Band on the Wall Updates Feed Events http://bandonthewall.org/ © 2014 Band on the Wall en-gb Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Soul:ution - 31 Records LP Launch ft. Doc Scott, Marcus Intalex, Bane & MC DRS 31st October 2014]]> Soul:ution, the city’s monthly liquid drum n bass night is back with an EP Launch special for Doc Scott’s 31 Records

Line up:
Doc Scott (31 Recordings, Metalheadz)
Marcus Intalex (Soul:R, Revolve:R, Metalheadz)
Bane (Re:Alignment, Eastern Bloc)
MC DRS (Soul:R, Estate Recordings, Broke'N'£nglish)

From the birth of drum n bass to where it is today. From its transitions from rave to hardcore, jungle-techno to tech-step to DNB, Doc Scott has seen it all and been there for the entire journey.
Famed for his brutal productions, scene-changing A&R on his 31 Records imprint, and faultless mixing, Doc Scott’s pedigree guarantees him a spot in the D&B hall of fame.

Plus residents Marcus Intalex, Bane & MC DRS 

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4530/ Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:47:16 +0100
<![CDATA[Soul:ution - Exit Records special ft. DBridge, System, Bane & MC LX ONE 26th September 2014]]> Manchester’s legendary drum ’n bass night returns to heat up the city, with an Exit Records special featuring Exit Records head honcho dBridge and label mate System.

dBridge (Exit, Metalheadz, R&S, Heart Drive)
System (Exit)
Bane (Re:Alignment, Eastern Bloc)
MC LX ONE (Tempa, Wheel & Deal)

dBridge's career has stretched from the early days of the drum and bass's conception back in the early 1990s. As a member of the super-group Bad Company, he helped carve out a dominating sound in the drum and bass scene, releasing tunes such as Planet Dust, Nitrous, and The Nine. dBridge owns and runs Exit Records.

Drawing from a diverse range of music when playing a live DJ set, a dBridge set always delivers for the dance floor. He brings the same quality and style to a live show that he does in the studio. It’s no surprise then that demand for dBridge is high! We’re thrilled to have him back.

Resident Bane spins the best DnB in town while MC LX keeps the crowd sweet ‘till 3am.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4529/ Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:23:11 +0100
<![CDATA[The UKTI International Music and Interactive Events Roadshow 1st September 2014]]> UK Trade and Investement are starting the run up to some of the creative industries major events which include Eurosonic, SXSW, LSC, The Great Escape and Midem.

If you’re interested in developing your business / career, gaining first-hand knowledge and insight into some of the World’s biggest and most influential Music & Interactive trade and showcase events, then you should be attending.

Guest speakers include Una Johnston (SXSW), Javier Lopez (MIDEM) , Phil Patterson (UKTI) and guests from various trade associations and collection societies.

The event will include short presentations from representatives of each event before the session into a general Q&A session, followed by networking which will give artists and businesses a chance to discuss attendance in depth with the experts.

  • Discover how UK Trade & Investment can help develop your business internationally
  • Find out about conferencing events and which events are right for you
  • Learn how to showcase your music, artists and business
  • Dos and Don’ts – Make the most of your time at events
  • Find out about available funding and support
  • Meet industry trade associations and collection societies

For more information please contact Nicola Davies on 0161 875 2351 or emailevents@uktinorthwest.co.uk

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4528/ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:19:29 +0100
<![CDATA[Protoje & Indiggnation Band + DJs Young Warrior & Mikey Don 24th October 2014]]> Protoje, with his band The Indiggnation, bring their dub rock roots reggae to the Band on the Wall.

There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica  and hailed as the front-runner of reggae’s musics Roots’ revival, Protoje is Jamaica’s latest musical export that’s making waves the world over. Leading the militant band, Indiggnation, this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.

His debut album, The Seven Year Itch, made a fan of David Rodigan amongst many others and picked up Reggaeville.com’s #3 album of the year 2011 as well as earning the titles of him Songwriter of the Year and Best Newcomer from Riddim magazine. Within a week of his sophomore, The 8 Year Affair’s release, the Billboard-affiliated ‘Next Big Sound’ chart listed Protoje at #4. The album also charted in the top 5 on the iTunes Reggae charts in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

Now, he has a third album ready to drop in Autumn. It’s titled Ancient Future and features collaborations with fellow “Reggae Revival” artists Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid alongside the UK’s Prince Fatty.

