A magical evening of music from Bristol's new independent collective - Monthly
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- Sunday, 4th June 2017
- Sunday, 2nd July 2017
- Sunday, 30th July 2017
Bloom is a collective of musicians and friends from an experimental corner of Bristol’s buzzing music scene. Their combined musical projects are varied in genre yet consistently progressive, playful and enchanting. Bloom Presents… brings you otherworldly evenings of their hypnotic sounds in an intimate hand-crafted setting, with visuals and costumes, performance theatre, a pop up record shop and DJ’s.
“Eclectic, crazy, moody, intense, personal, funny, faltering and finally formidable… the music cooperative Bloom was all this in yet another mini triumph for The Wardrobe Theatre, who seem hardwired to find and reveal risk-taking artists in this wonderfully creative city.”
★★★★ Stagetalk Magazine
8pm – Doors
8.30pm – Fantasy Orchestra
9.30pm – Yama Warashi
Yama Warashi is formed by Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara with eclectic band members. Her music has a dreamy evocative sound with a shadow of moon cake, inspired by Japanese folk dance music, Bon Odori(盆踊り), free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. Yoshino plays keyboard, percussions and sings songs in her mother tongue about mycelium, nuclear power staion and broken O.
Yama Warashi (山童) means a small child-like spirit which lives in the mountains.
In 2016 they released their debut album ‘Moon Egg’ on Bristol based label Stolen Body Records, which you can listen to here in full:
THE FANTASY ORCHESTRA
The Fantasy Orchestra – Bristol is a community project led by Jesse D Vernon, based in Bristol and also in Paris. The Orchestra (motto: ‘more is more’) brings together 40+ musicians, professional and amateur, to create a kaleidoscopic symphonic brigade. For this show they are preparing a smaller size ensemble to play some new material.
Their eclectic repertoire covers film soundtracks (Morricone, Barry, RD Burman), rock and pop favourites (Hendrix, Beatles, Bowie), and some more obscure treasures. Think psychedelic loveliness, rousing choral noise, and some choice costumes.
‘I can’t remember having such an entertaining, fabulous evening in ages! … Incredible!’
Christina S, Keynsham Music Festival 2016
‘For all the fun-filled antics the Bristol Fantasy Orchestra is actually a seriously brilliant musical experience.’
Bristol247, Bristol Harbourside Festival 2015