Turning Tide Events presents Mr Tea and the Minions with Town of Cats. Support by Experimental Sonic Machines and Suki Silvertongu, with Dj Yes adding late evening party tunes.
Mr Tea and the Minions have been unleashing their colourful explosion of musical mayhem on unsuspecting audiences since 2013.
Their raucous Ska Folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy Dub has made them party-starting festival favourites – and has inspired frenzied dancing all over the UK (and on a number of forays into continental Europe), with almost 100 festival appearances including Glastonbury, Boomtown, WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Belladrum, Wilderness, Nozstock, and Goulash Disko, to name just a few. “Mr Tea and the Minions played one of the best performances we have ever seen! Expect great things from these guys.”
Town of Cats are an ever-mutating municipality of musical misfits, grown in Brighton’s grubby and fertile Petri dish. To hear them is to be transported by the transformative power of the best parties. The ones that set fire to your zero-hour contract and remind you that change, real change, can come from the most ordinary of places.
Wordplay careens between raised-brow punnage and righteous indignation at the state of the nation. Funk rhythms dare you not to dance, coloured by boiling blasts of brass and a guitar that warps from crystalline chicken-scratch to face-melting prog. Whether the keys belong to some sleazy lounge act or the Mothers of Invention is up for debate.
Town of Cats started as a winking, whimsical set of backstreet fables. They’ve coalesced into a battle-hardened groove and a well-worn but vital message: when we stand together, we break down walls.
Suki Silvertongue is a natural storyteller with a wickedly whimsical view of the world. Suki holds the audience in the palm of her hand. Her tales are beautifully crafted and delivered, and carry the audience to oft surprising and amusing places. Brilliant!
Experimental Sonic Machines is an impressive one man sci-fi music show of original electronic music, and with a robot drummer. The equipment is made mostly of scrap materials and some is solar powered. First act on; not to be missed!
DJ Yes! A firm favourite at those late night parties, and here for this evening to pick up where the wonderful Mr T and the Minions finishes. Dance a little more, smile a lot more, enjoy the joy.
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