August

Brighton Folk, Roots & Acoustic In August

With no Brighton FRA in July (You get the Brunswick Pub\'s Beer Festival instead), we will be keen as mustard (sorry) to get back to the music in August, oh yes we will. The lush line-up in August: Mike Reinstein "A superb songwriter. His songs take witty and wonderful snapshots of the planets follies and absurdities hes a fine fingerpicking guitarist too." Velvet Engine "Yearning Alt-Folk, with a sprightly but reflective soul" Harry Pane Harry is a singer-songwriter hailing from Northamptonshire. His live performance delivers effortless energy and he has a distinctive tone to his voice.

The Brunswick, Brighton, United Kingdom

Brighton Folk, Roots & ...

The Brunswick
Brighton

Sunday

20 Aug

Timber Timbre (at Thekla)

Canadian gothic folk trio Timber Timbre have a style that is constantly evolving and impossible to categorise. Following on from the JUNO-nominated album Hot Dreams, their latest release Sincerely, Future Pollution is inspired by American political turmoil an agitated document for surreal times (NPR). Dark, dystopian and cinematic, the bands new sound features 80s-inspired synths and brooding lyrics. Delivering pitch-black, moody music that sounds like its made by kindly ghouls (Paste) the band remain startlingly originalthere is no doubting the cool confidence that oozes out of Timber Timbre (Drowned in Sound). Ages 16 + This is a Standing Event at Thekla Mon 21 Aug 2017 12.90 incl. booking fee Thekla - Doors at 19:00

The Thekla, Bristol, United Kingdom

Timber Timbre (at Thekl...

The Thekla
Bristol

Monday

21 Aug

Mondo Cozmo

Mondo Cozmo is the performing name of Philadelphia-bred, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Joshua Ostrander. Ostrander\'s career began as part of the alt-rock band Laguardia, who released a lone LP on Universal Republic in 2004. Along with friend and longtime bandmate Greg Lyons, he soon left to form Eastern Conference Champions, a vigorous indie rock trio who found success recording for Geffen in the late 2000s. In April 2016, Ostrander made his first bid for a solo career with the single "Hold on to Me," his first release under the Mondo Cozmo name. Boasting a bold, expansive sound that fused Arcade Fire\'s epic rock stylings with hip-hop elements and folky, Dylanesque earthiness, Ostrander dropped his second single, "Shine," in September of that year. Keeping up a steady diet of singles, Cozmo returned in 2017, first with "Automatic" and then with "Plastic Soul."

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London, United Kingdom

Mondo Cozmo

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
London

Wednesday

23 Aug

Ziggy Alberts | London, UK

Ziggy Alberts is a coastal folk, singer/songwriter, free surfer & environmental enthusiast from the East Coast of Australia. He sings heartfelt stories of personal endeavours and experiences, ocean-side upbringing, environmental issues and life on the road. Following the huge success of his Australian \'Start Over Summer Tour\', Ziggy and the crew are now returning to Europe, bringing their experiences of adventure and coastal vibes to major cities across 14 countries. Travelling by van, Ziggy and the crew will spend 3 months on the road with 30 headline shows and festival appearances from June to September 2017. Tell Me Europe Tour will highlight one of Ziggys most personal and intimate EPs to date - Four Feet In The Forest. The EP was inspired by and written on Ziggys first European tour in 2015, where he played small house-shows across 8 countries. Ziggy is bringing these songs back to their origins, mixed with some of his most popular tracks from Land & Sea. Expect to find yourself in a crowded room filled with people from all walks of life, singing along to their favourite songs.

O2 Academy Islington, London, United Kingdom

Ziggy Alberts | London,...

O2 Academy Islington
London

Friday

25 Aug

Ziggy Alberts - O2 Academy Islington

Academy Events present Ziggy Alberts + Tom James Ticket prices: 16.00 Early Bird STBF 18.00 Advance STBF Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times. Minimum Age Restriction: 8 O2 Priority pre-sale: Monday 15th May 2017 @ 10am General on-sale: Wednesday 17th May 2017 @ 10am

O2 Academy Islington, London, United Kingdom

Ziggy Alberts - O2 Acad...

