Urban Folk Quartet


In an age where the word “folk” encompasses everything from acoustic pop to hardcore traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever.

The Urban Folk Quartet’s distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ’s approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, Afro beat to north Indian rhythms.

“Up there with the best of them – amazing musicians.” – BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

With the vibrant and diverse Birmingham music scene as a fundamental influence, UFQ is a truly international band. Foreign touring and globally- influenced music have been at the heart of what they do since day one, when in June 2009 their first four gigs took place in four different countries.

Since then UFQ’s trail has blazed across the world, playing everything from secluded coves to 30,000 capacity festival fields, igniting audiences and winning them a devoted fan base from The Bay of Biscay to edge of The North Pacific. UFQ’s cross-genre appeal sees them occupying a singular position, crossing scenes and continents and sharing bills with the most eclectic range of artists. It only gets wilder…

“UFQ are impossibly wonderful” – fRoots

Door price £14.00

This is a standing gig

Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

Friday
19th, October 2018
 doors @ 7.30pm
On the Door Price: £14
Advance Ticket Price: £12
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The Last Dinosaur + Sam Martin
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The Last Dinosaur + Sam Martin

February 23, 2018, 7:30pm

Jamie Cameron and Luke Hayden started The Last Dinosaur in 2006 after a bout of severe friendship. Shortly afterwards Rachel Lanskey joined and late night experimenting on a multi-track recorder produced the recordings that would eventually become 2010's Hooray! For Happiness, an album that The Line of Best Fit called "One of the most refreshing, creative and inventive records of the year". Shortly before Hooray! For Happiness was released Jamie began work on follow up The Nothing, a collection of songs about mortality and coming to come to terms with the loss of close friend James MacDonald after a severe car accident that happened during his teenage years. After seven years in the works the album was finally released in the summer of 2017 by Naim Records to critical acclaim. 'An extended meditation on life, death and memory' **** The Independent 'To say this is one of the best albums of 2017 doesn't do it justice' 91% Sound & Silence The Cambridge based band's haunting and evocative songs are reminiscent of Nick Drake, The Leisure Society and Sun Kil Moon. With support from singer/songwriter Sam Martin £9 on the door

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