The Flipside Presents
The Flispside @ Telford’s
‘The Flipside’ is an event dedicated to promoting local music and community radio in Chester and features live performances from some of the finest artistes on the local scene with DJ support from various flipside selectors and guests. Basically, if you like music, and you live in an around Chester, then you need to get yourself down to this one. Oh yeah, and its FREE ENTRY!
Check out the line up.
Texas Banjo Massacre
We are delighted to have this exciting new Chester group (formed January this year) performing at The Flispside.
Through their mutual disillusionment with just about everything, except music and all things five stringed and banjo shaped, Dave Steele and Pat Ranscombe set about changing the universe.(This is often referred to as a midlife crisis).
And so, in January 2016 Texas Banjo Massacre was born. The aforementioned musical troubadours teamed up with a posse of wandering souls and began choogling.
Based in the North West’s cultural Mecca aka Chester they are
Jordan Curley Vocals
Pat Ranscombe Guitars, vocals, banjos
Dave Steele Guitars, vocals, banjos
Pete Atwood Bass
Tony O’leary Keyboards
Barbara Grande Gil Drums
They play a blend of edgy, garage country folk rock, with a bit of banjo somewhere.
Already they are creating a rumble with a clutch of shows in and around Chester and a radio session to boot. Currently writing and recording material for a forthcoming project which is yet to be announced, 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting prospect for these guys.
Check out Texas Banjo Massacre’s fantastic live session which was aired on Flispside Radio recently.
Isabella Crowther is an Indie/Acoustic artist from North Wales but is currently based in London. She left North Wales at sixteen to pursue music at Birmingham Ormiston Academy which was in collaboration with the Brit School. Her style and songwriting is influenced by all genres of music, an example of what happens when a new generation of musicians collide with the internet. She is going to be gigging the London music scene this 2016. Debut E.P. to be released this summer with music videos to some soon after.
Isabella Crowther was in the Flispside studio a few weeks ago. Have listen to her performance here.
Dj support is provided by Flipside Selector Ole Smokey.
Ole Smokey has a long and distinguished DJ career. He was a resident at the GardenFestival in Croatia, a resident at Mr Scruff’s Tea Tent, provided mixes for Gilles Peterson’s “Worldwide Family Mixtape”, andan “All Back to Mine” Mix for Sean Rowley’s “Joy of Music” on BBC Kent amongst others. He’s had two 7inch 45’s and a 10inch of edits released on KAT Records.
Smokey also spent 11 years in San Francisco, working as a DJ and promoter with Bulletproof. During this period he worked with the likes of Mark Farina – DJ Shadow – Galliano – DIY – Gilles Peterson –Derek Carter – Coldcut – DJ Food – Greyboy and the GreyboyAllstars to name a few.
Currently you can catch Ole Smokey on Flipside Radio hosting “Open Mind“ on Thursdays 2-4pm.