Brotherhood of Man | Sofar Southampton
Mo and the boys make their Sofar Sessions debut with a headliner at a secret location in the South of England; their home venue, The Loft, above The Social in Southampton. Usual unplugged rules waived as the boys deliver a banging performance.
Set List: The Universe, Brotherhood of Man, Iron Sky
Brotherhood Of Man (live recording)
[Music & Lyrics M. Ansar]
Solomon – New Tomorrow
Mo’s words and music for his song based on their theme of ‘Hope’ – World Citizens Artists Award Winning Finalist 2016 – find out more http://worldcitizenartistsawards.com/one-for-all/
[Music & Lyrics M. Ansar]
Watch the debut from Solomon – The River
[Music & Lyrics M. Ansar]
SOLOMON ON BBC INTRODUCING
[Music & Lyrics M. Ansar]
It’s our absolute privilege to have been profiled by our friends at BBC introducing this week.
Following the tragic events in London on Saturday 3rd June 2017 and what has been a tough few days for so many people, we felt it right to wait to share this. We hope you don’t mind – there’s a time for solidarity and reflection and then there is a time for music.
Solomon were performing live on stage on the night of Sat 3rd June at The Joiners in Southampton. The pre-recorded interview is from our May #SolomonAtTheSocial. There’s an interview with Mo, lead singer of Solomon, on why he believes it continues to be important to keep speaking up for our freedoms, unity in our communities and for common British values, and not to be bowed to terrorism and extremism. Theres a place for great music, with a message. This is what Solomon does.
And so, here we are. FFWD to 27.45 to hear the BBC interview with Mo and Solomon’s latest track, #TheUniverse. We hope you enjoy it.
Huge thanks to everyone (too many to name) who have helped and supported the band to this point. We continue our adventures in rock n roll. See you all on the road and at our forthcoming gigs. Peace and hope.
The Band x
Romsey Beggar’s Fair – Saturday 8th July
LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC ALL DAY
On Saturday 8th July, Solomon played two sets at the 25th Romsey Beggar’s Fair. Located in the beautiful Hampshire town of Romsey, the Beggar’s fair takes over the town with a huge range of local and live music throughout the entire day.
Details of the history of the event, and of the 80+ acts which performed can be found at http://www.beggarsfair.org.uk/
Solomon played at the Tipsy Pig during the day – an intimate garden set in the blazing sunshine. Entertaining the crowd with original songs of hope, peace and love.
During their evening gig, Solomon took to the stage at the Olive Tree performing to hundreds in the impressive beer garden. Safe to say they rocked the house with original songs, and a some fantastic soulful covers. Finishing with the classic, Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini.
Solomon would like to thank Romsey Beggar’s Fair, The Tipsy Pig and The Olive Tree for a great day of live music.
We were supported as always by the amazingly talented Tatiana of Total Scoop Photography www.total-scoop.com – all photo credits!
Solomon’s Monthly Residency at The Social; Wednesday 5th July
FREE ENTRY – LIVE FROM 8PM
Solomon are continuing our monthly residency at the brilliant music venue in Southampton, The Social
#SolomonAtTheSocial continues into the summer period with Mo and Solomon hosting their monthly residency at The Social’s Buskin’ night, to showcase the best local musical talent.
We welcome our guests for July:
– from Middlesbrough via Winchester, the acoustic talents of singer-songwriter Ben F. Miller with his tales of life, heartbreak and love;
– uniquely powerful, local artist, singer-songwriter and all-round legend, Michael Brown, with his visceral and cutting commentary on the world;
– our Live Jam with the immaculate Eva Slowinska back by popular demand, and joining us for the first time, one of the city’s finest vocalists, Courtney Gray;
– for our 10pm slot this month, we welcome the superb Palms and Pelicans fresh off the back of their recent EP release;
– to round off your evening, Solomon take to the stage with original music to inspire hope, change and of course, rock your world.
Supported as always by our friends, Tatiana from Total Scoop and BBC Introducing.
