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Fresh - Ben Vince +Kalimbo (grey tapes)

FRESH = midweek gigs presenting fresh new music and fresh homemade food (usually but not always pizza!) for £5 (but you have to buy them in advance online to be guaranteed food - otherwise we can't guesstimate numbers or try your luck on the door!)

'Avant-garde saxophonist Vince's striking fourth [album] favours warped vocal samples, harrowing hand percussion and swelling waveforms, 4/5' — The Guardian

'An audacious solo album... that ventures to the furthest reaches of
experimental song, free jazz, uneasy ambience, and bristling techno' — Pitchfork

Ben Vince is a prolific saxophonist and composer who radically redefines the possibilities of the saxophone.

Through extended technique, electronic processing and an open-eared approach to collaboration, Ben's work spans free improvisation, DIY and dancefloor scenes in strikingly original style. He is building a reputation as a one of a kind live force who can veer from propulsive, full blast skronk outs to acoustically responsive ambience and is always in tune with the energy of a space.

Following a recent collaboration with Joy O on Hessle Audio, and releases on on Blank Editions, CURL, and Depth of Decay, Ben's latest LP Assimilation (Where To Now?) sees him broaden his horizons further, as he moves (in his own words) from 'creator to vector, being bounced off by different forces' with guest spots from the likes of Micachu, Rupert Clervaux, Valentina Magaletti and Merlin Nova.

Rob Blazey is a local low end provider, beat maker and one fifth of live electronic band Grey Tapes. His performance project Kalimbo unites his obsessions of making instruments from found-objects and music from found-sounds, using a collage-built thumb piano/gestural midi controller to capture, trigger and manipulate live audio, collected samples and synths.