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Chris T-T visits the Island for Rock Academy and performs a special solo gig (in association with JonnoPromotions) at The Institute (Laxey) on Saturday 2nd August. Support act to be announced. 7:30 doors, 8pm show, (bring your own refreshments ... ) Tickets are £10 online at www.eTickets.im/jp and from the Laxey Chemist & Laxey Post Office. Music here http://christt.bandcamp.com/ “One of the great underground artists of our time.” JON SNOW “Outstanding, indispensable genius. A modern-day Blake.” THE SUNDAY TIMES Writer and music maker Chris T-T is one of the UK’s most consistently acclaimed underground artists. Active since 1997, Chris has released nine albums, including a trilogy about London: The 253 (2001), London Is Sinking (2003) and Capital (2008), as well as influential political protest record 9 Red Songs (2005) and most recently The Bear (2013). He has written for Dark Mountain, Louder Than War, Huffington Post, NME.com, New Public Thinkers and for four years wrote a weekly column on the arts in The Morning Star. He has spoken at TEDx,Boring Conference, SOAS, Brighton Digital Festival, Interrogate!at Dartington Hall, AIM Music Connect, Leeds University, Great Escape Convention, UC Falmouth and many others. “A national gem of a songwriter.” THE INDEPENDENT Emerging from roots in late 90s lo-fi and psych-folk, Chris first gained acclaim for sarcastic, city-obsessed urban folk. More recently he has developed into an influential figure of UK songwriting; crossing barriers between punk, psych-pop and English folk, inspiring a generation of successful home-grown artists. Chris has played shows around the world with artists such as Ben Folds, Elbow, The National, Divine Comedy, Bellowhead, Walkmen, Frank Turner, Delgados, British Sea Power, Arab Strap, Carter USM, Marcus Brigstocke, Madrugada, Robyn Hitchcock, Stewart Lee, Iain Sinclair and many others. He has played piano for Tom Robinson, Jim Bob (Carter USM) and Frank Turner. In 2010 Chris instigated the #IAmSpartacus global Twitter meme, as an act of civil disobedience in support of Paul Chambers’ Twitter Joke Trial. Chris has also performed on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square for Anthony Gormley’s One & Other project; re-soundtracked live cult Japanese film Battle Royale for Soho’s Other Cinema and composed music on commission for the Natural History Museum and the World Health Organisation. In 2011, Chris took his one-man show Disobedience to Edinburgh Fringe Festival, singing new versions of A.A. Milne’s 1920s childrens’ poems. In 2012, his blog entry criticising the Olympics Closing Ceremony, Not Just Shit But Dangerous brought 65,000 readers to this site in two days. Chris T-T’s 9th album The Bear, recorded with his band lineup Hoodrats, was released by Xtra Mile Recordings in October 2013.
"One of the most gifted singers and writers in contemporary Blues" Mojo Magazine Ian Siegal has won the following British Blues Awards: Best Male Vocalist 2011 & 2012 & 2013 Best Acoustic Artist 2012 Best Contemporary Blues Album 2013 Best Blues Song 2013 Support act is the wonderful Christy DeHaven. Ian Siegal last played on the Isle of Man in 2007 at the Big Wheel Blues Festival. It was a memorable night as Siegal’s forte is playing to an audience. He takes command of the stage in a way very few artists alive today can match. Sweat, passion, humour, balls-to-the-wind slide guitar and a soul-infused voice big enough to fell trees! It has won him an ever-growing following of fans (and a horde of female admirers). Multiple award winning Blues-man, Ian Siegal will be playing at the Royal Albert Hall in London the night before his forthcoming visit to the Isle of Man. YouTube Videos here http://preview.tinyurl.com/Ian-Siegal-JonnoPromo-YouTube Listen here https://soundcloud.com/iansiegal More info here - http://tinyurl.com/Ian-Siegal-info-JP Tickets from http://www.eTickets.im/jp (and hard copy tickets are available from the Laxey Chemist and the Laxey Post Office)
JonnoPromotions presents the American troubadour Jarrod Dickenson at the Laxey Institute, Sat 29 June, 2013 The Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival Grand Prize-winner returns to the Isle of Man from the USA following his whirlwind November 2012 tour here as part of the inaugural Three Legs Festival. "voice like a young Tom Waits ... simply breathtaking" No Depression / Maverick Magazine Jarrod has recently been touring the UK and the USA with David Ford, garnering critical acclaim and building his fanbase. "Jarrod ... proves he’s one to watch with a clutch of classy songs from his ‘The Lonesome Traveler’ LP, the beautiful 'Come What May' being a particular delight" pennyblackmusic.co.uk Jarrod's first show in Laxey will be to a select audience of 60. Very special guest support is from the brilliant, classically trained, singer songwriter Matt Creer http://www.jonnopromotions.com/viewartist.php?aid=143 More about him here: http://www.jonnopromotions.com/viewartist.php?aid=142 Tickets on sale now from http://www.etickets.im/jp/ £15 JonnoPromotions Jarrod Dickenson Institute June 2013.pdf