SATURDAY 05 OCTOBER
NEW KILLER SHOES
7.30 - 10.15PM : £8ADV
HAPPY CHICHESTER is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Columbus, Ohio who has recorded with and founded Royal Crescent Mob, Howlin' Maggie and the TWILIGHT SINGERS. He has also recorded and performed with THE AFGHAN WHIGS, RJD2, New Bomb Turks, Foley, and Umar Bin Hassan. In addition to his solo work, he currently tours with Seattle band BRAD, which includes Shawn Smith (SATCHEL, PIGEONHED) and Stone Gossard (PEARL JAM, BRAD, MOTHER LOVE BONE).
Happy recently released his third solo album, TORCHWOOD LOOP, named after the Columbus street on which he grew up. The album weaves elements of electronic, pop, folk, latin, rock, R&B and classical music, as well as video games, field recordings and muzak. Its twelve eclectic tracks conjure a mind-body experience through patchworks of modern sounds, incorporating live drumming as well as programmed beats and live looping.
Support comes from the rising Birmingham band NEW KILLER SHOES, last seen and heard supporting ADAM ANT in the UK and also Seattle's legendary rockers BRAD (featuring Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard) on their sell out European tour. Their storming debut album I Ain't Even Lyin' is out now and the band will be playing a stripped down set in a rare acoustic performance.