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Review: The Great Escape 2009, day 3.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , , on May 20, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Mystery Frontman

So the third and final day of The Great Escape 2009 and being a Saturday it was the busiest of the lot crowd wise. Read on to see which bands made the trip to the seaside worthwhile including the above front man to the best new band in the world – who is it?? Continue reading

Review: The Veils & Alessi’s Ark & Scott McFarnon, Windmill Brixton, Feb 4th 09

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Music Video with tags , , , , on February 5, 2009 by musicmuleblog

The Veils, Windmill, feb 4th 09 by musicmuleblog

The Windmill is one of my favourite venues due to their ability to pull stellar lineups out of the bag. On this occasion however thanks are also due to The Veils for electing to take Alessi’s Ark on a string of UK dates with them.

After a slippery walk on icy Brixton side streets to get to the venue I’m just in time to catch a few songs from Scott McFarnon. Scott oozes confidence and charisma on stage. He plays alone on his acoustic guitar and has a depth and range of voice that you don’t often expect to hear from a support act. Scott has recently co-written with Beyonce and you can hear the pop and sometimes hip hop edge to his  guitar tunes. They’re not all for me but you can’t deny the guy’s talent – one for the mainstream perhaps?

The success of the evening for me came from Alessi and her band a.k.a. Alessi’s Ark.

Alessi, Windmill, Feb 4th 09 by musicmule

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The Veils, Windmill Brixton, Feb 4th

Posted in Gigs, Tickets with tags , , , , on February 3, 2009 by musicmuleblog

the-veils-ica-photo-by-david-emery

What? THE VEILS + Alessi’s Ark + Scott McFarnon

The Veils are an Anglo-Kiwi band who have been compared to vintage Echo and The Bunnymen, they re-released their debut album The Runaway Found through legendary Rough Trade Records in the second half of last year. Their big sounding rock n roll tunes are complemented by the raspy (Axl Rose territory on ‘Jesus For The Jugular’ !) voice of Finn Andrew. Support comes from two London home-grown artists, firstly the dream like folk pop songs of Alessi’s Ark who is also out supporting Mumford and Sons on their current UK trek. Opening slot goes to Scott McFarnon who possesses a Jeff Buckley like voice and has even co-written a golden globe nominated song for Beyonce recently!

When? Wednesday Feb 4th

Where? The Windmill, Brixton.

How Much? £5

Tickets? wegottickets *SOS only 9 available online at last check

The Veils – Calliope

Alessi’s Ark – The Dog

Scott McFarnon – Woman