Wolfgang Promotions presents: Lobster
with: Who Killed The Bear / The Severn Collective
Saturday 13 April 2024
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£9 in advance
Get Ready to Skank with Lobster: Birmingham’s Reggae Punk Fusion Maestros!
Lobster is a six-piece reggae and hip-hop influenced punk band from Birmingham formed in 2009. They are a group of mates that consistently develop their sound and are continually getting people dancing and a skanking across Birmingham and around the UK. Rarely sticking to one genre for too long, they go from melodic roots reggae to downright dirty, dubby punk and all the way back through soulful hip-hop and upbeat ska. Primarily a live band, they put everything in to getting the crowd up and dancing and have something for everyone at festivals (even if that means inflatable lobsters).
They’ve had em’ skanking at festivals such as: Nozstock, One Love, Reggae City, Outcider, South Cider, MAD Festival, Kippertronix Festival, Glastonbudget, Simmer Down, Wigfest, CoCoMad and a bunch of other local Birmingham festivals such as the Punx Picnic, City of Colours and Project Soundlounge. They have shared the stage with a number of incredible bands from the worlds of punk, reggae and ska including: Mad Caddies, The Beat, Solo Banton, Macka B, Dreadzone, OPM, Subhumans, Zion Train, Jaya the Cat, Inner Terrestials, PAIN, Random Hand, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Sonic Boom Six and Citizen Fish.
They have closed TEDx events at the Library of Birmingham, presented live music showcases at the REP Theatre and are seasoned performers of Birmingham’s underground pubs and clubs. The band have a deep respect for live events and understand how to engage and entertain a wide variety of audiences. They have found that their sound fits in just as well at dub and reggae events as it does at punk gigs, and have shared the stage with bands from just about any genre you could care to name, from jazz and hip-hop to death metal and indie!
Lobster also host a club night (“Lobster Shack”) at least 3 times a year at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Lobster Shack always has something special, whether that be live art, Halloween specials, or heavyweight headliners such as Solo Banton.
The Severn Collective: Who Killed The Bear: Formed from a mixture of solo artists living on or around the river Severn in Worcestershire, all bringing their own unique styles together to create an eclectic mix of sounds that make you move and groove.
With influences ranging across the world of music from John Martyn to fat Freddie’s drop and far beyond, with over 15 part time members every show is different and you never know what to expect apart from a good time.