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Folk/indie storytelling songs with beautiful vocals, fingerpicking acoustic guitar, cello, electronica and percussion. Have been likened to Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens & Badly Drawn Boy.
Sugardrum is a solo project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Nigel Bunner, who writes and performs acoustic storytelling songs lying on the boundary between folk and indie. He has so far self-released 5 EPs and 1 album, receiving airplay on both BBC 6music and BBC South.
Sugardrum’s songs feature a dazzling, unique fingerpicking acoustic guitar style and beautiful vocal harmonies, being likened to Surfjan Stevens and Nick Drake with “thought provoking lyrics matched with a gift for melody”.
In 2015 Sugardrum released a remix EP “Forgotten Remixed” featuring electronic and dance based remixes of his song Forgotten. The 2016 debut album of original songs, “Postcards” is the follow up to this and his previous EPs “3 Penny Postcard” and “Where Once Were Roads”. The new album develops Sugardrum’s acoustic sound further, enriched by cello, percussion and electronica.
Live Sugardrum performances include Nigel performing vocals and acoustic guitar with optional accompaniment from Beth on cello/backing vocals/flute and Matt on bass/cajon.
Past Live shows
Notable performances include supporting Martha Tiston at the Rose Theatre in Kingston (1000 capacity venue) and supporting Union Sound Set at the Barfly in London.
Past festival gigs include the Greenfields at Glastonbury Festival, Secret Garden Party, Small World Festival, Wildheart Gathering, Tribal Earth Festival, Bimble Inn Bandala Festival, the Big Green Gathering & various impromptou unplugged sets at the End of the Road Festival.
"Fans of Nick Drake will love this" — Folk Radio, Mar 2016
"Hauntingly beautiful" — Kelly Kademian, Riff Raf, Nov 2013
"Poetic, picturesque narrative-intense songs." — Dan Holland, Folk Words, Nov 2013
"F***ing Superb" — Tom Robinson’s (BBC 6Music) Fresh on the net, Oct 2013
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