Thursday 4th April
The first of a fortnightly showcase of folk and new music at The Druids Arms, Brighton
We are very pleased to be partnering with our friends at Brighthelmstone Promotions to bring you ‘Folk at The Druids Arms’.
The first evening promises to get us off to a great start with two amazing artists;
We are very pleased to welcome Lucy Cait, who with her debut EP, ‘Gabriel’s Wharf’, brings a very London take on folk music. If the cliché of folk is one of ethereal sounds and woodland imagery, Lucy Cait is redefining her corner of the genre. Whilst others are influenced heavily by Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell, Lucy readily admits to having a musical background set far apart from the genre she works in. She never listens to Dylan, and hadn’t even heard of Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ album until her own record was done and dusted. Brought up on the music of John Legend and Kanye West and, more recently, Johnny Flynn and Warpaint, Lucy found herself able to create a form of folk music that is entirely her own.
Jack Harris is no stranger to The Druids Arms, having played two excellent shows last summer. Influenced by the old country blues masters and folk singers of the British Isles, his performances are a riveting display of soulful, smoky vocals and intricate, finger-style playing.
His most recent album, “The Flame and the Pelican” is further proof that Jack Harris is set to become one of Britain’s most consistent Folk story-tellers. In fact, The Telegraph gave it a great four and half star review and rated it number 5 in 2012 Roots albums of the Year
We look forward to putting on this show and, hopefully, seeing some of you in the audience x
Posted by jcverrall on March 28, 2013
Regular readers will know that Early Ghost are one of someofitistrue’s favourite emerging bands. Their debut EP ‘We Crossed The Waves’ packed a punch in both its songwriting and musicianship. Anyone who has had the chance to see the band live cannot fail to be impressed by the assortment of instruments - and how many members of the band can play each of them!
Not ones to rest on their laurels, Early Ghost’s sound has evolved; recently the ‘We Crossed The Waves’ songs haven’t even made it into the live set. This could have disappointed, but I’m pleased to report the new material is even better.
‘Cadaques’, the first single from the upcoming debut album, sounds as if the band have locked themselves in a room with CDs by Ennio Morricone, The Shadows, a pile of Western DVDs and worked out how to mix them all up into an awesome single. Do give it a listen and let us know what you think.
Just to reinforce how talented they are, Sam Allen from the band also made this excellent video:
Download the single for free via the bands website:
We hope to bring you an interview with the band to coincide with the LP release later in the year – this single has only raised our anticipation!
Posted by jcverrall on June 3, 2012
I’ve been talking about blogging for longer than I remember so finally I’m going to give it a go. I’m gonna write some factual pieces but also want to use this as a chance to share some fiction…..some might even be a bit of both.
Posted by jcverrall on October 9, 2011