Brophy’s Law + Wilswood Buoys

Friday 20 September, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
£7 adv || £10 otd
Box Office
01449 774 678
Brophy's Law + Wilswood Buoys @ John Peel Centre

Formerly know as the Neil Brophy Band, Brophy’s Law are the same five men who have ben performing together, capturing the audience with their Celtic rock sound of catchy melodic folk anthems, crossing the fields of traditional to contemporary folk, the band of multi instrumentalists always deliver a memorable show for all, fronted with the charm full banter of Neil Brophy.

Neil Brophy, originally from Moulton, Northampton, has performed for many years on the festival circuit across Scandinavia, UK, Belgium, Germany & Holland with his band. His recent single release “The Record Collector”  made a big impact on International Record Store Day and  was aired on the Steve Lamacq show on BBC 6 Music.

With his self penned songs of  travelling and revelry and his full power folk rock band , they never fail to lift the atmosphere and get the crowd in their hands. Always a memorable show. A perfect festival band, but also great on stage at your local Arts Centre!

Neil is now based in Copenhagen with his band and over the past few years has slowly been tiptoeing his way back to  the UK playing on a few festivals.

Throughout Neil’s travels he has come across some great musicians and has picked up some very charismatic band members from some very odd places along the way.

Martin Dale on Bass, backing vocals originally from Cornwall, now based in Copenhagen. Neil met Martin at a car crash in a small town in Denmark.

Brian Armstrong, Mandolin, Banjo & Backing vocals, originally from Carlisle. Neil met Brian at a late night kitchen party in a Ski Bum collective in a small village of St.Anton in the Alps.

William Mclaughlin from Dundee, pipes, whistles, squeeze box,vocals. Neil met William in a convent blowing his pipes.

Espen Suell, on drums, Neil met Espen playing the snare and denting symbols in a sailors bar in Nyhavn, Copenhagen.

Supported by Wilswood Buoys

Wilswood buoys Josh and Joe are an acoustic duo from Mersea Island, Essex. They formed in summer 2017, starting out as just a couple of mates having a jam; things quickly turned into writing music.

Both of the buoys had a completely different upbringing in terms of musical styles. This led them down a path of intertwining many genres into one, to form a raw and fresh alt/folk island sound, with catchy riffs and big choruses.


Tickets are £7 in advance, available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). Also available on the door for £10.

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