Sat, 14 Oct|
Brighton and Hove
FAIL BETTER presents JAZZ THEORY: THE DISPLAY TEAM / THUMPERMONKEY / THE PETROV BOYS
Time & Location
14 Oct, 19:50 – 23:30
Brighton and Hove, 48 Trafalgar St, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4ED, UK
About the Event
We've heard that a million monkeys hitting keys at random at a million typewriters could produce the complete works of Shakespeare.
On the 14th of October 2023 we invite you to attend The Prince Albert to witness a proof of Fail Better revolutionary theory stipulating that 15 musicians from THE DISPLAY TEAM, THUMPERMONKEY and THE PETROV BOYS hitting keys, strumming strings, pressing woodwind and brass instruments' buttons for a finite amount of time (3.5 hours) could produce JAZZ. Doo ba dih bee Dwee, doo dahhh.
Cum hoc ergo propter hoc.
Complimentary copy of "On the Origin of Species" with every 10 tickets bought.
THE DISPLAY TEAM The Display Team are a high-energy, high-concept, high-pitched band from London. Across many years, two albums and an EP, and countless concerts, they have ploughed their own furrow, demonstrating a stubborn resistance to the obvious tropes of rock music while never denying the beauty of a well-crafted pop melody. Using what are now perhaps old-fashioned tools, they continue to search for new things, ideas that are thus far unsaid and tunes that are as yet unplayed, and deliver them to a public who are unready for them. Their music is at once both majestic and earthy, profane and profound, and enters the body as much through the gut as the ears.
The Display Team's music has been influenced by a wide range of pilferable sources, including Frank Zappa, Cardiacs, Mr. Bungle, Queen and a selection of punk and ska bands too numerous (and sometimes obscure) to single out by name. The band themselves also cite Mad Caddies, Madness, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, The Specials and The Beach Boys.
Thumpermonkey mix elements of prog, art-rock, post-rock, depicting beautiful soundscapes with catchy melodies and heavy thumping riffs.
Michael, (guitar / vox), wants all the songs to sound like a Philip K. Dick novel performed as musical theatre by Scott Walker, but forgets that detuned metal riffs aren’t always the correct medium.
Rael, (keys / guitar), works with music in the film industry, and therefore tries to replace all of Michael’s riffs with Ginastera; he doesn’t always win.
Ben (drums) tells them that they are both wrong, and starts arguments about which of ‘prog’ or ‘art-rock’ are less odious words describing genres that Thumpermonkey don’t fit in to.
Sam plays bass a bit too well, likes Rush, Decapitated, and funked-up versions of ‘One Night In Tunisia’, as well as the fact that Thumpermonkey ‘do beauty as well as riffs’. He can’t see what all the arguing is about.
This ‘creative process’ somehow produces music that is heavy, delicate, classically and dramatically influenced, sardonic rather than comical, (though some might disagree), and divisive.
THE PETROV BOYS Frank Zappa and Megadeth go on a surfing holiday to the black sea, but drink too much rakija to surf or play music. This is the sound of the Petrov Boys. https://www.facebook.com/thepetrovboys https://www.instagram.com/petrov.boys/
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