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Just announced: Osaka Monaurail, 10th November.

Osaka Monaurail

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

Japan’s Ministers of the New Super Heavy Funk, Osaka Monaurail bring the funk to Band on the Wall.

After two decades, the wheels are very much still turning for Osaka Monaurail, Japan’s premiere funk orchestra, which has grown from a university combo to one of the world’s leading groups in the genre. Nine musicians on stage in sharp uniforms inspired by 60s fashion; trumpets are spinning in the air; leader Ryo Nakata dancing the “Mashed Potato”; from James Brown funky dancers to jumpin’ be-bop instrumentals.

Ryo Nakata - vocal and keys, Kentaro Yamagata - trumpets, Shimon Mukai - tenor saxophone, Dan Hayami and Yuichi Ikeda - guitars, Dai Nakamura - bass, Soki Kimura - drums.

Just announced: The Watch plays Genesis : two sides show, 19th March.

The Watch plays Genesis : two sides show

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

The Watch, the prog 5 piece from Milan play extracts from Gabriel “Plays live” and The Lost Duke suite + highlights from 1976.

Just announced: Ozric Tentacles, 11th November.

Ozric Tentacles

11 November / 19:30 / More Info / Tickets on sale Thursday, 09:00

Ozric Tentacles are, simply put, legends of the UK underground.

One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, "The Ozrics" layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves, and psychedelic progressive rock. Their aim is not just to make truly unique and culturally diverse music, but to harmoniously unite all in attendance, and create portals for astral travel. Most fans and listeners report feelings of euphoria, an immediate connection to nature as well as others around them, and intense feelings that they have transported to other dimensions or met with other-worldly beings. It's an open exploration of music and the soul.

In their 30 years, the Ozrics have experienced the vicissitudes of the rock and roll life. The band has flourished through a number of line-up changes, spawned several side projects (including Eat Static and Nodens Ictus), created their own record label (Dovetail & Stretchy), put out close to 30 albums, scored a hit record, and sold over a million albums world-wide. And yet, the basic motivation behind the band’s existence has never wavered.

Just announced: Gabby Young and Other Animals, 22nd November.

Gabby Young and Other Animals

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

DHP present "the finest purveyors of Circus Swing”, Gabby Young and Other Animals, live at Band on the Wall.

Gabby Young was on track to become an opera singer until Jeff Buckley and the jazz greats inspired her to switch teams. Gabby’s unique perspective of the world around her is inspired as much by imagination as real events, but when thyroid cancer threatened to take her classically trained voice at the age of 22, she got serious about recording her stories. Using her recovery time to pen her melodies, Gabby took in global influences to fuel her heartfelt emotion, which shines through her beautifully haunting songs. ‘I feel blessed rather than afflicted,’ she says simply.

Gabby recently formed the existing band, normally a 5-7 piece, who complete the magical musical fairground we know today, using a wide range of instruments, most notably trumpet, trombone, piano and accordion. Young’s avant-garde fusion of globally-influenced folk combines Balkan brass, jazz and swing in an aural antiques shop from the future to produce what has been affectionately dubbed Circus Swing by those who realised there was no existing genre to encompass Young’s sound.

"Howling mad and completely irresistibleBBC 6Music

Gabby is a special talent with an enchanting voice.” BBC Radio 2

A kaleidoscopic world of gaudy spectacle and burlesque beguilementmusicOMH

Just announced: Protoje & Indiggnation Band DJs Young Warrior & Mikey Don, 24th October.

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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