PARADISE LONDON LIVE | THE DUNWELLS PLUS GUESTS
There may only be two members with the same surname, but The Dunwells are very much a band of brothers.
The Dunwells’ songwriting has grown over the years since their early beginnings at school, enriched by extensive US and UK touring in support of the band’s 2013 debut, Blind Sighted Faith. “There were so many euphoric moments on tour, and we’ve tried to capture those feelings in the new songs,” says Dave. Those memorable moments included an appearance on Late Night With Jay Leno and performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Fest and the Bonnaroo Festival, as well as sold out shows across the UK.
Helping The Dunwells capture their best ideas on the new songs have been producer Stephen Harris (U2, Kaiser Chiefs and The Wombats), songwriters Blair MacKichan (Sia) and James Flannigan (Kodaline), and Manny Marroquin (Kanye West, Rihanna, Pink), who mixed title track “Lucky Ones.” After being on tour for such a long stretch of time, the band had a renewed sense of self, which inspired much of their writing for their new EP.
With their strong vocal harmonies and fusion of electronic and acoustic styles, Grafton Ash's s live set projects a dark energy that combines well with their subtle, meaningful lyrics.
Their debut EP ‘Avalanche’ was released in Summer 2015 and quickly gained attention and backing of BBC Introducing. With the title track becoming ‘Track of the Week’ twice and the lads being invited to film a live session on the BBC Introducing Stage at Nozstock 2016.
They joined FLYTE and Tom Walker, supporting them both on their UK tours and despite being unsigned; the past few years have seen them share the stage with The Feeling, The Fratellis and Reef, playing sold out shows at the Birmingham O2 Institute and London O2 Academy Islington.
Grafton Ash were recently invited to support James Blunt on his Afterlove World Tour at the Arena Birmingham (NIA) stepping in for singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson in his absence.
Chart-topping and multi-award winning Irish-born singer/songwriter Megan O’Neill is one of the most exciting Americana artists on the UK - Irish scene. A long-time musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides between Ireland and London.
She released her debut EP ‘Coming Home’ in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded ‘UK EP of the Year’ (W21Music). In February 2017, Megan released a second record with her band ‘The Common Threads’ titled ‘Stories to Tell’ which was recorded at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios with the legendary Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits, Roxy Music, Mark Knopfler) producing.
Megan's brand new album 'Ghost of You' (June 2018) has been turning heads, hitting #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Charts on release week.
BEN DENNY MO
We are so happy to introduce outstanding Norwich based singer songwriter Ben Denny Mo who will open the evening. Ben combines soulful alternative folk with an unusual and expressive guitar style. He is currently working on his debut EP.
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