Illustration fans should head to Sky Blue Framing and Gallery, on North View in Westbury Park, this month. They have just launched their autumn season with half of the gallery showing new, limited-edition print releases from the much-loved illustrator Quentin Blake – based on the wonderful Roald Dahl stories. This exhibition will be running all the way up to Christmas – which is helpful for those looking for a great present for any avid Dahl and Blake fans in the family. There is also a set of eight prints on show, based on Roald Dahl’s cheeky Revolting Rhymes, and another eight based on children’s classics such as The Twits, The Witches, The Enormous Crocodile, Matilda and other favourites.
“His Trippy R&B Jams are equal to Marvin Gaye’s and Curtis Mayfield’s, but somehow more contemporary sounding – closer to D’Angelo meets DJ Shadow” – David Byrne, Talking Heads.
Shuggie Otis was compared, at the age of 15, with Jimi Hendrix and the great Kings of blues guitar (B.B. King, Albert King). Shuggie went on to make two expansive, genre-defying, deeply curious albums, 1971’s “Freedom Flight” and 1974’s “Inspiration Information”. The records, essentially crafted as a one-man band, floored Sly Stone, gave The Brothers Johnson their most enduring hit (“Strawberry Letter 23″) and predated the stylistic synthesist Prince by half a decade.
Shuggie Otis, son of the rhythm and blues bandleader Johnny Otis, was a guitar prodigy, cutting sessions with Frank Zappa and Al Kooper whilst still a teenager. AGMP are proud to present the legendary Shuggie Otis in concert with his full USA band.
Further info & Tickets - http://thefleece.co.uk/events/shuggie-otis/
Amsterdam band MY BABY are releasing their highly anticipated new album ‘Prehistoric Rhythm' on April 7th. Whilst their previous album was awarded with a prestigious ‘Edison Award’ for Best Alternative Album, the band takes it a few steps further with their new record and tell us everything will come together during their upcoming club tour.
With their new album, MY BABY tries to create a theatrical and poetic world in which she is looking forspiritual reflection. “In these times of turmoil and this busy and ongoing society that we live in, humankind is searching for a new way to go back to their primal awareness.” Says singer Cato van Dijck. “We want to take the audience on a Shamanic inspired musical journey you have never seen before.”
With their album release show in Amsterdam, MY BABY is starting a European tour that brings the band to 5 countries. The band will be taking the UK by storm in April :
Over the past 3 years, Dutch brother-sister-duo Sheik (drums) and Cato van Dyck (vocals) and New Zealand guitarist Daniel “daFreez” Johnston have had their mojo working overtime and are now ready for the release of their third album “Prehistoric Rhythm”. With their new album, the band aim to channel a primal awareness amidst hypnotic beats, shimmering soulful vocals and psychedelic riffs on the back of rootsy blues and dubbed out funk.
In December 2013, they released their debut album “Loves Voodoo!” and thus started to spread their magical hypnotic voodoo blues beats all around the world – in 2014 the band played gigs at Eurosonic and toured the UK and New Zealand. In the summer of2015 they toured Europe non-stop to promote their second album “Shamanaid” - playing seven alternative stages at Glastonbury 2015, plus they were chosen by Seasick Steve as the opening act on his April 2015 UK tour. In 2016 MY BABY won an Edison Pop Award, a prestigious music award in The Netherlands, for their album “Shamanaid”, and played a headline tour in the UK.
Amy Macdonald announces her first UK tour in 4 years, playing a run of 13 dates opening in Bristol and closing in Aberdeen in March and April 2017. The tour will take in cities including Birmingham, Manchester, London and Dublin.
Pre sale for the 2017 tour starts Wednesday November 23rd. Fans can sign up at amymacdonald.co.uk
Tickets will go on general sale this Friday November 25th at 10am.
Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk has unveiled the video for his current single, ‘Elegy’. The track is the first to be taken from Leif’s forthcoming album ‘Twin Solitude’ which is out February 24 via Secret City Records. On Spotify, ‘Elegy’ recently climbed into the top 15 on the UK Viral chart and is now fast approaching half a million streams.
Directed by Kaveh Nabatian, the ‘Elegy’ video was filmed in a Florida beach town that Leif frequented as a child. During filming, he danced in the dunes through sunset, followed by Nabatian with a camera strapped to him and a speaker attached so they could hear the song. The pair danced up and down the dunes all day, until it got dark and they were kicked off the beach.
Watch/Share the striking ‘Elegy’ video via Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqGxIbN-DFY
Vollebekk has announced a New York show at Mercury Lounge on February 28th and an album launch show in Montréal on March 2nd as well as an extensive European tour supporting Colorado folk artist Gregory Alan Isakov in March and April. He will play in Thekla on the 26th March.
Oxford-based singer/songwriter Lewis Watson returns with a brand new song ‘little light’ taken from his upcoming second album , out March 3rd through Cooking Vinyl. The 360-degree video, made in partnership with MelodyVR, shows Lewis and his band performing the track on an East London rooftop.
The dramatic new track is a beautiful return from the hugely acclaimed 25 year old. Rich with emotion, Lewis wears his heart on his sleeve in this gorgeous love song. The gleaming guitar lines, crystalline melodies and captivating vocals showcase Lewis at his best.