O2 Academy Islington
London

Friday

25 Aug

September

Lonely Disco 11 - Michael Baker, The Galleons, Jack Hogarth

Every couple of months The Galleons ask the finest acts they've come across from Brighton and beyond to join them for a gig at Brighton and Hove's finest small venue. From his teenage years travelling round Europe, living in a tent and busking to make his way, Michael Baker has worked tirelesly to develop his songwriting and performance skills. After studying at the world renowned ACM school he recorded his debut album working with Dan Brown and Ben Christophers (Massive Attack, Phantom Limb, Bat For Lashes and Guy Garvey). Michael's is a singer songwriter with an ear for melody and delicate touch that bely the power and depth in his work. Jack Hogarth is a brilliant singer songwriter nurtured in the musical hotbed that is Whitby in Yorkshire. Now based in London he continues to impress with his understated but impressive guitar playing, perfectly poised vocal delivery and a sound that can move from silky smoothness to raw intensity in a way that leaves audiences breathless. The Galleons will be playing their first gig without their other lead singer Beth who has gone to Helsinki. This has prompted much head scratching and the band have decided that rather than try to do the same as before minus an important part, they need to create something different and fresh whilst retaining some songs and ideas that they love from the past. this may take a while but please come and check out how the journey is going!

The Brunswick, Brighton, United Kingdom

Lonely Disco 11 - Micha...

The Brunswick
Brighton

Saturday

02 Sep

Oh, Beautiful Darkness E.P. Launch Party!

To celebrate the launch of our new EP we have brought together some great friends from the London scene that we\'ve made along the way. Farrago will be playing the EP live at 9:30pm and we\'re increadibly proud and honoured to be sharing the stage with: Tom Hyatt - 8pm www.tomhyatt.co.uk Sophistication and aplomb which is incredibly rare one of the most intelligent, relevant singer-songwriters in the country Louder Than War [Live at Spiritual] is a perfect introduction to the work of Tom Hyatt. The songs are strong, his voice is distinctive and the collective playing is outstanding Fatea Russell Joslin feat. Sarah McCaig - 8:45 http://www.russelljoslinmusic.co.uk \'...living proof of how fresh, vigorous and abrasive an acoustic songwriter can and should be in the 21st Century.\' - Tom Robinson - BBC 6music He reframes folk\'s storytelling tradition and brings it kicking and screaming into the 21st century, and is - without doubt - one of the most versatile and riveting young talents on the scene. - Clickmusic.com - Live review \'edgy and dangerous...extreme folk at its best.\' - Folkwords.com - Harlequins album review an album of eloquent beauty - ThisisfakeDIY.com - Dream Token album review Cover Art: \'Rhythm\' by Elise Mullen and Daria Lanz.

The Finsbury, London, United Kingdom

Oh, Beautiful Darkness ...

The Finsbury
London

Thursday

07 Sep

Chris Webb / Nick Parker / Emily Larkin

CHRIS WEBB Chris Webb sings upbeat modern folk songs with intricate guitar work and whimsical narrative. Based in Bristol and playing all over the country, Chris racks up at least 100 gigs a year and has just released his 4th full-length album. https://chriswebb.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/chriswebbacoustic/ NICK PARKER Warm, passionate and intelliigent folk/rock/country nuggets of joy http://nick-parker.co.uk/ Chris and Nick are joined by vocalist Emily Larkin from Germany who is touring the UK. Doors and food from 7pm, music from 8.15pm. 4 advance tickets available from Headfirst Bristol here http://hdfst.uk/E39177 ...or 5 on the door. Dinner bookings essential: [email protected]

Salt Café, Bristol, United Kingdom

Chris Webb / Nick Parke...

Salt Café
Bristol

Friday

08 Sep

LIVE MUSIC - Megs Emrys

In a nice end to the summer we have a great gig welcoming Megs Emrys Band to To The Moon for a stripped back set in our intimate little venue! Modern folk-rock singer-songwriter Megs Emrys offers a rare combination of haunting, powerful vocals, beautiful melodies and rich poetry which effortlessly meld Latin American sounds with her Celtic roots. http://www.megsemrys.com/ Last year marked the release of her collaborative album Mama Pacha, recorded with Peruvian musicians. She has just released her debut solo EP Solar Motorbike: soulful with a touch of Peruvian magic. Solar Motorbike takes the listener on a magical and emotive journey. Megs songwriting prowess shines on this release, beautifully blending voice and guitar, to conjure vivid sonic pictures of the Andes of Peru, dark woods, Welsh coastlands and fantasy worlds. FREE ENTRY

To The Moon, Bristol, United Kingdom

Live Music - Megs Emrys...

