Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Darrell Bath, Andy Weaver, Trent Miller and Ben Folke Thomas tomorrow at the 12 Bar


While we regret the loss of Marc Jeffrey and Jeremy Gluck from the line-up, due to the volcanic ash cloud which kept Marc in New York, we are pleased to still present a very superior line-up comprising:


Italian by birth but now residing in London, Trent Miller has been described as the Pete Doherty of the Americana movement. However, with his wistful acid-bite lyrics, mournful, chilling melodies and outlaw, renegade posture, a more suitable comparison might be to that of Gram Parsons or Gene Clark.
His original mix of gothic and avant-country have seen the singer-songwriter gain a growing cult following in the underground folk scene since he first brought his music to London in late 2006.
As a live performer, drink-fuelled, harmonica clad, with earrings that wouldn’t look out of place on Sitting Bull’s daughter and a voice pitched somewhere between Johnny Cash and Guy Kyser of the legendary Thin White Rope, you have never really seen anything like him. His acclaimed first album Cerberus came out in 2009 and he’s already busy working on a follow-up.


Of Chicken Legs Weaver, now doing solo thing, digging deeper into the roots of muddy rock music and trudging round with his beautiful burden and a shopping trolley full of primitive noise. A primitive rock n' roll thing with a guitar and foot stomp box. Recorded the Gravel Rd album in 2005 and now going out with a more stripped down, groovy voodoo type thing. Some is his own songs and some is reworkings of ancient blues and Gospel classics.


Quite possibly the finest guitarist in the UK today with spells in Dogs D’Amour,the Crybabys, the UK Subs, and the Ian Hunter Band. Accompanied the much-missed Nikki Sudden on many occasions and currently playing in Dave Kusworth and Micky Kemp’s bands. Splendid solo album Love And Hurt was produced by Dave Goodman and is just re-released on Angel Air.


Swedish-born, London-based Ben Folke Thomas often seems laid back but it's something of an act. He’s a driven singer-songwriter on a creative roll and a fine finger-picking guitarist to book. Whether fronting a five-piece band or just playing along with the lap steel and slide guitar or violin he’s mesmerising. He may comes over as a simulacra of the early 90s Bob Dylan (when he would have been about five) and lyrically he's not averse to quoting the Zim but he's an inventive lyricist with a impressive collection of solid songs. He’s about to release his first collection – a six-track EP to be released by Bucketfull Of Brains in May.

Running Order
(Subject to alteration)

Trent Miller 8.00

Andy Weaver 8.45

Darrell Bath 9.45

Ben Folke Thomas 10.45

Further additions and surprises a possibility

The 12 Bar Club
Denmark Street


This show carries the BUCKETFULL OF BRAINS imprimatur

1 comment:

Nick Bob said...

Glassglue now added - doing the late set 23.45