Author Archive for Zaza Music – Page 2

Grant-Lee Phillips

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Grant-Lee Phillips is best known as the voice and vision of the acclaimed Grant Lee Buffalo, the band’s debut Fuzzy was one of the rock landmarks of the early 90s and their biggest hit Mockingbirds filling the airways in the mid-90s.

As a solo artist Phillips’ emotive, widescreen songwriting is stripped down to its essence – exposing a deeply human side, a unique, off beat sense of humour and love of spontaneity. If you like REM, Ryan Adams, Divine Comedy don’t miss.



Monday 4 October
Komedia, £14.50 adv, doors 7.30pm

Robin Trower

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Trower Power is back as one of the finest guitarists in rock n’ roll history returns to the European live circuit. The highly influential English rock guitarist Robin Trower was considered by music press of the day as the ‘White Hendrix’, initially gaining success with Procol Harum during the 1960s, Trower went to form his own power trio and has been wowing fans ever since.

Trowerpower website here

Support from Jon Amor

Sunday 26 September
Komedia, £16 adv, doors 7.30pm

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Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Dreadzone features ex-Big Audio Dynamite members Greg Dread and Leo Williams plus legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16, the unmistakable MC Spee, Chris Compton on guitar with Chris Oldfield taking care of the laptop and DJ side of the live setup.

The band fuse technology with human rhythms colliding dub bass with dance beats, live guitar and bubbling electronics, all united by energetic MCing and sweet reggae vocals. The band have released six artist albums to date, one of which was cited by John Peel as one of his top ten of all time, toured their inimitable live show the world over and even found time to squeeze in a top 20 hit in the form of Little Britain. Their latest studio album – Eye On The Horizon – is out on 26th April!

A welcome return for the defenders of bass! Dreadzone are back with their new album ‘Eye on the Horizon’ and as usual they draw fast and shoot straight to the heart of the matter: music to move your mind and your feet.” Don Letts, Culture Clash Radio, BBC 6 Music

Friday 4 June
Komedia, £14 adv, doors 7.30pm

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Categories : Live music

The Smiths Indeed

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Recapture the magic of The Smiths live with the UKs leading tribute celebrating the 25th anniversary of Meat is Murder by playing the whole album, followed by a greatest hits set.

Since forming in Liverpool in 2005 The Smiths Indeed have built up a formidable reputation for a thrilling live show – expect gladioli, shirt-twirling and all your favourite Smiths classics.

Plus DJs from Brighton’s legendary Morrissey and The Smiths theme night, November Spawned a Mozzer

Friday 30 April
Komedia, £10 advance, doors 8pm

Show of Hands

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double winners Show of Hands – England’s finest roots duo – make a stand in Brighton on their Standing Room Only II tour of the UK.

Singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi instrumentalist Phil Beer won both the Best Duo title and Best Original Song at the Awards -the latter for the topical title track of their acclaimed new studio album Arrogance Ignorance and Greed, about bankers and bonuses!

The triple Albert Hall sell-out band who have headlined at festivals from WOMAD to Glastonbury are ready to perform from their rich repertoire of original songs. They will be accompanied by striking double bass player and vocalist Miranda Sykes while special guest will be rising indy folk star Ruarri Joseph who has been described as a British Jack Johnson.

“This is a band performing at its passionate peak” The Independent

Support Ruarri Joseph

Wednesday 28 April
Komedia, £14, doors 7.30pm

Amparo Sanchez

Saturday, March 20th, 2010



Amparanoia’s powerhouse singer and frontwoman brings her brand new musical project to the UK for the first time. Featuring six musicians including double bass player Jordi Mestres, pianist Oskar Ferret and Cuban trumpet player José Alberto Varona, expect a concert as warm, relaxed and intimate as Amparanoia’s were festive, energetic and crazy.

Inspired by the blues, jazz and son of artists such as Billie Holiday, Chavela Vargas and Nina Simone, her new album Tuscon-Habana was recorded with John and Joey of Calexico in Arizona and Havana. This promises to be a very special evening indeed with one of the leading voices of modern Spain.

Tuesday 27 April
Komedia, £14 adv, doors 7.30pm