English band – Sabbat UK http://sabbat-uk.com/ Thu, 12 May 2022 04:16:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sabbat-uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-120x120.png English band – Sabbat UK http://sabbat-uk.com/ 32 32 Ronald Speirs, the heroic lieutenant of “Band Of Brothers” https://sabbat-uk.com/ronald-speirs-the-heroic-lieutenant-of-band-of-brothers/ Thu, 12 May 2022 01:06:24 +0000 https://sabbat-uk.com/ronald-speirs-the-heroic-lieutenant-of-band-of-brothers/ Lieutenant Ronald Speirs earned a reputation for bravery and brutality fighting in Europe with the now legendary Easy Company during World War II. The American armyRonald Speirs in Austria after the end of World War II, 1945. During a tense battle on Belgian soil, an American company finds itself trapped behind German lines without a […]]]>

Lieutenant Ronald Speirs earned a reputation for bravery and brutality fighting in Europe with the now legendary Easy Company during World War II.

The American armyRonald Speirs in Austria after the end of World War II, 1945.

During a tense battle on Belgian soil, an American company finds itself trapped behind German lines without a radio. A lieutenant named Ronald Speirs, who had parachuted into occupied territory on D-Day, took decisive action. He passed through the center of the village occupied by the Germans.

Speirs put his life on the line for the mission – and it’s not the first or last time he’s risked it all.

“The Germans were so shocked to see an American soldier crossing their lines – they forgot to shoot!” said another member of Speirs’ company.

And after delivering messages to the company, Speirs turned around and crossed the same enemy line.

But who was Ronald Speirs, the lieutenant commemorated in the HBO miniseries Band of brothers? And were the stories of his bravery correct?

Who was Ronald Speirs?

Although he made his name fighting in the United States Army, Ronald Speirs was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on April 20, 1920. The youngest of five children, Speirs had few memories of Scotland. His family moved to Boston in 1924.

Even before World War II, Speirs began training with army officers. Two officers visited his Boston high school to conduct drills.

When war broke out, Ronald Speirs volunteered. He worked as an accountant but put his career aside to head for basic training in Mississippi. During basic training, the Army asked Speirs to join a new unit: the Parachute Infantry.

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US Army Signal CorpsAmerican paratroopers practice their jumps during maneuvers in England, c. 1942.

The move would send Speirs to one of the most dangerous jobs in the military. But it also earned him an extra $100 a month in salary, so Speirs signed up.

The training of paratroopers began with simple tasks. Speirs and his regiment would travel three miles to Mount Currahee in Georgia and then back down. They started jumping fake planes and low towers until the regiment moved to Fort Benning and started jumping C-47 planes. Then they practiced night drops.

In 1943, the regiment was ready for combat. And Speirs held the role of platoon leader in Company E of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

The legend of Ronald Speirs began on D-Day

Ronald Speirs entered active service in the US Army in June 1944. Two days later, he boarded a C-47 to cross the English Channel and land in Normandy.

The D-Day invasion sent 156,000 Allied troops into Nazi-occupied France. And Speirs was one of them.

As a platoon leader, Speirs found himself in charge of about fifteen paratroopers. And due to low cloud cover, the paratroopers landed about four miles from their target area. Speirs led his men to Brecourt Manor. But before reaching their target, Speirs’ company encountered a group of German soldiers.

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National Archives and Records AdministrationAmerican paratroopers in France days after the successful D-Day landings.

With orders to take no prisoners, Speirs fired on the men. The controversial action earned Speirs praise from his country’s press.

At Brecourt Manor, Speirs led an assault on an artillery battery. German soldiers threw a grenade at the Americans as they fled. Speirs pushed the grenade under the mud, pressing down on it with his boot. The lieutenant’s quick thinking saved lives – and Speirs walked away with only minor damage to his boot.

Speirs’ famous suicidal run through German lines

On D-Day, Ronald Speirs showed bravery bordering on suicide. And it continued during his stay in Europe.

Speirs and his men traveled through France, Holland and Belgium, reclaiming territory seized by Hitler. And then, in the Belgian village of Foy, Speirs put his life in danger.

American troops flanked the town, held by German soldiers, but the company on the other side of town had no radios. The dangerous situation could have ended in disaster – until Speirs sprints through the center of the village with German soldiers staring at him the whole time.

Speirs miraculously reached the business, where he gave orders before running through the village a second time.

“He just kept running through the German line, came out the other side, talked to the commander of I Company, and ran back,” Carwood Lipton said in a 1991 interview.” Damn, that was awesome.”

The heroic action earned Speirs a promotion. He would be in charge of Company E, later immortalized in historian Stephen Ambrose’s book Band of brothers.

The stories of Ronald Speirs

But not all stories about Ronald Speirs were positive. Controversy also followed the officer.

Killing POWs during the D-Day invasion violated the Geneva Convention. Despite this, a boston globe The article praised Speirs and reported that he was awarded the “Bronze Star for single-handedly killing 13 Nazis after parachuting into Normandy on D-Day”.

