Keep Colchester Cool Recommends…
By Ana Grabova
Published 01 July 2012
(July-August 2012 Edition)
Here are just some of the events taking place in July and August that you can go to, safe in the knowledge of hearing some great music, as chosen by Ben Howard.
The first Zoo Night at The Soundhouse in June saw The Morning After, Gulls, Newton’s Apple and The Mono Polys perform. The follow-up gig on Friday 20th July showcases two local bands in The Lowriders and Station alongside two bands from London; The Kubricks and Wax on Water.
Head to Tin Pan Alley on Saturday 28th July and check out the amazing talent of guitarist/vocalist Tahir Burhan aka Cherchen Man. I first saw this guy play a year ago and was impressed with his style of flamenco fusion. He’s proving popular on the local circuit and you won’t be disappointed.
Have you been to a Silent Disco yet? DJ Huffle and I have played at two so far this year in The Soundhouse and the next one takes place there on Saturday 11th August. They’re proving popular with Huffle playing dance music while I spin my usual mix of indie, rock and wonky pop. This Silent Disco is a 90s special so no shortage of top tunes for us to choose from. The last two have been rammed so my advice is to get there early, grab your headphones and get involved!
US ska punk band Reel Big Fish come to town for what is now a sold-out gig at Colchester Arts Centre on Tuesday 14th August. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when their single Sell Out became a radio and MTV favourite. What also makes this gig special is that New Town Kings have been announced as main support for their UK dates, providing even more exposure for the popular Colchester band.