Band on the Wall Updates Feed Events http://bandonthewall.org/ © 2014 Band on the Wall en-gb Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal 1st November 2014]]> Time once again for Mr. Scruff's monthly residency at The Band on the Wall.

As always, Scruff will be at the controls for 5 1/2 hours, serving up a melting pot of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat, latin, and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category.

Expect fantastic sound, a lovely mixed crowd & great atmosphere.

In the meantime listen to the mix from June’s 15th birthday party to get you in the mood 

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4510/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:38:25 +0100
<![CDATA[Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal 4th October 2014]]> Time once again for Mr. Scruff's monthly residency at The Band on the Wall.

As always, Scruff will be at the controls for 5 1/2 hours, serving up a melting pot of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat, latin, and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category.

Expect fantastic sound, a lovely mixed crowd & great atmosphere.

In the meantime listen to the mix from June’s 15th birthday party to get you in the mood 


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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4509/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:36:40 +0100
<![CDATA[Soul:ution ft. Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Bane, Galvini b2b Antagonist & SP:MC 24th August 2014]]> Soul:ution are back with a Bank Holiday Sunday special ft. the mighty Calibre

Line Up:

  • Calibre (Signature, Soul:R, Bassbin)
  • Marcus Intalex (Soul:R, Revolve:R, Metalheadz)
  • Bane (Eastern Bloc, Alignment)
  • Galvini B2B Antagonist
  • SP:MC

Dominick Martin aka Calibre has been responsible for some of the most beautiful tracks in drum & bass to date and continues to drop jaws worldwide with his sublime and sultry productions. From his first full length LP on Creative Source to his latest album 'Spill' on his own label Signature, Calibre’s sound has progressed taking in elements of jazz, funk, dub and techno but lost none of it’s soul. His influence in drum & bass has been profound yet Calibre continues to evolve as an artist, exploring new techniques and styles in his music. Having played all over the world from Belfast to Dunedin, Calibre certainly knows how to captivate a crowd. His sets focus primarily on the deeper, more musical side of drum & bass yet never disappoint the dancefloor. Each performance features a high percentage of his own original music, much of it never to be heard again, and each set cements his position as the undisputed leading light of the deeper side of Drum and Bass. Artists and DJs from all corners of the electronic music spectrum constantly remark on Calibre DJ sets restoring their faith in Drum & Bass as a vital musical force.

Often imitated but never bettered, Calibre’s sound remains his own after ten years of producing and releasing drum & bass. Prolific in the studio, yet always creative and exploring new techniques, he’s the man Marcus Intalex calls the ‘magical music machine.’

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4508/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:25:54 +0100
<![CDATA[Youngblood Brass Band 20th October 2014]]> “The Midwest’s answer to the Roots”, Youngblood Brass Band are focused on creating consistently progressive, groundbreaking acoustic music, and employing whatever sonic means necessary to do so. The nine-member ensemble hail from all over America (Madison, New Orleans, New York, Nashville, Minneapolis, Chicago) and have been unleashing their crash course in hip-hop/brass band/improv/punk on stages worldwide since 2000.

What other band can claim the honour of having their music spun by DJs like ?uestlove (of The Roots), working with hip hop luminaries like Talib Kweli, having their original compositions performed by student marching bands and jazz ensembles around the globe, and still not be out of place on an all-punk bill? What other band brings together the ostensibly disparate worlds of the trombone geek and the backpacking b-boy?

Youngblood have headlined countless tours worldwide, selling out dates in over 20 countries. Their festival résumé reads like a list of the most important music events in the world: Roskilde, Glastonbury, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, SXSW, CMJ, North Sea Jazz, WOMAD, ad infinitum. Incendiary live shows have secured the band’s status as an incredible group to witness, whether in an intimate club setting or in front of thousands on a festival stage.

“It would take a hard heart indeed to watch one of these troupes playing live and not want to join the parade.” - The Guardian

“Sonically adventurous jazz with funk, soul and hip-hop” - The Independent

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4507/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:04:45 +0100
<![CDATA[Harvey Mason Chameleon 18th November 2014]]> Harvey Mason is among the most recorded and in-demand drummers of all-time. A legendary, multi-GRAMMY nominated session drummer, producer, composer & recording artist, he has worked with a pantheon of musical giants, including Barbra Streisand, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Bjork, Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, John Legend, Seal, and the London Symphony Orchestra. He has composed and written songs recorded by artists ranging from Nancy Wilson and Mary J. Blige to The Notorious B.I.G., Lupe Fiasco, Nelly/P. Diddy and T.I.

