the brownbread mixtape is a brilliant free monthly gig. each gig has a theme. we invite poets, musicians, comedians. they do a performance related to the theme. we perform some funny sketches on the theme. we all have loads of fun. simple as that.
brownbread mixtape #12 is on Wed, Aug 25th at 8.30pm, upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “The Day Job”
we have an amazing line up of performers, who you would normally have to pay loads 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 be in place again to deliver some snappy humorous interludes. resident sound man and multi-instru-mentalist Enda Roche will also be in the corner lepping about.
the following outstanding performers are now confirmed>
Rory Faithfield | http://www.faithfield.com/
Rory Faithfield is a Dublin-based yet Australian born and bred singer-songwriter, with Celtic songlines in his head and grains of sand between his toes. His fourth and latest album ‘Songs For Sooner’ was described in the Sydney Morning Herald as being “a sublime, heart-stoppingly beautiful album”. The West Australian newspaper remarked that “this is beautiful, straightforward storytelling, saturated in Irish folk traditions but with a keen edge born of Faithfield’s days as a punk rocker in Sydney”. Closer to home, Rory Faithfield is described as “Power Acoustic” by the Irish Independent, and “invigorating and inspiring” by The Irish Times. the brownbread mixtape is absolutely delighted to welcome Rory’s looptastic, delightful music to the stage. Be prepared for excellence.
Blood Red Mountain Band | http://www.myspace.com/thebloodredmountainband
Depending on the show, you may find anywhere between four and twelve Blood Red Mountain Band performers on-stage playing an infectious home-brew of pop americana. Bar-brawlin’ blisterin’ hoedowns. Honest to goodness bluegrass love songs. All constructed from the finest country sunsets, broken hearts, and lost highways hidin’ the burnt-out shells of journeys long forgotten. Think Bob Dylan on holiday in Ireland with Arcade Fire. the brownbread mixtape says “Hell Yeah!”
“The band’s bluegrass vibes sit as comfortably alongside The Waltons as Jack White and Arcade Fire, so expect a good old-but-new do-si-do without having to don any gingham or sit atop prickly bales of hay…what more could you ask for?” – Metro
Damon Blake | http://www.myspace.com/damonblake
Damon Blake is a comedian, writer and performer who has worked in radio, TV and live shows everywhere from the Edinburgh Fringe Frestival to Canada to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Whether it’s anchoring the monthly “Eat Cake!” live show in Dublin or co-hosting radio shows and podcasts, Damon Blake can also be found performing sporadically and with an ebbing enthusiasm in a variety of venues. He has also written and presented a variety of shows for our national broadcaster RTE. He has been described as “The Dark Knight of Comedy” as he is geeky and likes to beat up audience members while dressed in rubber. the brownbread mixtape is ultra-excited to hear a very funny man at the peak of his very funny (super)powers.
“Damon Blake is one of the most intelligent and insightful stand-up comics currently working the Irish ‘circuit’. Damon is funny and Damon is hip. Damon is heading to the top – so catch him now.” – Uiscebots Blog
THE BROWNBREAD PLAYERS | http://www.youtube.com/thebrownbreadmixtape
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
Barring any technical hitches. we will be broadcasting LIVE ON D’INTERNET
It would be a pleasure to see you all there!
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