LOUIS BERRY + Faraday + The Racket

25
Oct

Starts:
7:30 pm

The supremely talented LOUIS BERRY returns to The Sugarmill on 25th October.

“Most music today is cheap. I don’t want to write a nursery rhyme which sounds like it’s being sung by a 14-year old. I found a strength in music which used to be a fear. Now I want to be an icon for people like me, from my background, from those communities, who feel like they’ve got no prospects” – Louis Berry.

When Louis Berry was growing up in a troubled household and heading into some more of his own, his grandfather took him to one side and gave him a banjo.

The banjo eventually gave way to the guitar – and Louis only returned to music after a long period of going seriously off the rails, but the likable lad from Liverpool’s Kirkby district has barely had a moment to look back. He signed a publishing deal at his first gig, a record deal at the second, and has since recorded in the country capital of Nashville and learned his craft in Hamburg, just like the Beatles 50 years before him. Along the way, there have been rapturously received shows and festival triumphs, while his debut EP, Rebel, received Radio 1’s Zane Lowe’s coveted honour, “the hottest record in the world today.”

Louis’s fiery, uptempo, social commentary-filled rock ‘n’ roll music is delivered in a Liverpudlian Dylan rasp and acknowledges his key influences – Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke and Tupac Shakur – without sounding one bit arch, knowing, stylised or retro.

His story isn’t a typical one of a modern rising star, either. It’s one of incredible hardship in Liverpool’s “Smack city”, drifts into criminality and high speed car chases – but one in which the self-confessed “lonely rebel with a revolutionary mind” has made it through and now intends to make a difference.

Tickets go on sale Friday 1st Sept at 10am via The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

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