One of our all time favourite prodigal sons makes a last minute stop back at Songs of Praise for Ed’s birthday show at The Vic on September 1st.
Gaz Brookfield is a solo acoustic musician originally from Swindon but now based in Bristol.
Since winning Acoustic magazine’s 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this time he has shared the stage with the likes of Levellers, Frank Turner, New Model Army, Nick Harper, Newton Faulkner, Miles Hunt, and many more, racking up over 1000 gigs to date. Gaz remains the only unsigned solo artist to sell out The Fleece, Bristol. A feat he as now achieved 4 times. The last two times selling out over 6 months in advance.
Often playing as many as 200 gigs a year, Gaz’s relelntless and never-ending tour schedule takes him to every corner of the country and beyond. 2013 – 2015 saw Brookfield play at over 75 UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, and many more, firmly cementing him as a festival favourite for 2016.
In support is one of Gaz’s many touring partners, the brilliant Funke and the Two Tone Baby. Funke is a one man sonic explosion, uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.
Beyond the double microphones and trademark trilby is Dan Turnbull, a multi-instrumental battery spinning musical plates. A powerhouse to the ears and a blur to the eyes who smashes stage, festival and string after string whilst sweeping up audiences and dropping jaws from Boomtown Fair to Kendal Calling and Secret Garden Party to Convoi de Fete (NL).
Opening the show is Nick Felix, a solo singer / songwriter from Swindon who flits between delicate folk meanderings and country tinged melodies, always with a generous amount of funky pop mixed in for good measure.
Tickets £5 in advance via seetickets or The Vic or £7 on the door.