NEXT JOY GIG. You can come if you like. Especially if you like grizzled, beautiful music of folk, blues and lightly psychedelic flavours. Read the blurb below and praise Huw Evans, who’s basically organised everything, and credited everyone else. JUST IN CASE.


Shape Functions & The Joy Collective present…

Hiss Golden Messenger (with Rick Tomlinson of Voice Of The Seven Thunders)

Cate Le Bon (Full band)

H. Hawkline (Solo)

11 February 2011

Clwb Ifor Bach

Top Floor 8pm until 11pm

Special Guest DJs on the middle floor until 3am

+ Hiss Golden Messenger instore at Spillers at 5.30pm!

Tickets from: or from Spillers.


Hiss Golden Messenger is one MC Taylor, North Carolinan folklorist, college lecturer and cosmic country bluesman. Having played in psychers The Court And The Spark, Taylor now travels through ragged Americana, taking elements of cleared eyed folk, gospel redemption and classic head-fried Southern soul. For this tour he’s joined on guitar by Rick Tomlinson of wigged-out psych shamens Voice Of The Seven Thunders. HEAVY.

Plus! A rare full band showing for the witchy goodness of Cate Le Bon, and an opening solo set from everyone’s favourite gangly, finger picking secret genius H. Hawkline.

Doubleplus! Once the bands finish up top it’s straight onto the middle floor for Very Special DJs, disturbingly good music, and actually disturbing dancing. Bring shades.

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