Thundercat - long-standing member of Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder family - will embark on an extensive live tour through the US and Europe in February, March and April of 2017, including four very special UK dates. He will be joined by his friends Dennis Hamm (keys) and Justin Brown (drums).
The bassist / singer-songwriter has enjoyed an insanely hectic but productive 2016, winning his first Grammy award for his contribution to 'These Walls' from Kendrick Lamar's opus "To Pimp A Butterfly"; playing the landmark Brainfeeder showcase at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Flying Lotus, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Shabazz Palaces and The Gaslamp Killer; and releasing the single 'Bus In These Streets' to universal acclaim. He has also guested on Comedy Central's "Why? With Hannibal Buress" and cult late-night talk show "The Eric André Show”.
Tickets for the UK dates go on sale 9.00am Friday 9th December and will be available at www.gigsandtours.com
Following the news of the rescheduled UK tour dates, The Wailers will return to the UK in March 2017 with a headline tour and a new legendary line-up. Steered by founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ band members Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers will perform across some of the UK’s major cities, including Bristol on the 8th March!
Tickets are on sale now and available at www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051
This will be an opportunity to come and learn about everything that Ashinaga is and does....drop in or stay for the whole evening
For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Ashinaga is an NGO that gives university scholarships to orphans worldwide. Those who couldn't afford to go to University due to heartbreaking circumstances are given the opportunity to enrol at some of the best universities in the world. It turns around the lives of many young people and lots of these students go on to be key change makers in their communities.
• DJs and decks for you to bring you own vinyl
• Photography exhibition
• Arts n crafts: t-shirt decorating, fan decorating
•information about our many student internships that can take you to Japan and Africa with all expenses paid for
- Tasty vegan food and local Bristol brewery drinks.
With 4 major hits under his belt, and in just over 12 months he’s sold in excess of 3 millions singles worldwide - a phenomenal achievement for a young British talent. His last single,‘Give Me Your Love’, featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers has also taken his digital streaming figures tally to over 300 million, making him one of the most successful dance producers of the decade.
After starting off his musical life in various Indie bands, Two Legs is now well into his Electronic music (sort of) career. Two Legs’ new EP Vemod still however, holds some indie features by working with acoustic artists such as Katie and I, on Quicksand, where soulful vocals ride smoothly over a contrasting beat.
Listen to his music at https://soundcloud.com/two-legsand go check him out at Crofters Rights on the 17th February
After selling out his 2016 UK tour and London's O2 Forum Kentish Town venue; and off the back of a string of mainstage festival performances at Wireless, V Festival and Parklife, Drum and Bass DJ/producer Wilkinson announces his February 2017 LIVE UK tour! The tour winds its way from North to South, finishing at London's prestigious Roundhouse on February 18th. Wilkinson will be stopping off in Bristol on the 16th February 2017! The tour will co-inside with the release of his second album 'Hypnotic'. Support acts include rising D&B stars Fred V & Graphix and TC.
Loyle carner announces details for debut record 'yesterday's gone' out on the 20th January 2017 on AMF Records
Having shared stages with the likes of Nas, MF Doom and Kate Tempest, sold out international tours, Loyle announced two nights at Shepherd's Bush Empire and today confirms further UK headline dates. Fans will be able to access an exclusive presale on Wednesday 24th November by pre-ordering the album from Loyle’s website www.loylecarner.com. General tickets go onsale Friday 26th November.
Yasiin Bay (Mos Def) returns to the Bristol 02 academy to perform. Backed by the hypnotic brass ensemble, this is a show not to be missed!
For tickets and more information click on the link below:
A new band from Minnieapolis called Hippo Campus. They'll be releasing their debut album 'Landmark' through Transgressive Records at the end of February, which was written and recorded over the past twelve months and produced by the fast-rising BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Francis & The Lights, Low)!
They will be playing at Thekla on the 27th January. Get your tickets here: http://www.hippocampusband.com/
This January, 24 JAM is taking over the R. E. Bucheli Gallery on Broad Street with a pop-up show, hosting some of the diverse and exciting works of today’s artistic talents. The space is humble and traditional and we believe it to be a great place for our artists to mark their debuts. The show will run from the 27th of January to the 1st of February, with our grand opening taking place on the Friday evening, 5pm – 9pm. The exhibition will include a selection of interesting and visionary pieces covered by a wide range of different mediums. All art work will be priced affordably, so bring your wallets.
24 Jam is an independent art organisation based in Bristol. Made up by Funmibi Ogunlesi and Flo Newton, two art lovers who understood the perils of self-promoting art and decided to start a business all of their own. They set out to represent the young and talented, to give them a foothold into the art world, whilst also allowing themselves to play the game of art curation.
For more information, please contact: email@example.com
After the release of their brand new album Blues on the 28th of October, Alabama 3 are touring the UK and Ireland to celebrate their formation twenty years ago. The tour kicks off at the Limelight in Belfast on the 11th of November and will include a show in Bristol at 02 academy on the 2nd of December.
Check out their new single - '(i'll never be) satisfied https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvICaKucIxE#t=21