#Rocknroll with Solomon and join the revolution
Write ups of all the acts with superb photographs in progress on our #SolomonAtTheSocial page
Solomon’s Monthly Residency at The Social; Wednesday 7th June
Live from 8pm at The Social on Wednesday 7th June, Solomon are continuing our monthly residency at the brilliant music venue in Southampton.
We are joined by exceptional local talent; Johnny Boxcars, The Tuto Marcondes Band, a live band featuring Zoe Moxie & Lauren McAllen, and The Emergency Please – and of course, not forgetting an awesome set from Solomon to round off the night. Come along and bring your friends and have an unforgettable rocknroll evening.
A weekend of great Solomon music!
Saturday 3rd June: Tonight Solomon are delighted to be playing at The Joiners, Southampton, in honor of our great friend Jude’s birthday. We will be supporting Zen Juddishm and Gareth Icke. Rocknroll with original songs – live at 8pm.
Sunday 4th June: Solomon are performing at Jestival, Jesters nightclub Cider Festival 2017. Solomon rock on at 6pm.
LOCAL MUSIC SHOWCASE RELAUNCHED AT THE SOCIAL, SOUTHAMPTON ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS – FEATURING SOLOMON THIS WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY 2017
One of Southampton’s best known venues, The Social, is relaunching it’s regular live music evening to showcase the best of local talent on Wednesday nights at 21 Bannister Road, Southampton.
It all kicks off tomorrow on Wednesday 17th May 2017, with local Southampton band, Solomon, to host their first of a monthly residency at The Social.
Come to The Social from 8pm to 12pm this Wednesday to see Mo and Solomon’s debut hosting one of Southampton’s best nights of live music. Live acts start at 8pm, with a live jam between 9pm – 10pm and Solomon taking the stage at 10.30pm.
Following a high profile launch last year at the Railway Inn in Winchester, Mo and Solomon have become a regular part of the Southampton music scene playing their unique brand of original folk-rock with searing guitar solos and powerful lyrics about hope and change in the world. With Mo’s background as a journalist, campaigner and media commentator, Solomon now count amongst their growing host of supporters Radio 2’s Bob Harris, Dermot O’Leary and Fran from Travis. Solomon are currently working on their debut album and have a television documentary due out later this year.
Previous acts to have performed at The Social include: Akala, Hot 8 Brass Band (returning on 24th June 2017), Charli 2na (Jurassic Five) and the Cuban Brothers.
SOLOMON at The Cricketers, Saturday 15th April 2017
SOLOMON LIVE PERFORMANCE. If you are in the Southampton area and want a dose of peace, hope and revolution. Come and rocknroll with us.
SOLOMON@ SPRINGERFEST 2017
On Sunday April 2nd, Solomon were honored to play Springerfest 2017, at the Orange rooms, Southampton. A 10 hour music festival showcasing a dozen local bands in aid of the Dorothy Springer Trust, which helps disabled children in Sierra Leone with education and life prospects.
The Dorothy Springer trust story… A disabled boy from Sierra Leone, afflicted by childhood Polio, is sponsored by a secret benefactor from England. It changes his life forever. Sadly for Dr AbsDumbuya, after a long search he only discovers the name of the person who lifted him out of poverty, hardship and provided him with an education after her passing. Unable to thank her, Dr Abs Dumbuya establishes the Dorothy Springer Trust in her honour, reaching-out to disabled and disenfranchised kids from Sierra Leone to make a better life for them through education and training in computing. (http://www.dorothy-springer-trust.org.uk/
The total raised so far is £1,166; through a combination of online donations (http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Springerfest) and on the door ticket sales.
Solomon had an awesome 45 minute set and played several new songs to an eager crowd. We were one of a dozen acts and totally rocked the house. Our thanks to the organisers, the Springer trust and the Orange rooms for all their support.
FROM POLITICS TO MUSIC – MO ANSAR INTERVIEW WITH JOURNALIST STEVE TOPPLE
Our great pleasure to start 2017 with our lead singer, Mo Ansar’s interview with journalist Steve Topple about his journey from media and politics to a life of music with Solomon.