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Listings for February 23rd, 2013

APPEARING ON Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Misty’s Big Adventure [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Misty’s Big Adventure are an 8 piece band from Birmingham led by Grandmaster Gareth, who John Peel once pronounced “The New God”. Since 2004, Misty’s Big Adventure have released four studio albums to critical acclaim, with the NME calling their last album “a masterpiece”. They have toured all over the UK with The Zutons, The Guillemots, The Magic Numbers, Dodgy, The Bluetones, 50 Foot Wave and most recently with Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. They’ve also made many festival appearances including End Of The Road, Green Man, Bestival, and Get Loaded in the UK and also in Germany, Holland, Poland and Lithuania. They have recorded radio sessions for Stuart Maconie, Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson, John Kennedy and Rob Da Bank, as well as being played by Don Letts, John Peel, Phill Jupitus, Huw Stephens, Janice Long, Chris Hawkins and Irwin Chusid amongst others. Dave Gorman is a big fan and asked them to write the theme music for his BBC2 show Genius. One of their songs is currently the theme tune for a new Radio2 show called Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Cuts. Their new album The Family Amusement Centre features a guest appearance by Sir Patrick Moore and will be out this year. Previous albums have featured a Noddy Holder voiceover and Gruff Rhys eating vegetables! Grandmaster Gareth has also collaborated with Broadcast, Jeffrey Lewis, Kimya Dawson, Pram and The Zutons. Misty’s Big Adventure are: Grandmaster Gareth (Vocals and Synths), Sam Minnear (Drums and Percussion), Matt Jones (Bass Guitar), John Kedge (Guitar), Lucy Bassett (Piano and Organ), Hannah Baines (Trumpet, Recorder and Backing Vocals), Lucy Baines (Saxophone, Recorder and Backing Vocals), and Erotic Volvo (Congeniality)