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NOA Woodbridge Festival Part Four – Red Snapper ft. Tim Hutton & DJ Ben Osborne

by on Sep.16, 2020, under clubs, Events

Influential Club Jazz pioneers Red Snapper will appear live at the Riverside, Woodbridge, on Monday 21st September for Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music.

The event is being filmed in front of a socially distanced audience for premier broadcast on the festival’s website in late September/ early October.

Red Snapper will be releasing long awaited new material this year, with new track Truth (currently getting supportfrom BBC6 Music) being the first of three new singles, while an album will be released in 2021. Best known for their unique and dramatic sound and passionate live performances, Red Snapper embrace dark funk, hip-hop, dub, psychedelic surf and afro-jazz. Their track Spikey has been featured on El Camino, the recently released Netflix Breaking Bad film directed by Vince Gilligan.

Originally formed in 1994, they’ve toured globally and supported acts such as Massive Attack, Bjork, The Prodigy, De La Soul and The Fugees. They have a reputation for innovative and expansive remixes – reworking tunes by Trouble Funk, Garbage, Lamb and Edwyn Collins, amongst others.

“Red Snapper have been knocked considerably by the stranglehold the COVID outbreak has taken on all live outings.,” says band co-founder Ali Friend. “So it’s with immense gratitude we’e accepted an offer to play at The WOODBRIDGE FESTIVAL in Suffolk, our first live show for many months and a place we enjoyed playing a few years ago. We look forward to playing new material from our forthcoming album, and being part of this innovative festival.”

Woodbridge Festival programme director and Noise if Art DJ Ben Osborne, says: “We’re excited to be hosting Red Snapper in Woodbridge under COVID safe conditions. Snapper first caused a stir when Andrew Weatherall stepped-up to mix their debut single and are masssively popular with Woodbridge’s discerning crowd. They’ve made a massive and unique contribution to UK music and influenced acts worldwide. They’re forefathers to the current crop of British jazz acts bringing virtuoso musicianship into clubs around the world, and are one of the most exciting live acts in soul and dance.”

The unique show in Woodbridge will see them perform a one-off collaboration with multi instrumentalist Tim Hutton, whose credits include work with acts such as Afrika Bambaataa, Groove Armada, Bat For Lashes, Plaid, Amy Winehouse, Professor Green, Mike Skinner and many more.

Limited tickets will be available from Eventbrite, The Riverside and via www.woodbridgefestival.com and the performance will be broadcast from the site on Sunday 27 September. The online event is also raising funds for the Save Our Venues Campaign, nationally co-ordinated by Musicians Union and Music Venues Trust.

Anyone who has had any symptoms of COVID-19, such as a new persistent cough or high temperature or loss/ change of taste, in the last two weeks must not attend the event.

The event is supported using public funds by the Arts Council England.

Date: 6.30 pm, 21 September, 2020

Acts: Red Snapper, DJ Ben Osborne

Venue: The Riverside, Quayside, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK IP12 1BH

Tickets from : £10

Times to be confirmed

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NoA at Woodbridge Lockdown Festival Part Three

by on Aug.31, 2020, under Events


Continuing our programme of online and socially distanced Lockdown 2020 events, Noise of Art has been programming and filming a number of live music performances across Woodbridge for the Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music.

This August Bank Holiday weekend we’re supporting a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally, and an Indoor Festival Picnic, celebrating 57 years since Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream Speech. The festival will also be hosting ecological education activities for young people (aged 7-12) and a live broadcast about sustainability at sea by Incredible Oceans.

 

With our next events beginning in mid September, planned for Suffolk, London and Prague, our programme so far has included  a live acoustic set and on-stage Q&A on Black music history with Imagination frontman, Leee John, a new song recorded in Lockdown isolation in three countries by the four members of Red Snapper, a Live sets at The Cross Club in Prague for Lowestoft’s First Light Festival , which also featured sets by DJs Ben Osborne and Nathan X (congratulations to Nathan on his next single, The Weekend – released any day now), a series of concerts filmed in various venues and a key note speech by Music Venues’ Alliance founder Mark Davyd. Click here to view the two films we produced around the performances.

News of the next events to be announced very soon. And until we return to the new normal, we hope you enjoy our online and social distant offerings. Thank you for your continual support.

Noise of Art is very grateful to the Arts Council England and its emergency respond fund, who have supported us using money from public funding to make these events possible.

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From 7PM TONIGHT: Watch Woodbridge Festival presents “ACOUSTICLEEE” an intimate Q & A + live performance from LEEE JOHN OF IMAGINATION.

by on Jul.29, 2020, under Events

 

Sunday 2 august at 8pm  here and on Woodbridgefestival.com

WATCH HERE

Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music’s Lockdown 2020 presents LEEE John of Imagination. The pioneering black music legend will perform an online gig at the Suffolk festival to raise money for Save Our Venues – followed by a Q&A on British Black music.

