The Gighopper : 15-21 April 2019

#TheGighopper : 15-21 April 2019
 
MONDAY 15th
 
Brickies Open Stage
Brickmakers 8pm
 
Stefflon Don
Waterfront
 
New Styles, New Sounds : Creative Workshop
Norwich Arts Centre 1:30pm
 
 
TUESDAY 16th
 
Country open mic
Reindeer 8pm
 
Open mic
Pear Tree 8pm
 
The A.I.R. Presents
The Blueberry 7:30pm
 
The Andy Nowak Trio
Norwich Jazz Club, Bedfords 8pm
 
Geko
Waterfront Studio
 
Spirit of ‘45 screening
Norwich Arts Centre
 
Writers Night Open Mic
Platform Twelve 8:30pm
 
American Smooth Waltz
Rhythm and Grace 8:30pm
 
David Thomas Broughton
Playhouse Bar 8pm
 
 
WEDNESDAY 17th
 
Dirty Dike
Epic Studios 7pm
 
Open mic
The Barrel 7:30pm
 
Fetty Wap
UEA LCR
 
GZA
Waterfront
 
Balloon
Norwich Arts Centre 7:30pm
 
Open Piano Night
Platform Twelve 7:30pm
 
Tiki Jazz Jam #8
Bermuda Bob’s 7:30pm
 
Tony Hall Folk Group
Reindeer 8pm
 
Jam Session
Bedfords 7pm
 
Geetar at Frank’s : Summer Ivy Clarke
Frank’s Bar 8:30pm
 
 
THURSDAY 18th
 
Open mic with Peter T
Walnut Tree Shades 8pm
 
The Bo Family Junior Jungle Rave
Waterfront 1pm
 
Bo Nanafana Presents : “The Hot Cross Bunny Boiler”
Waterfront 9pm
 
Alden, Patterson & Dashwood
Louis Marchesi 7:30pm
 
Lazyboy + supports
B2 Venue 7:30pm
 
Sham 69 + UK Subs
Epic Studios 7:30pm
 
M2TM Semi-Final
Brickmakers 7pm
 
Hard Aches + James Choice & TBD + Death By Shotgun
Reindeer 7:30pm
 
Andrew Maxwell
Norwich Arts Centre 8pm
 
Hairspray the Musical
OPEN 7:30pm
 
Live music
Rose Tavern 8:30pm
 
Fine City Blues : Mark Harrison
The Murderers 8:30pm
 
Shanti Celeste
Bermuda Bob’s 10pm
 
Poetry & open mic
Birdcage 7:30pm
 
DJ Guv x TDA
Mantra 10pm
 
Swing Dance Classes
Norwich Lindy Hoppers 7:30pm
 
Music at Midday
Norwich Millennium Library 12pm
 
 
FRIDAY 19th
 
The Islas
B2 Venue 7pm
 
Birds of Hell album launch + Vanity Fairy
Norwich Arts Centre 8pm
 
Definitely Oasis
Brickmakers 8pm
 
The Flying Sabres
Sprowston Sports and Social Club 7pm
 
Viktori
Brickmakers 8pm
 
Bleaky & the Meerkatz
Red Lion, Coltishall
 
Cream Horns
Walnut Tree Shades 9pm
 
Skaface
Reindeer 9pm
 
The Easy Brothers
The Barrel 9pm
 
Dream State
Waterfront Studio
 
Propaganda
Waterfront
 
Flashback Friday
Platform Twelve
 
Humdrum
Playhouse Bar 8:30pm
 
Beauty and the Beat
Bermuda Bob’s 10:30pm
 
The Omegamen (Police tribute)
The Talk 7:30pm
 
Amy Winehouse Foundation Fundraiser
Last Pub Standing 7pm
 
Swingtime
Chambers Cocktail Bar 8pm
 
Rewind
Karishma 9pm
 
Slim & Slam’s Jook Joint
Fat Cat Brewery Tap 8:30pm
 
Culture Clan Presents
Gringo’s 8pm
 
Good Friday Concert
Octagon Concert Series 7:30pm
 
Flash: A tribute to Queen
Poringland Community Centre 7:30pm
 
Live music
Butcher Bhoy 9pm
 
 
SATURDAY 20th
 
Warwick St Live Easter Special
Warwick St Social 3pm
 
Stone Cold Sober
Maid’s Head 9pm
 
Redemption
Walnut Tree Shades 9pm
 
Kingsmen
Reindeer 9pm
 
Bloodshake Chorus
Salhouse Lodge Inn 9pm
 
Beat Deluxe Band
Arkwrights 9pm
 
Doug Brown
The Crown, Costessey 5pm
 
Shackled Sun
Red Lion, Coltishall 9pm
 
Sarah Mai
Silver Fox, Taverham 9pm
 
EasyDread
The Barrel 9pm
 
I Am Turtle
Puppet Theatre
 
Meltdown 80s Easter Extravaganza
Waterfront 10pm-3am
 
Never Forget [SOLD OUT]
OPEN
 
Steve Moyse
Angel Gardens
 
Sure D
Playhouse Bar 8:30pm
 
Backwards City
Marlborough Arms 8pm
 
