Peter Broderick is an acclaimed American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and an ‘Erased Tape’ veteran. In his own words he approaches music with a sense of openness and wonder refusing to be tied to one particular style, prolific and eclectic has recorded several albums of solo material, ranging from the sparse classical compositions of his debut album Float to the homemade folk music on Home. He has also been commissioned to write music for several films and contemporary dance works and collaborated with many like minded artists including Nils Frahm.
2021 sees the released of his latest album ‘Blackberry’, his first entirely vocal album since 2015. The entire album was recorded in Peter’s bedroom in London during the summer of 2019, hence Peter’s description of it as “Experimental-Bedroom-Folk-Pop”. All instrumentation is by Peter with additional vocals on the last track by his wife, singer Brigid Mae Power, and his stepson, Seán Power.
The first vocal line on Blackberry is “You can only be as happy as the world that you live in…” — a sentiment that all of us can relate to as we struggle with climate change, with a global pandemic and resulting lockdown, with an uncertainty about the future that the modern world generates in us all. But as musicians like Peter soundtrack these turbulent times, they provide us with a lifeline, a way of looking at the world that is hopeful and full of wonder.
Supported by Psydove, uniquely cheeky psychedelia wielding catchy hooks and dreamy chord progressions warped through woozy effects. Starting life in late 2019 as a one-man bedroom project, Steve Ziolkowski (formally of Mr Comfortable) brings – now in a full live band format – to Newcastle Upon Tyne and beyond.
An evening of intelligent, gentle music and thoughtful words guaranteed to feed weary souls.