Songdog is a vehicle for the dark, folk-tinged songs of Lyndon Morgans (originally from Blackwood in South Wales), with accompaniment from Karl Woodward (banjo/mandolin/harmonica), Dave Paterson (accordion/percussion) and Jasper Salmon (violin).
Their recent single ‘It’s Not A Love Thing’ has been played on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, and is a trailer for Songdog’s next album, 'Joy Street'. 'Joy Street' was recorded at Manchester’s Airtight Studios with Nigel Stonier in the producer chair (his other production credits include Fairport Convention, Joan Baez and Thea Gilmore) and is due for release early 2017.
Songdog’s last album was the critically-acclaimed 'Last Orders at Harry's Bar'; earlier Songdog releases included ‘A Life Eroding’, ‘A Wretched Sinner's Song’, ‘The Time Of Summer Lightning’, ‘Haiku’ and ‘The Way of the World’.
The music has received praise from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Robert Wyatt.
"Compelling stuff and yet another mighty album from a unique talent and one of the best out there.' Jeremy Searle, Maverick
'Songdog are the most beautifully sardonic and poetic force ever to emerge from Blackwood, Wales..' Gavin Martin, The Mirror
“Lyndon Morgans, the singer-songwriter at the heart and helm of Songdog, is a latterday Beat poet, a Welsh Jacques Brel” Nick Toczek, R2 (Rock’n’Reel)
“...darkly melancholic songs reflecting on a life of lust, pain, hedonism, betrayal, lost opportunities and "good times... pissed away".' Nigel Williamson, Uncut
Support - Steve Bush and Fran Fey, have been writing, recording and gigging together for a decade now. Their first album,'Row of Ashes' was released in November 2008. with the follow up, 'Earl Grey and Leather' released in November 2016. Steve Bush first stepped out in Bristol with Essential Bop - one of the city's seminal new wave bands. His reputation for intense stage performances and ascerbic lyrics has not diminished since. In 2001, after many years in London, Steve – having just returned to Bristol - released the acclaimed 'Blossom Freak' album. Fran hails from Wales. Proficient on guitar,mandolin, zither and ukelele, Fran has played all over the world, including jamming with Arab Musicians in Kuwait and playing echoing space music atop the Himalayas. He is an urban rustic and guru combined.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£9 on the Door
Tickets: £7Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk