Prancey Dog returns to the brilliant Prohibition Bar in Gateshead for a stunning night of entertainment. Opening the night is Longbenton 12-string guitar picker Nev Clay who writes and plays some of the wittiest, most tragi-comical and beautiful songs you are likely to hear.
Next up is Stephen EvEns who you may well recognise as Stuffy from Stuffy/The Fuses. Stephen presents songs that mix the likes of Yo La Tengo and Ivor Cutler with broken friendships and human error.
We finish with a soothing and gentle romp through pastoral England. William D Drake performs a strange & beautiful solo set. Harmoniums, mellotrons, trumpets and theramin, fuse in a psychedelic bliss from the former Cardiacs songwriter.
Prancey Dog is very happy to announce that Withered Hand will be back for a full band gig at The Cumberland Arms on Saturday 22nd April.
Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour and play one-off dates in venues from concert halls to living rooms.
Support will be provided by Dressed Like Wolves and John Egdell.
“New Gods is a record whose amiably DIY musical quality is perfectly matched with a lyrical tone which is at once tuned to a laser-like precision and helped no end by a voice which sounds agonised but still hopeful at every turn” ***** The Scotsman
“A triumphant return” 7.5/10 The 405
“Endlessly loveable stuff” NME 7/10
“Beautifully constructed lyrical frameworks … on this banjo-tinged brand of Caledonian gospel” – **** MOJO
“The UK’s best lyricist” – King Creosote, in The Independent
“Killer melodies … wobbly folk grooves … tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm” – ‘Artist to Watch’ – Rolling Stone – 2011