Weds 23 May: Findlay Brown plus special guests WELFARE

★★★★★ The Guardian / “Set’s the benchmark for gorgeous troubadour folk” – MOJO / “A kaleidoscopic, nostalgic vision.” – Interview Magazine

Venue: The Green Note, Camden NW1 7AN Ph 020 7485 9899

Doors open 7.00 pm, nearest tube Camden, three mins walk.

Tickets £10.00 adv BUY NOW / £12.00 door

 

 

Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Findlay Brown‘s 11 year career began with his 2007 single “Come Home’ from debut album ‘Separated By The Sea’ rooting him firmly in the nation’s consciousness, it’s chart placing landing him an appearance on the legendary Top of the Pops. Reviewing his debut, The Guardian referred to ‘Separated By The Sea’ as ‘..brilliantly melancholic, the most unlikely classic of the year‘. Brown’s sophomore release was the Bernard Butler (Suede, Duffy) produced album ”Love Will Find You’ for the iconic Verve Records, leading to a U.S. tour and and a performance of his single ‘How Long’, with orchestra, on The Late Show With David Letterman. 

Since moving to Copenhagen in 2013 Brown has released the 2015 collection ‘Slow Light’, and on May 18th releases ‘Not Everything Beautiful Is Good’. The disparate sounds of folk troubadours Nick Drake and Jackson C. Frank, heavyweight songwriters Harry Nilsson and Paul Simon, and avant-garde trailblazers Terry Riley and Arthur Russell float in and out of the new album’s musical landscape like ghosts. A superb songwriter of depth and complexity, with a unique ability to combine the classic and the esoteric, Findlay Brown has a pioneering musical spirit, his career to this point taking him from his home town of York to London, on to Brooklyn in New York, and now settled in Denmark.

To date he has toured and collaborated with, amongst many others, Bert Jansch, Fionn Regan, John Renbourn, Paul Weller, Brendan Benson, Bat For Lashes and Johnny Flynn.

a rich-voiced master songwriter’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Set’s the benchmark for gorgeous troubadour folk” – MOJO

A kaleidoscopic, nostalgic vision.” – Interview Magazine

Following in the footsteps of the likes of Joni Mitchell or Sarah McQuaid, Findlay Brown’s “When the Lights Go Out” is a modern folk wonder set to Celtic tuning.” – PopMatters

 

 

WELFARE’s music is a glass of wine over dim candlelight: it comforts the soul after a long day, and converts any misplaced uneasiness into cool relaxation. Restraint is the operative word. It’s felt all over, and it feels like Blue Velvet. Padraig Whelan is clearly tipping his brim to the golden old days where flashiness never outshone the basic substance of a lone crooner and his backing band, and where one only needed a well-tailored suit to attract attention. His music does the rest, understated though it is- [it] spends a great deal of time gazing at old shadows. A quiet devotion to dead legends is stitched into its very fabric, [creeping] behind you like a pillow of swift relief’. LINE OF BEST FIT

Gorgeous, slow-burning songs’ ROUGH TRADE

Absolutely beautiful‘ BBC 6 MUSIC’s GIDEON COE

Another rare gem from the supremely talented singer-songwriter‘ THE LINE OF BEST FIT

 

https://wwwwwelfare.bandcamp.com/track/i-play-the-horses

 

 

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