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Fri 2 Sep 2022

20:00

The Magnetic Fields

+ Darren Hanlon

St George's Bristol

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£20.17 - £38.15 incl. booking fee

Four film reels featuring portrait photos of different people all wearing black sunglasses

Helmed by Stephen Merritt, The Magnetic Fields hold a cult status with their short, sharp songwriting wit.

Famed for their milestone 69 Love Songs, released in 1999, The Magnetic Field’s latest offering Quickies takes their tongue-in-cheek charm to even briefer bursts of melodic and lyrical craft.

Alongside Merritt, Shirley Simms shares lead vocals, the pair’s sly harmonic interactions a signature element to the band’s repertoire alongside accompaniment from a familiar cast of The Magnetic Fields’ musicians. Live, the playful and droll pop theatricality of their music shines through.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Seated event

Age: 14+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19.30
Start time: 20.00

“The sharp wit of veteran songwriter Stephin Merritt thrives in brevity”

Pitchfork

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Darren Hanlon

Australian musician Darren Hanlon is known for his idiosyncratic narrative songwriting and storytelling. His songs hone in on the politics of love and relationships, smaller personal issues and objects of less consequence, and has a rare ability to present the commonplace as special.

The venue

St George’s Bristol

Covid-19 Safety Measures at St George’s Bristol

If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate you should not attend this event.

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Getting There

Address: Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR

St George’s Bristol is located near Bristol city centre just off Park Street, a 5-minute walk from the south end of Brandon Hill and opposite The Georgian House Museum.

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