Virtuoso guitarist singer and songwriter. Universally admired.
Thu 26 Jan
Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.
Thu 26 Jan
Kicking of a week of gigs for Independent Venues Week with a showcase for new local bands and performers
Mon 23 Jan
We're genuinely over-excited about the live electronic line-up we've put together for you - Catnip & Claws, Languid, and Neurotica. Not only do all of these artists have a unique sound, style and skillset but they're all from The East too.
Catnip & Claws In 2016 she was crowned both Future Radio's "Next Big Thing" and B-Side Project's "Best Female Producer" and it's easy to hear why, with a multi-layered blend of genre-bending electronica in the footsteps of Four Tet and Aphex Twin. We do not make those comparisons lightly, classically trained as a pianist before plunging feet first into electronica sometime around 2011 she's going on to great things.
"Catnip and Claws pulls off track after track of dynamic, inventive and expertly constructed electronica, tempered by a surprising diversity in sound and instrumentation. It's hard to avoid gushing like a doe-eyed fool." - Netlabelism.com
Languid Originally from Zimbabwe but calling Ipswich home and having recently returned from a few years in Bristol we're delighted that he's back among us mortal folk in the East. He's been making beats since the late naughties and takes inspiration from 90's RnB music, Nujabes and Flying Lotus. Expect a selection of soulful samples and grooves overlaid with thumping hands-on Hip-Hop beats tapped out on the pads of his trusty AKAI with ninja finesse.
Neurotica …came to the John Peel Centre open mic night, The Whole Shebang, back in November and asked the organiser if there was a chance of playing some live electronic music. We didn't expect his car boot to be crammed with vintage synths and effects units or the ten-minute opus encompassing lush ambient atmospherics, squelchy acid noises and lots of lovely weird bleeps and squonks that followed. We have no idea what to expect for his first full set, but we know it'll be something a little bit special.
Wed 25 Jan
£5.50 some concessions
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