Acts: C.Joynes + The Hunter Gracchus + The Brass Archivist
Date: Saturday 11th July 2009
Venue: Victoria Hotel, 28 Great George Street, LS1 3BB
Tickets: £5 on the door or £4 via pay pal from www.harmonicrooms.co.uk
C.Joynes - A steel string guitarist from Cambridge UK.
His workings for the instrument tip their hat to American pioneers of the steel string solo guitar such as John Fahey, Leo Kottke and Robbie Basho but his output is not limited to the American influence. He’s developed his own simplistic yet effective style and melded re-workings of traditional melodies and original compositions that amalgamate into what has been tagged as‘Anglo-Naive And Contemporary Parlour Guitar’. In the past, his records have included instruments such as banjo and piano, however we can expect to see him with a six string Dobro guitar at this show.
The Hunter Gracchus - Noise and ethnic connoisseurs.
Forged in the smouldering furnaces of the steel works of Sheffield, The Hunter Gracchus creates tormented burning and unrelenting improvised chaos that can form into solid subtle soundscapes. Members of Singing Knives Records and Harappian Night Recordings they are becoming extremely active in the underground UK scene with collaborations with Chora and Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides. They will be performing as a threesome for this event. It is unknown what instruments they’ll bring but they’re sure to melt the room down.
The Brass Archivist - One man brass band.
The archivist has been building up a collection of brass instruments for a good few years now and will be contributing to an appreciation piece concerning The band stands of Woodhouse Moor here in Leeds. His approach concentrates on the murkier darker side of brass drone. Utilising a myriad of effects pedals samplers and mutes as well as his beautifully crafted sound box that will accompany him on stage, he creates nostalgic soundscapes of wonder.