June

July

Harriet

Having just completed her acclaimed debut UK tour which saw her sell out venues across the UK. Harriet will be playing some further shows across the country throughout 2017.  Performing songs from her highly recommended debut album and some stunning covers, this is an evening not to be missed. "One of the musical voices of the year, discovered right here on this show" - Graham Norton, BBC Radio2 "Quite extraordinary…Every hair on my body is standing on end” - Gaby Roslin, BBC Radio London "A mesmerising performer: Karen Carpenter meets Stevie Nicks." - Paul Watson, Headliner Magazine    

Acapela, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Harriet

Acapela
Cardiff

Saturday

01 Jul

Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

“Two of my absolute favourite artists” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2   Acclaimed roots duo singer-songwriter Lowri Evans & guitar ace Lee Mason hail from West Wales but their music touches a universal nerve. Their new record, A Little Bit Of Everything, is a stunning career retrospective especially recorded to celebrate their first 10 years as a creative partnership. For fans it is an awesome reminder of just how good Lowri’s songs are and for newcomers to their cause an introduction to the sublime chemistry Lowri and Lee uncork on stage.   Following on from their critically acclaimed 6th album, the BBC playlisted Everyone Is From Somewhere Else, which also found them ‘in session’ for Bob Harris’s Radio 2 Sunday show, they were resolute that the next album should reflect their unique live performance. Lee’s beautifully judged guitar playing and subtle harmonies have been integral to Lowri’s music from the outset. This time out he receives equal-billing as together they perform nuanced acoustic interpretations of some of Lowri’s most popular tunes. This is Lowri and Lee as fans like to hear them. As their star continues to soar A Little Bit Of Everything catches the duo cresting a wave that has carried them to acclaim beyond their home country and into the hearts of fans around the UK, into Europe and across the waters to the USA.

Acapela, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Lowri Evans & Lee Mason...

Acapela
Cardiff

Sunday

02 Jul

Relaxed Concert With BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

Presented by conductor Grant Llewellyn and musician Andy Pidcock, this Relaxed Concert offers an interactive and fun experience of music in a welcoming environment. Programme to include music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini, Johann Strauss II as well as Happy from Despicable Me 2 and the Doctor Who theme. The Relaxed Concert features picture communication systems projected on large screens as well as audio description and British Sign Language interpretation. Tickets: 14 Over 60s: 12.60 Family ticket (2 adults + 1-4 kids): 20.00 Family ticket (1 adult + 1-2 kids) : 15.00 Students: 5.00 Wheelchair user plus one companion: 10.00 each ticket Please note, these timings are provided as a guidance only and are subject to change. Please see website for up to date timings near time of event.

St. David's Hall, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Relaxed Concert With Bb...

St. David's Hall
Cardiff

Sunday

02 Jul

The Jazz Defenders

If you attend the recent Hailey Tuck concert, you will have been amazed by the wonderful piano playing of George Cooper. We were that impressed that we invited George back with his band "The Jazz Defenders". The Jazz Defenders are a group born out of a deep love for Blue Note Records – specifically the hard bop recordings of Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan and Art Blakey. Those records were highly regarded for a reason – catchy horn lines and incredible musicianship combined with Rudy Van Gelder’s engineering skills mean they will forever be regarded as classics of the genre. The Jazz Defenders are a group that would ‘defend’ the legacy of those recordings whilst creating its own original identity and distinctive flair. The group is the brainchild of vibrant pianist and composer George Cooper who in 2015, set about choosing the right musicians for the individual qualities and style that they would bring to the group, followed by an all original set of tunes being written between Cooper and each member of the ensemble. Featuring some of Bristol’s finest players the line-up is Nick Dover (tenor saxophone), Nick Malcolm (trumpet), Matt Brown (drums), Will Harris (bass), and George Cooper (piano). The music that they produce together is a modern Soul Jazz slant on classic Hard Bop, effortlessly channelling the spirit of the golden Blue Note era of Jazz. As session musicians in their own right, the five members of the band have worked with a variety of internationally acclaimed artists such as Nigel Kennedy, Massive Attack, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Get The Blessing, Simon Spillet, Alan Barnes, Rodriguez & Nostalgia 77, as well as playing at venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Cafe & The 606 Club.

