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Jun 24

David Thomas Broughton + Rachael Dadd + Ichi

With David Thomas Broughton, Ichi and Rachael Dadd at Kings Arms


Monday 24 June 2013 at 7:30pm


Kings Arms
11, Bloom Street, Salford, M3 6AN, United Kingdom

Tel: 0161 839 8726


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We’re delighted to welcome back Hey! Manchester favourite David Thomas Broughton, plus Rachael Dadd and Ichi.

David Thomas Broughton occupies a contentious position, divides opinion, unsettles, is self-consciously clumsy, hilarious, beautiful but above all memorable. You’ve never seen anything like it before. Walls of noise and layers of beauty interweave and delight at every turn. Many people use loops these days. Broughton includes the glitches, mistakes, and the resulting comedy in his act, works with what he has, and moves on. He never leaves his onstage persona, and that can be unsettling. Even confrontational.

Leeds born, with an art lecturer father, Broughton himself thought it unnecessary to study art given the books at home. He is an accomplished illustrator (all his sleeves and cover art are his own work). His own degree is in environmental science, and he can tell you what bird is sitting on the fence 100 yards away.

Broughton released long-awaited new album Outbreeding, via London indie label Brainlove Records in May 2011.

‘Straddling the line between music hall turn and avant-garde performance artist, Broughton’s live show is not to be missed’ – MOJO

Experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is one of the busiest artists we’ve encountered. She’s been celebrated by the likes of Rob Da Bank, John Kennedy, and her peers – where her music and approach to recording via four-track have drawn her comparisons to the likes of Diane Cluck, Sufjan Stevens and Regina Spektor.

Ichi, from Nagoya in Japan, takes the notion of a one-man band to new limits, combining his quirky handmade instrument inventions with steel drum, ping pong balls, toys, tape loops, xylophone, double bass and trumpet, all in the space of one short set. Somehow there’s an ancient, ritualistic feel to his performances – he’s like the misplaced leader of a tribe.

Price: £9 adv
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