Gull, Wes Swing

Gull

Wes Swing

Fri, June 23, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 21 and over

Gull
Gull
Nathaniel Rappole’s solo project Gull is best described as a drum; a living, breathing, squawking drum that cries out assorted music of creatures past and delivers it from a single unique perspective; a communal music broadcast of blood and bile left as an offering on the altar of sound.

Gull has been active for more than a decade and has recorded a 7", 3 EP's and 2 full length albums and has spent the better part of the past 6 years touring vigorously ~ playing venues, on the streets and in the wilds of North and Central America, Kenya and Europe.

Gull has toured in support of White Rabbits, Tres Mts and RNDM and has shared the bar arena with the likes of Silver Apples, Girl Talk, Deerhoof, Adrian Belew, Panda Bear and Melt Banana.

In 2012 Gull was featured in a movie about music in Mexico called Hecho en Mexico (Netflix), and in 2014 he produced, hosted and performed in a documentary on street/public music and culture in Kenya (Street Muse: Kenya), which premiered at The Fowler Museum at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA on August 21st, 2014.
Wes Swing
Wes Swing
Wes Swing is a singer, cellist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Virginia. Swing’s style of composition draws on classical, folk and alternative rock influences to create a “rich and lilting soundscape” of “beautifully swelling cello-folk.” In live performance he loops his cello and violin to create deeply enveloping string sections to which “Swing demonstrates his vocal prowess with delicate intonation,” delivering lyrics imbued with poetry.

The new full-length album And The Heart is an ambitious blend of Swing’s signature chamber-pop songwriting with analog electronics produced by Paul Curreri. Using deliberately sparse and stark instrumentation, the album offers stunning vocal performances on “Sing To Me” and “Mirrors.” These sections of intimate and personal performance transition beautifully into electronic escapades and flourishing full-band crescendos. With this album, Swing takes another step into the avant-garde of alternative folk.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/