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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Wednesday 25th September 2019

Headline Act: Suncharmer

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Paul Crisp, Billy Birjukov, Josh Brice, Jasper Morris – A vibrant, guitar-based indie quartet from Kent, consisting of 4 tea-addicted, instrument-wielding, flamboyant adolescents…

Having formed on a lonely Valentine’s Day in 2016, Suncharmer have been building a loyal fan base and have been attracting the attention of various festivals and venues across the country.

All four members work to create high-energy, driving indie sounds with colourful melodies and psychedelia-infused poetry that draws influence from Jimi Hendrix, T.Rex, David Bowie and Arctic Monkeys. Josh Brice joined in December 2016 to add a new level of strength & creativity and introduced his gloriously shimmering surf-like guitar. The band quickly began to develop their much grittier yet melodic sound, and were soon asked to play events such as The Vicar’s Picnic, Woodlands Festival, Unfest, IPO Festival and Fat Tuesday in Hastings. Suncharmer also supported rising indie stars The Magic Gang in July.

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Chris Parris

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Chris Parris is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Sarah Tonin, who have established themselves as one of the most original psychedelic rock bands of the music scene. Being the main songwriter for the band, Chris has a large back catalogue to choose from but tonight will be singing predominantly new material which he's been working on over the last couple of months for this solo project.

Music for Parris has usually come from a place of rock, folk, country and blues. These are sounds that can fuel the psychedelic ethos and style of Sarah Tonin and this is no exception when composing music more suitable for the acoustic guitar. There are always too many influences to name but you may catch glimpses of Roy Harper, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and The Incredible String Band in there somewhere.

Sarah Tonin are on a break presently from performing after the sudden tragic loss of dear friend and bassist David Saunders at the end of 2018, he will always be remembered.

After years of physical and mental health problems mainly due to diet and now finally on a road to recovery thanks to his family, Parris is keeping the spirit alive and is embarking on a soul searching expedition of song writing and inner explorations. Let's see how far out the boat can be pushed! Sarah Tonin's debut album 'Spinning Chaos' is on sale tonight.

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Rob Smyth

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At 19 years old, Rob has been writing and recording songs in his bedroom for the past two years. While studying for his Music production degree, he has started performing at pubs and open mics frequently around Brighton. Rob takes influences from The Kooks, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Metronomy, and Declan Mckenna in his songwriting styles and instrumentation in his recorded music, while performing stripped back versions of his own works live.

Rob has been playing guitar for ten years and singing for two. He currently attends BIMM in Brighton and is in the process of writing and recording more of his own songs. He is aiming to release two songs in January.

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