Acapela, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The Jazz Defen

Acapela
Cardiff

Thursday

06 Jul

Made In Liverpool - Beatles Tribute

Made in Liverpool - Beatles Tribute All the way from the legendary Cavern Club, Liverpool Saturday 8th July 2017 Tickets £19.50   Made in Liverpool, Beatles tribute Band are resident at The world famous Cavern Club Liverpool from where The Beatles shot to fame, their show … “A Night at The Cavern” is a must see for any Beatles fan.   Uniquely and unlike other Beatles tributes “Made in Liverpool” are resident in the very place where pop/rock history’s greatest band were discovered. Originally named “The Fab Four” they were the first Beatles tribute band to play the iconic venue when it re-opened and are mentioned in music writer and Merseybeat historian Spencer Leigh’s book ‘The Cavern, The Most Famous Club in the World’. ??Born and bred in Liverpool the band perform to audiences World-wide. Their performance as The Beatles is unique, and mind blowing, the show has an electric atmosphere and is not to be missed! ?Like John, Paul, George and Ringo Made in Liverpool are all Liverpudlians and they naturally sound like The Beatles.?Their shows attract a regular following from Beatles fans throughout the world, recent performances have been as far afield as Russia, USA, Australia, Switzerland, Europe and the Far east.?The lads from Liverpool will bring the real spirit and atmosphere of their Cavern show directly to your party or event, because after all they really play there !.??Enjoy and experience Liverpool’s premiere world class Beatles tribute band, playing the music of the four lads who shook the world, from where it all began, in the most famous club in the world. The Beatles are arguably the greatest and most successful music phenomenon ever ! Their music appeals to young and old alike and instead of diminishing over time they still to this day influence popular culture throughout the world and Made in Liverpool play the music of the four lads who shook the world to perfection MADE IN LIVERPOOL, resident Beatles tribute show at the world famous Cavern Club.www.cavernclub.org/resident-bands/made-in-liverpool/

Acapela, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Made In Liverpool - Bea...

Acapela
Cardiff

Saturday

08 Jul

Jazoo

LISTEN TO JAZOO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PKEKMobUJA   and the superb SOMEDAY from their latest album Destinations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrz3-TY10Ew Experimental ethno-jazz group Jazoo comes from Slovenia, but in recent years it has been more active abroad than at home. Since its formation, the band has stubbornly insisted on maintaining its musical style. However, it has journeyed and developed over time. The cult musical cast, who are unique, original and write all the music they play, shatter the boundaries of music forms. This can be sensed in their latest album Destinations, where one can feel a perfect blend of modern experimental sounds and European jazz. The in?uences of Archie Shepp, Omar Sosa and the Esbjörn Svensson Trio are clearly present. The music is eclectic, diverse and highly listenable, and yet also unpredictable and free. By using unusual harmonies and complex polyrhythms, the cast take their listeners on a magical voyage of their music. The latest album captures a moment in time of the creativity of the band, showing that it has managed to move away from its recent work, whilstalways staying loyal to its roots.   There are not many bands that, after two decades of continuous musical activity, would still dare to explore new sounds within the borders of ethno and European jazz, but this experimentation is what de?nes Jazoo. Destinations is the band’s sixth album, and it proves that fresh discoveries, after all that time, are still possible. It may be hard to discern their origin, but one can feel a distinctive London presence, where the band has performed regularly over the last few years. It was here that they began collaborating with Max Franosch, a featured ECM Records graphic artist. He has managed visually to convey the epic feel of their musical ?ow.   Acapela welcome the amazing Jazoo for a concert not to be missed!     

