Over the past few months the free music gigs have given audiences the chance to catch upcoming local Welsh bands as they perform in the unique setting of the art gallery.
The natural acoustics of the venue complement this type of live concert and previous performances by Sweet Baboo and Cate le Bon have left audiences both captivated and uplifted.
And this Friday at 3.30pm the Galley will host the enchanting vocal talents of Barefoot Dance of the Sea.
The group was formed last year by Beth Gibson and Bec Wood of Welsh band The Hot Puppies, performing as Beth & Bec. Barefoot Dance of the Sea became their current incarnation when they were joined by friend and fellow musician Sophie Cochrane. Creating a more ethereal sound, Barefoot Dance of the Sea are a world away from the indie sounds of The Hot Puppies.
Beth Gibson says, “We formed whilst singing songs to mend broken hearts and entertain Bec's baby! You could describe our sound as gorgeous three-part harmonies, country laments, sea shanties, 1930s spirituals with piano, cello, delicate guitar and percussion embellishing songs of gentle melancholia and light-footed charm.”
Speaking about their debut Swansea gig and future plans Gibson says “It’s our first gig in Swansea and we can't wait! 2010 holds plans to write and record and to play as much as possible.”
Gordon Dalton, organiser of the Free:30 Sessions at the Gallery said, “ I saw Barefoot Dance of the Sea almost by accident last year when they were supporting Sweet Baboo. It was the most strange and beautiful gig of the year. I’m really looking forward to seeing them again at the Glynn Vivian.”
The group are developing a dedicated fan base, so catch them for free now while you still can. Visit their myspace page to hear them at www.myspace.com/
To find out about other events happening at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery please call 01792 51900 or visit the website http://www.swansea.gov.uk/
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