Band on the Wall Updates Feed Events http://bandonthewall.org/ © 2015 Band on the Wall en-gb Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Duke Special 16th October 2015]]> Dynamic, musically ambitious & bracingly eccentric, with his inimitable style and lush musicality, Duke Special is once heard, never forgotten.

New album ‘Look Out Machines!’ sees Duke exploring new musical ground with collaborators including Iain Archer, Phil Wilkinson and Gary Clark, and heralds the return of an artist back at the very top of his game. A major difference between his recent output and this album is that, for the most part, Duke has placed himself in the first-person with these songs. ‘Look Out Machines!’ is an epic album from a unique artist. It’s a grand gesture of a record that displays a rare and timeless quality and speaks with a refined eloquence.

Those who know Duke Special for the platinum album ‘Songs From The Deep Forest’, and the hit song ‘Freewheel’, will be pleasantly surprised by the cultural breadth of his work. His immense creative talents have seen him involved in projects as diverse as writing the theme tune for the Irish Sesame Street to writing the music for and appearing in Deborah Warner’s critically acclaimed 2009 production of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ at London’s National Theatre.

On stage Duke exhibits natural warmth and charisma, a brilliant writer and fearless performer.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4742/ Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:05:43 +0100
<![CDATA[Band on the Mall Winner's Gig – Blank Cheque 14th May 2015]]> We teamed up with Manchester Arndale to find emerging student bands in Greater Manchester. Judges, CEO of Band on the Wall, Gavin Sharp, Tim Thomas from Blueprint Studios and Nathan Sudders from The Whip whittled down the entries to just two over a series of stages, and the winner was voted for by students attending a live final at Manchester Arndale Centre.

The winner was Blank Cheque. The Stockport 4-piece play a mixture of ska, indie, reggae and site a wide range of influences, from the Arctic Monkeys to jazz greats like Charlie Parker.

As part of the prize they will enjoy four days studio time at Blueprint Studios as well as hosting this special event - their very own show at Band on the Wall.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4741/ Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:55:45 +0100
<![CDATA[Soul Garden ft. Giles Thorpe, Warren Johnson & Tiny G 27th June 2015]]> Soul Garden is Manchester’s most glamorous monthly soul night for those who like to dress up and party to the newer soul & reggae sounds from artists like: Kenny Thomas, Angie Stone, Eric Roberson, Vesta Williams, Anthony Hamilton, Jennifer Hudson, Donnell Jones, Mary J Blige, Pharrell, Miguel, Usher, Taurus Riley, Busy Signal, Lady Saw, Alaine and many more.

Soul Garden host DJ Giles Thorpe (GTI) and some of the UK’s best guest DJs take the controls on a mission to keep party goers from across UK dancing. Expect an eclectic mix of modern soul, contemporary R&B, a splash of reggae and a sprinkle of soul classics.

Giles Thorpe’s mixes and playlists can be found on: FacebookYou Tube and Mix Cloud

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4740/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:24:27 +0100
<![CDATA[Music Connex Live showcase ft. Carol Riddick, Maryanne Ito, Carmen Hendricks, Tristan, SuCh + DJ Colin Curtis 27th June 2015]]> The MusicConnex Live Soul City Tour showcases the best independent soul talent from across the globe.

Exclusively from the US
: Carol RiddickMaryanne Ito & Such.

Carol Riddick, a performer whose musical catalogue already includes distinguished artists such as Anthony Hamilton, Will Downing, Kindred the Family Soul and Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff. Having graced stages worldwide, winning admirers with her extraordinary voice and presence, this singer-songwriter is widely regarded for her vocal dexterity, mesmerising performances and genuinely warm personality.

Maryanne Ito effortlessly combines soul, jazz, R&B and hip hop to create her own unique sound. She has already been likened to some of souls heavy hitters by industry insiders, including the amazing Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.

Such is a soul singer who writes simple songs about complex things - loss, love, family, life, friendship and hardship. She connects with audiences emotionally with her clear and soulful voice. Such has featured on numerous UK soul charts, as well as achieving regular airplay on many U.S. radio stations.

Exclusively from Australia
: Carmen Hendricks

Carmen Hendricks brings a unique blend of soul & jazz with a Latin infusion, her debut album ‘Timing’ showcases Hendricks’ rich vocal talents.

