SPACIFIC NEWS #114

SPACIFIC NEWS #114: Contents

1. Bedroom Bar :: Jayson Norris
2. Bush Hall :: Trinity Roots
3. Upcoming Highlights

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BEDROOM BAR :: JAYSON NORRIS :: 11/12/14

Since moving to the UK in 2004, Jayson has made a name for himself and built a loyal fanbase thanks to his tirelessly gigging, hard work and great live shows. As well as his regular nights at The Wandle and The Chatsworth, he has supported a range of artists such as Andrea Bocelli, INXS, Blue King Brown, The Black Seeds, Pete Murray and Dave Dobbyn.

He has also released two full-length albums: ‘A Basket Full…’ in 2006, and ‘Freedom To Live’ in 2010. The latter was later signed to Loop Recordings and released as ‘Freedom 28’ in New Zealand in 2011, debuting at #25 in the New Zealand Album Charts and at #2 on the New Zealand Independent Charts. The first singles taken from the album, ‘Love Someone’ and ‘Window’ both made the New Zealand top 40 singles chart with ‘Love Someone’ making #1 on Juice TV. Following on from this success, he was invited to join the cast of the renowned collective Fly My Pretties, and toured NZ with them.

His latest work is his 5 track EP ‘Save My Soul’, which was recorded at Woodhill Studios in Auckland and produced by Tiki Taane.

For this rate East London outing, he will be joined by percussionist Rick Smith, and will be supported on the night by London based Benjamin Yellowitz and Swedish based Emil Assergard

Advance tickets are £7 + b/f from Music Glue, Sanza or Ticketweb.

From: 8pm
At: 68 Rivington St London, EC2A 3AY
Nearest Tube: Shoreditch High Street, Old Street or Liverpool Street
Venue website: www.bedroom-bar.co.uk

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BUSH HALL :: TRINITY ROOTS :: 27/01/15

More than 10 years after their last UK performance, we are super stoked to announce the return of the amazing Trinity Roots, with support from Thomas Oliver.

Following on from their self-titled EP in 2001, TrinityRoots expanded their palette of sounds on two long players, True (2002) and Home, Land and Sea (2004), releases that were rewarded with platinum sales, setting the stage for other home grown independent successes that followed. And then, they left us in 2005 to pursue new projects, taking their individual energies to groups like Little Bushman, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Breaks Co-op and Eru Dangerspiel.

2010 saw a resurgence of TrinityRoots with the release of their Music Is Choice live CD and DVD package as well as the band reformation. The openness and honesty contained within that last release – musically and personally – illustrates exactly why Trinity are so special to so many people.

Since reforming in 2010 there have been sold out tours within NZ, shows with Fat Freddys Drop & Ladi6, festival performances at WOMAD NZ, Homegrown, Rippon Open Air & Coromandel Gold all topped off with their Australian debut, being a main stage performance at the prestigious Byron Bay Blues Festival in Australia plus two sold out performances in Melbourne and Sydney and a set at the Natural NZ Music Festival in Perth.

Now, buoyed by seemingly boundless renewed energies flowing around the band, TrinityRoots have recruited a new cornerstone – drummer/vocalist Ben Lemi. A multi-instrumentalist composer from Wellington, Ben has been contributing to the NZ music scene for the last 10 years. A Jazz Performance graduate of the NZ School of Music, he became involved with various local bands and as a guitarist/drummer/bass player and singer, he has recorded and performed with various NZ acts across the country and internationally. More recently he has been working with Amiria Grenell, Newtown Rocksteady, Rhombus and French For Rabbits and now, TrinityRoots…these three together in TrinityRoots now, truly are brothers-in-musical-arms.

“As an artist I feel honoured to help carry this momentum that has been so positively built up and supported over the years. This new chapter for Trinity is being written beat by beat and note by note, so at this point I’m just really looking forward to the challenges.” Ben Lemi.

TrinityRoots, are about to head into famed Wellington recording outlet – Surgery Studios. At the helm is famed recording engineer & producer Lee (Doc) Prebble, to push record on what will be their 3rd studio album, due for release in 2015.

Advance tickets are £15 + b/f from Music Glue, Sanza, Gigantic, Stargreen or Ticketweb

Doors: 7.30pm
At: 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ
Nearest Tube: Shepherd’s Bush Market
Venue website: bushhallmusic.co.uk/

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

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