Hailing from Leeds, this shaggy haired troubador has been playing acoustic shows since he was merely 20 years old. Equipped with an accoustic guitar, Micky P Kerr slowly crafted a sound that we would come to know and love today. Buried within his soft, intricate folk stylings are meticulously crafted lyrics, often carrying resemblance of early protest songs in their structure and soundscape.
Coming up on November 28th, Dreamers Club EP, is set to release as the first concept EP in a set of two recorded at Green Mount Studio in Leeds. The soon to be released four track gem features songs ranging in different folk compositions, giving you a full story in just four short songs.
First up on the EP is the title track, “Dreamers”, which boasts a charisma that beckons on Simon and Garfunkle. Scrupulously combining soft finger picking and pitch perfect humming, Kerr creates a marriage between guitar and vocals that encapsulates what can be so enchanting about just a man and his guitar.
“Lazy Ambition,” takes on a personality that would be apt for a smokey 60′s music festival, offering up boisterous saloon style piano chords which couple with his sing-a-long style lyrics. The tempo is picked up from the previous, offering up a joyfully danceable tune.
“The Increase of Insanity,” takes a more serious tone, with Kerr displaying a spoken word style song. In this thought provoking gem, we hear those early protest folk stylings really shine through.
In closing, we have “I Don’t Know,” which brings it all back together with deep interpersonal reflection being brought to life with playful instrumentation. It’s the perfect cap to four intensely tied together songs, all showcasing different abilities in Kerr’s musical repertoire.
Take a listen below, then preorder the EP on itunes so you can have it in your hands the day it comes out.