- Monday 7 May
- From: 11:00am, Stage: 12noon to 2:00pm
- Venue: United Reformed Church
- Adv Tickets: £6 / £5 members, Under 16s FREE
Another wonderful Monday afternoon festival gig, this time at the United Reformed Church, Clitheroe.
A performance by Deep Cabaret, led by Steve Lewis, fragments from leftfield pop, African, folk and jazz, channelled through a sextet of instruments rarely heard in jazz (hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, overtone vocals) and setting found texts from across science, literature and history. Deep Cabaret are one of 12 Jazz North Round 5 Northernline bands.
Deep Cabaret is a thing of riffs and drones. And what 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. With mashed-up lyrics lifted from neuroscience, slavery, fiction and Cole Porter covers all "pickled in the juices of the peat." Audiences say "Gorgeous and stirring", "Wonderful and invigorating"
Line-up: Steve Lewis - voice, guitar; Jayson Stilwell - overtone vocals; Matt Robinson - clarinets; Maja Bugge - cello; Paul Sherwood - hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes; Ben McCabe - drums, vocals.