Chameleon, Mason’s  10th solo project overall, adds one more remarkable chapter to his legacy. A blend of R&B, urban and cutting-edge jazz, Chameleon takes its inspiration from the title track, which Mason co-wrote with Herbie Hancock, and is a knowing nod to Mason himself, aptly dubbed the “Chameleon” for his uncanny ability to perform so many styles of music. The album updates classic tracks that Mason either wrote or actually played on, such as Hancock’s “Chameleon,” Grover Washington’s “Black Frost,” Patrice Rushen’s “Before the Dawn,” Donald Byrd’s “Places and Spaces” and Mason’s own “Either Way.” Mason plays Band on the Wall with his new band Chameleon to support this release.

With a commitment to broaden his solo career, Mason says that he’s finally found a good balance. “It’s become more evident to me how much I love playing live and having interaction with band mates and music fans. I’m not a smooth jazz player or a straight-ahead jazz player. I’m more than all of that, I am the Chameleon.” He adds, “The best is yet to come.”

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4506/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:42:12 +0100
<![CDATA[John Smith 28th November 2014]]> John Smith is the guitar man from Devon who has quietly become one of the most exciting voices on the new British folk scene. Touring relentlessly as headliner and support act, he has opened shows for John Martyn, Iron and Wine, Seth Lakeman, Davy Graham, Richard Hawley, Cara Dillon, James Yorkston, Martin Carthy, Jools Holland, Tinariwen, Martin Simpson, Gil Scott-Heron and Chris Thile and is a regular on the festival circuit.

John plays the steel-string acoustic guitar, sometimes with a slide, sometimes on his lap, sometimes de-tuning the thing mid-song. He was named Young Acoustic Guitarist Of The Year in 2003 and hasn’t stopped to look back, unless it’s to pick up a banjo. 

Don’t miss this chance to catch John in the very special surroundings of St. Phillips Church. He is a dazzling and inventive guitarist with a jaw-dropping, unconventional percussive guitar style, and possessor of an unforgettable honeyed gravel growl of a voice that belies his age and background.

"The playing style he adopts may cause your jaw to hit the floor… he has all the flair for the gathering storm that made Jeff Buckley so attractive… one hesitates to mention Nick Drake but well, one already has done"  Word

“John Smith continually swoons audiences with his own strain of nu-folk. It is only a matter of time before he is enormous” – NME

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4505/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:08:52 +0100
<![CDATA[Alex Cornish + support Paul Gilbody 17th November 2014]]> Alex Cornish is a singer songwriter from Dunbar in Scotland, whose music you may well have heard on BBC 6 Music, Radio 2 or accompanying films and TV shows. He has toured with Alison Moyet, Amy MacDonald, Kathryn Williams and Tom McRae amongst others. He and his band travel the UK this winter, bringing you songs from his last three albums and his new fourth record "Beyond the Serenade". "Etheral singer songwriting in the vein of Radiohead" said the Telegraph and of his third album "No Shore" the Sunday Times said "a beautiful album that has mercury prize shortlist written all of it". Not to be missed.

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4504/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:22:13 +0100
<![CDATA[Hackney Colliery Band plus DJ 29th November 2014]]> We’re thrilled to welcome back Hackney Colliery Band after a storming sold out show in January. This is music that appeals to the feet as much as to the ears.

The Hackney Colliery Band is east London’s unique take on the brass band. Featuring trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and marching percussion, the band are totally acoustic and yet able to blow the roof off any room.

Hackney Colliery Band’s members have hugely diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from work with cutting edge jazz groups to the Royal Opera House, and from Jarvis Cocker to major international orchestras. This breadth of musical talent is clearly on display in their eclectic repertoire.

Mining nuggets of funk, hip-hop and high-octane rock from the musical coalface and throwing in a few chunks of Balkan brass, ska and contemporary jazz for good measure, the Hackney Colliery Band’s set list is as diverse as the London borough that gave them their name. Add the fact that the band stays true to its roots by bringing the tradition of mobile marching bands firmly into the 21st Century and you know that every gig’s sure to be unique.

This is high-energy, good-time music that’ll make you want move your feet.

