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BALLING THE JACK at Blues Kitchen, 111 Camden High St, London, NW1 7JN

Here’s a message for anyone into blues music…..

BALLING THE JACK at Blues Kitchen, 111 Camden High St, NW1 7JN

Thursday 13th Jan 8.30pm onwards ** FREE ENTRY**

Little Axe’s solo gigs are almost unparalleled blues experiences as he channels the ghosts of the Delta – Wolf, House, Patton and Johnsons (Robert and Blind Willie!) – through 21st century technology.

Skip ‘Little Axe’ MacDonald is one of the big dawgs of modern blues. He is a veteran of the Sugarhill Records house band, backing Grandmaster Flash amongst other early rap artists. In the ’80s he was founding member of Tackhead with… producer Adrian Sherwood. In the early 1990s he started experimenting with his first love, the blues. In 1994, as Little Axe, he released the pioneering dub-techno-blues album, The Wolf that House Built. Five further albums have followed on Fat Possum and latterly Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, including last year’s superb Bought For Dollar, Sold For A Dime. www.little-axe.com

Support comes from cellist-vocalist Hannah Moulette, who taps England’s folk roots and mixes and loops in blues, jazz, gypsy to create a thoroughly 21st century brew. www.myspace.com/moulettes

What’s more it’s FREE ENTRY and I (Joe Cushley) will be spinning a variety of 13 Bar Blues ranging from 1920s Hokum to brain-frying punk R’n’B from the day after tomorrow, via African and European strains of the boogie disease.

First 50 punters also get a copy of the Balling The Jack compilation I put together for Ocho Records. http://tinyurl.com/32je49s


Moulettes play live December 9th at Hare & Hounds (Room 2), Kings heath, Birmingham

One of the most charismatic and theatrical of the new wave of British  folk bands hits the road in support of their acclaimed, self-titled debut album on Balling The Jack Records.

The band have shared stages, recordings, and personnel with the likes of Mumford & Sons (Ted Dwane of the Mumfords was their bassist) Noisettes, Mystery Jets, Band of Skulls (Emma Richardson guests on their album), and even the Ting Tings

They have played Glastonbury, Bestival and Summer Sundae amongst many others. They have busked across Europe and led music workshops with kids in Bosnia. They have enchanted twenty-odd festivals this summer – as well as performing gigs on boats; with a 100-voice choir; up a Maltese mountain and in their own back garden.

Their debut album is perhaps the most ambitious ‘folk’ album you’ll hear all year. It splices together strands of classical, gypsy, jazz, alt.rock and even some avant garde to  create a complex yet accessible whole. Highlights include the atmospheric story-song ‘Devil Of Mine’ (boasting a mind-blowing video); the Zepplinesque folk-metal of ‘Requiem’ and the entrancing prog-pop of ‘Wilderness’. Georgina, the violinist with the band has just done a session for Seasick Steve’s new album. Ruth, one of the singers duets with Paul Heaton on his latest album.

“This delicious music is played with acoustic virtuosity…Complex and beautiful…Intriguing and unique”  **** MOJO

“Divine  harmonies…Orchestral folk at its very finest.” Time Out

Dec 2nd – Snowdrop Inn, Lewes

Dec 3rd – Haymakers, Cambridge

Dec 5th – Jericho Tavern, Oxford

Dec 7th – The Lexington, London

Dec 9th – Hare & Hounds (Room 2), Birmingham

Dec 10th – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Dec 11th – The Canteen, Bristol


More Info and Press: Joe Cushley email: joecushley at yahoo.co.uk

Moulettes play live December 9th at Hare & Hounds (Room 2), Kings heath, Birmingham

Moulettes play live December 9th at Hare & Hounds (Room 2), Kings heath, Birmingham