Thursday, February 03, 2011

Day Of The Dead:Johnny Cash special

Bonanza Presents:

'Dia De Los Muertos'... 'Day Of The Dead'


Saturday 5th February 2011

'Johnny Cash Special'


Christopher Rees

+ The Rejection

Each month Bonanza & Filthy MacNastys pay homage to the icons, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks who in the name of their art went further than the rest and paid the 'ultimate' price...

As we say around these parts:

'If you ain’t DEAD
then YOU just ain’t LIVED'

On Sat 5th February 2011 we will pay tribute to the Man in Black himself
Johnny Cash (26th Feb 1932 - 12th September 2003)

We'll be celebrating Johnny's life and work from his early days on a cotton farm in Arkansas to St. Quentin & Folsom Prison, we'll look at his work with his beloved wife June Carter as well as his daughters right up to his last great works with inimitable producer Rick Rubin.

with bands and djs (See below)
playing his music plus those he influenced & who influenced him.

Saturday 5th March sees us pay tribute to the late great
Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 - 7th July 2006)

Live acts:
Sterling Roswell (Spacemen 3/ Darkside)
+ acts tbc

We will celebrate his life & music...Playing live will be Ex 'Spacemen 3' member Sterling Roswell plus acts & DJs tbc.

Past Day Of The Dead heroes have included:

Hank Williams (17th September 1923 - 1st January 1953)
Jim Morrison (8th December 1943 - 3rd July 1971)
Joe Strummer (21st August 1952 - 22nd December 2002)

Bonanza Presents:

'Dia De Los Muertos'... 'Day Of The Dead'

Saturday 5th February 2011

'Johnny Cash Special'


Christopher Rees:
Bonanza is very proud to present Christopher Rees who has been making and shaking of late following acclaimed support slots with Steve Earle, Chuck Prophet, The Sadies and The Handsome Family as well as performances at South by South West 2010 in Texas.

Chris has promised a healthy offering of Johnny Cash cover versions tonight as well as highlights from his own critically acclaimed album 'Devil's Bridge'. He will also showcase brand new tracks from his, as yet, unreleased follow up 'Heart On Fire'.

The Welsh Music Awards Best Male Solo Artist will perform his grim, portentous narratives and shadowy secrets; his previous album was not called 'Cautionary Tales' for nothing!...

Rees is also the first and only act in over a decade to support former Velvet Underground legend John Cale as well as having performed a number of national radio live sessions for the likes of Janice Long on Radio 2, Radio 1s Evening Session as well as live sessions on London's best radio station Resonance104.4FM.

Following his appearance at SXSX plus an extensive 'field trip' in the deep South of America, Rees has taken the original themes, mood and music of his previous album and produced a work of both authentic charm and stunning originality that is truly breathtaking in such a short space of time.

Expect Post-Country, banjo-picked parables with an eeriness and gravitas that makes 'Deliverance' look like 'Babes in The Wood'. 'Don't have nightmares now!'

Seriously amazing stuff': NME

'From that first track I was hooked; his delivery, there's a depth, a roughness that goes with that melodic suss... In the next few years I think he'll develop even more and when you bear in mind where he's at now, that's pretty scary': Phil Alexander (Editor in Chief - MOJO)

+ The Rejection:
This newish project from Jeremy Mendonca of Norton Money are fast proving themselves to be a sterling, class, live act.

Come gather round people wherever you roam and experience the truly exquisite and authentic harmonies from a truly international trio ranging from a San Franciscan, Bay Area 'cat', Swedish Banjo-plucker and a sweet-voiced, English maiden on bass.

These guys are delighting audiences all over Londinium with their laid back, psychedelic take on Country and Americana, Also expect the addition of more Country-Rock 'N' Roll-like interludes, heart-lifting, cosmic-barnstorming and introspective folk elements to their live performance.

The last time these guys took to the Bonanza stage they rocked a packed house with their upbeat, West-Coast harmonies and tripped-out bitter-sweet Post-Country lyrics... Expect them to raise the roof tonight with barn-storming renditions of some Johnny Cash classics as well as their own inimitable compositions.

+ Bonanza DJs (ResonanceFM)

Saturday 5th February 2011

@Filthy MacNasties

68 Amwell Street,

Free Entry

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