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Deep Cabaret

Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 8:00pm

 

DEEP CABARET is the culmination of bandleader Steve Lewis' life's work: to make a band that curates all the musics that fascinate him - jazz, improv, African, folk and leftfield pop. To use that music to set fragments of text taken from novels, journalism, spiritual and other texts that have interesting things to say about being human.
 
DEEP CABARET is a thing of riffs and drones. Hurdies, bagpipes, bass clarinets, cellos and the beguilingly unsettling harmonics of overtone singing. Desert blues improv and noir-drenched dronesongs; fulsomely romantic and coruscatingly edgy. Mashed-up lyrics lifted from neuroscience, slavery, fiction and Cole Porter covers all "pickled in the juices of the peat”.
 
DEEP CABARET emerged fully-formed from the intertidal mudflats and cowbelly quicksands of Morecambe Bay creating an entrancement of riffs and drones. Desert blues improv and noir-drenched drone songs; hurdies, bagpipes, throat singing, cello, bass clarinet and drums make sparkling jazz, rooted folk and torching vocals. The music is fulsome and romantic one moment, edgy and disturbing the next. Lyrics sampled from literature, science, sitcoms, anything that has something interesting to say about being human.
 
Audiences say "Gorgeous and stirring", "Wonderful and invigorating"!

 

 

DEEP CABARET is:

 

Maja Bugge, cello

Steve Lewis, voice, guitar

Ben McCabe, drums

Matt Robinson, clarinets

Paul Sherwood, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes

Jayson Stilwell, overtone vocals, percussion.

 

More band info HERE

 

 

DEEP CABARET appear at The Continental on Saturday 7th March 2020. Doors are at 8pm. 

 

Tickets are £10 or £8 concessions and are available online from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets and Skiddle

 

In person from The Continental (01772 499 425) 

 

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