Bright Light Bright Light, Peter Kirk

Early Show

Bright Light Bright Light

Peter Kirk

Wed, March 13, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Bright Light Bright Light - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Bright Light Bright Light
Bright Light Bright Light is the moniker of Welsh born, London based Rod Thomas who released his debut album ‘Make Me Believe In Hope’ last year to rave reviews. Hailed by Sunday Times Culture as “a songwriter of extraordinary dexterity”, by Elton John as the hottest new thing in music, ending up at no.4 in the Guardian Reader’s Albums of 2012 poll, and touring with Ellie Goulding, Erasure and Scissor Sisters, it’s clear that his late 80s/early 90s tinged electro-pop has found quite a few fans in the last few months.

Rod, “the boy Robyn in all but name” according to the NME, is performer, songwriter, producer and DJ. His debut record was put together with Boom Bip (Neon Neon), Andy Chatterley (Kylie, Nerina Pallot), The Invisible Men (Jessie J, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea) and won the heart of journalists and fans alike since its release. Single ‘Waiting For The Feeling’ even brought key 90s production team Trouser Enthusiasts out of retirement for their first remix in 10 years, much to Rod’s joy. A remixer himself, his Kelis, Ellie Goulding and VV Brown mixes, and bootlegs peppered blogs throughout the last year. He made DJ mixes for Ministry Of Sound, fashion brands and magazines, DJd at Glastonbury, Bestival, Festival no.6, numerous Pride events, and runs successful London 90s clubnight ‘Another Night’ in Dalston’s Vogue Fabrics.

Spending some time in New York to promote the record in Spring 2013, he played a string of sold-out Bright Light Bright Light shows, appeared in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix, been Time Out NY’s critic’s pick and been highlighted by Billboard Magazine as a “bubbling under” artist to watch.

Alongside making his own music, he’s also part of Slow Knights, a musical collective formed by Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, whose debut album ‘Cosmos’ came out 25th March 2013 to very strong reviews and a lot of love from Billboard Magazine.
Peter Kirk - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Peter Kirk
Peter Kirk is recording artist and producer based out of New York City.

His self-released debut EP “Chasing Rainbows” quickly garnered local attention for its melodic songwriting, big choruses, and detailed production work reminiscent of Phil Collins as well as more modern influences like Francis & the Lights.

Recently, Kirk partnered up with renown video director Rik Cordero (Action Bronson, D-Pryde, The Roots) to score his 2012 feature film “Starla.”
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com