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Unknown Era + Buffalo Skinners + The Chicken Brothers
April 22, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - April 23, 2016 @ 2:00 am
A high voltage mix of catchy reggae, flowing hip-hop mc-ing, screaming blues guitar solos, funky horn riffs, smooth soulful vocals with elements of Ska, Rock and Gypsy thrown in for good measure. Welcome to Unknown Era!
Kane Ashmore has been ripping up his mix of Balkan Hiphop, Reggae, Breaks and Beats on the Nottingham scene for several years, earning himself a strong reputation around the midlands as both an acoustic performer and MC. In late 2014 he decided to form a full live band under the name Unknown Era.
Since their debut 9 piece performance in January 2015 the band has gone on to rave reviews and built a impressive local fan base after gigs with Origin One, Gypsy Hill, Hallouminati, Bendigo, The Afterdark Movement and Chris Murray. In November 2015 the band released their self titled debut EP. The official launch party at Rough Trade in Nottingham was sold out and so far all reviews of the EP have been very positive. The band’s high energy live shows mixed with their catchy song writing that mixes and fuses genres seems to be a winning formula, and 2016 promises to be a busy and interesting year for Unknown Era.
‘Hiphop, Reggae, Gypsy soundcombo that has the audience dancing and jumping instantaneously’ – Leftlion
‘They don’t just bring the Party, they are the Party’ – The Maze
‘More of a movement than a band’ – INFL
The Buffalo Skinners are a songwriting collective based in Sheffield.
Their music stems from a shared passion for writing, singing, and serving the song. Kieran Thorpe plays Fender Rhodes Keyboard, James Nicholls the Violin, Peter Seccombe the Guitar, Miles Stapleton the Drums and Robbie Thompson, Bass. The band draw influence from 60’s Rock n Roll, Folk, Blues and whatever else they’ve been listening to recently.
Over the past six years the boys have shared highs and lows, personal space, and an ex-postal van across England, America and France. Most importantly they have shared their songs, with anyone willing to listen. Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Janice Long and Dermot O’Leary have all been among them, and have in turn all played tracks from the first two albums on BBC Radio. This has led to endless festival appearances across the UK including BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Tramlines, Camp Bestival…
2016 sees The Buffalo Skinners set to release a third album produced by the critically acclaimed Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Slow Club, Kylie Minogue)
Hatching onto the musical scene in Liverpool in 2011 The Chicken Brothers are both promoters & DJs in residence at the Speakeasy. Specialising in tearing up dance floors alongside some of the finest vintage-inspired acts from around the world, with bass-heavy swing, blues and funk remixes, turntablism and an infectious energy!
Free before 8pm, £5 after
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy hour is 5-7pm!
Music starts from 9pm