With lyrical content that ranks social justice over frivolity, Protoje’s music sits in the proudly positive lineage of legends like Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, with a uniquely Millennial spin.

This show will be followed by a reggae clubnight ft. DJ Young Warrior DJ Mikey Don.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4527/ Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:57:25 +0100
<![CDATA[Mike Stern Band 14th October 2014]]> In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation.

Since his days with Blood Sweat & Tears in the mid-1970s, followed by stints with Billy Cobham and Miles Davis’ band in the ‘80s, and a solo career that now spans more than 25 years, guitarist Mike Stern has used his jazz roots as a starting point for exploring a range of alternate territories that include R&B, rock, swing, funk, world music and numerous other regions along the musical topography. The recipient of Guitar Player magazine’s Certified Legend Award for 2012, he’s an artist who’s not afraid to bring numerous styles and ideas – however diverse – into the same place just to see what happens.

“The guitar tends to keep you open-minded, because you hear it in so many places,” says Stern, listing many places he himself has ventured along the way – not just on All Over the Place, but in earlier work as well. “You hear it in rock, in country, in pop, in funk, in classical, you hear it in jazz, you hear it in so many kinds of music that you can immediately identify it on one level or another.”

Stern is ready at a moment’s notice to go to all of these places and more, and he’s ready and willing to bring anyone along for the ride. “Music, to me, is a language of the heart,” he says. “I hope people will get some emotional payoff from what I’ve done on this recording. That’s the vibe that I continue to go for with all of my music.”

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4526/ Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:05:32 +0100
<![CDATA[Jarrod Lawson ft. Farnell Newton 9th October 2014]]> Jarrod Lawson — keys/vocal

Josh Corry  drums

Chris Freisen — bass

Chance Hayden — guitar

Farnell Newton — trumpet

Every once in a while, an album comes along by a new artist that raises the bar and blows you away (think D’Angelo, Badu, Maxwell). Jarrod Lawson has made one of those albums although all together different from those artists, his debut comprises songs and musicianship of such quality it is like a breath of fresh air. Jarrod writes songs with meaning, sings with true feeling and beautiful harmonies, and his keyboard playing is superb throughout.

Jarrod’s musical mentor, the legendary local singer and keyboardist, Bobby James has clearly left his indelible mark, evident in Jarrod’s trifold, multi-tasking live performance approach, covering both the right hand comp/solo and left hand bass keyboard roles, simultaneously spreading soulful lead vocals over the top of it all. Now, well on his way to making a name for himself in the Pacific Northwest, Jarrod has shared the stage with such international acts as Average White Band, Maceo Parker, Angelique Kidjo, Bilal, Ronnie Laws, Loose Ends, Liv Warfield, and Robert Glasper. Maybe best of all for Jarrod, so far, was performing at Stevie Wonder’s birthday party.

Whether he sings and plays funk, folk, R&B, rock or jazz - as has been said many times - “everything he touches turns to soul.” What began as a child’s interest in sound and rhythm has become a man’s expression of his own character. He sings from his integrity and spirituality, passion and compassion, empathy and sympathy…in other words, his own soul.

"Could be the hottest talent to hit soul music in at least 10 years!" Echoes Magazine

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4525/ Fri, 8 Aug 2014 15:54:20 +0100
<![CDATA[Soul Garden ft. Giles Thorpe 27th December 2014]]> Soul Garden is the NEW SKOOL SOUL NIGHT at the Band On the Wall.

Modern soul and contemporary RnB with a splash of reggae and a sprinkle of soul classics.

Expect: 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.


Giles Thorpe Soul Garden Mix Autumn 2014 by Giles Thorpe on Mixcloud

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4524/ Wed, 6 Aug 2014 09:43:23 +0100
<![CDATA[Soul Garden ft. Giles Thorpe, Owen D and Norman Anthony 22nd November 2014]]> Soul Garden is the NEW SKOOL SOUL NIGHT at the Band On the Wall.

Modern soul and contemporary RnB with a splash of reggae and a sprinkle of soul classics.

Expect: 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.


Giles Thorpe Soul Garden Mix Autumn 2014 by Giles Thorpe on Mixcloud

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4523/ Wed, 6 Aug 2014 09:43:18 +0100
<![CDATA[Soul Garden ft. Giles Thorpe, Owen D and Russ Russell 18th October 2014]]> Soul Garden is the NEW SKOOL SOUL NIGHT at the Band on the Wall.

Modern soul and contemporary RnB with a splash of reggae and a sprinkle of soul classics.

