Band on the Wall Updates Feed Events http://bandonthewall.org/ © 2015 Band on the Wall en-gb Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Craig Charles Funk ā€˜nā€™ Soul Club ft. The Ephemerals live 30th May 2015]]> Ephemerals are a London based soul collective, featuring musicians with backgrounds in soul, jazz and afrobeat groups. Their debut album “Nothin’ is Easy” was rehearsed and recorded over a four day spell, and released through their own upstart funk label, Jalapeno Records. Prior to this release they’ve had 45s released with Colemine & Mocambo, and have played gigs across Europe.

Their show here is fresh off the back of a night at Brixton Jamm with Craig Charles, so the funk and soul chemistry will be well and truly present. Here’s their latest single ‘You Made Us Change’.

As always, Craig Charles spins his funk n soul selections into the early hours, choosing the grooviest cuts as well as the firm crowd favourites. Everything from Sly Stone and Stevie Wonder to James Brown and Aretha Franklin finds its way into his sets, alongside more contemporary and danceable numbers.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4688/ Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:17:02 +0000
<![CDATA[Soul:ution - DRS Mid Mic Crisis LP Launch ft. 8 Gold Rings & Tyler Daley live, LSB, Marcus Intalex, Bane & MC DRS 27th March 2015]]> Soul:ution returns with another stunning line-up, this time featuring a very rare live setup to accompany DRS for his ‘Mid Mic Crisis’ Launch.

8 Gold Rings are the rhythm section to some of the UK's most exciting rappers and vocalists. Not fixed to one act or genre, they craft original material and bring their own unique sound and live backbone to every artist they collaborate with. In early2015, they were approached by DRS to be his live band for a series of recordings and gigs to launch 'Mid Mic Crisis'. This led to the collaboration with Tyler Daley for a live version of DRS's new single "The View". Check out their Maida Vale session with DRS, Tyler Daley and Fox.

DJ and Producer LSB, the man responsible for production on the latest DRS single ‘The View’ tops the bill, with Soul:ution regulars Marcus Intalex and Bane solidifying the drum n bass line-up.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4687/ Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:52:57 +0000
<![CDATA[The Rails + Bird to Beast + Lucy & Virginia 15th April 2015]]> Jezebel Music are thrilled to bring The Rails to Manchester's Band On The Wall on Wednesday 15th April 2015. This will be the only spring date in the north of England. Very special guests are Bird To Beast, winners of the Manchester Evening News' Album of The Year Award 2013, for their eponymous debut album. Opening up the night are new local folk act, Lucy & Virginia.

The Rails are running. English singer-songwriter duo Kami Thompson and James Walbourne have reached deep into their rich musical histories to concoct the kind of sharp, true folk rock blend rarely heard since the Seventies. Produced with indie legend Edwyn Collins and featuring folk frontierswoman Eliza Carthy on fiddle, The Rails debut album Fair Warning is a little wonder, packed with traditional and original songs that stand outside of time yet resonate with contemporary urgency. The album won Mojo magazine’s ‘Folk Album of The Year’ Award and is nominated for the same award in the highly-prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Recognising perfection when they hear it, Island records have revived their vintage Pink Label for the duo, home to John Martyn, Nick Drake and Fairport Convention.

James, a teenage prodigy with a fascination for early rock ‘n’ roll and roots Americana, is now one of the hottest rock guitarists in Britain. Cult singer-songwriter Peter Bruntnell took him to the US to make an album and James went on to play as a member of such Americana icons as Son Volt and The Pernice Brothers and record with the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis. 

Back in the UK, he has played with Ray Davies, become part of the touring line up for The Pogues and joined The Pretenders as lead guitarist in 2008. In 2011, he made his first solo album, The Hill, for Heavenly records. Author and fan Nick Hornby described his guitar playing as “an unearthly cross between James Burton, Peter Green and Richard Thompson” and enthused “Walbourne’s fluid, tasteful, beautiful solos drop the jaw, stop the heart, and smack the gob, all at the same time."

