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Paul Dunton & Guests – Red, Green and Blue; James Medhurst; Pete Gardiner
March 4, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Red, Green and Blue: a multi-instrumental acoustic folk/pop duo, weaving together original songs, traditional folk tunes and ear-catching covers – with gorgeous vocal harmonies taking centre stage.
“Ear-gasmic… Red, Green and Blue caused a stunned silence with their beautiful songs and phenomenal harmonies.” – Ben Armstrong, Producer and Sound Technician, Ben Armstrong Services
“You can’t watch these two and not be reminded of the American duo The Civil Wars.” – Dave Phillips, New Music at the Dorset
“Unique musical and vocal talents… just fabulous!” – Steve Townsend, Onestoppers Entertainment Management
“Wonderful acoustic duo… a magic mixture of originals and covers with their own touch.” – Chris Berry, Director, Printers Playhouse
James Medhurst has been in love with music since he got his first guitar at the age of 8 and intends to keep playing all the way up to 80.
After fronting the pop-punk band Wayside Kings he has now decided to take his acoustic guitar in one hand, a cup of tea in the other, and explore a solo career.
James’ style is mostly taken from the American alternative scene. His influences range from Counting crows, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory to Incubus, which he uses to fuse his own take of soulful pop-rock.
His aim is to create a catalogue of uplifting songs that reflect the way he sees the world.
Pete Gardiner is a rarity, a true songsmith, a poet who sets his stories to music. Growing up in Northern Ireland, there was no shortage of subject matter for Pete’s unique ability with words. Pete writes about doomed, alcohol-fuelled love affairs, our celebrity-obsessed culture, vanity, greed, violence and lust with a style and passion inspired by his songwriting heroes Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen,
Before relocating to England, Pete’s independently released Eps and singles gained substantial support from regional BBC Radio and since then he has won a big following both for his live performances and his inspiring lyrics which are always praised at his gigs.
Pete and producer Pol Brennan of the band Clannad, co-wrote the title track for the movie ‘Property of the State’ which premiered at the Galway Film Festival prior to going on general release.
American song plugger Gil Grand discovered Pete online and, impressed by the storytelling aspect of the lyrics, is now helping Pete write for established artists in the States.
Now living in Kent, Pete has hooked up with the London based music company Animal Farm who’s MD, Ville Leppanen, saw Pete perform and was so impressed that he immediately asked to work with him. Pete is now recording in their London studios.
Pete performs regularly around the south-east. Attending one of his recent gigs, Dave Pegg, of Fairport Convention, said this of Pete: “I was very impressed by his performance, his lyrics reminded me of Bob Dylan, Loudon Wainwright and Al Stewart’ – Praise indeed!