Frogbelly and Symphony is an international quartet with band members residing in Sheffield UK and Brooklyn NY, and definitely one of the more bizzare bands to have graced the Adelphi stage in recent years. Their jaw-dropping album Bright Blue Ow Sleep is like a journey through the landscape of music, taking in everything from prog-rock to folk, art-rock to shoegaze, all underpinned by Ray Rizzo’s wild, jazzy drumming. Each track is quite distinct in style from the one before and yet they have forged these different genres into a whole that is coherent, and uniquely ‘Frogbelly and Symphony’.
“Frogbelly and Symphony are one of those bonkers bands that come along from time to time with no idea of genres or niche marketing, and play whatever they want. Yes. Strange, very strange, but entertaining”. Review Corner
Liz and Tom Hanley, Ben Trott and Ray Rizzo appropriate, adapt and recreate music using aspects of their individual backgrounds and repertoires. The heritage of Rock and Roll, the folk traditions of Ireland, Britain and America as well as literature and poetry have all left their imprint.
As a live act, these four musicians are simply outstanding and well worth a couple of hours of your time.
With support from Phia
“A live-looping frenzy of percussive hands, vocal beauty and…the African kalimba” (Artrocker, UK), Phia’s music is abundant with luscious layers of harmonies, rambunctious vocal percussion and vivid pop sensibilities. The Australian’s debut album ‘The Ocean of Everything’ (out Aug 26) is an album of breathtaking beauty and joy, capturing Phia’s fascination and curiosity in the world around her and inside of her, with the pure sound of her kalimba enhanced by electric guitar lines, deep synth bass and beats. Don’t miss an incomparable and exciting new talent on the rise
& The Schoolgirls. Don’t miss!
Tuesday 30th August. Doors 8.00pm