Spitdust produce experimental, atmospheric music, drawing influences from an eclectic mixture of contemporary english folk, world and country music. Expect a surreal, dream-like journey deep into the fields and hedgerows of the British countryside!
Check them out here: https://www.reverbnation.com/spitdust/songs
Support tonight comes from Owen Tromans.
Owen Tromans grew up in The Black Country and led John Peel favourites San Lorenzo before pursuing a solo career that has seen him release several acclaimed albums and tour extensively, playing with the likes of Best Coast, Mumford & Sons, Idlewild and Plush.
Owen has also appeared on records with Devendra Banhart, Mercury Rev, Bardo Pond and members of REM and Sonic Youth, most notably "Chamber Music" on Fire Records. The Observer singled out Owen's contribution to the compilation for its "Steely acoustic guitar with lashings of romantic sentiment."
Tromans has always mixed fiery electric music with stark acoustics, most notably on 2009's song cycle "The Fall of Acre" which chronicled the further adventures of the recurring characters that populate his songs.
“Uncluttered and intensely beautiful ballads”
Time Out London
"Steely acoustic guitar with lashings of romantic sentiment"
“A real breath of fresh air”
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.
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.)
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.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
The best way is by email to email@example.com
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.
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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