Since their formation nearly 30 years ago, Half Man Half…
26 Aug 2019 7:30pm
+ Special Guests TBA
26.08.2019 | £12.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Born in Chattanooga and now based in Johnson City, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw and powerful vocals; a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past.
Accompanied interchangeably with banjo or acoustic guitar her eclectic influences span decades, finding inspiration in old time music, alternative rock, folk, country and blues.
Our Native Daughters, her recent collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago) released a hugely acclaimed full-length album produced by Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell, Songs of Our Native Daughters. NPR described the opening track, Black Myself, written by Amythyst, as "the simmering defiance of self-respect in the face of racism.” The group has been nominated for Duo/Group Of The Year at the 2019 Americana Music Association Awards.
Amythyst’s star is also rising in the UK and has performed at Celtic Connections, Southern Fried Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Hebcelt, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, and SummerTyne. This summer she will perform at Sidmouth and Shrewsbury Folk Festivals, We Out Here and Broadstairs Folk Week as well as headline shows across the UK.
She is a crowd favorite at Tennessee’s Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and has shone at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and opening for artists such as the Indigo Girls, Rhiannon Giddens, Valerie June, Old Crow Medicine Show, First Aid Kit, Darrell Scott and Tim O'Brien.
Provocative and fierce, Amythyst’s ability to cross boundaries is groundbreaking and simply unforgettable.
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- Wheelchair access
The Brudenell Social Club welcome deaf and disabled customers to the venue. Venue AccessBrudenell social Club has step free access from the entrance to the viewing platforms of both gig rooms. There is also a newly installed accessible toilet, which is accessed via a RADAR key. Bookable Access Facilities + How to ApplyPersonal Assistant ticketsWe offer a Personal Assistant ticket to any customer who may not be able to attend a show without the support of a PA. if you require a PA ticket, please give us an email or call to discuss your requirements. We will then confirm this ticket via email. You will be asked to provide evidence for the PA ticket to be issued Accessible viewing areaIf you require use of the viewing platforms and/or a seat, please let us know in advance where possible, to ensure we are aware of your access needs Accessible parkingThere is parking available at Brudenell Social Club. We do not have specific accessible parking bays Travel Guide and Arrival GuideTaxis can drop customers off within our car park, right outside our front door. Our nearest train station is Burley Park, which is 850 metres away. Leeds Station is also nearby, at 3080 metres away. Our nearest bus stop is 120 metres away from our front door, and is served by the 56 route to and from Leeds City Centre/train station The Brudenell is open from 12pm, and the gig rooms tend to open from 7:30pm as standard, door time is usually printed on the ticket. If you require early entrance into the venue as part of your access requirements, make yourself known to our door staff before doors (7:20pm), who will be able to help. ToiletsAt the Brudenell we have one accessible toilet, which is situated 30 metres from the main room viewing area and 16 metres from the Community room viewing area. Customers with Medical RequirementsThe Brudenell welcome customers who may need to bring medication, food, drink or medical equipment to manage a medical condition. We may be able to keep medication refrigerated for you, so just let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate. You'll need to contact us in advance should you need to refrigerate and medicine. Assistance DogsWe welcome assistance dogs into the venue and will happily provide a bowl of water if needed. However, not all events are suitable so please contact us before hand. We may be able to offer a location where the dog could stay during the gig, but please get in touch to discuss this further. Strobe LightingWe do not have strobe lighting at the venue, but from time to time bands may bring it with them, in the event this happens, signs will be on display on the evening, please get in touch if you have any concerns. Other Info (e.g. assisted performances)At present we do not offer any assisted performance options, but this is something we are exploring. We do not have any lowered bars at the moment, but our staff are willing to help in any way they can Large Text / Easy To Read GuidesA printable copy of this information can be downloaded in PDF format here. An easy to read menu with our standard drink prices can be viewed here. Attitude is Everything We are working with Attitude is Everything and have been awarded silver on their Grassroots Charter of Best Practice. Attitude is Everything recruit Mystery Shoppers and Volunteers, so do contact them if you are interested. Contacting UsIf you need to contact us with a venue access query please contact: Jilly Chattenjill@brudenellsocialclub.co.uk0113 275 2411 (during office hours only, 10am-6pm) Response time will be a maximum of 5 days, email is best line of contact. Please be aware that if your request is for a PA ticket, please use the email address above, we need at least two weeks in order to process these sorts requests.
- Wheelchair access
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