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Cloggz (Double Show!)

“When The Cloggz play it’s not so much a gig as a musical voyage. The result is mesmerizing” - Brighton Argus

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Cloggz (Double Show!)
Cloggz (Double Show!)

When & Where

03 Jun 2023, 16:30 – 23:00

The Venue, 1 Holland Rd, Hove, Brighton and Hove, Hove BN3 1JF, UK

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Early Show : 4.30PM (All Ages)

Late Show: 8.00PM (18+)

Fairground jazz folk troubadours, The Cloggz,have has been described as “a wonderful mix of everything” by BBC Radio 2’s Clare Teal, They weave a rich textured tapestry of modern jazz, Balkan folk, big band, classical, latin and the carnival music of the circus to create a mighty swirl of pan-European celebration. The band deftly combine virtuosic musicianship, detailed ensemble playing and nimble improvisation and their live shows often include elements of circus and visual projections. The Cloggz sound is consistently described as cinematic - not so much in the sense of the grand blockbuster score but more as a spontaneous soundtrack to the nostalgic brilliance of the movies of Keaton, Fellini, Terrence Malick and Wes Anderson. The Brighton-based Cloggz were formed in 2014 by Mark Edwards, and features some of the UK’s leading jazz musicians and multi-instrumentalists. The band have slowly been building a devoted following for both their live shows (including The National Theatre and St.James’ Theatre in London, and Brighton and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals) and their recordings have been featured on BBC R3’s ‘Jazz Line Up’. Mark Edwards solo album ‘In Deep’ was Jamie Cullum’s pick of the month on BBC’s ‘JazzHouse’ and Mark has performed with Katie Melua, Paul Weller, Marc Almond, The Magic Numbers, Adrian Utley, Daryl Hall, Dave Stewart, Terry Callier, Roddy Frame, Liane Carroll, Style Council, Carleen Anderson and Incognito amongst many others. Sawdust & Spangles, The Cloggs debut album, brought together the sweeping range of the band’s inspirations and influences in a whirling, imaginative panoply of musical celebration. From the effervescent fairground organ of the opener, Szpilman, to the melancholic tenderness of Souvenir, the album takes in East European music hall (Baby Elephant), bossa nova lushness (I Dive Deep), Weillian gipsy folk (Yma) and orchestral jazz filmscore (Gabriels’ Oboe). Their new E.P. extends the eclectic pallet, venturing into prog rock, EDM and ‘B tech 12 tone’ music. “When The Cloggz play it’s not so much a gig as a musical voyage. The result is mesmerizing” 

Brighton Argus “Engaging, wonderfully quirky, a coherent bridge between jazz and film music in a swaggering Kurt Weillish ambiance. One evocative mood after another.” 

Jazzwise “You’ll be charmed, humoured, enticed and tickled! Music executed with accuracy, delicacy, emotional depth and energy.” 

BBC R3’s Julian Joseph "A wonderful mix of everything … ticks all the boxes for me … celebrating sounds and textures… I love the humour in it, the inventive nature in it” 

Clair Teal

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