Homonym & Sam Chalcraft (UK)

Sat - 14. Mar. 2020 - 20:30

Wir haben Besuch aus BREXITLAND,

mit HOMONYM haben wir einen UK Folk Singer-Songwriter zu Gast, welcher hier schon mehrmals in verschieden Formationen aufgetreten ist.
Er kommt dieses Mal gemeinsam mit SAM CHALCRAFT.

HOMONYM is the artistic face of British singer-songwriter, Michael Dey. A Homonym describes two or more words which are spelt, or pronounced the same as one another, but have different meanings (bear, bare… stare, stair… as just a few small examples). The sound and songs of HOMONYM share that same duality; reaching from sparse, intimately sung, disconcertingly honest storytelling, to sweeping, crashing, soaring vocal melodies.

Born and bred in the bleak and brutal valleys of Northern England, Michael was raised as a multi instrumentalist in the anarcho DIY scene of Bradford, West Yorkshire; chewed up by punk rock in his teens, and spat out some years later as a folk singer. He went on to study popular music at the renowned creative hub of Goldsmiths University of London, with past peers including Damon Albarn, PJ Harvery and James Blake. Following years as a backing drummer and keyboard player, it was in London that Michael found his own voice, confidence and place as both lead singer and songwriter. This led to many years touring solo, and eventually relocating to Vienna, Austria in 2015.

With sights firmly set on a new creative outlet, the production of HOMONYM soon began, working alongside producer Markus ‘Max’ Perner, of Garish and Thees Ullmann, with first single ‘Abel’, due to be released in March 2020.


‘From Busk till Dawn’; A tale in finding your feet.
It’s strange how sometimes after years of being on the move, it’s only when you finally find a home that the real journey can begin. When Sam Chalcraft arrived in the ‘big city’ of Vienna
in late 2016, guitar slung across his shoulders like a modern-day, millennial Dick Whittington, he threw himself into Vienna’s thriving Singer-Songwriter and Punk scenes and embraced
any and every possible stage. From the street corner to the coffee shop, metro stations to squats, smokey bars to cosy living rooms and beyond, for three years Sam’s contagiously
catchy songs, and disarming honesty have rung out to the ears of Vienna and further since to some of the continent’s biggest stages (Nova Rock, Punk Rock Holiday, Bay Fest, and Mighty Sounds, to name but a few).
Having been raised upon a heady mix of Punk Rock and Ska music from an early age, one particular band to stand out for the rosy-cheeked nine-year-old Sam was Lagwagon.
Furthermore, the label One Week Records, begun by songwriter Joey Cape, produced what were hugely defining records for Sam and cooked up a dream to one-day release music under that label. Years later, after Joey and himself became firm friends following the OWR Competition, they hatched a plan to produce Sam’s debut LP in an intensely creative week in L.A. Not a bad result for that nine-year-old Punk Rock bumpkin turned street musician from the seaside.

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Spende: 5€
Beginn: 21.30