Band on the Wall Updates Feed Events http://www.bandonthewall.org/ © 2016 Band on the Wall en-gb Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Daniel Docherty at the Castle Hotel, Manchester 19th September 2016]]> Hailing from Glasgow, Daniel Docherty is a talented singer-songwriter and virtuosic guitarist. His is a tender and intimate style full of emotion and natural charisma. Inspired by greats like Joni Mitchell and John Martyn, Eric Clapton and Eva Cassidy, Daniel has a classically informed approach but very much brings it into the modern era with a unique artistic twist.

Daniel's principal aim is always to tell stories with his moving music. As well as this, drawing on his experience as a busker, he is mindful of entertaining audiences with catchy choruses. Daniel has come up through the ranks to get spotted by a major label and is now signed to PIAS. One of his biggest hits to date has been ‘Colours’, which climbed high on the Spotify viral chart peaking at #6 and there’s much more to come.

Catch this intimate show at the Castle, we’re sure it won’t be the last you see of him!

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5108/ Tue, 31 May 2016 12:43:06 +0100
<![CDATA[The Souljazz Orchestra 19th July 2016]]> Since first arriving on the Canadian scene at the turn of the millennium, the Souljazz Orchestra has never stopped pushing the limits of its signature sound: an explosive clash of sour, jazz, afro, latin and Caribbean styles, unleashed by blaring majestic horns, dusty vintage keyboards, and an arsenal of earthquaking percussion.

Now celebrating its 14th year, the Souljazz Orchestra continues its impressive run of memorable albums while years of relentless touring have formed the Souljazz Orchestra’s live concerts into the stuff of legends - more often than not culminating in ecstatic, sweat-soaked, cathartic affairs, mixing pulsating arrangements with eruptive improvisations.

So far, the Ottawa-based sextet has been fortunate enough to bring its dynamite show to over two dozen countries across the globe, sharing bills along the way with heavyweights such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Femi Kuti and they showing no signs of slowing down – “Souljazz is more than just a band for us, it’s a way of life”

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5107/ Fri, 27 May 2016 15:03:42 +0100
<![CDATA[Spring King - album launch 10th June 2016]]> Following a year that saw them pick up support from the likes of The Guardian, Stereogum, NME, DIY and The Line of Best Fit, being playlisted at both Radio 1 and 6 Music, and touring with Courtney Barnett, Slaves and FIDLAR, Manchester’s Spring King are now set to launch their debut album with a special show at Band on the Wall.

The first 100 people to “pre-order album” from Piccadilly Records, will get the chance to purchase a limited number of £12 album bundles that include a wristband too the launch party.

Please note 150 tickets will also be available to purchase priced at £8 each - click ‘Buy Tickets’ above.

First come first served!

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5106/ Fri, 27 May 2016 11:20:17 +0100
<![CDATA[Soul:ution ft. Doc Scott, Marcus Intalex, Bane & MC DRS 29th July 2016]]> Manchester’s original liquid DnB night returns to Band on the Wall for a summer special featuring luminary DJ and producer Doc Scott.

Doc Scott is as much part of the history of Drum and Bass as any other figure you care to name’, a statement which is testament to his influence” Hyponik

Taking control of the mic is MC DRS, respected amongst his peers as one of the most talented wordsmiths in UK music, multi-award winning DRS has shown over the years that he has a talent for writing, singing, rapping and an unrivalled ability to hold a crowd in the palm of his hand.

Soul:ution stalwarts Marcus Intalex and Bane are all on hand to keep the tunes going into the early hours.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5105/ Fri, 27 May 2016 10:32:08 +0100
<![CDATA[Far Off Sounds 'Season 2' plus live music from Paddy Steer + Rangeela 4th June 2016]]> Described as “the infinite story of music on Earth” by Attic Magazine, Far Off Sounds is a web series about obscure and unusual musical experiences. Filmmakers Nick George and Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman crawl into the nooks and crannies of global culture to film music in scenarios as varied as a Kentucky snake-handling church band recital, a Ghanaian chief's funeral, and a Detroit noise-musician/aquarium manager's rehearsal.

