Tuesday 28th May | 8pm
Stanlæy – The Human Project – Album Launch plus Alfi
The Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West St, Bristol BS2 0DF
Tickets: £12.50 inc BF
Stanlæy is the musical moniker of Bristol based singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Bethany Stenning, typically performing her original compositions live with Ben Holyoake (bass), Oliver Cocup (drums/percussion) and Naomi Hill (violin). The music of Stanlæy has been influenced by a diverse genre pool of folk/jazz and cosmic atmospheres, and has been compared to artists such as Kate Bush, The Dirty Projectors and Sigur Ros.
Their live show is a masterful collaboration, marrying pop, classical, experimental rock and folk. The sound is tied together in polyphony, with crafted violin parts weaving between Bethany’s ethereal vocals and the electric guitar.
Stanlæy will be joined on stage for this one-off gig with her Seaweed String Quartet, Alannah Thornburgh on harp, and special guests to bring to life this preternatural show in celebration of The Human Project album release.
Stanlæy’s complex and intricate recordings (The Human Project) are entirely composed, arranged and recorded by Bethany Stenning.
Alfi are a fresh new trio combining American old time and traditional Irish music and song to produce a unique and tasteful sound. Alfi features an unusual line-up of harp, five-string banjo, uilleann pipes, whistles and vocals. The trio have performed at many established venues and festivals, including Body&Soul, Knockanstockan and Whelan’s, and have recently returned from touring America. In November, Alfi won the prestigious ‘Molloy Award’ competition at the ‘Trip to Birmingham Tradfest’, a competition for young, up and coming bands. They will have their own slot at the Trip to Birmingham Tradfest 2019 as a result. At the moment, Alfi are busy recording their debut EP, due for release in May 2019.