Having already written and performed with artists from across the globe and performed worldwide, including support slots with both Kanye West and Kelly Rowland, Carmen is fully focused on her own fans cementing her place on the international stage.

Exclusively From Holland: Tristan

Tristan have long been mainstays of the Netherlands’ music scene. Last year their album 'Full Power' made waves right across Europe. The set was a great mix of contemporary grooves garnished with flavours from soul’s garlanded past and was chosen by Jazz FM as an ‘Album Of The Week’.

Funky rhythm guitars, Hammonds, Fender Rhodes and synths, plus a rhythm section that has been playing together for decades combine to create feel good vintage Acid Jazz and give singer Evelyn Kallansee the solid ground to make her vocals shine.

DJ support comes from Colin Curtis & JM.

One the greats of British DJing, Colin Curtis has been involved in every phase of its development from northern soul right through to house. He was resident at Blackpool Mecca with Ian Levine in its halcyon period and then went on to run Rafters and Berlin in Manchester.

JM has had the great honour of working with a huge variety of artists from global stars to those just starting out; similarly with a wide variety of DJs who have played at the literally 1000s of club nights he has run over the years. It is quicker to list those he has not worked with than those he has.

He hosts the Mi-Soul.com Friday night show 9pm-11pm.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4739/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:19:29 +0100
<![CDATA[The Blackbyrds 24th July 2015]]> The Blackbyrds are jazz-funk group with thick R&B streaks running down their backs.

Originally assembled in 1973 by their mentor and guiding light of jazz trumpet Donald Byrd, the group quickly became a force to be reckoned with, receiving Grammy nominations and selling over 1 million copies of their 1975 smash hit ‘Walking in Rhythm’.

Though the band split in 1981, their legacy has lived on, becoming a source of inspiration for 1980’s British Jazz-Funk acts such as Light of the World and Hi-Tension.

More recently, they have made a significant impact on the hip-hop generation with Gang Starr, Da Lench Mobb, and Full Force sampling their music. In particular, their 1975 song "Rock Creek Park" from the City Life album has been sampled numerous times by groups such as De La Soul, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A, Massive Attack, Ice Cube, Heavy D, Nas and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five amongst many others.

After reforming in 2012, The Blackbyrds released their first new album in more than 30 years, titled “Gotta Fly”. The group now features original members Keith Killgo, Joe Hall, Orville Saunders, and Allan Barnes, and in tradition with their early mission, also features some new younger members including former students, continuing the mission that began with Donald Byrd over 40 years ago.

“We’re not done yet,” says Killgo. We have some more to say.”

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4738/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:57:26 +0100
<![CDATA[Oli Brown Band 19th June 2015]]> Oli Brown’s name is synonymous with the “young blues” movement. Winner of the British Blues Awards for Male Vocalist, Best Album, Best Band and Best Young Artist, he has released 3 albums through Ruf Records to critical acclaim.

The list of who Oli Brown has performed with is like a who’s who of the blues world – Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Anders Osborne and Taj Mahal, to name but a few.

The live shows are breathtaking, Classic Rock Magazine names him as  “One of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today” 

As Oli Brown Band Blues gigs are becoming increasingly rare while Oli develops his new band RavenEye, we are thrilled to have the chance to welcome him to Band on the Wall. Don’t miss, blues fans!

“Oli brings a freshness and excitement to every performance and is at the forefront of the UK’s new Blues movement.” Planet Rock Radio

“The hottest young pistol in British Blues” Mojo

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4737/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:34:12 +0100
<![CDATA[RNCM Finale 27th May 2015]]> Students from The Royal Northern College of Mysic Popular Music Degree present their Final Major Project Showcase.

Pop along for a night that showcases the talents of young musicians who might just become your new favourites!

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4736/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:20:40 +0100
<![CDATA[Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal 20th June 2015]]> This is the 16th anniversary for Mr Scruff.

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 New Year's Eve ft. Floating Points to get you in the mood.

This is a non-mobile disco.

Please don’t use cameras and phones on the dancefloor.