Acapela, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Jazoo

Acapela
Cardiff

Friday

14 Jul

The Meadows Featuring Kristyn Murphy

Born and raised in the United States near the beautiful Maine coast, singer and recording artist Kristyn Murphy began studying music and solo performing at the age of eight, and has since studied at prestigious music schools the Hartt School and Crane School of Music. Kristyn’s voice, which is attracting audiences around the globe, has entertained high profiled U.S. political figures on several occasions, was recently featured in the national touring cabaret act Lovers & Monsters, and has been enthusiastically welcomed by audiences of all ages.  The singer’s deep connection to both the ocean and her Celtic heritage is reflected in her repertoire, which weaves together Celtic, American folk, Maritime and standards.  Her musical versatility is pleasing to varied musical palates, and her energetic personality keeps performances lively.  Kristyn will be making her European debut in July 2017 during Celtic Journey’s introduction tour. “American soprano Kristyn Murphy makes all the pieces of the musical puzzle fit with her debut recording A Time to Remember. The Vocalist breaks down borders, crossing genres seamlessly. There is no denying this singer’s incredible voice. Murphy is one to keep an eye on in the coming years.”  Celtic Life International Magazine For more information about Kristyn visit: http://www.kristynmurphy.com     The Meadows are a Classically-trained four-piece multi-instrumentalist band from Carmarthenshire and they perform original songs and fresh interpretations of folk music, predominantly drawn from Celtic culture.  Their concerts are an etherial journey: a fusion of atmospheric, contemplative, emotional textures combined with high-energy, exhilarating music which gets people dancing.  They have played charity tours (inc. Velindre Cancer Centre, Wales Air Ambulance), numerous festivals and events, Glasgow’s Celtic Connections 2016 & 2017, the Wales Millennium Centre, Twmpaths/Cèilidhs along with BBC radio, their compositions including ‘An Evening Stroll Through Aberglasney’ have received international radio airplay, they have been featured in press articles including Celtic Life International and Celtic Guide.  2016 saw them increasing their presence on the festival circuit with numerous concerts including The Fishguard Folk Festival, Eden Festival, How the Light Gets In, The Little Big Gig, etc.  They have been invited to perform at a number of festivals this year including Great North Folk Festival and the International Music Eisteddfod in Llangollen and their debut album is scheduled for completion shortly. Showcase video (Celtic Connections 2016): https://youtu.be/g9vav5_CSCA Recent Feedback: - "Congratulations on your musical talents and songwriting.  It's wonderful to hear new young vocals singing folk songs with nice arrangements.”  Danny Carthy, Fiddlers Green "Such a beautiful piece.  Don't let anyone change or spoil you.  I imagine that is the last thing anyone could do." "Transfixingly beautiful!”  Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales "You were the highlight of my week at HESFES!  Thank you for such great music :)” "I just played your beautiful rendition of Wild Mountain Thyme.  I have always loved this song and have heard many artists perform it, but your rendition is the best I've ever heard.  It is so delicate and beautiful.  Thank you for brightening my day!” "Thanks for a lovely set.  It was very well received and we appreciated your professionalism as well as the beautiful music.” For more information about The Meadows visit: http://www.TheMeadowsBand.co.uk   Celtic Journey show description:-"Celtic Journey is a stage show featuring music, dance, and story that celebrates the Celtic nations, their traditions, and the international ties that unite them as one in a world of hardship, hope, and new beginnings.  Starring the vibrant Folk-Crossover group The Meadows and international Celtic singer Kristyn Murphy, audiences will become lost in two hours of toe-tapping reels, heart wrenching ballads, and stories of home.”YouTube tour promo: -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCNsbQr15f0                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Acapela, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The Meadows Featuring K...

