September 26th 2011
With special guest LTJ BUKEM
Viewed as an innovator in the drum and bass style, Bukem is known for developing an accessible alternative to that hardcore genre’s speedy, assaultive energies. His style pays homage to the Detroit based sound of early techno, but Bukem also incorporates still earlier influences, particularly the mellow, melodic sonorities of 1970s era jazz fusion as exemplified by Lonnie Liston Smith and Roy Ayers. Head of the Good Looking Organisation of labels and artists LTJ Bukem is widely acknowledged to be one of the leading figures in the realm of atmospheric or intelligent jungle. www.goodlooking.org
NATHAN LEE is a true 21st Century musical pioneer, taking live acoustic performance to the next level and urban music into uncharted waters. His hi-octane, hyper-percussive show combines the raw energy and attitude of Hip Hop and Jazz beats with the intricacies and musicianship of classical Indian music. He has collaborated live and in the studio with, among others, NITIN SAWHNEY, THE PRODIGY, THE ROOTS, BEARDYMAN, PLAN B, ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION, FOREIGN BEGGARS, MATTAFIX, and ED RUSH & OPTICAL. Nathan has established himself as a UK festival favourite, appearing at BESTIVAL (main stage 2008 & 9) as well as WOMAD (UK, Spain and Gran Canaria – main stage), Larmer Tree and Glastonbury. He is also spreading his sound further afield…to Russia, U.S, Mexico, South East Asia and beyond. “One of the hottest UK live acts” – Songlines magazine
At the age of 12 Steve started playing drums taking up the guitar the following year. He joined his first proper band Evaline when he was 15 years old and later joined Placebo as their drummer, a position he currently holds today. Steve launched his ‘side project’ Planes in 2010 and is launching their first EP on the 14th November in London.
2008 – Steve flew to the UK to audition for Placebo (as their previous drummer Steve Hewitt stepped down) and joined the band.Placebo wrote their album ‘Battle for the Sun’ during this year in Toronto produced by Dave Botriel
2009 – Placebo ‘Battle for the Sun’ world tour started touring South America, Australia, the Netherlands, Asia and Europe. November 2009 – Placebo win’ Best Alternative’ band in the MTV European Music Awards in Berlin.
2010 – September. World tour finishes Planes is launched with their first EP partially recorded.
2011 – Full band members for Planes confirmed. Planes finished their self-titled EP in September 2011.
Upcoming: 14th November 2011. Planes first EP launch at the Hoxton Bar & Grill in London. www.popularcompany.ticketabc/events/planes
Leonie Casanova is a London-based singer-songwriter, born and raised in Zambia to an Italian father and Zambian mother. Leonie’s colourful and almost “nomadic” background has deeply informed her approach to song-writing and to the intrinsic story-telling element of this process. Leonie fuses genres and musical “textures” fluidly, which allows exploration of what she calls “an endless work playground”. She has written and recorded songs for award-winning feature films I Cant Think Straight and The World Unseen (a drama set in 1950s Apartheid South Africa in which she also has a cameo.) She has performed at TEDxHolyLand in Jerusalem, TED Salon in London, INK (in association with TED) in India.
Stacks are a five piece band from the South East of England who met at BIMM (Brighton Institute of Modern Music) where they are studying music degrees.The band formed in 2011 and have enjoyed immediate success with a varied and mixed age audience Their original music is a mix of folk, rock and rap with 5 voice harmonies and introduces a new style of music which is exciting and magical Stacks play regularly in London, Brighton and the South East and have performed at many of this year’s music festivals.
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