Melt Yourself Down

Date:Thu 10 Mar 2022
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J2 (standing show)
Price:£11.50 adv

Pete Wareham's (Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear) new project. Intense, sweaty funk, uplifting horns and blistering Nubian drums, this is a tightly drilled unit. Six musical heavyweights with more energy than the sun. Ancient and modern, and dirtier than you want to know.

Melt Yourself Down is the sound of Cairo ‘57, Cologne ‘72, New York ‘78, London 2013. North and south and east and west. Horns blowing, drums vibrating, a suffocating fever dream. Primal. Vital. 

 

With support from Rosie Frater-Taylor
With a clear sense of purpose, 21-year-old London-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor blurs the lines between jazz, folk, pop & soul. Think Joni Mitchell meets Pat Metheny, Lewis Taylor teams up with Emily King or a female version of John Mayer.

Raised in a very musical household - both her parents being professional musicians – Rosie started playing drums at a young age creating the rhythmic foundations for her future writing. After picking up the guitar, ukulele & bass soon after, Rosie found her roots in jazz & writing simultaneously studying at Tomorrow’s Warriors, NYJO the Royal Academy of Music and attending songwriting workshops at the Roundhouse.

At 16, she started laying out multi-layered guitar-based demos on Cubase, which would eventually become her self-produced debut album ‘On My Mind’ (2018), a unique collection of songs which garnered praise from BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson “genuinely exceptional”, BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy “complex, jazzy, smooth, delicate”, songstress Becca Stevens “badass”, with Jazzwise Magazine declaring her “one to watch”.

In June 2021, Rosie will be releasing her second album ‘Bloom’ which sees her collaborate with Snowpoet’s Chris Hyson on two songs. Rosie blends adventurous songwriting with a whimsical pop sensibility, multi-layered acoustic soundscapes and virtuoso guitar skills.

With ‘Bloom’ accumulating 600k streams to date, Rosie has  caught the attention of the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jordan Rakei, Michael League, Rosie Lowe & Gretchen Parlato amongst others, with Complex Magazine, Bandcamp, Jazz FM, Worldwide FM, Jazz re:freshed and global platform Pickup Music championing the young musician too.

After a run of UK shows at the end of 2021, opening for Mark Lettieri and Frazer Ford, Rosie’s planning over 40 headline dates in the first half of 2022, across the UK and EU.

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Doors price t.b.c.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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