This week, I am trying to get a lot of bass practise in to prepare for the inaugural gig of the new group I have been playing with up in Oxford, The Djinn. It takes place this Saturday evening, 2 May, at the Folly Bridge Inn (Abingdon Road, Oxford, OX1 4PD) supporting Dave’s other band (Boog) and a group from Utrecht called I Wish I Knew.
Tickets cost £5 and are available online in advance (and there will probably be some left on the door). Here is the official blurb from the promoters, Pont Music:
I Wish I Knew UK tour – Oxford
Being rooted in diverse music genres, indie-band I Wish I Knew from the Netherlands present a thorough blend of such diverse styles as postrock, shoegazer and new wave. The guitar tandem Jasper and Jeroen produce a raging, melancholic and psychedelic atmosphere in combination with the ethereal female vocals of Anita, being backed up by the firm rhythms of bassist Simon and drummer Erwin. A true must-see for everybody who loves music from the heart, ranging broadly between the likes of Dead Can Dance, Mogwai, The Cure and Explosions in the Sky. Other places on this tour: London, Leigh-on-Sea, Swansea, Manchester, Worsop, Nottingham, Birmingham.
Book are London-based and blend glam and prog sounds with pop-rock, jazz and metal leanings. They’ve played the “Carling Islington Academy”, Camden’s “Bull & Gate”, Islington’s famous “Hope and Anchor” and Oxford’s Jericho Tavern.
Witness the very first gig of a brand new Oxford-based trio. Comprising Dave Seck on spanish guitar, Wulf on bass, and Hungarian import Adam on various items of Latin percussion, The Djinn showcase mainly original material, combining Latin, jazz, folk and good old singer-songwriter stuff. Sure to become a local fixture.
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