Live Rock and Roll Opportunities

AN UNUSUAL EXPLORATION OF NEW ROOTS MUSIC – New Roots at the Trinity Centre in Bristol, UK.

roots_posterNew Roots at the Trinity Centre in Bristol, UK.
22nd August 2009
8pm to 2am

Ten Ton Tongue

10 Ton Tongue put on one high-output performance, which has been described variously as ‘Neo Victorian Forest Grunge’ and a ‘Gothic folk circus with boots on…’ The music is a theatrical rampage. Ridiculously dexterous guitar work, steeped in migrating flamenco and suffering blues, is backed with heavy riddling rhythms and fronted with intense 10 Ton Tongue-twisting lyrics. Think Rodrigo y Gabriela meeting System of a Down, delivered with a kiss on the cheek. It is a dizzying performance that leaves you nowhere to hide. Described by Venue magazine as ‘…all gilded flamenco flourishes and lunging crescendos. Impassioned performance, passionately received.’


Are a band with an international selection of members, with Spanish, English and French roots born as a need to give happiness, movement and love to people. They just want audience to have a good time and do so by playing easy to listen, cheeky, fast rhythmic songs with positive viewing lyrics…for the big and small! Just want to give good times to all, folk, rocky, rumba, Latin and also some romance!!

The Dirty Roger

The Dirty Roger is mostly Mr D. Roger who would prefer it if The Dirty Roger was just himself. However he is glad to say that The Dirty Roger is himself and reluctantly, Mr Von Scrotum, Mr P. Spit and Mr John. If Mr. D Roger had 8 arms, 4 brains and 40 fingers it could just be himself, but it’s cannot be. So to introduce the band as follows:

Mr D. Roger is responsible for writing all tracks including samples, rock riffery, beats, structure and lyrics.

Mr Von Scrotum accurately triggers all samples to my timing and plays keyboard to Mr. Roger’s taste and tempo.

Mr P. Spit picks, bends and strums a 6 string electrical guitar and slams the big muff to order. Also introducing Mr John as the stick-wielding drummer that has to put up with Mr D Roger.

Zen Elephant

Zen Elephants are a lively quartet which draws its distinctive style from an array of genres. A blend of folk and reggae acoustic guitars with funked-up bass lines, pumping beats and thoughtful words; they create a groove-laden sound which guarantees elevating live performances.

Chandelier Falls

The Chandelier Falls are an alternative- acoustic band that blends three part harmonies with guitar riffs that conjure feelings deep down Chandelier Falls live performances are simultaneously discomforting and reassuring. Ian Skriczka’s clear falsetto and Vincent Callan’s feral vocals are perfectly anchored by Sarah Corfield’s feminine yet powerful harmonies. Stripping back the arrangements also leaves the audience in no doubt of what’s at the heart of their lyrics. Formed in October 2008, Vincent, Ian and Sarah met on Bristol’s open-mic circuit and where soon playing regular sets across Bristol, Liverpool and Bath. They have played numerous gigs including support slots with The Bomberdiers, Six Figures and also at Trinity Garden Party. “Chandelier Falls were at home right away with a stunning set, showing off their unique vocal structure to full effect.” Unlike many of their contemporaries, Chandelier Falls’ discomforting and uplifting sound has its roots firmly planted in alternative rock, The band all come from eclectic musical backgrounds ranging from alt-metal to musical theatre but their mutual influences include The Frames, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannangen, Stereophonics, and Turin Brakes.

Celebrating the Bristol sound: a night of Bristol bands who popularize the traditional musical styles of their influences and ancestors. They have a mixture of styles for you including Blues/Electronic, folk, alternative folk/rock, and acoustic afro-beat and now with the established Trinity shenanigans of entertainment and visuals and an atmosphere that’s complimentary to the summer season.

I am really looking forwards to attending this event, it is going to be a great selection of styles which all help to shape modern music and Rock’n’Roll, and recommend that you do come along to enjoy it also, if at all possible please be there.

Intense Nick.

Tickets £6/£5 concs from Bristol ticket shop (0117 929008)

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