SerendiSerendipity brings music, live painting and an art exhibition together, becoming a creative hub, buzzing with energy on a night filled with inspiration.pity brings music, live painting and an art exhibition together, becoming a creative hub, buzzing with energy on a night filled with inspiration.
Art exhibition by Terri Po: A final year illustration student at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Live painting by our Resident artist Ruby.
And don't forget - a drink, a beat and an image make the greatest of memories.
A drink, a beat and an image make the greatest of memories. Lend us your eyes, ears and palate for an evening full of music and art. Serendipity feeds on inspiration. As a multiarts event it aims to become a haven for restless minds where they can open wide and feast on creativity. Bands will play during the evening and they will be sharing their space with an exhibition. So if your head is full of wonder, your eyes are expectant and your hand loves holding a cold beverage, you know where to go.
After all, Baudelaire already said it best:
“One should always be drunk. That's all that matters; that's our one imperative need. So as not to feel Time's horrible burden that breaks your shoulders and bows you down, you must get drunk without ceasing.
But what with? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you choose. But get drunk.”
With influences ranging from elements of hip-hop and electronica to rock, pop and traditional Scottish folk music, ULTRAS is the brain child of multi-instrumentalist Gav Prentice. The self-titled debut album is out now via Hello Thor Records and Instinctive Racoon.
ULTRAS’ eclectic take on modern pop music is as challenging as it is rewarding; a twelve track record that confronts the listener sonically and lyrically, resulting in the creation of a sound that has the ability to reach euphoric highs as well as melancholic lows.
Started on the back of the break of up of his former band, cult pop act Over the Wall, ULTRAS set about making a record with the help of six separate producers, an approach heavily inspired by Gav’s love of hip-hop mixtapes. This bold approach has helped to build a sound full of diversity ranging from the warm, emotional, mournful lament on Team Handed, which sees Gav reunited with former Over the Wall partner Ben Hillman, to the layers of analogue synths and beats that envelope you on You’ve A Foul Mouth John Barleycorn, a track produced by Miaoux Miaoux’s Julian Corrie. Odd-pop maestro Jonnie Common oversaw the chopped up samples and bass of Stepping Out, while on This Is Where I Fall and The Path To Getting Paid, we are hit with the big, alternative rock sounds and tight rhythms produced by Joe Cormack, renowned for his work with Pictish Trail. Here, ULTRAS have created a cacophony of rich soundscapes, emotionally demanding your attention throughout due to its rousing, passionate and, at times, witty take on modern life and culture.
Describing the project as “violent pop for the patronised” the ULTRAS live act sees Prentice (beats, guitar, keyboard, vocals), joined by Matt Clark (guitar, bass) and Roy Mohan Shearer (drums, keyboard). The project has already gained support from a number of notable music industry figures with coverage coming from Simon Raymonde and Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio, Tom Robinson’s BBC Radio 6 show, Vic Galloway on BBC Radio Scotland as well as Goldflakepaint, Song by Toad and Podcart. ULTRAS are currently arranging a tour for May 2017, following on from their successful appearances at The Great Escape, and Wickerman festival as well as supporting the likes of We Were Promised Jetpacks and Admiral Fallow.
More info at http://www.ultrasband.com/
More info at https://www.facebook.com/ULTRASband/
Oscillating between alt rock, hip-hop and pop, Edinburgh based TEEK combine piercing melodies and chunky hooks for an intoxicating live sound.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/soundsliketeek/?ref=br_rs
FOOD PROMO: Ticket holders for this event are entitled to a 20% discount on food purchased on the show date.
Advance tickets £5. Buy online here. Over 18 only.