Culture Clan Presents
Bermuda Bob’s 7pm
 
The Front Room
Pig & Whistle 8pm
 
Rave Turtle Audio Presents
Gringo’s 8pm
 
Bloodstock Festival
Void 10pm
 
Kuca
Karma 11pm
 
Tributes to the Legends, 50s, 60s & 70s incl. Spencer James
The Talk 7pm
 
Norwich Record Fair
St Andrews Hall 10am
 
Eastern Blues
Doghouse 7:30pm
 
TNU Presents
Karma 10pm
 
Amy Morris
Compleat Angler 9pm
 
Rowan Tree
Mitre 7pm
 
90s Night
The Rose Inn 8pm
 
The Exploits
King’s Arms 9pm
 
Elvis Presley Show
Ferry House 8:30pm
 
Yve Mary B with Lauren Dove and Mark Howes
Golden Star 9pm
 
Norwich Rocks
Fat Cat & Canary 8:30pm
 
Rum Dogs
Butcher Bhoy
 
Spectrascope : Session 1
Space Studios 8pm
 
Sum Ting Wong
Castle 9pm
 
Wild Funk
Wildman 9pm
 
Club Night
Bar Victoriana 7:30pm
 
Lisa Redford
Blue Joanna 9pm
 
 
SUNDAY 21st
 
Lee Vasey Big Band
Brickmakers 12-3pm
 
Under 18s Jam Sesh
Brickmakers 5pm
 
Charity Day for Norfolk SEN Network
Walnut Tree Shades 3pm
 
The Polymer Five
Reindeer 4pm
 
Chris Wilson
Salhouse Lodge Inn 3:30pm
 
Agent Orange
Bedfords 3-5pm
 
Bad Manners
Epic Studios 7:30pm
 
Paul Oakenfold
OPEN 9pm £20
 
Dragestravaganza
Platform Twelve
 
Sunday Social
Platform Twelve 7:30pm
 
The Harvs
Fat Cat Brewery Tap 3pm
 
Sure D
Rumsey Wells 8pm
 
Pre-Oakenfold Terrace Party
Bedfords 5:30pm
 
Bopkat
Ribs of Beef 5pm
 
Kieran LH Music
Bond #28
 
The Stereotypes
Coach & Horses 9pm
 
Mike Pryor
The Norkie 3pm
 
Geetar at Frank’s : Marsden Park
Frank’s Bar 7:30pm
 
Flann + Pirate Joe & the Irish Locals + Rum Dogs
Butcher Bhoy 2pm
 
Friend Within
Mantra 10pm
 
Ecky & Friends Easter Bank Holiday Special
Blue Joanna 3pm

 

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Galli + Lisa Redford @ Warwick St Live 13 April 2019

A few months back I was kindly invited by Steve Burkett – aka Slightly Offensive Steve – to recommend a couple of acts for one of the Saturday afternoon acoustic music sessions which he curates at the Warwick St Social.  That afternoon was great fun and I was flattered to have Hot Raisin and Dark Diversions agree to play for me.  So it was another great honor to be asked to repeat it and I feel very privileged to have been able to co-host another couple of fantastic acts: Galli and Lisa Redford.

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Lisa has been making waves with rave reviews for her forthcoming EP whilst Galli also have an EP on the horizon but current single Sabika is a stunning work. A brooding, haunting masterpiece about the fears and anxieties of sleep paralysis.

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There was a light flurry of snow just before I headed out but as we settled in the Warwick St Social the sun made an appearance and lit up this bright space through the vast windows. Lisa Redford started the music with a selection of songs from her impressive back catalogue, a cover or two and some previews from her outstanding EP The Edge of Love which is released on 10 May and launched at the Louis Marchesi the previous evening with some guest fellow musicians including Jose McGill and Noel Dashwood.  I can vouch for the quality of this EP having reviewed it here and also for Outline. Her songs are in the honest storytelling tradition of country and folk music.

