Fri, 21 Oct

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Brighton

FL presents BIG IS BEAUTIFUL: BUFFO'S WAKE ORCHESTRA/TOWN OF CATS/RUM BUFFALO/CEILIDH BOOM/OPA ROSA

FL presents BIG IS BEAUTIFUL: BUFFO'S WAKE ORCHESTRA/TOWN OF CATS/RUM BUFFALO/CEILIDH BOOM/OPA ROSA

Time & Location

21 Oct, 18:30 – 22 Oct, 01:00

Brighton, 11A Upper Market St, Brighton, Hove BN3 1AS, UK

About the Event

Big IS Beautiful.

Join us for an evening of excess  where we will be celebrating the pleasures of the gargantuan, the delights of the monstrous and the ferocious furriness of the big cat.

Three of the biggest bands that Brighton, Bristol and London have ever had the organisational capacity to produce will descend on our fair city, into the biggest venue that Hove has to offer - for one night only, at the Old Market.

Understated is so 2020.

Opening the night will be Brightons only Electro-Ceilidh outfit, Ceilidh Boom. Making the most of our excessively-sized venue, they will lead you through a selection of willow-stripping, Scotsman-flying reels, hornpipes and jigs, welcoming in the night with a big, sweaty, two-step folkie mess!

BUFFO'S WAKE are upsizing. For one night only, their 6 piece Klezmer-punk Carnival Chaos will be supplemented by the very best musicians that Brighton and London has to offer.

Transforming into a 15 piece cacophonous chamber orchestra - they will take to the stage, forcing you to waltz, tango, mosh and kolo your way through a vast array of influences from Eastern European, Balkan and Russian folk, to punk rock and cabaret, whilst they tell their tall tales of debauchery, deformity, zombies, and obscure anatomy.

Drawing from diverse backgrounds ranging from Drum n’ Bass DJ’s to classically trained string players, punks to funk players and poets to showmen, you’re never quite sure what to expect next from Buffo’s Wake.

In their time together, they have toured all over the world, finding an inspired, confused, sweaty, and often very drunk reception everywhere they go.

Klezmer Carnival Punks – with influences from Abba to Zappa, Buffo’s Wake are guaranteed to leave you dancing like a man possessed!

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.

RUM BUFFALO fornicate with rhythm and melody. Mingling many genres, they blend blues, fiery pop-rock and space punk with filthy synths and epic horn lines. The band have stormed the London music scene with their unique and powerhouse sound. Known for their unforgettable shows, their live performances are packed with massive bass lines and carried by unified melodies.

Since their formation, their jet-powered live show has stormed the UK live music scene, performing to 10,000 on the Truth stage at Glastonbury as well as Boomtown Fair, Shambala, Wilderness, Buskers Bern and dozens of other festivals.

Their unique performances border on the surreal, with three-piece horn section, and fire performance brought together The 8-piece band have toured the world, with performances in Iceland, Switzerland, France, Turkey and Malta, along with a string of gigs in New York City, which included a show at Manhatten's Rockwood Music Hall.

OPA ROSA are an energetic quartet of Bristol-based instrumentalists. As skilled interpreters of music from the Klezmer, Balkan, Greek & Roma traditions, they are fast gaining a reputation as one of the city’s most dynamic and virtuosic bands. In their repertoire is a vibrant collection of melodies from all across the Balkans every detail and ornament of which is played with fiery precision. Opa Rosa's masterfully arranged tunes capture all the joy and sorrow that these traditions are so renowned for expressing. 

KOMBOLOI STAR is the one-man side project of Nottinghams finest Greek-prog-punk botherers, Hallouminati. Combining 140 DnB with Souleyman-esque synths, panic driven bouzouki lines and a penchant for early 00's nu-metal Komboloi Star will be closing the night with their slightly esoteric blend of melodies and rhythms.

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