Leee John, the iconic singer and founder of 1980s Brit-funk band Imagination, is to headline a special live lockdown session in support of the national Save Our Venues campaign from an iconic 100 year old cinema in Suffolk.

The British soul-jazz and electro-funk pioneer was invited by Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music to perform an intimate Q & A + acoustic live performance show, apply titled “ACOUSTICLEEE”, at the Riverside Cinema, Woodbridge, which replaced a planned appearance at the festival sadly cancelled by the pandemic.

The performance is followed by a Q&A with Woodbridge Festival DJ and Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne on British black music. It also highlights the need to protect grass roots venues as the launch pad for the UK’s next generation of artists. Leee’s secret lockdown gig will be broadcast on woodbridgefestival.com as well from the singer’s full global social media channels this Sunday 2 August at 8pm.

The debut of this unique new intimate show format, which the singer has dubbed “ACOUSTICLEEE” , reveals the soul singer’s unparalleled vocal abilities. Hits performed included Music and Lights, In the Heat of the Night, Body Talk and Sensuality. The set also features a powerfully moving rendi:on of Billy Holiday’s Strange Fruit.

Leee was amongst the first Black British musicians to achieve international recognition and was the central figure in last week’s critically acclaimed BBC4 documentary on Jazz Funk . His stunning career spans three decades and tops over 30 million album sales. Imagination had multiple global hit singles, such as Body Talk, Just An illusion, Flashback, Music and Lights and Changes – as well as platinum, gold and silver albums.

The event is free but please support our aims by giving what you can afford to the Music Venues Trust and Musicians Union campaign the save our Grass Roots Music Venues in this time of crisis. PLEASE DONATE HERE

#saveourvenues

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Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music 2020 Lockdown Broadcast Sunday 2 August

by on Jul.29, 2020, under Events

On Sunday 2 August 2020 Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music will present 2020 Lockdown an online broadcast of specially recorded new live shows featuring Leee John of Imagination, Red Snapper (new track recorded in lockdown), DJ Ben Osborne, J.S & The Lockerbillies, Peter Hepworth, Pop Chorus and Bratri live from Prague and more filmed in venues around Woodbridge, including The Riverside, The Tea Hut, The East Coast Diner and The Table.

Online Broadcast Event start on Sunday 2 August 2020 with a festival broadcast from 7pm and Leee John of Imagination performing the debut of his new show Acousticleee alongside a Q&A on British Black Music at 8pm.

You can watch the show for links here or at the Woodbridge Festival site at www.woodbridgefestival.com

Replacing this July’s planned live events, Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music has exclusively invited LEEE John, the 1980s British soul-jazz, and electro funk pioneer, to instead headline a very special live lockdown show from multiple Woodbridge venues.

Woodbridge Festival will be broadcasting online on Sunday 3 August with a special programme featuring Leee John of Imagination, Red Snapper (new track recorded in lockdown), DJ Ben Osborne, J.S & The Lockerbillies, Peter Hepworth, Pop Chorus and Bratri live from Prague and more; filmed in venues around Woodbridge, including The Riverside, The Tea Hut, The East Coast Diner and The Table.

Leee John, the pioneering black music legend and founder of 1980s Brit-funk band Imagination, is presenting his new intimate show Acousticleee at the Suffolk festival’s online programme raising much needed funds for Save Our Venues. The iconic singer, who’s sold over 30 million albums, is to headline the special live lockdown session from the town’s much loved 100 year old cinema – which re-opens from lockdown on 31 July.

Leee John was amongst the first Black British musicians to achieve international recognition and was the central figure in last week’s critically acclaimed BBC4 documentary on Jazz Funk . His stunning career spans three decades and Imagination had multiple global hit singles, such as Body Talk, Just An illusion, Flashback, Music and Lights and Changes – as well as platinum, gold and silver albums.

The debut of a new intimate show format, which the singer has dubbed ‘Acousticleee’, the session reveals the soul singer’s unparalleled vocal abilities. Hits performed included Music and Lights, In the Heat of the Night, Body Talk and Sensuality. The set also features a powerfully moving rendition of Billy Holiday’s Strange Fruit.  The performance is followed by a Q&A with Ben Osborne on British black music. It also highlights the need to protect grass roots venues as the launch pad for the UK’s next generation of artists.

The online festival will also feature performances from festival favourites J.S & The Lockerbillies, whose good rockin’ shows have had people jitter bugging in fields from Glastonbury to Maui-Waui. Suffolk singer songwriter Peter Hepworth will be letting his lockdown locks down to play in the open air by the river, while the festival’s DJ Ben Osborne will take to the stage at The Riverside for a DJ set and a Q&A on British Black Music with Leee John. 

