Thu Mar 23 2023

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Brook

466 Portswood Road Southampton SO17 3SD

£12.50 Adv / £15.00 Door

Ages 18+

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Americana with a UK twist.

The man who once told us all he loved us from the bottom of his pencil case, The Beautiful South’s Dave Hemingway is back with a new sound and a new band - SUNBIRDS.

Tickets on sale from 10am Friday 1st July

Sunbirds

  • Sunbirds

    Sunbirds

    Americana

    Although born and bred in England the band's sound predominantly features the instrumentation of traditional American roots music combined with the occasional outburst of fuzz guitar more associated with Seattle in the late 80's. 

    However, you can only sing about what you know.  “Although a lot of the songs have an Americana feel” says Dave, “they’re still about life in England... you’re going to feel a bit daft singing about pick-up trucks and low down honky-tonks when you live in Yorkshire.”

    Having previously served up most of the songs on The South’s debut offering Sweet Refrains ("an album that shrugs off its shadows and falls in love with music all over again" according to Rock'n'Reel Magazine) Dave and guitarist/songwriter Phil Barton decided that subsequent material would be better served free of the 'golden millstone' that the previous moniker had provided.

    The band have put together COOL TO BE KIND, an album of new songs telling tales that cover age-old matters of the heart and soul as well treading less traditionally worn roads. All while viewed through the bottom of a recently drained pint glass.

    “Now we're Sunbirds we’re free to do what we like, hopefully without any preconceptions” says Phil, “'Stars Still Shine' for example speaks of a dark period that needs exorcising, while 'When I’m Gone' is a love song to my daughter. We're free to write about anything we want... even Gary Lineker. As long as it’s a good song and something worth writing about. Music is such a beautiful powerful vehicle that can challenge a person’s thinking, to just say 'I want to do this or do that to you' seems a wasted opportunity to me”.

  • Martha St. Arthur

    Martha St. Arthur

    Alternative Country

    If country music’s all about life inside America, Martha St. Arthur’s modern Westerns are all about life outside it. Raised in the badlands of England’s deep South in an identikit commuter town, her early influences were from Hollywood’s 1990s global sprawl: hedonistic party pop, paint-by-numbers rom-coms and Singstar symphonies. Now under the altogether more benign influence of Laura Marling, Kacey Musgraves and Paul Simon, her punchy alt-country is preoccupied with politics, little England and the reality of life in the final years of liberal democracy. Contrary to lyrical indications, she’s actually quite a cheerful person.
  • Intimate Candle-Lit Layout on This Show

    Intimate Candle-Lit Layout on This Show

    Other Miscellaneous

    An intimate and cosy layout, with reduced capacity and additional seating for those that like a more relaxed musical experience ~ a chance to sit and enjoy the music in a candle lit setting, up close and personal to the band. 
    Please Note: Sadly seating is not guaranteed and is on a first come first serve basis.

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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.

*** PLEASE READ NOTE FROM THE BROOK - ABOUT COVID RESTRICTIONS***

This is a constantly moving target, so any COVID restrictions will be on the front page of our website if any restrictions for entry are relevant for the date of this show.


*** PLEASE READ NOTE FROM THE BROOK - ABOUT AGE RESTRICTIONS***

All our events are 18+ for main ticket holders. (IT SAYS 18+ WHEN YOU PURCHASE TICKETS) - However... 14+ may be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. (unless specifically stated on an event).



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Sunbirds

Thu Mar 23 2023 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Brook Southampton
Sunbirds

£12.50 Adv / £15.00 Door Ages 18+

Americana with a UK twist.

The man who once told us all he loved us from the bottom of his pencil case, The Beautiful South’s Dave Hemingway is back with a new sound and a new band - SUNBIRDS.

Tickets on sale from 10am Friday 1st July

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
£13.75 (£12.50 + £1.25 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Fees & Charges

Handling Fee
£0.00 A Handling Fee per transaction applies.

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. *** PLEASE READ NOTE FROM THE BROOK - ABOUT COVID RESTRICTIONS***

This is a constantly moving target, so any COVID restrictions will be on the front page of our website if any restrictions for entry are relevant for the date of this show.


*** PLEASE READ NOTE FROM THE BROOK - ABOUT AGE RESTRICTIONS***

All our events are 18+ for main ticket holders. (IT SAYS 18+ WHEN YOU PURCHASE TICKETS) - However... 14+ may be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. (unless specifically stated on an event).



ALSO if you can display your barcode on your smartphone - you don't need to print your ticket. #SavePaper


Full Brook Terms & Conditions are here.