Brits abroad Celtic folk rock band Brophy’s Law, stranded in the EU, return to the UK to sing out that it’s “nice to know that some things stay the same”.
The debut single ‘Nice To Know’ (That Some Things Stay The Same)’ reflects a homecoming to Northampton after many years of travelling abroad and having the feeling that nothing has changed. The timing of the release to coincide with Brexit is pure chance, but most of this band are “Brits abroad” and, despite having no voice in the referendum, they could be having their lives turned upside down by Brexit, being in the EU but maybe no longer European Citizens. But amidst all the huge changes we see going on in the world – Climate Change, and the rise of the Alt-Right along with Brexit – at local small town community level some things never change. As Brophy sings: “my country, my heritage will remain!”.
With his celtic rock outfit, Brophy’s Law – based in Copenhagen, but originally from England, Scotland and the northern-most tip of Denmark, Neil Brophy performs his songs that draw influences from Bragg & Dylan’s singer songwriter styles of social commentary, McGowen’s Celtic rock, a slice of Weller with a haunt of NMA.
The new album from Brophy’s Law, 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.
In the UK, Steve Lamacq championed Neil’s earlier solo single ‘The Record Collector’ (a new band version of which appears on the album) and has already played ‘Nice To Know’ on BBC 6 Music 5 prior to it’s release on October 1st.
Brophy busked & revelled his way around the world for several years hitting countries such as Australia, New Zealand and the USA honing the craft of a songsmith: a lifestyle that became a Law. His song-writing reflects upon his world travels & his formative years growing up in the rural village of Moulton, Northamptonshire.
Brophy’s Law are currently following up on their recent UK tours sharing stages with Mad Dog Mcrea, Blackbeards Tea Party , Felix Hagen, Morrisey & Marshall & SIR REG. Brophy’s Law will be touring DK,UK,NO & SE. in autumn 2019.
For years Brophy’s Law (originally Neil Brophy Band) have been a regular favourite at many DK/UK festivals & culture houses. The band always capture a live audience with their driven Celtic rock sound of catchy melodic folk anthems, crossing the fields of traditional to contemporary folk rock. The band of multi-instrumentalists always deliver a memorable show for all, fronted with the charmful banter of Mr. Brophy himself. – You Lucky People.
Artists’ website: www.brophys-law.com
‘The Viking Rover’ – live:
04/10 CRAICSTOCK FESTIVAL Norrekoping SE
05/10 CRAICSTOCK FESTIVAL Upsala SE
11-13/10 DE RØDE SØJHUS Stavanger NO
08+09/11 OIP OSLO NO
05-20/01 INDIA dates to be released in November IN
04/04/20 TORSTED HALFEST HORSENS DK
12+13/06/20 HASLEV FESTDAGE DK
3-05/07/20 SKAGEN FESTIVAL DK
07/08/20 RINGSTED DK