Wednesday 4th March 2015
Tim Keegan + Ez Stone
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £14 / £16
BBC folk award winner Chris Wood – returning to Brighton after a sold-out show – creates lyrically engaging songs with a fine and distinct musicianship.
Multi BBC folk award winner, Chris Wood is an English folk musician who has a had a wide-spanning and prolific career. An ardent enthusiast of traditional English dance music, Wood’s repertoire also touches on English church music to French folk music.
Throughout his career independence has been balanced by collaboration. The artists he has worked with include Billy Bragg, Andy Gangadeen, Andy Cutting, Jean François Vrod and Hugh Lupton (Wood and Lupton’s “One in a Million” won Best Original Song at the BBC 2 Folk Awards in 2006). Recently he has worked alongside Martin and Eliza Carthy and others in The Imagined Village: “Cold Haily Rainy Night”, performed by Wood and Eliza Carthy, where he took the award for Best Traditional Song at the Folk Awards in 2008.
His last sold out Brighton show was engaging and funny, Woods had the audience either laughing or completely captivated by his music.
Wood’s music is a rich listening pleasure. He is always direct and unafraid to speak his mind. Wood’s songwriting has been praised for its surgical clarity, and his work is typified by his trust in the space music can create and a gift for lyrical understatement.
“A lyrical, pensive album … possessed of a timeless quality.” – The Observer Music Monthly
Tim Keegan is an internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, who has spent a quarter of a century wandering the scenic backroads of the western world’s underground pop scene. Unmistakably English, but better known in France and the US, Keegan is a master craftsman of the thoughtful pop song.
“With talent, and the right ears, there is always a national and international audience out there. Embarking on the path to extend his audience beyond his native Brighton is Ez Stone. His Fluid and complex guitar work combined with his slightly ethereal voice mark him out as something above the standard “singer-songwriter” label that could be waiting for him.” – Acoustic Magazine
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