BPA Live http://www.bpa-live.com Americana & Roots Music Booking Agency Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:58:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.bpa-live.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-bpa-2017-fav-32x32.png BPA Live http://www.bpa-live.com 32 32 Chris Pureka (USA) http://www.bpa-live.com/chris-pureka-usa/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:58:50 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2432

It’s rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her life’s work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring.

Chris’s elegant emotionality as a vocalist, and her flair and immediacy as a lyricist have garnered her favorable comparisons to Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Patty Griffin. She’s earned accolades from such distinguished taste-making outlets as The New York Times, Paste, Magnet, Billboard.com, and The AllMusic Guide. She’s shared the stage with such diverse and esteemed artists as Dar Williams, The Lumineers, The Cowboy Junkies, Gregory Alan Isakov, Martin Sexton, and Ani DiFranco.

Chris’s journey in music mirrors her path toward self-discovery. At 16, writing songs became a way of journaling. “I was shy and introverted, and songwriting was a very personal process. I never had any intention of performing,” she shares. Post high school, she went on to complete a biology degree at Wesleyan University, and afterwards, worked in a microbiology research lab at Smith College. Meanwhile, she established a music career parallel to her biology work through touring and issuing a clutch of well-received indie releases. In 2006, when Chris found herself turning down too many opportunities as a musician, she shifted her priorities to become a full-time artist.

Her latest album, Back in the Ring, is Chris’s first studio full length since 2010’s critically acclaimed How I Learned to See in the Dark. “I’m not interested in releasing songs I can’t get behind or records I don’t love,” she says of the five-year span between albums. The title of her latest playfully suggests something of an artistic comeback, but it also references the album’s themes of relationship conflict and making the decision to fight back against dark inner demons.

“My music is the outward expression of the work I’m doing internally. What I do comes from my experiences, and I strive to express these experiences authentically. Speaking my truth, and being myself, is the way that I connect with people,” Chris confides.  Her rise as an esteemed artist with captivating emotional integrity has been organic and always on her own terms. For someone who never had an intention of being a professional musician, it’s been a life of far-reaching changes and unexpected rewards.

“As timeless as Bob Dylan or Patty Griffin, and with a grace not unlike Gillian Welch” – New Noise Magazine

“If her instruments act like sonar, expanding to fill any room and find every crevice, her voice is a single directional beam” – NPR

“Dynamic, breathy vocals a la Chan Marshall.” – Magnet

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Robert Vincent and Danni Nicholls confirmed for Cambridge Folk Festival http://www.bpa-live.com/robert-vincent-and-danni-nicholls-confirmed-for-cambridge-folk-festival/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:09 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2424

We are delighted to announce that both Robert Vincent and Danni Nicholls will be performing at this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival. They will both be there on Friday 29th July with Danni playing The Den Stage at 3.35pm and Robert showcasing in The Club Tent at 10.35pm.

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Amelia Curran http://www.bpa-live.com/amelia-curran/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:02:47 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2421
  • 21/06/17 Leicester at The Musician
  • 22/06/17 Nottingham at The Poppy & Pint
  • 23/06/17 Dublin at The DC Music Club
  • 24/06/17 Galway at Monroe’s Live
  • 26/06/17 London at Green Note
  • 27/06/17 Cottingham, East Yorkshire at The Back Room
  • 28/06/17 Sheffield at The Greystones
  • 29/06/17 Birmingham at The Kitchen Garden Cafe
  • 30/06/17 Sevenoaks, Kent at Sevenoaks Summer Festival
  • 01/07/17 Easton, Suffolk at Maverick Festival
  • 02/07/17 Tooting, London at The Sound Lounge
Date City Venue Country
21/06/17 Leicester The Musician United Kingdom
22/06/17 Nottingham The Poppy & Pint United Kingdom
opening for Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles
23/06/17 Dublin The DC Music Club Ireland
24/06/17 Galway Monroe’s Live Ireland
26/06/17 London Green Note United Kingdom
double bill with Dennis Ellsworth
27/06/17 Cottingham, East Yorkshire The Back Room United Kingdom
28/06/17 Sheffield The Greystones United Kingdom
29/06/17 Birmingham The Kitchen Garden Cafe United Kingdom
opening for Jack Lukeman
30/06/17 Sevenoaks, Kent Sevenoaks Summer Festival United Kingdom
01/07/17 Easton, Suffolk Maverick Festival United Kingdom
02/07/17 Tooting, London The Sound Lounge United Kingdom
opening for Chasing Summer
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Those Pretty Wrongs To Tour UK For First Time In May http://www.bpa-live.com/those-pretty-wrongs-tour-uk-for-first-time-in-may/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:41:19 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2417

We are proud to announce that Those Pretty Wrongs will be touring in late May. Those Pretty Wrongs are a duo comprising of Jody Stephens from Big Star (and head honcho at the much adored Ardent Studios in Memphis) and Luther Russell (from The Freewheelers). Big Star songs will feature in the set as well as songs from their self-titled debut of original songs. It is a short tour so it is best to get tickets fast as we are expecting demand to see them to be high.

