Brighton Communion November 2012
Thursday, 22nd November 2012 at The Hope, Brighton
Tom Williams & The Boat
Tom Williams and The Boat (www.myspace.com/williamstommusic) are a 6 piece anti-folk band from Tunbridge Wells, best described as Bob Dylan meets Lightspeed Champion/Eugene McGuiness with the lyrical style of Regina Spektor or Win Butler. With drums, bass, violins, guitars, mouth organs and pianos, their sound is epic and adventurous whilst retaining a strong personality and humanity, rooted in Tom’s song writing.
Colour The Atlas
Taking influences from Bon Iver, Angus & Julia Stone, Iron & Wine and Fleet Foxes and other artists who make sumptuous, deep, primarily acoustic music, at the core of Colour The Atlas is the songwriting and vocal partnership of Jess and Alex, who have an almost telepathic harmonic understanding. In their previous incarnation as the Jess Hall Band the band received Radio 1 support for their debut EP ‘Play Shy,’ which came out late last year.
“This is likely the best male vocal in the genre we’ve heard since Jamie N Commons and Jamie Ley… The guitar finger-picking’s pretty impressive too, and there’s a little bit of Daughter layered in the songwriting, so we really wouldn’t be surprised if folky-stalwarts Communion were involved in this.”
A newly-formed Brighton-based band comprised of an Englishman, an Irishman, a Scotsman and a Welshman. All of whom have varying degrees of beard growth and a shared passion for making fine music.
The Hope, 11-12 Queen’s Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA | 01273 325 793
£5 advance tickets available here
Doors open at 8pm