Tonight, Dan O'Farrell's songs are brought to ferocious life by The Difference Engine - guitar, double-bass & drums. And for this album-launch, the amazing cast of musicians who played on the album will all be joining him, so you can have fun watching Bik trying to fit in a string quartet, pedal steel, flute player and more, too!
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": https://soundcloud.com/danofarrellmusic/the-nazarene-rifle-association
And "Rosaline Wins" (with The Difference Engine):
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 also welcome back double bassist & composer, Rick Foot who recently released his solo album here, 'Rain Machine' to great critical acclaim. 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.
We always ask our bands to describe themselves in three words. Theirs was the brand new genre, Radical Romantic Folkabilly.
Support comes from Calum Lintott and Lucy Kitchen, and all who contributed to the recordings.
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?
<-- They have to make him feel like this - and they will have the same effect on you, we promise.
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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.)
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.
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The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
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Experience world class, fringe and local acts up close and personal in our intimate gallery space.
Most timings for performances list the doors open time, which is usually 30 minutes before the performance starts.
We also have a full programme of regular groups, workshops and socials here - click here for more information about these and to visit our main website.
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