Friday July 29th – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton, 7pm
Brighton Unsigned present to you 3 of the finest new local acts that will deliver a night of musical excellence that you will find hard to beat.Featured acts are Jye Whiteman and his band, Hatton Manor and Christian Cooley with his band.
Jye performs a unique blend of indie folk music stemming from a truly raw emotional style of writing and translating to an ambient soulful stage performance leaving his heart on display for all to see. Jye has been compared to the likes of Matt Corby, Jeff Buckley and Paolo Nutini.
Watching a band you love level up in front of a packed venue is one of the best experiences a music fan can have. Hatton Manor – the guitar-vocal duo now expanded to a trio with the addition of brand new drummer James Purvis – did exactly that at Komedia.
Having already established a sound of their own with their debut EP Eden, at Komedia Hatton Manor chose to showcase a set of brand new tunes, employing their idiosyncratic cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Can’t Stop as a centrepiece. These guys are my favourite up-and-coming acoustic-based acts for many good reasons, and with The Bug, River, Sigh, and Shallow, Hatton Manor have added four more songs to their gradually growing and always enviable arsenal. Whether rocking hard with shades of Royal Blood on The Bug, weaving together multiple time signatures during Sigh, or proving unafraid to embrace their poppy side while enriching it with expensive-sounding chords and trip-hoppy vocal effects during their closing cut, Hatton Manor have marked themselves out once more as ones to watch, listen to, and ultimately love.
Christian Cooley is a British Soul Artist. Raised in London and based in Brighton he combines his Soulful Vocals with a warm and full bodied Electric Guitar. Using a combination of British Soul with a hint of Reggae, combining Electric Guitar and Vocals in a widely dynamic style.Fairly new to the scene he is gaining a reputation as someone that takes his music very seriously and his hard work is now bearing fruit.
On the night you will also have the opportunity to purchase the Brighton Unsigned CD at the special price of just £3.50