Sofar Sounds, plus the Bo Nanafana Takeover of the Arts Centre NNF14 feat. The Apples, 22 May 2014

Sofar Sounds “Songs from a Room” with Wooden Arms, Daisy Vaughan, Jack Northover – Bo Nanafana Norwich Arts Centre Takeover, NNF14, with The Apples, and Darton Cafe for Live Art in the NAC Bar, 22 May 2014.

Despite there being a busy programme of events for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2014 there are of course many other independent gigs happening in and around Norwich – one absolute gem was the city’s inaugural Sofar Sounds which it was a real pleasure and privilege to be in attendance at. The three acts performing in this beautifully intimate and informal session in Alex’s flat were Wooden Arms, Daisy Vaughan, and Jack Northover, each playing three or four songs. It was my first time hearing Jack, who apart from the first song played totally acoustically tonight. A great talent with a super voice that made me wonder why I wasn’t previously aware of his work – I will seek some more out.

sofar sounds 1

sofar sounds - jack northover

It was my fourth time hearing Daisy though, and she really wowed people tonight with her silky and extraordinary voice. She played a couple of my favourites – Envelope, and the massively impressive song sung entirely in Spanish.

sofar sounds - daisy vaughan

Daisy Vaughan

Daisy Vaughan

Wooden Arms on this occasion lined up with Alex, Jeff, Milly, Jon, Fynn, and Jess, previewing a new song and playing a couple of older ones, with a beautiful version of False Start. Alex again was in especially fine form between songs too, I often find myself moved by the lyrics of the songs, and then in helpless laughter at Alex’s line inbetween them!

Wooden Arms at Sofar Sounds

Wooden Arms at Sofar Sounds

Wooden Arms at Sofar Sounds

Wooden Arms at Sofar Sounds

Wooden Arms at Sofar Sounds

Wooden Arms at Sofar Sounds

Wooden Arms at Sofar Sounds

Wooden Arms at Sofar Sounds

A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining gig, I adored it. Many thanks to Alex and Em for their kind hospitality and hosting the event.

Sofar Sounds event flyer

Sofar Sounds event flyer

Performing will be:

Wooden Arms

Wooden Arms is a Norwich-based 6 piece alternative, classical, indie band with 5-part vocal harmonies and a distinctive yet delicate blend of classical instrumentation meets modern melody.

http://www.woodenarms.co.uk/

Daisy Vaughan

The precociously talented Daisy Vaughan writes ethereal folk songs, all performed with a delicately lilting voice.

Jack Northover

Velvet Voiced troubadour Jack Northover is one of the finest singer / songwriters from this neck of the woods

http://jacknorthover.com/

Following on from Sofar Sounds I headed to NAC for the Bo Nanafana takeover, which was in full swing by the time I arrived in little way into the Apples’ set. They sounded sensational, and I have since heard several friends raving about their excellence, and claiming it as their festival highlight.

The Apples at the Bo Nanafana NNF14 Takeover of the Norwich Arts Centre

The Apples at the Bo Nanafana NNF14 Takeover of the Norwich Arts Centre

The Apples

The Apples

The Apples

The Apples

The Apples

The Apples

The incredible Pocket Monsterz were also on the bill but of course I was elsewhere at that time, so have no pics of them nor any of the djs, but afterwards the fun continued into the early hours at the NAC Bar with the Hunt and Darton Cafe for Live Art.

As part of NNF14 – we present

The Bo Nanafana Take Over at Norwich Arts Centre’s brilliant Live Art Club

Starring The Apples, an incredible nine-piece band hailing from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. There’s drums, bass and horns all held together by turntablists DJ Todres and Schoolmaster with Mixmonster to mix it all up some more.
They are spontaneous, funky and noisy. Known for their breakout reinterpretation of ‘Killing in The Name’ – but there’s so much more to them!

With DJ Vincent 1000 and Pocket Monsterz and Hunt and Darton Cafe taking you up to 2am for just £13 – get your tix quickstix

The Apples (event flyer photo)

The Apples (event flyer photo)

bo nanafana at nnf14, nac, live art 1

bo nanafana at nnf14, nac, live art

bo nanafana at nnf14, nac, live art

Many thank to Bo Nanafana, Norwich Arts Centre, Alex and Em

words and photos, richard shashamane 2014

@RShashamane

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