The Velveteen Orkestra + More

The Velveteen Orkestra + More

Event Time Thu 15th Aug at 7:30pm-Thu 15th Aug at 11:00pm
Event Location The Folklore Rooms, Brighton and Hove
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 18+


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General Admission £7.00 Buy

The Velveteen Orkestra + More

The Velveteen Orkestra has the ability to make audiences swoon while, at the same time, casting forth an air of unease with their intoxicating hybrid of rich romanticism and brutal intensity. Embodying essences of European folk and Americana with nodding acquaintances to Neil Young, Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Radiohead, their sound can gently pluck at your heartstrings while, at the same time, delicately slipping them around your neck.

The Velveteen Orkestra are a ragged-trousered rock and roll orchestra conceived in a leaky, shadow-veiled district of South London. Bellowing out from underneath the grey brutalist tower blocks named in honour of romantic poets is a sound that is both savage, yet elegant… animal, yet noble… honest, yet fantastical.

Their pulsating live shows are attracting audiences for their rich romanticism and brooding intensity, as well as their sparkling sense of humour. Lead Singer/Guitarist Dan Shears emits a gilt-edged voice from a spindle-limbed frame, evoking memories of Jeff Buckley at his heart-aching best.

Mishkin Fitzgerald & The Chemical Perils is a cacophony of contrasting genres, voices and instruments, headed up by fiery singer-songwriter Mishkin Fitzgerald and her accordion. The perform explosive and theatrical songs influenced by Klezmer, Country & Folk.

The band is a group effort, with an ever-growing variety of musicians. There is only one rule for The Chemical Perils: “whoever turns up on the night is in the band”.

Billie J Woolf is a lyrical wanderer navigating the landscape of sound and language, seeking a joyous truth amidst chaos. Drawing inspiration from literature’s wonderlands Billie spins words into melodies that dance upon the ear and resonate with the kaleidoscope of the human condition.

Billie invites you to confront the absurdity of existence, embrace the chaos of the unknown, and find solace in the beauty of language.


The Folklore Rooms
12 North St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 3GJ, UK