Cwtch Trail, City Hall
1.30pm Saturday 29th October
Sky Barkers is a genre squiggling Indie trio based in coastal West Wales.
The band is comprised of Jo MacGregor Messore, Dan Messore and Matt Brown. They make groove based, hook heavy, vocal laden, lyrically connective and energy driven music, rooted in songwriting but with a wonky edge. Dan is an accomplished guitarist and composer with a number of acclaimed records to date. Self taught until he studied jazz, Dan has a distinctive style, creating entire sound worlds that hold the music, often fusing guitar and bass with his weird pedal wizardry. Matt’s approach is firmly rooted in groove whilst also being open to the exploration of texture an melody. Without listing all his epic reviews – it basically feels as though he might have crawled inside your bones and is playing some essential part of existence out on the drum kit.
Jo grew up singing and writing, it’s a process that has helped keep her open when her defences have slammed her shut.
“Performing in a raw, connective way, feels to me like pulling something down from the air and merging it with my own body, then sending it out – it’s my favourite thing in the world. Being human is fairly hardcore, so when we can lift up and share our small griefs and joys, it feels as though things make a tiny bit more sense. Or at least they ache less for having been recognized”.
Sky Barkers is an invitation to let your guard down and howl your wild heart out.