American musican and composer Toby Driver will be embarking on a European tour this coming Febuary/March and Dhalgren Sound are delighted to present his first performance in Ireland.
Wednesday March 9 2016
Bello Bar, Portobello, Dublin 8
Tickets €10 from https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/toby-driver-tickets-19848808320
Driver is best known as the frontman and mastermind of the avant-goth band, Kayo Dot (ex-maudlin of the Well), and bassist of the Pythagorean prog wizards, Secret Chiefs 3 (ex-Mr. Bungle). In the past decade, he has masterfully explored the limitlessness of music, from weird metal to beautiful post-rock, from austere ballads to tripped-out 70s fusion and beyond, working alongside the likes of modern geniuses such as John Zorn, Trey Spruance (ex-Mr. Bungle, Faith No More), Mario Diaz de Leon (Oneirogen), and Jeremiah Cymerman. As a solo performer, on guitar, keyboard, and voice, Driver has been exploring dark, austere neofolk akin to Grouper, Michael Gira, Wooden Wand, and others, with a subtle progressive and unsettling edge.
On this tour Driver will be joined by Keith Abrams (Kayo Dot) on drums and Nick Hudson (Academy of Sun) on organ.
There is a wide selection of Toby Driver's music available on his bandcamp at the following link;
Nick Hudson (b. 1981) has already produced a vast wealth of music, weaving densely-textured arrangements into a truly epic sound, encompassing progressive rock, modern composition, jazz, lo-fi pop, folk and outright psychedelia. Collaborations have featured Asva, Hexenverfolgung, Ekca Liena, members of Kayo Dot, and David Tibet (Current 93), Michael Salerno