To The Moon
Bristol

Wednesday

13 Sep

Ushti Baba Album Launch Party At Exchange, Bristol

Ushti Baba Riotous Gypsy-Folk with hypnotic trans-European melodies and Jungle rhythms. \'Wake Up Daddy\' album launch party!

The Exchange, Bristol, United Kingdom

Ushti Baba Album Launch...

The Exchange
Bristol

Friday

15 Sep

Rodney Branigan - The Clever Kid Cartel Album Launch

10.00 / Age All Ages Additional Info: Rodney BraniganLondon-based Rodney Branigan was born and raised in Texas and says he "learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in the Big Smoke." A master of several instruments, with a rich and soulful voice, Rodney\'s heartfelt lyrics have often led to comparisons with Jeff Buckley, even described by France\'s Crossroads magazine as "the revelation of the year or even the decade". His infectious blend of organic progressive folk, rock, flamenco, classic, bluegrass and jazz sensibilities have seen Rodney tour the US from coast to coast and travel the world across China, India, Africa and Europe, where his reputation as an outstanding live performer has led to turns supporting the likes of Billy Sheehan, Jack Johnson, Billy Bragg, Angelique Kidjo and Francis Cabriel among others. Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.uk/event/rodney-branigan-the-the-sound-lounge-tickets/7441175?pl=soundlounge

The Sound Lounge, London, United Kingdom

Rodney Branigan - The C...

The Sound Lounge
London

Saturday

16 Sep

Band Of Holy Joy/Blue Orchids/The Bitter Springs

BAND OF HOLY JOY 2017 The Band Of Holy Joy 2017 model is a sleek beat outfit that owes as much to Indie music in the proper sense of Indie as it does to the Brechtian connotations of past Band Of Holy Joy incarnations. They have lineage but never dwell on it preferring to forge forward. They have a history too but never let it drag them back. For the past few years they have been quietly growing and gestating and now they have emerged fully reborn with renewed purpose of sound and vision. They have signed to Tiny Global (which is probably the best label in the world at this present moment in time in terms of roster and vision and general empathic discernment towards both band and listener) and have just released an album FUNAMBULIST WE LOVE YOU. They are a six piece of drums, bass, guitar, visuals, sixties organ and vocals, I couldnt tell you who they sound like, but they love The Subway Sect, The Jefferson Airplane, Mary J Blige, Gray, Funkadelic and the like, and when they play they possess the stage and make a beautiful racket, tell passionate tales and fill the room with light and wonder, they same to be on a mission of some sort, a mission of intent and possibilities, of old punk sensibilities honoured, and glamour in age portrayed. On a Friday night they put out a radio show called BAD PUNK which has nothing to do with any kind of new wave but is a beautiful strange mix of soundscape and poetry, very arch, sometimes a bit too sensitive, but on the stage they are a different beast, on stage they blow and howl, they they make musical bows to Funk and Soul at times and are wont to throw the odd Vincent Gallo cover version in to their set. Classically minded songs suddenly billow out into intense noise work-outs. They are quite traditional in set up but oh how the lyrics reflect these wyrd modern times we live in. Thats all I can say really, other than forget old notions of what you think Holy Joy may or may not have been, whether they were any good or just terminally bad, if you like crooked style and sentient smiles, if you see the beautiful in the ugly or the happy in the sad still and just love a band intent on playing a great strange different kind of song come and see this band. BLUE ORCHIDS Blue Orchids have just released their latest album, The Once And Future Thing, which shows Martin Bramah\'s songwriting to be as strong and diverse as ever, from the powerful opener "Good Day to Live" to the delicate and sensitive "Rosy Hours" and the twisted English city blues of "Motorway." Backing Bramah live is a new band comprising John Paul Moran (Monochrome Set/Rapid Pig) on keyboards and Vince Hunt (A Witnes/Inca Babiess) on bass. They\'ll be performing a set filled with classics from the group\'s entire catalogue. The current dates mark a long-overdue return to the stage for Bramah and his mesmerising, shamanic performances. The Once And Future Thing confirm Bramah\'s status as one of the Britain\'s most inventive and original guitarists and a superbly measured, thoughtful lyricist. Perhaps that\'s why Blue Orchids were chosen by Nico (Velvet Underground) to back her for several years; why his songs were covered by Aztec Camera, Sonic Youth, Dustdevils, Camper Van Beethoven, Crystal Stilts, Slovenly and many more; why he\'s been acclaimed by successive generations of musicians and writers for "making music which is introspective yet exhilarating, sad but stirring." The founding guitarist of The Fall and its primary songwriter on early releases, Bramah formed the Blue Orchids with two other disillusioned Fall members after the release of the Live At The Witch Trials album - with almost instant success. John Peel championed the 7" singles "Work" and "The Flood" and had them record two radio sessions. Soon after, a high-profile tour with Echo & the Bunnymen followed. Their debut album, The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain) topped the indie charts and delivered five classics still in the set today - "Sun Connection," "Dumb Magician," "A Year With No Head," "Low Profile" and "Bad Education." Over the years, the members of Blue Orchids came to read like a Who\'s Who of independent music, including members of Dislocation Dance, James, The Smiths, Primal Scream, Buzzcocks and more. Ten years after his initial departure from The Fall, Bramah rejoined for the band\'s Extricate album - to date, still the band\'s biggest-selling album . . . and then departed again, with Mark E. Smith telling him, "You\'re just too good for the band!" (likely the only time a Fall member left the band with actual praise from the irascible Smith!) Having created one of early post-punk\'s most distinctive sounds with their strung-out keyboards weaving around inventive, discordant guitar patterns -- once described as "Phil Spector meets the Velvet Underground beneath the Blackpool illuminations" - the Blue Orchids now move on, determined to make the world a more colourful place. The Once And Future Thing will confirm Martin Bramah as an artist who has followed his muse and continues to write great and memorable songs. THE BITTER SPRINGS The Bitter Springs are an English rock group from the London suburb of Teddington. The band evolved from Last Party, who had formed in 1985, with the name changing in 1996. The band have released two albums as Last Party, and six as The Bitter Springs and also played with Vic Godard as Subway Sect, on and off for nine years. https://www.thebittersprings.com/home Tickets 12 in advance/14 on the door http://www.wegottickets.com/event/403560

