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Listings for October 16th, 2015

APPEARING ON Friday, October 16th, 2015

Oxjam Launch Night feat. Broken 3 Ways, Galactic Funk Militia + Lyons & La Zel [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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Chester has been proudly raising funds and some serious noise for Oxjam over the past several years. At Oxjam Chester’s 2014 Festival Takeover, over 70 artists, an incredible team of volunteers, and hundreds of festivalgoers descend upon Chester City Centre to celebrate the local scene and help raise money for Oxfam’s fight against poverty!

2015 is going to be even bigger and better and it all starts right here at Telford’s Warehouse with Oxjam’s Official Launch Night featuring Broken 3 Ways and Galactic Funk Militia…

Broken 3 Ways

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Broken 3 Ways, a 7-piece ska-punk outfit from the Wirral, UK are living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail in an ailing music industry. It is no surprise that their energetic live performance has helped grow a loyal fan base throughout the Wirral and Liverpool music scene.

Their signature sound in captures the raw essence of Ska-Punk with hard hitting dual vocals, Skanking guitars and addictive brass that take their influence from bands such as Streetlight manifesto, Sublime, Rancid, Reel Big Fish and Capdown.

“They blow the roof of every single time and you are never EVER disappointed” – Liverpool Live

In 2013 the band settled as a 7-piece that include Jay Peers Bow (Vox & Sax), Scott Hyland (Vox & Guitar), Jay Aldred (Trumpet), Chris Gartman (Guitar), Fal (Bass), Shaun Price (Keys) and Ben Green (Drums) and within a year they have gained a number of support slots with bands such as The English Beat, The Skints and Reel Big Fish. Along with a string of festivals across the North West including Zanzifest, Fort Perch Rocks and headline slots at The Gathering, Port Life and Summer Jam festivals.

In 2014 they released their self funded album ‘Return to the Shack’ with the 1st single ‘Work On It’. The album is available to buy from their website www.broken3ways.co.uk

Galactic Funk Militia

Galactic Funk Militia

Galactic Funk Militia is an audacious new 12-piece band from Liverpool (UK), blending flavours of Funk, Hip Hop and dance music into something fresh and explosive. GFM has massive stage presence and the sound to match. Thumping dance floor smashers explode with horns and electric guitar, while liquid ballads seduce your ears with sensuous synth and exquisite melody. All driven by impulsive bass lines, expounded with quick-fire rap gymnastics, and completed by the incredible vocal talents of Amber Kuti-Smith. GFM formed in April 2015 but the word is already out about their explosive new sound, helping to quickly win them a string of exciting dates – including at the Liverpool International Music Festival 2015.

Lyons & La Zel

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Lyons and La Zel a duo consisting of soulful vocalist, Léa La Zel and beatboxer/guitarist/rapper and flautist, James Lyons. Their music blends together elements of funk, soul, jazz and hip hop with uplifting, conscious lyrics and tasteful beatbox rhythms.

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Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation Oxfam.