05/02/2013 10:38 GMT | Updated 07/04/2013 06:12 BST

The Charity Busk: Son Belly


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THE BUSK recently held a charity session in Brighton to raise relief money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy across Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the East Coast. Presenting four different performances, the event was joined by Son Belly, The Orange Circus Band, Rubylux, and Jamie Jolley. All money raised was donated by the musicians to The British Red Cross and to the Ted and Honey Cafe.

THE BUSK introduces Son Belly.

Name: Dom Tivadar/Son Belly.

Signed/Unsigned: Unsigned. A garage band from garage land.

Label: DIY kinda guys. We record our own stuff and release it through our Bandcamp.

Members & Instruments: I sing and play guitar, Stiv Rippengal plays a deconstructed drum kit called Glenda. At THE BUSK it was me on the cave man percussion and Josh Butler (aka LOST CAT) guitaring.

Formed: Son Belly started in 2011.

Genre/s: Experimental/blues/punk/mantra/pop.

Influences: From gramophones to grunge, and other things, too. I like passionate music. I had a James Brown funky Christmas.

Based: Brighton.


About You: I'm a polar bear pirate painter. My travels around have been my inspirations, and the staying stills my meditations. I put my heart in to my music and I hope it finds you well.

I used to sell my paintings in the street and busk. In Canterbury and in New York, too. I think busking's great; it hardens your musical nerves and you can't help but get an adventure.

The Future: To keep on keeping on, said Dylan. We're looking to tour this year.


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Photography Jason Light