Delighted to finally announce our partnership with Belfast's best small festival. Belfast Guitar festival.
Weekly Sunday's at the Blaklist will show of a variety of very best of singer song writers and acoustic musicians.
Expect a very laid back vibe. Free Entry.
Launch line up;
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musician, composer and producer Neil Hughes. Active under the moniker since 2014, Hughes has released numerous EPs and full-length albums, he has collaborated with a multitude of talented artists and musicians. As he has risen to prominence, his catalogue has grown to include pieces commissioned by festival and art centres, as well as film scores and production credits. His unique approach to composition and creation has proven him to be an influential and significant figure of the modern soundscape.
Gary Lutton, instrumental acoustic guitarist, previously having worked with Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mike Dawes & Paco Pena. In 2015 recorded with seminal record producer Tony Visconti. His unique style, draw’s the listener to his world as he blends interesting percussive techniques with intricate harmony’s, melody & bass of a live band. With flavours and lyrical overtones from Morrison, Simon, and Mitchell. A slight move of his hand and the complexities of Indian rhythms fall across his soundboards. Covers also receive this treatment as Fleetwood Mac & John Martyn never sounded so good.
Tony likes moving forward, because he knows the world is moving with him. Finding a firm alliance with an acoustic guitar, a strong acquaintance with a harmonica and even a fling with some mariachi brass, he writes words and music that come right from his heart, holding a mirror up to the world at large and seeking positivity.
His new work has been likened to Neil Young, Tom Petty, and even further oldies such as Delta bluesman Skip James and folk legend Woody Guthrie. Others see the ghost of Joe Strummer, particularly via his rebellious streak, sometimes politicised lyrics and musical experimentation but never predictable
Singer-songwriter, musician, composer and all round good guy. His voice is a weapon for good and evil. It can be described as«it was soaked in a vat of Buckfast, left hanging in the entry for a few months, and then taken outside and run over by a meat wagon ». Andrews lyrics frequently present atmospheric portraits of grotesque, often seedy characters and places, although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads.
Becky currently working on a new album to be released later this year, uses her life experiences as an inspiration in her work.In her songs, she often addresses the hurt and pain of someone beyond her years. Her ebb and flow of melody is deft defining and should not be missed. Her ability to communicate so much in a chorus is a must to hear.