Kami is the youngest daughter of Richard and Linda Thompson, the first couple of Seventies folk rock. She has been a backing singer with Linda, performed with members of the Wainwright family, toured with Sean Lennon and Bonnie Prince Billy and released her own solo album, Love Lies, on Warner Music in 2011.

www.therailsofficial.com

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4686/ Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:58:47 +0000
<![CDATA[Peatbog Faeries 29th October 2015]]> “Nothing prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries”

The Peatbog Faeries have been at the forefront of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance for many years, taking traditional Scottish music and bringing it into the 21st century.  They incorporate many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more.

Having won the ‘Best Live Act’ at the prestigious Scots Trad Music Awards, and been nominated for Best Live Act at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the band have touredthe world with their inventive and unique brand of music. Their album “Peatbog Faeries Live” captures the excitement of the live band and the studio album Dust” presents the “exciting Peatbogs’ sound” that is thrilling audiences and listeners the world over.

This is high octane Celtic dance music so be prepared to dance!

“Nothing in the recognisable front line of bagpipes, fiddles, synthesiser, bass and rhythm guitar, with a straight drum kit at the back, prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries! Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heart beat.” The Scotsman

“Welcome to the weird but undoubtedly wonderful world of The Peatbog Faeries, Skye’s finest, where you should always expect the unexpected - gloriously unpredicatable, a band to treasure." fRoots

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4684/ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:07:18 +0000
<![CDATA[Snarky Puppy at Concorde 2, Brighton 7th October 2015]]> After hosting half a dozen of their shows here at Band on the Wall, we are delighted to present a long-awaited Snarky Puppy tour in larger venues across the UK. Featuring music from their last album We Like It Here along with new material from their forthcoming album Empire Central, expect raw funk, lyrical melodies and lush harmonies with the trademark energy, virtuosity and sheer musicianship of a live Snarky Puppy show.

‘brilliant musicianship, spirited improv, blazing energy and the kind of impressively vast textures that only a band this size can achieve.’ (theartsdesk.com)

Snarky Puppy have leapt from underground secret to international fame in a very short time. Winners of the 2013 GRAMMY ® award for Best R&B Performance with Something with Lalah Hathaway, they have reached critically-acclaimed heights with funky groundUP hits such as Thing of GoldYoung Stuff and Binky.

‘Snarky Puppy's is a mighty sound and in full flow they can punch holes through the big band, r’n'b and jazz fusion genres.’ (LondonJazz)

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4683/ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:42:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Snarky Puppy at O2 Academy, Bristol 5th October 2015]]> After hosting half a dozen of their shows here at Band on the Wall, we are delighted to present a long-awaited Snarky Puppy tour in larger venues across the UK. Featuring music from their last album We Like It Here along with new material from their forthcoming album Empire Central, expect raw funk, lyrical melodies and lush harmonies with the trademark energy, virtuosity and sheer musicianship of a live Snarky Puppy show.

‘brilliant musicianship, spirited improv, blazing energy and the kind of impressively vast textures that only a band this size can achieve.’ (theartsdesk.com)

Snarky Puppy have leapt from underground secret to international fame in a very short time. Winners of the 2013 GRAMMY ® award for Best R&B Performance with Something with Lalah Hathaway, they have reached critically-acclaimed heights with funky groundUP hits such as Thing of GoldYoung Stuff and Binky.

‘Snarky Puppy's is a mighty sound and in full flow they can punch holes through the big band, r’n'b and jazz fusion genres.’ (LondonJazz)

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4682/ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:40:30 +0000
<![CDATA[Snarky Puppy at The Institute, Birmingham 4th October 2015]]> After hosting half a dozen of their shows here at Band on the Wall, we are delighted to present a long-awaited Snarky Puppy tour in larger venues across the UK. Featuring music from their last album We Like It Here along with new material from their forthcoming album Empire Central, expect raw funk, lyrical melodies and lush harmonies with the trademark energy, virtuosity and sheer musicianship of a live Snarky Puppy show.

‘brilliant musicianship, spirited improv, blazing energy and the kind of impressively vast textures that only a band this size can achieve.’ (theartsdesk.com)

Snarky Puppy have leapt from underground secret to international fame in a very short time. Winners of the 2013 GRAMMY ® award for Best R&B Performance with Something with Lalah Hathaway, they have reached critically-acclaimed heights with funky groundUP hits such as Thing of GoldYoung Stuff and Binky.

