the brownbread mixtape is a FREE monthly gig. each gig has a theme. we invite poets, musicians, comedians and performers. they do a performance related to the theme. we all have loads of fun. simple as that.
the brownbread mixtape #7 is on Wednesday, March 31st at 8pm, upstairs in the iconic Stag’s Head pub. the theme for this month’s brownbread mixtape is “Come on Ireland!”
please join us, as we have a truly incredible line up of performers, who you would normally have to pay large wedges of Euros to see, but for one night only, they come together and perform for art’s sake. for free. for you.
resident MC Kalle Ryan will also be in place again to deliver some laugh out loud interludes and elicit Pavlovian responses from the audience with his homemade applause sign. resident sound man Enda Roche will be in the corner fiddling with his knobs.
a lovely little interview and feature on the brownbread mixtape can be found here at the award winning Dublin Community Blog
this month’s lineup is now confirmed and it is superb:
Colm Keegan |
Colm is an exceptional writer of fiction and poetry. Unsurprisingly, he has been short-listed for the Sunday Tribune’s Hennessy X.O Literary Awards on three separate occasions. He also finds the time every month to run the hugely popular Nighthawks gig at the Cobalt Café with Stephen Kennedy. Colm is a true Dublin poet and we are very pleased to be able to welcome him back to the brownbread mixtape once again. Prepare to be instantly knocked out by his poetry.
Stephen James Smith |
Stephen is a remarkable performance poet and a bit of a legend in Dublin. Not only is he the current Cúirt International Literary Festival Grand Slam Poetry Champion, he is also the MC and organiser of the excellent Glór Sessions (a weekly spoken word and music night downstairs in the International Bar). Last year he proudly represented Ireland at the Vilenica Literary Festival in Slovenia. Currently he is recording an EP of Irish poems with musician Enda Reilly. Stephen is a truly hypnotic presence onstage and is one of our most popular past performers at the brownbread mixtape. Do not miss him.
“Stephen James Smith is a ball of hydrogen gas that should be pumped into every household across the land. He knocks seven shades of shite out of all the usual “birds and bees, whey and cheese” nonsense you find at poetry readings” – Jinx Lennon
Elder Roche |
Elder is a true musical poet who has shared the stage with many of Ireland’s best, including Damien Rice, Paddy Casey and Damien Dempsey. His slapping grooves and roots overtones have seen his concerts gain a legendary, almost cult status. Elder recently released his magnificent debut album “Nobody Knows” to huge critical acclaim, with reviewers likening him to legends like Tom Waits and David Bowie. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Elder to the brownbread mixtape stage. Get ready to hear a real troubadour at the peak of his powers.
“Manly vocals and powerful storytelling songs bring to mind the genius of Leonard Cohen” – News of the World
Neil Bailey |
Neil is a powerful vocalist with lungs the size of his beloved Dublin. For many years Neil was the lead singer and songwriter with the band “Sundogs” and is now preparing his first solo release with a new and diverse group of musicians including Connor Brady, Steve Cooney & Richard G. Evans. In January 2010 he made his debut on Broadway in New York, when asked to write and perform sound works for the “Snakes & Ladders” festival, masterminded by the legendary Daniel Figgis. We are delighted that Neil is making a rare live appearance at the brownbread mixtape. Expect a truly magnetic performance with buckets of charm.
“Bailey delivers with panache” – Jackie Hayden (Hot Press)
MUSIC AND POETRY:
Sarah Maria Griffin |
Sarah plays ukelele and writes poems with real style and substance. She’s been writing since she could hold a pen and singing since she could open her mouth. In the last year she has written for Oh, Francis magazine and had a play staged in The Project Theatre as part of “The Theatre Machine Turns You On” festival. None of her poetry has been published as of yet, that’s why she says it out loud. Her poetry and short prose is all about Dublin and being a wild young thing. She is new to this, but won’t be for long. The brownbread mixtape is super excited to have her perform. You should be superduper excited too.
Brand new funny skits and sketches as written and performed by our resident brownbread players (Sean McDonagh, Gus McDonagh, Kalle Ryan and Eva Bartley).
As always, there will probably be some nice little SURPRISES along the way.
And a RAFFLE with highy desirable and coveted prizes (incl. the limited edition brownbread mixtape CD)
We will also be broadcasting LIVE ON D’INTERNET
It would be a pleasure to see you all there!