Bringing you a vibrant and eclectic mix from Monday to Saturday from 9.30pm and Sunday from 4pm.
New for Every Sunday Eve after the Band – B-sides: JON5!, Alterior, Skint & a whole host of guest dj’s present classic and modern jazz, soul and symphonic music
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Wednesday 16th April
He writes a good song, does Albert Jones, and he picks a fair guitar too. Another bright talent with a knapsack full of stories from the ever-fertile Cornish acoustic scene . http://www.albertjones.co.uk
Thursday 17th April
Rolling African rhythms meet lazy jazz guitar and bass to make a soulful setting for Niyi’s socially aware lyrics, declaimed in a manner somewhere between Fela Kuti and Gil Scott Heron’s early stuff. http://www.niyiandco.com
Saturday 19th April
Echoing the rebellious call to arms of The Clash and Dylan, infused with the bass-heavy vibrations of Jamaican sound system culture, Smiley sings the revolution blues with a burning fire. https://soundcloud.com/smileyandtheunderclass
Monday 21st April
Henry Slim’s dust-voiced Americana comes complete with backporch fingerpicking guitar and lonesome harmonica howl and takes you straight to a Mississippi crossroads or a Kentucky campfire. https://soundcloud.com/slimlinehenry
Tuesday 22nd April
This mysterious coming together of Richard ‘Velvet Chestnut’ Hughes, lost troubadour from a deserted circus, and Hungarian percussionist Adam Pettick is very likely to conjure up the drifting smoke of carousing campfires as well as the stark shadows of forbidding … Continue reading
Wednesday 23rd April
Spinning off from the irrepressible Zen Hussies this lot build a uniquely jaunty swing sound around Charlotte Ostafew’s baritone sax, Seb Gutiez’ guitar, Tom Allen’s bass and John Blakeley’s all-important swing-beat drumming. Blending originality with a fine sense of musical … Continue reading
Thursday 24th April
Absolutely dazzling bluegrass foursome from Penzance who rapidly rose from street corner busking to the Albert Hall – for the 2012 Schools Prom (which gives you a clue as to their ages). How did they get so good? Pasties? http://www.flatsandsharps.co.uk/
Friday 25th April
- they’re very stylish Cabaret Gypsies, this lot, with a cool electroswing sound and Andrews sisters vocals when they want to. Then again, sometimes it’s just pure Madness, or maybe a Serbian love ballad. It’s all very good. http://www.gypsyfever.co.uk
Saturday 26th April
Swamp-tinged R’n’B from the bayous of Louisiana (via North London) given the full 9-piece boogaloo treatment and fronted by enthusiastic singer-guitarist George Cooper. Think the great Fats Domino and you’re getting warm. http://thedirtygentlemen.tumblr.com
Monday 28th April
An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join the house trio and others in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes.
Wednesday 30th April
The original Nasrudin was a spellbinding storyteller and this super quintet of well-known Bath folkies tell their own captivating tales in beautiful arrangements of tunes from the Middle East and Central Europe.