Two contemporary folk acts at final event of the season

Cocos Lovers

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The final music event of the season at The School Creative Centre, in Rye, on Saturday, June 8 , sees the return of Cocos Lovers and Will Varley.

They are ending their Gold or Dust tour in Rye.

With festival slots at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week among others here’s your chance to catch them prior to the release of their new albums next month.

Cocos Lovers’ music swells with powerful choir-like harmonies and glorious widescreen melodies, and they’ve earned a reputation for fantastic live performances with an ever-changing instrumental line-up of mandolin, banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, violin, musical saw, flute and a unique blend of drums and percussion.

For more information visit cocoslovers.com.

Will Varley is responsible for an explosive brand of contemporary British folk music which scales the full spectrum of storytelling, from farcical ‘shaggy dog stories’ about the self checkout machines at the supermarket, to beautifully-crafted allegorical songs such as the real life tale of Khulekani Khumalo, a South African folk singer who supposedly rose from the dead in 2012.

His live shows dance effortlessly between sharp humour, scathing social commentary and raw heart-breaking emotion. For information visit willvarley.com. Tickets for the event are £10 in advance (£8 concessions). Doors open at 7.30pm. For more information visit www.theschoolcreativecentre.co.uk.