Saturday 13th February 2016
Boston Music Room, London N19
Ticket only – £22.00 available from Seetickets
Ticket and Awake & Dreaming album bundle – £30.00 available from Bad Elephant Music
BEM in association with the House of Progression and Prog Magazine is proud to present ‘An Evening of Bad Elephant Music’ on Saturday 13th February 2016, at the Boston Music Room in Tufnell Park, London.
With their powerful and hypnotic songwriting, The Gift are supreme purveyors of the storytelling art and the perfect band to headline this event. The band will be staging a performance of their classic first album, Awake and Dreaming. 2016 sees the 10th anniversary of this long-deleted album, and to celebrate its birthday BEM will be reissuing it in a ‘deluxe’ version, with brand new design. It available for sale bundled with pre-ordered tickets for the evening, and also at the show. It won’t be on general release until later in the year, so this is a unique opportunity to get your copy and hear the album before it’s ‘in the wild’.
Tom Slatter‘s music is a listening experience like no other, with epic songs and deliciously dark storylines. Tom has eccentricity, inventiveness and mad genius at the core of everything he does – musician who is continually re-inventing himself. Tom is currently working on his fifth full-length album, a followup to Fit The Fourth, released by BEM in 2015. Tom certainly knows the meaning of ‘left field’ when it comes to the ideas and execution of his ‘Steampunk prog’.
jh‘s uniquely British songwriting is a testament to his love of the album as an art form and his to his integrity as a musician. His eclectic yet cohesive music is full of melodies that will glue themselves inside your head. Morning Sun, an anthology of jh’s first three albums, has been a favourite for many visitors to the BEM store, and 2016 will see the release his first new collection of material since 2013’s So Much Promise.
We Are Kin will be playing a special acoustic show, jumping in’to the breach for Twice Bitten. Those of you who were lucky enough to see We Are Kin at their debut performance in Glasgow last December will know just what a formidable live presence they are, and in this stripped back configuration they’re just as mightly. They will be playing a selection of songs from their 2014 album Pandora.