Tues 5 Oct @ The Luminaire - DARREN HAYMAN AND THE SECONDARY MODERN + DAN MICHAELSON AND THE COASTGUARDS + MICKTRAVIS
DARREN HAYMAN AND THE SECONDARY MODERN + DAN MICHAELSON AND THE COASTGUARDS + MICKTRAVIS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH 2010
The Luminaire, 311 High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7JR
DARREN HAYMAN AND THE SECONDARY MODERN
Former Hefner front man Darren Hayman appears with his backing band - the tight, tough, but soulful folk-rock orchestra The Secondary Modern - to launch his new album and finest work to date “Essex Arms”. This is the perfect opportunity for Hefner fans and Hayman acolytes alike to catch their man in his prime as he continues this productive stage of his elaborate artistic journey, evoking a nostalgic and romantic atmosphere with songs about life and love in the suburbs that showcase his eye for detail and ear for folk-pop melodies.
"London's poet laureate of sexual dysfunction, discomfort, and dog-eared under-achievement… the match of Ray Davies, or any of the quintessentially English masters." (The Guardian)
DAN MICHAELSON AND THE COASTGUARDS
Following his stint as the singer-songwriter in the critically acclaimed Absentee, Dan Michaelson is now the whisky barrel baritone and short-legged leader of Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards. Dan and his Coastguards, who are a shining assortment of London's most talented musicians, have spent the first half of 2010 busy handcrafting nine new songs for their forthcoming album “Shakes”, which is due for release on October 4th. Inspired in equal parts by soul and country classic song writers, “Shakes” ushers in a fresh take on the humble love song, and draws a clean line in the dust kicked up by Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards.
"A voice deeper and darker than most extended overdrafts - Michaelson is on endearingly poetic form" (NME)
Micktravis is the continuing sporadic alias of ex tompaulin songwriter Jamie Holman. Tompaulin enjoyed a three LP and seven single career, notching up two John Peel Sessions, while collaborating with members of The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Clientele and The Left Outsides along the way. micktravis is currently playing solo, stripped back to voice and guitar and mostly sings about girls and fighting. Both of which he loses.
“Delightfully awkward and pleasingly witty” (Pull Yourself Together)