Expect: 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.

Giles Thorpe Soul Garden Mix Autumn 2014 by Giles Thorpe on Mixcloud

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4522/ Wed, 6 Aug 2014 09:43:13 +0100
<![CDATA[The Shires + Ward Thomas 13th November 2014]]> Country music in the UK has been having a renaissance in recent times, what with the success of the television series ‘Nashville’ and of the huge Country 2 Country event in London, which saw some of the biggest US names playing the UK. It isn’t just American talent that’s enjoying this resurgence though: The UK has produced a new wave of talent who are putting a British spin on the down south sounds of Nashville.

Chief among this new wave are The Shires and Ward Thomas, two bands from the Home Counties who have taken inspiration from the sounds of Nashville legends such as Johnny Cash and Dixie Chicks. Not content to merely copy the US acts though, these bands are flying the flag for a British Country music that reflects the lives of young people living in the UK. This shared vision has led the bands to team up and take their music on the road for the nationwide ‘Home-grown tour’.

The seeds for this tour were sown when the two bands ran into each other in a road house in Nashville while they were both paying pilgrimage to their spiritual home. The chance to take their shared message out on the road together seemed too good to miss and the ‘Home-grown tour’ was born.

It seems that The Shires have come from nowhere overnight, but behind that first impression lies the story of two musicians who have been working towards this moment for a long time. Crissie has been singing her whole life, and came to love country music through artists like Dolly Parton and Faith hill, whereas Ben has toured as a singer/songwriter with the likes of K.T. Tunstall. Introduced by a mutual friend after a comment from Ben on Facebook, the pair instantly felt a musical connection, and discovered that they both lived near each other in “the Shires”. 

Hampshire and Country music may not be obvious bed fellows but 20-year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas (who have been singing harmonies together since childhood) have had Country music in their blood ever since they were introduced to the sounds of Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks and Alison Krauss by a Canadian cousin in their early teens. One listen to the vocal cadences and close harmonies on their debut album ‘From Where We Stand’ and Nashville and Hampshire suddenly don’t seem all that far apart.

“Even a few years ago, the idea of British Country music spelt wannabe Dollys, line-dancing seniors and unconvincing American accents. Now though, fresh artists with country influences and the dexterity to create a credible home-grown version of the music are emerging” – Sunday Times

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4520/ Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:34:07 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Protoje & Indiggnation Band DJs Young Warrior & Mikey Don, 24th October. 13th November 2014]]> Protoje & Indiggnation Band DJs Young Warrior & Mikey Don

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

Protoje, with his band The Indiggnation, bring their dub rock roots reggae to the Band on the Wall.

There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica  and hailed as the front-runner of reggae’s musics Roots’ revival, Protoje is Jamaica’s latest musical export that’s making waves the world over. Leading the militant band, Indiggnation, this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.

His debut album, The Seven Year Itch, made a fan of David Rodigan amongst many others and picked up Reggaeville.com’s #3 album of the year 2011 as well as earning the titles of him Songwriter of the Year and Best Newcomer from Riddim magazine. Within a week of his sophomore, The 8 Year Affair’s release, the Billboard-affiliated ‘Next Big Sound’ chart listed Protoje at #4. The album also charted in the top 5 on the iTunes Reggae charts in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

Now, he has a third album ready to drop in Autumn. It’s titled Ancient Future and features collaborations with fellow “Reggae Revival” artists Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid alongside the UK’s Prince Fatty.

With lyrical content that ranks social justice over frivolity, Protoje’s music sits in the proudly positive lineage of legends like Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, with a uniquely Millennial spin.

This show will be followed by a reggae clubnight ft. DJ Young Warrior DJ Mikey Don.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/08/just-announced-protoje-and-indiggnation-band-djs-young-warrior/ Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:02:15 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Mike Stern Band, 14th October. 13th November 2014]]> Mike Stern Band

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

In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation.

Since his days with Blood Sweat & Tears in the mid-1970s, followed by stints with Billy Cobham and Miles Davis’ band in the ‘80s, and a solo career that now spans more than 25 years, guitarist Mike Stern has used his jazz roots as a starting point for exploring a range of alternate territories that include R&B, rock, swing, funk, world music and numerous other regions along the musical topography. The recipient of Guitar Player magazine’s Certified Legend Award for 2012, he’s an artist who’s not afraid to bring numerous styles and ideas – however diverse – into the same place just to see what happens.

