The Zen Hussies - The Breadline Tour

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Doors: 7:30pm   Event Starts: 8:00pm    Event Ends: 10:30pm

£10.00 (Door Price: £10.00)


Event Finished


Chapel Arts Cafe will be open this evening to serve flatbreads, yummy cakes, tea and coffee and has a licensed bar! Last order for food is 7.00pm.

To reserve a table call 01225 920256.

Please note you can enter the auditorium after 7.30pm via the Cafe. Bon appetit!

Since their formation in 2001, Bristol (UK) based band The Zen Hussies have established themselves as a formidable live act with their original brand of swinging stomp and song.

A mighty brass and reed section blow hot and heavy to the roots rhythm section of guitars, double bass and drums, and their well crafted and often surprising musical arrangements are the perfect sonic vehicle for the infectious lyrics and melodies of front-man, instrumentalist and lead vocalist Jules Landau (AKA Jonah Flatfoot).

Now with three critically acclaimed, full length LPs under their braces – ‘Flatfoot Sharpsuit’ (2005), ‘Continental Adaptor’ (2008), and ‘Troubled Feet’ (2010) - The Zen Hussies have shown themselves to be more than capable of capturing the eervescence of their live performances on record, and prove popular with DJs and fans across Europe and beyond – most recently striking distribution deals in Japan with HMV and the legendary Disc Shop Zero in Tokyo. The band are also currently at work on a fourth LP due for release in summer 2013.

Their large repertoire of chiey original songs encompass a broad array of stylings made uniquely their own – Jump Jive, Swing and Dixieland Jazz, Ska, Rhythm and Blues and Gypsy Klezmer to name but a few are all delivered with a feisty dose of punk attitude that makes their live gigs memorable - and their current six piece line-up is tighter and stronger than ever.

Media Quotes and Reviews

‘Boundary decimating, skank-tastic combo who leave no dance-oor unshaken’ Buena Vista Social Club Presents, 2008.

‘The sonic denition of happiness!’ Festival Eye Magazine, 2008.

‘Just like their live performance, Continental Adaptor is a captivating, cavorting, swank ridden beast caked in opulent, more-ish magnicence, opening track Kecker-Rocker is the audio equivalent of tearing down bunting with your teeth’ Dan Heatley, 24/7 Magazine 2009.

‘Born showmen with one eye on the absurd, The Zen Hussies play songs that lodge in the head like well-aimed bullets, creating a sea of beaming revellers on a dance-oor bursting at the seams’ Tamar Newton, Venue Magazine, 2006.

‘If you’ve ever stumbled across a Zen Hussies gig the chances are they’ll have troubled your feet already. After one hearing of their third album [Troubled Feet] you’ll remember why – it’s all here, splendidly performed and recorded. Chirpy opener ‘Angelina Tout’ swings out with vintage jazziness, catchy as it gets and, like ‘Jetset Giro Gigolo’, tells a comically implausible tale with well-staged relish. There’s a shade of Ian Dury about ‘Catfood’, with raucous backing vocals and a rockabilly swing propelling the pun-strewn feline narrative, while the languidly unromantic ‘Not In The Mood’ belies a swing-ska classic while respecting it absolutely. They’re a splendid bunch, the Hussies - ace musicians with a sense of humour - and this is their best waxing yet.’ Tony Benjamin, Venue Magazine 2011

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