Speirs also allegedly shot a platoon sergeant during the invasion. According to eyewitnesses, a drunk sergeant had been ordered to stand up to make way for an artillery barrage, but insisted on entering the fray. Speirs relieved the sergeant of his duties, but when the man became indignant and aimed his rifle at Speirs, the lieutenant fired.

“The peloton watched this happen without batting an eyelid,” Speirs later said in his defense.

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The American armyParatroopers from Company E pose in Austria in September 1945, after winning World War II.

“Speirs shot him,” Major Dick Winters of Easy Company later wrote. “[And] in doing so, he likely saved the lives of the rest of the team.

Years later, when historian Stephen Ambrose wrote Band of brothers about Company E, fact-checking Speirs’ many stories proved nearly impossible. One tale claimed that Speirs distributed cigarettes to German POWs before shooting them. Another said Speirs shot the sergeant just because he was drunk.

Simon and Schuster contacted Speirs, fearing the publication would provoke a lawsuit. Speirs had no problem with the stories, joking, “I’m 81, what can they do to me now?”

At the end of World War II, Speirs and company captured the Eagle’s Nest, Hilter’s mountaintop hideout. Speirs then served in the Korean War and later served as governor of Spandau Prison in Berlin. Speirs died on April 11, 2007, at the age of 86.


Ronald Speirs was one of the most mysterious characters in Band of brothers. Next, read the story of Easy Company leader Richard Winters, then learn about heroic paratrooper Lewis Nixon.

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Fusion and Roots – an exclusive conversation with Indian Ocean Band https://sabbat-uk.com/fusion-and-roots-an-exclusive-conversation-with-indian-ocean-band/ Tue, 10 May 2022 11:45:25 +0000 https://sabbat-uk.com/fusion-and-roots-an-exclusive-conversation-with-indian-ocean-band/ When it comes to fusion music, the band from the Indian Ocean needs no introduction. They have entered their 33rd year of performing fusion music, making them one of the oldest fusion groups in India. Pioneers of the Fusion Rock genre in India, the group consists of Sushmit Sen, Asheem Chakravarty, Rahul Ram, Himanshu Joshi […]]]>

When it comes to fusion music, the band from the Indian Ocean needs no introduction. They have entered their 33rd year of performing fusion music, making them one of the oldest fusion groups in India. Pioneers of the Fusion Rock genre in India, the group consists of Sushmit Sen, Asheem Chakravarty, Rahul Ram, Himanshu Joshi and Tuheen Chakravorty. They have also performed several times at the Sacred Festival of Pushkar and have represented the country to the world.

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Indian Ocean Band has an experimental genre that fuses raga – traditional Indian tunes with rock music, guitars and percussion. They also use Indian folk songs balanced with the sholaks, hymns, Sufism and mythology, among others. They have given their voice in many movies such as Masan, Black Friday, Halla, Bhoomi, Peepli Live, Mumbai Cutting, Gulal, Ye Mera Ye Tera, Kanpuriye and more. A documentary was also produced about their life as Leaving Home – Life and Music of Indian Ocean.

Following the departure of founding member Sushmit sen in 2013, Rahul Ram is the only founding member to appear on the band’s debut album, The Indian Ocean. He is an activist and also a member of the socio-political satire group ‘Aisi Taisi Democracy. Rahul ram is the bassist and vocalist, Amit Kilam plays drums and is also vocalist, Himanshu Joshi is vocalist, Nikhil Rao is guitarist and Tuheen Chakrwarty plays tabla.

Recently, Indian Ocean performed live at Kalrav – a series of cultural festivals held in Greater Noida from 7th May 2022. Cityspidey was lucky enough to meet the band at Samrat Mihir Bhoj Park on the evening of the May 7, 2022, before the performance. and have a quality conversation with the group.

Being from Delhi, how do you all feel playing in NCR?

Indian Ocean Band lead guitarist Nikhil Rao says, “This is our first performance in Greater Noida, and it’s a great audience. Everyone in the group attended colleges in Delhi. We have lived our lives here and it is a great pleasure to play in NCR. Playing here is like being in our comfort zone. We arrive in the afternoon, do the installation, play in the evening and at night we can be at home. It’s a great feeling to play in front of our people. “Kuch bhi keh lo, apne pitch by home ground batting karne ka alag maza hota hai. he smiles.

The fusion of classical Hindustani with rock is certainly a new genre for India. Tell us more

Nikhil Rao says, “When we started, there were a lot of bands that just copied famous covers. Contemporary bands only sang songs in English and served Western music, even though they wrote their songs, it was also in English. wanted to play original music in our band and communicate in a single language. We had a mutual firm idea that we will only serve our audience in their native language. That’s why we use Indian classical music, Raags, thumri to do the most part.”

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According to reports, the Indian Ocean strip was created in 1990, but some reports also say that it was created much earlier, in 1986. What is the correct year of its launch?

Nikhil Rao, guitarist, says: “We weren’t in the band at that time. Roshan Chakarwarty and Sushmit Sen were the founding members. They worked as a two-piece band. They were playing Indian fusion music and Indian folk music in 1986 such as performing at university festivals and traveling for music performances for university festivals like BITS Pilani and IIT Delhi. Gradually more and more people came forward to join the band, Rahul Ram joined in 1991 and Amit Kilam in 1994. 1993 to 2005, was the golden period for the Indian Ocean Band, which s turned out to be very productive. The longest classic range.