Acapela
Cardiff

Sunday

16 Jul

Horace Andy (Live) With Mafia & Fluxy Plus Samsara Collective

Horace Andy live in concert Supported by Mafia & Fluxy Supported by Samsara Collective Wednesday 19th July 2017 Doors 7pm till 11pm HORACE ANDY: One of Jamaica\'s most distinguished and beloved vocalists, Horace Andy is blessed with one of the most distinctive voices on the island and his emotive delivery just adds further weight to his reputation. His classic recordings from the \'70s remain crucial listening, while his more recent work with trip-hop heroes Massive Attack has introduced the singer to an entire new generation of devoted fans. Indeed, Andy\'s work has been of such consistently high caliber over the years that there\'s never been a time when he wasn\'t releasing exceptional records. Born Horace Hinds in the Allman Town neighborhood of Kingston, Jamaica, on February 19, 1951, the young star-to-be watched in awe as his elder cousin Justin Hinds cut a swathe across the Jamaican music scene. Justin Hinds & the Dominoes notched up hit after hit across the \'60s, most memorably with the smash "Carry Go Bring Come," later covered by Two Tone heroes the Selector. It was inevitable then that the younger Hinds would attempt to follow his cousin\'s meteoric path, although intriguingly he chose not to approach Justin\'s own producer, Duke Reid. Instead, at the age of 16 he cut his debut single for George "Phil" Pratt. Unfortunately, "This Is a Black Man\'s Country" did not light up the charts and the teenager spent the next few years in the shadows. In January 1970, Hinds showed up at Studio One to audition for labelhead Coxsone Dodd, this time as a duo with friend Frank Melody. Dodd wasn\'t keen on the pairing, but later that week, Hinds tried again on his own with the self-composed ballad "Got to Be Sure," and this time the producer was sold. That song was cut as the singer\'s debut single. However, the producer was wary of releasing it under Hinds\' own name, concerned that the family relation with Justin and Horace\'s similar singing style might count against the teen. Dodd insisted on a name change and decided to throw out a red herring by rechristening him Horace Andy, a tribute to the equally legendary former Paragon-turned-solo star Bob Andy. "Got to Be Sure" was followed up with several more singles during 1971 -- "See a Man\'s Face" and "Night Owl" included -- with "Fever" and the evocative "Mr. Bassie" arriving the next year. Andy was on the ascendant, but it was another recording, "Skylarking," which sealed his stardom. The song was placed on the Jamaica Today compilation and caused such a fevered reaction at the Lord Tippertone sound system that Dodd quickly released it as a single, where it rocketed to the top of the Jamaican chart. From that point on, the hits rained down: "Love of a Woman," "Every Tongue Shall Tell," a cover of Cat Stevens\' "Where Do the Children Play," and the deeply devotional "Oh Lord Why Lord," amongst the number. In 1972, Studio One released Skylarking, rounding up a clutch of Andy\'s singles and other crucial recordings from this period. Two years later, the follow-up, Best of Horace Andy, appeared, heavily weighted with covers but still crucial nonetheless. The Heartbeat label compiled the Mr. Bassie album much later, which again trawls through the Studio One material but unearths a pair of previously released recordings alongside all the crucial singles. Having reached such heady heights, Andy now departed Studio One, linked back up with Phil Pratt, and proceeded to cut such seminal songs as "Money Is the Root of All Evil" and "Get Wise." Now a fervent freelancer, Andy recorded with many of the island\'s other producers as well. He cut "Love You to Want Me" and "Delilah" with Gussie Clarke, the deeply dubby "Girl I Love You" with Ernest and Jo Jo Hookim, "Jah Jah Children" for Count Shelly, "Lonely Woman" for Derrick Harriott, "God Is Displeased" for Harry J, and covered Tony Orlando\'s "Bless You" for Robbie Shakespeare\'s Bar-Bell label. Leonard Chin was the producer responsible for Andy\'s second Jamaican number one, 1973\'s the infectious "Children of Israel," and the singles just kept coming. He joined forces with Niney Holness in 1975 to cut "Nice and Easy" and "I\'m in Love," paired up with Freddie McKay for the duet "Talking Love," and also returned to Jo Jo Hookim\'s side for "Beware of a Smiling Face." Arguably, however, some of his best work was in conjunction with producer Bunny Lee. The two men inaugurated their partnership with a superb re-recording of "Skylarking" and "Just Say Who," the latter fueled by a mighty mix courtesy of King Tubby. The pair would create several more seminal versions of Andy\'s earlier works including "Love of a Woman," "Something on My Mind," and "Money Is the Root of All Evil" (aka "Money Money" Across his career, Andy would revisit old songs time and time again, a practice typical of Jamaican vocalists. Almost uniquely, however, the singer\'s later versions invariably stand up against the originals, and no matter how many times he recuts a song, Andy always brings something new to it. For collectors, this is a major headache, especially when perusing compilations in search of a specific recording. But as there\'s no "definitive" version, for fans this is a godsend, for no matter which version one ends up with, it\'s never an inferior