Win Tickets to Sons of Kemet – Wednesday 6th April – Sugar Club


We have two tickets to give away to one lucky winner for Sons of Kemet on Wednesday 6th April at the Sugar Club.

To be in with a chance of winning –

Email and answer the follow question. Name one of Sons of Kemet’s two drummers? (Hint: Answer below)

Mark the subject line in the mail Sons of Kemet and and include your name and day time phone number. All entrants must be over 18 and tickets are non-transferable. Closing date for entries is Friday the 1st Apr at 1pm.

Sons of Kemet
Wednesday 6th April
The Sugar Club, Dublin 2,
Doors 7:30pm
Tickets €12.50-€17.50

Sons of Kemet also perform in Belfast & Cork;
7th April // The Black Box, Belfast
8th April // Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Hutchings draws on a motley collection of influences, bringing links to early Caribbean and Rastafarian music, Afrobeat rhythms and funky New Orleans brass into play. He refers to the most recent album as “a mediation on the Caribbean diaspora in Britain”. This intriguing melting pot is fuelled by the voracious beats of the two drummers Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford and overlaid with Theon Cross’s versatile tuba playing, which lends both bass and melody to the tracks.

These collaborative players have previously won major praise in celebrated acts such as Polar Bear, Hello Skinny, Melt Yourself Down, Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics, and Sun Ra’s Arkestra. Yet there’s still nothing quite like the ‘supergroup’ sound of Sons Of Kemet: eloquent, fierce, explosively funky – and thrillingly out-there.

This is jazz, but perhaps not as you know it; it’s fresh, accessible and loaded with cultural capitol. The quartet creates eloquent sound-worlds; their music is imbued with cultural commentary, layered into the ritualistic drumbeats and drawling saxophone. The can shift tone in an instant, carrying the audience with them into previously untraveled sonic worlds. Hutchings said, “We can let our musicality take on a life of its own. When we play live, we know what the end result is: everyone in hysteria. But how we get there is anyone’s guess.”



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