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Dan O'Farrell and the Difference Engine + Jack Francis / The Art House / Sat 20th Jan

The Art House Gallery, Cafe & Venue

Saturday, 20 January 2018 from 19:30 to 22:30 (GMT)

Dan O'Farrell and the Difference Engine + Jack Francis...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Low waged & Early bird
Super-discounted tickets for people on a tight-budget or those who want to help us to keep down our costs by purchasing early.
Ended £6.10 £0.91
Normal advance ticket
A bit more than the early bird price, but still amazing value. The on-the-day tickets will be £10.50
20h 5m £8.30 £1.03
On the day
Still great value, on-the-day tickets cost a little more, as we hope to convince you to buy early (and save us a lot of advertising money and grey hairs!)
Not Started £10.50 £1.15
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Event Details

Dan O'Farrell's songs brought to ferocious life by The Difference Engine - guitar, double-bass & drums. We always ask our bands to describe themselves in three words. Theirs was the brand new genre, Radical Romantic Folkabilly.

Described as 'erudite, morose and challenging' and 'arguably Southampton's finest song-writer', Dan O'Farrell writes and sings songs of satirical vehemence. Listen to "The Nazarene Rifle Association":

You may know him from Dan's other outfit, Accrington Stanley, described as "a popular beat combo who sprang to obscurity in Southampton in the late 1980's". Their album “Lovebound” was championed by legendary DJ John Peel, and recently rediscovered in the first 100 albums in the John Peel Archive. Dan is joined tonight by their drummer, Chrish Walsh.

We're delighted to welcome back double bassist & composer, Rick Foot who recently released his solo album here, 'Rain Machine' to great critical acclaim. Listen:

Rick's recent work includes recording with Belshazzar's Feast, John Dipper and Luke Daniels, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Foot/Long and Arnie Cottrell.


Jack Francis has gone from playing his unique brand of Folk/Soul/Americana at small local gigs in his hometown of Southampton, to appearing at major UK festivals such as the Isle Of Wight, Victorious and Stone Free Festival at the O2 Arena.

Attracting the attention of the industry, his debut EP 'The Van Wyck Expressway' has been championed by BBC Introducing, as well as receiving national radio play on Tom Robinson's Radio 6 Music show. His self-titled second EP was released at the start of 2017. The lead single 'Play On' was recorded at The Workshop, Notting Hill in late 2016, and was debuted on BBC Introducing shortly after."

"Hauntingly wondeful acoustic tunes tinged in old school Americana." - Southampton Music Magazine

"Brilliant voice and amazing songwriting talent!" -- BBC Introducing



Picture of Bik in headphones smiling

Our Director Paul Bickmore (better known as Bik) spends a lot of his time tracking down a varied, interesting range of performances for us to host here at The Art House.

A seasoned musician himself (as well as being the man who does the sound engineering on the night - something he does extremely well), Bik hand-selects the very best acts to showcase in our gallery space - his criteria?  

Travel information:-

We are a city centre venue and parking can be in short supply.  If you are driving, please make sure you leave plenty of time to find a space click here for a map of where the nearest parking spaces can be found.

We recommend Kings Park Road car park:
We are about 10 minutes walk from Southampton City Centre train station (head up the hill toward the Guildhall clock tower) and on the route for most city centre buses (the Unilink U1 stops virtually outside.)

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 Accessibility info:-

Events are generally suitable for adults, young people and older children - children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, however. Young children are also welcome to come along but be aware some poems and songs may contain adult content (although we try to keep these until after children have left!)

Most events are held on our first floor, accessible by a wide staircase with a sturdy banner. Comformatable seating is provided.  We regret that, due to space and other constraints, we are generally unable to relocate our events to the ground floor for those who require ground level access - so sorry.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Events are open to all ages unless otherwise stated, however please note that our mission is to provide creative activity primarily to adults, therefore most of our programme is aimed at 16 years and over.  Performances may include stronger language.

Life drawing classes are open to over 18s only.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please click here for details of how to find us.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please don't bring your own food or drink to The Art House.

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you have a smartphone, we prefer that you save paper and show us your ticket on a phone.

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are not refundable unless the event is cancelled.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
As long as the person making the booking is with you, that's fine. 

All bookings for events are subject to our Terms and Conditions which can be viewed here.

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The Art House Southampton CIC
178 Above Bar Street
SO14 7DW Southampton
United Kingdom

Saturday, 20 January 2018 from 19:30 to 22:30 (GMT)

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