Sat 09 Feb Doors 7.30pm
Price: £18 adv + Booking fee
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome back The Dead South following their sell out show here in April 2018.
This time it’s for a full capacity standing show in our Banking Hall and after the buzz created throughout the UK and beyond following their last visit we are not expecting tickets to hang around for too long.
Saskatchewan is how it sounds: A province in the prairies of Canada. Double the size of Germany, but with less than one million residents. Lots of nature, and lots of silence. Perhaps lots of time to fill the silence with natural sounds, too.
This is where the quartet The Dead South comes from, and fits perfectly within this description. The debut album “Good Company” revealed the four hatted, hairy and bearded fellas, with singer Nate Hilts as a focal point. The album is a perfect fit to the genres Folk, Neo-Folk and Bluegrass-Folk or even alternative Country with refreshing tunes to it. With impact, humor and a kind of bold manner of putting words into sound. The instrumentation stays knowingly pure: guitars, cello, banjo, kick drum, mandolin – building the acoustic fundamentals for full lead vocals and harmonies.
The first album really was a promise that is now fulfilled with the upcoming UK release of the second album titled “Illusion & Doubt”. No doubt the four piece from the prairies has matured, not only because the banjo is now being played by a lady. Harmony changes as well as excellent and virtuosic instrumental parts have been added to their incredible energetic, passionate and sometimes surprisingly catchy melodies. But Hilts and company are far from being tame: “We are definitely closer to the Pogues than to Alison Krauss. Unfortunately, we do not possess much of the delicate elegance so we try and bring more energy and entertainment to our side. You could say we are a mix of Nu-folk with a few different styles mixed in between.
The Dead South will be supported by The Hooten Hallers.
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Refunds will only be given if the event is cancelled or postponed.
A percentage of our booking fee goes towards the running of our charity.
During this event we will have the following bars available:
- Main bar at the rear of the Banking Hall
- Pop up bottle bar near the stage in the Banking Hall
- 2 bars in our Club.