Thu, 27 Jul|
The Cellar Bar
Seany Clarke - The Cellar Bar
+ Special Guest Sharon Lewis
When & Where
27 Jul, 19:30
The Cellar Bar, 1 Holland Rd, Hove, Brighton and Hove, Hove BN3 1JF, UK
Brighton based British singer-songwriter guitarist Seany Clarke delivers an “intriguing take on 21st century life” embracing elements of folk, soul, jazz, and folk-rock with "individual flair."
Driven by his percussive finger-style acoustic guitar, Seany’s down-to-earth sound is often sung with irony, pathos and playfulness. Artists such as Curtis Mayfield, Elvis Costello, Paul Weller and John Martyn inspire him. But they are just part of a rich woven tapestry of influences stretching back to the days when he was recording his demo material with former Boo Radley's bassist and drummer Tim Brown and Rob Cieka.
Seany collaborated with Catskills Records’/ Was Wah 45s Soul Funk outfit Hardkandy as co-writer-singer-guitarist, playing a major role in their Last to Leave album that featured guest artist Terry Callier. The Telegraph Magazine remarked on Seany's “outstanding soul vocals” for his live performance of the album.
He released his latest his album, First Aid Kit, in February, a short, sharp and a curious journey through the cracks of our neurosis.
Much revered for her tender and heartfelt songs, enchanting songstress Sharon Lewis weaves a rare and compelling spell with haunting vocals and poignant lyrics.
Formerly one half of highly regarded duo Pooka, she has collaborated with eclectic artists such as Orbital, 1 Giant Leap, Nick Hemming from The Leisure Society and most recently her song 'Music Is The Light' has been sampled by The Avalanches and features on their new album We Will Always Love You alongside guest artists Johnny Marr, Tricky and Neneh Cherry. She also performed alongside Ani Difranco and Martin Carthy in an early version of the folk opera Hadestown by Anais Mitchell.
Accompanying herself on piano, guitar and ukulele, Sharon’s music has been described as strong medicine for the soul with songs that resonate as deeply as ancient hymns.