Lisa Redford, Edge of Love EP

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Galli are made up of some familiar figures from the local music circuit with the incredible Georgia King (The Piratones) on electric guitar and vocals, Ash Woolnough (Solko, HANK, Hubs, Drongo Records, Flatlands etc.) on bass, and Alex Elliot (Horo Quintet, Organisms, Lucille and the Seals) on drums. They were also joined for some stunning harmonies by newest member of the band, Cecily Eno.  There’s an impressive spectrum to their sound and just so much atmosphere from Georgia’s beautifully expressive and at times ethereal voice. Like a wave of emotion the music ebbs and swells, at times sparse and open but then with a surge of power. It covers fears and vulnerability but is ultimately uplifting as the listener’s soul connects and feels empathy. It is absolutely gorgeous and with a sense of honesty, openness and authenticity. There is so much feeling in these songs.

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Warwick St Social was pretty packed and although a bit chatty at the back bar it’s a free house in the Golden Triangle and just showed what a good time people were having for this early gig and made for quite an atmosphere. The applause after each song was loud, prolonged, heartfelt and fully deserved. There were some diners in the back bar but most were here for the music and it was pleasing to note just how many musicians had come along. Steve has certainly built something quite unique here and it’s highly impressive how many people will turn out for one of his Saturday afternoon gigs as word gets out about what’s taking place here each week.  There are more plans afoot with an Easter celebration and an outdoor stage area under construction.

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Galli play again at Norwich Arts Centre with Maya Law and DLore on 25 April, and also at Epic next month supporting the mighty Mammal Hands on 17 May with an EP on Drongo Records due the same month.

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My Outline colleague David was also there and I cannot add anything more to his beautiful review of this session.  Thanks to him, Steve who compered, sound-engineered and held things together splendidly, plus of course Galli and Lisa Redford, it was a privilege to have them play on my Shashamane Recommends session. Thank you so much.

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Tilting Sky presents: Sam Coe and the Long Shadows + Hot Raisin + True Adventures @ NAC 12 April 2019

On Friday I was back once again at Norwich Arts Centre covering for Outline Craig Hill’s third recent Americana gig for his Tilting Sky, headlined by local country queen Sam Coe and her band the Long Shadows.

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Immediately upon arrival I was struck by the vibe of the evening with many familiar faces, including numerous fellow photographers, catching up ahead of the music, an altogether calmer atmosphere than the previous night’s Bob Log III mayhem!  I caught up with Craig himself, in the foyer and he joked that he was still not talking to Hot Raisin’s Tory as she had overtaken him in the final mile of the previous weekend’s city half marathon!

 

It was True Adventures who opened the music though, Sam playing a solo set of some familiar originals, beautifully delivered in an indie-folk style.  I also enjoyed his conversational style during tunings and introductions. Who cannot relate to the romance of looking out of the windows on long train journeys and feeling inspired to write, however ” … now that’s too expensive so I catch the MegaBus; I tried writing songs about that but they were just … crap, so this one’s about old trains” and thanking Sam for the loan of a capo. “She had a gold one and a rhinestone one but I’m not country enough for that. ‘Rhinestone Capo’ is a classic song though!”

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Hot Raisin are always a delight and this was a treat to see them in full band form, recalling drummer Daryl and with Tory playing electric guitar and diplomatically not referencing that marathon incident to Craig!  My “natural anti-depressants” certainly hit the spot again and I thoroughly enjoyed their set, good to hear a new track get a showcase too.

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Sam Coe and the Long Shadows seemed very comfortable on the NAC stage with a full sound that was lapped up by a decent sized audience. There’s a purity about the honest style of country music. It’s clear the band are all fans of the style of music they play, Sam herself I actually recall seeing last year in a serendipitous bumping into each other at Liverpool Street Station as we were both making our way back to the fine city after an amazing gig in London by Courtney Marie Andrews, an artist we both love, admire and appreciate so much that we travelled to the capital to see this authentic artist perform songs that hit the spot and connect with the listener. Sam Coe’s love of country music shows clearly in the spirit she and the band play with and it’s clear it connects with people as there were plenty audience members sporting the band’s album ‘Full Moon’ t-shirts.

