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Thu, 02 May


The Blue Lamp

Kadonnut Manner / Craig John Davidson

FinishFingerstyle artist Kadonnut Makes his debut performance at The Blue Lamp. Also Craig John Davidson will share the bill with a solo set

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Kadonnut Manner / Craig John Davidson
Kadonnut Manner / Craig John Davidson

Time & Location

02 May 2024, 20:00 – 23:00

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU, UK

About the event

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Kadonnut Manner is the solo fingerpicking project and stage name of Lauri Manner of Rovaniemi, Finland. He’s been using it since 2017 for presenting his own mixture of John Fahey school of American Primitive Guitar playing, country blues of Skip James and Mississippi John Hurt, folk music traditions of Finland and elsewhere combined with aesthetics and methods of DIY punk.

Kadonnut Manner’s hypnotic, raw, and cinematic instrumental music expands the country blues form with things borrowed from different folk traditions, 20th century classical music and other inspiring sources, but doesn’t require any prior knowledge from the listener, only an open mind.

So far:

-4 albums of original material + split EP’s and a tape of covers of old and new finnish music arranged for solo guitar

-close to 400 shows all over Europe

-sharing the stage with Gwenifer Raymond, Julien Ledru, Peter Wood, Raoul Eden, Antti Alanko, Andreas Söderström and other European players operating loosely in primitive guitar vein

-playing shows together and opening for Joose Keskitalo, Pekko Käppi, Faarao Pirttikangas, Jukka Nousiainen, Janne Westerlund, Talmud Beach, Jukka Nissinen and other finnish marginal music

-appearances in festivals ranging from the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Folklandia Cruse, Odysseus-festival, Uleåborg Festival of Psychedelia, Hässäkkä-päivät, Umeå Hardcore Festival and finnish club series such as Validi Karkia, Ghetto Blues and Helatorstai-klubi

Lauri Manner (b. 1983, Suomussalmi) is a finnish musician who started out in the 90’s playing bass in various finnish underground punk and rock bands (Out of Tune, Death by Snoo Snoo, Viimeinen Maailmansota). He started his journey in fingerpicking acoustic guitar in 2015 after listening to John Fahey records obsessively for years. His formal music studies are limited to taking trumpet lessons as a child for about 5 years, which he quit short after getting his first punk band together. Since then he’s been a strict autodidact who enjoys learning and experimenting on his own.

Lauri moved to Oulu in 2003 to study computer science in the university there, but ended up mostly making music, organizing events and co-founding cultural non-profits Kulttuuriyhdistys Paskakaupunni ry and Tilaa Kulttuurille ry that are still running. In 2015 he finally got his MSc in from University of Oulu, and hasn’t worked a day in the field after graduating. Since then he’s been picking the guitar all over Europe instead, handling the bass duties in Death by Snoo Snoo, playing the drums and singing in the country/classic rock cover band Bonus, and doing sound and light for live music events and performing arts productions as a “day job” / “side hustle”.

Playing Kadonnut Manner material live is his favorite pastime, so feel free to contact if you’d like to have him playing in your town, club or living room.

Craig John Davidson is a Scottish singer, songwriter, and producer known for his unique blend of alt acoustic, indie pop.

Having been involved in music scene since his early years Craig has actively been recording and releasing music since the early 2000s.

Self releasing his first three albums, "Soaked In Harm" in 2008, "Curiosity" in 2009, and "All In Song" in 2010. These albums showcased his musical style and helped establish him as a prominent artist in the Scottish music scene.

In 2013, Craig signed a recording deal with Aberdeen-based label Fat Hippy Records, who released his fourth full-length album, "The Last Laugh," the same year. The album was well-received, and Craig was invited to play two industry showcases in Los Angeles, including a performance at the iconic Roxy Theatre.

In 2015, Fat Hippy Records released Craig's fifth album, "King Repulsion," which was followed by extensive touring of the UK/Europe and the United States.

In 2018, Craig completed his sixth album, "Motherstar," which caught the attention of Seattle/Los Angeles-based label Cavigold Records, who agreed to release his next album. However, Craig decided to release "Motherstar" with indie label Kiss My Kunst Records, as well as his follow up album, "Queen Compulsion," in 2020.

Craig's most recent full-length release, "Tickets To The Sea," was highly acclaimed, with BBC Radio Scotland naming it "Album Of The Week." And such acts as “Badly Drawn Boy” singing his praises.

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