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The Slow Show
A recently formed Manchester based band with a dynamic, warm, beautiful organic sound that has many references to American alt folk country but with a distinctive Northern English touch.
Their critically acclaimed debut EP Midnight Waltz displays their carefully crafted musicianship and lush melodic songwriting. The diverse instrumentation, in particular the use of a colliery type brass band sound, adds an extra dimension to their music.
Drawing on a diverse range of musical inspiration you can hear influences from classic artists like Neil Young. Tom Waits & Bob Dylan echoing through out their music.
The Slow Show have quickly built an excellent reputation for their live shows where they are often joined by their brass section and the occasional extra vocalist.
Even at this early stage of the band's existence they have attracted enough attention to be asked by the BBC to perform at their Radio 2 In Session show supporting Elbow at Manchester Cathedral.
The Slow Show's eagerly awaited new EP 'Brother' will be release on download on 2 April 2012.
Arthur Rigby & the Baskerylles
‘Gorgeous’ – Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music
‘I am a big Arthur Rigby fan, as are many people! You’re music is absolutely brilliant!’ – Alan Raw, BBC Introducing
Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles are an 8-piece Orchestral Pop band, based in Leeds. The sound the band creates is a genuinely beautiful mixing pot of lush orchestrations, poetic lyrics, romantic melodies and powerful energy.
Arthur Rigby have become firm favourites of BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, who regularly features the band on his show. As their following begins to grow at a substantial rate, the band are developing quite a buzz attracting labels and management alike.
The music is the invention of front man and guitarist Benjamin, scoring songs for violins, piano, bass, trumpet, trombone, Saxophone and flute. Originally a 2-piece, with drummer Alex joining Benjamin, the Leeds based duo used orchestral backing arranged on laptops with samples and programming.
Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles released their debut Ep, Tales From Pegasus Wood, in April 2012. The 5 track E.P encapsulate the band’s sound, moving from the huge chorus of Dark Clouds to the epic climactic storm on lead single One Stormy Night to the tender and fragile melodies on Ode to Gog . the Ep has been extremely well received and has featured on BBC Introducing on 6 Music and West Yorkshire.
+ David McCaffery, Joe Banfi & Harry Ridgeway!
7.30pm - 11pm (DJs 'til 2am!)
Wednesday 31st October
Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds