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Cranni – Plot 22 – the adventure, talent developes

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Down at Plot 22, the venue created by Rite Trax the jourbey developes for Cranni, a musical adventure centres around Nigel Cranswick. Coming soon there will be an ep and then, it is hoped, at least 3 albums. I will be supplying the visuals for the opening event – 7th September, Cubanos, Sheffield.  The whole story, though, is so much more interesting, some of which you can find on the Cranni blog – the english version and the dutch version – see below. That in itself is a little odd – a musical project being pursued in both languages.

Rite trax via Plot 22, the venue and studio space down by the old markets in Sheffield, is helping a whole range of creatives and performers with their art, events, development. Futurhood av and F4mmedia (both me) are there to help as well, providing a range of help and support, products and services.

Source: Cranni – Singer & Songwriter – Nigel Cranswick – Cranni – Singer & Songwriter – Nigel Cranswick

Source: Cranni Dutch Version – Netherlans – Nigel Cranswick – Cranni – Singer Songwriter

Source: Cranni – YouTube

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RiteTrax CIC is a newly formed social enterprise based in Manchester and Sheffield, aimed at providng a platform for underground creative culture.

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Summer Paradise set by Tabitazn available for $3.20 at DesignBundles.net

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Legends of ska – John Bradbury, Rico die

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The Specials drummer John Bradbury has died at the age of 62, the ska group announces.

Source: Specials drummer John Bradbury dies – BBC News

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Source: John Bradbury (drummer) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As the 70s began back in my home town of Coventry I used to frequent one of the most magical pubs ever known – the Golden Cross, euphemistically known as just – the Cross. I met all sorts of people there and was introduced to a whole range of music thanks to the upstairs. It was here that I met and so briefly knew Brad. He invited me to audition for a project he had on then. So I travelled up to his place then in and around Wyken/Walsgrave and attempted to sing and play – I was crap! What I saw and heard there, though, was incredible. Here was a musician, essentially a drummer, but then I saw him turn his hand to guitar as well, who could seriously play almost any genre of music known to any young chap. In later years I was surprised to see him with the Specials on Top of the Pops and so my love of 2 tone began, having had a previous liking for original ska and rocksteady from my time spent up in Foleshill and with various of the groups of mod youth who also had a taste for such (in addition to soul, northern and various forms of rock cum pop). Everybody knows Brad for his work with the Specials but he was also at the very heart of the beginnings of Selecter being their driving force and the major force behind the writing of their first song after which they were named.

 

Bradbury, the multi-instrumentalist and key component of the 2 Tone sound, was drumming ‘powerhouse’ who played with the Specials for more than four decades

Source: John Bradbury of the Specials dies aged 62 | Music | The Guardian

Ska and reggae trombonist who played with the Specials on some of the band’s greatest hits

Source: Rico Rodriguez obituary | Music | The Guardian

Source: Rico Rodriguez (musician) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Music and Event Marketing | f4mmedia and futurhood av

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Getting the message out there for artists, producers and events can be quite a task.

Using every channel at your disposal is necessary for even the smallest of outfits. Futurhood av can help with it all.

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✔ Marketing campaigns for videos + mp3s✔ Free Promotion to 100,000+ people✔ Free contests✔ Networking opportunities✔ and more!

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Here is an upcoming event at which I will perform – live music, dj’s spoken word performance, local artists offering up their works for sale or just viewing.

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RiteTrax – new events in Sheffield – Golden Harvest

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It is good to make new friends – a chance visit to a cafe – Golden Harvest – with my daughter just for a cuppa and a sarnie meant chatting to people and getting to know Michael and the guy running the place. I was reminded of times I spent in the Forum at a local record shop buying all sorts and spending a little time with them. Good times. Hopefully I may be able to present some of my audio visual work, perhaps do a little vjing and also dj the odd set. Put a good word in for me guys.

Source: RiteTrax

RiteTrax is a newly formed social enterprise established to provide a platform for underground creative culture. To see what we’re about/ donate to the project please take a look at our crowdfunding campaign here: https://www.startjoin.com/ritetraxnext

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Following up on the success of our launch party, we’re taking the vibe down to Sheffeel’s only coffeeshop/headshop/madhouse Golden Harvest for an affordable evening of quality creative delights! If you missed our launch then this gives you another chance to come and see what we’re upto and get involved with this thing as we move forward!

£2.50 before 11pm/£4 after
9pm – 4am

Live electronic music….Spoken word poetry…Art exhibits…Visuals…Buzzin vibes…Collaborative art…Late license….Rinseout…&promoting everything else from drum n bass to disco & dancehall to dub techno..

if you’d like to display any bits or get involved with our organisation give us a shout via the facebook page or email rite.trax@hotmail.com, or even better, come down and say ello! 🙂

POWERED BY BEAR SOUND & Wonky Soundsystem

featuring..

MUSIC from…
Limit Break [live] (deep electronica)
Riders Music [live] (pumpin electronic disco punk)
Bozzwell [DJ] (‘nu’ disco and groovers)
BEAR SOUND / Wonky Soundsystem [DJ] (underground riddimz)
Kyla C b2b FiveFive ft B The Chemist [DJ] (rnb/ukg/bassline)
Don’t Look Now UK [DJ] (house/techno)
KIMMYBEATBOX [live] (live beatbox!)
Liam W [live] (hiphop/grime)
Cold Blood & Belle [live] (dreamy electronica)

hosted by Rusty, CB, Anil MC & B The Chemist

ART displays from…
Maria Kardel [live]
Rattley Ballz [live]
Dala [live]
Espre1 [live]
Universal Flow Tattoo
Marcus Method
Five Five Designz
AFFIX
Pawski

SPOKEN WORD from…
Phoenix McAndrew
Richard C. Bower
Andy Szpuk
Liz Ferrets
Maria Kardel
Anil MC
Carol Eades

& more TBC 🙂

Source: FRIDAY! RiteTrax #002 ft Limit Break (live), Riders (live) &more!

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Moving from the drudgery of everyday working and business life you search for something more, a new palette to enliven your imagination and find so much in just the ordinary and everyday. Then you mov

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Creations, resources, new materials from me

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Moving from the drudgery of everyday working and business life you search for something more, a new palette to enliven your imagination and find so much in just the ordinary and everyday. Then you mov

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moments from a partially medicated life | 90.5MB .PDF file – Sellfy.com.

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In search of lost colours

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A new project with lots to enjoy –

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The project as a whole will involve an e-book made available via a number of online outlets. There will also be, ultimately, a full album of music – again for sale via various outlets. I will be looking to add to the whole thing pieces of audio-visual art and music videos.

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You can find previous pieces of work on scribd and elsewhere. Check these out –

Source: illustration | Scribd

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Redhouse joys

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I have written before about the joys of small venues. The Redhouse has been a key part of my life – at least these latter years. Dealing with business matters there, security, event planning, djing, vjing and so on. It will soon close – unfortunately such pub chains as Punch have little appreciation for the aesthetics of the matter, only the pounds, shillings and pence, no real humanity, just an adding machine.

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This was a venue that gave us the widest range of music, certainly in South Yorkshire if not Yorkshire full stop. Here you could find bands, admittedly small, but still from all over the world. Personally I have played music here from every continent. Events such as the celebration of Che Guevara’s birthday, at one time an annual event, where I supplied visuals. I remember playing balkan to a particular crowd, african – from african zouk to kizomba and kudurro, at other times kwaito and afro-beat. Some of the biggest nights were ska events and here I would play not only english language ska, from the UK and regularly the USA, but also french and spanish, mexican and dutch, with odd bits of german thrown in.

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There will be a goodbye party next weekend.