the brownbread mixtape #11 is on Wed, July 28th at 8.30pm, upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “The Future”
please join us, as we have a truly incredible line up of performers, who you would normally have to pay big piles of cash 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 be in place again to deliver some humorous and poetic interludes. resident sound man and multi-instrumentalist Enda Roche will also be in the corner strumming his strings.
the following outstanding performers are now confirmed>
Leanne is an artist, musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist because its in her blood. She started singing and playing acoustic guitar at the early age of eight and by eleven had penned and studio demoed her first ten original songs, which received radio airplay in Ireland. At sixteen Leanne signed a management and independent record deal, formed her first band, and recorded her critically acclaimed debut EP Eradication. The EP sold over 3,000 copies and received rave reviews across the board gaining favourable press, national radio play and live appearances on top European TV shows. She went on to record her eponymous debut album with legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Joan Armatrading ), which received stunning reviews. Earlier this year she released a live acoustic album entitled “An Irish Girl in Paris” recorded last October At Café De la Danse in Paris. the brownbread mixtape is delighted to invite such a formidable musical talent to the stage. Get ready for goodness.
Pearse hails originally from Sligo and last year he released his debut album “Busy Whisper” to huge critical acclaim. Pearse’s album offers beautifully haunting songs of forgotten moments and quiet reflection. Dreamy and atmospheric, ghostly but tender, Busy Whisper explores the themes of memory and longing, and has an organic aesthetic reminiscent of Grand Salvo or Red House Painters. Busy Whisper made many ‘Best Albums of 2009’ lists (No. 13 on Nialler 9, No. 6 on Phantom 105.2 and No.7 on Swear I’m Not Paul Blog) while the video for ‘”Ways to Kill a Werewolf” (Dir. Kevin McGloughlin) won an IMTV Award in the Best Male Video category. Pearse performed at the most recent Hard Working Class Heroes Festival and recorded a 2FM session earlier this year. This year has also seen him tour in Ireland, Spain and France, while also finding the time to record a batch of new songs for his next album. the brownbread mixtape is ecstatic to welcome Pearse and his beautiful new songs back to the stage. For live performances, Pearse is accompanied by Enda Roche on percussion and Christophe Capewell on violin and piano. Prepare yourself for a songwriter at the height of his considerable talent.
”There are small, fanfare-less albums that deserve to be guiding lights for the aspiring and the jaded … sometimes the most intriguing of talents are on your doorstep” – Harry Guerin, RTE
Phil started writing poetry while still at school. He became deeply involved in the Dublin poetry and music scene in the late sixties and early seventies and was included in the Capella series of poetry collections published around that time. His poems have featured in a number of magazines, periodicals and newspapers over the years and some were also featured on RTE radio programmes. He has been a founder-member of poetry reading groups and poetry-music sessions both in Ireland and Belgium as well as acting in a number of theatrical productions. Having lived abroad for periods during the eighties, nineties and noughties, he has renewed his engagement with the Dublin poetry reading scene since returning to Ireland towards the end of 2009. He has recently participated in readings at the Glor sessions and at the Seven Towers, Winding Stairs and Naked Lunch sessions. the brownbread mixtape is honoured to welcome this true gentleman and terrific poet to the stage.
Karl has been writing and perfecting his art and performance for ten years or so. He has had poems published in Revival magazine and Baby Beef Heart zine. Karl has appeared twice on the hit internet TV show, Balcony TV, and won the award for most entertaining video in 2009. He has performed at Love Poetry Hate Racism, Naked Lunch, Seven Towers, Glor Sessions and recently curated & performed a poetry night at CFCP entitled “Shooting from the Lip”. Karl is also one of the four poets featured on the Naked and Hungry spoken word album, as well as contributing a featured track on the brownbread mixtape limited edition CD. The brownbread mixtape is thrilled to welcome Karl back to the stage for one of his powerful, positive poetic performances.
Rory O’Hanlon has been doing stand up comedy since 2005. In this short time he has risen rapidly up the ranks of Irish comedy, playing and emceeing all of the top venues in Ireland. Rory has also become a regular on the UK circuit performing in world famous stand-up venues in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, while also making inroads further down south on the London comedy circuit. Later this year, Rory will be a finalist in the 2010 Amused Moose New Acts competion. The future looks bright for this likeable Dubliner and the brownbread mixtape is absolutely delighted to welcome Rory to the brownbread stage. Get ready to laugh yourselves unconscious.
Brand new funny skits and sketches on the theme of the night as written and performed by our resident brownbread players (Gus McDonagh, Sean McDonagh, Kalle Ryan and Eva Bartley).
OTHER COOL STUFF
As always, there will be some lovely little SURPRISES along the way.
And a RAFFLE with highy desirable and coveted prizes (incl. the limited edition brownbread mixtape CD)
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It would be a pleasure to see you all there!
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