A photo of Bartees Strange who plays live at Clwb Ifor Bach on 19th of July 2022.

Bartees Strange

Tuesday 19/07/2022
  • Bartees Strange
  • Date: Tuesday 19/07/2022
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Price: £12.50
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Venue: Clwb Ifor Bach

Bartees Strange is a producer and songwriter who traverses shimmery indie electronica, gritty alt-rock, folk, hop-hip, and more in his unpredictable songs. Tickets are on sale now for their headline show in Cardiff on the 19th of July 2022.

Bartees Strange emerged from Washington, D.C. in 2020. His eclectic debut album, Live Forever, appeared in October of that year. 

Raised in Mustang, Oklahoma, Bartees Leon Cox, Jr.traveled the state with his family as a child, singing in opera productions as well as in churches. As an adult, he moved to Brooklyn to pursue music in a more diverse scene, eventually relocating to Washington, D.C. to work for an environmental nonprofit. It was from there that shared the EP Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy under the stage alias Bartees Strange in March 2020. Inspired by being one of the few Black fans in attendance at a concert by the National the year before, it reworked some of the group’s songs with fewer limitations of genre while retaining what he loved about the tracks. A full-length debut of original material, Live Forever, followed on the Memory Music label in October of the same year.