As part of our Summer In The Bar Fridays we are very pleased to welcome Mike Newsham back to the Con Club.
Originally from Yorkshire now based in Brighton, Mike has played all over the UK supporting the likes of Jesse Malin, Sam Roberts Band, Guillemots, Laura Veirs and Deadstring Brothers, amongst others.His Americana, folk and rock-tinged songs are well-crafted and his dynamic guitar work is described as so fluid and textured, and so goddamn fast but still so tidy ... a show in its self.Influenced by the likes of John McLaughlin, Neil Young and the Lemonheads, as well as fusing Ska and Punk stylings from the likes of Paul Simon, Toots and the Maytals and The Clash, Mike commands his varied styles with authority and class, mixing each and every one with ease to create an explosive and memorable live show.
For just one man and a guitar, Mike’s live shows are" like watching a young Ryan Adams on speed" playing as if it’s his last day on earth, wowing the crowd with a seamless blend of quiet brooding songs of longing, to manic moments of furious acoustic playing.His well crafted dynamic live show is a must-see for any acoustic fans, and Mike is doing it all with a fresh new touch on the “one man and a guitar” acoustic scene.
Summer In the Bar Friday sessions are free and all are welcome.
The bar opens at 4:30pm and live music will start approx 8:30pm.