Neue Grafik Ensemble: Foulden Road Part II
Plus Irish Mellow
Composer, producer and instrumentalist, Neue Grafik is a master of his craft – having built a strong reputation for himself after years of high-profile releases on labels such as Rhythm Section, 22a, CoOp Presents and Wolf Music. His sound is a hybrid of jazz, house and hip hop intertwined with unique geographical flavors of African ethnicity, Parisian roots and a love for London sounds like broken beat & grime thrown into the mix.
After being welcomed into the community of Total Refreshment Centre – home to London’s flourishing jazz scene, TRC founder Lex Blondin was made aware that Neue Grafik had some exquisite compositions of his own. A few weeks later, it was decided that Neue Grafik would form a band — Neue Grafik Ensemble (him on piano, rhodes and synths, Emma-Jean Thackray on trumpet, Vels Trio’s Dougal Taylor on drums and Matt Gedrych from MaddAddam on bass) — and that they would do their first gig just one week after rehearsals had begun.
Within a matter of weeks, the group had emerged from the studio and their debut EP «Foulden Road» was released shortly thereafter in 2019 – including features from the likes of Nubya Garcia, Brother Portrait and Allysha Joy. Neue Grafik is now working on «Foulden Road Part II» —a new record entirely dedicated to Adama Traoré, his community and the whole Black Lives Matter movement.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
Age: 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
Start Time: 19.30
“France’s future jazz revival built on house and hip-hop grooves.”
Afro-Irish illustrator and producer, Irish Mellow has made waves within the Bristol scene (and beyond!) – expanding on a sea of influences including Massive Attack, Four Tet and Bonobo in the name of developing a sound he can call his own; mellow grime.
Backed by an incredible five-piece band, Irish Mellow’s live performances present the poignant subject matter of his music at centre-stage alongside interjections of calculated improvisational work. Collaboration is key to the band – with audience participation a regular staple at their shows.
Getting to the venue
Location: Strange Brew is located on Fairfax Street, a short distance from Broadmead Shopping Quarter (160m) and the west end of Castle Park (160m).
Bicycle racks can be found outside Strange Brew on Fairfax Street and Nelson Street. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
There is limited on street parking available outside the venue and paid parking available behind the venue at the NCP Car Park (All Saints Street).
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Strange Brew is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.
The closest bus stops are Nelson Street (100m) and Union Street (160m).
Strange Brew is wheelchair accessible with step-free level access throughout. Lowered bar serving points and disabled access viewing areas are available
Accessible toilets are available.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are welcome in the venue.
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