Communion, the U.K.’s most revered live music promotions team, are pleased to announce details of their greatly anticipated move into the U.S., including very special monthly dates at Café DuNord in San Francisco (first Monday of every month commencing Monday October 3) and Public Assembly in Brooklyn (first Sunday of each month starting October 2). Much like Communion and its ethos, the monthly shows will be stand-alone performances in each club with a different lineup each month, offering emerging, developing and established artists a creative platform to perform in an environment that embraces collaboration and mutual support.
Communion is the brainchild of Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, his close ally, Kevin Jones, and renowned producer Ian Grimble. Formed in London in 2006, it began as a monthly showcase, known as Communion nights, at Notting Hill Arts Club, where Lovett first met and performed with now fellow band-mate Marcus Mumford. Communion very quickly became the home to some of the U.K.’s most accomplished and praised young musicians as well as the go-to team for promoting and encouraging fresh, emerging talent in London and beyond. Communion offered an early live platform to artists including Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale, Marcus Foster and Anna Calvi (who was promptly selected as one of the BBC’s Sounds Of 2011 nominees after Communion’s early support).
Built solely on a freedom of expression, an ear for a tune and a celebration of exactly what the live music experience should be all about, Communion and its broad-minded, ever-evolving family have made light work of discovering and nurturing what MOJO calls a “new generation of songwriter.”
Heralded across the British press for its community spirit and an enviable reputation for introducing some of the globe’s most highly acclaimed young acts, Communion’s events have become the U.K.’s foremost home for eclectic, exciting parties to respectful, passionate music fans.
Ben Lovett, Communion co-founder/Mumford & Sons notes, “We founded Communion as a way for people to get together and play music without all the hassle of dealing with money-grabbing venue promoters. No matter what the venue size, they’ve always been amazingly intimate occasions.