‘Snarky Puppy's is a mighty sound and in full flow they can punch holes through the big band, r’n'b and jazz fusion genres.’ (LondonJazz)

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4681/ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:37:40 +0000
<![CDATA[Snarky Puppy at O2 ABC, Glasgow 3rd October 2015]]> After hosting half a dozen of their shows here at Band on the Wall, we are delighted to present a long-awaited Snarky Puppy tour in larger venues across the UK. Featuring music from their last album We Like It Here along with new material from their forthcoming album Empire Central, expect raw funk, lyrical melodies and lush harmonies with the trademark energy, virtuosity and sheer musicianship of a live Snarky Puppy show.

‘brilliant musicianship, spirited improv, blazing energy and the kind of impressively vast textures that only a band this size can achieve.’ (theartsdesk.com)

Snarky Puppy have leapt from underground secret to international fame in a very short time. Winners of the 2013 GRAMMY ® award for Best R&B Performance with Something with Lalah Hathaway, they have reached critically-acclaimed heights with funky groundUP hits such as Thing of GoldYoung Stuff and Binky.

‘Snarky Puppy's is a mighty sound and in full flow they can punch holes through the big band, r’n'b and jazz fusion genres.’ (LondonJazz)

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4680/ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:34:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Snarky Puppy at The Ritz, Manchester 2nd October 2015]]> After hosting half a dozen of their shows here at Band on the Wall, we are delighted to present a long-awaited Snarky Puppy tour in larger venues across the UK. Featuring music from their last album We Like It Here along with new material from their forthcoming album Empire Central, expect raw funk, lyrical melodies and lush harmonies with the trademark energy, virtuosity and sheer musicianship of a live Snarky Puppy show.

‘brilliant musicianship, spirited improv, blazing energy and the kind of impressively vast textures that only a band this size can achieve.’ (theartsdesk.com)

Snarky Puppy have leapt from underground secret to international fame in a very short time. Winners of the 2013 GRAMMY ® award for Best R&B Performance with Something with Lalah Hathaway, they have reached critically-acclaimed heights with funky groundUP hits such as Thing of GoldYoung Stuff and Binky.

‘Snarky Puppy's is a mighty sound and in full flow they can punch holes through the big band, r’n'b and jazz fusion genres.’ (LondonJazz)

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4679/ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:31:33 +0000
<![CDATA[Snarky Puppy at O2 Academy, Leeds 1st October 2015]]> After hosting half a dozen of their shows here at Band on the Wall, we are delighted to present a long-awaited Snarky Puppy tour in larger venues across the UK. Featuring music from their last album We Like It Here along with new material from their forthcoming album Empire Central, expect raw funk, lyrical melodies and lush harmonies with the trademark energy, virtuosity and sheer musicianship of a live Snarky Puppy show.

‘brilliant musicianship, spirited improv, blazing energy and the kind of impressively vast textures that only a band this size can achieve.’ (theartsdesk.com)

Snarky Puppy have leapt from underground secret to international fame in a very short time. Winners of the 2013 GRAMMY ® award for Best R&B Performance with Something with Lalah Hathaway, they have reached critically-acclaimed heights with funky groundUP hits such as Thing of GoldYoung Stuff and Binky.

‘Snarky Puppy's is a mighty sound and in full flow they can punch holes through the big band, r’n'b and jazz fusion genres.’ (LondonJazz)

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4678/ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:28:28 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Craig Charles Funk ā€˜nā€™ Soul Club ft. The Ephemerals live, 30th May. 1st October 2015]]> Craig Charles Funk ‘n’ Soul Club ft. The Ephemerals live

30 May / 21:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Ephemerals are a London based soul collective, featuring musicians with backgrounds in soul, jazz and afrobeat groups. Their debut album “Nothin’ is Easy” was rehearsed and recorded over a four day spell, and released through their own upstart funk label, Jalapeno Records. Prior to this release they’ve had 45s released with Colemine & Mocambo, and have played gigs across Europe.

Their show here is fresh off the back of a night at Brixton Jamm with Craig Charles, so the funk and soul chemistry will be well and truly present. Here’s their latest single ‘You Made Us Change’.

