STARTING THE NEW YEAR WITH A BANG STRAIGHT OUTTA BRISTOL IS BACK AT THE GOLDEN LION WITH ANOTHER LINE UP OF TOP BANDS MCS SINGERS & DJS. S.O.B'S FIRST GIG OF 2013 & THERE MONTHLY SLOT IS AT THE GOLDEN LION ONE OF BRISTOLS BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUES.
Sounds Like: Robert Glasper Experiment, A Tribe Called Quest, Thelonious Monk, Esbjörn Svensson Trio, The Roots
Manager: Richard Evans
Bio: Thelonius is a six piece hip-hop/jazz band based in Bristol UK performing a mix of originals, classics from the golden age of hip-hop and some nasty jazz tunes.
Imagine if Mr Monk and A Tribe Called Quest - with J Dilla in tow - all ended up in a small smokey jazz club in Prague.
“Thelonius' most fascinating and attention-grabbing tune is the wonderful "Spanish Joint." It starts and ends with a piano and oboe duet from McMahon-Hore and Walker which is given a scratchy, eerie, sound as if being played on a 78RPM shellac disc. The duet's melancholy beauty is heightened by the song's Middle Eastern-flavored mid-section, which mixes Baker's fiery guitar, McMahon-Hore's fluid piano phrases and more of Walker's ethereal oboe. Lest this should all seem too good to be true, there is a complaint to be made. Reminisce is just under 19 minutes long, an EP rather than LP. At a point in history when far too many artists attempt to stretch a few decent ideas out to 70 or 75 minutes, Thelonius stands guilty of doing the opposite. There are many, many possibilities hinted at here; this is a set of tunes that tantalizes and teases.”