To celebrate the birthday of InMe guitarist and resident promoter Gazz Marlow, eight of the best local artists our area has to offer will be playing a very special, early starting acoustic night at The Pav Tav.
Doors will open at 7pm with a planned start thirty minutes later and the evening will feature Dog In The Snow, City Of Ashes, When Colours Collide, Hope Rudd, Tom Hughes, Matt Bonner and Gazz himself.
Dog In The Snow, or rather Helen Ganya Brown, merge ambient and folk styles with sweet, almost ghostlike vocals to create music that is both honest, and reflective of the world.
Bringing their post-hardcore sound to an acoustic stage City Of Ashes, responsible for such great songs as “The Art Of Opacity” and “Butterflies & Barflies”, mix beautiful melody with sweetly written poetry. Influenced by bands like Funeral For A Friend, 3 Doors Down, and Lostprophets their set with be one not to miss.
When Colours Collide is split into three parts in perfect harmony. With Hannah’s beautiful, melodic vocals, Luke’s catchy, harmonic rhythms, and Paul’s fantastic technique the trio have a sound that’s unique and has something for everyone.
Inspired by everything from political sci-fi books, to people, places, and life in general Hope Rudd, with her guitar and loop pedal, is one of the most gifted and talent artists on the bill.
Coming to Brighton from Kent acoustic singer/songwriter Tom Hughes’s deep vocal sound brings to mind greats like Johnny Cash. Obviously inspired by the man in black he also claims to be influenced by Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Loudon Wainwright III.
Recently reviewed in part one of our Soundcloud Showcase, Brighton’s Matt Bonner has received success both in this country (he was one half of a Fringe Festival act) and overseas (he recently played a gig at Dubrovnik in Croatia).
With a voice arguably as good as that of fellow band mate Dave McPherson, Gazz Marlow is best known as the new guitarist in the rock band InMe. Also working as a solo artist Gazz has been writing songs for over a decade with influences coming from acts like Silverchair, Nirvana, and Frank Turner.
Next week at The Pav Tav things will go back to normal with performances by Synthronus, Dusty Rosko, Loose Lips, and Hawka Hurricane.
Originally published here: http://sqmagazine.co.uk/2011/10/gig-preview-acoustic-night-the-pav-tav-october-13th/