The Lexington, London, United Kingdom

Band Of Holy Joy/blue O...

The Lexington
London

Sunday

17 Sep

The Rails Live At The Borderline

DHP Family presents: The Rails live at The Borderline The Rails are running. English singer-songwriter duo Kami Thompson and James Walbourne have reached deep into their rich musical histories to concoct the kind of sharp, true folk rock blend rarely heard since the Seventies. Produced with indie legend Edwyn Collins and featuring folk frontierswoman Eliza Carthy on fiddle, The Rails debut album Fair Warning is a little wonder, packed with traditional and original songs that stand outside of time yet resonate with contemporary urgency. Recognising perfection when they hear it, Island records have revived their vintage Pink Label for the duo, home to John Martyn, Nick Drake and Fairport Convention.

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

The Rails Live At The B...

The Borderline
London

Wednesday

20 Sep

Ryan McMullan Live At Borderline

Kilimanjaro Live presents Ryan McMullan live at Borderline, Soho. Tickets are available now from TicketWeb UK & more! Ryan McMullans is a rare jewel in the crown of the popular music. With a voice that\'s one of the nest to come out of Ireland, Ryan has been commanding the attention of a rapidly growing fan base and attracting the attention of established artists alike . His stage performance is raw and gritty, but full of heart. Ryans story telling within the songs are lled with rich and varied tones and his youth clearly does not deter from his ability to communicate life stories and emotion. Ireland has always been a hub of natural song writing talent and ability throughout history; Ryan epitomises this reputation. Hailing from Portaferry, a small seaside town in Northern Ireland, the 26 year old is a fresh new talent on the singer/songwriter scene and in a short space of 3 years has made his way from the small clubs in Ireland to playing in Arenas to thousands of people. He has had multiple successful tours; opening a 31 date tour with Ed Sheeran in 2017, Playing a handful of shows in NYC one being a headline sold out show in the Rockwood Music Hall., touring with the likes of Foy Vance in America, the UK and Europe, American alt-country rockers NEEDTOBREATHE, Snow Patrol, Ciaran Lavery and Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi). Ryans craft of performing is exceptional and has been harnessed and endorsed by some of the music industries biggest names including Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Ed Sheeran. Ryans future is certainly set to be a bright one. One of the most exciting artists to come out of Ireland, voice of an angel Gary Lightbody

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

Ryan Mcmullan Live At B...

The Borderline
London

Thursday

21 Sep

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