Monday 11th September 2023
+ Marker Starling + DJ Cess Greenness
At The Greys
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £16.50 adv + booking fee /£20.50 on the door
Devon Sproule + Marker Starling + DJ Cess Greenness
The Greys, Brighton
Doors 8pm / Start 8.30pm
£16.50 + booking fee / £20.50 on the door
Age restrictions: Over 18
Devon Sproule is a Canadian/American musician living in rural Virginia, raised on eco-villages near Kingston, Ontario and Louisa, Virginia. The 33-year-old, in addition to being a musician, is a high school drop-out, a birder, and a student of Deaf Culture and sign language. She has been married to producer Paul Curreri for 10 years.
“I’m imagining a golden string that is connecting everything but especially, beings where love has been. I’ve imagined it again and again so often, it isn’t even imagining, it is making it happen.” Devon Sproule’s music welcomes the magical and the tangible. It celebrates human complication in the language of nature. It is North American music with weirdo roots.
Since 2007, Sproule’s recordings have been released by Tin Angel Records, based in the UK. She collaborates regularly with Toronto-based band Bernice and producer Sandro Perri. Besides Canada and America, Sproule also tours regularly in Europe and has traveled with her music to Africa and Australia.
“Sproule’s lyrics glance off each other arrestingly, juxtaposing images.” (Financial Times).
“Her quirky affectations bring to mind Bjork, and forays into the dark, Michelle Shocked.” (Village Voice)
Toronto troubadour Chris A. Cummings (Marker Starling, formerly Mantler) has been playing Melancholy Party Jams since 1999. A solo performer for many years, his preferred weapons were a Wurltizer electric piano and an early pre-programmed drum machine, Cummings is on Tin Angel Records.
“Impossibly plush meld of early solo Paul McCartney melodies and Steely Dan jazz” NME
DJ Cess Greenness
Cess is a singer-songwriter based in Brighton. She leads alternative band Greenness and runs indie label One Fern Records