We’ll be playing an exclusive directors cut of all seven new episodes back to back, followed by live music curated by the Sessions of March, that mirrors the unique, independent nature of the films. Indi-Jazz improvisational outfit Rangeela and visionary solo artist Paddy Steer will both play live, and DJs will provide far out sounds.

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5104/ Tue, 24 May 2016 13:07:30 +0100
<![CDATA[Banco De Gaia 21st October 2016]]> Toby Marks, the creative force behind Banco De Gaia, is one of the world’s leading exponents of globally inspired eclectic electronica. Mixing electronica with acoustic instruments and vox, his work defies genre classification.

Banco De Gaia cut his teeth on the early 90s Ambient Dub compilations (a precursor of the “chill out” marketing phenomenon). In 1994 he released his first studio album Maya on Planet Dog records, and followed this in 1995 with the critically acclaimed Last Train To Lhasa. Both albums reached No1 in the UK independent charts and featured in the national album chart top 40.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘the one with the train on’ in 2015, Disco Gecko released a limited edition version of the album and Banco put together a live 3-piece band featuring bassist James Eller (The The, Teardrop Explodes) and drummer Ted Duggan (The Beat, Seize The Day) alongside VJ Patrick Dunn. The shows were so well received that they are continuing to play live together, with a new studio album 'The 9th of Nine Hearts' planned for 2016.  We look forward to welcoming them back to Band on the Wall.

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5103/ Mon, 23 May 2016 12:33:38 +0100
<![CDATA[Ryley Walker & Danny Thompson at Trades Club, Hebden Bridge 2nd August 2016]]> Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley, yet has a musical style that’s all his own. Still only in his mid-twenties, he’s well on his way to becoming a major artist, as the rave reviews for his live performances and his most recent album, Primrose Green, attest.

For this very special tour, Ryley is joined onstage by near-legendary double-bassist Danny Thompson, who performed with both Bert Jansch (in Pentangle) and Tim Buckley, as well as with Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more - helping to create the lyrical and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later.

As well as performing works from his previous albums, the shows will likely include new Ryley Walker material. Performing to packed venues back in February, expect a memorable night as these two immensely talented artists come together to create something exceptional. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket first time around, now’s your chance.

A Music Net Tour in association with Band on the Wall and Root Music.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5098/ Fri, 20 May 2016 15:11:25 +0100
<![CDATA[LTJ Bukem & MC Fox 28th August 2016]]> Ground-breaking DJ and inspirational producer, LTJ Bukem heads back to Band on the Wall!

LTJ Bukem gained fame as an auteur in all fields of the drum’n’bass movement: as a top-flight breakbeat DJ,label boss and, of course, for his recordings — inspired by the lush strings and natural ambience of ‘70s jazz fusion masters like Lonnie Liston Smith and Chick Corea as well as elegiac Chicago house and moody Detroit techno. Allied with the early-'90s rave and hardcore scene, Bukem began working on production near the end of the 1980s; though his light, airy sound made little sense to his contemporaries, Bukem's style was emulated much more as the jungle scene gained momentum during the mid-'90s. While such producers as Roni Size and Goldie gained the limelight for their solo work, Bukem purposely downplayed his own artistic career in favour of mix albums and label-spanning retrospectives that highlighted dozens of artists from his labels.

From running sound systems to cutting up breaks at raves, from relocating the heart of breakbeat culture to redefining the spirit of drum and bass, the man known to his friends as Danny Williamson lit the way.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5097/ Fri, 20 May 2016 12:39:10 +0100
<![CDATA[AJ Croce 27th September 2016]]> From his debut as a jazz influenced blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, singer-songwriter A.J. Croce has travelled a circuitous musical road.

The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with his first tour at age 18 opening up for B.B. King. In the span of a 20 -year career, A.J. has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide. He has been seen and heard on shows including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Austin City Limits and he has shared the stage with an innumerable list of eclectic artists from Willie Nelson to Ray Charles, Béla Fleck to James Brown, Lyle Lovett to Morphine, and Rod Stewart to Ben Harper.