one. He\'s one of the only artists around that will never record a truly definitive version of any song, each, like a prism, will be another exquisite reflection. Of course, Andy was also recording new songs as well with Lee, including such classics as "Zion Gate," "You Are My Angel," "Don\'t Try to Use Me," and "Rasta Saw Them Coming," as well as equally crucial covers including John Holt\'s "I\'ve Got to Get Away" and "Serious Thing" and Tapper Zukie\'s "Better Collie." The Trojan label bundled up much of the best of these cuts for You Are My Angel, many of which are also featured on The Prime of Horace Andy, released by the Music Club label in 1998. The Cleopatra label\'s The Wonderful World of Horace Andy features rarities cut with Lee, as well as with Niney Holness, amongst a handful of modern remixes and an oddly chosen cover song from the early \'80s. Meanwhile, in 1974, Andy paired up with Winston Jarrett, singer with Alton Ellis\' backing group the Flames, for the fabulous Earth Must Be Hell album. Andy also joined forces with a number of DJs during this period, including Doctor Alimantado for the classic "Poison Flour" single. In 1977, Andy emigrated to Connecticut and immediately linked up with Hungry Town labelhead Everton DaSilva. The end result was the classic In the Light album and its equally seminal dub companion remixed by Prince Jammy. The pair also released a stream of excellent singles including "Youths of Today," the fabulous re-recorded "Fever," the guitar-laced "Do You Love My Music," and "Government Land." Andy next set up his own label, Rhythm, and inaugurated it with a new version of "Don\'t Let Problems Get You Down." The singer continued recording under DaSilva\'s aegis for other Rhythm singles, including "Ital Vital," "Control Yourself," and "Ital Vibe." Their partnership was abruptly ended in 1979 when the producer was murdered. However, Andy had not been working exclusively with DaSilva. In 1978, he had recorded the Pure Ranking album for Brad Osbourne\'s Clocktower label. This seminal album not only foreshadowed the rise of raggamuffin with its title track, but also laid the groundwork for modern dancehall. Andy now hooked up with the production duo Morwells and recorded the "Black Cinderella" single. Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy & U. Black in a Rub-A-Dub Style In 1980, he joined with singer Bim Sherman and DJ U Black for the Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy & U Black album. That same year brought the arrival of Andy\'s Natty Dread a Weh She Want, brilliantly overseen by Tappa Zukie, which boasts such classic cuts as "Raggamuffin," "Run Babylon," and the sweet-as-sugar title track. The pair also unleashed the singles "Revolution" and a re-recorded "Earth Must Be Hell. Meanwhile, Andy was also working with producer Ossie Hibbert, for whom he cut "Sitting on a Hillside" that same year, "Have You Ever Been in Love" the next, and carried on with "Cool and Deadly," "Eternal Love," "You Are My Angel," and "Ain\'t No Love" across 1983-1984. Previous to those last singles, however, the singer went into the studio with fellow expatriate Lloyd Barnes for the classic Dance Hall Style album, which proved that Pure Ranking was no fluke and that Andy was perfectly capable of making crucial albums aimed at the dancehalls. Amongst its excellent recreations of old songs are a clutch of new numbers, including the trancey "Spying Glass." And just to prove the point, in 1984 he appeared on the Prince Jammy & the Striker Lee Posse Presents Music Maker Live at the Halfway Tree Jamaica album, which is filled with dancehall delights. The singer also released two of his own albums this same year, the Ted Dawkins-produced Showcase, which was true to its title, and Confusion, overseen by Sonny Peddie and Jackal. Andy had cut his first singles for this production duo the year before and had continued recording with them across such excellent singles as "Walking on Ice," "Sweet Music," and the album\'s title track. Come the new year, he paired with DJ Patrick Andy for the wittily titled Soon after, Andy emigrated once again, this time to London. There he signed to the Rough Trade label and released the dancehall-flavored "Elementary." The single titled his next album, on which he was joined by Rhythm Queen. The singer obviously had quickly taken the pulse of the local scene and the record reflected the country\'s fascination with lovers rock, but wed it to a throbbing electro beat. Andy dabbled in production for the first time on the single "User," where he was again joined by Rhythm Queen. However, the singer reunited with Prince Jammy in 1986 and, accompanied by Steely & Clevie and the Firehouse Crew, unleashed a clutch of singles over the next couple of years including "Come in a This," "Must Have to Get It," and "Do Your Thing." In 1987, Jammy oversaw the Haul and Jack Up album, absolutely sizzling with Steely & Clevie\'s rhythms. Andy also returned to Bunny Lee\'s side for 1986\'s Reggae Superstars Meet, an album that paired him with the equally legendary Dennis Brown. And, appropriately enough, he also linked with John Holt this same year for the From One Extreme to Another set. Both albums were excellent showcases for all three of the vocalists involved. Garnett Silk\'s success with his own version of "Skylarking" this same time was merely icing on the cake. In 