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PLAYED ON: Monday 2 November 2009

Portico Quartet & Sweet Billy Pilgrim

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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 14+ SHOW (14 - 16S MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)   

Described as being like an indie band that plays post-jazz, Portico Quartet play melodic, rhythmic music that mixes the inspiration of Philip Glass and Steve Reich with a very contemporary kind of jazz improvisation. It’s the blend of ethereal saxophone, the steel pan-like Hang, clattering drums and earthy double-bass that gives their music it’s unique, beautiful sound.  Their dance friendly brand of hook-laden, post-jazz was honed busking across Europe and playing in unusual spaces; churches, galleries, chill-out zones and has earned them a cult following.  They have created an inimitable sound that has been compared to the Penguin Café Orchestra, E.S.T and The Cinematic Orchestra amongst others.  

www.myspace.com/porticoquartet
 
Mercury Prize nominated Sweet Billy Pilgrim are exemplars of English atmospheric art-pop, tinkering about somewhere between the earthy and the ethereal, they scrape strings and tap away at laptops to make beautiful sounds. Their album, Twice Born Men which is on David Sylvian’s Samadhisound label was described as “The best album of its kind since Elbow's all-conquering The Seldom Seen Kid..” (Uncut)

www.myspace.com/sweetbillypilgrim

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