Well it’s been an interesting week or so … we saw Don Broco performing live in the concourse at St Pancras International in the Station Sessions – just brilliant – lead singer Rob was at his best giving out and getting back a lot of love from his travelling audience “We love trains!” he said.
Pretty much straight away even the most conservative commuter was swinging along – things became pretty boisterous as a whole load of bras were thrown on stage and the set was completed with bra-adorned mics … the gig only ended after a conga of nearly “flash” proportions.
Don Broco feel good, look good and are a band of the future. This was heard loud and clear in “Yeah man” a new song which opened strong; the vocals dwarfed the cavernous station foyer while the beat joined in emphatically and with layers and layers of vocals chiming as the song progressed. I really liked it and my (random) neighbor was heard to say “brilliant”. Indeed.
Here's the conga:
Well excitement at the OVERGROUND SOUND base is building big time as we prepare for Roskilde Festival – as we’ve always said, it’s line-up is the best in Europe – judge for yourself…. We’ll be bringing you lots of news about and from Roskilde.
More on Roskilde Festival HERE
Roskilde Festival LISTING HERE
In the Jazz Festival Scene, we notice that St Emilion Jazz Festival 19 - 22 July HERE has Gregoire Maret playing his harmonica – we welcome Gregoire as a LISTED ARTIST and check him out in action for yourself here:
Earlier Rose had much fun judging the Bournemouth Unplugged at the Winchester (ironically in Bournemouth!) – keep your eye on the Winchester for it has some gig gems … HERE
This week also saw us at exlovers album launch – review HERE - in The Waiting Room, London – on the eve of their departure for a tour in Japan – these guys are sounding tight, emotive, uplifting and true. They’ve managed not to compromise their unique combination of vulnerability and strength and we’re looking forward to hearing how they get on in the Far East. They’re certainly going from strength to strength here in the UK and their launch party was rammed.
We also had a great time at the Comedy Café in Shoreditch – and laughed all evening with Tom Rhodes, Nick Sun and Vince Fluck. All adult content and no less funny for that. Some of you might remember Bill Hicks (HERE) – well, Tom is the guy that Steve Hicks told us his brother Bill looked out for when they were both on the circuit.
(L - Tom)
(Above, Nick ,L, and Vince, R )
(Above: Vince and Nick during our filmed interviews and podcasts - coming)
See Tom Rhodes live and speak with him and you can see why Bill Hicks and Tom forged a friendship that has endured as a touching influence and memory for Tom.
Interviews and podcast with all these great comedians are on their way.
We are starting a new category for COMEDY - HERE - and LISTED as a category under our LISTED ARTISTS drop down lists.
Talking of enduring – Alt-J the band with an unending sound are gigging the Festival Tent at Reading and Leeds this year. Highlights for us in the Festival tent last year included the Horrors and Mariachi le Bronx … say no more …
Here's our interview with Alt-J:
Closer to home Radio Lollipop, in association with mINtSOUTH and the Talking Heads, presents... Lollifest 2012 at The Talking Heads. Friday 20th July 7:30pm
Radio Lollipop believes in the healing power of play - providing smiles and laughter to children at a time when they need it most.
One in four children are admitted to a hospital before reaching age 14. Though some patients are short-stay, many have a recurring need for care and return repeatedly to hospital. Some who are terminally ill spend much of their short lives in hospital. Don’t turn off this – if they can bear to live it, you can bear to read it – and get down to that gig and join in the fun with the likes of :
The Dog House Boat Boys
Ben Goddard & The Heartbeats
Bryony Marie Fry
Tickets are £6 in advance or £8 on the door.
All for now!!
More on Don Broco HERE
More on Roskilde Festival 2012 HERE
More on exlovers HERE
More on Alt-J HERE
More on Vince Fluck HERE
More COMEDY HERE