Scarlet Kite @ Sheen Folk & Blues Festival

Sunday 6th May, 2018

It's a double header for the band this May Day, as we're also delighted to be invited back to play at the fabulous Sheen Folk & Blues Festival.  We'll be at the Home Guard Club in Barnes mid-afternoon.  More details here:

Ruby Delby + Scarlet Kite @ Walton Folk Festival

Sunday 6th May, 2018

I'm phenomenally excited to be playing at Walton's first ever Folk Festival this May Day weekend, with help from the fabulous Scarlet Kite.  We are playing in the Courtyard at midday.  Read all about it here or buy tickets here:


Scarlet Kite @ the St. Moritz Club, Soho London

Saturday, the 9th of December, 2017

We're delighted to be invited back to Soho's St. Moritz Club for another smorgas board of brilliant local bands.  This time Scarlet Kite will be shaking their tail feathers along with a variety of genre.  Looking forward to seeing you there!  Doors open 7.45.


HG Acoustic Night @ The Home Guard Club, Barnes

Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Scarlet Kite are excited to play for this discerning crowd of musos and folk-rockers for local legend Brian Coope and his strong crowd of followers. We're honoured to be invited to play for such an experienced crowd of music fans, where it's always a case of the more the merrier.  Free entrance with a jug collection.


Twickenham Songwriters @ The Fox, Church St, Twickenham
Thursday, 2nd November 2017

It's great to be back again at Twickenham Songwriters, always such a pleasure to perform for Gavin and the crowd there.  I can't wait to play again alongside a selection of talented artists Gavin's connected with.  Kick-off is at 8 pm.  Free entry.


Ruby Delby & Robert Hamer @ the St. Moritz Club, Soho

Saturday, 23rd of September 2017

I'm delighted to be invited to play at this established London venue to a discerning crowd.  Robert and I will be stepping it up for a Saturday night with plenty of Folk Rock and Country


Soundbite Festival, Ealing

Saturday, 9th September 2017

Scarlet Kite are excited to perform at this fabulous event celebrating the amazing music history and west and south-west London.  An extraordinary and talented line-up with a wonderful sound and film crew are set to make for a spectacular event.   Check out Sound Bite's work - it's impressive, and click here for details of the event:


Special Charity Event @ The Half Moon Putney

Sunday, the 2nd of July

Ruby is delighted to be invited back to perform at this celebration of up and coming talent, show casing the best new artists to have graced their doors of one of London's finest small music venues in 2017.  Ruby will be joined by the fantastic clarinetist Robert Hamer playing a selection of moving originals and thoughtful, contemporary covers.   Doors open at 5 p.m, with Ruby and Robert featured later in the evening.


Twickenham Green Festival

Sunday, the 2nd of July 2017


Scarlet Kite will be live at this fantastic local festival on Twickenham Green.  We are on at 4 p.m. Entry is free, with masses of stalls and entertainment for all. 


New Moon @ The Half Moon, Putney

Monday, the 26th of June from 7.45 p.m.

​Scarlet Kite will be out in full force, bolstering up this talented line-up of new blood with original tunes.  We're delighted to say we'll be joined by The Aultones, with more TBA.  Tickets only £2.50 Available here:


New Cross Inn Charity Night

Saturday, 3rd of June from 4 pm to midnight

New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Rd, SE14 6AS

I am delighted to have been invited to play at this credible indie London music venue, at an excellent event seeking to raise funds for the rare children's illness Rett Syndrome.  Read Time Out's thoughts on the matter here:

More details to follow.​


Sheen Folk & Blues Festival

​Sunday, 30th April, from 1 pm 

The Homeguard Club, 76A Upper Richmond Road, SW14 8LA

​Scarlet Kite are delighted to be invited back to play at one of our favourite festivals, The Sheen Folk & Blues.  We're on at 5 p.m, in amongst a great local line-up.  ​Other top bands include Stiff Joints and Dr. Slideshow.  More details available below:


Hot Vox presents Scarlet Kite @ The Workhouse, Old Street, London

Thursday, 6th of April 2017, from 8 p.m.

