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King James + The Diamond Family Archive + Thirty Pounds of Bone @ Peacocks, 20 Feb

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interesting music promotions and Vocoustics present

NO MORE SOUNDCHECKS - an evening of unplugged performances featuring KING JAMES + THE DIAMOND FAMILY ARCHIVE + THIRTY POUNDS OF BONE

Saturday 20th February 2010

Peacock Visual Arts

21 Castle Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BQ. Phone 01224 639539

Doors 8pm

Entry 5

http://www.myspace.com/interestingmusic

http://www.vocoustics.com

http://www.peacockvisualarts.com

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Two men, Three acts, Five pounds.

Continuing the 'no more soundchecks' series of unplugged gigs in Peacock Visual Arts, we will be presenting another show in conjunction with the 'I Heart UTG' campaign.

KING JAMES is the sound of many voices in harmony, telling stories of the weak and the shamed and features Laurence Collyer and Johny Lamb It was formed as a distraction from, and interpretation of, their irreversibly turbulent romantic lives and disproportionately religious upbringings. The religious aspect of the songs is confused, unhappy, accusing and frequently misinterpreted.

"Dusty new hymnal folk.... gospel influences and elements of Hank Williams in a strangely uplifting fashion... stories of the downtrodden... safe to say no-one else is making music quite like this at the moment." (The Source)

http://www.myspace.com/kingjameshymnal

THE DIAMOND FAMILY ARCHIVE is the haunting, tance-like, dark-heart folk laments of Laurence Collyer exploring displacement, nostalgia and loneliness. His songs are odd, personal, emotive and atmospheric; his live performance will stun a room to silence, beguile and mesmerise. This year alone sees releases with Woodland Recordings (UK/Berlin), Electronic Musik (UK), A Beard of Snails (Denmark), Dala Horse (Italy) and The Tired Trails Collective (USA). Laurence currently lives and records under an 11th century castle in the Southwest of England.

"Laurence manages to silence rooms with his mixture of ominous lyrics, creaking slow-motion guitar and a hint of violence." (New Folk Review)

"A true highlight from this years homegame!" (Fence Records)

"intense, spectral folk Laurence Collyer is a unique, revolving ensemble, centering around his ghostly, deeply emotive songwriting... with beautiful songs this is a truly great disc!" (Rough Trade)

http://www.myspace.com/thediamondfamilyarchive

THIRTY POUNDS OF BONE is the sea-shanty, lo-fi story telling and folk musing of Johny Lamb with songs which countering all that is shiny and new in the world today. He has released one full album Homesick Children of Migrant Mothers' (Drift Records) and And They Go Down To It In Ships (Woodland Recordings).

"accomplished collection of plaintive laments" (Q)

"this album isn't going to fit the clichs of many of the recent 'weird folk' trends." (WORD magazine)

"bold and innovative" (RECORD COLLECTOR Magazine 4/5)

"Occupying its own trans-century time-period and impressively at odds with the rest of the record buying world yet all the more timeless because of it." (CRUD Magazine 5/5)

http://www.myspace.com/thirtypoundsofbone

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