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Brighton-based band The Mountain Firework Company have chosen to come to Rye to play a special gig to launch their new album, called The Beggar’s Prayer, on Friday 1st March 2019.

This hugely talented 5-man combo, who play their own brilliant blend of musical styles, came together over heartache and wine to create what can de described as “gorgeous folk/alt country pop, with equal parts darkness and cheeky humour” and “alternative bluegrass with a dark treacle folk centre”. Upbeat bluegrass tunes tinged with punk sensibility carry forward often deep lyrics at a high octane energy level.

UK music critic Steve Bennett has called The Mountain Firework Company’s sound “a riotous, rocking roadkill stew”!

The band have chosen to come back to Rye for a one-off, out-of-season gig for Rye Arts Festival, following acclaimed and well-attended concerts during both the 2017 and 2017 Festivals.

The Mountain Firework Company likes Rye so much they chose the town as the place to launch their brand new album, The Beggar’s Prayer, which will make this year’s St David’s night one to remember!

The appreciation is reciprocated in Rye and Mike Prince, who is organising the gig for Rye Arts Festival, says: “At their last Rye appearance they sold more CDs than any other act we’ve booked.”

If you’ve seen them before, you’ll know how good they are! If you haven’t, then buy tickets and you won’t be disappointed! At £12 this is a real bargain for a band of such class!

“It won’t be obligatory to dance on the night or buy a CD of the new album, but I’m warning you both these could be very much on the cards!” says Mike Prince.

The gig starts at 8.00pm in the Rye Community Centre, with doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at, or if you are in Rye go to the Grammar School Records shop on the High Street where tickets can be purchased.

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