Following a fantastic night in July featuring great music from Lorraine Lucas, Poke o’Swedgers and Ichabod, along with a stunning poetry set courtesy of Amy Kinsman, Independent Electric Group returns in August with another tip-top line up.
This month we welcome the driving forces behind Northern Beat Poets Association and Electronic Music Open Mic, Poet and the Loops and Jimmy Andrex.
Poet and the Loops is the brainchild of Martin Christie, in which he combines live electronic music with sung/spoken word to convey worlds that include giant slugs, dangerous drinks and storms of the cosmos. A meeting point between Edgar Allan Poe and gloom synth, there is also humour and lightness of being in the Poet & the Loops approach. Martin is also responsible for the nationwide success of Electronic Music Open Mic nights
Jimmy Andrex returns to Chesterfield Labour Club for what is becoming an annual appearance and having recently been nominated for Best Spoken Word at Buxton Fringe Festival for Town, a sketch in words and music of the souls on our streets who have endless stories but refuse to be cute. Jimmy is the co-founder of Wakefield’s legendary Red Shed Readings and host of the equally brilliant Hot Banana nights in Holmfirth.
Regular contributors to the Electronic Open Mic Music nights and based in Alfreton, 4 Floors of Whores take inspiration from all things electronic as well as composers such as Ennio Morricone, Steve Reich and Max Richter, the band describe their style as ‘genre-fluid’, aiming as much for the head as for the feet.
Knitting all these elements together will be the resident genius of the IEG Presents nights Ichabod. With the debut album edging ever closer, Ichabod will again be summoning the spirits of Cash, Cave and Elvis and putting his unique stamp on those influences to create magic.