SOUND & VISION FESTIVAL, KENNEDY STREET PRESENTS
ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS LIVE AT THE HAMMERSMITH EVENTIM APOLLO ON 16TH FEBRUARY 2017!
ANIMAL NOISE AND THE SMOKING GUNS CONFIRMED TO PERFORM AT THE EVENT
On 16th February, 2017 the legendary concert film, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, will be screened at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo for the first time since the concert took place there over forty years ago. DJ duo, The Smoking Guns and upcoming band Animal Noise are also confirmed to perform at the event.
The 1973 documentary and concert film by D. A. Pennebaker, features David Bowie and his backing group The Spiders from Mars performing at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 3 July 1973. At this show, Bowie made the surprise announcement that the show would be "the last show that we'll ever do", later understood to mean that he was retiring his Ziggy Stardust persona.
The event will kick of with a DJ set from female duo The Smoking Guns. Fresh from Bowie and Prince tribute sets at Bestival earlier this year, the girls will be playing classic Bowie tracks as guests arrive. Animal Noise, who are massively influenced by Bowie’s work, will then take the stage.
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London born singer/songwriter Iraina Mancini (Iraina's dad is called Geoffrey Maccormack (Warren Peace) David Bowie’s best friend) and Canadian actress/ filmmaker Samantha Michelle together are The Smoking Guns. Spinning Northern Soul, 60’s Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Ska and Early Rock and Roll. Inspired by 60's Northern Soul clubs and the mod scene, mixing their sets with rare finds and loved soul classics, they create an uplifting atmosphere that recalls another time. For one night only, the ladies will be playing an exclusive David Bowie set to celebrate this unique event.
Since coming together, the girls have performed across some of London’s most exclusive nightspots and beyond, including The Groucho Club, Soho House, 5 Hertford St, Scotch of St James, Lights of Soho, Black Dice and Old Street Records. The girls have also partnered and played for brands such as Pretty Green, American Express, Estrella Galicia, NKPR and the Somerset Series at Somerset House.
They’ve headlined at Glastonbury’s Unfairground, the Red Rooster Festival and The Secret Garden Party. The girls have also spun internationally in Los Angeles, Toronto and New York, but are rooted in London where they run residencies in Soho and Shoreditch.
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When Animal Noise self-released their debut album ‘Run Loose’ in 2012, they quickly went from playing in their rehearsal studio, in an old cowshed on bass player Birdy’s farm, to the stages of Bestival & T in The Park.
Through extensive support from BBC Suffolk Introducing, Animal Noise caught the attention of BBC Radio 1, receiving airplay from Greg James, Huw Stephens, Sara Cox and Scott Mills. BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson was also a big fan, recording a session with the band for his show. This widespread national radio support and subsequent festival appearances have meant Animal Noise have built a large following across their home county of East Anglia, and now they’re looking to reach further afield.
Working with producer Tom Donovan, the band have been crafting songs to follow up 2012’s ‘Run Loose’. The first tracks to come from these sessions will be found on their Sink Or Swim EP which will be released on limited edition vinyl as part of Record Store Day on 15th
The lead single ‘Sink Or Swim’ will be released on the 8th April, upfront of the EP. The band describe the track as having “a bouncing staggered riff that flips from aggression to reflection.
The song runs with a recurring theme of water and helplessness, relating to plaguing negative thoughts and anxieties about taking risks, a fear of jumping into the deep end of something new and different which scares a lot of people…"
The EP includes the tracks 'Bag of Bones' and 'Alright', which have already gained momentum through extensive BBC introducing support.
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Sound & Vision Festival put on events where filmed music content can be played thru the loud speakers of venues whether they be the original event venue or pop up gatherings.