We spoke to member and composer Rahul Ram who composed globally acclaimed songs such as Arey ruk ja re bande and Kandisa. How do you feel after this widespread enthusiasm?

Rahul Ram says, “Kandisa is not our song. It’s a hymn, I heard my friend hum it in a church in Kerala. I learned from him and will forget this friend forever. I feel happy without a doubt for all the love we have been receiving for years. We don’t measure our music by its success. No one can predict this. Some songs that should have been hit failed. And sometimes the song that wasn’t supposed to be a hit becomes a blockbuster. It can be a marketing gimmick.

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What is the atmosphere during rehearsals?

Tabla player Tuheen Chakravarty says, “We learn, laugh and have a lot of fun together. We have this question yaari dosti wala. Nobody is big or small among us, we are all friends and we accompany each other through thick and thin.

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The Indian Ocean band is said to be against contract negotiations with music companies. And they don’t sign with the labels. Does this affect band revenue generation?

Amit Kilam, the band’s drummer and vocalist says, “We’re not against contract negotiations with companies or contracts. We sometimes do, and sometimes we don’t. We look for the best option for everyone in the group without exploiting our values.”

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How does it feel playing Greater Noida?

On this Tabla player, Tuheen Chakravarty says, “The feeling is like the name of the room ‘Greater’! Tuheen Chakravarty who joined the group in 2009 says it’s always a good feeling to explore new places and meet new people.”

He continues, “Everyone has a different style and genre and we’re lucky to have a natural following of fans. If today you say we’re touched, I’d say it’s probably because we are connected to our roots. We are not going with musical trends. If at present there is a fashion of Punjabi music, it does not mean that we would start composing lyrics or notes in Punjabi. 1997, there was a trend where everyone created patriotic songs. In between, Sufism prevailed. Everyone ran behind this genre to sing Sufi songs. Where are they now?”

One of the band members, Asheem Chakravarty, lost his life in 2009 which had a huge impact on the Indian Ocean band. How did the band overcome this loss?

Amit Kilam says, “When you’ve been living with someone, be it a friendship, a partnership, a courtship or even in your family for more than 15-16 years, it’s not very easy to fill that space. Asheem was an irreplaceable person, but that’s what life is, it teaches us to move on and embrace change. Himanshu was a very good stand-in and did wonders adding sparks with his voice and music.

We have the chance to communicate with Himanshu Joshi, the guy who replaces Asheem. We asked him what it feels like when people unwittingly compare him to Asheem?

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He says, “There is no comparison between us. People ask me what it’s like to be in Ashim’s shoes? I don’t pay much attention to this question because everyone has a separate identity. We cannot judge the music, nor compare. There are different sizes of shoes and feet, people have to remember that.”

What is your message to Indian youth?

Singer Rahul Ram says: “The message for young people is to stay connected to the roots, to stay wherever you are but just to stay in touch with your family, your friends and your nation. Do not lose your originality in the face of Westernization and globalization. Just listen to what your heart says and follow it. In the end, nothing else matters but being yourself.

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I finally asked about the band’s future, and they said, “UNITED WE ARE and we will be united forever, this band will be Indian forever and we will keep playing forever.”

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Positive COVID-19 case prompts family band Willie Nelson to make big changes to tour https://sabbat-uk.com/positive-covid-19-case-prompts-family-band-willie-nelson-to-make-big-changes-to-tour/ Sun, 08 May 2022 18:53:00 +0000 https://sabbat-uk.com/positive-covid-19-case-prompts-family-band-willie-nelson-to-make-big-changes-to-tour/ The Willie Nelson Family Band was forced to postpone a leg of the tour in Franklin, Tennessee, this weekend after a member of the band tested positive for COVID-19. Nelson, 89, also canceled his scheduled performance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival scheduled for Sunday. Nelson’s team did not say which member of the group […]]]>

The Willie Nelson Family Band was forced to postpone a leg of the tour in Franklin, Tennessee, this weekend after a member of the band tested positive for COVID-19. Nelson, 89, also canceled his scheduled performance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival scheduled for Sunday. Nelson’s team did not say which member of the group tested positive.

Nelson and his band were scheduled to perform at the FirstBank Amphitheater in Franklin on Friday night and the Brandon Amphitheater in Brandon, Mississippi on Saturday. Brandon’s date has been rescheduled for June 17, while Franklin’s date will be played on June 19. “The two postponed shows will feature all of the original programming, including Willie Nelson and his family, Charley Crockett and Drayton Farley,” Nelson’s statement read.

Although Nelson’s fans were disappointed, they wished his band the best. “Oh man. I was excited for the show. Get well soon. I’ll see you all next month,” one fan wrote. “Prayers are sent for you and the group for a speedy recovery, Willie! Stay safe and God bless you,” another commented. “Get well soon. Reporting is the responsible thing to do. Thank you,” a fan added.

Nelson was scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on Sunday, but that was canceled. Nelson’s son Lukas Nelson and his band Promise of the Real are still set to play on Sunday, reports Nola.com. The Zac Brown Band will perform in place of the Nelson Family Band.

