American Aquarium

Mon Oct 4 2021

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Night & Day Cafe

26 Oldham Street Manchester M1 1JN

£16.88

Ages 18+

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American Aquarium

  • American Aquarium

    American Aquarium

    Alternative Country

    In the lush tobacco fields of North Carolina where BJ Barham was raised, people work hard. Families stay nearby, toiling and growing together. BJ loves those farms and his tiny Reidsville hometown, but he had to run off and start American Aquarium, a band now beloved by thousands. 

    BJ couldn’t stay. But he couldn’t really leave, either: he’s still singing about the lessons, stories, and lives that define rural America––and him.

    “I moved to the big city to go to college and fell in love with music,” BJ says. “But half the songs on our record are about small towns––little pieces of my childhood. I’ve had moments where it turns out a piece of broken English my father repeated twice a week is the most accurate way to say something. So I put it in a song.”

    American Aquarium’s seventh studio album Things Change offers the band’s finest collection of folk-infused Southern rock-and-roll to date. Stacked with BJ’s signature storytelling––always deeply personal but also instantly relatable––the record questions and curses current events, shares one man’s intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope.

  • Kirby Brown

    Kirby Brown

    Singer-Songwriter

    Kirby Brown was born in East Texas and moved to rural Damascus, Arkansas at age two. His formative years on the farm kept him occupied bottle-feeding calves, fishing for crappie, and shelling peas. His taste for music was also fostered here, being exposed to gospel, bluegrass, and the classic country his grandfather would strum in the evenings.

    After the divorce of his parents, Kirby and his dad, a closeted poet, would spend visits diving into film, music, and the nuances of American Poetry. He became as much interested in reading Whitman and Frost as he was in grade school or spending time with his friends. This fresh form of expression would become the bedrock on which Kirby’s artistic life would be built.

    When he was nineteen, his first true love and his best friend died in separate incidents. Through the long process of grieving, Kirby found an outlet for his pain in writing songs. Fearing that he too might die before his time in that same small town, Kirby moved to Dallas and bunked with fellow musicians. An offer to tag along on tour put Kirby on an eight-month road trip through what seemed like every town in America. Immediately after coming off the road, Kirby was offered an opening slot at House of Blues in Dallas. Soon after, Kirby released his first independent record, Child Of Calamity.

    He found a new stride and began sharing bills and festivals with artists including Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, Leon Russell, and The Avett Brothers. Returning back to Dallas after another extensive tour, Kirby decided it was time for a change and moved to New York.

    A songsmith at his core, Kirby is constantly writing. He has a long relationship with the roots tradition and counts John Prine, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, and Warren Zevon as influences, as well as writers and poets such as Theodore Roethke, Flannery O'Connor, John Steinbeck, and JD Salinger.

    He recently recorded an album at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The theme of this new record is a continuation of what his writing has always striven for—growing up and adjusting to the tides of change, searching for light in dark places, regret, hope, love, and redemption in the mundane repetition of everyday life.

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DHP Presents

American Aquarium

Mon Oct 4 2021 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Night & Day Cafe Manchester
American Aquarium

£16.88 Ages 18+

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£16.88 (£15.00 + £1.88 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. By accepting, you confirm that your party will adhere to the latest COVID-19 government legislation in place at the time of the event.
You can find your local restrictions by visiting https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus