Miller Live: Jesca Hoop + The Paris Riots + Golden Glow

  • Saturday | 27.08.11
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £10 General...

Miller Live comes to Band on the Wall. A special showcase featuring live performances from Manchester’s Jesca Hoop, The Paris Riots & Golden Glow.

Jesca Hoop was born in Southern California to strict Mormon parents. She grew up singing traditional folk tunes in four-part harmony, but soon broke away from this background, becoming a homesteader and working with children. As a nanny for Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan’s three children, Hoop gained both musical experience and notoriety; Waits said of Jesca, ‘Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night’. Following exposure through radio station KCRW, Jesca toured with Polyphonic Spree, Mark Knopfler, Andrew Bird and Elbow – with Guy Garvey also dueting with Hoop on acclaimed 2009 album Hunting My Dress. Jesca released her latest EP Snowglobe earlier this year on the back of a US tour with The Eels.

Check out this great video of Jesca from Band on the Wall in 2010:

From early bluesy experiments The Paris Riots have developed a distinctive, heavy yet deeply melodic sound veering between the raw and the beautiful, the exuberant and the melancholy, the grandiose and the intimate – laced with distorted crackle, pointed riffs and dense textures. Passionate, urgent and intense live performances with singer Toby Connor’s accentuated phrasing and posturing stage persona has seen them build a fiercely loyal fan-base radiating from their hometown of Manchester across the UK. 

Manchester’s Golden Glow (aka ex-Lead Balloon frontman Pierre Hall) produces beautiful songs imbued with a lo-fi, contemplative sensibility that is as raw as it is beautiful. Appearing here on the back of his Mush Records album release Tender Is The Night

An It’s Miller Time Live Event – Strictly Over 18s only.

This concert starts at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar will be open from 5.30pm for homemade food and drinks.

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