By Kevin Ledgewood


The Bama Theatre’s Acoustic Night will host performances on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre’s Greensboro Room. Featuring Brantley & Holly, and Sophia Talvik, the artists will bring their unique sounds and lyrics to the Tuscaloosa audience during this evening of acoustic music.

Brantley Platt and Holly Bells have been writing songs together since they met in 2008. The two found themselves at a party and within a hour of meeting, the pair was glued to a piano, cranking out covers and improvising originals. Brantley plays the guitar and keyboards while Holly brings her vocal stylings to the musical equation. Their music can be described as folk-pop, however, they are unsure of what exact genre represents their sound and are taking suggestions. Both have recently relocated to the Tuscaloosa area from Dothan, AL.

Sofia Talvik is the next rising star from Sweden, performing a unique blend of folk-pop. This American genre is filtered through her Swedish heritage and became something totally unique, a blend that has attracted attention from American reviewers, blogs and music lovers, allowing her to tour the US several times. In 2008, she became the first Swedish female singer to play the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.

Talvik’s debut album, Blue Moon, was released in 2005 to much critical acclaim followed by Street of Dreams in 2007. Continuing a steady pace of recording, she released her album Jonestown.  In 2012 she completed a 16 month-long tour of the U.S. promoting her 5th release, The Owls Are Not What They Seem. The tour took her through 37 states, and she performed over 250 concerts. Talvik has been noted in media all over the U.S. for her impeccable live performances and captivating stage presence and recently released her first Daytrotter session. She is now based in Berlin and is touring Europe. In Oct. 2013 she released her 6th album, Drivin’ & Dreaming LIVE, with live recordings from her U.S. tour.

Presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, Acoustic Night features both established and upcoming musicians from around the country throughout the calendar year in the intimate setting of the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Cover charge is $5 with a full service bar available.454-BRANTLEY454_Holly-Bells

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