Ady Suleiman doesn’t disguise his emotions. He doesn’t hide behind abstract lyrics or leave it to strings to suggest how he’s feeling. His frank, unfiltered, soul-baring songs offer more than an insight in to his life – they’re a front row seat to real situations relayed in real time, to conversations typically held behind closed doors, to self-confessions related out loud.
Memories, Ady’s extraordinary debut album, is at once intimate and universal. Whether backed by a band with brass and strings or stripped back solo, its dozen, story-telling songs draw you in with details that feel both familiar and intrusive. Whether singing about sex or self-doubt, describing relationships going wrong or right, examining his own anxiety issues or pondering his place in the world, the 25 year old can’t lie, to himself or to his listeners.
TUESDAY 19 MARCH
THEKLA BRISTOL The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB Doors 7:00pm Ages 14+
Ady Suleiman comes to Thekla for a very special show outside on the front deck, with live music, DJs and a barbecue.
Ady Suleiman is a singer/songwriter from Nottingham based in Liverpool. He travels with his live band across the UK performing their own material as well as covers of famous hits. He combines a soulful tone with an added uniqueness that definitely has a way with the ladies. Ady Suleiman recently performed as an event called the Jazz Box which was featured on Ticket Mad in May.
“A mysterious singer/songwriter & poet with a love for genre-blending, borrowing and stealing, Robin works under several different monikers, moulding melancholic chords in a secret basement studio… Spreading his songs via cassette tapes [or free downloads], he charges desperate measures with delicious sweetness: Desperation has never sounded this delightful.”