BUDS & SPAWN SHARE DETAILS ON 3RD STREAMED SHOW ON 25TH FEBRUARY
BUDS & SPAWN SHARE DETAILS ON 3RD STREAMED SHOW ON 25TH FEBRUARY FEATURING:
PERHAPS CONTRAPTION / CAPTAIN AVERY & THE COSMIC TRICERATOPS OF INTERGALACTIC PEACE
Sheffield promoters Buds & Spawn return in 2021 with the 3rd in a series of 4 online shows. Following the success of the first two featuring the likes of VÄLVĒ and a.P.A.t.T, 25th February will see another packed hour and a half of exclusive live performances and outstanding music this time from 9 piece art-punk marching band Perhaps Contraption and legendary stalwarts of the Sheffield festival and party scene Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace.
Perhaps Contraption is a multi-award winning, classically trained, 9-piece progressive brass band and theatrical music troupe from London. The band branched out into theatre to push the boundaries of live music performance, and find a totally new way to engage audiences in complex concepts whilst introducing them to new genres of performance art and music, leading to them performing ‘Nearly Human’ in 2019 at the Edinburgh’s Fringe.
A band for 7 years, they have also performed at Glastonbury Festival, The EFG London Jazz Festival, Bestival, London Roundhouse, Cross Linx Festival (Netherlands), Southbank Centre, Latitude, Artisti in Piazza (Italy), Buskers Bern (Switzerland), as well as supporting Amanda Palmer throughout Europe.
Band leader Christo Squier said: “We’re all really grateful to be part of Buds & Spawn during these strange times. It’s given us some financial support and the opportunity to keep creating new content. As well as this, Buds & Spawn is helping to connect the band with a new community of listeners and music makers, who all enjoy unusual sonic adventures!”
Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace are a wild crew of celestial apes in a sun-drenched space fugue. Their live shows are incandescent and unhinged, with crowds of Earthlings experiencing dervish transcendence via their improbable mix of Cosmic Afrobeat, Psychedelic Hi-Life, Space Shanties, Tropical Punk, Party Skronk, Dino-Jazz and of course Mutant Disco.
Captain Jack told us: “Earthlings! The Universe is an Orgasm! We’re intergalactically honoured to join this wild and incredible Buds & Spawn project, which is a glittering kernel of promise in these difficult times. Creative power will overcome.Huge gratitudes to Buds & Spawn for bringing love to the galaxy through these magical happenings which connect musicians and people, spreading sonic joy and solidarity amidst this isolation and uncertainty. Stay strong my friends! Everything will be ok!”
The special guest for this show will be Sophie Cooper from Tor Festival. Alongside Jake Blanchard, she runs the eclectic, psychedelic Tor Festival weekender at the legendary Golden Lion in Todmorden. Sophie will be chatting about what’s in store for Tor Fest in the future and sharing one of her musical recommendations.
Buds & Spawn first launched in 2019 bringing a series of semi-irregular nights of semi-irregular music to some of the city’s great independent venue for lovers of the weird and wonky, punky and proggy, choppy changey, twisty turny, off kilter, psychedelic, experimental, math / alt / art / and the just plain awkward.
At the start of 2020 plans were put in place for a programme of gigs funded by the Arts Council ‘Supporting Grassroots Live Music’ initiative. These were planned to take place across the year but then the pandemic took hold and the UK went into lockdown.
Now Buds & Spawn, in place of the events they have been hosting a series of live stream shows across 2020 and in to 2021. Each one is a combination of exclusive new pre-recorded performances from each headliner and a local act, along with live interviews, chat and an interactive Q&A.