Beats & Swing Vol. 4 at the Wedgewood Rooms

Beats & Swing Vol. 4 at the Wedgewood Rooms

Beats & Swing Vol. 4 presents: Electric Swing Circus, Dub Pistols (DJ Set), Joe Black (DJ Set), Trix & Mayhem, Ted At The Controls and Sam Hatty.

“Consistently original and finger-on-the-pulse programming make this one of the most exciting regional Electro Swing nights in the UK.” – Nick Hollywood (White Mink, Freshly Squeezed Music)

This event will be taking place at the The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road on Saturday 8th December. Doors open from 9pm til 3am. Tickets Available from the Wedgewood Rooms for £8.

The Electric Swing Circus, a 6 piece Electro Swing band that fuses cool 20’s swing with stomping electro beats in a dazzling live show. Fronted by the sassy Sisters of Swing with the addition of live drums, fretless bass, gyspy jazz guitar, keys, synths and swinging samples. The Electric Swing Circus hotfoots its way through everything from breakbeat and house to jungle and dubstep, whilst keeping true to their own unique style of swing.

Barry Ashworth (The Dub Pistols), few bands can raise a roof or ignite a festival crowd with more rabble-rousing aplomb than this crew. Barry, who still DJs relentless with the Dub Pistols Soundsystem, predicts that the Specials shows will be, “some of the best nights of my life”. They then go on tour before facing a hectic string of festival dates, including Glastonbury, Bestival, Blissfields, Glade, Beautiful Day, Rock Ness and Bloom.

Joe Black takes to shows in an almost cartoon-esque theatrical assault, sweeping the audiences through an array of show tunes, ballads, and a rather varied but fine selection of morally questionable entertainment. Though seemingly unable to fit into any particular category, Joe Black has none the less defied description and taken to stages across the world.

An entertaining and inspiring cabaret artist, with a constant stream of theatrical endeavours across the UK, europe and internationally. Dubbed by Vanity Fair as “Not to be missed”

Trix and Mayhem are two seriously cool cats from the wrong side of Downtown Swingville. Expect Electro-Swing fused with Ghetto Funk and Mash-ups, plus a few curve balls thrown in. Both have been DJing separately for many years and met on the party scene. They forged their sound out of a mutual appreciation for new music from the fringe of electronic and bass culture.

Trix and Mayhem are helping to spread the Electro-Swing vibes around the world wide web with weekly shows on http://www.livestream.com/jackshousetv and in local club nights. They also played on bills with JFB, Professor Elemental, Madame Electrifie and Wolfie Razzmatazz at the popular Beats & Swing events in The Wedgewood Rooms.

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