“The guitar tends to keep you open-minded, because you hear it in so many places,” says Stern, listing many places he himself has ventured along the way – not just on All Over the Place, but in earlier work as well. “You hear it in rock, in country, in pop, in funk, in classical, you hear it in jazz, you hear it in so many kinds of music that you can immediately identify it on one level or another.”

Stern is ready at a moment’s notice to go to all of these places and more, and he’s ready and willing to bring anyone along for the ride. “Music, to me, is a language of the heart,” he says. “I hope people will get some emotional payoff from what I’ve done on this recording. That’s the vibe that I continue to go for with all of my music.”

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/08/just-announced-mike-stern-band-14th-octobe/ Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:10:15 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Jarrod Lawson, 9th October. 13th November 2014]]> Jarrod Lawson

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

Every once in a while, an album comes along by a new artist that raises the bar and blows you away (think D’Angelo, Badu, Maxwell). Jarrod Lawson has made one of those albums although all together different from those artists, his debut comprises songs and musicianship of such quality it is like a breath of fresh air. Jarrod writes songs with meaning, sings with true feeling and beautiful harmonies, and his keyboard playing is superb throughout.

Jarrod’s musical mentor, the legendary local singer and keyboardist, Bobby James has clearly left his indelible mark, evident in Jarrod’s trifold, multi-tasking live performance approach, covering both the right hand comp/solo and left hand bass keyboard roles, simultaneously spreading soulful lead vocals over the top of it all. Now, well on his way to making a name for himself in the Pacific Northwest, Jarrod has shared the stage with such international acts as Average White Band, Maceo Parker, Angelique Kidjo, Bilal, Ronnie Laws, Loose Ends, Liv Warfield, and Robert Glasper. Maybe best of all for Jarrod, so far, was performing at Stevie Wonder’s birthday party.

Whether he sings and plays funk, folk, R&B, rock or jazz - as has been said many times - “everything he touches turns to soul.” What began as a child’s interest in sound and rhythm has become a man’s expression of his own character. He sings from his integrity and spirituality, passion and compassion, empathy and sympathy…in other words, his own soul.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/08/jarrod-lawson/ Fri, 8 Aug 2014 15:59:22 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: The Shires Ward Thomas, 13th November. 13th November 2014]]> The Shires Ward Thomas

13 November / 20:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale 09:00, 08 August

Country music in the UK has been having a renaissance in recent times, what with the success of the television series ‘Nashville’ and of the huge Country 2 Country event in London, which saw some of the biggest US names playing the UK. It isn’t just American talent that’s enjoying this resurgence though: The UK has produced a new wave of talent who are putting a British spin on the down south sounds of Nashville.

Chief among this new wave are The Shires and Ward Thomas, two bands from the Home Counties who have taken inspiration from the sounds of Nashville legends such as Johnny Cash and Dixie Chicks. Not content to merely copy the US acts though, these bands are flying the flag for a British Country music that reflects the lives of young people living in the UK. This shared vision has led the bands to team up and take their music on the road for the nationwide ‘Home-grown tour’.

The seeds for this tour were sown when the two bands ran into each other in a road house in Nashville while they were both paying pilgrimage to their spiritual home. The chance to take their shared message out on the road together seemed too good to miss and the ‘Home-grown tour’ was born.

It seems that The Shires have come from nowhere overnight, but behind that first impression lies the story of two musicians who have been working towards this moment for a long time. Crissie has been singing her whole life, and came to love country music through artists like Dolly Parton and Faith hill, whereas Ben has toured as a singer/songwriter with the likes of K.T. Tunstall. Introduced by a mutual friend after a comment from Ben on Facebook, the pair instantly felt a musical connection, and discovered that they both lived near each other in “the Shires”. 

Hampshire and Country music may not be obvious bed fellows but 20-year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas (who have been singing harmonies together since childhood) have had Country music in their blood ever since they were introduced to the sounds of Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks and Alison Krauss by a Canadian cousin in their early teens. One listen to the vocal cadences and close harmonies on their debut album ‘From Where We Stand’ and Nashville and Hampshire suddenly don’t seem all that far apart.

