TTIH: Howard James Kenny
with: Riché + Poppy WS
Saturday 24 November 2018
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£5 in advance £7 on the door
6 years on from his initial output as a solo artist (Shelter Songs), Howard returns with a brand new take on live looping. Where he previously used loops to transform traditional acoustic songs into epic atmospheric pieces, leading to touring with Maybeshewill, Dave McPherson (InMe) and Jonah Matranga (Far), he now incorporates synthesisers, electric guitars, drums, effected vocals and percussion to create a refreshing new one-man live experience. His new material touches on elements of electronica, noise rock, dance and post rock, with audience responses referencing the likes of Soulwax, Lightning Bolt, Daft Punk, Orbital and Death From Above 1979. Howard will open the night with select tracks from Shelter Songs and will close the night with his new setup.
Riché creates R&B and neo-soul with a glitchy, lo-fi immediacy that subtly overlays some very interesting songwriting craft. Often improvised, sometimes thoughtful, never too loud
Poppy WS is a Worcester based Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist whose classical style blended with soul has a realness that you can only feel when an artist has lived and breathed their music. Her energy and contrasts between reggae rhythms to downtone jazz influences integrated through loops and multiple instruments make for both a heartwarming and moving performance.
Photo supplied by Jo Jeffree Photography