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Sat, 04 Nov


The Venue

The Real Music Club : Nick Pynn

+ Merry McCloud & R. Dyer

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The Real Music Club : Nick Pynn
The Real Music Club : Nick Pynn

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04 Nov 2023, 20:00

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

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Nick Pynn -  Nick is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, session musician and solo ‘avant folk’ artist. From performing in / recording with various bands, and two-handers with Stewart Lee, Steve Harley, (Crazy World of) Arthur Brown, Beverley Martyn, David Thomas (Pere Ubu), Boothby Graffoe and Kate Daisy Grant, to playing ‘junk’ instruments as a member of Stomp’s Lost and Found Orchestra and being hoisted up in a cage with 90s girl band B*Witched, Nick has had a diverse career. 

In solo performance he layers up a live-looped wall of sound, featuring 5 string fiddle, banjos, bass pedals, wine glasses, theremin, dulcimer, saw and more, mostly self made instruments. 

 ‘A magical find in the night’ **** The Scotsman 

‘Consistently the best thing I see in the Fringe’ Stewart Lee 

“Music of immense imagination and skill” Glasgow Herald  

Merry McCloud -  It can be something of a cliché to describe a new album in the alt folk genre as ‘a breath of fresh air’, yet Merry McCloud’s pellucid singing voice makes ‘The False Bride’ just that. A singer, performer and songwriter who has toured Europe and the American Deep South, supported Nik Turner’s Space Ritual and made several appearances on Glastonbury’s Avalon Stage, she is accompanied on guitar and bass by psych legend Bruce Welch, who has worked with everyone from Hawkwind to Judie Tzuke and the late Bert Jansch. Superstar producer Youth gives her collection of traditional songs and self-penned compositions a lustrous spaciousness. The rich texture and tenderness of Merry’s singing voice, is redolent of Annie Haslam and Sandy Denny, mellifluous singers with progressive folk bands Renaissance and Fairport Convention respectively. Merry is the mysterious dark queen of alt folk.  

R.Dyer -  Live loops, mesmerising harmonies, baroque pop and emergency nose-flute  R.Dyer combines anything from found sounds, synth, musical saw, saxophone, nose-flute, folk harp, household objects, and light up shoelaces to create looped performances which move from baroque-pop to mesmerising soundscapes via acapella lullabies and stories about dogs in trainers.  A regular performer in their home-town of Brighton, they’ve supported Sarah Angliss, Porridge Radio, Ana da Silva & PHEW!, Alabaster dePlume, Haiku Salut and Richard Dawson, as well once dressing up as an ice cream and leading a revolt against the band they were supporting.  

‘A beautiful show’ - Alabaster deplume 

‘Stories of minutiae and mundanity told with heartfelt magic’ - Brighton Source 

'I’m really looking forward to what they come up with next’ - Sarah Angliss 

‘Peculiar and brilliant’ - Haiku Salut 

Insta and Twitter: @rdyermusic

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