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Debut Single NICE TO KNOW & Album TRUE STORIES to be released 01/10

RECORDED AT MEDIA SOUND - COPENHAGEN - TO BE RELEASED ON THE  AWAL LABEL

Brophy busked & revelled his way around the world for several years hitting countries such as Australia, NZ and the USA honing the craft of a songsmith, a lifestyle that became a Law. His song writing reflects upon his world travels & youth growing up in the rural village of Moulton, Northamptonshire. Now based in Copenhagen with his Celtic Folk Rock outfit “Brophy’s Law” Eng/Sco/Dk. The band are currently having a ball on the summer festival circuit and preparing for their forthcoming release & autumn tour of Northern Europe.

The Debut single Nice To Know (that something’s stay the same) reflects the homecoming to Northampton after many years of travelling abroad and finding out that nothing has changed. The timing of the release has nothing to do with Brexit, but whatever happens in the midst of this chaos, Brophy quotes in the bridge of the song “something’s money just can not change, my country, my heritage will remain!”

Neil Brophy explains about the new album; ‘True Stories is a bag full of self-penned songs that paint pictures of world travel, revelry, small-town England, record collecting, refugees, propaganda, vikings, lucky people, fishing & homecoming.’’ With Neil’s band of merry men, seasoned travellers too, they draw from influences such as Bragg’s/Dylan’s singer songwriter styles, McGowen’s Celtic rock, a slice of Wellerness with a haunt of NMA.

Brophy’s Law are currently following up on their recent UK tours sharing stages with Mad Dog Mcrea, Black Beards Tea Party , Felix Hagen, Morrisey & Marshall & SIR REG.

Live - the band always capture the audience with their driven Celtic rock sound of catchy melodic folk anthems, crossing the fields of traditional to contemporary folk with an edge & social commentary. The band of multi instrumentalists always deliver a memorable show for all, fronted with the charmful banter of Neil Brophy. Recent UK Festivals include Beautiful Days, Big Session & Middlewhich.

Dates so far –more to be added

01-03/08                 RINGSTED FESTIVAL                                                      DK

24/08                          TØNDER FESTIVAL - fringe                                                        DK                                   

01/09                          ÅRHUS FESTIVAL                                                                        DK

14/09                          KATIE FITZGERALD’S (SOLO) Stourbridge                             UK

15-30/09                    UK tour dates to be announced on the web mid Aug

20/09                         JOHN PEEL CENTRE                  Stowmarket                          UK                 

04+05/10                   CRAICSTOCK FESTIVAL                  Stockholm                         SE

11-13/10                    DE RØDE SØJHUS                                    Stavanger                  NO

29/10                         JENA                                                                                                DE

01+02/11                   OIP                                                      Copenhagen                        DK

Neil Brophy is one of the unsung heroes of music. With his thoughtful lyrics he should be recognized as one of our foremost singer songwriters. His new album ‘True Stories’ is his best work yet. It contains his cult classic ‘Record Collector’ a must listen for vinyl fans. Top Class! Graham Jones – Author of the books  ‘Last Shop Standing’ and ‘The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen’

The “Record Collector “ that features on the album was originally a solo vinyl release by Neil Brophy and was championed by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music. The band version of this will be released on Record Store Day 2020.

Website: neilbrophy.co.uk                   Instagram: BROPHY'S LAW                  Facebook: facebook.com/BROPHY’S LAW

For all media enquiries and guest list requests contact Neil : info@brophybookings.com +45 2023714

 

NEIL BROPHY BAND

“Fear of Fear” Released October 21st

Denmark-Based Celtic Folk Rock Backed by Steve Lamacq

https://www.facebook.com/NeilBrophyBand       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwXLiyDwm44

Folk Rock from Copenhagen via Northampton, Neil Brophy Band combine powerful lyrics, upbeat folk guitar and iconic banjo & whistle melodies to deliver an infectiously catchy song with a serious political message in the outspoken new single “Fear of Fear”, out 21st October.

Infused with a raw, brash Celtic soul sound that recalls the likes of Billy Bragg, The Pogues and Ewan MacColl, “Fear of Fear” mixes reflective lyrics and driving instrumentation to create a catchy and politically charged anti-anthem, bursting at the seams with defiance.

Right-wing news channels and politicians feed us with their propaganda machine, breeding hatred and fear, which they use to misguide us. ‘Fear of Fear’ as the title suggests, lays out in black and white the lies we are fed.” - Neil Brophy

Brophy originally from Moulton, Northamptonshire, left the UK in 1990 on a backpacking trip and never made it back on a permanent basis. The prolific songwriter busked his way around Australia, NZ and the States for several years picking up songs and stories along the way, honing his craft by combining elements of his travels with social commentary & revelry and moulding into song.

Led by singer and songsmith, Neil Brophy, the band has toured extensively in Northern Europe and Scandinavia becoming firm favourites on the festival circuit including multiple festival appearances in Germany, Holland and Belgium. UK festivals include Beautiful Days, Big Session and Middlewhich Festival.

Now based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Folk Rock band Neil Brophy Band has been recording and touring since 1998. With several releases under their belt, the English-Scottish-Danish band’s last single ‘The Record Collector’, released on Record Store Day, was championed by Steve Lamacq, receiving substantial airplay on BBC 6 Music.

Watch the anthem for the defiant, “Fear of Fear” here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwXLiyDwm44

Download the mp3 and Artwork for “Fear of Fear” here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u9dhsap7s1crbip/AABHtaW0dBIGoHmWk-e1iIdTa?dl=0

Neil Brophy Band will be returning to the UK in October to play a selection of exclusive shows including dates with Blackbeard’s Tea Party.

 

12/10 The Dublin Castle London

13/10 TBA

14/10 Adelphi Hull Supporting Blackbeard’s Tea Party

15/10 Telford Warehouse Chester Supporting Blackbeard’s Tea Party

16/10 FAC251 Manchester Supporting Blackbeard’s Tea Party

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeilBrophyBand

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/neil-brophy-3/fear-of-fear

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeilBrophy

Website: www.neilbrophy.co.uk

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