92 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7NY
Fri 17 June 2015
Philippe Nash makes captivating music that constantly outgrows itself. You become incredibly close to the smallest detail in his performances – gentle refrains, harmony, building rhythmical interplay – before the songs take you by the hand and show you each beautiful moment together inside a larger, whole, captivating movement that remains unpredictable and yet simultaneously homely.
Like following a river’s journey to the sea: widening out from streams at the source, the song’s swell with the sounds of the land and the deeper tones of spiritual love and life, before stretching out to meet the ocean with a full body of melodic feeling. Performing with Will Hilliard(drums), Philippe shirks the conventional approach to song arrangement and repetition, striving towards a structural and tonal expansiveness.
“Angelic and delicate sound” brightonmusicblog.co.uk
“The first album of Nick Austin’s is one of the finest collections of songs heard in the new year.” lifeisaminestrone.over-blog.com
Nick Austin is a Brighton-based songwriter and performer. He has recorded and released two albums Nick Austin (2015) and The Violet Hour (2016).
Pork Chop Suits – “Song of the day” (FOLK RADIO UK)
“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 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 and releasing a home recorded E.P. (“Cold and Bright”) 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, Ramsbottom Festival, The End Festival, Uncivilization Festival and Ymuno.
He recently went back into the studio with friends and collaborators Benjamin Yellowitz and members of Alt-country band Dead Flowers to record his most recent E.P. (“How We Used To Live”, released in July 2015). On the back of this Mock Deer will hit the road again covering both the UK and Europe with plans to record an album in 2016.