Local acts Pip Summers and Kristianne Drake will be joining touring musicians Greg Rekus and Chloe Hawes (Manchester) on Thursday 30 March at The Art House.
Greg Rekus – Riot Folk Punker – is on his ‘Death and Taxes’ tour, his passion for music is bursting at the seams. It is the driving force that keeps him constantly on the road, and cranking out album after album of folk punk goodness. During live performances, audiences are treated to an entertainer who treats the stage as his home. With high energy and infectious enthusiasm, Rekus has a natural ability to engage with a diverse assortment of crowds from around the world. His lyrics speak to common experiences, such as drinking in a favourite hometown bar, or the simultaneous joy and heartache of falling in love, but also do not shy away from making pointed political commentary, coloured with the anger and frustration that comes along with it. Delivering each line with a force that is rivaled by few other solo artists, Rekus emphasizes his words with every strum of his guitar, pounding the beat out on his custom-built stomp box. His hard work has already gotten him to places he never thought attainable, and as far as he’s concerned, the only way from here is up.
Chloe Hawes – unique, transatlantic, sound combines modern British folk with the cinematic sentimentality of classic Americana and a punk rock outlook. Chloe’s triumphant tragedies tell tales of late-night misadventures, lost love and a yearning for both the past and the future with the singer/songwriter at the peak of their powers on latest release ‘Finn’.
Pip Summers – regular performer at The Art House, Folk-punk transfemme trash mammal performing shouty acoustic originals.
Kristianne Drake – is a regular on the local DIY scene in southampton, performing spoken word at poetry events, gigs, house shows and festivals as well as being an artist, photographer and organiser of DIY Southampton.