The launch of our summer season at the beautiful Curve Garden. Find us there every Tuesday from June to September with 3 amazing musical acts, delicious Latto's pizza and the incredible Curve Garden atmosphere.
Leeds-based bohemians Tantz have taken the UK world/roots music scene apart with their full-on musical attack on audiences across the length and breadth of this nation. With awesome musical chops, an energy not seen since punk rock's halcyon days and ability to turn a gentle world music festival crowd into a heaving, pogoing mosh-pit, there's something special about this band that manages to touch almost everyone who hears and sees them live, no matter what music they're into.
A Tantz gig is not just a gig, it's a party, with every show rocking like it's their last, with up to 90 minutes of pure musical maelstrom that encompasses thumping bass lines, frenetic violin fiddling, in-yer-face drums and percussion, ska-punk chopped guitar and stratospheric soaring clarinet solos played so fast Charlie Parker would be proud of them.
They describe their sound "frenzied hyper klezmer", which gives you an idea but doesn't even come close. BBC Radio Leeds Introducing presenter Alan Raw did a better job saying "prepare to dance till it nearly does you in".
Fierce Flowers is an all-girl folk trio from Paris. There, about one year ago, they met and discovered their common passion for the power of community singing and traditional American music during old-time and Bluegrass jam sessions. While they continue to play traditional repertoire, they have spent a lot of time together to developing their own sound. Their compositions are in French and English and stay connected to roots music. Irresistible!
Live electronica wizkid Ed Dowie uses his deep knowledge of sound design to create a unique, transportative, sonically rich experience for his audience. It's a blend of live sounds, effect-laden vocals, and truly huge synth sounds that is completely immersive.
Ed started making music in the late 1990s with Brothers in Sound, releasing three EPs and an album on Regal Recordings and BMG. After several years composing music for theatre and short films, he embarked on a solo career in 2012, releasing two EPs which received praise from No Fear of Pop, 20 Jazz Funk Greats and The 405. His music has appeared on various short films and TV and has regularly featured on BBC Radio 3, BBC6 Music and Resonance FM. He’s recently signed to Lost Map Records (home of Pictish Trail, Rozi Plain & Kid Canaveral), who released his debut album, The Uncle Sold, in January 2017.
Here's a video from one of our nights at the Curve last Summer: