Tuesday 21st November 2023
+ Maija Sofia
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £18.50 + booking fee / £22.50 on the door
Melting Vinyl presents:
Kris Drever + Maija Sofia + Calming River DJ
Komedia (main space), Brighton
Doors 7:30pm / Start 8pm
£18.50 + booking fee / £22.50 on the door
14+ welcome (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
In support of his best of compilation covering both his solo & Lau material Scottish folk singer songwriter Kris Drever will be joining Melting Vinyl for this very special headline show.
Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer-songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau), and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.
His recent single “Scapa Flow 1919” was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish produced) album with Lau, “Midnight and Closedown” was released in 2019 by Reveal Records to wild acclaim including being chosen in The Best Albums of The Year feature by The Guardian.
Drever’s voice and guitar form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, a phenomenal and prolific artist. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita and many more. One of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians.
“The folk revival has a new standard bearer” Q
Maija Sofia is an experimental folk songwriter from the west of Ireland, her new album ‘True Love’ is out now.
Calming River DJ is a Brighton-based alt-folk artist who explores the intersection of fingerstyle guitar and dark, ambient soundscapes.