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4503/ Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:07:08 +0100
<![CDATA[Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six + special guests 6th September 2014]]> Labelled With Love & Debt Records present Louis Barabbas And The Bedlam Six.

In Association With The Association Of Independent Music (Aim) And Club Fandango.

Swing-fixated narrative folk squeezed through a filter of rock & roll. That’s how the Bedlam Six describe their sound. BBC 6 Music was a little more concise, however - simply calling it "Excellent in EVERY way!"

This is a band that scarcely pauses for breath; constantly touring and recording, they have performed all over the world - from UK, Ireland, the USA and Mexico, to sell-out shows across mainland Europe and the coastal towns of Australia, their tumultuous concoction of high energy and musical ingenuity has delighted crowds and critics alike. Over the years they have collaborated with the likes of Kirsty Almeida, Liz Green, Hope & Social and John Otway; shared stages with such disparate acts as Motorhead, I Am Koot, Sun Ra's Arkestra and The Buzzcocks; won praise from fellow musicians Supergrass, The Blockheads and UB40, as well as comedians Mark Steel, Sue Perkins and Julian Barratt.

Their new album "Youth" is out now on Debt Records.

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4502/ Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:48:58 +0100
<![CDATA[Acoustic Bhuna ft. Glass Tides + Alabaster DePlume + George Fell 1st August 2014]]>

Acoustic Bhuna is Band On The Wall's acoustic showcase evening, playing host to some of the very best acoustic music that the North West has to offer.

Acoustic Bhuna, Band on the Wall’s Sunday acoustic sessions present a very special Friday night lineup in the Picturehouse bar.

This week's acts are:

Glass Tides

Forged in Manchester's vibrant open mic scene, Glass Tides have earned themselves a loyal and rapidly growing fan base through their impassioned song writing and dynamic live performances. Championed by BBC Introducing, Glass Tides have recently recorded their debut EP at the illustrious Blueprint Studios, for release later in 2014.

Alabaster DePlume

Alabaster Deplume (Angus Fairbairn) is a performer, writer and musician, based in Manchester. He tours internationally bringing theatrical spoken-word to music audiences, and vice-versa. His most recent multi-disciplinary concert/recording project, The Jester, involved 12 musicians and 24 visual artists from two cities, funded internationally by crowd-sourcing. He writes and performs theatre with Dublin circus aerial troupe PaperDolls and appears as saxophonist for Manchester rhythm and blues group Honeyfeet, and singer Liz Green among others.

George Fell

Doors open a 5pm, music starts at 7:30pm. FREE ENTRY.

As a perfect accompaniment to the live music, you can tuck into one of Chef Giles' fresh, home made curries, made with locally sourced ingredients and a whole lot of love. And why not wash it all down with a refreshing pint of cask ale from our sponsors, Green Mill Brewery?

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4501/ Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:12:13 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Youngblood Brass Band, 20th October. 1st August 2014]]> Youngblood Brass Band

20 October / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

“The Midwest’s answer to the Roots”, Youngblood Brass Band are focused on creating consistently progressive, groundbreaking acoustic music, and employing whatever sonic means necessary to do so. The nine-member ensemble hail from all over America (Madison, New Orleans, New York, Nashville, Minneapolis, Chicago) and have been unleashing their crash course in hip-hop/brass band/improv/punk on stages worldwide since 2000.

What other band can claim the honour of having their music spun by DJs like ?uestlove (of The Roots), working with hip hop luminaries like Talib Kweli, having their original compositions performed by student marching bands and jazz ensembles around the globe, and still not be out of place on an all-punk bill? What other band brings together the ostensibly disparate worlds of the trombone geek and the backpacking b-boy?

Youngblood have headlined countless tours worldwide, selling out dates in over 20 countries. Their festival résumé reads like a list of the most important music events in the world: Roskilde, Glastonbury, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, SXSW, CMJ, North Sea Jazz, WOMAD, ad infinitum. Incendiary live shows have secured the band’s status as an incredible group to witness, whether in an intimate club setting or in front of thousands on a festival stage.

