BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT JOINS ELTON JOHN ON UK SUMMER CONCERTS

BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT JOINS ELTON JOHN ON UK SUMMER CONCERTS

 

Elton
John, undoubtedly one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, has
announced that very special guest Bright Light Bright Light will join
him for his forthcoming live shows.

 

Bright
Light Bright Light is set to open the show in Maidstone, Colwyn Bay,
Gloucester, Cardiff, Walsall, Westmorland, St. Austell, Kendal, Glasgow
and Aberdeen.

 

Bright
Light Bright Light is the moniker of Rod Thomas, a Welsh-born, New York
& London residing electronic-pop artist. Referred to as “Completely
Irresistible” by Alexis Petridis of The Guardian and “A songwriter of
extraordinary dexterity” by the Sunday Times Culture with his dream-like
and club friendly blend of music.

 

“When I was growing up in the
Welsh Valleys, hearing Elton’s music on the radio, TV, in films, in
shops and cafes, I always wondered what it would be like to travel the
world and play music. I never dreamed that one day I’d be doing it with
the same person who shaped so much of my musical landscape. He’s an
inspiration – musically and as a person.

 

Nobody else goes out of their way
like he does to help new musicians. So many people owe their kickstart,
or at the very least a lot of their optimism, to his tireless love of
music. And getting to watch his set every night after I play is the best
reward in the world!”

 

Undeniably
one of the most acclaimed and adored artists of all time, Elton John’s
spectacular stage shows are sought after by audiences worldwide. Since
his career began in 1969 he has played more than 3,500 concerts in over
80 countries.

 

 

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BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT

 

Bright
Light Bright Light is the moniker of Rod Thomas, a Welsh-born, New York
& London residing electronic-pop artist. His 2012 debut ‘Make Me
Believe In Hope’, and his 2014 sophomore album ‘Life Is Easy’ have won
fans across the world, impressively including Pet Shop Boys, Scissor
Sisters and Sir Elton John who chose him to open up 43 shows across the
world for him in 2014. A far cry from the busking in the London
Underground stations that shaped his entry into the music world and gave
him the confidence that now fills huge rooms.

 

Drawing
influence from artists as varied as Kate Bush, Björk, David Bowie,
Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Chet Baker, Joni Mitchell, John Cameron
Mitchell and Ace of Base, Rod’s music is both dream-like and club
friendly. Named “the boy Robyn in all but name” by NME, his dancefloor
appeal and strong pop sensibilities have been noted. Even at its most
club-friendly, each of Rod’s songs has heart and soul, as lyrics, melody
and harmony are key, so whether listening to the dark house beats of
‘Good Luck’ or the soft-synth and string laded pop of ‘I Wish We Were
Leaving’, his duet with Elton John, each song has a story to tell.

 

DJ
Times calls his music ‘Cinematic glorious euphoria” – fitting for an
artist taking his name from Gremlins, his favourite 80s film. And while
his name and influences nod to nostalgia and his upbringing, his music
is focused on the now. ‘Life Is Easy’, his UK and US charting album, is
centred around making the most of what you have, and living in the
moment – a message that has resonated profoundly with Elton’s fans on
the world tour, with critics at The Guardian, Time Out, Billboard and
Sunday Times Culture, to name but a few, and with DJs at Radio 1 and 2
who have embraced songs from the album. Recorded with collaborations
with Sir Elton, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters and The Invisible Men
(Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea) and Ian Masterson (Belinda Carlisle, Dannii
Minogue), it lushly combines dance beats and pop textures with
harmonies, chorals and piano to create its uplifting and immersive
world. It entered the UK chart at #3 Indie Breakers / #19 Independent
Albums Chart, and #80 on the US Billboard New Artist Chart.

 

While
life may not always be easy, Rod’s transition from busker to
world-touring artist endorsed by some of his own favourite artists shows
that while it certainly isn’t simple, with hard work and the right
attitude, the future can be very bright indeed.

 

Quotes:

 

“Cinematic glorious euphoria” – DJ Times

“Positively euphoric” – Q

“The boy Robyn in all but name” – NME

“Sparkling, seamless blend of ‘80s synthpop and ‘90s rave” – Uncut 


Elton John with support from Bright Light Bright Light 10th June

Tickets from £70.00 + bkg fee

Call the Box Office 029 20 22 44 88

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