Date: Sunday 6 May 2012
Venue: Ollie's at The Merchant Hotel, Belfast
Time: 8 - 10 pm
What do you get when you crash Rachel's indie folk self-stylings with a noisemaker, a trumpet player, and an unhinged rhythm section?
Join Rachel as she records a live set with several of Belfast's most exciting musicians, including Barry Cullen
(clarinet, electronics), Michael Barkley
(trumpet), Anthony Devenney
(bass), and others, in a one-off, spontaneously improvised gig.
Read on - and buy your tickets at https://cqaf.ticketsolve.com/shows/126524796/events
. Tickets are limited to 75.
PURCHASE OF A TICKET GETS YOU A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE GIG SOON AFTER THE EVENT.
Calling to mind comparisons with the restless creative spirit of Nick Cave, Rachel Austin’s songwriting rarely comes at the listener from the obvious perspective, by turns beguiling and cajoling its way into the heart. The words are timeless, but the delivery is completely captivating, recalling the swooping melodies of Tim Buckley at his best.
Comparisons can only take you so far, however, as Rachel possesses a stark and creative outlook that is all her own. This is evidenced through her recent fan-funded project, Austin In Austin, which saw her record in Austin Texas with producer Brian Beattie (
Daniel Johnston, Okkervil River) and drummer Dony Wynn (Robert Palmer, Robert Plant/Patty Griffin) in November of last year.
Labels: belfast, bew, festival, gigs, improvisation, recording