Scarlet Kite are excited to play alongside some very talented Hot Vox artists at The Workhouse, an exciting Central London venue.  This will be our first outing with violin player Emily Johnson, playing  fresh new tracks and older classics as you've not heard them before.  Tickets £6 in advance, and will soon be available here:


Singer-Songwriter's night at The Red Lion, Isleworth, TW7

Wednesday, the 22nd of February, 2017

Ruby will be part of the debut line-up for a new event at The Red Lion, celebrating local singer-singwriters given the stage, space and time to really show what they can do.  


New Moon @ The Half Moon, Putney

​Monday, the 20th of February 2017

I am delighted to be invited back to perform at the fantastic venue The Half Moon in Putney, who have such a great musical heritage, having hosted so many of the global names from London over the years.  This time I will be accompanied by Nina Mac and Steve Goslin, and we'll be playing together as Scarlet Kite.


Twickenham Songwriters @ The Fox, Church St, Twickenham
Thursday, 2nd February 2017

I'm delighted to be invited back to perform at this event, designed for experienced singer-songwriters to showcase their material at a venue central to the areas strong music culture.  The Aultones and Lucie Hickie are also appearing .  Free entry.


New Moon @ The Half Moon, Putney

Monday, the 16th of January 2017

I'm over the Moon to be invited to play at one of my favourite venues The Half Moon in Putney, who've hosted great names like The Rolling Stones, The Who and U2.  I'm on at 8.30 pm, alongside the likes of Dead Natives, Jolanga, John Sampson and Chris Haddon.  Tickets just £2.50 available here:


Ruby Delby Live @ The Crowne Plaza, Kensington

31st December 2016, from 7 pm

I'm delighted to be invited to play at this gorgeous Hotel to see in the New Year with some beautiful melodies and wonderful food.  Book here:


She Voices Book Launch

Saturday, 3rd Dec, Richmond Library, Little Green, Richmond, London @ 2pm

Come and sample some inspiring readings from the women of She Voices, a diverse contemporary movement promoting women in English Literature.  The event will launch the She Voices inaugral anthology of short stories, poems and songs and will feature a range of She Voices authors and poets, as well as having live music from Ruby Delby and Steve Goslin.  Free Entry.

Scarlet Kite Live @ The Hope, Peckham

Thursday, 20th October 2016, from 8 pm

Nina, Harmonica Steve and myself return for a headline slot at this beautiful venue in Central London.  We loved playing the New Music London showcase here so much we were delighted to have the opportunity to come back for a full evening performance.  Free entry.


Ruby Delby Live @ The Park Lane Hilton

Saturday, the 15th of October, 2016 from 2 pm

I'm delighted to be invited back for the relaxing afternoon tea session in the Podium Restaurant at London's fabulous Park Lane Hilton, serving up plenty go folk, roots blues and standards.  Booking advised: 020 7208 4022


Scarlet Kite Live at The Red Lion, Isleworth, TW7
Sunday, 9th October 2016, from 3 pm

Nina, Karen, Harmonica Steve and myself have been invited back again to perform live at one of South-West London's most established music venues, The Red Lion.  With fantastic support from mike Lawley.


New Music Showcase @ Belushi's, Hammersmith, London

Thursday, 20th of September 2016, from 8 pm

Nina and I have been invited to join this new music showcase, organised by New Music London, at the beautiful Belushi's in Hammersmith.


Ruby Delby Live @ The Park Lane Hilton
Saturday, the 10th of September, 2016 from 2 pm

Come and relax with afternoon tea in the Podium Restaurant at London's fabulous Park Lane Hilton while enjoying folk, roots blues and standards from Ruby.  Booking advised: 020 7208 4022


New Music Showcase @ The Hope, SE15, London

Thursday, 8th September 2016, from 8 pm

Scarlet Kite will perform at New Music London's showcase event at The Hope, SE15, walking distance from Goldsmith's University and The Ministry of Sound.


Scarlet Kite Live at The Red Lion, Isleworth, TW7

Sunday, 24th July 2016

Nina and myself are delighted to invited back to perform at one of South-West London's more established live music venues, this time joined by Whistle Steve, on penny whistle and Mandolin, and Harmonica Steve Goslin.  We'll be serving up a summer afternoon filled with our own brand of luscious roots, folk and blues from 3 until 6.  We've got support from Frances Eva Leigh, Holly Barker and Irish Pete.  Free entry. 