A loyal and appreciative audience and glowing press from Rolling Stone to the New York Times confirms the appeal of A.J’s genre-spanning music, with six of his albums positioned in various radio charts including the Top 40, AAA, Americana, College, and Jazz. An ivory-searing New Orleans piano style established an essential juju, but his exploratory pop gems revealed a spectrum of influences from art rock to Americana and beyond.

“A.J. Croce has wisdom beyond his years. With his music, he represents his generation with a profound sense of honesty in his lyrics and quality in his delivery. The future of entertainment is safe in his hands!” — Willie Nelson

“One of the greatest young songwriters” — Rolling Stone

“In such a crowded music universe it is a pleasure to witness triple uniqueness; Pianist, songwriter, singer and at such a level. And who does he sound like?...The answer is; himself…A.J. Croce.” — Allen Toussaint

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5090/ Tue, 10 May 2016 17:14:23 +0100
<![CDATA[KING 11th November 2016]]> Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias are dream-pop trio KING. In 2011, KING independently released their debut EP to much acclaim – The Story, Supernatural and Hey made up the 3-piece introduction to their carefully crafted sound. Fueled by word of mouth excitement and social media posts from supporters including Prince, Gilles Peterson, Erykah Badu, Solange, Nile Rodgers, Sam Sparro, Janelle Monae, Questlove and a host of others, their story and songs have spread wide and made new fans of many.

KING’s eclectic sound is relatable yet not simply defined. Though they play with the boundaries of their many influences, throughout each song is the common thread of a certain soulful authenticity. The smooth vibe, intricate production, and harmonic style of their music evolved beautifully in their home studio, a product solely of the three women and a result of their Minneapolis and Los Angeles roots.

Paris produces KING’s songs, while Amber and Anita are the primary singers. The three work together on songwriting and arrangements to create their unique sound, garnering such accolades as NPR’s Song of the Day, Billboard’s 10 Best R&B Songs of 2014, The Guardian’s New Band of the Day and Best Albums of 2013, Metro UK’s Singles of the Week and the 55th GRAMMY Award for ‘Move Love’, their collaboration with Robert Glasper on his Best R&B Album ‘Black Radio’.

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5089/ Tue, 10 May 2016 16:34:22 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Daniel Docherty at the Castle Hotel, Manchester, 19th September. 11th November 2016]]>

Daniel Docherty at the Castle Hotel, Manchester

19 September / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Hailing from Glasgow, Daniel Docherty is a talented singer-songwriter and virtuosic guitarist. His is a tender and intimate style full of emotion and natural charisma. Inspired by greats like Joni Mitchell and John Martyn, Eric Clapton and Eva Cassidy, Daniel has a classically informed approach but very much brings it into the modern era with a unique artistic twist.

Daniel's principal aim is always to tell stories with his moving music. As well as this, drawing on his experience as a busker, he is mindful of entertaining audiences with catchy choruses. Daniel has come up through the ranks to get spotted by a major label and is now signed to PIAS. One of his biggest hits to date has been ‘Colours’, which climbed high on the Spotify viral chart peaking at #6 and there’s much more to come.

Catch this intimate show at the Castle, we’re sure it won’t be the last you see of him!

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/05/just-announced-daniel-docherty-at-the-castle-hotel-manchester-19th-september/ Tue, 31 May 2016 12:45:33 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: The Souljazz Orchestra, 19th July. 11th November 2016]]> The Souljazz Orchestra

19 July / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Since first arriving on the Canadian scene at the turn of the millennium, the Souljazz Orchestra has never stopped pushing the limits of its signature sound: an explosive clash of sour, jazz, afro, latin and Caribbean styles, unleashed by blaring majestic horns, dusty vintage keyboards, and an arsenal of earthquaking percussion.

Now celebrating its 14th year, the Souljazz Orchestra continues its impressive run of memorable albums while years of relentless touring have formed the Souljazz Orchestra’s live concerts into the stuff of legends - more often than not culminating in ecstatic, sweat-soaked, cathartic affairs, mixing pulsating arrangements with eruptive improvisations.

