Stars to turn out for Breast Cancer Awareness Gig

Louis_rialtoSean Hannam, PopJunkie scribe, has organised a Breast Cancer Awareness Gig after the tragic passing of his mum from secondary breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Benefit Gig  will take place on Wednesday October 4th, upstairs at The Old Queens Head, Islington (44, Essex Rd, London, N1 8LN).

October is officially Breast Cancer awareness month, and Sean has booked four great acts to play acoustic sets along with DJs to make for an excellent evening with a superb cause. It promises to be lots of fun, and also, a great way of supporting the cause. The line-up features Louis Eliot from Britpoppers, Rialto, along with other great guests. All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Care, the UK’s leading charity for breast cancer support and information.

Read over for full line-up.

BREAST CANCER CARE BENEFIT NIGHT
Louis Eliot, Alex Lowe, Denzil & Matt Hill (Quiet Loner)
Four of the UK’s best singer/songwriters up close and acoustic, plus DJs).
Doors open at 8pm first act on at 8.30. Tickets – £5 on door.

Matt Hill

Matt Hill is the front-man with critically acclaimed UK alt.country act, Quiet Loner, who have opened shows for Lambchop, Joe Pernice, Neal Casal, Chris Mills, Richard Buckner and Josh Rouse.
Website Americana UK compared Matt to Elvis Costello and Morrissey, describing his sound as, ‘country music with a dark, foreboding, self reflective, sardonic heart, but with glimmers of optimistic passion.’

Denzil

Denzil‘s debut album Pub was described by NME as, ’16 tracks of sharp hooks and subtle harmonies, sandwiched somewhere between a frightening Crowded House and a friendly Elvis Costello.’ Those nice people at Time Out said: ‘Pub is a debut album that packs the kind of wallop reminiscent of first offerings from Elvis Costello, Squeeze, the Smiths and XTC. A flawless 16 songs of wonderful, transcendent pop."

Alex Lowe

Alex Lowe, the gravel-voiced ex-vocalist with Oasis label mates and retro indie rockers, Hurricane 1, is now pursuing a successful solo career as a country singer/songwriter. His new album, Step Forward All False Prophets, is a wonderful collection of acoustic tunes inspired by Dylan, Johnny Cash, Wilco/Uncle Tupelo and Tom Petty. Think Faces-era Rod Stewart meets The Man In Black.

Louis Eliot

Louis Eliot, former lead singer of cinematic popsters Rialto and indie-glamsters Kinky Machine, has now followed a new direction for his solo work. His debut album, The Long Way Round, embraces classic English guitar pop and pastoral folk. The Times described Louis as ‘a true pop genius’, whilst The Sunday Express highlighted his ‘Beatlesque intimacy’.

Mof Gimmers

                               

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