Alive again! Basement Tapes is back!
After a 10,000 mile journey to the other to the other side of the world Basement Tapes returns on 15th February 2013 at the Cricketers Arms, Surry Hills, AUSTRALIA!
Expect a fresh catalogue of funk, soul, rock, roll, reggae…
…and some strangely-sized pint glasses.
The artwork, as always, comes from the masterful Russell Hardman (www.growabrain.co.uk)
Alibi tonight, Itchy Teeth and special guests.
8pm doors, and dancing all night.
After a few beers after our gig at Bar Vinyl for Camden Crawl last weekend me and Dave stayed around to check out a few of the other bands, and came across these lads.
They caught our eye with their 60’s throwback style sound, clever vocal phrasing, tight harmonies and a contagious energy that brought a gaggle of grooving fans to the dancefloor.
Add to that an impressive quote from Ronnie Wood - “Stupendous pop rock in the style of real bands from the 60’s, Itchy Teeth are the only band doing it right these days, if you think anyone is writing a better song, then you’re surely wrong, I can’t get enough of these lads” - and we thought we’d sign them up for the next Basement Tapes night at the Alibi on 29th May.
Check them out here…
For those attending the next Tapes night check out Tim McDonald, he’s and old acquaintance of mine, I played in a band with his brother Chris who is also a great singer songwriter.
He will be playing a stripped back set with i think himself and a cellist, either way its going to be awesome so come and see him!
Also check out: http://bit.ly/TheRoadofSevenSins
See you soon… X
Man… would anyone have believed that people would end up dancing on tables?
Thanks to Giles and Tom for playing, both amazing and will be back again soon, the night was totally awesome, we will be back again next month at Howl at the moon, and we are already looking at acts to play, some great new bands coming up!
Massive thank you to Russell Hardman for your efforts designing our posters and to the howl at the moon staff.
Music is love
This Saturday Giles Gooden is coming to play at Tapes night in Hoxton street!
We met a while back now working together, Giles is a great musician and has a cracking voice, he played at a warehouse gig we put on in Shoreditch and we wanted him back ever since.
Please come to Howl at the moon this weekend to see Giles and more great acts.
Thank You Nia and to everyone else that showed support the other night. The next tapes night is at Howl at the moon on Hoxton street this coming Saturday night.
BASEMENT TAPES! 28TH FEBRUARY @ THE ALIBI
Here’s the brilliantly psychedelic new poster for ‘Basement Tapes’ by our genius friend and artist Russell Hardman. Pretty sick I’m sure you’ll agree.
Nice one man!
Click here to be transported to his page. Just follow the rainbow…
So now we are going to be doing every second Saturday of the month at Howl at the moon pub on Hoxton Street as well as the last Tuesday of every month at Alibi in Dalston.
THE HUNT FOR BANDS: TOMMY BENNETT
Me and Tom used to jam when we went to school together back in Hampshire, but as so often happens we drifted apart and I hadn’t seen Tom for a good few years until this last Christmas eve, when we bumped into each other at our countryside local.
I told Tom about ‘Tapes’ and in all honesty thought it’d be another few years before I saw him again, but he dropped by during ‘The Oars’ soundcheck in January and asked if he could play a few tunes…and we were blown away! I knew Tom was a good musician but I had no idea he’d been playng in the few years we’d been apart, so hearing him nailing Echo and the Bunnymen’s ‘The Killing Moon’ and some of his tunes (Dave woke up singing Tom’s music the next day), was so refreshing, nostalgic, and just summed up everything ‘Tapes’ is about.
Tom went down a storm in January and we’ll be looking forward to hearing him again at ‘The Basement Tapes’ on the 28th February.
THE HUNT FOR BANDS: NIA
This week our search took us to the Abbey in Kentish Town where we got to check out the bluesy psychedelia of Nia. She insantly got our attention with her opening tune about the highs and lows of ‘Mescaline’ with backing coming a great multi-instrumentalist trio comprising sax, trumpet, violin, flute and sitar.
With a voice reminiscent of harp extrordanaire Joanna Newsom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGViUabMt14&feature=fvst) and rolling through covers incuding a Creedence favourite of ours ‘I Put A Spell On You’ we had to book them up for the next Tapes night on the 28th February.
Check Nia out here: http://www.facebook.com/niamusicpage