We ask this because we want the dancefloor to be a place where everyone can be in the moment. If you’re tweeting, texting, bidding for a pair of socks on eBay or taking a picture of your friends, you’re not only out of the moment, you also might be making it hard for someone else to be in the moment. The bar or balcony is a much better place for this.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4735/ Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:31:58 +0100
<![CDATA[Little Barrie 12th June 2015]]> Little Barrie have been growing up in the shadows for 15 years now. Slowly honing their sound and crafting their art. Avoiding hype and surviving fashion and its whimsical dalliances. It’s what great bands do. Little Barrie are on their own journey and pursue their own musical agenda.

Their latest offering “Shadow”, is an expansive, swaggering, musical masterpiece blending all their previous influences with a darker, more cinematic edge to the production. Anyone who has witnessed the band’s live performances over the past few years will testify to just how tight, accomplished and telepathic each element of the band has become.

Over a 15 year career, it’s safe to say the band have not gone unnoticed, having toured extensively around the world, including personal invitations to support artists such as The Stone Roses, Charles Bradley, Dinosaur Jnr, Kasabian and Primal Scream.

It’s safe to say Little Barrie have their admirers. On first hearing the band, Edwyn Collins offered to produce their first album, despite them not having a record deal at the time. Collins remains one of the bands biggest advocates and has since gone on to produce 3 of the bands 4 albums.

In 2014 the band were personally invited by to write the main theme for AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’, the premiere of which drew 4.4 million viewers, becoming the biggest cable premier in history.

Little Barrie is a band that has people talking, don’t miss out.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4732/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:39:23 +0100
<![CDATA[Soul:ution ft. Doc Scott, Seba, Marcus Intalex, Bane & MC DRS 29th May 2015]]> Soul:ution sees the return of the luminary DJ and producer Doc Scott, after his 31 recordings LP ‘Future Beats’ launched back in November. Since that time, the project has continued through Scott’s radio show of the same name, available to listen to here. In recently recording a mix for Hyponik, they said of him ‘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.

Joining him on the bill are Swedish DJ and Secret Operations label head Seba, and Soul:ution regulars Marcus Intalex and BaneDRS will MC once again, with his sublime 8 Gold Rings and Tyler Daley set that launched his ‘Mid Mic Crisis’ still fresh in everyone’s mind.

Here’s Doc Scott’s Hyponik mix, no tracklisting, but plenty of exclusives!

 

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4729/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:43:54 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Duke Special, 16th October. 29th May 2015]]> Duke Special

16 October / 19:30 / More InfoOn sale from: 24th April 2015 at 09:00

Dynamic, musically ambitious & bracingly eccentric, with his inimitable style and lush musicality, Duke Special is once heard, never forgotten.

New album ‘Look Out Machines!’ sees Duke exploring new musical ground with collaborators including Iain Archer, Phil Wilkinson and Gary Clark, and heralds the return of an artist back at the very top of his game. A major difference between his recent output and this album is that, for the most part, Duke has placed himself in the first-person with these songs. ‘Look Out Machines!’ is an epic album from a unique artist. It’s a grand gesture of a record that displays a rare and timeless quality and speaks with a refined eloquence.

Those who know Duke Special for the platinum album ‘Songs From The Deep Forest’, and the hit song ‘Freewheel’, will be pleasantly surprised by the cultural breadth of his work. His immense creative talents have seen him involved in projects as diverse as writing the theme tune for the Irish Sesame Street to writing the music for and appearing in Deborah Warner’s critically acclaimed 2009 production of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ at London’s National Theatre.

On stage Duke exhibits natural warmth and charisma, a brilliant writer and fearless performer.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/04/just-announced-duke-special-16th-october/ Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:18:31 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Band on the Mall Winner's Gig – Blank Cheque, 14th May. 29th May 2015]]> Band on the Mall Winner's Gig – Blank Cheque

14 May / 19:30 / More Info / Free Entry

We teamed up with Manchester Arndale to find emerging student bands in Greater Manchester. Judges, CEO of Band on the Wall, Gavin Sharp, Tim Thomas from Blueprint Studios and Nathan Sudders from The Whip whittled down the entries to just two over a series of stages, and the winner was voted for by students attending a live final at Manchester Arndale Centre.

