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New Video From Theo Bard - Memories of Dublin
Acclaimed East London singer-songwriter Theo Bard has revealed the video for his new single, Memories of Dublin.
Theo stands by the sun-drenched Mersey, singing to the sea and the wind as he recalls a brief, beautiful love affair
from times gone by. As he does, his fragmented memories flicker to life in an evocative overlay - a beautiful girl on
the beach, a blazing sunset seen from the train, grass blowing in the wind. Filmed just a stone´s throw from the
ferry route to Dublin, it captures the mood of the song perfectly - classic, timeless, yet personal. A gem that
sparkles in the winter sun.
Delivered in the typically direct and frank narrative style that marks him out as an exceptional songwriter, the song
is a clever play on the Irish folk song Dublin City in the Rare Old Time, with references to the lyrics throughout.
While the song pays homage to the folk tradition, there is nothing backward looking about it, as Theo delivers a full
and evocative sound that hits you in the gut.
Produced by Theo himself, the recording features some prestigious musical talent: Max Baillie (recently featured on
BBC1 Proms Extra) on strings, Brooke Sharkey on backing vocals, and Tansay Omar (Bjork, Boy George) on drums,
and was mixed by Adrian Hall (Goldfrapp, Alicia Keys).
The single is a follow up to Bard’s recently released EP, You Give, and the singles Evil Eyes and Never Alone
(premiered in Clash Magazine).
A leading figure in the East London music scene, Theo is a skilled lyricist and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, violin,
bass), with intelligent lyrics and a deft ear for melody. His songs are borne of a lifetime steeped in music and song;
playing violin from the age of four, a childhood spent singing round campfires at Forest School Camps, and his craft
honed busking on the streets of London.
He is also the man behind the highly respected, and distinctly underground, Woodburner. Woodburner has grown
into a heady experience that regularly attracts over 400 revellers a week to its summer season at Dalston Eastern
Curve Garden. It has played host to artists such as Johnny Flynn and Nick Mulvey, as well as programmed events
and stages at the Southbank Centre and Wilderness Festival, among others. Described by Clash as, “majestic” and
“decadent”, for more information on Woodburner visit woodburnermusic.co.uk
Theo will be heading into the studio in the New Year to work on his debut solo album for release in 2016.