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Bubblebrain’s Hot Picks #3 Benny the Moth

Benny the Moth’s signature alt-rock/reggae plays around a line of critical balance with melodic flourishes complementing the rhythmic foundations, aiming to satisfy mind and body. Particularly impressive is the way that Dozy and James swap roles on drums and bass while keeping the band’s groovy objective locked-on. Tom’s David Torn-soundalike guitar textures add unexpected colours to the palette. Lionel is a front man with genuine charisma. Emphatically, we love these guys and thank them for their continuing contributions to the Jersey scene. Benny the Moth represents the island’s musical heart and soul, being a band of socially conscious, spiritually informed deliverers of good times.

 

 

Alex – trombone
Dozy – bass, drums
James – bass, drums
Lionel – vocals, percussion
Tom – electric guitar

Live sound mixed by Flavio Martins
Filmed and edited by Chris Almond

Benny the Moth on Facebook
Benny the Moth on SoundCloud

 

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Benny the Moth at the Watersplash

 

00:00 World’s Too Big
04:37 Midnight
10:07 Superstar
15.40 Emigrante
22:07 Downtown
28:37 501
32:45 We All Need Love

 

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Bubblebrain’s Hot Picks #2 Kilig & Fernweh

Continuing our series of explorations of the musical landscape of Jersey, in particular the pubs and clubs of St Helier hosting live bands events. On Friday June 30th we had a great time at the Troubadour in the company of Kilig & Fernweh, a rootsy, funky 5-piece band and their appreciative fans. The band mixes exuberant improvisation with a solid cache of craftily woven originals, pop-hooky but not conventionally so, drawing from an eclectic set of influences from rhythm and blues, jazz funk and blue-eyed soul.

Since forming in 2015, Kilig & Fernweh have made their mark with crowd-pleasing shows at the Troubadour, Havana, and Channel Islands surfers mecca the Watersplash in association with Trunk o’ Funk. They have delighted audiences at summer festivals including Folklore, Peas & Glove, Vale Earth Fair, Groove de Lecq and Jersey Live.

 

 

Rory Drinnan – bass
Isaac Evans – vocals
Joe Evans – percussion
David Miles – drums
James Painter – guitar

Filmed and edited by Chris Almond
Audio produced by Gary Law and Chris Almond

Kilig & Fernweh on Facebook

 

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Kilig & Fernweh – Live at the Troubadour

 

00:16 The Wrong Road
04:51 It’s What They Say
09:01 Oh Well
12:37 This Is How Much You Like It
18:09 Untitled (improvisation)
24:29 You Say Run

 

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Bubblebrain’s Hot Picks #1 Carl and the Converted

Announcing a series of Bubblebrain’s Hot Picks, our serendipitous discoveries of musical talent across the stylistic spectrum in and around St Helier.

First up we have Carl and the Converted, a trio with a full songbook of vintage rock ‘n’ roll and the easy swinging feel of a 1950s house band at Sun Studio.

 

 

Carl Ibbet – guitar/vox
Chris De La Cloche – drums
Chris Talbot – bass

Audio recorded and mastered by Gary Law
Filmed and edited by Chris Almond

Carl and the Converted on Facebook

Good sounding trio! Very tight and energetic.Lance Eads

 

Twelve songs from the band were recorded that evening, the six songs featured in the video and another six from later in the set, capturing a relaxed atmosphere in warm, grainy detail with the musicians hitting their stride. All are available to stream and download from Logamp.

 

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Carl and the Converted – Live at The Troubadour March 25, 2017

 

00:00 All I Can Do Is Cry (Wayne Walker cover)
03:43 La Bamba (Ritchie Valens cover)
07:38 Flyin’ Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll (Billy Lee Riley cover)
09:53 Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track) (Johnny Burnette cover)
11:55 Trouble Bound (Billy Lee Riley cover)
15:34 Angel of Harlem (U2 cover)

 

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6 more songs from Carl and the Converted at The Troubadour

 

00:00 Stray Cat Strut (Stray Cats cover)
03:39 If I Only Could (Carl Ibbet original)
05:55 I Love You Only (King Louie Combo cover)
08:49 Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran cover)
10:58 That’s Alright Mama (Elvis Presley cover)
13:29 You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover (Bo Diddley cover)

 

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