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Formerly known as André Herman Dune, Stanley Brinks comes to Sheffield alongside his Norweigan acoustic bandmates the Flying Kaniks and frequent collaborator Freschard.
Stanley Brinks with the Flying Kaniks and Freschard will be a great evening of relaxed and enjoyable music ranging from artistic folk pop to 'Calypso' (a style of music from Trinidad). The venue is a great pub near the centre of Sheffield with a great drinks selection.
For some samples of the music played see here.
STANLEY BRINKS and the FLYING KANIKS.
December 2006. Herman Düne release their Giant album on a major label and are all set to play some large venues when suddenly André leaves the band. He moves to Berlin where, at his own pace and with no outside pressures, he starts to record new material under the name Stanley Brinks.
But this more personal approach to music started many years ago for
Stanley/André, when in paralllel with his musical output with Herman Düne, he played solo gigs under his real name, or using the acronym AHD or even under one of a host of pseudonyms he'd taken (Ben Dope, Ben Haschish, Klaus Bong, John Trawling, John Andreas, Lord Stanislas...).
Stanley/André has always been rather reticent when it comes to engaging with technology, the internet or the music business. In complete autonomy, he produces around 4 albums a year, on his own label, Radical Baboon. This solitary approach has never precluded him achieving worldwide recognition, since in the past he's often toured his work around Europe, the UK and the United states to an appreciative audience.
By following this path, Stanley has managed to transform his ambitions to create music on a more personal scale into a veritable way of life: simple recordings that require little in the way of technical logistics, intimate live shows in small venues or even private appartments... a bohemian life of creativity and travel.
His first album under the name Stanley Brinks, Dank U, was included in
Inrocks top 50 best albms of 2008. And more recently, Stanley Brinks and the Wave Picture also elicited a strong critical response in the media. These are the only two albums which are officially distributed. All his other material is available online, or at any concert Stanley plays.
Freschard grew up in a farm in French Burgundy. She started organizing shows in the barn when she was about 12 years old. Aged 18 she moved to the big city, Paris, where she baked pies and cakes in a cafe. There, a local musician and regular customer called Andre Herman Dune wrote a few songs for her to sing. She called her first E.P. Neon Orange. Homeless in Paris, she saved up just enough money to get herself a ticket to New York. There she found an old electric guitar and started writing her own material.
She recorded her second e.p., "Shower Gel", with Mike Gomez on lapsteel guitar. With AHD and G. Lucas Crane she also formed a band called Back Up, and worked on poetical noise music. In 2004 she moved to Berlin, where she recorded her first LP, "Alien Duck", with a mix of electronic and acoustic sounds. Her second album, "Click Click", recorded in 2006, features a drummer (Leo Bear Creek), and electric guitars by Stanley Brinks. On her third album, moonstone, she plays the drums herself. She works as a sound engineer and records her friends' music. She also has a Calypso cover band with Stanley Brinks, called Kreuzberg Museum.