Saturday Aug 19th 8.30pm
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Los Angeles pop-rockers Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg team up with Dublin’s Duncan Maitland to form a high-energy, high-flying trio. It’s beatnik cool, rainyday sunshine pop: Brill Building hooks, Byrds-y harmonies and Beatle-esque psychedelia!
Celsi’s style has been described as “beatnik cool,” “pop-noir,” and “slightlydelic pop jangle,” with comparisons to Suzanne Vega, Jackie DeShannon and Chrissie Hynde. While Bragg’s day job is percussionist-vocalist with The Brian Wilson Band, between tours he’s found time to release two critically acclaimed albums of his own, most notably “Day Into Night.”
Maitland has plied his 12-string with pop heroes Picturehouse, Pugwash and XTC. His “Lullabies for the 21st Century” is “a trip through the acid-tinged English foothills of rainyday sunshine pop.”