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Theo Bard | Folklore



186 Hackney Road E2 7QL London

Gig Description

London-based singer, songwriter and producer Theo Bard is bringing his unique fusion of personal, emotive songwriting and atmospheric soundscapes to the stage for the first time.

Following the success of 2019 release Inkus, from which the critically- acclaimed lead single 'Forget' was played on BBC Radio 1, his work as a producer saw him collaborate with Glasgow-based Baby Taylah and Italian trio Emmecosta while working towards his masters in music at Goldsmiths University.

2020 promises to be an even bigger year, with another 6-track offering Rhythm in the Night set for release in Spring through Swedish pop label Icons Creating Evil Art. As a songwriter, Theo’s music looks ready to find its place in other artists’ catalogues, attracting interest from Nick Mulvey and The Turbans for their upcoming albums.

On stage, Bard collaborates with keyboard wizard Jake Chapman (Rum Buffalo) in a show which features live looping, Moog and Prophet synths, vocal processing and performance on guitar and bass. The live show combines Theo's talent for audio production with the quality of songwriting and delivery which sets him apart.

Expect supreme audio quality, new interpretations of the tracks, and a healthy slice of spontaneity for live audiences.

"I loved it... First ever play on BBC Radio 1 for Theo Bard, that track is called Forget. We get sent days and days worth of music every single week and we've only got 2 hours, so he beat some heavyweights to make it into the 2 hours. Big up to Theo Bard." - Phil Taggart, BBC Radio One

"Theo’s determination to master electronic production and evolve his sound is tangible in the sublimely glacial, brooding impression purveyed throughout Inkus... a distinct and personal expression by way of glistening, crystalline compositions." - London in Stereo

"Theo Bard delivers a hauntingly beautiful melody with his latest single Forget... every second of which is full of purpose and intent." - Earmilk

“A striking return, with the songwriter’s gossamer electronics set against his sighing vocal” - CLASH

"The beautifully spiritual ‘Forget’... cements the beatmaker as one of the most proficient and awe-inspiring artists working today." - Music News



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