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Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and ground breaking contemporary blues artists, Ramon Goose is constantly looking to extend and expand his musical horizons. Having previously performed with the likes of Eric Bibb, Boo Boo Davis, Eric Burdon and Pee Wee Ellis, Ramon has been on a musical journey over the past few years discovering and channelling the sounds of Africa through his own unique filter. Long Road To Tiznit is the apotheosis of that journey, as old-school blues in the tradition of Skip James, John Lee Hooker and R.L. Burnside collide and meld with hypnotic grooves and melodies from the Sahara, telling stories of refugees and contrabandiers, danger and freedom.
The album was written whilst travelling in Morocco where Ramon channelled the spirit of the desert into his music with mesmerizing effect. This can clearly be hear d on the classic track ‘Marrakech Sunset’, where Ramon also drew on influences as diverse as Davey Graham and Brian Jones; as well as ‘Wandering Sheikh’ where he was influenced by the female Berber singers and percussionists which he’d heard in traditional Moroccan ceremonies.
Ramon first visited Africa on a musical project with Justin Adams and Julian Joseph where they visited Dakar in Senegal and worked with amazing local musicians. ‘It w as a sort of epiphany,’ he said. ‘I’d never heard anything like it and it made me want to delve furth er into the melodies and rhythms I heard there.’ He’d met and worked with the legendary Senegalese griot Diabel Cissokho, who taught him a great deal about his musical heritage and culture. Through these experiences Ramon hasdeveloped his very own style of playing, creating a blend of music that is infectious, heart-warmingand utterly intoxicating.
The album features guest performances from Justin Adams (Robert Plant and The Sensational Shape Shifters) and Urdu singer Najma Akhtar. It was recorded in London using Ramon’s own band and also in Marrakesh using local Berber musicians. The result is an album which blends global soundscapes by seamlessly combining rich melodies and hypnotic percussion with virtuoso blues guitar playing! Ramon is performing songs from his last album ‘Long Road To Tiznit’ and songs from his forth coming coming with a new trio.
The Mantic Muddlers
The Mantic Muddlers combine a rich influence of sonic stylings and
serve up their stories on a foundation of infectious grooves and
raucous melodies… For lack of a legitimate genre, you’ll be hearing
Roots, Rattle & Roll!
Louise has become one of the most sought-after session singers in the UK and has worked with a plethora of household names. Most recently, she has been a regular contributor to the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and in 2016 she toured the US with David Gilmour, also appearing on his performance Live at Pompeii. The list of her contributions goes on…
Ealing Eclectic MusicSpace is run by the Ealing Club Community Interest Company and supported by The Arts Council of England. As part of the Ealing Music and Film Festival 2019 we are delighted to showcase Louise alongside her band The Brethren who will assure a performance infused with the sounds of soul, jazz and a fair bit funk to kick off 2019Find out more »
Keith Waithe is an award-winning flautist, composer, teacher, proponent of vocal gymnastics and leader of the Macusi Players – a world music jazz band that blends rhythms from the Caribbean, South Africa, South America, Asia and Africa.
He’ll be appearing with a small group of guest players.
To open the evening Ealing Eclectic welcomes Allegra Shock, whose folky, punk-blues songwriting is delivered on the guitar and harp. She’ll bring the startling beauty of the harp and the human passion of the folk tradition to a generation bored with the predictable.
See Keith and Allegra at Ealing’s Cafe Zee on 8 March 2019.Find out more »
Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers is well known as one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of UK folk rebel rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang. He is also a formidable, well-loved and prolific solo artist in his own right. Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Tokyo and Berlin to London have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after hours lock in.
Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed ‘partial’ autobiography Tales From The Tracks, knock-out album Roll To The Left, sold out UK tour and current record making Pledge Campaign – Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers plays this special gig in his home town of Ealing accompanied by the larger-than-life Bobby Valentino playing some mean violin.
Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers plays this special gig in his home town of Ealing in the intimate Studio Theatre in Questors, Mattock Lane accompanied by the larger-than-life Bobby Valentino playing some mean violin.
Support is provided by local guitar group: The Orchestra of Love and Redemption
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Tickets: £15.00 + booking fee