The Breath is guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer Ríoghnach (pron. Ray-nuh) Connolly. Based in Manchester, their unique take on alt-folk journeys from lush, beguiling storytelling to uplifting, punch-the-air anthems. At its heart is Rioghnach's deeply soulful, utterly engaging, stop-you-in-your-tracks voice alongside Stuart's understated brilliance and their exquisitely crafted, personal songs. Yet it's the emotional depth of the songs and the remarkable connection the duo share on stage that make the Breath's live performance so compelling.
The Breath appear here presenting material from their brand new album, Let The Cards Fall (Real World, 14 September 2018) a bewitching collection of honest, heartfelt songs written as a stream of poetic consciousness as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as cultural dislocation, post-colonial injustices and grief.
Joined by Luke Flowers (drums), John Ellis (piano) and Sam Vickery (bass), expect a performance that is 'gentle and rolling, mountainous and anthemic… and emotionally charged', according to fRoots. Unmissable.
Less reading, more listening. Hit the play button to discover their music. Remember, we handpick everything on DICE so it has our seal of approval that it will be a killer show.
Presented by Hey! Manchester.
This is a 14+ event (under16s to be accompanied by an adult).