Frozen by Sight ft. Paul Smith (Maximo Park) & Peter Brewis (Field Music)

  • Thursday | 18.12.14
  • 8.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £10.00 Adva...

Now Wave and Hey! Manchester present: Frozen by Sight
Featuring Paul Smith (Maximo Park), Peter Brewis (Field Music), strings and a 9 piece band.

Frozen by Sight is a new collaborative composition from Paul Smith (Maximo Park) and Peter Brewis (Field Music). Drawing inspiration from disparate musical and poetic sources the two Mercury Prize nominees have come together in a playful departure from their respective bands, with Peter Brewis’ chamber-band arrangements built up around text from Paul Smith’s travel writing, creating a restrained yet richly descriptive song suite.

‘Frozen By Sight’ evolved from a commission for the performance of a new musical work at the Festival Of The North East, at Sage Gateshead, in late 2013. These December shows will be the first performances since that inaugural show.

The live band includes David Brewis (drums and vocals), John Pope (acoustic bass), Andrew Lowther (tuned percussion) and will feature a string quartet of Ed Cross (Violin), Josephine Montgomery (violin), Chrissie Slater (viola) and Ele Leckie (cello).

Here’s a taste of what to expect, with the track Barcelona (at Eye Level):

Support comes from Rozi Plain, her uncluttered songs and effortless hooks create a blissful, singular voice. 

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