336 Green Lanes, N4 1BY London
Doors - 7:30pm
Sat March 9th 2019
CAMPFIRE SOCIAL are an Indie-pop 5 piece from North Wales who’s incandescent, melodic songs take the intimate heartbreak of Elliott Smith and embellish with the golden harmonies of The Beach Boys mixed with subtle hints of their personal love for post-rock and the mid 90’s emo scene. At times getting you up off your chairs in a passionate rage, at others just to dance but always filled with hope.
“A must see for anyone with a hankering for bleak-abilly blues.” – NME
James Brute writes spooked out songs of love, loss and lust and delivers them in a heady mix of acid blues, doom-wop and rock n’roll.
The former front man of The Brute Chorus released his debut solo single Bury Yourself in 2014 with long-term collaborator Mat Martin (Guitar, Vocals, Percussion). The song was picked up by John Kennedy on Radio X and gathered a selection of critical acclaim, including from the NME.
Shows followed in support of Nadine Shah, Kingsley Chapman and the Murder, John J Presley, Furs and Big Girls, alongside legendary basement parties in Homerton under the old Railroad Café. As the sound became more expansive he began to build his band, now featuring Dave Ferrett (Bass, Vocals, Percussion), Johnny Manning (Keyboards , Percussion) and Findlay William Brown (Drums).
Ennio the Little Brother
Tucked away up in North Wales, a remarkable lyricist and self-taught producer blended soulful dream pop with homemade hip-hop to create a unique soundscape. He achieved this in his parent’s attic, culturally mining his fervent imagination and hand-me-down records to craft multilayered songs that invite us to view life through his DIY kaleidoscope.
His debut single – ‘Bunk Beds’ was featured on Cerys Matthew’s Sunday Morning BBC Radio 6 show. He was also featured on Tom Robinson’s Introducing playlist, and interviewed for Bethan Elfyn’s ‘Introducing Artist of the Week’ segment.
Ennio approaches live performance with joyous ingenuity, delivering an entirely new vibe to his studio incarnations by stripping back the many layers of instrumentation to the core via his soft guitar tone whilst triggering samples on a drum machine.
2018 saw Ennio step up his volume of gigging, learning intricate ways to master his sound on every outing. A notable performance was at the beautiful St. Mary’s Church in Chester; in a typical beguiling performance, his soft-jazz guitar loops and provocative vocals reverberated around the spectacular stone building to a captive audience.
In February 2019, Ennio will be embarking on a UK tour for the release of his forthcoming single –
“Everything hangs on the voice .. And what a voice it is!” – Real Gone
“Gorgeous. This guy creates real atmosphere and depth within his songs.” – London Gig Guide
Mock Deer (Ricky Damiani) is a singer and songwriter based in London.
A self-taught musician with a unique playing and writing style, he has spent the majority of his life in the North of England & Wales and has re-immersed himself in the capital’s Alt-folk scene over recent years, playing shows for many of the best local promoters as well as touring both in the UK and in Europe.
As well as writing original music for theatre and television he has released two EPs, ‘Cold and Bright’ and more recently ‘How We Used to Live’ released in July 2015. His renewed involvement in the live music scene has seen him play shows supporting great acts such as The Burning Hell (Can), The Migrant (DK), Sam Brookes (UK) and Kristin McClement (UK) as well as appearing at several UK festivals, including Festival N6, Wilderness Festival, Ramsbottom Festival, The End & Uncivilization Festival
He is currently recording an album with producer Scott Fitzgerald and collaborating with many friends he’s met on the way, The Album promises to be something special and will hopefully be finished by the end of the year. Between the recording schedule he’ll be playing shows and festivals in the Uk/Europe throughout the year