At the end of March, Brighton is in for a treat as songwriter and singer Nick Cope puts on a Family Concert at the Brighton Unitarian Church. Now we’ve not seen him live but if his reviews and YouTube are anything to go by, the concert promises to be a charming and funny array of songs both kids and adults can appreciate.
AND…we have three tickets to the show on 31st March at Brighton Unitarian Church, to give away, plus Nick will throw in two of his CDs, A Round of Applause For Dinosaurs and The Pirates Breakfast. To enter, simply complete the Gleam form at the bottom of this post.
Nick is one of the founder members of the indie Brit-pop band The Candyskins, part of the same Oxford scene that produced Radiohead and Supergrass. For the last 8 years, he has been writing, performing and recording music for children and families.
He has released five CDs of original music, all of which are available on his website and his music has taken him to venues and festivals all over the world. After watching his delightfully animated videos on his YouTube Channel, it’s easy to see how he’s a favourite with the kids. With songs like ‘Baby’s Done a Poo’ (as an elder sibling whose sister pooed in the bath when I was young I particularly liked this one), ‘Why is the Sky Blue?’, a song about why kids should ask lots of questions about the world around them and ‘A Round of Applause for the Dinosaurs’ celebrating our fascination with these extinct beasts – he encapsulates what goes through kids brains and what they like to know about.
He’s even managed to snag a soundbite review from one of my favourite comedians, Stewart Lee. “Nick Cope is the indie-surrealist kids’ entertainer Robyn Hitchcock and Syd Barrett, foolishly distracted by cult status, never were.”
And Lucy Porter “Funny, profound, educational, our children have talked about everything from gravity to grieving thanks to Nick Cope’s songs. Our family’s favourite singer /songwriter”
Book tickets for the Brighton show here.
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