Nelson wasn’t the only act to cancel their Jazz Festival appearance. Melissa Etheridge canceled her headlining show on Saturday after a member of her road crew tested positive. Mavis Staples stepped in at the last moment to perform in place of Etheridge.

Nelson will hit the road again on May 27. The country music icon has a three-night stand scheduled at the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas from May 27-29. He is also part of the Outlaw Fest tour throughout the summer.

The “On The Road Again” singer celebrated her 89th birthday on April 29, the same day her 72nd studio album was released, a beautiful moment. The album was critically acclaimed and includes covers of The Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” and Leonard Cohen’s “Tower of Song”, as well as a recording of “I’ll Love You Till the Day I Die” written by Chris Stapleton. .” Nelson’s Family Band line-up now includes harmonica player Mickey Raphael, drummer Billy English, bassist Kevin Smith and his son Lukas on guitar.

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David Cronenberg Horror Crimes of the Future Red-Band Trailer https://sabbat-uk.com/david-cronenberg-horror-crimes-of-the-future-red-band-trailer/ Fri, 06 May 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://sabbat-uk.com/david-cronenberg-horror-crimes-of-the-future-red-band-trailer/ Picture: Neon Your Friday just got a whole lot more gruesome, for the red trailer of David Cronenbergis highly anticipated back to full body horror arrived. Here is a new preview of Future Crimes to rock your stomach (and other internal organs) with cinematic glee. Just as bizarre as what appears in this trailer is […]]]>

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Your Friday just got a whole lot more gruesome, for the red trailer of David Cronenbergis highly anticipated back to full body horror arrived. Here is a new preview of Future Crimes to rock your stomach (and other internal organs) with cinematic glee.

Just as bizarre as what appears in this trailer is what you will listen in this trailer: “It’s a brand new organ, never seen before!” “The world is a much more dangerous place now that the pain is all but gone.” “Surgery is the new sex!” “Let’s not be afraid to map the chaos within…let’s create a map that will guide us through the heart of darkness!”

And it’s your reminder that no one makes “gaping slits in the body” like Cronenberg, who warped many minds with Videodrome at the time and seems to add a new evolution to this very particular signature here. Along with this new trailer, we also have a fuller synopsis of Future Crimes, which is perhaps the first time we see the expression “the metamorphosis of its organs in avant-garde performances” used in the English language: “As the human species adapts to an environment synthetic, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his companion Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), a famous performance artist, publicly stages the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator for the National Organ Registry, obsessively follows their movements, which is when a mysterious group comes to light… Their mission: to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.

Needless to say, the story feels completely original, the new trailer footage is horribly amazing, and we can’t wait to see the full movie. Future Crimes will premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 17, before hitting theaters on June 3.


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Music Picks: Online Showcase of Boy Band W0lf(s) Roy Wang’s New Album https://sabbat-uk.com/music-picks-online-showcase-of-boy-band-w0lfs-roy-wangs-new-album/ Thu, 05 May 2022 04:30:00 +0000 https://sabbat-uk.com/music-picks-online-showcase-of-boy-band-w0lfs-roy-wangs-new-album/ Concert Lisa Wong Classical Concert Singer Lisa Wong, whose music was popular in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia in the 1970s, performed a concert at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong in 2017. A recording of the show was uploaded to the WSM Music HK’s YouTube channel in two parts last month. . Donning a […]]]>

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Lisa Wong Classical Concert

Singer Lisa Wong, whose music was popular in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia in the 1970s, performed a concert at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong in 2017. A recording of the show was uploaded to the WSM Music HK’s YouTube channel in two parts last month. .

Donning a sleek black outfit adorned with feathers, Wong opened the show with a rendition of the hit Cantonese song Colorful Clouds Chasing The Moon, and also sang the English number Tell Tommy I Love Him.

Her guest vocalists included vocalists Ho Kwok Choi and Aman Fong, who joined her for the duets Autumn Moon Over The Calm Lake and Happy Partner respectively.

To watch the concert on YouTube, go to Part One and Part Two.

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Roy Wang Miss You Day and Night Summer Time Live

Chinese singer Roy Wang’s latest album Summer Time (2021) was among the most popular Chinese pop releases last year, and last month he uploaded a half-hour online showcase of his songs .

The member of superstar boy band TFBoys performed on a seaside stage as the sun set. He started with the romantic ballad My Miss Stranger and followed with the bittersweet Sorrow But Beautiful, for which he wrote both the lyrics and the melody.

The 21-year-old also covered one of Taiwanese indie band Accusefive’s signature songs, Miss You Day And Night.

To watch the concert on YouTube, go to this site.

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Bafta award-winning Pride’s Tredegar Town Band help celebrate Newbury Festival’s Vaughan Williams birthday https://sabbat-uk.com/bafta-award-winning-prides-tredegar-town-band-help-celebrate-newbury-festivals-vaughan-williams-birthday/ Sun, 01 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://sabbat-uk.com/bafta-award-winning-prides-tredegar-town-band-help-celebrate-newbury-festivals-vaughan-williams-birthday/ This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), one of the great symphonists of the 20th century and the Newbury Spring Festival celebrates his work with a series of special Vaughan Williams events. On Saturday May 14, the middle weekend of the two-week festival, the BBC Symphony Orchestra visits […]]]>

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), one of the great symphonists of the 20th century and the Newbury Spring Festival celebrates his work with a series of special Vaughan Williams events.

