Fri 14th June, 20198:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm
British born singer-songwriter and musician Matt Owens first came to prominence as a founder member of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale. Releasing four albums, Noah and the Whale achieved huge success in the UK and overseas, selling over one million albums in the UK alone.
The band toured the world between 2006 and 2015, playing hundreds of festivals, including Austin City Limits, Fuji Rocks and Lollapalooza, as well as touring with the likes of Arcade Fire, Bahamas and Laura Marling.
In 2016 Matt formed the band Little Mammoths, releasing the critically acclaimed debut album Phantom Dreams. The band tours the UK and Ireland on a regular basis, and was invited to play an unprecedented 6 sets at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival.
2018 will see the release of Matt’s debut solo album. It is an album that oozes Americana with its campfire storytelling told mainly on acoustic guitar and piano, reflecting the songwriting skills of some of Matt’s favourite artists Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell and Warren Zevon.
Acclaimed musician and producer Nigel Stonier is producing the album and a release date is planned for early January.
“Lipinski comes across like a star in waiting – one who possesses immense patience with the powers that be – who lets his voice & playing speak for themselves” – Huffington Post
“Played and sung with such vigour and conviction it just sweeps you up and carries you along” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
“A killer album from Alex. You need this” (Rough Trade)
The first thing that hits you is the voice. Alex Lipinski’s caressing sympathy, full-throated resentment, and the raw rockabilly excitement of earliest Elvis have grabbed unwary lis-teners from the West Country to Krakow, Berlin and New York, since he first left Somerset to become a crucial habitué of Soho’s legendary, lost 12-Bar Club. He has followed in the footsteps of his hero Dylan to write in the Chelsea Hotel, and sung songs in the home of an admiring Liam Gallagher, who is a firm champion.
A brief tenure heading up Phoneys & The Freaks with Oasis’s Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs brought forth an EP, festival appearances and touring in the U.S and Italy. Lipinski’s latest album ‘ALEX’ was recorded and produced in Berlin by Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) and released on Anton’s ‘A’ Recordings label. Hailed by Newcombe as, “a young man worth my time and efforts. I appreciate his endless hard work and do it yourself ethics. Make no mistake, these songs have all the qualities of timeless music.”
Lipinski’s potential was obvious when he arrived with his guitar in Soho a decade ago. Relentless graft and restless experience see that potential now being fulfilled.
Dave wrote a song a day throughout August 2018 whilst touring the festival circuit. These songs make up two thirds of Dave’s newest album ‘Songs from Aurora’ which is aptly named after the caravan in which he wrote most of the album on tour. ‘Songs From Aurora’ is released in Spring 2019 and mastered by Geoff Pesche at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
The songs paint stories around incredible characters and real life situations – some of which include playing music in a Haitian women’s prison and getting trapped under a house in the midst of a Los Angeles earthquake.
Since 2014 Dave has been on the road playing over 300 live shows touring his debut album I’m Not Here. He has played at festivals such as Glastonbury, Kendal Calling, Grillstock, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival and Festival No. 6. In 2019 Dave embarks on his first solo tour of the USA and Europe.