• A Different Thread & Sonja Sleator, Belfast

  • Fri, 24-05-2019 at 20:00
  • Sunflower Public House & Live Music
    65 Union Street
    BT1 2JG Belfast
A Different Thread & Sonja Sleator, Belfast - Sunflower Public House & Live Music - Belfast

For one night only, UK / US duo A Different Thread come to Belfast, delivering an intoxicating blend of Beatlesque folk-rock meets Gillian Welch dark country, or as they call it: British-Americana. With support from one of Northern Ireland's most recognisable singer/songwriters, Sonja Sleator. Her story driven songs have made her one to watch in the ireland music scene.Limited tickets to see this show in a renowned Belfast venue, The Sunflower. £6 adv or £8 on the door.A strong, new independent sound" - Folk Radio UK It's not every day that you meet someone in the street and decide to tour the world with them, yet, 'A Different Thread' has done just that. Robert Jackson (Lichfield UK) and Alicia Best (Durham North Carolina) first sang together in 2016 while busking in the streets of Galway, Ireland. From that chance meeting, the couple started writing and recording together while touring around the UK, USA and Europe and even down to Guatemala, Mexico, and back. Their original songs are inspired by the music that has criss-crossed the Atlantic over the generations in true folk fashion. Pulling from their respective roots they weave together a unique blend of folk, country and blues. Live shows have been described as Intriguing and fascinating (Three Chords and the Truth) with Beautifully evocative harmonies (American roots UK) with the duo playing over 6 instruments between them including fiddle, harmonica and suitcase drum kit.www.facebook.com/adifferentthread www.adifferentthread.comSonja Sleator's EP, ADAMS, released in 2017, has been described as one of the best releases of the year by Dublin 98FM's John Barker. Lead single, Calla, has received radio play on Dublin 98FM, Near FM Sessions, Downtown Radio and Q Radio. In 2019 Sonja releases her third EP, Violent Strawberry. Tracks off the EP, including Goodbye and Ghost, have already been featured on national and regional radio in Ireland and been named as Hotpress Magazine's Track of the Day.www.sonjasleator.com www.facebook.com/sonjasleatormusic/Adv' tickets available online via link below, also available to buy at the venue or on credit card by calling the venue on 0 (+44) 28 9023 2474