PREVIEW: Sivu @ The Hope and Ruin next Saturday

Cambridge bred singer-songwriter James Page – A.K.A. Sivu – will be bringing his delicately soulful songs to one of Brighton’s best intimate venues, The Hope and Ruin, next Saturday 28th March.

After garnering quite the following on Youtube, Sivu (the Finnish word for his surname Page, if you were wondering) was signed to Atlantic Records at the end of 2013 and released his debut album Something on High last October. Featuring songs such as the beautifully written Better Man Than He, for which the video (which you can watch below) has over 700,000 views on Youtube, and the simple yet haunting Sleep, it was a strong debut from a man who has found his unique sound. He weaves unusual textures and noises around darkly captivating songs that hit close to home. Live, his music is even more enchanting than on record, with a vocal that makes the hairs on your arms stand up (in a nice way).

With support from dreamy folk singer Sophie Jamieson and acoustic duo O. Chapman, it’s sure to be a night filled with gorgeous melodies and high emotions alike.

You can buy tickets for this glorious event here.

The Verse Staff

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