On Saturday May 14, the middle weekend of the two-week festival, the BBC Symphony Orchestra visits St Nicholas’ Church. As part of the BBC’s complete cycle of Vaughan Williams symphonies, Ryan Wigglesworth will conduct the rarely performed Symphony No 4, described by Walton as the “greatest symphony since Beethoven”. The concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

In 1904 the agnostic Vaughan Williams set out to introduce folksong into The English Hymnal. This groundbreaking hymnbook was devised by Percy Dearmer, who wanted to rid the Anglican Church of the turgid hymn tunes of the 19th century. After the project was completed, Vaughan Williams admitted that his work on The English Hymnal had been “a better musical education than any amount of sonatas and fugues”. Those wishing to learn more about Vaughan Williams and his role in introducing the folk song to the English anthem can join Professor Jeremy Summerly for a talk, From hedge to bench at St George’s Church, Wash Common on Thursday 12 May.

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On Sunday May 15, the Tredegar Town Band (famous for their contribution to the BAFTA-winning film Pride will present an afternoon concert with major works by Ralph Vaughan Williams (which they will record for a new CD). Gavin Higgins and other top composers will also feature solos from some of the world’s finest brass performers.

The 6pm festival service on Sunday 8 May at St John’s Church is free and attendees can enjoy a performance by The Carice Singers, one of the UK’s most distinctive vocal ensembles. The choir will sing the Vaughan Williams mass in G. The setting of the mass will be paired with an Introit by Tallis and the hymn A Hymn to Christ written by Imogen Holst, one of Vaughan Williams’ students.

On Friday, May 13, at Holy Cross Church in Ramsbury, Words spoken and sung weaves together works by Purcell, Liszt, Vaughan Williams, Holub, Shakespeare, Auden and many more to create a wonderful blend celebrating words, spoken and sung from the 16th to the 20th century.

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The carice singers

Petroc Trelawny, BBC radio and TV star and face of Cardiff Singer of the World joins mezzo-soprano Claire Barnett-Jones and tenor Ben Johnson, both winners of the Dame Joan Sutherland People’s Choice Award at the Cardiff Singer of the World, and accompanist Tom Primrose (Newbury Spring Festival Choirmaster), for an evening of song, poetry and literature.

The festival hosts a master class from renowned violinist Tasmin Little on Saturday, May 14. Little is highly regarded for her interpretation of RVW’s music and is an ambassador for RVW150.

As part of the RVW 150 launch event, Tasmin spoke of the enduring popularity of RVW’s music: “Often regarded as the father of modern British music, his works remain a staple on UK concert stages. United, as well as overseas. But why is his music so popular and resonating with people of all ages and nationalities? Is it perhaps because there is an emotional honesty in his writing that audiences respond to? I remember as a young girl being intensely drawn to his music – the distinctly personal style, the imagination, the power, the beauty. His language is one that can be appreciated on so many levels.

Whether you’re already a fan of Vaughan Williams or just curious to find out more, the Newbury Spring Festival will present some of the finest interpretations of his work. A treat for anyone who loves music.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

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There is, of course, more on the program than Vaughan Williams and although the Newbury Spring Festival is best known for its classical music, the diversity of events draws from all areas of music including folk, world, jazz, tango and more. To find out more visit



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Celebrate PRIDE at the Tide with Vancouver’s hottest dance group, Queer as Funk – Campbell River Mirror https://sabbat-uk.com/celebrate-pride-at-the-tide-with-vancouvers-hottest-dance-group-queer-as-funk-campbell-river-mirror/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 21:30:00 +0000 https://sabbat-uk.com/celebrate-pride-at-the-tide-with-vancouvers-hottest-dance-group-queer-as-funk-campbell-river-mirror/ The Tidemark Theater and the North Island Pride Society are thrilled to present PRIDE at the Tide: Campbell River’s 2022’s PRIDE party event. CR Pride returns for its seventh year with Vancouver’s hottest dance crew and top drag talent to celebrate diversity and inclusion in Campbell River. East Van Queen Isolde N. Barron is back […]]]>

The Tidemark Theater and the North Island Pride Society are thrilled to present PRIDE at the Tide: Campbell River’s 2022’s PRIDE party event.

CR Pride returns for its seventh year with Vancouver’s hottest dance crew and top drag talent to celebrate diversity and inclusion in Campbell River.

East Van Queen Isolde N. Barron is back alongside her Baddest B!&@h, Peach Cobblah, to host a hybrid pride experience. The celebrations will kick off with an interactive drag show and guest performance by Valley Girls Dance, followed by a dance party with special musical guests, Queer As Funk! Join the celebration in person at the theater or purchase a live stream ticket and enjoy the comfort of your own home.