Hampton Hill Summer Fair

Saturday, 16th of July 2016 from 12 noon​

Scarlet Kite will be building up the line-up for this year's Hampton Hill Summer Fair, hosted by The Star.  Also on stage will be the Crawdaddy Blues Club, Mind Your Head, The Loud Shirts and Into The Blue.  Masses of live music, delicious food, plenty of fresh air, a well-stocked bar and free entry.  Not to be missed.


​Showcase @ Knowles of Norwood, Norwood Road, London SE27

Thursday, 14th of July from 8 pm

Scarlet Kite and I are excited to be spreading our wings around London.  We can't wait to bring our unique folk-blues sounds to South-East London.  We are the third act after two singer-songwriters and before another band.  We will all be showcasing our original music, so come down to hear something different and interesting.  Free entry.


Scarlet Kite support Steve Dan Mills with a Floor Spot @Twickfolk

Sunday, 10th July, Doors Open 7.45 pm

@ The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Nina, Karen and myself are joined by Harmonica Steve Goslin to get Steve Dan Mills started with a bang.  Tickets available here:


Chase Bridge Summer Festival, Twickenham

Saturday, 2nd of July 2016, 11 am to 3 pm

Ruby is running both stages at this summer festival organised to raise money for a local children's charity.  Four hours of gorgeous sounds will eminate from a range of performers, including a fifteen piece swing band, a ska punk band and (if Ruby can catch her breath) Scarlet Kite.  The entertainment is also set to include an Indian Dance troupe, children's choirs, Punch & Judy, rides, stalls, BBQ and more, with a meagre £1 entry fee!


Live Music All-Dayer, Twickenham Alive Riverside Festival

@ The Barmy Arms, Twickenham Riverside, Sunday, the 26th of June from noon

Scarlet Kite are joining the great line-up for this lovely summery event, billed as Twickenham's best free day of live, local music this summer, as part of Twickenham Festival.  Also in the line-up are Alix Anthony, Eel Pie Pirates, The Deputies, T-Bone Band, Liz Arcane & Amuse Bouche, Rocheii and Shelle Luscombe & Lawrence Penfold.  Come down to The Barmy Arms for some soothing Sunday sounds and drink in the gorgeous views over Eel Pie Island.  Free entry.


Summer Music Festival, mystery location in Cornwall

Saturday, 11th June TBC

An Entertainment company we very much admire will launch their live performance network and on-line music hub with this inaugural event, featuring Scarlet Kite and a host of other tasty acts.  Tickets are not yet available, but all will be revealed when the launch details are released.  Watch this space for more, or sign up for live updates here.


Supporting Tia McGraff with floorspot @ Twickfolk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Sunday, the 5th of June from 7.45 p.m.

What a delight to be back at Twickfolk supporting the very engaging Americana artist Tia McGraff and her partner, who recently received a Grammy nomination. Great venue, fantastic audience and the company of first class musicians.  What more can you ask?


She Voices Presents

Author Janet Gover "From Outback to Paperback" + Scarlet Kite + floor spots

Thursday, 4th May @ The Tea Box, Richmond

The She Voices are once again hosting a female author they very much admire, to kick the bank holiday weekend off in style at Richmond's beautiful Tea Box Cafe.  Janet will be sharing the secrets of her journey from rural Australia to international success as an author, while Scarlet Kite will be providing some gorgeous live sounds.  She Voices members will also be doing some readings.


Sheen Folk & Blues Festival

Sunday, 1st May @ The Home Guard Club, Richmond Road, London, SW14 8LA

​Mayday Weekend at The Home Guard once again Sheen Folk/Blues Festival will provide a feast of music across the Folk-Blues-Country-Rock Spectrum - featuring five local bands and some very special guests.  The Sunday is an open-air event with Food & Drink at The Club Bar - Barbecue, Pizzas, Raffle, Tombola, Children-Friendly - Admission Free.  More details on Facebook:


Twickenham Songwriters @ The Fox, Church St, Twickenham

Thursday, the 28th of April 2016 @ 9 p.m.
I'm delighted to be invited to perform at this event, designed for experienced singer-songwriters to showcase their well-crafted material at a venue central to the areas strong music culture.  It's a double billed event with The Aultones.  Free entry.


