Cryw**k (solo) & Jordaan Mason (U18s)
Both gaining a huge cult following online from DIY ethics and lo-fi folk music, why. gigs are excited to be bringing Cryw**k (Manchester, UK) and Jordaan Mason (Toronto, CA) to the Nerve Centre for an intimate acoustic show, marking this as their first gig in Derry. Having already played a European tour alongside each other in 2015, both artists are excited to be playing this upcoming tour that will see them play the UK, Ireland and Europe. Support comes from young local songwriter Oscar Jennings.
Anti-folk misfit James Clayton created Cryw**k as a cathartic solo project in Manchester in 2009. Performing acerbic confessionals of acoustic folk-punk in the vein of AJJ (FKA Andrew Jackson Jihad), Clayton‘s sadness, paranoia, misery, and dry humor pervaded the music. Early work was primarily distributed in a D.I.Y. fashion over the Internet and without physical copies. This grassroots promotion helped him connect directly with fans, which increased his following.
Jordaan Mason is a self-described 'human mess' hailing from Toronto, Canada. After more than 10 years creating music, they first received huge following after the release of their 2009 album Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head, which increased their following after getting praise from various music boards. They have continued creating music, confronting social taboos with rich imagery and lyrical grace. In May 2018, Jordaan will put out their latest full-length album Earth To Ursa Major via Bandcamp and CD.
With both roots in Australia and Co. Donegal, Oscar Jennings is a young singer-songwriter from Derry. For his young age, Oscar has a true talent for music, writing ballads concerning love and the world in similar vain to the work of Father John Misty and Pearl Jam.