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Sunnbrella + DAWKS & Ivan Knight

Sunnbrella + DAWKS & Ivan Knight

Event Time Fri 9th Jun at 7:30pm-Fri 9th Jun at 11:00pm
Event Location Bobiks, Newcastle upon Tyne
Event Price £10.00 + Booking fee (see below)
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Age restrictions: 16+
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Sunnbrella + DAWKS & Ivan Knight

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Sunnbrella is the solo project of Prague-born, London-based musician and producer David Zbirka. With a musical sensibility akin to bringing daydreams into focus, ​Sunnbrella ​creates sun-bleached, shoegazing, beat-driven melancholy, as diverse in its sonic palette as it is rich in emotive sentiment.

The project began life as little more than a lo-fi bedroom pop affair, initially garnering attention after releasing the single ​‘Feelin’ Invisible’ ​– produced together with ​Eyedress and soon followed up the release with debut EP ​‘Wanted Time’ ​in early 2019.

Having spent much of 2019 in Australia and New Zealand drumming for new ​Gabriel Winterfield ​(​Jagwar Ma​) project ​Golf Alpha Bravo​, supporting ​Dope Lemon​ on their sold-out tour, songwriter ​David Zbirka returned home to work on new ​Sunnbrella​ music alongside London-based producer Patrick James Fitzroy (Pixx, Heavy Heart), with an ambition of taking the project out of the bedroom-pop realm into a punchier, more refined sound.

That year also saw the band’s debut festival appearance at ​Standon Calling Festival​, as well as support slots with ​Permanent Creeps Records​ alumni ​Bdrmm​, not to mention ​GHUM​, ​Vacations​ and ​Baywaves​.
These early releases and shows caught the attention of ​Permanent Creeps Records​, who ​released singles ​‘It’s Cool’ in 2020 and ‘Lost & Found’ in 2021, which received radio play from ​BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq​, ​Amazing Radio’s Charlie Ashcroft ​and ​Jess Iszatt ​on ​BBC Introducing ​as well as editorial play-listing by Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal​. The singles also received coverage from media outlets such as Paste Magazine, Earmilk, Loud And Quiet Mag, Atwood Magazine and others.

Recently the band has played Metronome Festival in Prague, sharing the stage with the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds or Beck. They've also played a sold-out headline show at Paper Dress Vintage in London in July. Sunnbrella's debut album is set for release in February 2023.

David has also recently joined Drug Store Romeos (Fiction) and will embark on a UK tour with the band supporting Belle & Sebastian in July 2023.


125 Jesmond Rd, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1JY, UK