Official start of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, September is here and the richest crop of all hangs from the tree of Bruise, positively groaning under the weight of all these juicy dates…yes, dates. Tasty!
Thurs 4 September – The Chambers
Radnor Chambers, Cheriton Pl, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2BB
The Chambers is one of the coolest venues on the South coast. A cellar bar with great beer, superb food and friendly staff. You can come on down and enjoy all of that and, for one night only, two sets of Bruise in electric duo form. As tangy as the salt sea air!
Friday 5 September – Dover Priory Hotel
Priory Station Approach Rd, Dover CT17 9SB
The Dover Priory Hotel has that transient atmos for days. It’s a fully functioning British boozer with a patina of Middle European mystery and intigue. It’s like playing a gig in The Third Man. Whose there…whose that!?
It’s BRUISE…that’s who.
Saturday 6 September – The Pilot
25 Upper Stone St, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6EU
A wonderful wood lined, real ale pub which means that the beer tastes good and the room sounds great. Now, the last time we played here we entertained the guy behind the bar and our good friend Paul but we made such a good impression that the boss called us and suggestred we have another go. This is it. Come fill up the room and fill up your glasses. We’ll fill up your senses.
Sunday 7 September – The Old Neptune
Island Wall, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1EJ
Super fine seaside trippy-hippy hang. Groovy!
onstage 6pm
Saturday 13 September – On Blackheath
The Village Stage, Blackheath Common
We could hardly allow a full on music festival to park itself on our door step for the weekend without a slot for Bruise, now could we? The Village Stage is curated by Chris Holland and will feature members of Squeeze and Jools Holland’s band. We’ll play a bijou acoustic set nestled amongst the stars sometime during the Saturday afternoon. Swing by and say Hi.
Sunday 14 September – The Morden Arms
1 Brand St, London SE10 8SP
It’s like a secret, but we talk about it all the time. The Morden is where we go to test new material, new instruments and alternative philosophies. Brilliant!
Thursday 18 September – Orpington Folk Club
Change of Horses, Farnborough, Kent BR6 7BB
Real folk, real folks. Come and hear Bruise showing our roots.
Sat/Sun 27/28 September – Cwmaman Festival
Cwmaman, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan
Wales. Where the West really gets WILD. There are crazy venues, bonkers characters and party-ing all day and all of the night. We’ll play a couple of gigs but we don’t know where or when…see, crazy?
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