a Band named Brian – EPK

a Band named Brian

Electronic Press Kit 2023


Singer songwriter Brian Madigan (AKA a Band named Brian) is on a two wheeled mission to save the planet. Accompanied by violinist/bassist Rob Whale, they are cycling from venue to venue, raising environmental awareness – and spirits – through the medium of song. Two parts Billy Bragg to one Part Levelers, with a hint of Johnny Cash and a sprinkling of Tom Lehrer: you’ll laugh, you’ll cry… you may even dance!

Brian’s songs and the stories behind them are crammed full of passion, wit and wisdom, his influences are wide-ranging, but his voice is very much his own. Combining social comment with humour, the songs are hard-hitting yet relatable. His shows are at once intimate, challenging and great fun.

Whether in a small arts venue or on a theatre stage, Brian instantly engages his audience and takes them on a journey of self-discovery. As Bath Fringe Hub put it, this is “never the average songwriter showcase”. Rather, a Band named Brian gig is something to savour and remember.

A renowned composer, performer and educator, Brian has appeared on drums with alt-folk maestros ‘Rivers of England’, folk-rock supergroup ‘Madigan’ and psych-acoustic legends ‘Wise Wound’, amongst others. Composing credits include film, advertising, theatre, dance and digital media. But Brian’s purest form of self-expression remains song writing. And the best way to experience that is to catch him live.





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Genuinely like nothing else out there… pushing the boundaries of what ‘performance’ means” – Theatre Bath

Provoking and subverting the expectations of the audience… never the average songwriter showcase” – Bath Fringe Hub

“Many People write songs; Brian gives birth to them – they’re that personal” FolkWords

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Shindig FestivalMay 25th – 28thDillington Estate, Illminster
Pure West RadioMay 28thBB Skone Pembrokeshire Music Show
The Three SwansMay 29thFrome
Burdall’s YardMay 31stBath
The Pembroke YeomanJune 2ndHaverfordwest
Trehale FarmJune 3rdSt Davids
The CellarJune 4thCardigan
CwrwJune 6thCarmarthen
The WhitehouseJune 7thLlandovery
The GrapesJune 18thBath
Glastonbury FestivalJune 21st – 25th Pilton

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