Limbo with special guests Jonnie Common + Mitchell Museum + Gav Prentice (Over The Wall) Limbo sets out to bring you consistently great live music in a well produced environment.
It's the massive return of three of Limbo's favourite acts in one night! Yes, Jonnie Common returns to headline with his new band, Mitchell Museum, back in the live music saddle after a hiatus of some two years, return to Limbo for the first time since November 2009 and Gav Prentice from Over The Wall brings his new solo show. Boom!
Jonnie Common is a Glasgow-based artist signed to Manchester’s Red Deer Club label. Jonnie’s 2011 debut LP ‘MASTER OF NONE’ was championed by radio darlings Marc Riley, Lauren Laverne and Vic Galloway. As a result, he performed live BBC sessions for both Riley (BBC 6 Music – Nov 2nd) and Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland – Dec 5th).
In early 2011, Jonnie released a compilation (‘DESKJOB’) featuring his extensive productions of no less than 10 much lauded emerging Scottish acts (including: Meursault, Panda Su, Conquering Animal Sound & eagleowl), the respect and trust of whom he’s managed to earn over the past couple of years since dissolving his former identity as Down the Tiny Steps (Fence Records).
In late 2011, Master Of None was remixed in its entirety by a rich cast of Jonnie’s production savvy chums including Geese, Dems, FOUND, Ben Butler & Mousepad and Miaoux Miaoux. This release (‘HAIR OF THE DOG’) was launched with an interactive sound installation by Jonnie, in which the public could create their own surround-sound mixes of the material from ‘Master Of None’.
These 3 projects earned Jonnie a place in The List magazine’s annual Hot 100, “The definitive list of Scottish creative talent.” and widely announced his presence as both creative entity and catalyst.
MITCHELL MUSEUM are purveyors of what our friend Toad (Song By Toad) has dubbed 'oddtronica', a description i'm loving even though it's perhaps a wee bit wide of the mark. It suggests this is mainly music made by electronic instrumentation/ machines, when they actually have quite a traditional line-up (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard), although they must surely be using samples (triggered with the keyboard?) to embellish their sound and make it more interesting. Formed in 2008, the four members have been swapping home made recordings and sharing ideas since their first meeting. Finally deciding to combine their talents into one, brothers Cammy and Raindeer and friends Kris and Dougie started Mitchell Museum. Drawing influence from various American and Canadian experimental indie bands including Animal Collective, Flaming Lips, Wolf Parade and Modest Mouse Mitchell Museum create an experimental pop sound with strong hints to folk, psych, and electronica. In April 2008 Mitchell Museum appeared on 'Doing it for the Kids 08' compilation CD, the successor to the Creation Records release of the same name (1988). Positive feedback prompted the recording of their first single "Warning Bells/Take The Tongue Out" double A-side 7" vinyl on Scottish Indie label Mister Tramp. The Warning Bells single has been widely praised. The band were named "ARTIST OF THE MONTH" at "Your Sound" event in November 2008 (King Tuts Wah Wah Hut) with LOADS of airplay from specialist radio DJs on Radio 1 and 6Music and one critic dubbing them 'a frenzied Grandaddy.' Apparently they're a lot of fun live and everyone seems to be talking about them right now, so we can't wait...