On the home straight as we head through November, this line up has already sold over a third of its available tickets, so get in quick! If we’re honest, we think tickets are selling so well because of the absolute gem of a photo we’ve used of Scribble Victory to promote it!
Currently the forerunners for ‘nicest chaps we know’, Scribble Victory will be bringing their acoustic set to the Dubrek Beer Garden for us mid-November. Scribble Victory are Jamie Thompson (vocals and acoustic guitar) and Tom Ward (vocals and drums) and in previous years have bee hideously prolific in regards to the number of gigs played, easily topping a hundred a year in some instances. Their catchy pop-indie-rock music will top the night wonderfully!
The Fine Art Society
In main support are Ben and Matt from The Fine Art Society. Self-styled as fast-paced, high-energy acoustic indie-punk with memorable lyrics, we’re setting our expectation bar high, especially given Matt’s prolific performance record around Derby/Notts and Ben Marshall’s recording track record as Ben Marshall Production and the Pin-Up Sessions over in Notts. Hints of The Jam and modern indie infused.
[Not to be confused with The Fine Art Students of Derby University who co-host Felt Tipsy the first Tuesday of each month at Dubrek! Check that out, too! [Shamelessly un-subtle cross-promotion!]]
Ben Mark Smith
Ben Mark Smith is an acoustic singer-songwriter who combines beautiful finger-picked melodies with tales of family, friends and loss, bringing his audience to tears (in a positive way), but always leaving them entertained. During his travels, Ben has performed at an eclectic range of events, festivals such as Kimberley Jam and Dot to Dot, in an all guitar orchestra alongside acclaimed guitarist Adrian Utley (Portishead) and at many a charity gig. No matter the size of the gig, Ben brings a passionate and authentic feel to every performance, connecting with his crowd through the words in his songs (and the terrible jokes in-between).
When we read the description of Callum Kerrigan‘s as ‘ambient Emo-Folk’ we were intrigued, and definitely not prepared for how well put together his music is. Tender moments bludgeoned with true second-wave emo all on acoustic guitar – there’s hints of masters of the genre such as Anthony Green in there, among others and we’re absolutely looking forward to this set! Expect depth.
Inside Information have made a name for themselves with a variety of gigs with a strong covers set, but we’ve managed to nab them to open for us with a set full of originals! Precise guitar work and concentration from Ant and powerful, clear vocals and stage presence from Victoria, this pair will fire up the evening immediately.
Tickets are £5+fee in advance and £6 on the door. Doors at 5pm. Socially distanced seating. Table service. Bring your masks for the corridors.