Sons of Kemet

Sons of Kemet

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Soundcrash presents

Sons of Kemet

7:30 pm until 11:00 pm


Price: £13.50 earlybird / £18.50 advance

Status: Tickets available (Updated on 29th September 2016)

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Doors open at 7:30 PM – Event ends at 11:00 PM

Age: You must be 16 years of age or more to attend this event (with or without a guardian) | Photo ID – Please bring ID if you are 25 years of age or less or appear so. | | Access – Standing. There are no seats assigned. The venue is arranged on several floors with many stairs and no lift. Find out more about accessiblity.

About Sons of Kemet


7:30pm | doors / DJ Gordon Wedderburn
8:30pm | Blue Lab Beats
9:30pm | Sons Of Kemet
(all times approximate)

MOBO award-winners Sons of Kemet – kinetic, earth-shaking and with an electrifying live performance, the band features four of the UK jazz scene’s brightest stars, culminating in a revolutionary mix of music that spans jazz, rock, dub and Caribbean folk. The band has since been nominated a UMA Award and also at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide  Awards.

Led by saxophonist, clarinettist, composer and ‘BBC New Generation Artist’ Shabaka Hutchings, Sons of Kemet features Theon Cross on tuba and both Seb Rochford (Polar Bear, Babyshambles) and Tom Skinner (Melt Yourself Down, Mulatu Astatke) on drums. Hypnotic double drum rhythms frame the colourful interplay of saxophone, clarinet and tuba as the original compositions are brought to life by four fiercely creative musicians.

Sessions on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz On 3 and at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 2, a collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the London Jazz Festival and appearances at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Latitude Festival, North Sea  Jazz  Festival,  The Barbican and Ronnie Scott’s have catapulted the band into the limelight. Their debut album ‘Burn’ (Naim Records) was one of the truly standout releases of 2013 and picked them up a major deal to provide the soundtrack for GAP’s national TV advertising campaign directed by David Fincher.

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