Contagious grooves with powerful vocals, tight horns and unstoppable beats, Queer As Funk’s repertoire ranges from beloved funk, soul and Motown classics to contemporary pop favorites that will have you dancing all day long. night. There’s nothing this tight-knit group of talented musicians love more than playing together, and that love is palpable to audiences around the world. Their shows are always sold out, so get your tickets early.

“There is not so much homosexuality as there is folk”, goes the old English adage. Queer As Funk believes in celebrating differences, and what’s better than a big dance party?

Originally from South Africa, Cameron is a Vancouver-based director, producer and drag queen. As East Van Queen, Isolde N. Barron, she hosts The Barron Gurl Show weekly in Vancouver’s West End, as well as Drag 101, a monthly show at UBC’s Pit Pub. As Queen Mother of Cobalt, a space she helped transform into a vital queer hub, she hosted her own weekly show Apocalypstick for two years and was a monthly fixture at Queer Bash, the premier dance party queer from East Van. She is currently the Chief Judge Ushering in New Talent for the Mr/Miss Cobalt Pageant, in its seventh year.

In his male form, he produces and organizes the Club PuSh for the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and is the founder and general artistic director of the Zee Zee Theater which is celebrating its tenth season. He is a critically acclaimed director and Studio 58 graduate who later trained with Pochinko’s master clown, John Turner.

Peach Cobblah is known as Vancouver’s Baddest B&*^h. With his wife Isolde N. Barron, she co-created Tucked & Plucked: Drag Herstory Live Onstage, which has appeared extensively over the past six years. Peach created and, for the past four years, hosted Shame Spiral, a devilishly regrettable weekly drag show at 1181 in Vancouver’s West End. She has also helped revive the queer East Van scene with events like HUSTLA, the city’s original queer hip hop event, The Gay Agenda: Glitter & Skin, a monthly party celebrating all forms of masculinity, the annual Mr/Miss Cobalt Drag, Eye Roll: Another F$%*ing 90s Party, and Limp Wrist, celebrating queer icons. She can be seen sweating and swaying all over town at her monthly, pop-up events like Drag 101 at UBC and Queen, Eggs and Ham, a devilishly delicious brunch. She appeared as Hanna the Dominatrix in the Vancouver Playhouse’s latest production, La Cage Aux Folles. Out of drag Peach is known as award-winning playwright Dave Deveau whose plays have toured Canada and the United States for the past six years.

Sponsored by the BC Touring Council, the Campbell River Mirror and the BC Arts Council, the Tidemark Theater and the North Island Pride Society present PRIDE at the Tide on Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for non-members and $12 for youth. + TTS members, and $10 for live streaming (+ applicable taxes and fees). Tickets can be purchased at the Tidemark box office (250-287-PINK) Tuesday through Thursday between noon and 4 p.m. Tickets are also available online: tidemarktheatre.com

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Band on the Hill – Boulder Weekly https://sabbat-uk.com/band-on-the-hill-boulder-weekly/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://sabbat-uk.com/band-on-the-hill-boulder-weekly/ NOTTucked deep in South Boulder is a concrete basement that looks little more than a graveyard of discarded bric-a-brac: snares and toms, keyboards, a folded ping-pong table, mountain bikes, empty beer crates and a number of unidentifiable bond items under the sheets. But a pathway divides the sea of ​​clutter, revealing an additional door deeper […]]]>

NOTTucked deep in South Boulder is a concrete basement that looks little more than a graveyard of discarded bric-a-brac: snares and toms, keyboards, a folded ping-pong table, mountain bikes, empty beer crates and a number of unidentifiable bond items under the sheets.

But a pathway divides the sea of ​​clutter, revealing an additional door deeper into the abyss – a musical lair behind lock and key. Inside, vocalist/keyboardist/manager Max Lerman hammers angelic chords into a cherry red Nord Electro 5D. On a two-seater sofa to his left, next to a row of four- and six-string beauties, sit bushy-haired bassist Ari Lerman (Max’s brother) and eccentric guitarist Willie Vogel. Directly to his right, drummer Brendan Lamb (unrecognizable without his usual attire: a cowboy hat) is perched in front of a lustrous drum set, his baby. Five thousand miles east of Barcelona, ​​guitarist and lead singer Will Rosenthal sits next to his phone on speakerphone. This room serves as the common ground for Boulder’s leading troubadours of reggaeton/funk/folk/blues/indie fusion: Mr. Mota.

The group began as a five-year series of jam sessions between Vogel and the Lerman Brothers and, in the spring of 2021, has organically built up into the hard-hitting quintet that will take the stage at the Fox Theater on May 5. .

Once officially reunited, a name was needed.

“The problem with that,” Lerman laughs, “is that every name under the sun is taken.” The group recalls some of their ideas: Pastel Lotus? No. Steal Rogers? No. “Remember the liquid chicken? Ari laughs. Really cool, but still no.

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It was Vogel who hit the nail on the head. “My freshman roommate was from Puerto Rico, and I remember him always saying, ‘Where’s the mota?’ In Latin America, it’s slang for weed. Years later, I had another friend who worked in a paint shop, and he was telling me about this Latin guy who was coming in – still stoned – and my homie would tell him every time, ‘Ahhhh, Mr. Mota, you came back.’ When he said that, it clicked for me.

