Sound Level Events and Sofar present
The Best of Sofar Sounds
with Arielle, Wren, Ben Dlugokecki, Mauvey
Thu 5th Mar 2020 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00pm (Showtimes Approx)
£12 Adv
Now resident in Austin, Texas and originally from New Jersey, Arielle is a singer-songwriter-guitarist, who  you might not know yet. Armed with a crystal clear, beautiful, four-octave voice, enviable guitar chops and songwriting skills capable of deep meaning, Arielle is unconcerned with what the music business wants from her. In fact, she walked away from a sizeable record deal because she was asked to be an artist that resembled nothing like the real her. She’s now an independent artist who follows the beat of her own drum.
If you want to be impressed by where Arielle has been, let’s start with a list of facts from her musical CV:-
* Her last record sold 7500 physical copies and was on the US Billboard for 8 weeks

*She's appeared in London's 'We Will Rock You'.

*She's appeared on US TV show 'Nashville'

*Her signature guitar is being manufactured by Brian May's company

*She has supported Eric Johnson on 2 US Tours, of 50 dates each, helping raise over $25,000 for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

*She has opened for Graham NashGuns N Roses, and Gregg Allman and Heart, Country Joe and Joan Jett.

*She has toured as part of Ceelo Green's band

*She has recorded with Brian MayNuno Bettencourt, Eric Johnson and Joe Bonamassa, amongst many others

*She was also the hand-picked top five contestant by Vince Gill in the “Play With Vince Gill” contest sponsored by Guitar Center. 

And the list goes on...

Arielle is a musician is authentic, extraordinarily talented, and downright cool. Here is her own introduction:-

"Hi. I'm Arielle, a singer-songwriter and guitar player.

I love music from the 60's and 70's, and try to keep it alive within my soul and the style of music that comes through me. Musically, people compare me to Joni Mitchell, Queen, and Jeff Beck, among many others.

I play a guitar named Two Tone, my friend Patrick and I built. I love it. I love guitars, in general. Especially custom ones that aren't too heavy. 

I like things that are different and unique. I love to travel. A LOT.

I think the UK is where I Left my heart. I live in Austin, TX, but I have lived in every major music city in the world, at this point.

And I am ready for more.

I like to be real. Genuine. Open. My mom says it's like reading my diary, but that's how I want to be.



Hailing from the South Coast of England, WREN blends velvet vocals, hypnotic bass lines and sweeping guitars to submerge you into the electronic undergrowth. 

Live performances include, Carfest South, Victorious, Bestival, Lamertree and Amy Winehouses 30th Birthday Celebration.


Ben Dlugokecki

Dlugokecki (pronounced Der-loo-go-ken-ski) is a band, trio and singer/songwriter based in Southampton, UK. For over 15 years Ben Dlugokecki has written and performed songs, released 5 albums and has recently written a new album set for release October 2019. His musical influences include David Gray, Paul Simon, Elbow and Damian Rice.

Dlugokecki have supported million-selling artists David Gray, Snow Patrol, Corinne-Bailey Rae, The Proclaimers, Passenger and Lu Lu on their world tours, playing to thousands of people.

Dlugokecki songs have been used on the soundtrack of Channel 4 hit show "Ny-Lon” and five tracks were heavily featured in episodes of Channel 4's "Hollyoaks”. They have recorded in Metropolis Studio, London and have had a twelve-day session in Ibiza at Craig Davids Villa.

In 2009 the band played the 'South by Southwest' Festival in Austin, Texas, also playing 2 shows in New York to great acclaim. The same year they played Shepherds Bush Empire alongside Passenger, Starsailor and Squeeze to celebrate the life of singer/songwriter Matthew Jay. In 2010, they released a 34 track double album spanning the 10 years of 'Dlugokecki’ – celebrating the event with a tour and sell-out show in their hometown.

Dlugokecki have also played alongside British Sea Power, Badly Drawn Boy, The Hoosiers, Wild Front, Brit-award nominees Beth Rowley and Nerina Pallot, The Webb Sisters, Ben's Brother, Robert Vincent, Longview, Sandi Thom , Paddy Casey, The Bluetones, The Drifters, John Power (CAST/The La's), Nizlopi, Howard Jones and the mighty Chesney Hawkes.

Dlugokecki have performed at the top of the Spinnaker Tower, Old Trafford, Stonehenge, Blackpool pleasure beach, The Ferry across the Mersey and at 3,200ft at the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales. In 2019 the band played 8 summer festvals including the Isle of Wight Festival, Victorious and Swanfest. In May the band headlined the Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of the International Pop Overthrow Festival.

In October they released their first album in 6 years - ‘Come Find Us’. They have recently released three new singles - ‘The Bliss’, ‘Lightyears’ and ‘X10’.

Mauvey is a Ghanaian Born and U.K. raised artist and songwriter. Mauvey's message is love. It will always be love. Mauvey's projects have been designed to distribute Love through the creative narratives of intentional song writing, intelligent melody, hypnotic beat, and vibe. 
Born in West Africa, Mauvey has been influenced by artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Oumou Sangaré, Childish Gambino, and Andre 3000. "I am inspired by artists who made contributions so significant that they or their music will never be forgotten”, says Mauvey, who experiments by adding Hip Hop, R&B, and Soul to his unique batch alternative of music.
A passionate Mauvey says, "If my entire music career is a giant book about the rigours of Love, the ups, the downs, the highs and the complicated lows, I'd have done my job of distributing love", he goes on to say, "I want to be clear about what I'm talking, singing and rapping about, no games, I don't know everything, but I know that Love is everything, there's no better subject".

Mauvey's powerful lyrical content is unashamed, he isn't perfect, and he's not trying to be. Love is his mission, not just words in songs. The themes are not always black and white, at times, they’re a bit Mauvey.