Amadou Diagne & Cory Seznec: Touki

Sat 21 Mar • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Music

Amadou Diagne from Senegal and French-American Cory Seznec first met whilst busking on the streets of Bath in 2007. Both multi-instrumentalist, singers and composers, they discovered a strong musical connection that planted the seeds of a future collaboration in their minds. Touki is the Wolof word for Travel, Wolof being one of the main languages spoken in Senegal. For Amadou and Cory, Touki refers to the travelling with music that brought them together and finds expression in the eclectic, exciting, syncopated and poly-rhythmic dynamic between the two musicians as they write and perform, creating music that seeks to find common ground and surprises.

Cory Seznec is somewhere between a musical wanderer and an uncertified ethnomusicologist. He brings his background of American old time, bluegrass, New Orleans finger style guitar and claw hammer banjo. Amadou Diagne has deep roots in the Griot music traditions of West Africa through a long family line of percussionists and traditional praise singers. A self-taught kora player and guitarist, he has developed a unique and intricate style to accompany himself which draws on his skills as a percussionist.

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Robyn Hitchcock

Fri 18 Sep • 8pm • Full £20 • Music

Proudly Presented by RMT Music

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’, an in-concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as “paintings you can listen to”. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Out on April 21st 2017, the album is produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). Hitchcock describes it as an “ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove.” It has received rave reviews from UNCUT, Rolling Stone, Paste, Tidal and more.

“A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings…” – Rolling Stone


“These 10 gems slither, rock, roll, glide and shapeshift, coalescing around Hitchcock’s typically anxious, strained but striking and immediately identifiable vocals.” 
– American Songwriter

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John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett in Concert

Fri 12 Jun • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £13 • Music

After more than 40 years of attempted escapes and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between the dead-pan humour of Barrett and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious. John is a lyrical genius and is partnered by Willy’s ability to play almost every known instrument, including a few home-made ones.

It soon transpired that the ‘Last Straw Tour’ was only to be the last of… well, quite a few more, as Willy claims that the phrase was aimed at the audience dying off rather than the duo finally citing artistic differences and splitting up.

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