“It would take a hard heart indeed to watch one of these troupes playing live and not want to join the parade.” - The Guardian

“Sonically adventurous jazz with funk, soul and hip-hop” The Independent

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/07/just-announced-youngblood-brass-band-20th-october/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:01:48 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Harvey Mason Chameleon, 18th November. 1st August 2014]]> Harvey Mason Chameleon

18 November / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Harvey Mason is among the most recorded and in-demand drummers of all-time. A legendary, multi-GRAMMY nominated session drummer, producer, composer & recording artist, he has worked with a pantheon of musical giants, including Barbra Streisand, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Bjork, Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, John Legend, Seal, and the London Symphony Orchestra. He has composed and written songs recorded by artists ranging from Nancy Wilson and Mary J. Blige to The Notorious B.I.G., Lupe Fiasco, Nelly/P. Diddy and T.I.

Chameleon, Mason’s  10th solo project overall, adds one more remarkable chapter to his legacy. A blend of R&B, urban and cutting-edge jazz, Chameleon takes its inspiration from the title track, which Mason co-wrote with Herbie Hancock, and is a knowing nod to Mason himself, aptly dubbed the “Chameleon” for his uncanny ability to perform so many styles of music. The album updates classic tracks that Mason either wrote or actually played on, such as Hancock’s “Chameleon,” Grover Washington’s “Black Frost,” Patrice Rushen’s “Before the Dawn,” Donald Byrd’s “Places and Spaces” and Mason’s own “Either Way.” Mason plays Band on the Wall with his new band Chameleon to support this release.

With a commitment to broaden his solo career, Mason says that he’s finally found a good balance. “It’s become more evident to me how much I love playing live and having interaction with band mates and music fans. I’m not a smooth jazz player or a straight-ahead jazz player. I’m more than all of that, I am the Chameleon.” He adds, “The best is yet to come.”

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/07/just-announced-harvey-mason-chameleon-18th-november/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:47:58 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: John Smith, 28th November. 1st August 2014]]> John Smith

28 November / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

John Smith is the guitar man from Devon who has quietly become one of the most exciting voices on the new British folk scene. Touring relentlessly as headliner and support act, he has opened shows for John Martyn, Iron and Wine, Seth Lakeman, Davy Graham, Richard Hawley, Cara Dillon, James Yorkston, Martin Carthy, Jools Holland, Tinariwen, Martin Simpson, Gil Scott-Heron and Chris Thile and is a regular on the festival circuit.

John plays the steel-string acoustic guitar, sometimes with a slide, sometimes on his lap, sometimes de-tuning the thing mid-song. He was named Young Acoustic Guitarist Of The Year in 2003 and hasn’t stopped to look back, unless it’s to pick up a banjo. 

Don’t miss this chance to catch John in the very special surroundings of St. Phillips Church. He is a dazzling and inventive guitarist with a jaw-dropping, unconventional percussive guitar style, and possessor of an unforgettable honeyed gravel growl of a voice that belies his age and background.

"The playing style he adopts may cause your jaw to hit the floor… he has all the flair for the gathering storm that made Jeff Buckley so attractive… one hesitates to mention Nick Drake but well, one already has done"  Word

“John Smith continually swoons audiences with his own strain of nu-folk. It is only a matter of time before he is enormous” – NME

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/07/just-announced-john-smith-28th-november/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:11:43 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Alex Cornish + support Paul Gilbody, 17th November. 1st August 2014]]> Alex Cornish + support Paul Gilbody

17 November / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Alex Cornish is a singer songwriter from Dunbar in Scotland, whose music you may well have heard on BBC 6 Music, Radio 2 or accompanying films and TV shows. He has toured with Alison Moyet, Amy MacDonald, Kathryn Williams and Tom McRae amongst others. He and his band travel the UK this winter, bringing you songs from his last three albums and his new fourth record "Beyond the Serenade". "Etheral singer songwriting in the vein of Radiohead" said the Telegraph and of his third album "No Shore" the Sunday Times said "a beautiful album that has mercury prize shortlist written all of it". Not to be missed.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/07/just-announced-alex-cornish-support-paul-gilbody-17th-november/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:15:50 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Hackney Colliery Band plus DJ, 29th November. 1st August 2014]]> Hackney Colliery Band plus DJ

29 November / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

We’re thrilled to welcome back Hackney Colliery Band after a storming sold out show in January. This is music that appeals to the feet as much as to the ears.

The Hackney Colliery Band is east London’s unique take on the brass band. Featuring trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and marching percussion, the band are totally acoustic and yet able to blow the roof off any room.

