GIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Charlie Smith presents a singer-songwriter night


Charlie Smith Simon Maggs D’Kenzion The Merricats

Tickets are here

Singer-Songwriter Night comes to The Art House on the 29th of July. Featuring local talent from around Southampton. After the success of ‘Alternative Acoustic Night at The Art House’, we are bringing you another night of acoustic-based music. This time featuring music from local Singer-Songwriters. Tickets start at £5 but will be £7 OTD.

Charlie Smith: My name might be common but my style is alternative. I’m Charlie Smith a singer-songwriter from Hampshire, UK. My sound is chillingly sweet, raw, and emotive. In keeping my honest approach of recording with no unnecessary effects. Focusing on chords and melody above all else. I’m proud of my music not because it’s perfect but because it tells a story. CharlieSmithMusic

D’Kenison (Ged): A singer-songwriter for over forty years and a published author with a series of books ‘Neander and the Dark Matter. Over the years he has written music for his own and other bands, plus for two-stage shows performed in the Hoxton Theatre, London. With a blues/rock influence, D’ Kenison is a writing collaboration between Ged, Karl Ross and Ged’s baby brother James. And is a tilt of the soft cloth cap to the works of Charles Dickens. The songs, whilst light and groovy, are a comment on the injustice in the world today.

Simon Maggs: With lyrics influenced by likes of Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and I Am Kloot, Simon’s songwriting draws on the folk tradition of songs concerning contemporary social issues together with reflections on his northern upbringing. Along with a few cheap rhymes and dubious puns, expect a protest song or two together with the occasional ‘boy loses girl’ tune and the odd cover.

The Merricats: Soft and Sweet. Sam and Charlotte perform a mix of their own songs and new versions of popular classic songs. Nothing is off-limits. From the 50s, artists such as The Inkspots to modern-day music. Regular open mic performers, The Mericats are just starting out on their musical adventures.

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