Thus, Mr. Mota was born.

This twenty-something outfit needed less than 12 months to captivate a college audience whose attention seems solely devoted to EDM songs crammed into 15-second Tik-Toks. Fortunately, Boulder has ample space for both genres.

“EDM is so cool, it just has an intense way of pulling you in,” Vogel begins, “but there’s always – I feel – a level of familiarity between people our age and a drum set, a guitar, a bass, some keys and a vocalist. Boulder students, most of whom love EDM, have certainly been exposed to bands like the [Red Hot Chili Peppers]or [Grateful Dead]or Otis Redding.

Lamb points to one of Ari’s bass pedals, an envelope filter, “which here helps bridge the gap between what we play and EDM. This is our band’s version of ‘wubs’. People turn their heads when they hear it.

Max keeps it short and sweet: “[Mr. Mota has] worked because [people have] saw us somewhere. We constantly play so many shows all around Boulder.

At this point, a little less than a year after its creation, Mr. Mota’s existence has been nothing but live performances – apparently hundreds of them. No streaming songs or YouTube videos, just them and a stage, or a grass field, or the parking lot across from The Sink on Thirteenth Street. Curiously, between study abroad, COVID, and school vacations, one can count on one side the shows that have featured all five members.

In December 2021, the band – except Vogel – played their first show at the Fox Theater to a sea of ​​hundreds. The line was literally out the door, winding past the bright white awning and past Ado’s Kitchen and Taco Junky, all for a group built largely on word of mouth.

“This turnout was unexpected. It was huge,” Lamb says.

A few months later, all of the members—except Rosenthal—crammed a group of onlookers under the low, uneven ceilings of Denver’s Larimer Lounge. Again, this was a result of word of mouth – and a further extension of the band’s unwavering desire to play as many gigs as humanly possible.

“The improvisation at our shows is super appealing,” Ari says. “We haven’t really changed our setlist too much. There are songs that we are so tired of playing. But then, once we get started, we find this freedom to do whatever we want with the record. There’s no one guy making most of the creative decisions either. We all really, really respect each other’s work, what we do on our instruments. It is this kind of respect that allows us to explore our soundscape.

In there, Ari’s statement is the irrefutable proof of Mr. Mota. Despite age and a general disregard for musical production, each member is both extremely experienced and incredibly talented. Vogel churns out his favorite jazz chords like script: “Major seventh, minor nine, major nine, dominant thirteen…” he speaks passionately. “We have this song where it’s D major six but when you put your thumb on it it’s a D major seven but still a D major six…so you have a high E which makes it a Lydian mode….”

Abroad, Rosenthal, who released his first solo album, William, on April 20, spent his spring months metaphorically setting fire to Spanish clubs Jamboree and Marula Café, alongside musicians who didn’t speak a word of English. Max and Ari Lerman are musically inclined cowboys; you’d be hard pressed to name an instrument they couldn’t – or didn’t – break through, especially the saxophone – a deep-rooted family tradition. Lamb is the backbone of percussionists in two bands: Mr. Mota and Civic Duty. In early February, he opened with Mr. Mota for Shady Oaks. At the end of the set, everyone came off stage except Lamb, who slung a strap over his shoulder and returned to his third role as Shady Oak bassist.

The band’s propensity for fusion comes from a list of genre-agnostic musical influences, citing everything from rock bands like Rage Against the Machine and Led Zeppelin, to funk purveyors like Vulfpeck and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, to by the brilliant psych-rock of Tame Impala and Stick Fingers, and the mind-bending jam work of Phish and Goose.

Between taste and talent, there is something for almost every music fan in the band’s production. But if Mr. Mota’s music doesn’t soothe his palette, his personality sure will. It’s a trait best exemplified on the band’s social media. On Instagram, the band is unapologetically sincere: a collection of high-quality live photography, simple and humorous images (often featuring the band’s mascot; a meter-tall wooden butler statue with the Mike Tyson’s face tattoo) and “karate pitches”—courtesy of Ari.

Considering the group’s role as a group of college-age guys whose music exists in the backyards of Tenth Street and Euclid, one could reasonably argue that Mr. Mota carries a torch than house rockers like Big Head Todd and The Samples wore in the early-’90s. But then again: They’re just having fun with them, which customers are sure to notice during the band’s May 5 show at the Fox Theater, titled “Mr. Mota’s graduation party.

“We’re leveling up,” Max says of the band’s second Fox show. “We will have so many originals. We have this horn section playing with us. The Knuckle Pups and the High Street Joggers Club also perform, two amazing bands. There will of course be college students, but also parents. People who took a chance and came to see us last time are coming. Friends, fans, everything.

Max and Ari say a third member of the Lerman family will join them on stage at Cinco de Mayo. Their uncle Danny, a renowned jazz saxophonist who has toured the world, brings his talent to the stage.

Above all, what makes Mr. Mota’s return to the Fox Theater special is the band’s full presence. This will be the first time the five members will be together in front of a live audience. They’ve captured hearts and ears, earned respect from venues from Boulder to Denver, and are planning a summer tour of Colorado’s mountain towns. They have gained popularity in an era of streaming without a second of recorded music on streaming platforms.

