Acoustic Wonderland
When
Friday, 22 November, 2019
8:00pm - Over 18's
Where
1 Holland Road
Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom BN3 1JF
Other Info

Fourth World Promotions return to the cellar bar at The Brunswick with another fantastic offering of acoustic music from some of the finest homegrown musicians and touring acts in the land!


Featuring performances from;

dREA

dREA is the moniker Limerick’s Damien Drea. Damien's very first steps coincided with his first steps in the music business, as both his parents are professional musicians. This ex- posed him to music from an early age. His initial interest has developed into a lifelong ca- reer that has seen him work with a multitude of talented musicians and producers Richard Rainey(U2 ),(Mansun) and Nick Seymour (Crowded House ) and has also taken him to venues all over the world and to sharing the stage with the likes of Bell X1 and Editors. His love of performing is matched by his passion for songwriting and has led to a number of successes including the Hot Press song of the year award & a licensing deal with major American TV network, CBS.

Since 2013, dREA has embarked on tours and has appeared at Hard Working Class Heroes as well as supporting Bell X1 during their sold out tour at Dublin’s Vicar St. Early in 2014, played the Other Voices Music Trail in Derry along side Marina and the Diamonds and Neil Hannon(Divine comedy) . May 2014 saw the release of the debut album, Bravest of All. The album was produced by Giuliano Baglioni, who has worked on various projects with Canadian, Daniel Lanois, and was mixed by Kieran Lynch (U2, REM, Elvis Costello).

The album debuted in the Top Ten of the Irish Indie Charts on the back of some ex- cellent reviews. The Sunday Times called it “all that is right with indie zen rock” and Hot Press gave this “beautiful, lovingly well crafted debut” 8 out of 10. The Metro noted that “dREA has a rare talent of imbuing sad songs with muscularity and swag- ger”. dREA was also highlighted as one to watch in a feature on Irish music in the National airtime on The Colm O’Sullivan Show on Today FM. 2015 has started brightly for dREA as Bravest of All was one of the nominees for Best Debut Album in the Hot Press Readers Poll .

2018 saw dREA sign to Amp Publishing shows followed in the UK and Europe. dREA is currently working on the follow up to “Bravest of All”

A release is expected in 2020


Ben & Alfie

The award winning duo Ben & Alfie, bring you 5-string Violin, Double Bass and songs like you have never herd before (unless you have already seen them). They were shortlisted for the BBC2 Young Folk Award and have played concerts all over the place including festivals in Sweden, Universities in Spain and The Royal Albert Hall. In the past few years they have both been doing lots of cool things... Alfie has supported Alt J on their national tour with AK Patterson and recorded with artists across Europe while Ben has composed and performed with Makoto Nomura in Kyoto and written and recorded for international production companies.


MIZDREA

Mizdrea consists of Sandra Drea (lead vocalist/songwriter) and Andrew Mooney (guitar/songwriter). The alt pop electronic duo, both hailing from Limerick, formed over 5 years ago after a chance meeting, and almost immediately started to collaborate together forming their distinct sound. They list Dolores O’Riordan and Stevie Nicks as early influencers, and more recently London Grammar, Lykke Li Georgia and Lorde

Their first single The Reason was released in 2016 and enjoyed success, making the playlist for Kiss FM Portugal Drive Time Show. The single launched in Dolans to a sell out show. This was followed by their 2nd single Losers End, which cemented Sandra as a singer/ producer and songwriter, which saw MIZDREA getting booked for a huge collage show in Madrid another sell out

The band have spent the bones of 2018 in the studio with producer Joey Kenny recording a range of demos and in 2019 the band decided to release one of those songs “Beauty”which saw MIZDREA build up a big following on spotify and also the track it self has featured on some hugely popular playlists on iTunes and other streaming services.


Alan Bonner

“Alan Bonner has the means of a pauper but sings with the heart of a king”is what one critic wrote of the English musician’s 2nd album Balladeer in 2013.

Since then his starving artist status is yet to change, but his postcode has. Recent years have seen him playing the bars of Berlin, tread the boards at Ronnie Scotts in London, top bills at music festivals in Italy, busk on street corners in Dublin and tour the USA.

In summer 2017 Bonner found himself in Galway on the west coast of Ireland making his fourth record Songs in the key of Sea – The Galway Bay EP. Recorded in a house on the remote island of Connemara, the record explores themes of love, loss, hope and healing. It is a love letter to absent friends and lost lovers, Understated and heartfelt, resilient and hopeful.

Recorded without bells and whistles, with Piano and Bonner’s distinctive vocals taking centre stage. The EP also features collaborations with Galway based artists Pa Reidy and Tracy Bruen lending their talents to the record with Willow Sea as Producer. It is in stark contrast to his previous outing, 2016’s Night Music – a brooding Electronica- tinged collection of songs inspired by London and its nocturnal inhabitance with songs inspired by the disaffected creatures that take to the streets and the bars of the city when the sun goes down. 2018 sees the release of the EP with an extensive European tour in support of the record to follow. Bonner has also founded legendary music nights in Berlin at Laksmi & Alaska Bar, attracting musicians and performers from all corners of the globe. Prior to this, he has toured extensively across the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and the USA. He has received airplay on BBC6 Music and MTV Italy and appeared in Grazia, Gay Times, Attitude, Time Out London and RTE Ireland. Prior to Songs in the Key of Sea, he has released the albums Songs for the Heartshaped (2008) Balladeer (2012) and Night Music (2016) to favourable reviews.


Tickets £5 online/ £7 on the door

8pm






All advance ticket holders receive 20% OFF their food bill.
Simply present your ticket (paper or electronic) at the bar when ordering food.
Full menu HERE.

Call 01273 733984 to reserve a table before the show.

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