Collum&Hyatt duet for ROCKABILITY @ I LOVE THUNDER SuperSessions – 26 Oct 2013

October 11th, 2013

Join rock band I Love Thunder and special guests for a night to remember at Waterman’s Theatre. I Love Thunder are a band with a difference; most of them have some form of learning disability.
Over the past 6 months they have been using their BBC Performing Arts Funding to jam with a series of performers from a variety of different genres. This show will be a celebration of these encounters and some of the magic they all experienced along the way.

The evening’s line up will feature the following acts performing on their own and then joining I Love Thunder to showcase some of the highlights from their work together.

Marianne Hyatt and Bob Collum with Phil Martin
Two shining stars on the London country scene, both hailing from Texas. Expect sweet harmonies and authentic country tunes. Joined today by multi-instrumentalist Phil Martin on the fiddle and whatever else he feels like playing!

“…she is triumphant live; the men love her because they are Pavlovian, the women love her because she makes them feel like Calamity Jane” – Harpers and Queen

“..Collum’s Anglophile Americana reaps subtle yet sustaining dividends” – Daily Mirror

Philip Wells and Sirish Kumar
Philip and Sirish explore the relationship between rhythm and speech. Sirish is an internationally renowned tabla player and Philip a champion of performance poetry under the moniker ‘The Fire Poet’. Together they form an unusual combination, often resulting in the most unexpected sonic journeys.

“Wells is superb – poetry for the people at last!” THE TIMES

Andrea Black with Winston Blissett
Andrea has recorded 5 albums of her own featuring her distinctive jazzy percussive guitar work and amazing voice. Tonight Andrea will be supported by Winston, who has played bass with many artists during his career, including Massive Attack, Rod Stewart, Boy George – the list goes on!

“Andrea’s music feels timeless and honest, with a beautiful and highly intimate quality that’s not easily forgotten” – Gennaro Castaldo, Head of Marketing @ HMV

The Alix Anthony Band
Alix is one of the most amazing guitarists on the London scene. He wields his midi guitar to create extraordinary sounds in a classic 3-piece power trio format. Expect a sprinkling of Jimi, some major funk and plenty of blues.

“Alix has got it all, a brilliant guitarist, the voice of a god and an explosive presence that had the crowd on their feet” – Village Voice

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ROCKABILITY in the UK!

ROCKABILITY in the UK!

Waterman’s Arts Centre, 40 High Street, TW8 0DS London,

For more information about I Love Thunder:

www.ilovethunder.co.uk
www.facebook.com/ilovethunder.theband

Nick Radclyffe
Band Manager
07767445318
[email protected]

The Lovelies who Launch – the COUNTRY SOUL SESSIONS @ The Spice of Life, Soho – 6 October 2013

October 11th, 2013

Some lovely footage for ya from THE COUNTRY SOUL SESSIONS’s kick off at THE SPICE OF LIFE – SOHO on 6th October. The juke was jumpin on a Sunday night – says it all really.

Big thanks to Steven tagg-Randall for this vid. Here he is pictured with me back stage, c/o CSS

On the other side of the camera:  Mr Steven tagg-Randall

On the other side of the camera: Mr Steven tagg-Randall

Also backstage with me is the proprietor of COUNTRY SOUL SESSIONS himself: Drew Morrison

Mr Drew Morrison himself at CSS launch, The Spice of Life - Soho

Mr Drew Morrison himself at CSS launch, The Spice of Life – Soho

Bob & I were thrilled to kick off the launch…. here’s proof

photo c/o Alex Morrison

photo c/o Alex Morrison

Collum & Hyatt kick off the launch with pleasure Photo c/o Alex Morrison

Collum & Hyatt kick off the launch with pleasure
Photo c/o Alex Morrison

Pedal-steel player Allan Kelly came to show support - what a dude! Photo c/o Alex Morrison

Pedal-steel player Allan Kelly came to show support – what a dude! Photo c/o Alex Morrison

These boots were made for kick off   Photo c/o Alex Morrison

These boots were made for kick off
Photo c/o Alex Morrison