​The Red Lion, Isleworth, SW London

Sunday, the 17th of April 2016, 3 - 6 p.m.

While away a lazy Sunday afternoon with Scarlet Kite's beautiful sounds at one of London's best underground music venues.  Tuck into a pint or two or maybe a lovely Sunday Roast, as we entertain you with a mammoth afternoon avalanche of chilled sounds.  Free entry.


Sue Graves & Hector Gilchrist with John Prosser & Paul Vile + floorspots
@ TwickFolk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Sunday, the 19th of March 2016 from 7.45 pm

Scarlet Kite have accepted an invitation to support the fabulous Sue Graves and Co with a floorspot at our favourite local folk club, TwickFolk.  Come and hear the "Surrey Nightingale" in action, and immerse yourself in the Hector's traditional Scottish sounds and John's rounded Welsh tones.  Tickets available here:


St. Patrick's Day celebrations at The Waterman's Arms, Richmond

Thursday the 16th of March 2016, from 8.30 p.m.

Scarlet Kite have been invited to participate in the shenanigans at this long-established watering hole for musicians by Richmond Riverside.  We'll be adding in a bit of Irish flavour to our set, just for the craic :-)


Saturday, the 20th of February 2016 @ 8 pm

@ The Red Cow, Sheen Road, Richmond

Scarlet Kite have been invited back to The Red Cow to fill the joint with our own unique take on life, love and the universe through music.  We're doing a double header with another great local band.  It's free entry, so why not come down for a pint.


Sunday, the 14th of February (2016) @ 7.45 pm

@ Twick Folk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

I'm delighted to have a full length support slot at Twickfolk this Valentine's Day, with some solo numbers and some accompaniment from Nina.  This time we will be supporting the very talented Ewan McLennan.  Tickets available here:

Sunday, 29th November (2015) @ 7.45 pm

@ Twick Folk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Scarlet Kite and I have a floor spot supporting the immersive and atmospheric sounds of Sarah McQuaid, whose music I very much admire.  Tickets available here:


Sunday, 15th November @ 7.45 pm
@ Twick Folk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

I will be supporting the wonderful Hatful of Rain with a floor spot performing for the great audience at Twick Folk. Tickets here:


Friday, 6th November, Il Casale Restaurant, Hampton Hill

Come down and enjoy some laid back, acoustic solo sets with great Italian food.  What more could you ask?


Friday the 25th to Sunday the 27th of September
Private event on the Greek Island of Crete
Delighted to be performing for some great friends of mine on this beautiful Greek Island for their special event.



Sunday the 13th of September @ 7.45 pm

@ Twick Folk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Supporting the Fos Brothers with a solo floor spot at Twickfolk. The Fos Brothers make captivating melodies with Irish roots and plenty of atmosphere. Tickets available here:…/the-fos-brothers-irish-duo-move-effo…/


Sunday, the 26th of July @ 7.45 pm
@ Twick Folk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Nina Keys and I are delighted to be supporting James Findlay, a fine singer, guitarist and fiddler, and winner of a BBC Young Folk award.  Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door (


Wednesday, the 8th of July
@ The Red Cow, Richmond.  Doors open at 7.45 pm

We are very excited about this Scarlet Kite double bill with US country great Grant Maloy Smith, over for a rare UK tour from his Kentucky home.  Nina, Karen and I will be playing a wide variety of original music, mixing up the instruments and really showing what we're made of.  Grant will be playing his own unique style of good old US country, roots and americana, with a couple of duets for Grant & I.  Great pub, great atmosphere, masses of original music.  Free entry.


​Sunday the 28th of June @ 7.45 pm

@ Twick Folk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham
A Solo floor spot, supporting Hicks & Goulburn's soulful vocals and breathtaking finger style guitar.  I'll be playing the up-coming single Independently Blue (Listen).  Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door (


​​​​​​Saturday the 27th of June: Chase Bridge Music Festival
@ Chase Bridge, Kneller Road, Twickenham, 11 - 3 p.m.

Scarlet Kite will be playing on the main stage at this great fun music festival for all the family, with plenty of live bands, rides, stalls, a football tournament and great food too. 
Our finale will be the forthcoming single They Shot Me In The Morning, played for the first time with the forty-strong Chase Bridge choir: exciting stuff.  Tickets just £1 on the door.

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