The winner was Blank Cheque. The Stockport 4-piece play a mixture of ska, indie, reggae and site a wide range of influences, from the Arctic Monkeys to jazz greats like Charlie Parker.

As part of the prize they will enjoy four days studio time at Blueprint Studios as well as hosting this special event - their very own show at Band on the Wall.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/04/just-announc/ Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:07:51 +0100
<![CDATA[Artist Focus: Cymande 29th May 2015]]>

In the world of funk, soul and rare groove, there are a great many incredible albums by obscure collectives that have become ‘must haves’ for music collectors. Cymande’s self-titled debut is no exception; released in 1972 on Janus records (a subsidiary of Chess records), and containing a most intriguing blend of West Indian and African rhythms, soul, funk and reggae, the group formed a signature sound. The album’s instantly recognizable sleeve saw it become a collectors item during the rare groove scene of the ‘90s, where many of these fine albums were at a premium, and since then interest in the band, and their brief career grew.

What sets Cymande apart from the many ‘70s funk and soul outfits is that they can still play as well as they ever did, and now fully reformed, are writing and recording new material to add to their impressive three 1970’s collection. They packed out Band on the Wall last Autumn, and return on Saturday 23rd May, now even more in tune with each other and the music. They’re a sure favourite for fans of the writing styles of Curtis Mayfield and Gil Scott-Heron, and the grooves of The Headhunters and Ras Michael.

As good a proof as any that Cymande are funk legends is the extent to which they have been sampled by hip hop beat makers. Their track ‘The Message’ has been sampled by Masta AceThe Coup and Ruthless Rap Assassins among others, take a listen to it below.

Cymande - The Message

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/04/artist-focus-cymande/ Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:41:55 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Soul Garden ft. Giles Thorpe, Warren Johnson & Tiny G, 27th June. 29th May 2015]]>

Soul Garden ft. Giles Thorpe, Warren Johnson & Tiny G

27 June / 23:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale soon

Soul Garden is Manchester’s most glamorous monthly soul night for those who like to dress up and party to the newer soul & reggae sounds from artists like: Kenny Thomas, Angie Stone, Eric Roberson, Vesta Williams, Anthony Hamilton, Jennifer Hudson, Donnell Jones, Mary J Blige, Pharrell, Miguel, Usher, Taurus Riley, Busy Signal, Lady Saw, Alaine and many more.

Soul Garden host DJ Giles Thorpe (GTI) and some of the UK’s best guest DJs take the controls on a mission to keep party goers from across UK dancing. Expect an eclectic mix of modern soul, contemporary R&B, a splash of reggae and a sprinkle of soul classics.

Giles Thorpe’s mixes and playlists can be found on: FacebookYou Tube and Mix Cloud

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/04/just-announced-soul-garden-ft-giles-thorpe-warren-johnson-and-tiny-g-27th-j/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:28:43 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Music Connex Live showcase ft. Carol Riddick, Maryanne Ito, Carmen Hendricks, Tristan, SuCh + DJ Colin Curtis, 27th June. 29th May 2015]]> Music Connex Live showcase

ft. Carol Riddick, Maryanne Ito, Carmen Hendricks, Tristan, SuCh + DJ Colin Curtis

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

The MusicConnex Live Soul City Tour showcases the best independent soul talent from across the globe.

Exclusively from the US
: Carol RiddickMaryanne Ito & Such.

Carol Riddick, a performer whose musical catalogue already includes distinguished artists such as Anthony Hamilton, Will Downing, Kindred the Family Soul and Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff. Having graced stages worldwide, winning admirers with her extraordinary voice and presence, this singer-songwriter is widely regarded for her vocal dexterity, mesmerising performances and genuinely warm personality.

Maryanne Ito effortlessly combines soul, jazz, R&B and hip hop to create her own unique sound. She has already been likened to some of souls heavy hitters by industry insiders, including the amazing Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.

Such is a soul singer who writes simple songs about complex things - loss, love, family, life, friendship and hardship. She connects with audiences emotionally with her clear and soulful voice. Such has featured on numerous UK soul charts, as well as achieving regular airplay on many U.S. radio stations. 

