Jun 23, 2009

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Great performances at Live @ Free # 3 @ Adam & Eve – Sat June 2009

Massive elephant noises to everyone who came down and filled the Adam & Eve with appreciative sounds to the great array of talent on show from our 3 special guests this month.

Flame of Fervour were dark, gritty, acoustic with a very cool sound and great musicianship, the flamenco & latin fusion of the Hidden Half ignited a huge response from the audience, and The Heels, once again, set the whole place on fire, with one hour of inspired musicianship, and plenty of crowd pleasing ska….literally a band so large the brass section wouldn’t fit on the stage! ๐Ÿ™‚

2 thirds of the Heels :)

Also very special shouts must also go out to Jack for coming to video, Tony the sound sound man for rockin the last two hours, andย ย  Tony from TheLab who came down all the way from Leicester to Vj all night long.

Not only did he perform with an unprepared selection of material (not that we knew til he said!), but he also used footage from the 2nd Birthday made in the kids animation workshop in his vj set!

…plus he also gave 2 workshops to our resident dj Marc Reck, and our guest Paulo Riddle, both of whom got to perform live as a vj on the night! Nice work Tea!

In what is deemed to be Birmingham Music Month, it was refreshing to see so many multi instrumentalists in one room, and experience so much diversity of music, all of which generated aย  real warm crowd response.

Our resident videographer Jack Brabant, will be posting his video of the evening and we also have more photos taken by Marc on his flickr page here. Marc also recorded some of the audio which will be featured on Mr Elephant radio in our new monday night residency next week on rhubarb radio – 6pm – 8pm, and check out his own set from the night, which was as wonderfully diverse and crowd pleasing as the live music.

Our next Live & Free event is on Sat 25th July 2009, and as always it will feature great live music , a range of dancing music, and is free all night long til 4am.

One love

Mr Elephant x


An Amazing line for our 3rd installment of Live & Free @ the Adam & Eve.

liveandfree 3 poster

And here’s our facebook listing / event info –

On Saturday 20th June – We have 3 of Brum’s best live bands at our 3rd live and free event @ The Adam & Eve.
As always its FREE entry and the bar is open til 4am ๐Ÿ™‚

THE HEELS (Live Ska / Reggae / Dub)
The Heels http://www.myspace.com/theheelsska need no introduction, and are back from their huge tour with The Beat & Neville Staples / The Specials. Here’s a few reviews –

“Great Birmingham Ska band who have toured with The Beat. Great musicianship, a tight horn section and funk influences give them an edge over most ska bands, recommended.”
(Review by Jibbering Records/Shambala)

“The Heels took to the stage and I was impressed; the tight twin saxes (alto/tenor) buzzed up the crowd and the harmonies were amazing with pounding reggae bass lines and a sharp man on 6 strings playing all styles from Jazzy Ska to South African/Senegalese guitar picking – it really got things going.”
(Review by The Cracked Actors).

“Fat horn ska band.”
(Surge Music/Ryan’s Gig Guide)

“The Heels are Mentally Ska’d as the track of the same title suggests; Think epic horns… think dub bass, latino guitar, skanking keys and rock steady drumming. Think musical tourettes. This is The Heels.”

“Awesome Brummie Ska Band!”
(Moon Buggy)

THE HIDDEN HALF (Live Flamenco / Latin / Fusion)
The Hidden Half – http://www.myspace.com.thehiddenhalf – make and perform beautiful music, from the romantic to the political. An acoustic trio that evocatively blend, Latin and urban rhythms, with Cahon, Congas, Flamenco Guitar, Flute & Vocals. Dark Shadow Jewel Music.

FLAME OF FERVOUR (Live Acoustic / Blues / Rock)
Flame of Fervour – http://www.myspace.com.flameoffervour – have a very cool sound which features a huge range of influences from gritty blues to energetic flamenco, from beautiful acoustic harmonies to grungy rock vocals they are not to be missed.

MARC RECK (Djed Reggae / Funk / Swing / Balkan)
<cropped from night times :>Marc Reck http://www.marcreck.com is the DJ with no barriers, fusing genres seamlessly. Winner of The Night Times Best local DJ award Marc Reck has impressed at many events. His residencies at Custom Made, Mr Elephant, Project X have pushed the boundaries of his talents and with his gigs this month supporting The Destroyers, Transglobal Underground & Quantic, expect a huge range of music to compliment the live bands from the chilled to the frantic til 4am.

Hope you can make it on Sat 20th June – Free entry all night long ๐Ÿ™‚

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