Mull Historical Society (featuring Bernard Butler)

Tue Oct 2 2018

7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

The Borderline

Orange Yard London W1D 4JB

14+ only / U16s with adult

Ages 14+

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Mull Historical Society (featuring Bernard Butler)

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  • Mull Historical Society

    Mull Historical Society

    Singer-Songwriter

    Colin MacIntyre – who releases under the pseudonym ‘Mull Historical Society’ – is one of the UK’s most respected songwriters & performers. A multi-instrumentalist, programmer and producer, he is now also an Award-winning novelist, 2016 saw MacIntyre release his seventh MHS album to date: Dear Satellite. 2018 will also see him publish a picture book for children with songs included, and a memoir about growing up on the isle of Mull (read on for more info).  So far he has achieved two Top 20 albums and four Top 40 singles. In 2015 his debut novel, The Letters of Ivor Punch, won the prestigious Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award. It was also longlisted for the Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker Prize‘. Born into a family of writers, MacIntyre’s novel attracted a 4-publisher auction and is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Orion: ‘Hilarious and heartfelt, rowdy and true, ‘The Letters of Ivor Punch’ is a novel about fathers and sons, secrets and lies and how, sometimes, you have to leave home to know what home is.
     

    Some reaction to 2016’s album ‘Dear Satellite’

    “‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘This Little Sister’ effortlessly underline MacIntyre’s ear for a pop hook.” Uncut

    “With the big indie-rock of ’Sleepy Hollow’ his journey continues more widescreen than ever.” Q Magazine

    “Colin MacIntyre’s ability to wrap textural complexity and shard-filled lyrics in pop coatings endures. Pop needs more of this.” The Sunday Times

    “The sound of an artist on top form. He really does deserve to go interstellar.” Louder Than War

    And some praise for Colin’s Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award-winning debut novel ‘The Letters of Ivor Punch‘:

    Tragedy and superstition hang over the characters like a mist, and the sea laps against every page. A Beguiling novel.’
    The Independent On Sunday

  • Bernard Butler

    Bernard Butler

    Pop Rock

    Bernard Butler (born 1 May 1970, Stamford Hill, North London) is an English musician and record producer. He has been noted as one of Britain's most original and influential guitarists and is often seen performing with a 1961 cherry red Gibson ES-355.

  • Beth Rowley

    Beth Rowley

    Soul

    The saying “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” is tailor-made for Beth Rowley. 

    Ten years ago the singer-songwriter’s debut ‘Little Dreamer’ went top 10, garnered a Brit nomination and sales in excess of 100,000.  A huge achievement by anyone’s standards but a tainted one for Rowley – she felt compromised both musically and stylistically, modeled in the labels image as a mainstream contender.  

    This bitter-sweet experience played a significant part in why it's taken a decade for this talented musician to deliver her second long player.  Now, with taster track ‘Forest Fire’ – co-written with Ron Sexsmith - putting her back on the radar and picking up daytime play at 6music, Beth Rowley is ready to step back into the spotlight.  

    “I had some awesome experiences being on a major label” says Rowley, “the opportunities you get given are incredible. I don’t want to say it was all bad, but it wasn't the right home for me, so it was best to part ways.”

    “Ten years is a long time,” she acknowledges, but the resultant album ‘Gota Fría’ is a total vindication, a rawer, heavier, gutsier and more truthful mirror of her sublime talent, unshackled by her debut’s jazz-pop leanings and polished production. 

    A Spanish weather term ‘Gota Fría’ struck Rowley as the perfect album title.  It describes “long periods of the clouds breaking off and remaining stationary for weeks and then sudden violent clashes of warm and cold currents. I thought it was a beautiful name, and an awesome album title, because the meaning is so bold and a perfect image of my own journey.”

    A heady fusion of rock, blues and Americana ‘Gota Fría’ is a startling rebirth, with a confidence that belies that ten-year absence.  Working with co-writers Ron Sexsmith, Marcus Bonfanti and Ben Castle, Rowley has delivered an album that smolders, in both explosive and intimate forms.  ‘Howl at the Moon’ and ‘Only One Cloud’, evoke the swarthy drama of Led Zeppelin while ‘Brother’ and ‘Run to the Light’ are ember-glowing ballads. ‘Hide from Your Love’ and ‘Forest Fire’ splice country-folk roots with the vibe and energy of the Bristol scene that gave birth to her voice while ‘Get it Back’ is equal parts rock and soul and ‘Brave Face’ nods to the ‘70s west coast sound. 

    Whilst ‘Gota Fría’ is her first full length player, Rowley has kept her musical hand in recording two film related collaborations working on the title song 'Careless Talk' with the venerated Angelo Badalamenti for Dylan Thomas bio-pic ‘The Edge Of Love’ and co-writing ‘You've Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger’ with Ben Castle for ‘An Education’. 

    Beth also began her work with a small human rights projects in the charity sector that have taken her and her music to the Middle East for the last six years. “People always ask, ‘What are you doing next?’, and think you should always be creating,” she muses. “But creativity is a real up-and-down process for most people, which isn’t celebrated and or encouraged enough. You need to take time to stop and make sure your purpose is still real.”

DHP Presents

Mull Historical Society (featuring Bernard Butler)

Tue Oct 2 2018 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

The Borderline London
Mull Historical Society (featuring Bernard Butler)
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
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14+ only / U16s with adult Ages 14+

+ support Beth Rowley

(Please note that Bernard Butler will be performing on the London date of this tour only)