1988, two new exciting albums appeared: Everyday People and Shame and Scandal. Andy was now regularly jetting forth between London, New York, and Kingston, with the former album recorded in the States, and the latter in Jamaica. Meanwhile, back in London, the singer had now joined forced with DJ Tonto Irie on the "Bangarang" single. As the new decade dawned, Andy was contacted by a little-known Bristol band, with all of one single to their credit. Still, audacity counts for something and the rhythm the group had mailed Andy was so intriguing that the singer was swayed and delivered up a vocal to accompany it. "One Love" would hold pride of place on Massive Attack\'s Blue Lines debut album. Andy\'s relationship with Massive Attack didn\'t end there, of course. The group\'s dreamier, deeply atmospheric, and dubby songs seemed tailor-made for the singer and from then on, Andy has guest-starred on all of the band\'s albums. As Massive Attack\'s reputation quickly spread throughout the U.K. and U.S. electro scene, so the singer was introduced to a whole new audience, many of whom were totally unaware of his recordings previous to his collaborations with the band. This is particularly ironic, especially as several of Massive Attack\'s tracks were originally Andy\'s own, including "Spy Glass" (aka "Spying Glass" from the Protection album) and a new, even more ominous reworking of his cover of John Holt\'s "Man Next Door" (aka "I\'ve Got to Get Away," found on Mezzanine. However, Andy\'s solo album from this time, 1993\'s Rude Boy, was notable only for the appearances of Bunny Clarke and Ricky General. The following year found the singer cutting the "Seek and You Will Find" single for British producer Dennis "Mixman" Bedeau. That song titled his next full-length record the following year, with Bedeau creating an album\'s worth of simmering rhythms that made this set one of the most crucial U.K. reggae albums of the decade. Unfortunately, a collaboration with Jah Shaka, Jah Shaka Meets Horace Andy, was nowhere near as strong, and its dub companion Dub Salute 1 Featuring Horace Andy was merely unnecessary. Inevitably, Andy\'s work with Massive Attack brought him into the sphere of the group\'s sometime-collaborator Neil "Mad Professor" Fraser. He and Andy entered the studio in 1995 as well and emerged with the "Life Is for Living" single and an album of the same name. The pair followed through with a re-recording of "Zion" the next year and the Roots and Branches album in 1997. Bunny Gemini would oversee Andy\'s next set, See and Blind, a stunning mix of new songs and old favorites accompanied by the Firehouse Crew. That same year, a new recording of "I May Never See My Baby" arrived. The year 1998 was further enhanced with a new album for Bushwackies, the sublime Horace Andy Sings Bob Marley album. Meanwhile, Massive Attack had launched their own label, Melankolic, and released Skylarking, a compilation of Andy\'s more difficult to find hits from across his long career. This was followed at the end of the decade with an album of new material, the seminal In the Light. Clive Hunt\'s exceptional production, a supple bass intertwining through the ever more claustrophobic atmospheres, is the perfect backing for one of Andy\'s own most powerful performances in ages. It was followed in 1999 by the similar Living in the Flood. In 2001, the singer guest-starred on the British group Dub Pistols\' sophomore album, Six Million Ways to Live, bringing more acclaim from electro mavens and trip-hop fans. His 2003 effort Mek It Bun appeared on the Wrasse label and featured a cover version of America\'s "Horse with No Name" along with Gregory Isaacs\' "Night Nurse." In 2006 he guest-starred on the Easy Star All-Stars\' Radiohead tribute Radiodread. The live On Tour album landed on Trojan in 2008 and then two years later he hooked up with German producer Andreas "Brotherman" Christophersen along with the Groove Attack label for the album Serious Times. The 2013 set Broken Beats featured his classic hits remixed by dubstep and left-field house music producers like Rob Smith and Oliver Frost. SAMSARA COLLECTIVE: As one of the Souths most exciting reggae acts, Brighton-based Samsara Collective create an open minded and fresh take on the roots tradition. Their music pays tribute to the original innovators of the genre while refusing to be bound by any stylistic conventions. The result is a fresh and hook-laden take on the style, morphing the reggae sound into something wholly new and exciting, and has been described as a startlingly new angle on the Jamaican sound. In the short time since the release of their Good Omens EP the band has been booked to play alongside reggae legends such as The Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, Groundation, The Black Uhuru, Culture, and Aswad and performed at countless festivals such as Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, and Secret Garden Party. With a tightly woven live show which combines intricate musicianship with raw energy and infectious positivity, Samsara have become firm favourites at venues and festivals across the land. With new releases and videos planned for the coming months and an extensive nationwide tour already under their collective belt this year, Samsaras hard work and creative vision have established them as one of the best reggae bands in the UK at the moment.

