“Cajun-kissed Americana of the highest quality” (Maverick Magazine)
Sunday 3rd November 2013
Afternoon Concert – Doors Open 2.30pm (finish approx 5pm)
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)
The Groundlings Theatre
(free patrons car park at rear, accessible from Curzon Howe Road)
If you came to see these guys (and gal!) when they played at the RMA for us back in October of last year, then you’ll know just how good they are! We said then that we’d love to get them back down again when their debut album is released, and true to our word they’ve kindly agreed to make the long trek back down South to play in what will be a different venue for us. We just thought it might make a change….for a change! Most of our events will still be at the Square Tower, but we just wanted to see how this went using a different venue. The concert will be in the cafe / restaurant area – you will be able buy food and drink if you so desire, and what better way of spending a Sunday afternoon than having a bite to eat and listening to some top quality Americana?
Featuring the myriad musical talents of Martin Fitzgibbon (Drums, Percussion, Vocals) and Marion Fleetwood (Mandolin, Fiddle, Cello, Vocals) of ColvinQuarmby, and Mark Cole (Squeezboxes, Harmonica, Mandolin, Vocals), Rick Edwards (House Full Of Guitars, Vocals) and Ade Deane (Bass, Vocals) of Sons Of The Delta.
One of the UK Americana scenes’ most arresting new bands, The Jigantics are part of a growing group of contemporary artists appealing to a wide range of music followers who are increasingly looking beyond conventional musical stereotypes, and just enjoying a fusion of great songs, stunning harmonies and fine muscianship.
In this case its a genre defying mix of Roots, Blues, Trad, Country and then some!
One of The Jigantics great strengths is their ability to harness the power and energy of a five piece band and ally that to the subtlety and artistic feel that is required on some of their more emotive material. Its a pretty neat trick, and in live performance they carry the audience with them on a journey of foot stomping joy tempered with only the occasional heartbreak.
Seeing them live it’s clear that this band believe having a good time is an essential ingredient to any gig, ensuring that the road travelled overwhelmingly ends in a smile.
“Fantastic music…highlight act” (The Daily Telegraph)
“The Jigantics seem to have that innate ability to engender a ‘feel-good factor’. Disarming reticence. Getting peoples feet moving.” (Square Roots Promotions)
“The Jigantics brand of swamp laden folk rockery turned out to be the perfect complement (!!), easing us into a high quality selection of songs ranging from the not-a-dry-eye-in-the-house tear jerker, to the Doc-Martins-to-the-floor outlaw country floor shaker.” (Square Roots Promotions)
See the Jigantics Online