Exclusively from Australia
: Carmen Hendricks

Carmen Hendricks brings a unique blend of soul & jazz with a Latin infusion, her debut album ‘Timing’ showcases Hendricks’ rich vocal talents.

Having already written and performed with artists from across the globe and performed worldwide, including support slots with both Kanye West and Kelly Rowland, Carmen is fully focused on her own fans cementing her place on the international stage.

Exclusively From Holland: Tristan

Tristan have long been mainstays of the Netherlands’ music scene. Last year their album 'Full Power' made waves right across Europe. The set was a great mix of contemporary grooves garnished with flavours from soul’s garlanded past and was chosen by Jazz FM as an ‘Album Of The Week’.

Funky rhythm guitars, Hammonds, Fender Rhodes and synths, plus a rhythm section that has been playing together for decades combine to create feel good vintage Acid Jazz and give singer Evelyn Kallansee the solid ground to make her vocals shine. 

DJ support comes from Colin Curtis & JM.

One the greats of British DJing, Colin Curtis has been involved in every phase of its development from northern soul right through to house. He was resident at Blackpool Mecca with Ian Levine in its halcyon period and then went on to run Rafters and Berlin in Manchester.

JM has had the great honour of working with a huge variety of artists from global stars to those just starting out; similarly with a wide variety of DJs who have played at the literally 1000s of club nights he has run over the years. It is quicker to list those he has not worked with than those he has.

He hosts the Mi-Soul.com Friday night show 9pm-11pm.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/04/just-announced-music-connex-live-showcase-ft-carol-riddick-maryanne-ito-carmen-hendricks-tristan-suc/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:22:40 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: The Blackbyrds, 24th July. 29th May 2015]]> The Blackbyrds

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

The Blackbyrds are jazz-funk group with thick R&B streaks running down their backs.

Originally assembled in 1973 by their mentor and guiding light of jazz trumpet Donald Byrd, the group quickly became a force to be reckoned with, receiving Grammy nominations and selling over 1 million copies of their 1975 smash hit ‘Walking in Rhythm’.

Though the band split in 1981, their legacy has lived on, becoming a source of inspiration for 1980’s British Jazz-Funk acts such as Light of the World and Hi-Tension.

More recently, they have made a significant impact on the hip-hop generation with Gang Starr, Da Lench Mobb, and Full Force sampling their music. In particular, their 1975 song "Rock Creek Park" from the City Life album has been sampled numerous times by groups such as De La Soul, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A, Massive Attack, Ice Cube, Heavy D, Nas and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five amongst many others.

After reforming in 2012, The Blackbyrds released their first new album in more than 30 years, titled “Gotta Fly”. The group now features original members Keith Killgo, Joe Hall, Orville Saunders, and Allan Barnes, and in tradition with their early mission, also features some new younger members including former students, continuing the mission that began with Donald Byrd over 40 years ago.

“We’re not done yet,” says Killgo. We have some more to say.”

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/04/just-announced-the-blackbyrds-24th-july/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:01:16 +0100
<![CDATA[Interview with Lau 29th May 2015]]>

Scottish trio Lau are in unstoppable form at the moment, and the immonent release of their new album ‘The Bell that Never Rang’ is sure to see the praise and award nominations continue to flood in. As Aidan O’Rourke explains in this interview, the band have been building creatively since the beginning of their career, and having recorded the work they were commissioned to write for the commonwealth last year, they have reached a new creative peak. 

Don’t miss Lau’s show at the Dancehouse Theatre on Sunday 17th May.

Do you think winning three consecutive ‘Best Group’ awards prompted your more experimental streak on ‘The Bell That Never Rang’, or was this something your sound has been moving towards for a while?

I think it’s a path we’ve been on from the start. We’re inspired by bands who constantly challenge how they are perceived by creatively evolving and reinventing their sound. Between each record we gather information and ideas and introduce them incrementally. A new record is the opportunity to finalise these new sounds. It may appear to be experimental but we’ve been trying out these new elements from the moment we finished the previous record. Winning the awards certainly helped us feel like we were doing some things right!

Was the album’s 17 minute centerpiece written with the intention of reaching that length?

The Bell That Never Rang was a commissioned piece which was intended to be 14 minutes in length. We were one of 20 commissioned pieces to be performed during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It grew an extra few minutes since last summer. It has three distinct movements but it’s definitely one piece so it appears as one track on the record.

