Gifted singer-songwriter in the same mould as Passenger, remember him? If you missed Stu Larsen last time make sure don’t miss out this time.
These days, Stu Larsen lives out of a suitcase. You might find the nomadic musician somewhere between his native Australia, Spain or Japan, before he picks up and sets off for the next destination. In support of his 2014 debut album Vagabond, Larsen brought his music to the masses with a spate global tours which gained him international recognition. Along the way Larsen began collating ideas for his 2017 follow up album Resolute, due for release July 21st. The album then came together in various locations around the globe, from a cottage in Scotland, an apartment in Spain, and an old army bunker back in Australia. Larsen shares an important message in Resolute. “I hope everyone can…” he leaves off. “Too often, we just switch off and don’t think enough. Hopefully, these songs can spark something positive in listeners. Live simply. Don’t worry about the excesses. I hope everyone can come together around this music.”
Dlugokecki is a Southampton-based band fronted by singer/songwriter Ben Dlugokecki. After having a 3-year break from songwriting Ben will be making his formal return next year, and will be making his first songwriting performance for years at The Brook!
Ben Dlugokecki has been compared to the likes of David Gray, Paul Simon, Elbow and Damian Rice. Six of the biggest shows to date were supporting million-selling artists 'David Gray', 'Snow Patrol', Corinne-Bailey Rae', 'The Proclaimers' & 'Lu Lu' on their world tours, playing to thousands of people with his Southampton based-band 'Dlugokecki'.
He has had music on Channel 4 hit shows "Ny-Lon" and "Hollyoaks".
He has also played alongside (among many others) 'Starsailor', 'British Sea Power', 'Badly Drawn Boy', Sandy Thom', 'The Bluetones', Goodbooks', The Drifters', 'John Power (CAST/The La's)' and the mighty Chesney Hawkes'.
He has written over 200 songs, around 50 of them are pretty good. He has 'cover' residencies that run alongside his songwriting in different Hampshire venues - The Oxford Brasserie, The Stable, The Vestry, The Langley Tavern, The Tally Ho!, The White Horse & The Old Mill.