So far, the Ottawa-based sextet has been fortunate enough to bring its dynamite show to over two dozen countries across the globe, sharing bills along the way with heavyweights such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Femi Kuti and they showing no signs of slowing down – “Souljazz is more than just a band for us, it’s a way of life”

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/05/just-announced-the-souljazz-orchestra-19th-july/ Fri, 27 May 2016 15:07:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Spring King - album launch, 10th June. 11th November 2016]]> Spring King - album launch

10 June / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Following a year that saw them pick up support from the likes of The Guardian, Stereogum, NME, DIY and The Line of Best Fit, being playlisted at both Radio 1 and 6 Music, and touring with Courtney Barnett, Slaves and FIDLAR, Manchester’s Spring King are now set to launch their debut album with a special show at Band on the Wall.

The first 100 people to “pre-order album” from Piccadilly Records, will get the chance to purchase a limited number of £12 album bundles that include a wristband too the launch party.

Please note 150 tickets will also be available to purchase priced at £8 each - click ‘Buy Tickets’ above.

First come first served!

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/05/just-announced-spring-king-album-launch-10th-june/ Fri, 27 May 2016 11:24:17 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Soul:ution ft. Doc Scott, Marcus Intalex, Bane & MC DRS, 29th July. 11th November 2016]]> Soul:ution ft. Doc Scott, Marcus Intalex, Bane & MC DRS

29 July / 23:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Manchester’s original liquid DnB night returns to Band on the Wall for a summer special featuring luminary DJ and producer Doc Scott.

Doc Scott is as much part of the history of Drum and Bass as any other figure you care to name’, a statement which is testament to his influence” Hyponik

Taking control of the mic is MC DRS, respected amongst his peers as one of the most talented wordsmiths in UK music, multi-award winning DRS has shown over the years that he has a talent for writing, singing, rapping and an unrivalled ability to hold a crowd in the palm of his hand.

Soul:ution stalwarts Marcus Intalex and Bane are all on hand to keep the tunes going into the early hours.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/05/just-announced-soulution-ft-doc-scott-marcus-intalex-bane-and-mc-drs-29th-july/ Fri, 27 May 2016 10:36:30 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Film Screening - Far Off Sounds ‘Season 2’, 4th June. 11th November 2016]]> Film Screening - Far Off Sounds ‘Season 2’

Described as “the infinite story of music on Earth" by Attic Magazine, Far Off Sounds is a web series about obscure and unusual musical experiences. Filmmakers Nick George and Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman crawl into the nooks and crannies of global culture to film music in scenarios as varied as a Kentucky snake-handling church band recital, a Ghanaian chief's funeral, and a Detroit noise-musician/aquarium manager's rehearsal.

We’ll be playing an exclusive directors cut of all seven new episodes back to back, followed by DJs playing far out sounds.

SEASON TWO EPISODES

Iasos:

Iasos (one word, like Madonna, pronounced "ee­-ah-­sose") began receiving music in his head from another dimension when he was at Cornell in 1965. He called it 'Paradise Music', and it was unlike anything he had ever heard. These incoming signals, and his efforts to translate them into tangible sounds for human ears, set him squarely on his life's journey. Today, Iasos is recognized as one of the fathers of 'new age' music. We visited him in Marin County, California, where he took us on a hike, told us about his life, and debated with us about heavy metal music.

The Tuvan Masters:

Khoomei music is an ancient traditional practice in the steppes of Tuva, a country nestled between Mongolia and Russia. For thousands of years, herders and farmers there have taught their children to sing in the khoomei way, an indescribable and haunting sound sometimes called 'throat singing'. Huun Huur Tu,a group that formed in the 80's as a backlash to Soviet anti­traditionalist pressure in Tuva, are the undisputed worldwide masters of khoomei music. Bearing the beauty of their voices and an assortment of instruments whose names we don't know (including a pair of shakers made from bull testicles and a percussion piece made of horse hooves), they act as ambassadors to an ancient way of living and being. We met them at Royce Hall in Los Angeles for a stirring performance and interview.

