This beautiful gig is brought to you by the remarkable Stu Larsen and Japanese harmonica player, Natsuki Kurai. Stu has wowed audiences from our stage before with his life defining music, always gathering an impressive amount of love and affection for his easy on the ear singing and song writing.
And now, joined by Natsuki and on the back of a worldwide tour through North America, UK, Europe and Japan, the veritable nomad and self-described vagabond will play an intimate, deeply rewarding gig ~ unique, incredible, moving and joyous.
Put this one in the diary NOW!!
Australian born and self-described vagabond Stu Larsen and Japanese harmonica player Natsuki Kuraihave announced a worldwide tour that will take them through North America, UK, Europe and Japan. In May, the duo will perform several dates in Japan before heading to the US & Canada later this summer and then on to the UK and Europe later in the year. Full list of dates below.
Earlier this month, the duo released their second EP together, aptly titled Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai II(via Nettwerk Records). The 4-song EP includes two original tracks – “MyPoor Father” and “Hajimari” – but, also two reinterpretations of tracks from Larsen’s last album Resolute– “Chicago Song” and “Going Back To Bowenville.” Natsuki adds a swagger and energy to Stu’s observations on life from his travels.
Nearly eight years ago, Natsuki and Larsen met in the middle of Tokyo and quickly connected with each other. “I spoke no Japanese and Natsuki didn’t speak English so we found we had to communicate in other ways. We both agree that this allowed us to form a deeper connection, without words,” says Larsen. Since then, they’ve continued traveling back and forth from Australia to Japan, playing shows and festivals along the way.
Very excited to announce this special support act just at The Brook!
Kelvin Jones is a British-Zimbabwean singer-songwriter. He picked up the guitar at the age of 16 and quickly got obsessed with music. Only a few years later, he wrote the song Call You Home which became his breakout single after going viral online in 2014 and leading to him being signed by Sony. In 2015, in the following years he went on to support
X ambassadors, James Morrison and Milow on their European tours as well as KT Tunstall in the US.
Call You Home has since gone Gold in Germany with over 200,000 sales and was featured in the tv show Coldfeet and CenturyLink ad campaign which was shown during the 2017 Super Bowl.
Jones followed up this success with the single Only Thing We Know with Alle Farben and Younotus which became the No.1 most played record on German radio in August 2018. The next two singles are ready to be released in the upcoming months and a much anticipated follow up album will be released in 2019.
Dlugokecki is a Southampton based singer/songwriter who has supported Stu a number of times. His tunes about love and loss, his humour and his ridiculous name make him one to watch.
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.
An intimate, cosy, seated event for those that want a more relaxed musical experience ~ a chance to sit back and enjoy the music in a candle lit setting, up close and personal to the band.