It’s no exaggeration to say that, nearly a year from now, the May 5 Fox Theater will be Mr. Mota’s first “real” show. And just as sure as God made green apples, they’ll blow the roof off that sucker.

ON THE BILL: Mr. Mota’s Graduation Party. 9 p.m. Thursday, May 5, Fox Theater, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $15 to $18

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Drummer wakes up after attempted robbery on band trailer + arrests him https://sabbat-uk.com/drummer-wakes-up-after-attempted-robbery-on-band-trailer-arrests-him/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:38:08 +0000 https://sabbat-uk.com/drummer-wakes-up-after-attempted-robbery-on-band-trailer-arrests-him/ Canadian technical death metal band Archspire almost suffered an unfortunately common setback for touring bands when earlier this week thieves attempted to steal the band’s trailer containing all of their musical gear and merchandise. But drummer Spencer Prewett – he’s pictured above with the band top left – was sleeping in their van at one […]]]>

Canadian technical death metal band Archspire almost suffered an unfortunately common setback for touring bands when earlier this week thieves attempted to steal the band’s trailer containing all of their musical gear and merchandise.

But drummer Spencer Prewett – he’s pictured above with the band top left – was sleeping in their van at one point, and he was able to stop the attempt.

Archspire explained the situation in an update on Sunday April 24. They described the incident and implored fans to come to their current shows, pointing out that their tour could end any day if such an attempt were successful. Archspire is now crossing North America with support groups Entheos, Inferi and Vulvodynia on the “Tech Trek V”.

“SOMEBODY TRIED TO STEAL OUR TRAILER LAST NIGHT!” Archspire said on their social media pages.

They explained, “We had our van parked in a hotel parking lot, and two trucks rolled over and started trying to unhitch our trailer from our van.”

However, “Luckily our drummer Spencer was sleeping in the back,” Archspire continued. “He woke up and scared them and they peeled off. We were SO CLOSE to having all of our touring gear stolen, including merchandise, gear, clothing – everything.”

They added, “What we’re trying to say is that EVERY NIGHT ON THIS TOUR COULD BE OUR LAST, so if you’re about to come to a show, DON’T SLEEP TO GET TICKETS!”

Last year, Archspire released the bleed the future. It reached No. 2 on Billboard‘s Top New Artists Chart, and it was named one of Loudwire’s top rock and metal albums of 2021.

See Archspire’s post below. For “Tech Trek V” tickets, go here.

Archspire, Entheos, Inferi + Vulvodynia Spring 2022 North American Tour Dates

April 26 – Winter Park, Fla. @ The Haven
April 27 – Atlanta, Georgia @ The Masquerade
April 28 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
April 29 – Richmond, Virginia @ Canal Club
April 30 – Baltimore, Maryland @ Metro Gallery
May 01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland Bar & Grill
May 02 – Quebec City, Quebec @ The Source
May 03 – Montreal, Quebec @ Fairmount Theater
May 04 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Mavericks
May 05 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Garrison
May 06 – Hamtramck, Michigan @ The Sanctuary
May 07 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
May 9 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
May 10 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
May 11 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Starlite Hall
May 12 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
May 13 – Kelowna, BC @ Centennial Hall
May 14 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw

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Glenn Miller’s group set to cross Suffolk – The Suffolk News-Herald https://sabbat-uk.com/glenn-millers-group-set-to-cross-suffolk-the-suffolk-news-herald/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 17:24:52 +0000 https://sabbat-uk.com/glenn-millers-group-set-to-cross-suffolk-the-suffolk-news-herald/ The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform next weekend for the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts’ 2021-22 season finale. The show is at 8 p.m. Saturday. Pre-show fun with Swing Virginia will include dancing outside by the fountain in front of the building from 7-7:45 p.m. Glenn Miller was one of the most successful dance bandleaders […]]]>

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform next weekend for the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts’ 2021-22 season finale.

The show is at 8 p.m. Saturday. Pre-show fun with Swing Virginia will include dancing outside by the fountain in front of the building from 7-7:45 p.m.

Glenn Miller was one of the most successful dance bandleaders of the Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. His band produced a string of hits, including “In the Mood”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, “Moonlight Serenade” and “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” – the first recording to earn gold disc accolade.

Miller disbanded his musical organization in 1942, at the height of its popularity, to volunteer for the military, where he organized the popular Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. On December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off from Europe in a single-engine plane to precede his party to France and disappeared over the English Channel, never to be seen again. His estate formed the current Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956 after the success of the box office film “The Glenn Miller Story”, which starred James Stewart.

Today’s 18-member ensemble will play many of Miller’s original arrangements and more modern selections performed in Miller’s style and sound. The orchestra is made up of musical director Erik Stabnau, five saxophonists, four trumpeters, four trombonists and three rhythm musicians (piano, bass and drums). The show features singer Jenny Swoish, who performs as part of The Moonlight Serenaders.

The tickets are $32, $38, $42 and $48 for reserved seats. Buy online at www.SuffolkCenter.org or by calling the box office at 757-923-2900.

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