This months Renegade Session Live Music (pt1)

Thursday 30th June– Dreuw, Luke De-Sciscio + TriAmi – The Renegade Sessions @ Baila Coffee & Vinyl

Dreuw June 16 Baila 3This months musical opening salvo at Baila Coffee & Vinyl in Swindon is a real sweet show, as the guys at Songs of Praise explain…

“We have managed to secure three marvellous acts that are all hallmarked by their spine-tingling vocal styles and atmospheric music, so it promised to be a very special night. Headlining is Swindon’s own Dreuw, an artist we have seen many times, performing his beautiful, hushed and dramatic songs acoustically to largely indifferent pub audiences. Therefore, this step into a the cosy confines of Baila will allow an audience to  appreciate the ethereal splendour of his art; delicate and ethereal songs built as much from atmosphere and expectation as from words and music – intangible, chilled, beautiful…

“Taking the middle slot is Luke De-Sciscio, an old friend of SoP; an artist who, despite still being a veritable youngster, has been one of our go-to guys pretty much since Ed started promoting. Luke is a songwriter with a supremely gymnastic vocal style, one for who silence and space in a song are of equal importance to the notes and who likes to follow a process of total immersion in song-writing that allows him to search his soul and find the voice of each piece. The result is always spine-tingling and highly emotive…

“Openers are Salisbury trio TriAmi, a band where hushed folktronica meets chilled acoustica and the harmonies, oh my god the harmonies, well, you’ll just have to come along and see what I mean but bring something to wipe the tears away with.”

Due to some physical changes at the venue, the rather wonderful space upstairs (The Loft) will no longer be suitable for live music, so all shows will be moving downstairs to the just as wonderful main room. This means that they will no longer be ticketed and we will be relying on the tip jar to help pay the artists.

For full details and to listen to the artists head to the event page here.

Renegade Recommends – The August List

10623429_765161323523366_7975140535020360117_oWe love our music here at Renegade Brewery. Our brewhouse is rarely silent, although this week brew-monkey Griff has been into a bit of Aphrodite’s Child, which meant he then got some Demis Roussos spinning too. All well and good but Demis then led into some really rather weird Turkish Psychedelic stuff, which was cool, but a bit of an acquired taste. So, to give my ears a bit of love and attention, I thought I would revisit one of our best local acts, and a band who really have that renegade spirit and do their own thing – The August List.

Hailing from Dorset but now residing in a small barn perched on a hill up the road in Oxfordshire, The August List are a two-piece who play ‘backwards country / porch folk’ with a startling rock ‘n’ roll attitude. Their album “O’ Hinterland” is fabulously and unashamedly lo-fi, gloriously rough around the edges and rustic. The strength of it lies in the immediacy of the songs, for they are catchy, foot-stomping backwoods folk tunes, infectious and drenched with atmosphere. And live, despite just being two people, they rock it out brilliantly. Pull up your rocking chair, crack a (Renegade) beer open and enjoy a proper good musical moment on your porch.

Check out the tunes below. All the skinny on The August List can be found HERE!