There aren’t many promoters and labels that support Brighton’s thriving music scene like QM Records. From live gigs, to single launches, as well as appearances on radio stations and conferences, the label is at the centre of a flourishing scene. Which makes it all the more exciting that they’re bringing back Moves Festival. This time taking place at The Old Market, it’s announced its first two acts for the evening section of the festival.
The rise of Dorchester-via-Brighton artist Alfie Neale has been a joy to watch. Through hard work and perseverance – as well as a truckload of talent – the youthful singer-songwriter has become one of the hottest artists in the South East. His Haunt headline show, however, was a revelation. Outing him as not only one of the most talented artists Brighton has seen for a long time, but also one of the most popular and charismatic stars Brighton has produced in years, it was an utter joy to behold.
Alfie Neale’s debut single, ‘Liquor Dreams’, set off a chain reaction for the Brighton-based artist’s career. Since it dropped, he’s performed sold-out headline shows, appeared in reputable music blogs, and announced a huge headline show at Brighton’s The Haunt. It was always going to be difficult to follow that up, then, but thankfully Neale has done it perfectly.
It’s been an excellent 2018 thus far for Alfie Neale, the Dorchester-born but Brighton-based musician. Not only has he released the beautiful ‘Liquor Dreams’ – a wonderful slice of soul in the style of Yellow Days – but he sold out the Green Door Store in April and produced a brilliant set supporting Cassia at Patterns. He’s continuing that momentum by announcing a brand-new Brighton show on 16th November.