Komedia Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom

Horace Andy (live) With...

Komedia Brighton
Brighton

Wednesday

19 Jul

Soundworks Concert

Lefel 1 Arts Active are presenting a concert as part of their Soundworks project for adults and young people with physical and learning difficulties in Lefel 1 of St Davids Hall. This short concert includes a varied programme of enjoyable and light music being performed with plenty of opportunities for audience participation which is not to be missed. Tickets: 7.50 Please note, these timings are provided as a guidance only and are subject to change. Please see website for up to date timings near time of event.

St. David's Hall, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Soundworks Con

St. David's Hall
Cardiff

Tuesday

25 Jul

The Doors Alive

Following a successful concert in 2016, Acapela welcome back the amazing Doors Alive.   The Doors Alive are a British tribute band widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960's rock gods The Doors in the world today.   The band re-create the sound, look, presence and magic of a real 1960's Doors concert, perfectly and effortlessly transporting the audience back in time with classic hits such as 'Light My Fire', 'When The Music's Over, Riders On The Storm, The End and many more.   Their frontman captures the look, attitude, and rich baritone voice of the late, great Jim Morrison with ease while his compadres showcase the musical chops of original Doors members Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore with finesse.   The Doors Alive have left awestruck audiences all over the world and repeatedly sold out some of the most well established venues in the country, including 02 Academies all over the U.K.   To achieve that authentic Sixties sound, the band use the very same instruments that members of the Doors originally used. These include vintage keyboards such as the Gibson G101 and the Fender Rhodes Bass, as well as the vintage Gibson S.G Guitar.     Mae Doors Alive yn fand teyrnged Prydeinig ac maent yn cael eu hystyried fel y band mwyaf tebyg i’r band rhagorol a bythgofiadwy y 1960au; The Doors. Mae’r band yn ail greu’r sain, golwg, presenoldeb a’r hud o gyngerdd Doors yn y 1960au. Maent yn ei gwneud yn berffaith yn ddiymdrech ac mae’r gynulleidfa yn cael ei chludo yn ôl wrth glywed yr hen glasuron fel ‘Light my Fire’, ‘When the Music’s Over’, ‘Riders Of The Storm’, ‘The End’ a llawer mwy.

Acapela, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The Doors Aliv

Acapela
Cardiff

Friday

28 Jul

Ben Frost & Danel Bjarnason: Music For Slaris

Composers and producers Ben Frost and Danel Bjarnason lead a performance of their music for Andrei Tarkovskys sci-fi classic Solaris, accompanied by video manipulations by Brian Eno and Nick Roberton. Having previously worked together on the score for The Deep (2012), Frost and Bjarnason have combined their backgrounds in classical and electronic composition for Slaris. Using software to distort their musical sketches, they created a score which reflects the confusion felt by the films protagonist haunted by a spectre of his dead wife and disorientated by the psychedelic spirals of the planet Slaris. As Enos visuals slowly morph the scenes, Frost and Bjarnasons score swirls, warm and pulsing like the planets atmosphere. Plucked strings mimic the pitter-patter of rain, warping into waves of guitar and the muted harmonies of prepared piano.

Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom

Ben Frost & Danel Bjarn...

