On Thursday 19th April 2012, the legendary English singer-songwriter Mark Fry, whose 1972 album, ‘Dreaming With Alice’ is now a psych-folk cult classic, will make a rare, live appearance at The Village Underground, London.
With a bespoke band that includes members of Mercury Rev, Super Furry Animals, The A. Lords and Tunng – with Lemon Jelly’s Nick Franglen as MD, he will perform songs from ‘Dreaming With Alice’ and his 2011 critically acclaimed album, ‘I Lived In Trees’:
‘Dreaming With Alice’ is one of those very particular albums whose potency and poetry seem to owe everything to their era but whose virtues only gain traction many years after their conception.
Originally recorded in Italy in 1972 by 19-year old art student Fry, this late-period psych-folk obscurity grew to become a record connoisseur’s Holy Grail.
Lemon Jelly’s Nick Franglen says: “His music has influenced so many people over the years; it’s a complete pleasure to be able to present it with this remarkable line-up of musicians.”
Mark Fry and Friends are:
Mark Fry – vocals/guitar
Nick Franglen (Lemon Jelly) – music director/guitar/keyboards
Nick Palmer (The A. Lords) – guitar/accordion/vocals
Grasshopper (Mercury Rev) – mandolin/woodwind
Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals) – bass
Martin Smith (Tunng) – percussion
Venue: The Village Underground, Shoreditch
Date: Thursday 19th April 2012
Time: 8pm (doors)
Box Office: ticketweb.co.uk
Nearest transport: Northern Line to Old Street/Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines to Liverpool Street.