An Evening of Piano and Song with Rachael Dadd and Takeo Toyama

Date: Sunday 01 July 2018

Opening times: 19:30 - 22:45


Ticket Price: £7.50 Full price £5.50 Concession

Genre: Experimental Folk


Buy tickets

An Evening of Piano and Song with Rachael Dadd and Takeo Toyama, Sunday 01 July 2018

Rachael Dadd

Living half her time as a traveling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for Rachael Dadd`s innovative songwriting.

With a string of releases in the UK, EU and Japan including her highly acclaimed previous album ‘We Resonate’, contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is currently making a new full band studio album with Jim Barr of Portishead, Marcus Hamblet (James Holden/ Laura Marling/ Bears Den), Emma Gatrill (Matthew and the Atlas, Sons of Noel and Adrian) and drummer Rob Pemberton (Low Chimes, Emily Barker).

Rachael Dadd`s live show takes on multiple forms. In 2016 to 2017 her solo Piano and Projection show received an Emerging Excellence Award and toured venues and festivals in the UK and Japan. She has just completed her first full band tour in Japan attended by many renowned Japanese musicians with talk of the band being “currently one of the best in Japan”.

Rachael has performed at countless festivals in the UK, Europe, Japan and Australia. She has played numerous headline tours in the UK, Europe, and Japan playing to audiences of up to 3000, and has toured with This Is The Kit, David Thomas Broughton, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Rozi Plain and Alessi’s Ark.

An experienced solo musician and in equal measure a keen collaborator, Rachael has previously formed various bands with such as Kate Stables of This is the Kit and Francois of Francois and the Atlas Mountains, and has written songs for some top names in the industry in Japan such as UA and Gontiti. She co-curated The Local’s SHHH festival in Bristol and organized a group exhibition 'DIY is all you need' with fellow musicians and artists.


“Contender for the best of the year lists… brilliantly unusual, unexpected tracks, you never know what she’s going to do next.” – Lauren Laverne
“Bold art folk… accomplished fusion of words, acoustic strumming and wild percussive textures.” – UNCUT 
“Experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Dadd is one of the quirkiest singer-songwriters on earth but she’s also one of the best… a richly eclectic sonic treat.” – HIFI NEWS 9/10
“An artist destined to define the genre.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Rachael Dadd is our most celebrated female artist on Folk Radio UK.” – FRUK

Takeo Toyama (music composer)

Born in Hyogo prefecture Japan on 18th. January 1965. He started his career from the end of 90’s. 1st. album ”ground piano” is released by Yoshihiro Hanno(aka. RADIQ )’s label. 2nd. album “hello 88” and 3rd. “etudes” were released from Karaoke- Kalk label (Berlin). He has used acoustic instruments in electric music.
He went 1st. Europe tour in 2005 with Hauschka and Senking to France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Germany. 6th. album “Waltz in March” was recorded by Hauschka at his private studio. It is piano solo album. Recently, he is involved many project and composes for advertisement films in Japan.

reference movies (all musics are composed and performed by Takeo Toyama): (solo piano) (performed by “Throwing a Spoon” / Takeo Toyama & cellist: Seigen Tokuzawa) (promotion video of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.)


Ticket Information

Tickets are available from:

The Bristol Folk House
40A Park Street

Call: 0117 926 2987

Please note: There is a 50p Administration fee on all tickets

Join our mailing list

Join our mailing list to get notifications of upcoming events.

Sign me up

Find us