Brighthelmstone Presents: Chuck Prophet & Jesse Malin
Californian alt-rock hero Chuck Prophet embarks on his first full UK, Belgium and Holland duo tour with wife and co-conspirator, Stephanie Finch. Chuck and Stephanie will play songs acoustically and with keyboard featuring tracks from each other’s albums, spanning over twenty years, as well as digging deep into some lesser heard songs. They will be joined by friend and native New Yorker Jesse Malin, playing a full set with his keyboardist.
Chuck Prophet first burst onto the scene with Americana pioneers Green on Red who he performed with from 1984 to 1992 recording seven albums. Chuck has gone on to have a successful solo career with over twelve albums under his belt as well as writing songs for the likes of Solomon Burke, Heart and Alejandro Escovedo and as a sideman with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Warren Zevon and Cake. In addition to Chuck’s strong catalogue and visceral live shows, his music has recently been heard in hit television series True Blood and Sons of Anarchy. His live shows are some of the best on the circuit and this is a rare opportunity to catch him performing as part of a duo.
Jesse Malin has been on the scene almost as long, revered by iconic figures from Bruce Springsteen and Joe Strummer to Joey Ramone and Jim Jarmusch, ‘his songs are so good they hurt my feelings’ Ryan Adams once said, and it’s little wonder considering Malin’s ability to bridge the reckless abandon of The Replacements with the sensitive introspection of Neil Young.
Born in NYC, Malin formed D Generation, the influential punk band described by Rolling Stone as ‘the best thing to happen to New York noise in the Nineties’ before going solo in 2002. Releasing over seven solo albums and collaborating with Bruce Springsteen, Green Day and Ryan Adams, his live shows are a force to be reckoned with and he has appeared on the Tonight show, Conan and Letterman over the years. A true NY legend.
‘The swagger and innocence of early Springsteen and the demi-monde storytelling of early Lou Reed’ MOJO
UNRESERVED SEATING // 14+ (UNDER 16s TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) // THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN KOMEDIA MAIN SPACE