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Chastity Brown http://www.bpa-live.com/chastity-brown/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:43:57 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2408
  • 08/06/17 Menai Bridge, Anglesey at The Victoria Hotel
  • 09/06/17 Bewdley, Worcestershire at St George”s Hall Buy Tickets
  • 10/06/17 Portarlington, Co. Laois at Bare In The Woods Festival Buy Tickets
  • 11/06/17 Manchester at Gullivers Buy Tickets
  • 13/06/17 London at The Borderline Buy Tickets
  • 14/06/17 Nottingham at Bodega Buy Tickets
  • 15/06/17 Glasgow at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Buy Tickets
  • 16/06/17 Newcastle at The Cluny Buy Tickets
  • 17/06/17 Biggar, South Lanarkshire at Biggar Corn Exchange Buy Tickets
  • 18/06/17 Birmingham at The Hare & Hounds Buy Tickets
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08/06/17 Menai Bridge, Anglesey The Victoria Hotel United Kingdom
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09/06/17 Bewdley, Worcestershire St George”s Hall United Kingdom
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10/06/17 Portarlington, Co. Laois Bare In The Woods Festival Ireland
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11/06/17 Manchester Gullivers United Kingdom
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13/06/17 London The Borderline United Kingdom
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14/06/17 Nottingham Bodega United Kingdom
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15/06/17 Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut United Kingdom
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16/06/17 Newcastle The Cluny United Kingdom
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17/06/17 Biggar, South Lanarkshire Biggar Corn Exchange United Kingdom
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18/06/17 Birmingham The Hare & Hounds United Kingdom
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Tom Russell http://www.bpa-live.com/tom-russell-2/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:37:41 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2405
  • 17/11/17 Belfast at The Clayton Hotel
  • 18/11/17 Portstewart at Flowerfield Arts Centre
  • 19/11/17 Kilkenny at The Set Theatre
  • 20/11/17 Dublin at Whelans
  • 22/11/17 Cardiff at St David”s Hall Buy Tickets
  • 23/11/17 Bristol at Thekla Buy Tickets
  • 24/11/17 Lowdham, Nottinghamshire at The Village Hall Buy Tickets
  • 25/11/17 Bury at The Met Buy Tickets
  • 26/11/17 Leeds at The Brudenell Social Club Buy Tickets
  • 28/11/17 Pocklington, East Yorkshire at Pocklington Arts Centre Buy Tickets
  • 29/11/17 Oxford at The Bullingdon Buy Tickets
  • 01/12/17 London at The 100 Club Buy Tickets
  • 02/12/17 Farncombe, Surrey at St. John”s Church Buy Tickets

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17/11/17 Belfast The Clayton Hotel United Kingdom
18/11/17 Portstewart Flowerfield Arts Centre United Kingdom
19/11/17 Kilkenny The Set Theatre Ireland
20/11/17 Dublin Whelans Ireland
22/11/17 Cardiff St David”s Hall United Kingdom
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23/11/17 Bristol Thekla United Kingdom
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24/11/17 Lowdham, Nottinghamshire The Village Hall United Kingdom
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25/11/17 Bury The Met United Kingdom
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26/11/17 Leeds The Brudenell Social Club United Kingdom
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28/11/17 Pocklington, East Yorkshire Pocklington Arts Centre United Kingdom
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29/11/17 Oxford The Bullingdon United Kingdom
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01/12/17 London The 100 Club United Kingdom
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02/12/17 Farncombe, Surrey St. John”s Church United Kingdom
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TEMPLATE – NEWS POST http://www.bpa-live.com/template-news-post/ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:32:53 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2329
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Otis Gibbs http://www.bpa-live.com/otis-gibbs-2/ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:04:21 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/2017dev/?p=2304
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07/11/17 Sheffield The Greystones United Kingdom
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08/11/17 Leicester The Musician United Kingdom
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09/11/17 Glasgow 02 ABC 2 United Kingdom
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10/11/17 London Bush Hall United Kingdom
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11/11/17 Newcastle The Cluny United Kingdom
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12/11/17 Manchester Academy 3 United Kingdom
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Those Pretty Wrongs http://www.bpa-live.com/those-pretty-wrongs/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:23:46 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/2017dev/?p=2256
  • 19/05/17 London at The Garage Buy Tickets
  • 20/05/17 Brasiers Park, Oxfordshire at Wood Festival Buy Tickets
  • 21/05/17 Birmingham at The Kitchen Garden Cafe Buy Tickets
  • 22/05/17 Brighton at The Prince Albert
  • 23/05/17 Bristol at The Golden Lion Buy Tickets
  • 25/05/17 Nottingham at The Maze Buy Tickets
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19/05/17 London The Garage United Kingdom
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20/05/17 Brasiers Park, Oxfordshire Wood Festival United Kingdom
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21/05/17 Birmingham The Kitchen Garden Cafe United Kingdom
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22/05/17 Brighton The Prince Albert United Kingdom
23/05/17 Bristol The Golden Lion United Kingdom
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25/05/17 Nottingham The Maze United Kingdom
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Sam Baker http://www.bpa-live.com/sam-baker/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:22:41 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/2017dev/?p=2255
Date City Venue Country
23/06/17 Glasgow St Andrews In The Square United Kingdom
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24/06/17 Gateshead Caedmon Hall United Kingdom
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25/06/17 Bradford Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue United Kingdom
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26/06/17 Sheffield The Greystones United Kingdom
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28/06/17 London Leytonstone Ex-servicemens Club United Kingdom
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29/06/17 Bristol The Tunnels United Kingdom
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