Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Judge Jules; Jon Marsh; Gruff Rhys
07 September, 2018 — By Róisín Gadelrab
INTERNATIONAL DJ (and part-time music lawyer) Judge Jules has been in the game 30 years and is showing no signs of slowing down. He stops off at Koko alongside Graham Gold, Darren Pearce and more on Saturday (Sept 8) to join Peach residents for the club night’s 25th birthday. This is a chance to see the DJ on home turf before he resumes his jetsetting, including a residency at Eden in Ibiza.
• Known for being part of 80s electronic group The Beloved, Jon Marsh takes over the decks at Spiritland on Sunday (Sept 9).
• Join notorious Brooklyn sideman Earl Slick, who has collaborated with David Bowie, John Lennon and Robert Smith amongst others, for a night in conversation at The Water Rats on Sunday.
• Unsigned musician Oliver Shaw – aka The Oliver Shaw Experience when playing as a full band – is a hard-working musician, having already played over 100 gigs this year. He appears at Nambucca tomorrow (Friday) to launch Silent Movie, the first single from his debut album The Last of the English Cowboys, which will be self-released exclusively on vinyl on October 16. Oliver will be performing against the projected backdrop of his new music video, featuring the musician in full astronaut gear filmed at the Barbican.
• There’s no one quite like surreal Welsh musician Gruff Rhys, who is joined by London Contemporary Orchestra to perform material from his 6th studio album, Babelsberg, at the Barbican on Sept 12. Support from Brothers in Sound founding member Ed Dowie.
• Gil Scott-Heron’s friend and collaborator Brian Jackson appears at Jazz Cafe on Sept 11.
• New York polymath Jim White has been a cabbie, boxer, preacher, professional surfer, comedian, model and more. He was discovered when David Byrne heard his demo tape, launching his career as a globetrotting rock star. He will be playing tracks from new LP, Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, and sharing tales from the past at the Lexington on Sept 12.
• Aliens, featuring Del Amitri’s Iain Harvie and filmmaker Tim May, play 93 Feet East tomorrow (Friday).
• Award-winning Irish musician Hozier plays a sold-out gig at Koko on Sept 11 with all proceeds in aid of War Child.
• Janelle Monae brings her Dirty Computer tour to the Roundhouse for two sold-out nights as she celebrates the release of her third album of the same name on Sept 11-12.
• It’s six years since Passenger released his hit single Let Her Go, but it still seems to be the song of choice for many reality TV talent show hopefuls. There are very strict anti-tour rules for his Roundhouse gig on Saturday (Sept 8), so make sure you check them before turning up. Support from Lucy Rose.
• Multi-award-winning country singer Lee Ann Womack returns to the UK this month to play Union Chapel tomorrow (Friday). She will be joined by special guest Charlie Worsham.
• Japanese rock-metal band Esprit d’Air play Boston Music Room on Sept 12.
• Notable gigs this week: Puppy, Borderline (Sept 12); The Pharcyde, Koko (Sept 13).