Playing at the Open Mic session from 8pm. Should be a great jam!
Nick Harper is an insanely high-energy performer, stunning writer & guitar player, son of legendary songwriter Roy & one-man wall of sound. In support is Russ Sargeant, solo bassist and live looper from Birmingham. Russ creates subtle layers of sound that emerge gracefully like cinematic soundtracks. His music is a rhythmic blend of jazz, ambient and world sounds.
Going out with a bang! The last Unsigned Mind at Fry's, #3, The Old Queens Head, Islington, London. Thursday 15th July 2010 at 7.30pm. We will once again be raising money for Mind, Mental Health Charity.
Private Show: This is sold out - in aid of Mind
Open mic with guests - Christina Kuluhundis, The Cohen Brothers, Tony May
Sounds Like: jaco pastorius, arild andersen, steve lawson, eberhard weber
Bio: Russ Sargeant is a bassist and multi-instrumentalist based near Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He uses live looping and effects to create beautiful layered music - sound upon sound; sometimes with multiple instruments but mostly only using a bass guitar. His music has been described as, “subtl...See Full Bio
"To say Sargeant creates soundscapes would be to gloss over one of his greatest strengths, as a melodist, but his recordings largely consist of spatial, layered pads, and melodies played on electric or upright bass. Sometimes the pads sound very like synthesizers (as on Dream The Brightest Dawn), but with some effects and an Ebow, anything is possible: what’s certain is that these tracks are performed as they sound here, using live looping technology. If you see Sargeant live he will realise these compositions for you with one or more basses and some gizmos."