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Jan 19th 2018 @ Unitarian Church

Cambridge, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, January 19th, 2018
7:30 PM
Unitarian Church
Cambridge, United Kingdom
PIgfoot burst onto the London scene in 2013 with their highly original take on New Orleans jazz '21st Century Acid Trad', recorded live at the Vortex. At their ongoing Vortex residency 'Pigfoot Play' they have expanded their repertoire in all directions, with gigs dedicated to Opera, Motown, Elvis, Bacharach and the music of 1972, all spontaneously transformed by the band's wild musicality and wry humour

This imaginative approach to popular material by the all-star line up has been met with critical and audience acclaim at festivals throughout the UK. They have just completed recording their second CD 'The Pigfoot Shuffle' due for release in Spring 2018.

Here they turn their genre-bending skills to re-workings of a range of classic material; Led Zeppelin's raucous 'Black Dog', the 70's funk of Curtis Mayfield's 'Pusherman', the South African township transformation of a Mozart aria from 'The Marriage of Figaro' and, uniquely, a medley of Elvis Presley and Wagner material.

The Pigfoot sound has developed, with the introduction of Liam Noble's creative and individual keyboard setup, which allows Chris Batchelor and James Allsopp to combine as a flexible and powerful frontline, egged on by the inspired eccentricity of Paul Clarvis' sparky and spiky drumming. Anything can happen!

Pigfoot are:
James Allsopp baritone saxophone & bass clarinet
Chris Batchelor trumpet & cornet
Paul Clarvis drums
Liam Noble piano & keyboards

'Pigfoot lures you into a world where you can hear it's not safe to go out at night, but you're gonna have a heck of a good time if you do!' Kai Hoffman,

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