Robyn Hitchcock, with very special guest Stefan Murphy
TUESDAY 28TH JANUARY 2020 at 8PM
Robyn Hitchcock will perform live on Tuesday 28th January in Whelan’s of Dublin.
Tickets for Robyn Hitchcock cost EU15.00 and are on sale from www.selectivememory.ie
Stefan Murphy will be joining Robyn Hitchcock on the 28th January. He is a US based Irish artist who has been releasing music in various guises since about 2006. Over the course of a decade, with his original project ‘The Mighty Stef’ (or TMS) He made four albums and toured much of the US and Europe earning a small but loyal following for his idiosyncratic brand for rock n roll storytelling. Following this Murphy moved to Atlanta GA and start making records under the name ‘Count Vaseline’ this was more DIY and experimental than the TMS work and was greatly received by critics and audiences when he took it on the road (which was not too often, due to the difficulty of executing the sound with only one person).
In 2019 – 2020 Stefan Murphy has started performing and writing for the first time under his given name and has about three tours under his belt, some solo gigs, some with a band and others as a two piece with a piano / organ / synth player. The Debut Album is due in 2020.
Listen here: https://youtu.be/vzsTtebVP7g
Robyn Hitchcock, supported by Stefan Murphy will perform live on Tuesday 28th January in Whelan’s of Dublin.
“A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings…” – Rolling Stone
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).
Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’ an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.
Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Out on April 21 2017, the album is produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). Hitchcock describes it as a “ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove.”
Praise for Robyn Hitchcock:
“These 10 gems slither, rock, roll, glide and shapeshift, coalescing around Hitchcock’s typically anxious, strained but striking and immediately identifiable vocals.” – American Songwriter
“Beloved of everyone from Led Zeppelin to REM, Hitchcock has only enhanced his status with this wonderful outing.” – Hot Press
“Witty, moving and seriously catchy, Robyn Hitchcock is a glorious return for a man who wasn’t really gone in the first place.” – Paste Magazine