Barbican Centre
London

Saturday

29 Jul

August

Madassa Soul Band

The Logical song, Dreamer, Breakfast in America, Goodbye stranger... A few amongst many of the massive hits that make up the timeless repertoire of Supertramp.   You can probably whistle or sing some of these famous tunes yourself! Everybody can thanks to the millions of record sales, concert receipts and radio dominance achieved by the superb Supertramp since their inception in 1969. Their songs are worldwide rock classics and FM radio staples, that over the passing decades have remained in the hearts of millions of fans... and in the hearts of the musicians that make up the only UK tribute to the mighty Supertramp, Logicaltramp!... the "Spirit of Supertramp"...   Logicaltramp is made up of a talented group of professional musicians (With credits ranging from: Mick Jagger, Opera Babes, Rick Wakeman, John Wetton, It Bites, Huw Lloyd Langton, Dave Stewart, Landmarq, Jimmy Somerville, Nelly Furtado, Lionel Richie...) who all share a collective love and passion for the music of Supertramp and Roger Hodgson.   Logicaltramp bring their own unique approach to the music of Supertramp – playing full-on two-hour rock shows that include all of Supertramp’s greatest hits, all of their stand-out epic album tracks and even a few rarities for the die-hard fan! Logicaltramp have performed many special concerts both in the UK and abroad and have received amazing reviews from Supertramp fans everywhere. The band have also garnered fantastic press reviews (e.g. Classic Rock magazine, Classic Rock Society ) wherever they’ve played with reviewers enjoying their unique take on the classic Supertramp sound.   Last but not least, Logicaltramp have been very fortunate to receive glowing endorsments from the members of Supertramp themselves: Roger Hodgson, Carl Verheyen & John Helliwell have been amazingly supportive, John Helliwell even joined them on stage for an unforgettable performance of The Logical Song!   Logicaltramp is so very proud to play the wonderful music of Supertramp, they very much hope you like what they do as well!.   Acapela is delighted to welcome Logicaltramp to the venue which will be a very special show as the band make a rare performance in the UK.

Acapela, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Madassa Soul B

Acapela
Cardiff

Friday

18 Aug

Madassa

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...The Madassa Soul Band.   It’s a sensational spectacular soul soiree…. In the words of one critic: “Great vocals and superb showmanship.  Simply a great show.”     Another simply said: “The band as always rocked and wooed the audience with great sets, a classic performance. Music is the great healer so play on boys…”   Another quoted: “Seems time makes no difference to a band of your calibre, as the dance floor was packed with people of all ages having a ball.”   The music never stops when Madassa are on stage!

Acapela, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Madassa

Acapela
Cardiff

Friday

18 Aug

The Legendary REAL THING Live In Concert 3 Originals + Full Band

The Real Thing are appearing Live in Concert with 3 of the original members +full band Play Bristol Soultrain Friday 25 August Featuring the group\'s three original vocalists, Eddie Amoo, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith along with their five-piece band, this Liverpool-based trio were the UK\'s best-selling British black Soul Artiste formed in the 1970s and one of the top ten best-selling bands of 1986. "You to me are everything / The sweetest song that I could sing / Oh Baby, Oh Baby Now you\'ve got the best of me / Come on and take the rest of me" The Real Thing were a phenomenon: one of the very few black British soul bands to achieve world renown "You To Me" was an instant number one and one of the biggest classic dance hits of all time, The Real Thing had three million selling hit singles in the 70s, You To Me Are Everything, Cant Get By Without You and Feel The Force, plus other top ten successes, such as Youll Never Know What Youre Missing and Whenever You Want My Love. In addition to a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song "You to Me Are Everything", reaching No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in 1976 other hits included Children of the Ghetto & Raining through my sunshine To quote from the Guinness Book of Hit Records they were the UKs best selling black group of the late 1970s . The Real Thing have definitely earned their reputation as the UKs No. 1 soul band. Eight Piece live on stage performance includes all their top ten hits, plus a medley of classic covers from Kool & The Gang Ladies Night and Celebration, Good Times by Chic and from McFadden & Whitehead Aint No Stopping Us Now, First Release Tickets are 18 and include free entry to after party with Soultrain DJs available online from https://www.ticketarena.co.uk/events/Soultrain-presen

SWX, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Legendary Real Thin...

SWX
Bristol

Friday

25 Aug

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