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Jersey Evening Post, July 18th 2009

In asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music, oxjam, press on July 18, 2009 at 01:19

Oxjam Jersey news, video and photos

In asylum, bands, fundraising, jersey, live lounge, manchester, music, oxjam on July 17, 2009 at 03:30

A bridge has been built between the Oxjam fund raising project and the live bands community of Jersey. On Saturday July 25th, musicians of Jersey and their fans applaud the work of Oxfam.

There is a large number of acts between two floors and no one need miss their favourite artist. A timetable of the night’s acts will be available from Sara in the ticket booth. Here’s a taste of some of what to expect on the night.

A brand new video from Hedley Le Maistre is scheduled to be shown on the main stage screen at Jersey Live this year. Parts of it will be filmed at this Oxjam event and the audience at Live Lounge will be a prominent part of the video’s storyline. Hedley is a good ol’ bean and we’re very happy to be able to help him out. I’ve asked the barman to get in a bottle of broccoli liqueur especially for the occasion.

BlackStats’ filmmaker dazvibes has recently posted a new video for the band’s song Burning Sons, with a promise of more uploads to come soon. The film is a document of recent studio and stage work by the band. The off-the-wall style of editing suits an evolving sound with increasing compositional complexity. BlackStats performances now feature psychedelic soundscape interludes, buzzing wonky textures, and singing of authentic grandeur. As ever, the mood is one of not too tightly wrapped sexual paranoia and poetic recklessness.

osakadenture has a video of Falenizza Horsepower from a couple of years ago. It’s a photo montage edited to a great song. In hot plasma of electric distortion, cross rhythmic interplay of drums and bass coalesces and dissolves as the music conjures intimations of cosmic catastrophe on the scale of galaxies tipping inexorably together at the turbulent edge of a murky dew-drop we call the universe.

Also working with us at Oxjam are

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Kevin Pallot

The Speedways

The Speedways

DJ Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb

Stephan Metcalfe

Stephan Metcalfe

Dave Findlay, sound engineer

Dave Findlay, sound engineer

Brave Yesterday and DJs Carlo and Livingstone are also performing on the middle floor. Entertainment on the newly refitted top floor is provided by amancalledhorse, Andy Manson, Dança da Liberdade, Gotlyrich, Jackson Lee, and Phantom Limb. We expect to exceed expectations of what great dance music can be at the turn of a decade of mashup and genre deconstruction.

Oxjam Music Festival, Jersey, July 25th 2009

In asylum, bands, fundraising, jersey, live lounge, manchester, music, oxjam on July 4, 2009 at 06:53

Oxfam needs your support

Tickets for Oxjam Music Festival are on sale, £5, from the following vendors:

White Label Records, 4 La Colomberie, St. Helier, JE2 4QB
SDS, 13 La Colomberie, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 4QB

Raffle tickets are available and there are lots of great prizes. I’ll update this blog with a list of the raffle prizes shortly.

Oxfam GB is working to end poverty worldwide. Go to the Oxfam website to learn about their initiatives to support the basic needs of people caught up in the escalating humanitarian crisis in Pakistan, to help millions affected by Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh, to deliver aid to civilians displaced by war in Sri Lanka, to demand action on climate change from governments, and many other vital programmes.

Louise Williams and Chris Almond are promoting the island’s first Oxjam Music Festival. Oxjam is about raising money for Oxfam to tackle poverty all over the world. Holding an Oxjam fundraising event means that we can help people to earn a living, get an education, gain better access to health care and fresh water, and to grow more food. Every pound raised counts.

Oxjam Jersey is a little out-of-step with the national Oxjam calendar which tends to get busy around October. Jersey is happiest in summer and so we’re holding our show in July. What is hoped to be an annual event is inaugurated with a lineup of bands, solo artists, dancers and DJs that is second-to-none.

For the first time since the Asylum nights at Live Lounge began, we’ll be opening the top floor up as well as the middle floor bands area. The recently refurbished top floor, with sumptuous new decor, will be the place to hear some of the best DJs in the island as well as see a fantastic dance performance and lots more surprises.

TOP FLOOR

Jackson Lee

Mesmerising beatbox, loops and samples showcase from the island’s undisputed master of hip hop vocals.

Dança da Liberdade

Capoeira demonstration: A Brazilian fusion of fight and dance techniques encompassing acrobatics, music and song. Makulele demonstration: Once a fight with machetes this Afro-Brazilian dance depicts the life of the slaves on the plantations cutting the sugar cane and lamenting their homeland.

Andy Manson

Andy is the creator of the brilliant Insole nights at Pure where such amazing talents as Cut La Roc, M. I. Loki, and Loop De Ville have joined him in recent months. Andy says “I’m really pleased to be involved with Oxjam this year. I’m looking forward to playing a whole heap of familiar tunes, remixed by some of the hottest jacking, dubstep and wobble producers of the moment!”

amancalledhorse

Breaks, rave and mashup in a futuristic sonic gumbo.

