Gabi Garbutt & the Illuminations W/ BLESS. & Jeremy Tuplin - FREE ENTRYSep 28, 7:30pmThe MonarchOver the past few months I've been collaborating with excellent producer and musician Sean Read (Dexys, Chrissie Hynde, Edwyn Collins) to make strange brassy pop, with the help of a few other amazingly talented friends on the way. I'm now really excited to present the fruits of our musical expeditions live with my new band Gabi Garbutt & The Illuminations.
The Illuminations are Sean Read on sax, keys & bvs, Jimi Scandal on guitar & bvs, Alec Sala on trumpet, keys & bvs, Stephen Gilchrist on drums and Jonny Haze on bass.
Come watch us make soulful pop explosions before we head off to support the Libertines a couple of days later.
Also playing are BLESS., one of my favourite London bands, indie-punk with a hint of Northern Soul.
And Jeremy Tuplin, cosmic space folk from the centre of the earth...
A night of new music and discovery. Singer-songwriters, bands, poets, performance artists...
Only £2.50 entry. Food served until 10pm. Doors open 7:30pm.
Hosted by Signature Brew
Here is our Line-Up:
Influenced mainly from bands of the late 1960's; Damon's music would fall under a rock/pop/blues genre. As well as upbeat rock, he also writes more mellow songs and a few ballads. Artists of today comparable would be Paolo Nutini, Jack Savoretti & maybe a touch of Ed Sheeran on a few numbers. With have a deep affection for the blues, and though his music is not in that genre there is an undercurrent of blues in all that he writes.
His new single "She Was a Woman" has just been released with a full band recording and is available on Spotify, AppleMusic & iTunes.
Canadian artist Ember Swift now resides in the magnetic city of Beijing, China. She has released 11 albums and 1 DVD project since 1996 and continues to have a loyal fan base across many national borders. “11:11,” her 11th album aptly named because she released it in 2011, is her most recent release. She plans to record new material in early 2016 for release in late 2016 and/or early 2017.
Ember speaks Mandarin and is a student of Chinese culture, so her music also melds these two traditions. It features lyrics in Mandarin, English and French (the latter both official Canadian languages) and the arrangements feature both Western and Eastern instrumentation such as the featured erhu in her band, a two-stringed traditional Chinese instrument that is considered the ‘Chinese violin.’
Specifically known for her unique, jazz-influenced guitar playing and elastic vocals, additional styles include folk, jazz, swing, R&B, funk, pop, folk-rock, and blues.
BLESS. is a project formed from the remains of London indie scene favourites, The Supernovas and Dirty Nelly.
Their distinct sound hails influences that range from 90s Britpop, to soul, ska, 60s rock and psychedelia. Much less wise than their well-ironed shirts might let you believe, the Londoners swing a pop and punk energy to the image of the explosive Irish singer Joei Silvester. For indie enthusiasts, he jokingly describes their music: “It’s like if Dr Feelgood and the Dexys Midnight Runners had a fight, which was refereed by The Specials and judged by The Clash.” Supported by the Joe Strummer Foundation, the Fab Five made their debut in the UK in 2015 with the EP « Music Comes First » and performed on numerous stages, from Glastonbury 2016 to the 100 Club of London’s West End. Their track « Daddy Didn’t Make It as a Rockstar » was even featured in the official Glastonbury program and dubbed a « classic of our time » The quintet just released their new stalker-rock creeper single « Easy Lover », coinciding with a new tour and support show at the Roundhouse with Frank Turner.
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