CG: Vacationer, Aaron Embry and DJ Ben Lovett Join Communion Show, 8/2July 30, 2012 - by NYC News Desk
Communion, the most reliable source for breaking artists, has announced details of its upcoming August show at Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn. On August 2, fans will enjoy one of the best lineups yet, with sets by Communion co-founder Ben Lovett as DJ; Vacationer (Downtown Records); esteemed pianist/songwriter/producer Aaron Embry and; Caleb Hawley, a diverse singer/songwriter who has shared the stage with industry greats such as Mark Cohn, Rusted Root, Dave Matthews Band, Shawn Mullins and Edwin McCain. Embry will also accompany Lovett and his band, Mumford & Sons, at their sold-out show in Hoboken on August 1.
After the success of their debut U.S. tour, which had stops at the Redwoods in Big Sur and in several cities during The Austin to Boston Tour, Communion is proud to confirm its ongoing monthly residencies in Brooklyn, San Francisco and now Nashville, which had a sell-out launch in June. The event features a different lineup each time, offering up-and-coming, developing and well-known artists a creative platform to perform in a unique environment that celebrates collaboration and community support.
Aaron Lee Tasjan
DJ Set by Ben Lovett
+ SPECIAL GUESTS (to be announced at the show)
Tickets for the event are available HERE.
Communion is an artist-led organization that combines elements of live promotion, publishing, recording and production to create a meeting place for songwriters and musicians to grow and prosper. Communion also encourages musical communities to grow and flourish, on and off the stage, among artists and audiences alike.
The organization was formed in London in 2006 by musicians Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons), Kevin Jones (Cherbourg), and producer Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers, Travis, Beautiful South) in the basement bar of Notting Hill Arts Club. Artists to emerge from the Communion fold include Michael Kiwanuka, Anna Calvi, The Vaccines, and Ben Howard. Reacting against archaic corporate promoting practices, the Communion team vowed to give musicians an equal opportunity to play in front of a sold-out crowd, create a support network around them and blur the line between bands and audiences.
Following the underground success achieved in London, the club night moved first to Brighton and then gradually to 15 cities in the U.K. and U.S. with a further outpost in Sydney, Australia. Now a fully-fledged promotions company, Communion also puts on events from venues as diverse as the 150 capacity Social on Great Portland Street to the 2,250 capacity Shepherds Bush Empire.
Ben Lovett, Communion co-founder/Mumford & Sons notes, “In a time where friendships are formed online, musicians are less overnight sensations than afternoon flash-in-pans and society is living at a pace where fast food seems slow, we are keen to rebuild a sense of Community in the world. Support, respect, brotherhood, growth and development are some of the values that make up the Communion organization. This exists on and off stage. We champion musicians who encourage one another, regardless of genre, or level of commercial success. This support in turn led to many of our artists inadvertently becoming successful. We hope to continue and build on this reputation.
For more information about Communion, visit www.communionmusic.co.uk.