This Friday and Saturday is the wonderful Sea Change Festival in Totnes.  Last year we hosted 4 brilliant sets at the Brewery, and we can now announce the 4 New Lion Brewery Sessions that will take place during this year’s Sea Change.  We are so excited about this. All the gigs are free, just drop by.  They are:

Friday

No gigs, but our Friday Taproom is open as usual, 5-9pm.

Saturday

Jim Ghedi at 2.30pm
Seamus Fogarty 1.30pm
Ryley Walker 5.00pm
The Proper Ornaments 6.00pm

More about these performers…

The Proper Ornaments

Proper Ornaments is the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, who played at last year’s New Lion Brewery Sessions, and Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy, Pink Flames). The band germinated slowly from their friendship, which began when Max distracted James from shop-keeping, as his then girlfriend attempted to steal shoes. Max was freshly arrived in London from Buenos Aires; helped out by Andrew Loog Oldham as it happens, to escape a drug-lead implosion of a previous band and a family member’s plan to have him sectioned.  Here is their song ‘Recalling‘ for a taster…

Jim Ghedi

Jim Ghedi is a 6 & 12 string guitarist based on the outskirts of Sheffield, UK.   His current work has taken a new direction inspired by specific location’s around Britain exploring a connection with nature, rural land and it’s heritage. With this concept he explores finger-style instrumental Guitar composition and Traditional Folk.  Here is taste of his work…

Seamus Fogarty

Seamus grew up in Co Mayo in the west of Ireland and spent his early years writing songs about mountains that steal t-shirts, women who look like dinosaurs and various other unfortunate incidents. Now based in London, he released his debut album God Damn You Mountain on revered Scottish indie label Fence Records on 2012.  Hailed by the Irish Times as ‘one of the best Irish albums of recent years’, it was critically acclaimed on its release, leading to a slot on the main stage of The Green Man festival in Wales and extensive UK tours with the likes of James Yorkston, Pictish Trail and Malcolm Middleton (Arab Strap) and a massive solo tour around Europe.  Closer to home (Ireland), he has played with King Creosote & Jon Hopkins in Dublin’s Vicar Street, performed at The Electric Picnic,  Castlepolooza and Kilkenny Arts festivals and recorded live sessions for Dave Fanning and RTE 1’s The Works [you can read more about him here].  Here is the video for his latest single ‘Short Ballad for a Long Man’:

Ryley Walker

We are so excited about Ryley Walker coming to play in the brewery that we even brewed a beer in his honour, a rye New England Pale Ale called ‘Ryeley Walker’ (geddit?).  We love this guy.  Think Tim Buckley, John Martyn, Nick Drake, ‘Astral Weeks‘… just gorgeous.  Check out this session he did on KEXP, and get there early….