Hackney Colliery Band’s members have hugely diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from work with cutting edge jazz groups to the Royal Opera House, and from Jarvis Cocker to major international orchestras. This breadth of musical talent is clearly on display in their eclectic repertoire.

Mining nuggets of funk, hip-hop and high-octane rock from the musical coalface and throwing in a few chunks of Balkan brass, ska and contemporary jazz for good measure, the Hackney Colliery Band’s set list is as diverse as the London borough that gave them their name. Add the fact that the band stays true to its roots by bringing the tradition of mobile marching bands firmly into the 21st Century and you know that every gig’s sure to be unique.

This is high-energy, good-time music that’ll make you want move your feet.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/07/just-announced-hackney-colliery-band-plus-dj-29th-november/ Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:25:55 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six special guests, 6th September. 1st August 2014]]> Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six special guests

06 September / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Labelled With Love & Debt Records present Louis Barabbas And The Bedlam Six.

In Association With The Association Of Independent Music (Aim) And Club Fandango.

Swing-fixated narrative folk squeezed through a filter of rock & roll. That’s how the Bedlam Six <www.bedlamsix.com> describe their sound. BBC 6 Music was a little more concise, however - simply calling it "Excellent in EVERY way!"

This is a band that scarcely pauses for breath; constantly touring and recording, they have performed all over the world - from UK, Ireland, the USA and Mexico, to sell-out shows across mainland Europe and the coastal towns of Australia, their tumultuous concoction of high energy and musical ingenuity has delighted crowds and critics alike. Over the years they have collaborated with the likes of Kirsty Almeida, Liz Green, Hope & Social and John Otway; shared stages with such disparate acts as Motorhead, I Am Koot, Sun Ra's Arkestra and The Buzzcocks; won praise from fellow musicians Supergrass, The Blockheads and UB40, as well as comedians Mark Steel, Sue Perkins and Julian Barratt.

Their new album "Youth" is out now on Debt Records.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/07/just-announced-louis-barabbas-and-the-bedlam-six-special-guests-6th-september/ Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:57:31 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Acoustic Bhuna ft. Glass Tides Alabaster DePlume George Fell, 1st August. 1st August 2014]]> Acoustic Bhuna ft. Glass Tides Alabaster DePlume George Fell

01 August / 17:00 / More Info / FREE

Acoustic Bhuna is Band On The Wall's acoustic showcase evening, playing host to some of the very best acoustic music that the North West has to offer.

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, between 6 and 10pm, you will be able to see three of the regions finest acts playing for FREE in the cosy setting of Band On The Wall's Picturehouse Cafe-Bar. 

This week's acts are:

Glass Tides

Forged in Manchester's vibrant open mic scene, Glass Tides have earned themselves a loyal and rapidly growing fan base through their impassioned song writing and dynamic live performances. Championed by BBC Introducing, Glass Tides have recently recorded their debut EP at the illustrious Blueprint Studios, for release later in 2014.

Alabaster DePlume

George Fell

Doors open a 5pm, music starts at 7:30pm. FREE ENTRY.

As a perfect accompaniment to the live music, you can tuck into one of Chef Giles' fresh, home made curries, made with locally sourced ingredients and a whole lot of love. And why not wash it all down with a refreshing pint of cask ale from our sponsors, Green Mill Brewery?

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/07/just-announced-acoustic-bhuna-ft-glass-tides-alabaster-deplume-george-fell-1st-august/ Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:21:53 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Justin Furstenfeld, 18th October. 1st August 2014]]> Justin Furstenfield

18 October / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

"An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October"

Promising to be raw, emotional and interactive, Justin Furstenfeld, vocalist/songwriter/guitarist for the Platinum-selling rock band Blue October, will perform "An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October" for a run of shows in the US, UK and Germany in September and October 2014.  These shows, all presented in intimate settings, will consist of spoken word, a Q&A session, and an acoustic set of songs never before heard, as well as stripped down and softer versions of Blue October fan-favorites.

"I always look forward to the spoken word/solo shows," said Furstenfeld.  "The fact that I'm sitting just a few feet away from the audience, that there are no rules as to what they ask me, or that I don't have boundaries on my answers, is what is exciting to me.  I'm hoping that the evening will give everyone a chance to dig deep, connect, and explore the dark corners of why honesty, no matter how brutal, remains one of the most beautiful aspects of being human.  Through poetry, music, and conversation, we heal.  Why not do it together."

