COMING UP: Dom Newton at the Epstein Theatre Bar, 20 Oct 2012

DOM NEWTON has developed a cult following within the city for his unique one-off music nights: a blend of original material, superb live performances, and a high-camp theme that lends itself to singing, dancing, and messing around in the fancy dress box. October 20th sees Newton take to the stage in the suitably decadent surroundings of the Epstein Theatre Bar, where he will be premiering Barrington Fanshaw: Man of God.

His previous events – the Horror Blues Halloween Ball and Malice in Wonderland – both featured full sets of songs created specifically for the night, as well as guest musicians and DJs.

Offering the usual charismatic blend of story-telling through song with killer tunes, the event is also part of this year’s Biennial Festival. Described as a garage rock tragedy, it details the fall of a gay, Victorian, vampire-hunting vicar, battling against the evil Cuban bloodsucker El Diablo. Although the songs take the listener on a journey through Fanshawe’s life and struggles, they are all strong enough to stand alone, underpinned by Newton’s raw blues talent and searing vocals.

Dom says: “I only do two gigs a year – which means I can save everything up and do something special! I work on the albums as concepts, using the songs to tell the stories – in the style of a musical, but with less jazz hands, and more rock! I’ve been living in the head of Barrington Fanshawe for some time now, creatively, and am very much looking forward to sharing his journey with the world. Or at least the people who seem to be crazy enough to keep coming out and seeing me perform.”

Support on the night will come from The Wildeyes, and will also feature the drawings of well-known local artist James Munro.

Tickets cost £5, and attending without Halloween costume will be very much frowned upon.

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Barrington Fanshawe: Man of God
Sat 20th Oct 2012
The Epstein Theatre Bar
£5 entry fee on the door

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