The Watermill Sessions Live

Elaine Palmer hosts a sublime evening of Alt-Country, Americana and Folk featuring... Tom Joshua, George Boomsma, People Poems, James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn.

The first event of its kind, The Watermill Sessions Live, brings together some of the finest acoustic based performers the North East has to offer.



People Poems

Indie-folk solo project of Leeds based musician/songwriter Harry Orme. Under the People Poems name he has toured the UK and Europe, and supported artists across the folk/indie spectrum such as Sara Watkins, Big Thie, Emily Portman and Sam Sweeney & Pete Flood (Bellowhead)

George Boomsma

Classically trained and Radio 1 playlisted - George Boomsma is a progressive folk musician from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. George's effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing evoke an intimate atmosphere that silences even the rowdiest of crowds. "If it were possible for Nick Drake and Thom Yorke to collaborate, it might sound something like this.”

James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn

This duo, hailing from Darlington, are driven by James’ searingly soulful country rock voice and Chris’s equally heartfelt guitar playing. Starting to make serious waves with superb songwriting and captivating, earthy live shows they are to be caught early, before the masses catch on!

Elaine Palmer

For her most mature album to date - “Show Me the Way”, the well-travelled North East native has explored her surroundings (both past and present) and used them as a metaphor for her own personal journey. Life, love and landscapes loom large on this finely-crafted album. A celebrated songwriter and performer, Elaine has shared stages with an impressive roll-call of UK and US Americana and Folk artists including Ryan Adams, KT Tunstall, David Gray, Emmylou Harris, King Creosote, Damien Rice and Donovan.

Tom Joshua

With a beguiling vocal style akin to early Fleet Foxes and emotional, rootsy guitar work, Tom Joshua is another rising star in the Teesside musical firmament. At home performing stunning solo sets or with his ever expanding band he can build the dynamic in a song like no other and is a wonderful addition to the Watermill Session event.

Date, Time & Venue

19:30 - 22:00

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Music Room

Ticket Information

Advance Tickets - £10
Tickets are available to purchase from Preston Park Museum or online at
(Service fees apply)

10 (advance tickets)
Age group: over 18