November sees Spectrum take a turn for the danceable and outlandish with three of Brighton's most exuberant acts...
KING LAGOON'S FLYING SWORDFISH DANCE BAND
The Flying Swordfish co-ordinates an evolving palette of smells, lights, smoke, ‘exploding-star’ balloons and an actual swordfish that flies through the air with an original and varying set of music to transport you to a faraway, fantastical place.
"...very special indeed - one of the most outlandish, insane and simply brilliant acts...their live show is a full assault on all the senses, fusing video, extravagant costumes, audience participation and just amazing musicianship - any band that has a 'smell technician' is alright by us" Declan Cassidy, Playgrouplive
With members hailing from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Italy and the UK, Kalakuta Millionaires is a truly global mix of musicians who draw on influences from jazz, funk, soul and world music.
The band recently came number one in the World Music Network charts with their debut album which is out on global release via the Big Chill Label, and their second album is set for 2014 in collaboration with renowned producer Nick Faber.
Tanzanian/ Kenyan vocalist Siggi Mwasote has generated her own unique lyrical style, giving a fresh funk-soul twist to the traditional African aesthetic. Many of the lyrics are written in a mixture of Swahili and English and the unique female-led perspective is communicated passionately through the music.
The band draw on a wide range of influences in their writing, taking the listener on a musical journey which references jazz, funk, soul and world music. A heavy underbelly of rhythm and bass underpins a horn section blistering with soul, whilst jazz-drenched guitar riffs merge seamlessly into highlife and funk. A truly polyrhythmic percussion section of four congas, percussion rack and hand held percussion brings in East and West African, Cuban and Brazilian influences.
Euphony are a lively 9 piece group playing a blend of upbeat, boppy music, designed to get people movin’. Formed September 2011 through a shared passion for festivals & the music of Brighton, they developed a unique style that blended together the artists they loved. From Beans On Toast to Gentle Mystics, from Cat Empire to King Tubby, the Euphony sound is the sound of 7 youths mashing up their collective mind(s) to create some serious sounds. With a proven history of inciting mass skank-outs on stages, in tents and in campsites, Euphony will guaranteed take you by surprise. Be sure to carry your sense of humour!
Band interests: Roll ups, trumpets, skanking, cans of k, dreaming, fighting, banoffee pie
Just £4 gets you entry to the funnest show of the winter...
Brighton Dome project SPECTRUM cultivates and supports the vibrant music scene of Brighton & Hove in partnership with Resident. Our city is brimming with musical talent of all genres and what better way to celebrate that than in our Studio Theatre, offering the perfect platform for acts to be seen and heard.