‘Gig at the gallery’ – The Portraits
Hosted by BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music’s Justine Greene
Saturday 25 January 2019
Open from 7pm – gig starts 7.30pm
Due to popular demand after the duo’s sold out album launch concert at the gallery in September 2019, Andelli Art have invited The Portraits to return and commence the ‘Gigs at the Gallery’ series for 2020.
The husband and wife acoustic duo Jeremy and Lorraine Millington, a.k.a. The Portraits are playing another intimate and exclusive set with extremely limited places. Their performance will include songs from their new record ‘For Our Times’ and selected works from their fifteen years as The Portraits. New songs by the Somerset duo will include the crowd-sourced March 2019 single ‘Harmonise’ which makes it onto the duo’s new long player and the heartbreaking ‘Except For Me’ about a young woman sent to a home for unmarried mothers in Ireland.
The Portraits, who have performed at six Glastonbury Festivals and been championed in the past on Clare Balding’s and Jeremy Vine’s BBC Radio 2 shows, with Clare describing the duo as “So Beautiful, So Powerful”, have honed their storytelling song style over their years working together, producing today a worldly and intoxicating mix of Anglo-Irish harmonies and upbeat catchy tunes, their songs linked together by a recurring theme of unity and peace.
Purchase tickets here
A bar will be run on the night to raise funds for the Blue School PTA, who help to fund essential projects at Wells’ main secondary school.