Matt Berry (of The IT Crowd fame) and Mark Morriss (of The Bluetones) play Whelans on July 29th and we’ve got some tickets to give away courtesy of those nice WhelansLive people.
Witchazel, the debut album proper of renowned comedian Matt Berry was released in March 2011 to great critical acclaim but this was by no means Berry’s first excursion into the musical outer-reaches. Berry already has two limited releases under his belt – ‘Opium’ and ‘Jackpot’ and also composed the music for the surreally magnificent comedy shows Snuff Box & Saxondale not to mention his rock opera AD/BC which Berry co-wrote with Richard Ayoade. In short, Berry has musical pedigree and a body of work that would make seasoned performers blush.
Recorded almost entirely in his front room & partly inspired by Richard Adams’ Watership Down, Witchazel is a freaky voyage into the heart of the countryside which will most certainly strike a chord with anyone with room in their heart for British psychedelia & folk and even the most casual listen will reveal that this album was a labour of love for Berry, pure and simple.
MARK MORRISS (The Bluetones)
Bluetones frontman Mark Morriss has received widespread & much-deserved acclaim for his solo album Memory Muscle and delivers a brilliant & often blistering acoustic set.
In advance of this Autumn’s farewell tour with The Bluetones, frontman Mark is heading out on a solo acoustic tour, playing songs off his album Memory Muscle with a few classic Bluetones tracks thrown in for good measure. With his mix of impassioned vocals and between-song banter, Mark’s solo show must not be missed! Getting his hands dirty with his own set of songs has been an inspiring experience for Morriss who started trying them out acoustically at open-mic nights in London way back in 2004: ” I’d just turn up with my guitar, play five or six songs, along with everyone else. I didn’t want any special favours, and just enjoyed the experience of stripping things right back down.”
Matt Berry (The IT Crowd) (solo performance)
Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) (solo performance)
July 29th 2011
Tickets €14 plus booking fee available from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078], Tickets.ie & Ticketmaster.
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