Alongside live sets filmed in venues around Woodbridge there will be a special live show from new Czech techno act Bratri in Prague and Pop Chorus will be submitting a moving track recorded while all members were in isolation. And there will an interview with Mark Davyd, founder of Music Venue Trust, on their work saving grass roots music.

The event will also feature a brand new track from club jazz act Red Snapper, who have composed a song specially for Noise of Art during the lockdown. The track first featured in the programme for Suffolk festival First Light, which this year took place online in Lowestoft in June.

The British soul-jazz and electro-funk pioneer was invited by Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music to perform the show at the Riverside Cinema, Woodbridge, which replaced a planned appearance at the festival cancelled by the pandemic. 

The special lockdown show and Q&A is being recorded under socially distanced conditions, and is raising money for the national Save Our Venues campaign, coordinated by UK music industry organisations such as Music Venues Trust and Musician’s Union. It is also raising funds for The Riverside – one of the UK’s longest running continuously open cinemas – whose future has been threatened by the current pandemic.

The lockdown gig will be broadcast on woodbridgefestival.com and from associated social media channels this Sunday 2 August from 7pm.

A Launch Event is also being organised in Woodbridge on Thursday 30 July with a  Socially Distanced Disco launch night with DJ Ben Osborne and Ben Gobel (sax), 6.30-8.30pm. Please book table for drink and food. The Table, 3 Quay Street, Woodbridge IP12 1BX Table service only.

The events are supported with funding from the Arts Council England and will be broadcast on www.noiseofart.org and www.woodbridgefestival.com on Sunday 2nd of August from 7pm. There will be a live launch event at The Table in Woodbridge on Thursday 30 July from 6:30pm. Table’s may be booked for drinks and food.

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Glastonbury & Pride Weekend 2020

by on Jun.27, 2020, under Events

Noise of Art intended to be at Glastonbury and supporting Pride events this weekend.  Neither is possible. But here are some links to Ben Osborne DJing at Glastonbury Festival (pictured) and Little Chill Festival. Have a great Pride and Glastonbury weekend wherever you are… Until we dance again.

Here’s a couple of links to Ben Osborne at Little Chill Festival and Glastonbury 2019 

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Noise of Art at First Light Festival & Little Chill Festival

by on Jun.20, 2020, under Events

Noise of Art is back on the festival circuit taking part of two lockdown gatherings this weekend, starting with First Light on Saturday 20 and Little Chill on Sunday 21 June.
We join bumper line ups with Red Snapper, Number, Jon Hopkins. Coldcut, Norman Jay, Mixmaster Morris, Marc Mac (4 Hero), Youth, Fluidnation, Holotronica, Chris Coco, Youth Banco de Gaia, The Egg, The Bays, Bratri, Nathan X, Floex, Big Chill and Campfire Convention founder Pete Lawrence and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne.
And we have a new Logo!

Noise of Art is simulcasting the whole event from First Light’s Facebook event while our acts are performing from three locations 5PM – 7PM live from FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL HQ in UK and THE CROSS CLUB IN PRAGUE with Bratri (Czech), Floex (Czech)  and DJ Ben Osborne (UK) preceded by an early afternoon set from London by Lowestoft local lad Nathan X.

And DJ Ben Osborne will be joining a bumper line up in Sunday at Little Chill Arena at World Harmony Festival.
Links
http://firstlight.noiseofart.org/
https://www.facebook.com/firstlightlowestoft/
https://www.campfire.world/little-chill

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Noise of Art Covid-19 update

by on Jun.10, 2020, under Events


Noise of Art is grateful to be able to begin taking steps toward the future and will be announcing new projects soon – we thank Arts Council England for making this and many other arts projects possible in the time of Covid.

Sadly some of the people that brought light to our world will no longer be with us.

It is with sadness we remember  TY, a short video of him playing at the Woodbridge Festival Noise of Art programmed in 2014 is above. And we hope our friend and collaborator Laurent Garnier doesn’t mind us sharing his pictorial tribute posted on Instagram to remember some the other artists we lost.

These include  Little Richard, Florian Schneider, Hamilton Bohannon, Dave Greenfield, Manu Dibango, Mike Huckaby, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Betty Wright, Phil May, Mory Kanté, Adam Schlesinger, Patrick (Francfort) Gibson,  Andy Gill, Matthew Seligman, Joseph Shabala, Barbara Martin, Bill Withers… The music lives on, thank you.

And we stand together with our friends in the USA who, faced with a terrible example of police brutality,  have led the world in demanding what in this time should not need demanding…

Black Lives Matter.