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A most enjoyable Friday evening with three varied acts and a very friendly, sociable crowd.  My Outline review is below:

“Sam Coe and the Long Shadows were the headliners at the Norwich Arts Centre for legendary promoter Craig Hill’s Tilting Sky, closing his trio of Americana gigs in the city.  The night had two strong and varied support acts, beginning with True Adventures.  I’ve been an admirer of Sam’s work for some time but it seems like quite a while since I last saw him so this was a good reminder of what an entertaining storyteller he is, not only in the lyrics of his songs but the chats between them too.  He quickly drew in those who already knew his material and also endeared himself to those first-time listeners with a warm and engaging set, delivered beautifully and with plenty of soul and gentle humour. 
Next on the bill was a full-band version of the superb Hot Raisin (who were fellow Battle of the Bands finalists with Sam Coe and the Long Shadows a couple of years back) and for this occasion were reunited with drummer Daryl to play in their fully electric, full band formation. They raised the tempo and volume, sounding big, warm and punchy. I love them to bits and was happy to hear a new track alongside the more established live favourites such as Captain and set-closer Whiskey Ginger. They have variety and songs which draw you in, together with a stage-presence that has such a feel-good factor about it. One can just tell that these are people who love each other’s company and click so well together, both musically and as friends.
Sam Coe and the Long Shadows have been on the Norwich gig circuit for a few years and continued the whiskey theme with their own Whiskey Dreaming. They too sounded full and tight with their recently expanded line up. In fact bassist Philip was playing just his second gig with the band whilst James on guitar was actually making his Long Shadows live debut, so that tightness was all the more impressive bearing in mind how long they’d been together. Of course the two of them are also known to many of us from their days in Addison’s Uncle.  
With the lap steel, dobro, keys, drums, bass, electric guitar and Sam’s own acoustic guitar and vocals there is a strong feeling of depth to the sound, a warmth and fullness that harks back to a golden age of country music.  A very fine cover of Margo Price’s Hurtin’ on the Bottle typifies this style and sound that Sam Coe and the Long Shadows play.  There was a little onstage discussion about the name of their style which ranged from “Americana” and “East Anglicana” but to my ears on the night it seemed to be the outlaw end of what Dale Watson has dubbed Ameripolitan, which is all about authenticity and this is what we recognise in these open, honest and heartfelt songs.
They perform an enjoyable set to an appreciative audience and the encore of The Comeback Queen is well-judged and selected, not only in sentiment but also in the identifying sound of what Sam Coe and the Long Shadows are about.

Congratulations too to Craig Hill for another strong and varied line-up completing a hat-trick of Americana gigs but more is on the way with The Waterfront Sessions and an East Coast Country all-dayer on the 4th August that shall again include Sam Coe & the Long Shadows and Hot Raisin, alongside Morganway, Lisa Redford, The Vagaband, Lucy Grubb, The Revelation Brothers, Rory Hill, Tom Malachowski, and Little Red Kings.”

 

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Bob Log III @ NAC, Shane’s Shenanigans @ The Reindeer 11 April 2019

As we know all too well, there are frequent gig-clashes in Norwich and this Thursday evening was no exception. However, my chosen gigs at Norwich Arts Centre and The Reindeer were so close to each other that gighopping was fairly straightforward, albeit missing a couple of acts.

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My evening started at The Reindeer for Shane’s Shenanigans which always presents an interesting line up.  This one provided me with my first chance to see the duo that is Ezifreak, who were great!

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Next up was a rare Norwich appearance from Wroxham’s The Lantern Men (formerly The Turbos) whom I love, with a dirty garage rock set that passed by all too quickly but was a mix of covers such as Love Potion No.9 plus others by Thee Milkshakes and The Sonics but a healthy dose of their originals too, including a first live performance of Attack of the Killer Gnats, a sort of homage to the Broads. Check out their wonderrfully titled Chords from the Broads EP and Lure of the Lantern Men album.

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Following their set I hotfooted it to the NAC to catch Bob Log III for PRB Presents. Unfortunately I missed the support set from Robin Evans but have heard lots of good things. Bob Log III had just started when I arrived and it was already obvious bedlam as I entered the hall. Balloons being blown up and burst all over the place, inflatable ducks and dinghys on the stage plus Bob Log himself from the future in space helmet and telephone as he plays raw and dirty one man blues.  It was surreal chaos.  Audience members and Bob himself crowdsurfed in a dinghys, bottles of bucks fizz and prosecco were were opened and poured into inflatable ducks and a dog bowl for people to drink from and all the while the place was filled with the smell of toast. Yes, there was a toaster at the side of the stage and a full loaf of Hovis bread to keep the toasting going.  Absolutely nuts.

