THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE'S "IN BLACK'N'RED" ALBUM LAUNCH - LIVE IN LONDON!
With very Special guests Last Man Standing, Nigel Burch & dj Scratchy.
The Urban Voodoo Machine celebrate the release of their brand new album “In Black ‘N’ Red" with a headline show at Camden’s Dingwalls on Tuesday 17th May. This will be part of their biggest, most comprehensive UK tour to date, as they look to conquer the country with their unique brand of sleaze-tinged, dark-edged, rockabilly-flavoured, gypsy blues and folk-punk – or Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop'n'Stroll as the group like to call it!
This key night of the tour, at one of London’s most famous venues, the 500-Capacity Dingwalls, has been arranged for May 17th – Norwegian Independence Day. With singer Paul-Ronney Angel from Norway, and London’s Norwegian community in tow, this promises to be one hell of a party!
“Using horns, violin, accordion, banjo and multiple percussionists, the band veers into mariachi-influenced blues, whiskey-soaked country rags and punkabilly-style rave-ups.” (The Washington Post)
2011 looks to be the best year yet for the black-suited, red-shirted, London-based collective who recently received a nomination for the ‘Best New Band’ award by Classic Rock magazine. Led by the darkly charismatic Paul-Ronney Angel, The Urban Voodoo Machine is a supremely talented collective of London-based musicians who have been bringing the spirit of the carnie to an ever-growing audience of dedicated fans these past few years.
“The U.V.M. rise above the mere cabaret, by simply being very, very good” (Q)
Although officially a 9-piece, The Urban Voodoo Machine’s live shows can sometimes feature up to 12 people on stage. The group play a colourful array of instruments including guitars, drums, fiddle, trumpet, banjo, washboard, upright bass, gong, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, saxophone, tuba, sousaphone and even empty bottles and tie racks to build their own unique and infectious sound. It is this sound that has seen the group invited to play at festivals throughout the UK and abroad including Glastonbury, Download, Hard Rock Calling and Latitude and led to support slots with The Pogues, The New York Dolls, Goran Bregović and Paul McCartney.
Revered by London’s underground cabaret scene, The Urban Voodoo Machine started up the legendary, alternative, monthly club night, Gypsy Hotel in October 2006: the massively popular night is still going strong and a couple of times a year the group headlines and sells out this exciting and eclectic rock ‘n’ roll cabaret.
“…a hellacious swing that causes dames to sway and dudes to drink!” (Big Cheese)
Anyone who has not yet discovered the arresting charms of The Urban Voodoo Machine is simply urged to do so now……
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS LAST MAN STANDING NIGEL BURCH & DJ SCRATCHY.
Get your tickets now:
THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE ONSTAGE 9.30PM - SHARP!
This shows line-ip will be:
PAUL-RONNEY ANGEL – lead vocals, harmonica, guitars, banjo & mandolin.
NICK MARSH – electric guitar & vocals
DR. LLOYD GOMEZ DEVILLE – trumpet, vocals & percussion
SLIM – accordion & piano
ROB “THE KID” SKIPPER - fiddle
THE REVEREND GAVIN SMITH – upright bass
JARY – drums & acoustic guitar
THE LATE J-RONI-MOE - drums
JOE “MONGO” WHITNEY – ukulele, washboard, bouzoki & vocals
LADY ANE ANGEL – tuba & fire
LUCIFIRE – tenor saxophone & vocals
ADRIAN STOUT – musical saw & theremin
SCRATCHY – garage guitar
SARAH KALDOR – cello
FREE AFTERSHOW AT ZENSAI BAR IN CAMDEN TILL 3AM! (the band do not have a show the following day, so please join us for a drink or 11 after the show - this bar even sells a cocktail named after us the URBAN VODOO - a mix of Absinthe, Jack Danies, Lime and Champagne.....you best take Wednesday off work we reckon!)
And let's not forget - IT'S THE LATE J-RONI-MOE'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!
(Yes, even green zombie drummers have birthdays!!)
Check out the great reviews for the album!!
…they’re successfully marrying a cavalcade of genres including mariachi, gypsy punk and sideshow rock’n’roll….
5/5 BIG CHEESE
The Urban Voodoo Machine take you to places that no Lonely Planet guide would care to mention!
8/10 CLASSIC ROCK
A real delight!
10/10 WHISPERING AND HOLLERING
…listen to this album with a bottle in your hand and a bittersweet grin on your face!
This bumptious London collective shoehorn Gypsy folk swaggering rock n roll and good time bottle breaking rhythm and blues into theirbulging bag of tricks. The culture crossing sound has roots in Pogues, The Clash, cabaret nouveau. Derivative and roughshod in partbut certainly lively
4/5 DAILY MIRROR
Watch an interview and acoustic session with Paul-Ronney Angel and listen to clips from the album here:
You can order the album here:
SEE YA AT THE BAR - NO UGG BOOTS PLEASE!!
ps. the next Gypsy Hotel is 21 May at Underbelly, Hoxton - see flier. Facebook event for that is here: http://www.facebook.com/ev