Timeline 17 April 2018 Bryony Dunn at the Electric Theatre, Guildford
byline Mike Wheeler
The warm velvet evening signalled that Spring had truely sprung at last. Everything just feels better when the sun is here. The car journey down to Guildford with the window open, elbow draped outside and the radio on felt good as I made my way to Guildford to see Charlie Dore at the Electric Theatre in Guildford with support from Bryony Dunn.
The venue is located on the riverside in Guildford and has a nice cool space for the artist(e)(s) to perform in. As a bonus, Nate, the owner, actively supports new music acts.
Since Bryony’s whirlwind tour promoting her debut Golden Girl single, she has evolved into a trio and was ably joined tonight by Academy of Contemporary Music alumni Lewis Ball on guitar and Martin Coe on cajon. I sensed from the performance that this was a relatively early gig as a trio but they were a fairly tight unit which will improve the more gigs they do together.
Bryony began with “I Can’t Look Away” and “Monochrome” before launching into an excellent cover of Roxy Music’s “Love Is The Drug”. The trio then took the pace down bit for the Bryony Dunn/Charlie Dore co-written “To My Older Sister”. You could feel Charlie’s influence come through in the chorus chord progression of the song. Next up was “Maybe Tomorrow” and then upped the pace again for the well written “Lovers”. Bryony finished with her new single “Full Bloom” which is out on Friday 20 April 2018 (co-written and produced by Tom Read).
There was an added bonus when Charlie Dore and Julian Littman invited Bryony and Martin back on stage for Charlie’s “Pilot Of The Airwaves” and “Maximum Bob” finale.
Bryony is next up at the Reigate New Music Night (04 May) and Hot Vox at the Lucky Pig (15 May). Definitely worth seeing.
I Can’t Look Away
Love Is The Drug
To My Older Sister
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