Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
Wednesday 28th March 2012
KATE + Jamie Francis (Stark)
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £8 / £9
BBC Folk award winners come to Brighton for their triumphant debut headline show!
Delicate, haunting and heartbreaking are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Jonny and Lucy’s music. After meeting at Newcastle University 6 years ago, they formed an unlikely alliance – unlikely because Jonny with his bittersweet kitchen-sink dramas, shows sympathy with American storytellers like Dylan and Tom Waits, while Lucy’s traditional folkie upbringing and vocal style couldn’t be more English.
Just as likely to appeal to fans of Gillian Welch and Low Anthem as the traditional folk world, their six-track EP entitled ‘The North Farm Sessions’ received 4 stars from The Guardian and Q, BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6 airplay, and sold heavily on tour supports with The Unthanks and Bellowhead, and at summer festivals including Green Man, End of the Road and Cambridge Folk Festival.
18 months after their acclaimed debut EP, Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell release their debut album, Kite, produced by Adrian McNally (The Unthanks), and anyone lucky enough to see The Unthanks’ recent St. Georges Church performance will know that this this duo are very special indeed!
“Such a beautiful record” LAUREN LAVERNE (BBC 6 MUSIC)
“Delicate, thoughtful and intimate” **** THE GUARDIAN
“Folk music’s best kept secret” UNCUT
“There’s something about Jonny and Lucy that makes us feel this is the start of something pretty damn special- They’re made of magic” – MTV