Guest Blog | Danny Green of Laish on this Sunday’s We Come Alive feat. Sam Mumford, Dan Haywood Band and Grand Palace

Dear readers,

We Come Alive has been on sabbatical this summer since our last cracking show in June. We have been on tour in Italy, at four music festivals, and a snuck in a holiday too. Now we are ready to face the new season with a fading tan and some truly inspirational live music at The Harrison. Once again we have hand picked our favourites and once again you can expect a super intimate, joyous celebration of all that can be correct about the world of live music. Incredible acts playing to an attentive crowd in an amazing venue with great sound and a great bar.

The next We Come Alive happens this Sunday 20th September, 7.30pm at The Harrison. We host:

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Dan Haywood Band

I saw Dan Haywood at The Lexington earlier this year, and was utterly transfixed. He stalked the stage with an intensity and confidence that reminded me of a young Dylan. His band were crisp and tight and yet I could see he was allowing the songs to breathe according to his whims. His lyrics are a strange brew; hilarious, confounding and addictive the way he semi-speaks them from his unique voice. Here is a true artist, one who follows his instincts and his own musical trajectory. He previously recorded a 30 song album. He has played with a 12 piece band. He has supported Tallest Man on Earth and Josephine Foster. Despite the fact that most of his recordings and videos depict a rather acoustic gentleman, for this show expect an electric quartet of drums, bass and guitars. To say I am excited about this one is an understatement.

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Grand Palace

Grand Palace are a new band formed in Brighton by drummer Dan Harding and vocalist Hayley Savage. A seductive voice, satisfying rhythms and words that will make you take a long hard look in the mirror. Dan used to play drums in my band (Laish) so I am happy to be hosting their first London show.

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Sam Mumford

I have never seen someone play the guitar like Sam Mumford. The guitar as machine to be operated and caressed and detuned. It is a unique and utterly spellbinding approach which has been finely honed over many years of exploration. He also happens to possess a beautiful hushed voice and a singular perspective on songwriting. Check out this song. And come check him out.

There are still a few tickets left online, and I strongly recommend you book in advance to secure your spot as it is a small place. Buy your tickets here.

See you there,

Danny and Talitha
We Come Alive