Fri 26th Oct 2012
Here at SoapBox HQ we asked the fantastic Film maker Shaun Fosdyke from Loud Sounds
to come and film a bit of our last gig at Kai Bar in Ipswich. So, here is our new wonderful set of SoapBox videos. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
First up to play at Kai Bar was the exceptionally talented Phil Jackson.
We were super pleased when Phil stepped in to play solo after illness in The B Goodes and we just can't get enough of his silky voice. Do check out Phil Jackson
online and get along to one of his gigs, such a great musician, vocalist and performer, one of the very best!
Second up was the fantastic swinging grooves of Cube Roots, an Essex/Suffolk band who played a great set considering their drummer was sick. Check out their brilliant music online here. Proper soulful, bouncy, funky tunes from these brilliant musicians.
Third to play was Jackknife Horsebox, a proper country rock'n'roll band. One of my favourite local bands, I love watching them live and go to all their gigs in my hometown Ipswich. Truly interesting song writing and super skilled musicians, the guitarist is a music teacher dontcha know. They always give a great show when they perform live, especially the charismatic front man Kris Andrews. This video is one of their much tamer songs so promise you'll go see them live soon okay? They are always really engaging.
Last but by no means least were the BLOODY BRILLIANT SHIT A BRICK FANTASTIC Dingus Khan. We are actually properly in love with this local band. They originate from one train stop on from Ipswich, the little known town of Manningtree.
SoapBox has been an avid fan since the very first time Dingus frontman Ben flyered us in a pub in The Swan, Ipswich. They genuinely love what they do and are clearly having lots of fun doing it. Their energy is boundless and every live show is something special. I have seen them play maybe 8 times this year? Maybe more. Im not even close to being bored, they are a breath of fresh air.
Don't be fooled by their general silliness and dressing up, these boys mean business when it comes to music. The songs are extremely well written, funny, filthy loud and proper rock and roll. Their songs are so good its insane...
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Mon 15th Oct 2012
Guitar George Flamenco Style
A lovely old video has been recently brought to my attention of Guitar George playing a rare solo set. An absolutely stunning performance in St Lawrence Church, Ipswich, as part of the Stix & Stones Tour 2012.
This is one talented young guitarist who proudly plays the music he first learnt during his youth in Spain.
Thu 4th Oct 2012
National Poetry Day Youtube Playlist
So its National Poetry Day (I found out this morning cos Im proper on the pulse). Anyways it got me thinking about all the people I know who profess to hate poetry and being the kind natured person that I am I thought, you know, I can HELP these people ;)
So welcome to my Top 20 UK Spoken Word artists, watch enjoy and spread the good WORD.>>>> TOP 20 UK POETS YOUTUBE PLAYLIST <<<<<
Tue 2nd Oct 2012
TWO GIGS ONE NIGHT
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Two gigs... Two different locations... One day!!!
This Thursday 4TH OCT for my Ipswich hometown peoples we have an AWESOME Open Mic night at Kai bar on the Ipswich Waterfront (FREE drink for every performer) hosted by Poet Rowan James.
At the SAME TIME for my NORWICH peoples there will be a special one-off FREE show from electronic artist Dan Le Sac at Hideout Norwich, supported by Merz, with special guests including Poet Joshua Idehen.
BOTH FREE - One in IPSWICH and one in NORWICH!!!