Cute Owl Promotions proudly presents: tAngerinecAt, Gerrard Bell-Fife and J Frisco as part of the Leeds leg of tAngerinecAt's UK Tour. An amazing night of highly individual music.
tAngerinecAt was formed in 2008 in Ukraine as a collaboration between Ukrainian born Eugene Purpurovsky and English born Paul Chilton. Their music absorbed the musical, poetic and social forms of Ukrainian and Soviet counterculture; the classical music skills, composition, directing and stage experience of Eugene as a singer, actor, poet and musician in solo and various musical projects - from classical to metal, since 1990, and his experience living in rough social and economic conditions and resisting authoritarian structures.
Together they traveled to remote places in the Carpathian Mountains gleaning from the local music culture. Add to this witches brew influences from EDM, blues, metal, art-rock.., and their persistent use of unusual musical instruments most notably the hurdy-gurdy, - and you will get raw powerful cinematic and deeply atmospheric electronica with punk attitude that touches the inner most part of the human personality and is reminiscent of a tapestry with many different details.
They have four independently released, successfully selling albums that have had airplay on BBC 2, BBC 3 and BBC 6. The band has toured internationally in Ukraine, UK and Russia from 2010 and since relocating to UK in 2016 have quickly gained momentum, intensively touring with headline shows in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton, Lancaster, Hull and nearly everywhere in between resulting in them having a large number of fans all over the UK and organize their own nomadic festival of unusual music called Cute Owl every season.
"Watch out for: tAngerinecAt... this is some of the most powerful music I have heard in a long time..." - LOUDER THAN WAR
"I've never seen someone play a hurdy-gurdy so punk..."
- DEVIL'S DYKE NETWORK
tAngerinecAt brought not just synth to the table, but a whole range of physical, classical instruments into the mix most noticeably their use of the hurdy-gurdy, to make their music the deep notes of severe doom and dread that gave it the feeling of a rave in a mausoleum...- LEFTLION
Gerrard Bell-Fife is a singer from Nottingham, currently living in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Since starting his career he has seen occasional success and recognition and is often referred to by the band Crywank as "Both the greatest songwriter, and the worst self-publicist in the UK'.
He is currently waiting to release his upcoming debut album 'It's Over' which he recorded earlier this year, until then all of his demos are available from his bandcamp page - https://gerrardbell-fife.bandcamp.com/
"The combination of Gerrard Bell-Fife's beautifully enchanting vocals and master songwriting skills are a rare gem. We were astonished."
- CUTE OWL
J Frisco are an award-winning trio (Jazz North Introduces) featuring soprano saxophone, electric guitar, keyboards and vocals; they created improvised genre-fluid soundscapes that are drawn from their emotions, political, and gender issues. They aim to engage and inspire their audience through cross art forms, taking their listeners on a journey, often described as the 'J Frisco Experience'.
Performance highlights include a headline show at Vortex Jazz Club, support act for Courtney Pine at Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival, support act of Roller Trio and Matthew Bourne and a performance at Sofar Sounds. They have performed all over the UK including Gateshead International Jazz Festival and Lancaster Jazz Festival. This year they are set to play Manchester Jazz Festival, support Dinosaur and release their debut album.
They thrive on challenging both their own and their audiences perceptions, pushing each performance to new levels.
Something very special took place at The Domino Club, tonight - courtesy of J Frisco, who took all present out of conventional chronological time, and effortlessly fashioned a concentrated, attentive audience to match. - Matthew Bourne
"J Frisco made everyone feel at home yesterday afternoon amongst the mismatched chairs of BoN, with their emotional and freeflowing semi-improvised set, sat on the floor in odd socks navigating pedals and building to glorious looped crescendoes" - Durham Jazz
more left field sounds came from all female Leeds - based trio J Frisco, confusing darkly cinematic, angst-laden atmospherics via guitar, sax, electronics and vocals in an angrily defiant statement. Compelling performers, their progress will be well worth watching
- Jazzwise Magazine
Their set captivated the audience and guided them through every complex emotion they are capable of feeling, and even unearthed some that couldn't easily be placed into any one category.
- Elliott Musgrave from God is in the TV
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