“Even a few years ago, the idea of British Country music spelt wannabe Dollys, line-dancing seniors and unconvincing American accents. Now though, fresh artists with country influences and the dexterity to create a credible home-grown version of the music are emerging” – Sunday Times

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/08/just-announced-the-shires-ward-thomas-13th-november/ Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:38:25 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Acoustic Bhuna Special ft. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, 25th January. 13th November 2014]]> Acoustic Bhuna Special ft. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

25 January / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are, simply put, two of the most innovative and subtle roots musicians today. Their music draws from old folk sources, but it sounds vibrantly alive. Cahalen Morrison writes songs that sound like a Cormac McCarthy novel: simple, beautifully crafted, and seemingly formed from raw natural elements. Eli West brings jagged, angular arrangements based in bluegrass and old-time, but refracted through a 21st century lens. Like Ansel Adams’ photography, their music is instantly accessible and built from the simplest materials, but at the same time seems to transcend its base fundamentals. Together, Cahalen and Eli tap the root of the old country and bluegrass duets. As the sparse landscapes of Cahalen’s vocals reflect the warm glow of Eli’s voice, it’s clear that this duo was made to sing together.

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West’s new album, Our Lady of the Tall Trees, is a stunning example of the power of great songwriting and musicianship. And we’re not the only ones saying this. They’ve been building buzz first and foremost among the top echelon of roots musicians, with Tim O’Brien, Dirk Powell, and Aoife O’Donovan actively singing their praises and spreading the gospel. Cahalen & Eli can easily back up that kind of expert acclaim, as they show on album standouts like the title track, “Our Lady of the Tall Trees,” or the opener, “Stone to Sand.” Their stripped-back cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Loretta” has been gathering early praise as well. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West’s music sounds eminently familiar, for they’re drawing from our common love of American roots music, but it also sounds entirely different. Even on the classic, or traditional covers on the album like “Church St. Blues,” or “Poor Cowboy,” they sound totally unlike the many, many roots music bands covering this same hallowed ground. Gone are the twangy accents, gone the overplayed search for the “old, weird America,” and gone the banjo-as-a-prop theatrics. This is music built on the joy of the craft, made by hand by two young masters with love for the traditions, but a bold vision for how the old sounds can fit into new soundscapes.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/08/just-announced-acoustic-bhuna-special-ft-cahalen-morrison-and-eli-west-25th-january/ Mon, 4 Aug 2014 17:28:20 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Bobby Avey Group ft. Miguel Zenon & Ben Monder Alice Zawadzki, 9th December. 13th November 2014]]> Bobby Avey Group ft. Miguel Zenon & Ben Monder Alice Zawadzki

09 December / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Praised by the New Yorker as, “A young pianist of invention and refinement,” Bobby Avey has established himself as an emerging star in the jazz community. His band features Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón and guitarist Ben Monder.

Avey’s latest release Authority Melts From Me draws inspiration from the Haitian slave rebellion of 1791 and more directly from the vodou drumming traditions of Port au Prince and Soukri. Avey used these rhythms and concepts to sculpt the bone structure for Authority Melts From Me. In addition to Avey, the band features the immense talents of Miguel Zenón – alto sax, Ben Monder – guitar; Michael Janisch – bass; and Jordan Perlson – drums.

Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz. He has worked with jazz luminaries such as The SFJAZZ Collective, Charlie Haden, The Mingus Big Band, Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanchez, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner and Steve Coleman.

Ben Monder  has performed with a variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, George Garzone and Tim Berne. He has also appeared with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, the Kenny Wheeler Large Ensemble, Guillermo Klein's Los Guachos, and is a regular member of the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra.

"Zenón is superb in the quiet, voicelike overtures to his solo on the rhythm-bending, delicately impressionistic Kalfou; Avey unveils his subtlety with dynamics, patience and harmonic imagination on the unaccompanied Piano Interlude; and the climactic Louverture and Cost boil with complex polyrhythms of single-note sax hoots, metallic guitar sounds, and lashed percussion accents.” The Guardian

In addition to Authority Melts From Me, Avey will be performing original music from his critically acclaimed debut release as a leader A New Face.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/08/just-announced-bobby-avey-group-ft-miguel-zenon-and-ben-monder-alice-zawadzki-9th-december/ Mon, 4 Aug 2014 16:30:14 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Cymande, 10th October. 13th November 2014]]> Cymande

10 October / 20:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale Monday 04 August, 09:00

Band on the Wall presents the holy grail of rare groove / funk gigs: all the founder members of Cymande playing together for the first time since 1974.

The music pioneers Cymande emerged as innovators of the black-British music scene during the early 1970s. Influenced by their Caribbean heritage, and growing up around the rich, diverse elements of the Black British musical experience, Cymande created a new and exciting sound captivating audiences throughout the UK, USA, Europe and the continent of Africa.

