c85 is very proud to welcome back...
THE MAGICK BROTHERS
Trio of Electro/acoustic psychedelic troubadours , named after Daevid Allen's first album with Gong 'Magick Brothers' The band first toured in the early 1990's when they produced their cd 'Live at The Wychwood' on Voiceprint. The trio serve to present a side of the multi-musical persona-d Daevid Allen which is more acoustically and spiritually based , with themes of renewal and self initiation to the fore.
THE MAGICK BROTHERS are....
DAEVID ALLEN-Acoustic/Glissando Guitar and vocals .
Co- founder of both Soft Machine and Gong , Daevid has been a performer, visual artist and communicator for 50 years. Never resting on past laurels his unique musical-mystical vision
[which is'' much too serious to be serious about''] has over the years acted as a catalyst for a long list of wildly eclectic, highly accomplished, musicians.Little else remains to be said except that in this
band he can be who he really is . He is in his true element.
Graham has also collaborated with Daevid in Gongmaison and Gong . His travels with violin also include groundbreaking solo and collaborative improvisation , playing with acts such as Lamb and Elbow , involvement with 808 State's Graham Massey in Toolshed, Salsa bands, and his own highly lauded jazz project Isthmus. His playing can move through every spectrum from traumatic dissonance to heart rending melodic beauty.
MARK ROBSON- Keyboards/Didg/Whistle/Vocals
Multi Instrumentalist and Singer , Mark's involvement with Daevid dates back to The Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet , in Australia in the late 80's. Mark is founder of Kangaroo Moon , Anglo/Aussie Psychedelic Folk pioneers who have been touring consistently internationally for20 years .He plays keyboards and sings with Here and Now also . He also has a string of solo albums to his name.His whimsical/wistful writing and singing carries an echo of Canterbury scene's Robert Wyatt in his ''Rock Bottom'' period-
SUPPORT FOR THE EVENING COMES FROM
THE ASTRONAUTS(acoustic duo set)
Mark and Dom take this opportunity to showcase some quieter tunes from The Astronauts song book.
MATT STEVENS - Matt Stevens is a musician and composer from North London. An instrumental artist, he uses an acoustic guitar and a sampler to create multi layered tracks live. His music is compared with artists as diverse as Radiohead and Robert Fripp. He plays live all over the UK.
He has released 3 albums Echo in 2008, Ghost in 2010 and Relic in 2011 . His music has been a "word of mouth" success thanks to the support of hundreds of bloggers and podcasters.
His albums have been downloaded over 4000 times. He also plays guitar in the instrumental rock band The Fierce And The Dead.
"His finger-picking magic went down a storm with the audience and many had turned up especially to see his set." Liverpool Echo
"An effortless display of cleverly arranged and resourceful playing....(an) acoustic masterclass" Classic Rock Presents Prog (live review June 2011)
"A one man guitar orchestra" Acoustic Magazine UK
Saturday 8th Sept
74 Whinbush Road