The Wraiths set old poems to music,
and they do it fantastically well...
"Ethereal and splintered by turns...a strange Victorian world of velvet menace. Odes by Dickinson, Wilde and Hardy, all set to slow-burn acoustic soundtracks that grew assuredly from placid to menacing."
The Wraiths will be playing live at 11 Birch Road on Sunday afternoon - be there or be triangle!
We met a coupla years ago, down Bristol harbour working on the ferry-boats,
where we would sing songs on sunny days, and then suddenly it occured to us -
we should make some songs of our own, and so we started to write together from scratch
using kora, banjo, ukelele, piano, harmonium, autoharp and clarinet.
The Hand will be playing at 11 Birch Road on the saturday night - do come along!
Jaaja are a band of must-see musicians from Nagoya in Japan,
playing a range of instruments but mostly guitar and accordion,
they sometimes dress their guitars and themselves in strange costumes,
and they sing with the furious passion of gypsies.
Jaaja will be playing at 11 Birch Road on Saturday the 9th of May -do come along!
Ichi, from Nagoya in Japan, takes the notion of a one-man band to new limits - combining steel-drum with ping-pong balls, tape-loops with double bass and trumpet with bongos, all in the space of one short set. Somehow there's an ancient, ritualistic feel to his performances, he's like the misplaced leader of a tribe and perhaps he will be - it's this kind of excellence and innovation which inspires a cult following.
Ichi will be playing at 11 Birch Road on the saturday night of the 9th of May - be there or be triangle!
Lucie Sheridan works as a illustrator and screen printer working from her joint studio in the centre of Bristol, SNAP. This year you can see the SNAP gang in the garden live printing!
Lucie graduated from U.W.E in 2003 and has been racking up a successful client list including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Waterstones and Penguin Books.
She will be selling hand printed cards, Bags, notelets and limited edition prints.
Her work is very colourful often depicting an amusing slant.