the brownbread mixtape – august 31st – theme: “fame”

the brownbread mixtape is on Wed, Aug 31st at 8.30pm, upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “Fame” (Facebook event page here)

resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place again to host proceedings humorously and wave his applause sign. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner co-hosting and making noise.

The following brilliant performers will be on the lineup:

MUSIC :

Ailie Blunnie |


Ailie Blunnie is a piano-based singer-songwriter from Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Her self-penned material fuses elements of jazz, pop and soul, with those more characteristic of the classical sphere within which she received her earliest musical training. From playful and mischievous to touching and poignant, each song offers a miniature vignette of the trials and achievements of everyday 20-something living.

Ailie has sold out each of her headline performances in The Dock arts centre in Carrick on Shannon and in Bewleys Cafe Theatre, and she has performed alongside Vyvienne Long, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Pete Courtney, Juliet Turner, The Four of Us, Mark Greaney (JJ72) and Leanne Harte, among others. the brownbread mixtape is absolutely delighted to present one of the quirkiest and coolest new Irish artists around!

“Imagine Duke Special meets Imelda May for a day of feeding ducks in the park. Put that thought into music”– Keiron Black RTE 2fm

Double Bill Acoustic Set:
Arrow in the Sky & Peter Doran  | 


Arrow in the Sky consists of a deuce of multiinstrumentalists, Conor McCauley and Brian Murphy.They have been honing their craft for a number of years now and have created two fine mini-albums Do What Thou Wilt (2009) and Winter’s Requiem (2011). They are currently hard at work on their debut full length recording. The sound live can be likened to other harmony laden artists such as Crosby, Stills and Nash or My Morning Jacket and Fleet Foxes. With an arsenal of instruments they weave an aural tapestry of folk, blues, alt-rock into their own unique blend of Irish-Americana.

Peter Doran is a 27 year old folk-pop songwriter. He has been honing his craft since age 11, when, inspired by his cousin’s heavy metal albums, he first picked up the guitar. In 2009 Peter was contacted by acclaimed Italian producer Filippo Gaetani, who had heard one of the singer-songwriter’s demo tracks online and was eager to collaborate.“Peter has the capability of moving your soul with simple yet profound lyrics, and his vocal tone and melodies are uncommon”. His sophomore album “Sleepless Street” is the glorious result, a gorgeous, multi-layered work by a gifted artist. Over the last decade or so Peter has become equally at home in both live and studio settings. Many years of live performance have resulted in an artist who is completely at ease on stage, and whose only purpose is to connect with his audience.

the brownbread mixtape is thrilled to bring these brilliant contemporary songwriters and performers together for a special joint show.

SPOKEN WORD:

Wasps vs Humans |

With a nod to Ian Curtis, a nudge at Dylan Thomas & a wink towards John Cooper Clarke, ‘Wasps vs Humans’ is a FULL ON one man show, featuring poetry, rhythms, songs & slamming! A commentary based style observing snapshots of life; political and humorous, his take on the world is delivered with a growl and a smile. August 25th sees the release of ‘Sustain your Ability to Satisfy’, his first publication.

Wasps vs Humans debuted as a punk performance poet at the Cork Mid Summer’s Festival in 2009 and went on to support Jinx Lennon on a number of dates around Ireland, including a performance in Dublin with
Christy Moore and Captain Moonlight. Last year also saw him perform at The Glór sessions in Dublin, sharing the stage with poets, Dermot Bolger and Stephen James Smith.

Originally a playwright, the man behind Wasps vs Humans has written plays for theatre, all produced, including a UK national tour and taking in the Brighton International Arts Festival. Musically, he released an L.P and Single with UK based 80s avant garde/experimental band, 4,000,000 Telephones, with a tour in Germany, previously gaining interest from national UK press and making the playlist of radio 1’s John Peel show. the brownbread mixtape is thrilled to bring this wordsmith to a Dublin audience!

COMEDY: 

Carmody & Jones |

Dermot Carmody & Morgan C Jones have been comedy associates since late in the last century. In 1999 – 2000 they collaborated on the 2irish.com web site (long defunct don’t go looking for it). The site was a satire on Irishness and Irishry and spawned a daily radio topical satirical new update “2irish.com Shortwave Audio News”. 60 episodes were aired on Lite FM radio in Dublin.

A couple of years ago Carmody tricked Jones into going back onstage for the musical comedy cabaret At Last The 1989 Show, which mutated and expanded to form a basis for The Emergency, an award-winning topical satirical sketch show broadcast in 2009 on Newstalk radio. Carmody & Jones continue to work with The Emergency team, doing live shows and appearing regularly on 4FM.

Carmody & Jones are also a fine musical comedy double act in their own right. Last year they released a 4-track EP (available on iTunes and Napster) and are currently performing live whenever possible. the brownbread mixtape is ecstatic to welcome these genuine heroes of Irish comedy to the stage. Prepare to laugh uproariously whilst tapping your feet to the infectiously catchy tunes.

SKETCH COMEDY

The Brownbread Players |

Our very own hilarious sketch troupe will perform brand new skits and sketches on the theme of the night. The Brownbread Players for this month’s show are Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Kalle Ryan.

OTHER COOL STUFF

Barring any technical hitches, we will be broadcasting LIVE ON D’INTERNET here 

We will be having our monthly RAFFLE with highy desirable and coveted prizes

And you can expect lots of surprises and silliness

It would be a pleasure to see you all there!

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