As always, Craig Charles spins his funk n soul selections into the early hours, choosing the grooviest cuts as well as the firm crowd favourites. Everything from Sly Stone and Stevie Wonder to James Brown and Aretha Franklin finds its way into his sets, alongside more contemporary and danceable numbers.

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Soul:ution - DRS Mid Mic Crisis LP Launch ft. 8 Gold Rings & Tyler Daley live, LSB, Marcus Intalex, Bane & MC DRS, 27th March. 1st October 2015]]>

Soul:ution - DRS Mid Mic Crisis LP Launch ft. 8 Gold Rings & Tyler Daley live, LSB, Marcus Intalex, Bane & MC DRS

27 March / 23:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Soul:ution returns with another stunning line-up, this time featuring a very rare live setup to accompany DRS for his ‘Mid Mic Crisis’ Launch.

8 Gold Rings are the rhythm section to some of the UK's most exciting rappers and vocalists. Not fixed to one act or genre, they craft original material and bring their own unique sound and live backbone to every artist they collaborate with. In early2015, they were approached by DRS to be his live band for a series of recordings and gigs to launch 'Mid Mic Crisis'. This led to the collaboration with Tyler Daley for a live version of DRS's new single "The View". Check out their Maida Vale session with DRS, Tyler Daley and Fox.

DJ and Producer LSB, the man responsible for production on the latest DRS single ‘The View’ tops the bill, with Soul:ution regulars Marcus Intalex and Bane solidifying the drum n bass line-up.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/03/just-announced-soulution-drs-mid-mic-crisis-lp-launch-ft-8-gold-rings-and-tyler-daley-live-lsb-marc/ Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:59:05 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: The Rails Bird to Beast Lucy & Virginia, 15th April. 1st October 2015]]> The Rails Bird to Beast Lucy & Virginia

15 April / 19:45 / More Info / Tickets on sale 9am, Monday

Jezebel Music are thrilled to bring The Rails to Manchester's Band On The Wall on Wednesday 15th April 2015. This will be the only spring date in the north of England. Very special guests are Bird To Beast, winners of the Manchester Evening News' Album of The Year Award 2013, for their eponymous debut album. Opening up the night are new local folk act, Lucy & Virginia.

The Rails are running. English singer-songwriter duo Kami Thompson and James Walbourne have reached deep into their rich musical histories to concoct the kind of sharp, true folk rock blend rarely heard since the Seventies. Produced with indie legend Edwyn Collins and featuring folk frontierswoman Eliza Carthy on fiddle, The Rails debut album Fair Warning is a little wonder, packed with traditional and original songs that stand outside of time yet resonate with contemporary urgency. The album won Mojo magazine’s ‘Folk Album of The Year’ Award and is nominated for the same award in the highly-prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Recognising perfection when they hear it, Island records have revived their vintage Pink Label for the duo, home to John Martyn, Nick Drake and Fairport Convention.

James, a teenage prodigy with a fascination for early rock ‘n’ roll and roots Americana, is now one of the hottest rock guitarists in Britain. Cult singer-songwriter Peter Bruntnell took him to the US to make an album and James went on to play as a member of such Americana icons as Son Volt and The Pernice Brothers and record with the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis. 

Back in the UK, he has played with Ray Davies, become part of the touring line up for The Pogues and joined The Pretenders as lead guitarist in 2008. In 2011, he made his first solo album, The Hill, for Heavenly records. Author and fan Nick Hornby described his guitar playing as “an unearthly cross between James Burton, Peter Green and Richard Thompson” and enthused “Walbourne’s fluid, tasteful, beautiful solos drop the jaw, stop the heart, and smack the gob, all at the same time."

Kami is the youngest daughter of Richard and Linda Thompson, the first couple of Seventies folk rock. She has been a backing singer with Linda, performed with members of the Wainwright family, toured with Sean Lennon and Bonnie Prince Billy and released her own solo album, Love Lies, on Warner Music in 2011.

www.therailsofficial.com

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Peatbog Faeries, 29th October. 1st October 2015]]> Peatbog Faeries

29 October / 19:30 / More Info / Tickets on sale tomorrow, 9am

“Nothing prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries”

The Peatbog Faeries have been at the forefront of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance for many years, taking traditional Scottish music and bringing it into the 21st century.  They incorporate many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more.