"An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld" Tour supports the release of "Crazy Making," the expanded third edition of Furstenfeld's book of lyrics, hand-written notes and personal photographs.  The book, featuring more than 80 new pages, includes all lyrics from Blue October's albums and EPs, from 1998's The Answers through to 2014's Sway.  The new edition also includes some very personal insights into Furstenfeld's creative thought process through the past few albums, not published in previous editions.  "Crazy Making" will be available at all of the "Open Book" shows, as well as Amazon.com and other online retail outlets.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/07/just-announced-justin-furstenfeld-18th-october/ Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:08:17 +0100
<![CDATA[Wall of Sounds: DJ Yoda Artistic Director Series 1st August 2014]]>

Band on the Wall and Brighter Sound are thrilled to announce that DJ Yoda will be leading our third Wall of Sounds Artistic Directors Series along with vocalists Sparks and Truthos Mufasa from The Mouse OutfitShlomo and breakthrough act Rex Domino.

From the 15th to the 19th September, DJ Yoda will lead a 5-day intensive residency for 13 musicians, vocalists, songwriters and visual artists from across the UK and the material created during this incredible week of collaboration will be showcased live on the 19th September at Band on the Wall under the name Breakfast of Champions.
Info here. 

DJ Yoda  - “This is a new arena for me, I’ve done loads of collaborations but I’ve never actually tried to put together a band, so I jumped at this opportunity.  I want Breakfast of Champions to be the start of a real collective.” 

DJ Yoda is no ordinary scratch DJ. His seminal How To Cut & Paste series showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style that prompted Q Magazine to declare him “one of the ten DJs to see before you die”, whilst Hip Hop Connection voted him “one of the top three DJs in the world”. Trail-blazing into the world of the audio-visual he has pioneered a new art form, using cutting edge technology that he has been instrumental in developing, to scratch and mix visuals on top of his DJ sets in clubs.

 
Wall of Sounds - produced by Brighter Sound and hosted by Band on the Wall - is a year-long programme of activity that supports the creative and professional development of artists at the beginning of an exciting career in music. Previous residencies have seen over 150 applications for the 13 available places from the most exciting emerging professional talent in the country and have been led by The Unthanks and Snarky Puppy.

For more information about this project please contact Brighter Sound on info@brightersound.com or call 0161 830 3899

 

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/07/wall-of-sounds-dj-yoda-artistic-director-series/ Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:15:17 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Dennis Bovell Dub Band + Carroll Thompson, 11th October. 1st August 2014]]> Dennis Bovell Dub Band + Carroll Thompson

11 October / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Band on the Wall bring you a huge British Reggae double-bill: 

Dennis Bovell Dub Band with special guest Carroll Thompson

Britain’s reggae maestro Dennis Bovell is producer, composer, re-mixer, bandleader, Lovers Rock pioneer - and the heaviest bassist in town, pumping out the deepest of body-shaking dub grooves.

From the days of his seminal band Matumbi and the radical days of punk, Dennis continues to be a massive presence - he’s worked with the likes of Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, The Slits and Linton Kwesi Johnson as well as recently releasing a full length album with the Beta Band’s Steve Mason - and live, the Dub Band’s rock-solid horns and rhythm section never fail to move and groove.

'[Dennis Bovell's] contributions to reggae are huge - he was one of the original architects of lover's rock, a movement that put British reggae on the world map.' The Independent

Caroll Thompson’s debut album, Hopelessly in Love, stands out as one of the most important reggae albums of its time - a groundbreaking release, which helped define British reggae for a new generation.  Her singles I’m So Sorry and Simply In Love, both topped the reggae chart in 1981. She won two GLR Reggae Awards in 1982, for Best Female Performer and Best Song (for Hopelessly In Love). In 1983, she won further awards, again winning Best Female Performer at the GLR awards.

She continued with regular reggae chart hits, recording with Sugar Minott, Trevor Walters,  Aswad and Courtney Pine and worked with Mad Professor on The Other Side Of Love album.

Carroll’s warm vocals and honest songwriting, perfectly capture the magical era of Lovers Rock.

Both Dennis Bovell and Carroll Thompson both featured in BBC 4s acclaimed documentary Reggae Britannia, watch it here:

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/07/just-announced-dennis-bovell-dub-band-carroll-thompson-11th-octobe/ Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:35:02 +0100