Celebrating the excellent record label, Bad Elephant Music, this evening will see four of the BEM family (The Gift, Twice Bitten, Tom Slatter and JH) performing.
Presented by House Of Progression
Entry Requirements: 14+, Under 16s accompanied by an adult
With their powerful and hypnotic songwriting, The Gift are supreme purveyors of the storytelling art and the perfect band to headline this event. The band will be staging a full performance of their classic first album, Awake and Dreaming. 2016 sees the 10th anniversary of this remarkable album, and to celebrate BEM will be reissuing it in all-new packaging in line with the band's original vision. It available for sale bundled with pre-ordered tickets for the evening, and also at the gig - several weeks before it goes on general sale.
Twice Bitten will be giving a rare performance, following BEM's release of their first ever CD, Late Cut, in 2015. Formed in 1982, this legendary ‘heavy wood’ duo performed with most of the 'second wave' progressive rock bands of the Eighties, and will be well-known to anyone who frequented the Marquee back in the day. In keeping with their idiom, this appearance represents the launch event for Late Cut - only six months after its release!
Tom Slatter's music is a listening experience like no other, with epic songs and deliciously dark storylines. Tom has eccentricity, inventiveness and mad genius at the core of everything he does - musician who is continually re-inventing himself. Tom is currently working on his fifth full-length album, a followup to Fit The Fourth, released by BEM in 2015. Tom certainly knows the meaning of ‘left field’ when it comes to the ideas and execution of his ‘Steampunk prog’.
jh's uniquely British songs are a testament to his love of the album as an art form and his to his integrity as a musician. His eclectic yet cohesive music is full of melodies that will glue themselves inside your head. Morning Sun, an anthology of jh's first three albums, has been a favourite for many visitors to the BEM store, and 2016 will see the release his first new collection of material since 2013's So Much Promise.