Having won the ‘Best Live Act’ at the prestigious Scots Trad Music Awards, and been nominated for Best Live Act at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the band have touredthe world with their inventive and unique brand of music. Their album “Peatbog Faeries Live” captures the excitement of the live band and the studio album Dust” presents the “exciting Peatbogs’ sound” that is thrilling audiences and listeners the world over.

This is high octane Celtic dance music so be prepared to dance!

“Nothing in the recognisable front line of bagpipes, fiddles, synthesiser, bass and rhythm guitar, with a straight drum kit at the back, prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries! Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heart beat.” The Scotsman

“Welcome to the weird but undoubtedly wonderful world of The Peatbog Faeries, Skye’s finest, where you should always expect the unexpected - gloriously unpredicatable, a band to treasure." fRoots

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Picturehouse Choir Summer 2015, 22nd April - July 15th. 1st October 2015]]> Picturehouse Choir Summer 2015

22 April - 15 July / 17:15 - 19:15 / More Info / Enrol

"There's no choir in the world quite like this one - love it to bits!"

"Fun, relaxed choir with an inspirational musical director and open to anyone and everyone who wants to sing"

Dates: April 22nd 29th. May 4th, 13th, 20th. June 3rd, 10th, July 1st, 8th, 15th

Performances: 
Sing for Water North - July 6th/7th
Street Choirs Whitby - July 10th/12th

Prices: Full £55 Conc £42 Pay-Per-Session £9 (please pay at the Box Office on arrival).

Venue: The Picturehouse at Band on the Wall.

Days: Wednesdays

Times: 5.15-7.15pm

Jules Gibb and The Picturehouse Choir welcomes all comers, all ages, all abilities to sing and harmonise in the friendly social atmosphere of the Picturehouse at Band on the Wall.

The group sings traditional acapella songs taken from the amazon rainforest to the highlands of Scotland, plus a selection of specially created natural voice arrangements of classic songs in styles ranging from jazz, gospel and popular music.

No previous singing or musical experience necessary. No auditions needed. Try it out before you subscribe, just come along for a 'no obligations' trial session and sign-up for the term if you want to carry on.

"A fun, uplifting, shared musical experirence"

Join the Picturehouse Choir Facebook page HERE

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Snarky Puppy Tour 2015 1st October 2015]]> Snarky Puppy Tour 2015

After hosting half a dozen of their shows here at Band on the Wall, we are delighted to present a long-awaited Snarky Puppy tour in larger venues across the UK. Featuring music from their last album We Like It Here along with new material from their forthcoming album Empire Central, expect raw funk, lyrical melodies and lush harmonies with the trademark energy, virtuosity and sheer musicianship of a live Snarky Puppy show.

‘brilliant musicianship, spirited improv, blazing energy and the kind of impressively vast textures that only a band this size can achieve.’ (theartsdesk.com)

Snarky Puppy have leapt from underground secret to international fame in a very short time. Winners of the 2013 GRAMMY ® award for Best R&B Performance with Something with Lalah Hathaway, they have reached critically-acclaimed heights with funky groundUP hits such as Thing of GoldYoung Stuff and Binky.

‘Snarky Puppy's is a mighty sound and in full flow they can punch holes through the big band, r’n'b and jazz fusion genres.’ (LondonJazz)

 

O2 Academy, Leeds

01 October / 19:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale 10am, 02 March

The Ritz, Manchester

02 October / 18:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale 10am, 27 February

O2 ABC, Glasgow

03 October / 19:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale 10am, 02 March

The Institute, Birmingham

04 October / 19:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale 10am, 27 February

O2 Academy, Bristol

05 October / 19:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale 10am, 02 March

Concorde 2, Brighton

07 October / 19:30 / More Info / Tickets on sale 10am, 27 February

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Band on the Wall Film Club - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, 24th March 1st October 2015]]> Band on the Wall Film Club - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

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

Acclaimed as one of the greatest zombie movies ever made, Living Dead at Manchester Morgue is a 1970’s, Spanish-Italian classic, with the added novelty of being filmed at various locations around Manchester and the North West. Having been released under several titles throughout Europe, including ‘Let Sleeping Corpses Lie’ and ‘Don’t open the Window’, the film’s enduring qualities are it’s gripping storyline and exceptional soundtrack, composed by Giuliano Sorgini.

One of the films biggest admirers Andy Votel will be dj’ing and giving an introductory talk for the film, and as always our ticket price will include food, which on this occasional is Spice Master Giles’ famous three curry selection, and Zombie cocktails will be available on the bar at £5.

"the most effective and disturbing Spanish film of the period" - Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Band on the Wall Film Club - Brothers Hypnotic, 17th March. 1st October 2015]]>

Band on the Wall Film Club - Brothers Hypnotic

17 March / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Band on the Wall Film Club presents, the Brothers Hypnotic, the acclaimed documentary film by filmmaker Reuben Atlas about the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

For the eight young men in the  Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, “brotherhood” is literal: they’re all sons of anti-establishment jazz legend, Sun Ra’s Phil Cohran. Cohran and their mothers raised them together on Chicago’s South Side on a strict diet of jazz, funk and Black Consciousness. Family band practice began at 6 AM.

Now grown, as they raise eight brass horns to the sky, they make music that is at once indescribably joyful, unremittingly exciting, and undeniably together. But as the brothers try to make their own way in the wide world—while playing in the streets of New York City, collaborating with Mos Def, or wowing a jazz festival—they find the values their father bred into them constantly tested. They must decide whether his principles really are their own.

  • Best Documentary - Savannah Film Festival
  • Best Documentary - Indie Memphis Film Festival
  • Best Documentary - Sound Unseen Film Festival
  • Best Documentary- San Francisco Black Film Festival
  • Best Documentary (honorable mention) - BET Urban World Film Festival
  • Best Music Documentary- Bare Bones Film Festival

The screening includes free food.

The Picturehouse Bar opens at 5pm, screenings start at 7.30pm.

Supported by: Film Hub North West Central. Proud to be a part of the BFI Film Audience Network

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Band on the Wall Film Club - Pulp Fiction, 10th March. 1st October 2015]]> Band on the Wall Film Club - Pulp Fiction

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

The Band on the Wall Film Club presents Pulp Fiction, Tarantino’s 1994 cult classic where the lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

One of the most influential films of the 1990s, Pulp Fiction is a delirious post-modern mix of neo-noir thrills, pitch-black humor, and pop-culture touchstones. 20 years after it won Best Picture at the Oscars, Pulp Fiction still has a hard-edged glory.

We know you know the film, but here’s a chance to see on the big screen with the award-winning soundtrack played through our live PA.

Nachos and chilli / veg chilli included in the ticket price.

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Band on the Wall Film Club - 20,000 Days on Earth, 3rd March. 1st October 2015]]> Band on the Wall Film Club - 20,000 Days on Earth

03 March / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

The Band on the Wall Film Club presents...

“This day is both more real and less real, more true and less true, more interesting and less interesting than my actual day, depending on how you look at it”  Nick Cave

Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. The film is an intimate portrait of the artistic process, celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.

20,000 Days On Earth takes us deep into the heart of how myth, memory, love and loss, shape our lives, every single day. A line in Cave's songwriting notebook calculating how many days he'd been alive inspired the film's title. The film delves into Nick’s artistic processes, unpicking the stuff that makes him tick. Fusing drama and documentary to weave a cinematic day-in-the-life with unique verité observations of his full creative cycle.

We meet those who have affected his life, including regular musical-collaborator Warren Ellis; actor and friend Ray Winstone; former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld; and Kylie Minogue, with whom Cave duetted on Where The Wild Roses Grow.

Cave comments, “I hadn’t really seen Blixa for some years before I sat in the car with him and we started talking. I had never asked him why he had left the Bad Seeds, for example. Kylie was similar. These scenes just found their own dramatic tension. In the Kylie scene there is something rather lovely going on as we can’t see each other’s expressions but the camera can.”

We also witness Cave open up to psychoanalyst Darian Leader as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work. Later, we join him on a journey through his personal archives.

20,000 Days on Earth premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Documentary awards for directing and editing.

Watch the trailer here.

The screening includes free food.

The Picturehouse Bar opens at 5pm, screenings start at 7.30pm.

Supported by: Film Hub North West Central. Proud to be a part of the BFI Film Audience Network.

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