After releasing three albums “Cymande”, "Second time around" and "Promised Heights" which featured future rare groove and breaks classics such as "Bra", "Brother's on the Slide" & "Fug" the band disbanded in 1974.

Cymande’s music has been sampled by a proliferation of successful artists, they have accumulated a faithful cult following, and upon reflection, the band's perpetual emblem, the dove, symbolizing peace and love, conveys the enduring and true spirit of togetherness between the band and its loyal and ever growing fan base.

Almost 40 years after the band formally stopped performing, Cymande, is back together and have recorded a new album scheduled for release in late 2014.

We are absolutely delighted to welcome them back.

  • PATRICK PATTERSON - singer / songwriter / guitar
  • STEVE SCIPIO - singer / songwriter / bass
  • SAM KELLY - drums / backing vocals
  • MIKE ‘BAMMI’ ROSE - tenor sax / alto sax / flute
  • DERICK GIBBS - alto sax
  • PABLO GONZALES - percussion / vocals
  • ADRIAN REED  - keyboards

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/08/just-announced-cymande-10th-october/ Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:10:53 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: XFM First Friday ft. The Gramotones & Neon Waltz, live. 3rd October 13th November 2014]]> Just announced: XFM First Friday ft. The Gramotones & Neon Waltz, live.

03 October / 21:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale tomorrow, 09:00

XFM’s monthly live show and club night is back featuring the live sets from XFM ones to watch and an all-killer, no-filler indie disco courtesy of XFM presenters Jo and Hattie Pearson.

Songwriting comes first with Gramotones. Their music contains well thought out lyrics and melodies and a variety of influences from to Elvis Costello to The Band to The Clash. Last year saw them support The Family Rain, Findlay, Steve Cradock, Tim Burgess, Ian Skelly (The Coral) and Reverend and The Makers. Mentioned by Paul Weller in MOJO magazine alongside Laura Marling, Jagwar Ma, Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie in his list of favourite music of 2013, the band then went on to support Paul Weller on his European and UK tour. 

2014 is set up to be a big year for Gramotones!

Neon Waltz are a powerful 6 piece psychedelic indie rock band who write & play their melodic, sun-drenched, sonic soundscapes in a remote croft, located in the wilderness of Caithness, Scotland.  

After the bands, XFM DJs Jo Good and Hattie Pearson will take you into the wee small hours with a free entry indie disco. From game-changing classic anthems to new talent such as The Vaccines, Jake Bugg and Foals, you’re guaranteed to be dancing to the very best rock, indie and alternative music spanning both time and genre.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2014/08/just-announced-xfm-first-friday-feat-the-gramotones-and-neon-waltz-live/ Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:18:15 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Craig Charles Funk n Soul Club ft. Federation of the Disco Pimp, live, 27th September. 13th November 2014]]> Craig Charles Funk n Soul Club ft. Federation of the Disco Pimp live

27 September / 21:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale Monday 04 August, 09:00

The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club returns with Federation of the Disco Pimp, live. Plus presenter, DJ, actor and funkster Craig Charles manning the decks ’til the early hours with the planet's funkiest tunes.

Providing unstoppable grooves since 2010, Federation of the Disco Pimp are Scotland’s premier export of modern funk. Combining elements of Old-School Funk, Disco, Psychedelic and Jazz, this 7-piece band of Scots are legendary for their endless energy and blistering live sets.

Time to find your dancing shoes, get with the mothership connection and join in the party.

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<![CDATA[Just announced: She Koyokh, 23rd October. 13th November 2014]]> She'Koyokh

23 October / 19:30 / More Info / Tickets on sale Monday 04 August, 09:00

Hailed as “one of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard), She’Koyokh have spent over a decade sponging up the rich folk music of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.

She'Koyokh's evolution spans the humble origins of busking at East London’s Columbia Road flower market to performing in the famous concert halls of Europe including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Gasteig in Munich and London’s Southbank Centre. As well as TV appearances and live sessions on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and World on 3, She’Koyokh has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, WOMAD and Cheltenham, and was nominated as Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards 2012.

She'Koyokh's members hail from the UK, USA, Serbia, Greece and Turkey, forging a unique sound that is traditional yet original. Their live shows are an expertly crafted, multi-lingual exploration from the Baltic to the Black Sea with songs in Yiddish, Russian, Greek, Ladino, Romany, Turkish and Kurdish with klezmer instrumentals and folk tunes from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.

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