DJ Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb plays other people’s records, scratched charity shop rejects and the type of music that makes grans sit down at weddings.

Gotlyrich

A complete mash-down of old and new designed for the funky generation.

MIDDLE FLOOR

BlackStats

They’ve recently recorded a new set of swaggering, evil glam future classics that reach ever greater heights of rock ‘n’ roll inspiration. BlackStats MySpace

Brave Yesterday

Another band with a huge reputation, and a seemingly unstoppable well of songwriting creativity. Their latest songs are jubilant celebrations of the pop song as art form delivering emotional impact and technical wonder. Brave Yesterday MySpace

FalenizzaHorsepower

Masters of the post post-punk universe, and such indispensable friends of Asylum that almost certainly none of it would happen without them, FalenizzaHorsepower return to the Live Lounge, following their wonderful trio incarnation at Ecuador Challenge, this time as a bass, drums, loops and vocals duo. Get some tuneless wheezing in your life.

Kevin Pallot and The Pinnacles

Ambitious, deep, group-arranged soul pop from one of the island’s best songwriters and a band of talented musicians. Jazz, blues, folk and rock have rarely been blended so fine. Kevin Pallot MySpace

The Speedways

Hear the half-rapped, half-sung vocal of The Speedways’ Lose Yourself, with its disco punk beat and protean guitar riffs that take ska as their starting point and quickly divert to somewhere weird, primitive and lovely, and understand here is another of the island’s innumerable pop pioneers at work. The Speedways MySpace

Stephan Metcalfe

Stephan is a songwriter of unique quality. His songs are literate and wondrously imaginative, and the recordings he has produced are constructed with a consciously punk attitude to objective chance and textural experimentation. Stephan Metcalfe MySpace He is also another blogger at wordpress.com, hello Stephan!

A large banner, 300 cm by 50 cm, has been designed as part of this promotion. Working on such a large document nearly brought my poor, overworked laptop to the brink of meltdown. It features group photography by Roy Yates, amongst others. Two of these banners will be displayed in prominent locations in St. Helier. Thanks to Clare Sullivan and Jane Denney at Prestige Properties for allowing use of their office and curious wooden effigies.

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June 5th photos and news

In asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on June 6, 2009 at 22:37

Some changes have been made to the middle floor of the Live Lounge, which attendees of last night’s show with Lloyd Yates, The Freewheelers, and Kevin Pallot and The Pinnacles were the first to experience. Flavio and his team have worked hard (and unbelievably fast) to construct a new stage, bar, and booth for the DJs, sound and light technicians. Our regular sound engineers Justin Vooles and Dave Findlay spent the week installing new stage box and cables for the stage. The results of their work were strikingly evident; a cleaner, richer sound and a more stable system.

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Asylum at Live Lounge, June 5th 2009

In asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on May 27, 2009 at 15:22
Art and heart as one

Art and heart as one

Kevin Pallot is a well known singer and songwriter who has worked with Bob Vincent as a duo, The Big Hellos. Their CD Good Buy has a home in the affections of many collectors of quality local music, as do the memories of their many fantastic shows. He has supported Joan Armatrading, played with Nibs van der Spuy, and in 2006 recorded his brilliant album Let Yourself Fall.

Kevin Pallot and The Pinnacles band members are Kevin Pallot (vocals and guitar), Paul Bisson (lead guitar), Jason Wyatt (bass guitar), Paul Matthews (keyboards and saxophone) and Tim Bryon (drums).

Kevin and the band are currently in the studio with Jono Rothwell recording a five-track EP which will be released this summer. They have a busy schedule for the summer ahead with performances at Jersey Live, Oxjam Music Festival, The Blue Note, The Star, The Ha’penny Bridge and The Samares Summer Festival among the highlights. They will also be supporting Nibs van der Spuy at The Jersey Arts Centre on October 7th.

Lloyd Yates band members are Lloyd (vocals and guitar), Mehdi Padidar (guitar), Scott Keane (bass), Paul Olivier (percussion) and Alex Moody (drums).

Lloyd is a singer/songwriter with true star quality. His distinctive, soulful vocals and subtle, inspired way with melody is perfectly complemented by a band that is at the top of its game. By bringing aspects of African dance rhythms, jazz, funk, soul, and folk idioms together into an impressively united performance, they have gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands in the island. They have been recording with Cowshed Acoustics, and the feverishly anticipated results of those sessions will be available soon.

Lloyd Yates by Stacey Yates

Lloyd Yates by Stacey Yates

The Freewheelers is the band project of three musicians who each have towering reputations in their own right.

Jerseybob is a composer of modern folk and love songs who is probably the most well-known and recognisable musician at work in the island today. He has released an album pretty much every year since he started on his musical journey, and they are all fresh, interesting and beautiful to hear.  The Freewheelers, with lineup completed by guitarist and singer Andy Coleman, and bassist Chris Herbert, began as a tribute to Bob Dylan that has since evolved into a showcase for the songwriting talents of these superbly talented musicians.