Neil Brophy is back with his new EP Rag & Bone, released 18th May. The righteously rustic and beat stomping punk folkie, has delivered a real stonker with this release. The raucous energy and big chorus’s that this song possesses is a soul stirring and reminiscent example of the likes of Bob Dylan, Billy Brag & Shane McGowan.
Energetic, high-spirited Folk with a European edge; Neil Brophy Returns to the UK this Spring supporting Blair Dunlop, Morrissey & Marshal and Emma Stevens at live shows during May promoting the new EP Rag & Bone featuring both full band and acoustic version, plus some unreleased live tracks.
This new folk-soaring single is ruminative and adventurous in its own right and reflects the heavy stomping folk that Brophy and his band are known for. This time Brophy stoops into tradition to the middle of 19th century London, where he writes of a dreamy romance between a Coal Whippers daughter and a Rag & Bone man. She begs him to take her away, south of the River and has their life all mapped out. His narrative deliverance, the catchy melody, the dreamy romance and the enchanted chorus of Rag & Bone, shows once again Brophy’sability to take pen to paper and paint pictures with words, this time a fictional story from the history books.
Originally from Moulton, Northamptonshire, Brophy busked his way through the world hitting countries such as Australia, NZ and the USA which giving him a whole catalogue of experiences to write about which has inspired him to hone is craft to another level using the social and wandering elements of his travels. Armed with just a six string, harmonica & foot drum, Neil Brophy delivers his solo live performances both with charm and confidence, his storytelling and social commentary really capture the audience and will be a perfect support for both Blair Dunlop , Morrissey & Marshall and Emma Stevens, don’t be late.
Stream the radio mix audio for Rag & Bone herehttp://bit.ly/2oYJJho
Watch the live acoustic video for Rag & Bone here: https://youtu.be/yLSZQM5EfLc
Download the MP3 for Rag & Bone here: http://bit.ly/2F6MUOg
Download photos from here: http://bit.ly/2Da7B6w
Neil Brophy Live Dates:
25 May London - Oslo - supporting Blair Dunlop and Morrissey & Marshall
26 May Newcastle - Jumpin Jacks - supporting Blair Dunlop and Morrissey & Marshall
27 May Glasgow - King Tuts - supporting Morrissey & Marshall
28 May Manchester - Castle Hotel - supporting Emma Stevens
NEIL BROPHY BAND
“Fear of Fear” Released October 21st
Denmark-Based Celtic Folk Rock Backed by Steve Lamacq
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:
Download the mp3 and Artwork for “Fear of Fear” here:
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
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
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