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The Schmoozenbergs “Awaken” – Album Launch

Thursday 20th June

The Schmoozenbergs “Awaken” – Album Launch

The Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West St, Bristol BS2 0DF

Tel:01179020344

Tickets: £12.50 inc.BF

Tickets: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2019-06-20&event_id=53714

Web: http://thewardrobetheatre.com/livetheatre/ear-trumpet-folk-club-the-schmoozenbergs/

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2116097655142307/

Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with flavours of Eastern Europe and the energy of a campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs’ uplifting music will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. With two guitars, violin and double bass, they bring irresistible rhythms, lyrical melodies and joyful improvisation to create an upbeat and heart- warming sound.

Their new album ‘Awaken’ is due for release on 21st June 2019. With its roots in gypsy jazz, this album of original instrumental compositions is a genre spanning journey through jazz, world and acoustic influences, which captures the distinctive, evocative and playful energy of the band. The album was recorded at Real World Studios in February 2019, and the band look forward to showcasing their new music at the official album launch at The Wardrobe Theatre on 20th June 2019.

Based in Bristol, The Schmoozenbergs formed in 2012 and have played live shows throughout the country, including festival performances (Glastonbury, Boomtown, Shambala, Green Man), dance events and national venue tours. This is their first release of original music, and has been made with the support of funding from Arts Council England.

Supporting The Schmoozenbergs at the launch event will be the fantastic Penut Shuffle Club Duo, breathing their own exuberant energy into hits from the 20s, 30s and 40s.

 “Relaxed yet upbeat (and eminently  accomplished) swinging gypsy-jazz from this Bristol-based four-piece. A delightful break from the stresses of the day.” Festival flyer, Glastonbury Festival, 2017

http://schmusic.co.uk

Gwenifer Raymond + Toby Hay

 

Tuesday 9th July

Gwenifer Raymond + Toby Hay

The Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West St, Bristol BS2 0DF

Tel:01179020344

Tickets: £9.81 inc.BF

Tickets: https://www.colstonhall.org/shows/gwenifer-raymond-river-town-2019/

Web: http://thewardrobetheatre.com/livetheatre/gwenifer-raymond/

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1305047239645065/

Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, originally from Cardiff but now residing in Brighton, England. Gwenifer began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre. Gwenifer has since been playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo around the UK and US.

In 2017 she signed to the multi grammy award nominated label Tompkins Square, and released her first single ‘Sometimes There’s Blood’ in October of that year, with her debut album ‘You Never Were Much of a Dancer’ released the following year.

https://gweniferraymond.com

Toby Hay is a guitarist and composer from near Rhayader in mid Wales. Inspired by history, people and landscape, Toby writes beautifully evocative guitar instrumentals that effortlessly transport the listener to the mountains and rivers of his homeland. Twice nominated for the Welsh Music Prize, Toby has toured the UK and Ireland extensively over the last few years and has built a reputation as a captivating live performer.

http://tobyhay.com

Tim Eriksen + Mama’s Broke

 

Monday 22nd July

The Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West St, Bristol BS2 0DF

Tel:01179020344

Tickets: £15.26 inc.BF

Tickets: https://www.colstonhall.org/shows/tim-eriksen-mamas-broke-river-town-2019/

Web: http://thewardrobetheatre.com/livetheatre/tim-erikson/

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2018887838406586/

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia.

He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto – a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, a new album of northern roots American music.

https://www.timeriksenmusic.com

Mama’s Broke is a unique and powerful folk duo that both honours and defies tradition with their original compositions. Two strong voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin, and incorporate traditional dance and foot percussion as part of their performance.

https://mamasbroke.ca