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Howie Reeve / C. Joynes / James Ewan Tait / Eternal Broadcast
March 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm£5
TAAE PRESENTS: NICE MUSIC
An evening of nice music, with some die-hard touring bards and leaders in the local community.
8pm start, possible afterparty.
As opposed to the usual fiver, this will be £6 entry – Audacious is a not for profit space, all profits will go directly to artists to cover the costs of touring and living, which as we know, are rising exponentially. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds! BOING BOING LETS ALL HAVE FUN:
Someone on Howie: “Howie Reeve is a unique and singular figure in the current British underground. Having spent over 20 years playing in a number of key Glasgow bands, since 2012 he has been performing solo on acoustic bass guitar, delivering a fragmented and dexterous music that takes in post-punk, avant-folk and free jazz. Increasingly turning to songwriting, he further engages audiences with cryptic, intimate and unsettling lyrics.
This highly individualistic approach has earned him fans in high places: at their first encounter, US punk legend Mike Watt (Minutemen/ fIREhOSE/The Stooges) is alleged to have said “I can’t believe I’m meeting you!”. A 7″ of bass duets between the pair was released in September 2015 by Sheffield-based collective The Audacious Art Experiment. Resolutely DIY in his approach to music, he lives in Glasgow but appears to be perpetually on tour, whether in the UK, Europe or Japan.”
New album ‘Not So Secret Garden’ out now on Red Wig (Germany) and Mon Cul (France).
Solo acoustic bass and singing; third album, ‘smaller, now’ (February 2016) is a joint release with The Audacious Art Experiment (UK) and Red Wig (Germany).
7″ of bass duets with Minutemen/Stooges legend Mike Watt was released in September 2015.
“As inventive and playful as it is richly emotional…his approach to bass is beautifully expressive, melodic and thoughtful, but also takes in flamenco-style flourishes, charging post-punk grooves, choppy, percussive passages and one surprisingly violent bout of chaos.” (Matt Evans, The List)
“Life affirming…fragile, funny, oozing with empathy and above all fantastic songcraft.” James T McKay (The Cosmic Dead)
“Unplugged-punk genius Howie Reeve is a linchpin in Glasgow’s DIY community…a breathtaking bass player.” (Nicola Meighan, The Herald)
“He exists somewhere between post-punk virtuoso, innovative non-linear avant-gardist, and honest and intimate lyricist” (The List)
Over the last decade, C Joynes has ploughed a singular furrow through solo guitar, with a body of work incorporating English folk-tunes alongside North & West African music, and lifting proto-minimalist and improvised techniques from the European classical tradition. Joynes has released 7 albums to date, including ‘The Wild Wild Berry’, a collaboration with singer Stephanie Hladowski (fROOTS Editors Choice Album Of The Year 2012, MOJO Top 5 Folk Albums 2012). He has played extensively across the UK, Europe and the USA, sharing bills with performers including: Shirley Collins, Martin Carthy, Comus, A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Alasdair Roberts, Richard Dawson, Jack Rose, Glenn Jones, Josephine Foster, Sir Richard Bishop, Six Organs Of Admittance and 75 Dollar Bill.
Shifting to solo electric guitar on his most recent releases, the ’33 Chatsworth Rd’ EP on alt.vinyl (2015) and ‘Split Electric’ LP on Thread Recordings (2016), he’s currently exploiting the instrument’s potential for placing overdriven garage blues throw-downs alongside the brittle ringing tones of electric folk.
The ’33 Chatsworth Rd’ EP also previews solo electric versions of tunes appearing on a forthcoming al-bum with Dead Rat Orchestra.
“As much Conlon Nancarrow and Ali Farka Toure as Blind Lemon Jefferson, the compositional mind at work here can take apparently disparate threads of modernism and ethnic tradition and treat them as though they were all archaic blues styles learnt from dusty 78s.”
BRUCE RUSSELL, THE WIRE
“An inheritor to Davy Graham; a lone operator prone to unexpected collaborations, with a repertoire that crosses continents and timezones with consummate ease, and dashed off with a phenomenal, yet lightly applied technique.”
ROB YOUNG, THE WIRE
“His epigrammatic re-castings and re-readings of widely-travelled folk melodies and rhythms from a vari-ety of traditions suggest shared memories that might be intensely universal while seeming strangely out of reach.”
KEVIN MACNEIL BROWN, DUSTED MAGAZINE
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JAMES EWAN TAIT
(aka Jame Euan Tate). Forever misspelt, always wonderful:
“James Ewan Tait is a supple, distinctive bard who has just released his debut EP, recorded with Brett Wormandsly but 3 doors up the road. It’s a dynamic style that I like very much. He once did an entire song where every note was a beeend. Very good.” Weirdo crooner and noise enthusiast. “Pedal pushing psychedelic solo sublimity”. Plays guitar and sings.
[PREMIERE] James Ewan Tait – Lime Grove
“Eternal Broadcast harnesses the background noise of the Universe; the radio waves rippling into space at the speed of light; the fallout from the Big Bang. A cosmic symphony of crackled transmissions.” Featuring James Levitt of Tye Die Tapes / Bhurgeist / As a Swan Lay Dieing on a Autumn Morning / Warmhammer / Keel Her backing band, and Liv Willars of Feature, and Zeb Budworth of Night Flowers / The Silver Reserve