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NAC has the most fantastic security staff and my respect for them just grows and grows. This was no ordinary gig and they had a thousand things to keep an eye on what with dinghys, ducks and toasters but surveyed with a smile on their faces.

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To finish the night I returned to the relative sanity of Shane’s Shenanigans (how often is one able to say that?!) where, alas, I had missed Loose Leaf Drifters but Bavarian Rocket Groop were playing, another band I love. Not alone in that some had travelled down from Edinburgh to see them!  It was wonderful stuff through Chad’s impressive new PA.

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“Bob Log III, Fat Possum recording artist and one man band crown prince of punk blues from Tuscon, Arizona. Witnessing Bob Log live is an unmissable and unforgettable experience. By rights he should be a punk blues stadium super star.

He takes to the stage with his face masked in a crash helmet with a black visor and a telephone wired in it for a mic and wearing a blue jump suit. Bob then unleashes a torrent of hardcore Mississippi Delta blues, hip hop beats and punk rock.

In this current world of homogenised and mass marketed music, we need true mavericks like Bob Log III more than ever.”

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs + KULK @ Waterfront Studio Norwich 8 April 2019

Through a simple but weird twist of fate this was actually my third time seeing KULK within the space of 8 days.  They supported YAK at probably my gig of the year thus far at NAC and I was happy to discover they were playing at the Church of Art ahead of my visiting the Rumsey for the Gluttonous Mutt double-header of Ravenous Hounds and Beast with a Gun.  When the call went out a day or two ago for a local “loud and heavy” act to support PigsX7 at The Waterfront Studio the unanimous concensus was the name of KULK.  This duo did not disappoint, playing the loudest, heaviest and most intense set I have yet experienced from them.  The drama builds slowly at the start of the set before exploding into life but boy was that some finale with Thom leaping over the barrier and playing guitar amongst us before throwing it into the barrier, jumping back onstage and hurling the amp over the barrier and onto the floor.  I love their ‘living in the moment’ attitude, unpredictability and spontaneity! Expect the unexpected with these two. This is what rock ‘n’roll needs. Hmmm, maybe they’d be the perfect slot for that upcoming Starcrawler gig!

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KULK are one of the most exciting young bands to have recently emerged in the region and are chanelling the spirit of raw and dirty, loud rock and roll. I believe they hail from Stowmarket but they regularly play the fine city so do check them out, you will not regret doing so.

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Somewhere between the lands of Sabbath and Motorhead dwell Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs who on their visit to Norwich filled the Waterfront Studio with not just a sellout crowd but their immense sound.  I’m not sure I’ve been at a sold out and full studio gig before but it felt good, full and with plenty of atmosphere. The sound was perfect too. Loads of notable Norwich music faces were in attendance and there was a palpable buzz of excitement ahead of the band’s entrance as the tension built with a looped pulsating drone before they came on. The crowd were great too on “the worst night of the week, a Monday” the place was rammed, KULK and many others were headbanging down the front and Pigs X7 were fully appreciative, one could really feel this in their words midway through the set.  They came across wonderfully, humble and appreciative of their audience and not shy in saying so.

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Huge, absolutely massive riffs rocked the Waterfront Studio and the crowd lapped it all up. Surely the loudest gigs I’ve heard in this space, I was one of the many lost in the music and loved it. It was immense and intense, in every sense. This was the place to be on Monday night in Norwich. Sometimes you just need something musically huge, loud and powerful. PigsX7 provided all of that and more.

After a relatively low-key start to 2019 for me, the excellent gigs are now coming thick and fast, this one was all done and dusted by just after 10pm but was yet another one of them right up there with some of the most enjoyable.

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EVERYTHING IS FINE presents…

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

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The Waterfront Studio

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Doors 7.30pm

14s+

£12 Advance STBF

The period since Pigs’ Rocket Recordings 2017 debut ‘Feed The Rats’ – a mighty tsunami of rancorous riffage and unholy abjection that wowed critics and wreckheads alike – has seen the band build on their incendiary live reputation far and wide, from the sweatiest of UK fleapits to illustrious festivals like Roskilde.