When you think of songs that reach around the 20 minute mark, are there any that spring to mind as favourites of yours, or possibly any that were in your mind at the time of recording The Bell That Never Rang?

Plus 20 minute pieces aren’t a rarity in the classical or jazz world. Long pieces that spring to mind and I love but that didn’t necessarily inspire us this time around are; Terry Riley’s in C, The opening track on Keith Jarret’s Köln Concert record, Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Mladic. I love music that takes you on a convincing journey. It’s easy to meander, so in some ways short, succinct tracks are equally impressive.

Having experienced recording alongside Joan Wasser as your producer, and learned some of her techniques, could you envisage yourselves producing for other artists?

We’ve all individually been involved in studio production and we all learned so much from all of our producers so far. I feel it takes an equal amount of psychology alongside impeccable taste and technical knowledge and Joan had all of that. Her positivity was infectious. Every day was a joy in the studio with her.

Folk Radio UK called this album your best yet in their recent review, do you think everyone will be as accepting of your creative evolution, now the traditional sound isn’t at the forefront?

When you try something new there will usually be some degree of criticism but we’re very lucky to have an ostensively tolerant following, who encourage the route we choose to take and seem to be happy to come along for the ride. There are still traditional elements and that music is so deeply ingrained in each of us that I think it will always be there.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/04/interview-with-l/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:58:17 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Oli Brown Band, 19th June. 29th May 2015]]> Oli Brown Band

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

Oli Brown’s name is synonymous with the “young blues” movement. Winner of the British Blues Awards for Male Vocalist, Best Album, Best Band and Best Young Artist, he has released 3 albums through Ruf Records to critical acclaim.

The list of who Oli Brown has performed with is like a who’s who of the blues world – Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Anders Osborne and Taj Mahal, to name but a few.

The live shows are breathtaking, Classic Rock Magazine names him as  “One of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today” 

As Oli Brown Band Blues gigs are becoming increasingly rare while Oli develops his new band RavenEye, we are thrilled to have the chance to welcome him to Band on the Wall. Don’t miss, blues fans!

“Oli brings a freshness and excitement to every performance and is at the forefront of the UK’s new Blues movement.” Planet Rock Radio

“The hottest young pistol in British Blues” Mojo

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/04/just-announced-oli-brown-band-19th-june/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:40:48 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: RNCM Finale, 27th May. 29th May 2015]]> RNCM Finale

27 May / 19:00 / More Info / Free Entry

Students from The Royal Northern College of Mysic Popular Music Degree present their Final Major Project Showcase.

Pop along for a night that showcases the talents of young musicians who might just become your new favourites!

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/04/just-announced-rncm-finale-27th-may/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:28:50 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Little Barrie, 12th June. 29th May 2015]]> Little Barrie

12 June / 19:30 / More InfoOn sale from: 17th April 2015 at 09:00

Little Barrie have been growing up in the shadows for 15 years now. Slowly honing their sound and crafting their art. Avoiding hype and surviving fashion and its whimsical dalliances. It’s what great bands do. Little Barrie are on their own journey and pursue their own musical agenda.

Their latest offering “Shadow”, is an expansive, swaggering, musical masterpiece blending all their previous influences with a darker, more cinematic edge to the production. Anyone who has witnessed the band’s live performances over the past few years will testify to just how tight, accomplished and telepathic each element of the band has become.

Over a 15 year career, it’s safe to say the band have not gone unnoticed, having toured extensively around the world, including personal invitations to support artists such as The Stone Roses, Charles Bradley, Dinosaur Jnr, Kasabian and Primal Scream.

It’s safe to say Little Barrie have their admirers. On first hearing the band, Edwyn Collins offered to produce their first album, despite them not having a record deal at the time. Collins remains one of the bands biggest advocates and has since gone on to produce 3 of the bands 4 albums.

In 2014 the band were personally invited by to write the main theme for AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’, the premiere of which drew 4.4 million viewers, becoming the biggest cable premier in history.

Little Barrie is a band that has people talking, don’t miss out.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/04/just-announced-little-barrie-12th-june/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:44:48 +0100