DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON


DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON + WILD ISLAND
where: south street arts centre, reading, uk
when: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 19:30 - 23:00
admission: 7.50
employing minimal performance tools, BROUGHTON wilfully embraces elements of chaos, error, and malfunction, building them into his folk-ish narrative tales until one part destroys the other.

ever on twin precipices dividing tragedy from comedy and beauty from ruin, his semi-improvised, self-deprecating, lovelorn songs reward a patient audience with moments of delicate charm, all the time wondering whether he is truly in control of the situation. and yet, he always is.




WILD ISLAND (oxford, uk)
idiosyncratic guitar picking and freewheeling drums. eloquent instrumentals and nonplussed songs. minimalist and ambient approach. some kind of bastard outsider folk. blogspot