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Next Show - JOHN MURRY + Danny George Wilson
January 21st 2013 - Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
After releasing what we think is a potential ‘album of the decade’ Mississippi born John Murry makes his Brighton debut to perform tracks off his sensational ‘The Graceless Age’ album released earlier this year to huge critical acclaim. Recorded in San Francisco with the help of the sadly now departed Tim Mooney (American Music Club), the album took four years to make and plays out like a road trip from drug hell to personal redemption. Sonically startling and gloriously realised The Graceless Age is one of those albums that stays with you long after the needle has been lifted. A modern day masterpiece!!
Support comes from the wonderful Danny George Wilson, head honcho of live favourites Danny And The Champions Of The World and now defunct alt country pioneers Grand Drive.
PRESS COMMENTS for The Graceless Age
“A dark, festering masterpiece….guitars crackle throughout like static, dissonant transmissions from the rim of things, sonic squall and ruptures. The effect is often always symphonic…”
9/10 ‘Album Of Month’ UNCUT
* A full interview with Uncut can be read HERE
“Like Father John Misty, Mark Lanegan and Josh T Pearson rolled into one really broken dream…”
4**** Q Magazine
“Occasionally an album comes out of nowhere that completely blows your mind. Like this one…
5***** THE SUN
“This dark, brooding second album delivers some gently mesmerising meditations….”
“As brown as the Mississippi and as fraught with undercurrents…”
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
“This is an album that fearlessly exposes his dark past through songs that are powerful and healing. A remarkable album…”
““A dark cousin to Brian Wilsons’ California dreaming perhaps, with the dense and elaborate Southern Sky a contender for song of the year as it pounds and insinuates its way into the listener’s brain.”
BLABBER & SMOKE
““Astonishingly complex sounds woven together here that will take a long time to reveal all the secrets of their making.”
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If you are a band or agent looking for gigs please contact me on either the email in the contacts or on the facebook link. I generally concentrate on Americana, folk and Alternative country but i’m only a tiny, solo promoter and i don’t book shows every night of the week so please do not be offended if i can’t help you out. I will always reply to you though and will forward onto you other promoters i know in town who may be able to help.
Past gigs i’ve booked include Sam Baker, Charlie Parr, Diana Jones, Danny Schmidt, Serious Sam Barrett, Luke Doucet, Ben Rogers, Justin Rutledge, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Deep Dark Woods, The Arlenes, The Lucky Strikes, Israel Nash Gripka as well as loads of others so this may give you some idea of the kind of bands i look to book to play.
2012 has been a great year with some great gigs as well as some other great promoters in town putting on some great shows for y’all.
Hope to see you out and about but until then…