 

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Ravenous Hounds + Beast with a Gun @ Rumsey Wells, KULK @ Concrete exhibition, St. Margaret’s Church of Art 5 April 2019

Still very much in the mood for some noise, punk and garage rock I was well-served by our city for all of that on Friday evening. Having really enjoyed seeing KULK again when they supported YAK at the Arts Centre for a brilliant gig a few days earlier I was pleased to spot that they had a performance slot at 7pm for the CONCRETE exhibition being held at St. Margaret’s Church of Art.  With their film being projected behind them it was as visual as it was musically powerful.  I’ll be seeing them for the third time in a fortnight tomorrow as they are a late addition to the billing at the Waterfront Studio for the Monday visit of Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs which, needless to say, is completely sold out.

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It was a good evening for music in the Lanes with Gaffa Tape Sandy also playing the NAC but to continue the theme of punky, noisy garage rock I headed to the Rumsey Wells for a 9pm start where both Ravenous Hounds and Beast with a Gun (including a bass!) were launching new recordings and where things were about to get even louder. Beast with a Gun have an EP available for download on Bandcamp whilst Ravenous Hounds have a brand new album also available on limited edition CD. A number of people were gig-hopping between the NAC and the Rumsey but I was happy to just stay and enjoy two of my favourite spirited noise merchants here on the same bill.

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They were both gloriously loud and extremely good fun, as always. It looks like the Rumsey may have possibly picked up the baton from the Owl Sanctuary for gigs like this and I was pleased to note an Owl t-shirt at the bar, more power to them, this was great! So loud even the soundcheck apparently scared a few people away from their spots near the stage area – I took that as a very good sign – and it was well attended by a crowd who loved what the heard.  More of this sort of thing please, thanks Rob, Gluttonous Mutt and Rumsey Wells!

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ravenous hounds

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“!!FREE!! IN THE MAIN BAR

RAVENOUS HOUNDS are kicking off their year proper with this headline gig where they’ll be celebrating the release of the self-recorded debut album that has been in the works since day 1 of the band. The sound of the live set continues to grow and evolve, with a high energy and dense sound, taking influences from all the sharper edges of underground rock’n’roll. Driving baritone bass grooves, sax&synth-drenched psychedlic overtones, otherwordly guitar overdrive, you get the picture.

Graveyard Soul: https://youtu.be/ZPVKxBpvO1g

BEAST WITH A GUN are also imminently releasing a new EP and are returing with a slightly tweaked line-up. Lo-fi, high energy, straight up dirty garage punk rock’n’roll will be served up at its best.

‘World’ live at Norwich Arts Centre: https://youtu.be/viRl6zxWLNE

Gig in the main bar – FREE ENTRY – kicks off 9pm!”

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Norwich: Music City, UK

Norwich: Music City, UK. A Norwich playlist of well over 30 hours of local music on Spotify:

 

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Lights Out, with Hot Raisin + Danny Whitehouse + Jack Solomon + Peter Turrell @ Louis Marchesi Crypt

Lights Out

On the first Monday of each month Peter T hosts and curates a lovely and intimate music session at the unique crypt beneath the Louis Marchesi – a space so special and full of character it hardly needs a Lennon mural – where the music is acoustic and unplugged, and all performed under candlelight. It’s quite special.

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Peter himself opened the music as the crypt slowly filled up, playing some classical and baroque with the odd hilarious and incongruous profanity thrown in as he cursed his fingers.

This was followed by a solo set from singer-songwriter Jack Solomon on guitar and then a rare appearance from Danny Whitehouse, formerly of Echoes in the Well / Koi Paraga and joined by Ed from Our Quiet Friends on upright bass, and Azzy from Nebula Sun on cajon.  It was quite a treat for the by now considerable audience packing out the crypt.

Lights Out

To round off a lovely night of music it was the original duo version of Hot Raisin, sounding lovely too with the acoustics of the space as well as being charming as ever.

Lights Out used to be run by Pedz some years ago but he’s now based in Bristol so it’s great that Peter T is now holding that candlelight and continuing these beautiful acoustic and unplugged evenings. They happen on the first Monday of each month and entry is free though a pot is passed around for donations which are divided up among the artists performing.

Lights Out

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“This month “lights out” presents another spectacular lineup of acoustic musical acts in the charming crypt underneath the Louis Marchesi pub. Acts include:

Hot Raisin Unplugged – Original acoustic set by this well established critically acclaimed band.

Danny Whitehouse and friends – Atmospheric original music from the ex Echos in the Well frontman.

Jack Solomon – Powerful melodies and thought provoking lyrics from this experienced musician

Peter Turrell – Classical guitar. Original and historic music

730PM. DONATION ON THE DOOR”

 

Lights Out

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