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Jersey Blues – Havienda 5th September 2008

In bands, blues, havienda, jersey, music, poster on September 2, 2008 at 2:05 pm

I’ve seen The Dirty Aces many times and always been thrilled by their passion and inspired by their musical virtuosity possessing a visceral quality that demonstrates their belief in rhythm and blues as a contemporary art form of enduring relevance.

Giles Robson, player of harmonica and singer, is noted in circles far wider than within this island’s shores as a performer of great magnetism and a musician of awesome talent. Paul Bisson is the band’s bassist, a hugely respected composer and recording artist and perfect rhythmic foil for Tim Bryon, drummer, who plays with spellbinding inventiveness, funk and musical fluidity. The band’s lead guitarist Filip Kozlowski has a choppy, beautifully melodic style.

The blues has long been a predominant musical style in Jersey. The Dirty Aces are the most authentic blues ensemble and their shows are full of raw power.

One Good Reason ... by The Dirty Aces

They will be joined on Friday by Kevin Pallot and The Pinnacles. They are Kevin Pallot (vocals and acoustic guitar), Paul Bisson (electric guitar), Paul Matthews (piano and saxophone), Jason Wyatt (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Tim Bryon (drums). The Pinnacles provide a rich musical backing to Kevin’s compositions that is informed by soul, folk and jazz. The two bands recently worked together at the successful Cream Tease event at this year’s Jersey Live festival.

Kevin Pallot and The Pinnacles

Kevin Pallot and The Pinnacles

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Jersey Evening Post, August 30th 2008

In bands, havana club, havienda, jersey, music, press on August 30, 2008 at 12:56 am

Havienda 8th August 2008 and other news

In bands, electro, havana club, havienda, indie, jersey, music on August 7, 2008 at 9:02 pm

The Melting Pot DJs, curators of the finest indie and electro, will be playing at Havienda tomorrow from eight. I’m hoping a lot of people come along and support what we’re doing. The music will be simply awesome through a system that blows some less fidelity-conscious venues’ setups clean out of the water.

There are some great things planned for the coming weeks and months. Confirmed so far:

August 22 – Planet Brain and Falenizza Horsepower
August 29 – Gorey Inbreds, The Black Stats, and one more act to be confirmed
September 5 – The Dirty Aces
September 12 – Bulletproof

I have posted an appeal for bands on the Positiv Productions forum and sent the thing to various local musicians. It’s reproduced here. As usual click on the thumbs to view larger versions. If you are in a band, please contact me while there are still some dates available.

Pip gave me a list of musical influences informing his sets and I wanted to make his text the foundation for some promotional graphics. After playing for hours with ASCII art generating software I came up with this. By the way, I am suffering an attack of RSI after having put all those links in so the least you can do is follow a few of them and maybe even buy some records. Remember, illegal downloads contribute to terrorism.