Birds of Hell + Kulk + Ghosts of Men + History & Lore
Friday 17 April 2020, 6:30pm - 10pm
The Waterfront Studio
Over 14s (under 16's to be accompanied by an adult over 18)
** OFF THE BEATEN TRACK LAUNCHES THEIR SECOND TOUR IN APRIL! **
** BIRDS OF HELL + HISTORY & LORE + KULK + GHOSTS OF MEN COME OUT TO PLAY SHOWS ACROSS THE EAST! **
Good news, local music lovers! A brand new gigging venture is launching in the far East of England with four admirably fresh alt.rock acts from East Anglia – Birds of Hell + Hulk + Ghosts of Men + History & Lore – playing a mini-tour which crashlands into four key live venues across the region in April under the banner of Off The Beaten Track.
Propelled forth by the brains behind the East Anglian Touring unit, the Off The Beaten Track concept is a bold attempt to link together the legions of musicians and live venues spread across the East Anglian area, from Bury to Bungay, from Horningsea to Southend-on-Sea.
If the name gently mocks the public mis-conception of the region's fertile live music scene then the tour idea is sensationally simple: Off The Beaten Track is a mini-tour across the four counties of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex with each county providing one fine venue and one favoured act – chosen by that local venue - for each mini-tour. The acts are all up-and-coming and quite possibly pillars of their sonic community. The bills will rotate through the mini-tour, with each band headlining their own local venue and sharing support slots on the other shows.
And so it is that for the inaugural Off The Beaten Track tour in April 2020 Birds of Hell are the folk from Norfolk, Kulk trundle in from Suffolk, Ghosts of Men bring joy to Essex and History & Lore shine on in Cambridgeshire. To wrap up the whole venture all four acts will play a special bonus show at the Victoria in Shoreditch – the closest venue to Liverpool Street train station, gateway to the East.
Recent regional success stories such as Let's Eat Grandma from Norwich, Lonely The Brave from the lonely Fens, Chelmsford’s Ratboy and of course some bloke called Edward from Framlingham prove that there is a splendidly wide range of talent from the bottom to the top end of the M11 and beyond the back of beyond just waiting to be nourished and encouraged.
To add to the general Off The Beaten Track fun Stowmarket-based indie label fierce panda will release an EP - wisely called 'Off The Beaten Tracks' - featuring all four impressively up-and-coming acts to coincide.