SPACIFIC NEWS #119: Contents

1. The Hoxton Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
2. Sebright Arms :: Shocking Pinks
3. The Garage :: Dave Dobbyn
4. Upcoming Highlights


From his humble beginnings experimenting with a 4-track recorder at the tender age of 19, Sola Rosa frontman Andrew Spraggon has gone on to cultivate over 15 years of rich, well-crafted melodic beats. Weaving and infusing a rotating mix of hip-hop, jazz, reggae, latin, neo-soul and funk, before topping it with an icing of assorted and diverse vocalists, Sola Rosa have released six critically acclaimed long players to date. The most recent being 2014’s Magnetics, a soulful dreamscape of sound featuring an eclectic assortment of fresh vocalists from across the globe and the winner of ‘Best Soul & R&B’ award in the heralded iTunes ‘Best of 2014’.

As Magnetics continues to receive critical acclaim in New Zealand, Sola Rosa now look across the seas towards an extensive Sound System tour of the UK and Europe this August to consolidate their growing popularity in these territories, helped by support from the likes of Huey Morgan (Radio 6), Jeremy Sole (KCRW, USA), DJ Ease (Nightmares on Wax) and Funkhaus Europa.

The Sound System show features The Streets co-vocalist Kevin Mark Trail.

Advance tickets are £8 + b/f from Ticketweb (08444 77 1000)

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website:
Facebook event page:


Just booked in – more info soon.

Tickets from Music Glue

From: 8pm
At: 31-35 Coate Street, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethal Green
Venue website:


There isn’t much we can say about Dave that you don’t know already, so we won’t bother right now. Just know Dave is in town for the Rugby World Cup and tickets for this show are available from Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
Venue website:


10/07 The Upbeats // Fabric, EC1M 3HN // 11-7 // £20
12/07 Tim Finn // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £18.50
22/07 Delaney Davidson // What’s Cookin’, E11 3DB // 8.30-11 // FREE
07/08 Katchafire // Indigo2, SE10 0DX // 7-11 // £23.20-53.50
21/09 Neil & Liam Finn // Bloomsbury Theatre, WC1H 0AH // 7.30-11 // £32.50
23/09 Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Shepherds Bush Empire, W12 8TT // 7-11 // £17.50
22/10 I Am Giant // Borderline, W1D 4JB // 7-11 // £8

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