JamTidy are a 6 piece, Birmingham based, fusion band – mixing Hip Hop beats & verse with Gypsy swing over a Jazz and Reggae vibe. A sax is probably not far behind either.
Celebrated by the brains behind Hot Club de Swing and Swingamajig, JamTidy are cited as ‘one of the tightest acts I’ve booked, getting people dancing any time of the day and anywhere.’ Not a bad endorsement, but to listen for yourself, visit https://soundcloud.com/jamtidy
Lobster are a self professed ‘Reggae influenced Punk band’, which is pretty apt description.
Formed in 2009 , Lobster have been playing in and around Birmingham, including supports slots for the Friendly Fire Band and Johnny Kowalski & the Sexy Weirdos – the latter bringing the six piece to Birmingham Review’s attention. To hear more, visit https://soundcloud.com/brumtownlobster
Too Spicy will be travelling down from their native Newcastle to be on the Freestyle bill. Formed in 2010, the Ska/Reggae/Dub five piece are on the road with their second self released EP, We Might Be Broke… To hear more, visit http://toospicy.bandcamp.com
Call Me Unique is has been a Birmingham Review favourite for ages, but since the release of her Urban Gypsy EP in January commands a whole new level of respect.
A serious artist on the rise, catch her any chance you can. To hear more, visit https://soundcloud.com/callmeunique
Freestyle presents… JamTidy, Lobster, Too Spicy & Call Me Unique at The Bull’s Head (Moseley) on Fri 14th Mar.
For tickets and info, visit http://bullsheadmoseley.co.uk/event-listings/event/?eventID=10030505
Another hearty pat on the back to Sam Redmore, whose Freestyle events are continuously exciting – but this one is ridiculously full. It’s two nights in one. At least. For four quid. GIVE THE MAN A CIGAR.
We love Call Me Unique at Birmingham Review, and so should you – or remove your ears. But the rest of this line up are pretty juicy too, especially the punchy fusion and circling sax of JamTidy. I’ve never seen them live, but (along with Lobster) have been heralded to us by Johnny Kowalski & the Sexy Weirdos. And never being one to ignore a bare-chested man…
So much that deserves support here.
Ed King is editor of Birmingham Review. Follow him @EdKing2210