• 05
  • 04
  • 2016
  • 07.30
  • pm


Please note this is an 18+ event

Are We Strangers Now? is proud to present a co-headline show from Norwegian singer/songwriter Siv Jakobsen, and Manchester singer/songwriter Jo Rose!

Support comes from Caoilfhionn Rose.


Siv’s music is beautifully mellow, much like diary-entries – filled with unfiltered thoughts and reflections. With strong references to Laura Marling and Ane Brun, listening to her music is like being a fly on the wall while she sings you her secrets.

Her most recent batch of songs were created in her old 6×7 “bed with a door” room in Brooklyn, NY. The record, “The Lingering,” was released in May of 2015, and has since been incredibly well received in the press, with praise from several national and international publications, including Norway’s biggest newspaper, VG.

A captivating live performer and inviting storyteller, Siv has had the honour of supporting SOAK and Highasakite, played sessions for Daytrotter & Sofar Sounds, and has received praise from several renowned music-blogs, including Earmilk, Paste Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, The 405 and Clash Magazine.

After being playlisted on Spotify UK (over 500,000 streams and counting) and Amazing Radio, and after receiving airplay on several internationally renowned radio stations, including the UK’s BBC 6 Music and XFM, this young Norwegian is steadily making waves in the singer-songwriter world.

“Utterly Stunning.” – Amazing Radio

“With each passing listen, we find ourselves falling deeper and deeper with Siv Jakobsen.” – Daytrotter for Paste Magazine


Jo Rose is an anti-nu-folk, Anglo-Americana minstrel, who has recently returned from a tour of Europe as special guest of First Aid Kit.

He counts Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, Smog and Leonard Cohen among his influences – which will give you a real flavour of his own sound.

In August of 2014, Rose released his debut album, Spurs. The songs were recorded in various living rooms, hallways and small studios in Manchester, Kingussie and Nova Scotia between the summers of 2013 and 2014, engineered and mixed by Colin Mcleod and produced by Colin and Norman Mcleod of Moolah Rouge.

Jo has recently been busy writing and recording new songs, some of which will be premiered this evening.


Caoilfhionn (pronounced Keelin) Rose is a singer/songwriter from Manchester studying Music at Newcastle University. She gigs between her home in Manchester and Newcastle and dreams of travelling round the world with her music.

Caoilfhionn is part of several collaborations and featured on The Durutti Column (Vini Reilly)’s 2014 album ‘Chronicle’. She has been involved in the organisation of Oxjam Manchester Takeover 2012 and performed at a number of events for the charity in Summer 2013.

An eclectic taste in music, her influences range from The Mummers to Polly Paulusma to Melody’s Echo Chamber to Rachel Sermanni and Dustin O’Halloran and many more.

If she’s not listening to music she’s playing or performing, writing or going to gigs and festivals.

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