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Rodney Branigan & Show Of Hands
Rodney Branigan releases his new single She Bled via LWB Music and tours the UK this May with Show of Hands

Wed 4th - The Duchess, York, YO1 7NP - £17
Thur 5th - Picturedrome, Homfirth, HD9 7DA - £16
Fri 6th - Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, S41 7SA - £16
Sat 7th - The Half Moon, Putney, London, SW15 1EU
Wed 11th - The Assembly, Leamington, CV31 3NF - £16
Thur 12th - Waterfront, Norwich, NR1 1QH - £TBC
Fri 13th - The Junction, Cambridge, CB1 7GX - £16
Sat 14th - Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury, RG14 3BQ - £16
Sun 15th - Sandy Park Stadium, Exeter EX2 7NN - £16
Wed 18th - The Brook, Southampton, SO17 3SD - £TBC
Thur 19th - Concorde 2, Brighton, BN2 1EN - £19
Fri 20th - Quarter House, Folkestone, CT20 1JR - £TBC
Sat 21st -  The Electric Palace, Bridport, DT6 3NY - £20.50

Calling his music ”progressive folk fusion,” but that doesn’t do it justice. Clearly, Rodney Branigan has invented a new genre –– one that blends rock, folk, flamenco, madrigal, classical, bluegrass and jazz –– and, it all works. Most songs are instrumentals that are driving, thumping monsters. The vocal pieces are just as strong with Branigan playing music so compelling that you have to listen to it. It stuns the audience and hushes the room… even in a bustling L.A. club.

‘Rodney Branigan is one of the most amazing artists you will ever see. Not simply because he’s unique, but rather because he’s impossibly talented. Whether this artist made a deal at the Crossroads, or has preternatural abilities is unknown.’
Music Connection Magazine

Watching Branigan play is a mind-boggling experience. You look for the hard drive, because no musician could do what he’s doing. When no assistance is apparent, you wonder if he’s possessed. Playing three instruments at once, two guitars (a 12-string and 6-string) and a tambourine. His musical facility is so awe-inspiring that he kicks the “novelty” tag right to the curb. This is a real musician with extraordinary talent.

Branigan starts the show with one guitar across his knee, another resting vertically against his other leg, and a tambourine under his foot. He not only plays these instruments at the same time, Branigan also uses the guitar bodies for percussion. His sounds have attracted people passing by the club, who probably entered expecting to see a full band. Every single one of them was frozen in disbelief. Jaws dropped as patrons hushed newcomers who were asking, “Who is this guy?” No one wanted to miss a moment.

The music industry is also picking up  on this extraordinary talent, featuring in Music Maker, Mi-Pro, Maverick magazine, Acoustic magazine, Northern Sky and many other online titles.

Rodney's 2011 Live Dates:

22nd May - Acoustic Festival of Britain
24th May - The Farncombe Cavern, GU7 3EJ £7
26th May - Topic Folk Club, BD1 2RX
24th-26th June - Glastonbury Festival
30th July til 5th Aug - Cheltenham Guitar Festival
2-4th Sept - Weyfest


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