Neil Brophy Band, based in Copenhagen but coming from England, Scotland & Denmark, are a Celtic folk rock band championed by Steve Lamacq, whom will be releasing their new single ‘The Viking Rover’ October 12th,which is taken from their new studio album True Stories, that is to be released 7th December.
Neil Brophy Band will be following up on their recent UK tours sharing stages with Mad Dog Mcrea, Blackbeards Tea Party and Morrisey & Marshall. The bandkick off their UK tour on September 29th with 10 shows across England and Scotland through to 13th October.
Neil Brophy explains about the new album ; “True Stories is a bag full of self-penned songs that paint pictures of world travel, revelry, small-town England, record collecting, refugees, propaganda, Vikings, lucky people, fishing & homecoming.’’
Neil’s craft of storytelling never fails to paint a vivid picture. The new single ‘The Viking Rover’ tells the tale of the sea with a traditional twist (The Pogues meets The Clash), telling a story, true or false it doesn’t matter, of a voyage of the Viking ship ‘The Viking Rover’ homeward bound to build an Irish pub on Danish soil, it didn’t go as planned but they made it in the end.
The album takes you on Brophy’s journey. ‘Road To meo’ is his personal favourite standing alone as his iconic blueprint of life. With Neil’s band of merry men they draw from influences such as Bragg/Dylan singer songwriter styles, McGowen, Celtic rock, “a slice of Wellerness” and even flirt with the big pipe sound of William McLaughlin, picking up where Runrig left off.
Originally from Moulton, Northamptonshire, Brophy busked his way through the world hitting countries such as Australia, NZa nd the USA which giving him a whole catalogue of experiences to write about which has inspired him to hone his craft.
The band has toured extensively in Northern Europe and Scandinavia becoming firm favourites on the festival circuit including multiple festival appearances in Germany, Holland and Belgium. UK festivals include Beautiful Days with The Levellers, Big Session and Middlewich Festival.
Artists’ website: www.neilbrophy.co.uk
‘The Viking Rover’ live on TV: