A sublime musical mash up as we welcome three astounding local, Southampton talents, The Dead Freights, James Baxter & Jack Francis. All different and totally unique in their styles plus all attracting some notable, well deserved attention from some important people in the music industry, being noted as musicians you’ll only come across once in your life. Pretty impressive stuff.
And The Brook doesn’t want to miss out on the rollercoaster these boys are on, so we’re shouting loud about having all three on our stage on Friday 20th July, for what is set to be one of the hottest gigs in Southampton this year.
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Hot Four piece Rock n Roll Band from Southampton.
Melodic Vocal harmonies, bluesy guitars and driving shuffles. This Southampton quartet offers an exciting show with a Rock n Roll attitude. The Dead Freights bring a unique feel to a classic sound, comparable to The Beatles and The Libertines.
At 21 James was travelling across the United States, spending time in studios from Albuquerque to Los Angeles, taking influence from the deserts and wilderness of the Mid West and West Coast.
Returning to the U.K, James brought back big influences from across the Atlantic, and blended them with his British-born idols. With nods to the likes of James Taylor, Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, this Southampton songwriter is set to showcase the technicolour melody and incessant lyricism of his album in waiting.
Summer will see James head out on tour to promote his debut record - The Paradise EP.
"In little over a year, Jack Francis went from playing his unique brand of Folk/Soul/Americana at small local gigs in his hometown of Southampton, to appearing at major UK festivals such as the Isle Of Wight, Victorious and Stone Free Festival at the O2 Arena.
His debut EP 'The Van Wyck Expressway' has been championed by BBC Introducing, as well as receiving national radio play on Tom Robinson's Radio 6 Music show. His self-titled second EP was released at the start of 2017 and the lead single 'Play On' was debuted on BBC Introducing shortly after."
"Hauntingly wondeful acoustic tunes tinged in old school Americana." - Southampton Music Magazine
"Brilliant voice and amazing songwriting talent!" -- BBC Introducing