Mister Moonbeam:

Walk along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles at night and, if you're lucky, you'll see a small crowd gathered around a glowing storefront, mesmerized. Pick up your pace, and you'll begin to hear the emotive alien pop music of Mister Moonbeam. As you join the crowd, you'll see him sitting behind the storefront window, in the space normally reserved for mannequins, surrounded by the glittering fabric and dancing lightbulbs of his own design, playing a drum machine with his feet as he strums an electric guitar and sings into a mysterious oblong object he calls the Magic Flute. A Gulf War veteran, motorcycle gang member, stockbroker, chimney sweep, inventor, and musician, when we stumbled on his music, we had to find out what brought Mister Moonbeam from his hometown in rural Alaska to a storefront in Los Angeles's Echo Park.

Microtonal Man:

In 2015, LA musician John Schneider won a Grammy for his album performing music composed by the midcentury genius Harry Partch, the inventor of microtonal music. Why has Schneider, a music theory professor and radio host, devoted essentially his entire adult life to reproducing the strange instruments and music of a man he never met? We dive in deep to learn about Partch, what microtonal music is, and to hear John playing it for us on his couch at home and in the massive Redcat Theater in downtown LA.

The 2015 National Hollerin’ Contest:

First held in 1969 in Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina, the annual National Hollerin’ Contest is a daylong celebration of Southern American cultural heritage and preservation of an archaic

means of long­distance communication. Originally a method of delivering messages to workers out in the fields, contestants project their loudest, most entertaining vocal exclamations out into the audience to be judged accordingly. The result is a confounding mix of sophisticated vocal technique and wildly free outbursts.

The Space Lady:

The Space Lady, aka Susan Dietrich Schneider, became a staple of the Bay Area outsider music scene after years of busking the streets out of necessity. Her ethereal, echo­laden arrangements transform popular interstellar standards “Major Tom” and “Radar Love,” while originals like “Synthesize Me” have won her a new generation of starry­eyed admirers via her recent “greatest hits” compilation. Far Off Sounds hangs out in LA with Susan for a few days, filming performances on the street and on the stage, as we find out what circumstances brought Susan to live such a unique life.

Dancers Without A Stage: Jakarta’s Last Jaipong Club:

Under a bridge near a train station in Jakarta, Indonesia, an outdoor nightclub is the last of its kind, keeping a traditional Sundanese art­form called Jaipong alive. Jaipong, originally a village ritual associated with prostitution, is a mixture of martial arts and live music. The mostly male audience takes turns dancing with the Ronggeng (female dancers) and Sinden (singers), as the music is played with a ferocious tenacity, cycling through relentlessly repetitive hypnotic patterns. We tranced out into the early morning with the Japing group and spoke with the club owner to find out what keeps the club alive.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/05/just-announced-film-screening-far-off-sounds-season-2-4th-june/ Tue, 24 May 2016 13:09:57 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Banco De Gaia, 21st October. 11th November 2016]]> Banco De Gaia

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

Toby Marks, the creative force behind Banco De Gaia, is one of the world’s leading exponents of globally inspired eclectic electronica. Mixing electronica with acoustic instruments and vox, his work defies genre classification.

Banco De Gaia cut his teeth on the early 90s Ambient Dub compilations (a precursor of the “chill out” marketing phenomenon). In 1994 he released his first studio album Maya on Planet Dog records, and followed this in 1995 with the critically acclaimed Last Train To Lhasa. Both albums reached No1 in the UK independent charts and featured in the national album chart top 40.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘the one with the train on’ in 2015, Disco Gecko released a limited edition version of the album and Banco put together a live 3-piece band featuring bassist James Eller (The The, Teardrop Explodes) and drummer Ted Duggan (The Beat, Seize The Day) alongside VJ Patrick Dunn. The shows were so well received that they are continuing to play live together, with a new studio album 'The 9th of Nine Hearts' planned for 2016.  We look forward to welcoming them back to Band on the Wall.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/05/just-announced-banco-de-gaia-21st-october/ Mon, 23 May 2016 12:36:06 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Sona Jobarteh, 22nd November. 11th November 2016]]> Sona Jobarteh

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

Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious west African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries.

Also a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalists, Sona is one of the most exciting new talents from the West African Griot tradition to hit the stage in recent years.