 

 

 

 

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Noise of Art – Covid-19 Update

by on Mar.28, 2020, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

Following government advice Noise of Art is currently suspending all activity while we observe social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While halting activity, we look forward to collaborating again with the many partners we have worked with over the last 15 years. These include the National Portrait Gallery, The Social, Chateau Perché Festival, First Light Festival, The Tate, BFI, The Cross Club Prague, Move Association, Southbank Centre/ Royal Festival Hall, Village Underground, Apple Records/ The Beatles, MaMA Festival (Paris), National Maritime Museum,  Latitude, The Roundhouse, French Music Export, Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music, to mention a few.

We wish them, all of you reading this and our colleagues in other European countries and elsewhere, many of whom had gone into lockdown before us, well during this unprecedented period.

While all the events we had lined-up this year are suspended, we hope that many of them will still happen at a later date. This includes plans for events in the UK, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Germany, Netherlands and Italy.

 

And while events such as First Light Festival have been suspended for 2020, we hope we may be able to involve these partners in our other projects later in the year.

Some of our European dates, which were scheduled to begin in April, are potentially still going ahead, although it is unlikely they will take place soon.

Noise of Art’s programming role in the Woodbridge Festival will also still go ahead, although we’re expecting a delay to the original date – which was the Weekend of 11 July.

DJ Ben Osborne played the National Portrait Gallery. This has now also become the last DJ date at the gallery until it re-opens in 2022, after a major refurbishment. It marks a ten year stint since Noise of Art held our first whole building event at the NPG in 2010. And 10 years since we first suggested regular  DJ slots to the gallery’s then music team. We are proud DJ events have run weekly ever since and we hope they will return to the gallery when it re-opens.

Here are some of the dates we hope to reschedule as soon as possible: 16 March, 20 April, 18 May at The Social, London, MSF including Wide Days (Scotland) launch event, 20 March, 10 April, 24 April, 1 May, 15 May, 22 May Freudian Lips, London, 30 March First Light Festival launch party, Lowestoft, 5 April,7 June, 5 July 1st Sundays, Hacheston, Suffolk, 8 May Turk’s Head Festival, 19 June Little Chill Festival (may still be on – keep checking), 20 June First Light Festival, 27 June Glastonbury Festival, 11 July Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music, plus dates in Prague in April, May and June and other European dates later this summer.

Stay safe and stay in until it’s safe to go out.

We hope you can find ways to be creative, laugh, share things, indulge your community spirit and regularly applaud the NHS and other health workers from your door steps and windows every week.

See you on the other side.

Love Noise of Art x

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Andrew Weatherall

by on Feb.18, 2020, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

Noise of Art is, like many, shocked and numbed to hear the sad news about Andrew Weatherall, who died yesterday aged 56-years-old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with many, we mourn the loss of a hugely significant part of the UK’s musical and cultural life.

Our thoughts are with his loved ones and the many, many friends and colleagues who were close to him, were inspired by him and are coming to terms with this sudden loss.

This picture is from a Guardian review of the project he kindly did for Noise Of Art for an event we did in partnership with Rocket Girl, a label he always supported, and Convergence Festival. The first time we talked about it he said he wanted to do it because he could tell from the line-up it was being done for the love. His rider? – “two bottles of that lemonade I like…”

He was, of course, an absolute gentleman.

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New Year 2020 discount tickets now on sale

by on Dec.27, 2019, under Events

 

NEW YEAR 2020

Two of the Constitution’s in-house nights combine for NYE, with Live music, DJs and three music spaces

 

Discount Advance Tickets on sale here now
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nw-years-eve-at-the-constitution-tickets-86784517829
£7 (Sold Out) £10 (Advance Discount) £15 (Full Price)

About New Year’s Eve 2020

Three spaces of music, fireworks, fine ales, wine, spirits and free BBQ, with Noise of Art’s DJ Ben Osborne joined by live sets from The Action Men, Oh Gunquit and DJs Gram, Andy Cooler and Elroy.

Two of the Constitution’s club nights combine for NYE, with Live music, DJs and three music spaces, canal-side fireworks, free BBQ and bubbly reception, and outdoor terrace party at Camden’s hidden gem.

Following last year’s sold out NYE event, The Constitution, returns for 2020 with a bumper line-up, party offerings and bars with pub prices on the canal side between Camden and Kings Cross.

Live acts Oh! Gunquit are a hula hooping, trumpeting garage rock phenomenom with mean sax and maraca driven mayhem and Action Men assert a psychedelic masculinity fit for a post-feminist age – through the medium of dance.

Ben Osborne is a DJ, musician, writer and award-winning producer . He has residencies in London, Prague and France, and plays festivals, clubs, art galleries and unusual spaces, such as on the top of BT Tower (for the London Olympics). He’s presented radio shows for Xfm, NME Radio and Totallyradio (Brighton), has written about music for The Guardian, DJ Mag and other newspapers/ magazines and written books on the history of UK clubs and the Arctic Monkeys.

Club Limbo DJs Gram, Elroy and Andy Cooler will be turning the dancefloor around with classic stompers and shakers till the early morn.

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