FolkSwagon with Tom Myers, Morning Bear and Rebecca Mann
So what is a FolkSwagon, a question posed since time immemorial? Is it a time, place where folk accumulate to get their swag off or on? Where the folk genre is swagged until it is on? Where it is AT until it's ON, SWAG until you cannot FOLK no more?
Roll Up! Roll Up! IT'S LIVE, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AND IT PROBABLY WILL!
Rebecca Mann is a singer/songwriter who delivers raw emotion through her passionate, original music. Rebecca relishes playing intimate shows around Australia. Her heart-felt music is accessible and Rebecca’s empathy draws in the audience, on occasion moving them to tears. Rebecca’s intimate storytelling coupled with an ability to share emotion through her performances has earned her a loyal following who relished the release of her debut EP ‘Moon’ in 2018. Her music provides a unique look into the human heart and will definitely make you feel. ‘Beautifully observational, Mann is a lovely storyteller full of charm and heart.’ - Nkechi Anele (Triple J).
The brainchild of Denver-based singer/songwriter John Runnels, Morning Bear is an orchestral indie folk project that channels emotion through vivid imagery and intricate melodies. Morning Bear was formed when Runnels quit his dayjob as an engineer and took a one-way ticket to Europe. From the streets of Sevilla, Spain to the botanic gardens of Copenhagen, the songs touch on following your dreams, growing older, and the doubts of life and love. Characterized by highly dynamic compositions, Morning Bear’s music is a synthesis of the calm and delicate stylings of artists like Bon Iver and Jose Gonzalez with the complexity and depth of the Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens. Featuring soaring vocals and atypical arrangements including cello, violin, piano and more, Morning Bear provides a textured landscape behind pop-influenced hooks. Since forming in early 2014, Morning Bear has released two EP's, has toured extensively both nationally and internationally has had their music on rotation at college and public radio, including NPR. In 2018, Morning Bear was invited to play Red Rocks amphitheater for the Film on the Rocks series. Morning Bear's most recent single "You're Right" has racked up over 240,000 listens on Spotify.-Past live radio sessions at KVOQ Open Air (An NPR affiliate station in Denver), WEMF in Boston, MA, KRFC in Fort Collins, CO, KPSU in Portland, OR, and KUCI in Irvine, CA. “...Celeste, is a hauntingly beautiful, orchestral indie folk EP demonstrating tremendous promise from this up-and-coming Denver musician.” -Alli Andress, AXS.com
Founding member of Papa Vs Pretty drummer Tom Myers has toured extensively performing with many including Kim Churchill, Jack River, Thelma Plum and most recently Dean Lewis.
Tom has step down from the dais, emerged from behind the drum kit and retracted the digit to shortly deliver his debut EP. Written and recorded over eighteen months, Tom may have played everything including the kitchen sink, collaborating with Gus Gardiner brought more than cello, the result is achingly beautiful. Profound in it's exploration of the human condition, catharsis may have been the catalyst however ultimately it honours the transcendence of love.
Curated and hosted by Frances Martin
Great $10 Pizzas, Succulent Burgers, Tacos, Craft Beers, Cocktails and Wine so Fine at Cafe Lounge in Surry Hills.
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Every Wednesday with FREE ENTRY, and a vintage hat auction with proceeds to the artists, it's time to get FOLK and SWAG ON!