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Robbie Redway @ The Library

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The Library

229 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AP

 

Robbie Redway

Live at The Library on Friday, 11th June 2010

The supplied line up for this gig is Robbie Redway, Hunting Bears, Loose Talk Costs Lives, The Blind Dead Mcjones Band.

Doors 8pm - 2am

Big gig & after party featuring some outstanding bands DJ's

Robbie Redway: http://www.myspace.com/robbieredway

Having recently played a live session for BBC Introducing & currently in discussions with a management company who are very eager to sign him!

This will probably be the last time to see Robbie before the Jools Holland show - NOT TO BE MISSED!

Press quotes:

'Beautifully arranged pieces fit together with a fluid, harmonious adhesive'.
Reece Stables - Leeds Music Scene

'With folk acts like Fleet Foxes breaking the mainstream at the moment, Robbie could do well in offering up some sort of British pop counterpart'.
Reece Stables - Leeds Music Scene

'By the time it came to pass the baton to Robbie Redway, and his striking Band, the crowd had swollen greatly to an impressive size, with a mite more lubrication. The characteristic sound of bare acoustics found on his myspace became fleshed out and fully formed live, with an added breath of pop sensibilities ensuring the mood doesn't drop for a second. Transforming him from a British Bon Iver to being not far removed from nu-folk outfits such a Mumford and Sons. Even "the slow numbers" have a distinct positivity what could lure the crowd into a simultaneous hypnotic sway proving his power as a talented singer-songwriter. Although as a title, the singer-songwriter is considered by many as a dated accolade Robbie proves there still room to make it your own. And with new tracks such as Butterflies, taken form his upcoming E.P, he shows even more promise for the future'.
Tom Keighley - Leeds Music Scene

Loose Talk Costs Lives: http://www.myspace.com/loosetalkcostslivesuk

deliver a skittish angular pop sound, drawing influences from Post Rock, Indie and Pop music. They are fast leaving strong traces in the Yorkshire music scene with their energetic live performances after supporting bands such as WILD BEASTS, Good Shoes, Chew Lips, Two Door Cinema Club and Japandroids.

Hunting Bears: http://www.myspace.com/huntingbearsband

'If there's ever been a misleading band name, it's Hunting Bears. Forget scary wild animals and politically dubious pastimes, this earnest sextet exude innocence and the simple elation which comes of collaborating to make music they love. Armed with approximately twelve thousand instruments, the band made a somewhat tentative start as their mellow sounds struggled to assert themselves over audience chatter. This quickly gave way to a confident command of attention with stand-outs like 'Holes in Your New Shoes', which showcased beautifully constructed vocal harmonies against a backdrop of intricately blended eclectic sounds. Watching this band, you have to wrestle with the disbelief that this is only their third gig, as well as the compulsion to commandeer the xylophone and join in. Their predilection for quirky indie-folk and apparent knack for intelligent uplifting song writing can spell only good things for Hunting Bears' Sarah Colwill- Brown - Leeds Music Scene

Blind Dead McJones Band:

http://www.myspace.com/therealblinddeadmcjones

Once upon a time, we were having a jam session in the wise owl when we noticed a mysterious figure stood by the bar. He was dressed in a blue velvet suit with a cane in one hand and a guitar case in the other(he was also wearing one of the cool bluesman kinda hats). He confidently approached us and said he could smell the groove from outside (his words not ours) and wanted to sit in with us. We assumed he was one of the many characters that frequently plague the wise owl but willingly obliged. He started to play and we were flabbergasted by the sheer brilliance and passion of what we were witnessing. All of a sudden he stopped, loooked up and said "You guys gonna back me or what?". This man we later learned was the Great Blind Dead McJones.

Very Little is known about this mysterious legend of the blues (even by us) but we are having one hell of an experience being his backing band.

KILLAWATTS (plus special guest) DJ set.

Founder of 'roots to future music' will be providing the beats after the bands play. Strictly party vibes with reggae, dub, garage, hip-hop tunes to see out the night in style.


5 on the door!

*******ID MAY BE REQUIRED******

 

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Robbie Redway

Hunting Bears

Folky six piece from Leeds

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