Join us for some live music from Sandtimer with support by Pale Male.
An indie folk acoustic guitar duo might be considered an unlikely outfit for Robert Sword, a classically trained pianist, and Simon Thomas, an oceanography graduate and bassist, to end up in. But, after Rob discovered the alternate guitar tunings of the likes of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell and begun experimenting with the guitar, finding a new compositional voice in the process.
Multi-instrumentalist Fantin Moreno (aka Pale Male) bases his music on a vital need to express raw emotions, song by song, soul to soul. His music resembles his inner self: sometimes gentle, sometimes angry, always fragile. Pale Male’s self-titled debut album doesn’t follow any rule; it varies from Folk/Americana subtlety to stadium/80’s rock, from the orchestral touches of a string ensemble to the country landscapes of a lap steel, through layers of majestic horns. Fantin plays every instrument on his album. But, for this Europe tour he will be performing in a more intimate duo version.