Sona has an effortless ability to blend musical styles and uses her innovative stance to talk about issues to do with cultural identity, gender, love and respect whilst still adhering to and rooting herself firmly in her traditional cultural heritage. Bona represents her tradition in a way that is easily accessible to her audiences from around the world, who are drawn in by her captivating voice, strong rhythms and catchy melodies.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/05/just-announced/ Fri, 20 May 2016 15:57:13 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Ryley Walker & Danny Thompson, 2-5 August. 11th November 2016]]> Ryley Walker & Danny Thompson

02 August / 20:00 / Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
03 August / 19:00 / Glee Club, Nottingham
04 August / 19:00 / Norwich Arts Centre
05 August / 19:00 / St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley, yet has a musical style that’s all his own. Still only in his mid-twenties, he’s well on his way to becoming a major artist, as the rave reviews for his live performances and his most recent album, Primrose Green, attest. 

For this very special tour, Ryley is joined onstage by near-legendary double-bassist Danny Thompson, who performed with both Bert Jansch (in Pentangle) and Tim Buckley, as well as with Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more - helping to create the lyrical and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later. 

As well as performing works from his previous albums, the shows will likely include new Ryley Walker material. Performing to packed venues back in February, expect a memorable night as these two immensely talented artists come together to create something exceptional. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket first time around, now’s your chance.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/05/just-announced-ryley-walker-and-danny-thompson/ Fri, 20 May 2016 15:23:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: AJ Croce, 27th September. 11th November 2016]]> AJ Croce

27 September / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

From his debut as a jazz influenced blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, singer-songwriter A.J. Croce has travelled a circuitous musical road.

The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with his first tour at age 18 opening up for B.B. King. In the span of a 20 -year career, A.J. has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide. He has been seen and heard on shows including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Austin City Limits and he has shared the stage with an innumerable list of eclectic artists from Willie Nelson to Ray Charles, Béla Fleck to James Brown, Lyle Lovett to Morphine, and Rod Stewart to Ben Harper.

A loyal and appreciative audience and glowing press from Rolling Stone to the New York Times confirms the appeal of A.J’s genre-spanning music, with six of his albums positioned in various radio charts including the Top 40, AAA, Americana, College, and Jazz. An ivory-searing New Orleans piano style established an essential juju, but his exploratory pop gems revealed a spectrum of influences from art rock to Americana and beyond.

“A.J. Croce has wisdom beyond his years. With his music, he represents his generation with a profound sense of honesty in his lyrics and quality in his delivery. The future of entertainment is safe in his hands!” — Willie Nelson

“One of the greatest young songwriters” — Rolling Stone

“In such a crowded music universe it is a pleasure to witness triple uniqueness; Pianist, songwriter, singer and at such a level. And who does he sound like?...The answer is; himself…A.J. Croce.” — Allen Toussaint

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/05/just-announced-aj-croce-27th-september/ Tue, 10 May 2016 17:20:11 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: KING, 11th November. 11th November 2016]]> KING

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

Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias are dream-pop trio KING. In 2011, KING independently released their debut EP to much acclaim – The Story, Supernatural and Hey made up the 3-piece introduction to their carefully crafted sound. Fueled by word of mouth excitement and social media posts from supporters including Prince, Gilles Peterson, Erykah Badu, Solange, Nile Rodgers, Sam Sparro, Janelle Monae, Questlove and a host of others, their story and songs have spread wide and made new fans of many.

KING’s eclectic sound is relatable yet not simply defined. Though they play with the boundaries of their many influences, throughout each song is the common thread of a certain soulful authenticity. The smooth vibe, intricate production, and harmonic style of their music evolved beautifully in their home studio, a product solely of the three women and a result of their Minneapolis and Los Angeles roots.

Paris produces KING’s songs, while Amber and Anita are the primary singers. The three work together on songwriting and arrangements to create their unique sound, garnering such accolades as NPR’s Song of the Day, Billboard’s 10 Best R&B Songs of 2014, The Guardian’s New Band of the Day and Best Albums of 2013, Metro UK’s Singles of the Week and the 55th GRAMMY Award for ‘Move Love’, their collaboration with Robert Glasper on his Best R&B Album ‘Black Radio’.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/05/just-announced-king-11th-november/ Tue, 10 May 2016 16:37:20 +0100