Bizarro Promotions Presents -
The Jazz Butcher Quintet is the latest manifestation of Pat Fish’s shape-shifting musical perpetual motion machine, with keyboard player Nick Bandy joining the pre-existing Quartet. The result is lush, sometimes verging on the louche. From the near-cabaret stylings of the venerable “Partytime” or the much more recent “Melanie Hargreaves’ Father’s Jaguar”, through the township vibrations of “Living in a Village” to the full-on psychedelic funk of “Shirley Maclaine” and “Solar Core”, the Jazz Butcher Qunitet cover a lot of ground in their lengthy live set, but remain, at heart, a soulful, spooked combination of classic song-writing and authoritative, inventive musicianship.
“Pat Fish, the Jazz Butcher, is one of the most brilliant, incisive songwriters that the UK has produced since the glory days of Ray Davies and Pete Townshend.”
Alan McGee, Creation Records
“London-born, Northampton-raised, Oxford-educated Pat Fish is like a modern day Noel Coward, blending sharp social commentary with his gift for wit and sentiment. He’s a one-off to be cherished.”
Tim Cooper, Louder Than War
“The Jazz Butcher is an incomparable genre-bending act.”
Stephen Wyatt, Under the Radar
Andy Cowan, Mojo
"Along with Alan Moore and Rockingham Castle, Pat Fish remains a Northamptonshire institution. Boozer, intellectual and troubadour, Fish has released an entire canon of Jazz Butcher albums since the early eighties and has intermittently reformed the JBC to critical plaudits.”
Erik Morse, Spacemen 3 & the Birth of Spiritualized
"Even an average cut of Butcher beats the prime of lesser mortals."
Trouser Press Record Guide
The Would-be-goods Two: Jessica Griffin and Peter Momtchiloff (Talulah Gosh, Heavenly) of the Would-be-goods, will be playing a stripped down set of songs old and new. A very rare opportunity to see this cult, indie, act in Bristol.
Short Stories: The Short Stories are a band from Somerset, UK, buzzing like bees through a sequestered field of punk, post-punk, and indie flowers, searching for the still-floating pollen of the Velvet Underground. Founded in 2007, the current two-piece line-up looks fixedly forward, presenting new songs in an open, semi-acoustic approach that tries to make conversation rather than performance out of the music.
Live sightings are few and far between, recordings even less so; like day-lilies you have to catch them when they’re in bloom
Tickets - £10.00 in advance/£12.00 on the door https://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=18056