Hailsham Festival – Captain of the Lost Waves

Live Event
Year:
2024

About the Event

The Captain is a troubadour, storyteller and free thinking renegade. His musical offerings are inspired by the great songwriters and philosophers of yesteryear. This is visceral music for the mind and body, full of dreamy verses, life affirming choruses and sheer audacity. Where melodic invention meets alternative folk, progressive, world and ambient sounds.

Previously signed to Voiceprint under his natural guise Shaun T Hunter and Quiet Rebellion he released three critically acclaimed albums, two of which were Borders Book Store’s album of the month. Off the back of this he carried out a residency at the famous 12 Bar Club, London. He was also voted Acoustic Roots performer of the year at the Leeds Independent Music Awards in 2005. He was also voted outstanding songwriter of the year from the Yorkshire Gig Guide Awards 2017.

Making music is a communion to the Captain and much of his work has taken place in a music therapy guise. Playing in secure units, prisons, mental health units and hospitals. The connection is always about the most authentic exchanges between an artist and his audience, based on a shared humanity.

The Captain was chosen by English Folk Expo as just one of 12 English artists to represent team England in the inaugural Global Music Match 2020, an exercise where 96 artists from 14 countries were featured world-wide.

‘The Captain was born to be an entertainer, perhaps even a prophet…watching his show is a life altering experience, there are no words in the English language to describe him’.  The Huffington Post

‘Sometimes something comes along that is so completely extraordinary that you just go yep, the Captain is a superstar, truly cinemascopic and epic’ Tom Robinson BBC6 Music

‘The Captain is a man born out of his time. Had this music been released in the mid to late 70’s he would have rightfully taken his place among those we now regard as Rock Gods. This is highly innovative yet accessible music, hugely quirky, with moments of sing a long amid the extremely fine instrumentation and arrangement. FATEA review of Mysterium Tremendum

‘This artist is a one off, but maybe consider as a prototype for his idiosyncrasy Zappa, Beefheart or the sensational Alex Harvey Band. A unique showman with a unique artistic vision.’ *****COLIN BAILEY RnR Magazine  

Tickets: £12.50

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