RAZZ RECOMMENDS…EXETER PHOENIX
Exeter Phoenix is the main art venue in Exeter. Just off the artiest street in town (and the most magical…) Gandy Street, the Phoenix has some very exciting music, performance and film to offer in the next few weeks. Take a look at our favourites. If you fancy reviewing or even better previewing any of these or anything else you fancy please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. Any reviewers/previewers get 2 free press tickets to the event.
Student Offers– 20% food and drink cafe/bar and concession rates for tickets see website.
When? Fri 19 Oct – Doors 9:00pm
To celebrate Beatz & Bobz 15th Birthday, we’ve got an amazing lineup of DJs doing live shows until 2am.
Krafty Kuts, The Freestylers, Ben & Lex, Lewah
Friends of Beatz & Bobz
Mr Nice / King Farmer Re-defeat B2B Grudge, Special Guest Ian Taylor
When? Sat 06 Oct 8pm
Nominated for last year’s BBC World Music Award, Seckou Keita is a contemporary master of the kora and heir to the ancient tradition of the West African harp. He fronts a 7-piece band, also including vocals, percussion, bass and guitar.
‘The hendrix of the kora’
When? Sat 13 Oct 8.30
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Adam Isaac has over 10 years of experience as a gigging musician and built a strong southwest following in his earlier years. He has played many venues and festivals around the UK, supported Joss Stone on her UK tour in 2009, has been named brand ambassador for British freesports lifestyle brand Animal, and in 2012 Adam made it to the quarter final stages of BBC’s The Voice UK with the legendary Sir Tom Jones as coach.
Following his recent national exposure he is set to release an album in Autumn 2012 and tour the new original material with his full band. His edgy rock/pop sound draws influence from bands like Muse, Coldplay, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Blur, Oasis, Stereophonics and more.
The Bollywood Brass Band
When? Sat 20 Oct 8.30
Lose yourself in Bollywood for the night with the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of the most popular music in the world. The experience is completed with projections of sensational dance sequences featuring India’s greatest actors and actresses, in sync with the live music. Four funky drummers and six hot horns play massive hits from Indian films, all driven by the huge beat of the dhol drum. They’ve been a big hit on the festival circuit, including, to great acclaim, Womad.
’11 cavorting musicians intent on blasting the genre into the 21st century’
‘Joyous performances… thundering trumpets, trombones and sousaphone fuel the party atmosphere.’
When? Sun 14 Oct – 8:00
Edge Comedy is bigger and better than ever before! Bringing top UK and TV stand up comedians to Exeter!
This month’s headliner is LLOYD LANGFORD. As seen on – Dave’s One Night Stand, Russell Howards Good News, Ask Rhod Gilbert, and Comedy Store.
‘Lloyd Langford’s a smart and properly funny observational comic’
‘An experience that seems likely to prove one of my highlights of the Fringe’
OPENER – JAMES ALDERSON. James has an effervescent and exuberent style, drawing on his life experiences, his children, his wife, and his professional background to feed his routines. James has been described by many as an ‘everyman comedian’. Women laugh at his hilarious observations and self-depricating style, and men laugh with him, feeling his pain, his frustrations and his random experiences ….you rarely know where James will go with his comedic tales, but he always takes the crowd with him, laughing all the way.
THIS IS SOMERSET
With support from a FULL LINE UP of TOP UK TALENT;
LUKE HONNORATY & AMY HOWERSKA
And your Host – The Brilliant BEN VAN DER VELDE
Nostalgia for the Light
When? Mon 8 Oct 4,6,8pm
Nhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ok7f4MLL-Hkostalgia for the light
France/Germany/Chile, 2010, 90mins. Dir Patrico Guzmán
This exquisite, award winning documentary from Chile is an extraordinary watch. The Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth. 10,000 feet above sea level, it is where astronomers work to observe the stars in a sky so translucent that views extend the boundaries of our universe. But when eyes are lowered to the ground, this unique and wonderful place also evidences layers of disturbing human history.
‘A film of heart-stopping beauty’ * * * * *
*** Plus look at this offer for some drama and contemporary dance.
There are loads of workshops and classes going on throughout the week, whether you want to try some pole dancing, go to a filmmaker seminar or want to brush up on your digital skills have a look at what they offer and try something different.