We bore witness to some fantastic and diverse music last week, ranging from the snarling punk of Ghost of the Avalanche to the smooth Americana vibes of Don Gallardo. All was brilliant. Sadly, no many other people joined us to enjoy the music. Come on people! Get out and check out something new and exciting! Expand your musical horizons – you will probably love it!
This week is no less jam packed with quality. We start as always at The Roaring Donkey, take in The Beehive and The Victoria and end up at The Locomotive.
Wednesday 11th May – Daniel Eagle + Scott Freeman – Unplugged @ The Roaring Donkey
Daniel Eagle is a singer/Songwriter originally from the South of Hampshire. Musically compared to of the likes of Lucy Spraggan, Kate Nash and Lilly Allen (but a chap, obviously) Daniel’s writing and inspiration comes from everyday life and the people around him. Scott Freeman can be summed up as playing Indie Rock led by thrashing acoustic guitar….simple as that.
Full details on the event page.
Thursday 12th May – Gill Sandell + Luke De-Sciscio @ The Beehive.
The Second part of our Beehive based mini Roots residency is a bit more of a folk affair, as we have managed to bag a show on the brilliant Gill Sandell‘s album launch tour. Many of you should recognise the lady as she has played for us before, accompanying the wonderful Emily Barker early in 2015.
She is arriving as a trio, with a couple of superb musicians prepped to accompany her. Cello, bass and banjo playing Jo Silverston was a fellow member of The Red Clay Halo, Emily Barkers band, and therefore has also played alongside Frank Turner, including at the Olympic opening ceremony. Also appearing is the excellent Ted Barnes, another regular collaborator though Gill’s solo career. Ted was in Beth Orton’s band, was part of the excellent Clayhill and has a couple of cracking solo albums of his own under his belt.
As if all of this wasn’t enough for you, as support we have managed to coax the mercurial Luke De-Sciscio out of a period of reflection for his first show in a long while. As one of our all-time favourite performers we are really looking forward to hearing what he has been up to.
All the details are to be found here.
Friday 13th May – Recreations, Rob Lynch + Sean McGowan @ The Victoria
We once again team up with Sheer Music to present one of the longest post-social media acts going, in the shape of Sam Duckworth aka Recreations (Formally Get Cape Wear Cape Fly), touring with his new Xtra Mile label mate, Rob Lynch, who seems to be popping up on bills all over the place. Completing this line up is Southampton based, Sean McGowan. So yeah, no local support, but these guys are good enough to pull in a huge crowd, so we cannot wait!
Full details and ticketing information can be found right here!
Saturday 14th May – Oscillator + Martyrials @ The Locomotive
Oscillator exist at the impact point of a three way collision between punk, new wave and garage rock. Punk provides the verve and energy, the directness and the swagger of the songs but this is tempered by the clean lines and the melody garnered from the explosion of creation of the “what punk did next” years. The curve ball here is the scuzzy and intentionally loose guitar lines, evidence of a band who have been at this game for a long time and who don’t need to bolt everything down too finely, experience and the understanding of the concept of music as a spontaneous process being their tools of the trade.
Martyrials on the other hand produce an undeniably explosive blend of Punk ethics meet synthesized psychedelia for a cup of cold green tea with psychobilly blues. Sounds charming.
Details are just here.