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Fri October 12

TRACYANNE AND DANNY

+ special guest HENRY GRACE

£12 // Doors 8:00pm

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TRACYANNE AND DANNY

Tracyanne & Danny is a new collaborative project between singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby).

Tracyanne hails from Glasgow, Scotland. London-born Danny is based in Bristol, England.

Their paths first crossed in 2013 when introduced by mutual music industry pals. Tracyanne dug Danny’s Crybaby album (released on Helium Records) and invited him to open some Camera Obscura shows in the UK.

Mutual artistic respect led to the swapping of song ideas, but tentative plans to work together were set aside while Camera Obscura wrote, recorded, released, and promoted their fifth album Desire Lines.

Following the death of Camera Obscura’s Carey Lander, all band activity stopped. Time passed.

Tracyanne and Danny revisited the idea of collaborating.

A pool of songs were honed and crafted. On the suggestion of their manager (and Teenage Fanclub drummer) Francis Macdonald, they recorded at Clashnarrow, a studio in Helmsdale in the highlands of Scotland owned by the esteemed Edwyn Collins.

Sessions took place throughout 2016 and 2017. Edwyn co-produced along with engineer and multi-instrumentalist Sean Read (Dexys).

They had the use of Edwyn’s vintage gear (including the guitar pedal which features on his global hit “A Girl Like You”) as they invoked a range of shared influences: The Roches, Dion, Lou Reed, The Flamingos, Serge Gainsbourg, Santo & Johnny, and The Style Council.

Edywn pops up with a guest vocal on first single “Alabama,” an intentionally “joyous” tribute to Tracyanne’s late friend and band mate Carey Lander.

Tracyanne & Danny is not a diverting curio or a wee stop on the road to someplace else. It is a shared artistic aesthetic, forged over time.  They have figured out how to fit round each other and work together, creating a rewarding musical synergy. There will be more songs.

Meanwhile, they are looking forward to releasing and promoting the first fruits of their labors with live shows throughout UK, Europe, North America, and beyond.

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HENRY GRACE

UK native Henry Grace started making music at a young age and was already writing fully fledged songs by the time he was thirteen. His music career, however, did not really take flight until he moved to Los Angeles when he was twenty-one. He started out playing small clubs in Venice Beach before moving on to play many of California’s most storied venues. In 2016, he released his debut EP, Crash The Moon, which gained him the attention of Guild Guitars among others. The EP’s title track is centered around Henry’s long but successful battle with depression during his late teens and early twenties. His sophomore EP, What We Took from the Mountain, was released in 2018 and documents Henry’s journey in America—with songs such as Missouri infinitely demonstrating a departure from the English fields of his youth to something ultimately bigger and less familiar.

henrygracemusic.com


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