Sound Level Events and Sofar present
The Best of Sofar Sounds
with Wild Front, Wren, Ben Dlugokecki, Mauvey
Thu 5th Mar 2020 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00pm (Showtimes Approx)
£12 Adv
Wild Front

Wild Front are a south coast formed indie band that are hard to pin down to a single genre. With dreamy, rocky and funky sounds all playing their part. They're are a live band not to be missed.

"If there's any band that could better defy expectations, it's Hampshire foursome Wild Front" - Its All Indie

"The sassy Wild Front come on like The 1975 listening to their dad's funk records on the super catchy 'Physics'." -NME

"Their unique sound is rooted in diversity, but comes together to create something individual to them." - Earmilk

"The Hampshire four-piece have found themselves with a growing fanbase and increased attention from us all important journos in the blogosphere" - Notion

"Master class in glistening guitar pop that transports listeners to warmer climates with its exotic mix" - Hidden Herd

 
 
Wren

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
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.