number one Folk Album for 2014 by Mojo.

The following year the pair won the prestigious Horizon Award for best new artist at the Radio Two folk awards and in 2016 they travelled to America to record their second album ‘Other People’ with Nashville legend Ray Kennedy.


Tours of the UK and America followed as the Rails grew into a five piece electric band.
2019 has seen James and Kami sign to Thirty Tigers (home to Jason Isbell, Sturgil Simpson and Lucinda Williams) and record a brand new album with Stephen Street. ‘Cancel The Sun’ was released in August 2019.

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