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Big Hand with the Blueswater and DJ Jon Bongly
May 29, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - May 30, 2015 @ 2:00 am£5 – £8
Ska group Big Hand combine the catchiness of bubblegum pop with the balladry of gypsy folk, the manic energy of early Chilis with the mellow lilt of Manu Chao, the raw buzz of punk with the driving grooves of four to the floor disco rock, the soulful lyrics of Motown with the heartbreaking harmonies of the Beach Boys, the angular spiky rhythms of the Arctic Monkeys and the intricacies of Radiohead with the simple killer hooks of James Brown. All this and in damn sharp suits to boot!
The Blueswater are an award-winning act from Edinburgh who regularly perform across Scotland and the UK. The band brings in the sounds of gritty old-school rhythm and blues, drawing inspiration specifically from the Chicago blues style of Chess records, building guitar riffs and harmonica solos around a tight rhythm section.
A Magic Garden regular and with good reason, DJ Jon Bongly specialises in feelgood beats and retro remix – phenomenal sounds from electro swing, pulsing techno & wriggling tropical rhythms.