Influenced at a formative age by the passion and integrity of Irish folk icons such as Damien Dempsey and the contemporary indie/rock sound of bands like Snow Patrol, Oscar Blue is an emerging artist with a passion for storytelling.
Invoking an unsuspectingly familiar sense of belonging, attachment and nostalgia, Oscar’s songwriting transports listeners to some other place or feeling, meditating on his experience of life in an instinctively honest and uninhibited style.
Following a run of debut singles in 2018, recorded on a shoestring budget in a small home recording studio, Oscar’s sound evolved to incorporate soaring guitar riffs, meandering soundscapes and spell-binding bass and percussive elements. This new direction culminated in the release of his debut EP, Backyard Mafia, which lead the Co. Clare native to landing national radio play, supports slots with internationally acclaimed acts such as Kodaline and KAWALA, and even sold out headline shows in Dublin and London.
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“Each track’s poetic lyrics, textures and tones [are] enhanced by Oscar’s mesmerising vocals. His passionate earworms are a joy.”
Since their debut in 2020, Bristol based singer and producer Purpl has worked tirelessly to establish herself within the world of alt-pop. With notable collaborators including Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue, Doja Cat), Lostboy (Tiesto) and Paul Stanborough (Janet Jackson, Tina Turner), Purpl has developed a unique sound that blends cinematic pop with soulful R&B elements and vulnerable lyrics.
Championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1 and BBC Introducing, Purpl has since headlined BBC Introducing Live, performed at Bristol Takeover, performed live on BBC Radio Solent for international women’s day and is set to perform at 110 Above Festival this year.
The Crofters Rights
Getting to the venue
Location: The Crofters Rights is located near Bristol city centre in Stokes Croft, 550m from The Bearpit and opposite Carriageworks.
Hanging cycle parking is available upon request. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
On street parking is available 200m from the venue. The nearest car parks are St James Barton multi-storey (319 spaces) and Brunswick Square (48 spaces).
Bristol Clean Air Zone
The Crofters Rights is outside but close to the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.
Nine Tree Hill bus stop is 100m from the venue. City Centre bus stops are 600m away towards Cabot Circus.
The Crofters Rights is accessible from street level via three steps. The venue is not fully accessible by wheelchair.
There are no accessible toilets at the venue. Toilets are located in the basement via a spiral staircase with 9 steps.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.
There is no induction loop facility at this venue.
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