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Sat, 23 Dec


The Brunswick

Fail Better presents Gingerbread Dive Bar

With Andy Twyman, Bee & Jackrabbit, Susan + 3D Jesus 7.45pm (Main Venue) £7

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Fail Better presents Gingerbread Dive Bar
Fail Better presents Gingerbread Dive Bar

When & Where

23 Dec 2023, 19:45

The Brunswick, 1 Holland Rd, Brighton and Hove, Hove BN3 1JF, UK

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Make your own gingerbread dive bar while watching live performances by 3D Jesus, Susan, Bee & Jackrabbit and Andy Twyman.

Maple syrup to give your gingerbread pubs an authentic sticky floors experience will be provided.


Andy first took to the stage aged 12 in pubs and clubs, with his guitar, voice and harmonica, often jamming with local musicians including Rory Graham (aka Rag and Bone Man). Before hitting 18, he had gigged as a solo act in top London venues including The Jazz Café and 100 Club. Driven to create a distinctive and exciting act, Andy learnt to play foot operated drums, giving his songs a beat to get people on their feet. 

Drawing on influences as diverse as Muddy Waters, Monty Python and the White Stripes he developed a one man band show. 

In recent years Andy has brought this show to Spain, the Netherlands and France, has performed twice on BBC Radio and on London’s Resonance 104.4FM. In 2022 Andy performed at the opening of the British Blues Exhibition at the Barbican Library in London. He has become a sought after blues guitarist and this year joined Queen of the Blues Dana Gillespie's London Blues Band. He is also a prolific comedy music writer. On Christmas Eve 2015, Andy's Christmas music video, 'A Naked Noël', was broadcast on Channel 4. The Mirror newspaper published an article about Andy's Christmas single titled "Is this the best Christmas music video ever?". In 2017 Andy was interviewed on the London Live TV station to discuss his festival appearances and new live album release. Andy has performed at many of the biggest and best UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Standon Calling, and Green Gathering.

Andy’s one man band act is a unique blend of soulful blues music with raucous boogie, comedy, cabaret and rock and roll. The result is an exciting and entertaining show packed with heart and humour. Andy has found a place as one of the most original emerging acts on the circuit today. His distinct style has been heard and seen at Glastonbury Festival, on BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4.


Powerful alt-folk duoInfectious chemistry, insightful lyrics, layered harmonies and hypnotic string arrangements.


Bedroom demos.


Sexting the dead for one night only, twice-nephew of Tony Jandoo and total son of a bitch James Gandhi, will be playing solo as 3D Jesus.

7.45pm (Main Venue)


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