Sunflower Thieves are going from strength to strength and it’s fantastic to host them back here in Derby for their own headline show at Dubrek Studios.

Born and raised in Belper, but now based in Leeds, pop-folk band Sunflower Thieves are a strong “soulful sisterhood” (LeftLion 2018) nurturing a unique sound. The much anticipated debut EP, Hold the Storm, released February 2017, combines rich harmonies and honest lyrics to sooth the mind. Each Sunflower Thieves track is hugely personal to the songwriters, hence the intimate atmosphere and sincere performance you experience in watching them.

One year on, brand new single Two Halves, released September 2018, is no exception.

Sunflower Thieves are storytellers, and their friendly chatter invites you in, in between the captivating stories of loss, friendship and hope, portrayed through ethereal vocal harmonies and heartfelt lyrics.

Since being joined by their band, Sunflower Thieves have taken their bigger and brighter sound to many festivals across the country, from YNOT Festival, to Dot To Dot Nottingham to How The Light Gets In, and even overseas to Maiwoche in Osnabruck, Germany. Whether it is performing as an acoustic duo at Sofar Sounds gigs, or as a band at their own headline shows, you will immediately warm to Sunflower Thieves.

Talented musician Emma Buckley will be present as main support with a solid acoustic set. Her infectious contemporary indie-pop songs are executed perfectly and you’ll find it difficult to resist as it warms your blood and gets you moving before you realise.

She has received several noticeable accolades in recent years including the Songlink Prize Winner for ‘Best Contemporary Song’, Reverbnation’s #1 artist in Liverpool, and was also a Nashville Bluebird meets Bluecoat finalist.

Opening the night will be local solo Derby act BRIA.

Bria is a 19-year-old contemporary country singer/songwriter. Combining traditional country roots with catchy pop melodies, her lyrics tell emotional stories of love, friendship and heartbreak. Her main musical influences are indie-folk singer/songwriter Jake Bugg, Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, American folk-rock band The Lumineers and Irish indie-folk band Kodaline.

Currently based in Nottingham, Bria made her TV debut on Notts TV and has performed in many venues across the county, including the headlining stage at one of the city’s biggest festivals, ‘Hockey Hustle‘. Bria has an unusual image for a country singer, favouring an urban style which translates back into her music.

Bria released her first EP in September of 2018.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite here:

£4 including the booking fee, £5 on the door.

The Dubrek Studios bar and kitchen will both be open, so come down early and grab some food before the show! We have vegan, vegetarian and omnivore options to complement the ales in stock!