We had such a blast at the last Levy Jamboree that we’ve decided to do it all again on Friday 8th February at the Klondyke. If it goes anywhere near as well as the last one, we’re thinking about doing them every few months or so.
It’s a fresh new line-up, apart from t’ Llamas of course but we’ll be doing some brand new songs, and everyone on the bill is still from lovely Levenshulme.
Advance tickets are now on sale for Â£5 and are available to buy from Trove Foods, from Pod Deli or directly from me. Do buy them in advance if you can as it will be Â£6 on the door. All the money goes directly to the music makers and everyone who helps to put on the night.
Lou and the Llamas
The original Levenshulme supergroup, playing some brand new songs so don’t expect the same as last time. No, siree!
â€œMelodic folk/blues with a wry intelligence.Â Annoyingly catchy songs, too.â€œ -@essers
â€œKnee-trembling, witty, heart-warming songs.â€œ – @wombat37
Monkeys in Love
Original, best & only proponents of Yes Wave, Monkeys in Love could be described as a strange canned-cocktail of forgotten film soundtracks, junk shop glam, lead-footed library funk, early eighties British indie, sludge metal or maybe just a drunken, surly Stereolab.
Monkeys in Love will be filming their set for their forthcoming Owl With Hands video, ahead of their new album Will Pet & Cuddle You, out 28 Feb 2013.
Phil Davies and the ninjasmokebombs
Check out their Bandcamp page and you will find songs taking in cinematic space reggae, laidback funk, jangly guitars, melodic,Â rhythmic vocals and good old fashioned grooves with twenty-first century lyrics. This is a rare opportunity to experience them live – do not miss it!
We’ve been hard at work, getting ready for the Levy Jamboree on Friday 9th November. Yesterday we did our first EVER gig at Levenshulme Market! As first gigs go, it wasn’t half bad despite the nerves, wind and cold. Take a look for yourself! (Thanks to Ed Sprake for the videos.)
Lou and the Llamas – Stuck
Lou and the Llamas – Get Your Spirits High (Lou’s Blues)
There’s a lot more to come at the Klondyke on 9th November – yesterday’s set is just one side of the Llamas. We also have a few surprises in store… Advance tickets are now on sale at Pod Deli and they are selling quite fast so get yours quick!
If you’re not able to get to Manchester, you can hear us live in session on ALL FM next Sunday 4th November 11pm-1am GMT (you can listen online).
Lou and the Llamas are:
Lou Armer (ukulele/guitar/vocals)
Kate Bowes (trumpet/vocals)
Matt Verrill (guitar/keyboards)
Phil Hardy (upright bass)
We’ve also just joined the Twitters!
So, weâ€™ve been beavering away in the rehearsal room. Not long now until Lou and the Llamas are unleashed into the world! Upcoming dates:
Saturday 27th October – Levy Market, midday (this will be a stripped back set, a mere taster of what you can expect to see and hear at the Levy Jamboree)
Sunday 4th November – live session on Night Moves, 11pm-1am on ALL FM 96.9 or listen online http://allfm.org/
Friday 9th November – Levy Jamboree, 8pm til late at the Klondyke Club, Levenshulme https://www.facebook.com/events/196157217184697/
Lou and the Llamas: http://www.louarmer.com/
Already dubbed as “Levenshulme’s own super-group”, Lou and the Llamas showcase the songwriting talents of Lou Armer and play a unique blend of idiosyncratic jazz, folk and blues. With a line-up that features ukulele, guitar, double bass and drums as well as Lou’s spellbinding vocals, for the Jamboree they will also be joined by several guest musicians, all found on her hunt for Levy music makers, so expect a few surprises!
Paddy Steer: http://www.myspace.com/paddysteer
Paddy Steer is a Manchester music legend who should need no introduction. King of the leftfield, he’s played with a wide range of music and artists over the years, including his own Homelife and Graham Massey’s Toolshed, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian slide guitarist or all of these at the same time! Expect synths, electric octave fuzz glockenspiel, electrified drum kit, electric shakers, vocoder, lap steel and bass pedals… Mayhem and calm in an 80/20 ratio.
Little Sparrow: http://www.littlesparrow.org/
Local songbird Little Sparrow AKA Katie Ware plays a mix of acoustic folk with a line-up that includes cello, violin, percussion, guitars and an abundance of harmonies. â€œShe has a singularly beautiful voice, complimented by the delicate vocal and instrumental talents of her fellow musicians. Her growing repertoire of songs, packed with genuine emotion and warmth mark her out as someone very special to listen out for and not under any circumstances to be missed live.”Â Â Â – Shay Rowan
Levy Uke Up: http://levenshulmeukeup.tumblr.com/
Levy Uke Up is a ukulele jam that takes place twice a month at Pod Deli, Levenshulme, Manchester. Every second Sunday and last Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome, just bring your ukulele and join in! Download the songbooks and sign up to the mailing list at the website. Expect an eclectic mix of songs performed by an eclectic bunch of people!
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