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Event Schedule

Head Out, Not Home Event Schedule

Head out, Not Home this summer and enjoy free entertainment in Norwich city centre.  Norwich will once again come alive with a burst of music and entertainment every Thursday evening for 9 weeks (4 July - 29 August) from 16:40 - 20:00.

*  Please note the schedule is subject to change and is weather permitting.  We will be adding more details to the schedule over the forthcoming weeks.

Thursday 22 August 2019
16:40, 17:50, 19:00
London Street
Immray
Immray is a hilarious, Hungarian street-clown. His performances feature hysterical interactive, visual comedy, along-side world class acrobatics. 
Immray started his career as an Olympic gymnast at the age of 8 and went on to became a national champion.  At the age of 19 he went on to take part in the Cirque Du Soleil artistic development project.  He has collaborated with numerous dance and circus companies, toured theatre and street festivals throughout Europe. He is a regular performer at the world famous Covent Garden. 
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate 

Ch’Boogie
Ch'boogie are a four-piece band that will be playing swinging grooves with some original compositions. They bring to blues a jazzier flavour, with  swing and jump blues. Definitely downright dancy. 

17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Riverside 

Sonic Youths present Gladboy
Spit-balling into the heart of the Norwich music scene from soon-to-be demolished UEA student digs, junkedelic misfits Gladboy started out as a loud, energetic and assured three-piece who, in less than a year, cemented their place as one of Norwich’s most intriguing upcoming bands, garnering support slots with Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, The Regrettes, Willie J. Healy, Brix & the Extricated and L.A. glam rock provocateurs, Starcrawler.
 
Expanding to a seven-piece through the addition of synth, tambourine, and trombone, the band continued to refine and texture the noise that overwhelmed earlier incarnations and created a buzz centred around camp, theatrical and fun performances that range from blistering cacophonies of noise to gigs that encourage whole audiences to sit down.  ‘This is art-pop – think Bowie, early Talking Heads or Pulp – that veers into psych and dreampop but always has a roughness and bite that gives it an edge” (Outline). 

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman's Walk 
JS and the Lockerbillies
With a collection of cult classics, skulking show stoppers and rocking rollers from the golden age of jive, Josh Locke and his terrific trio are set to bring you a show like no other with full dead ringer sets of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Buddy Holly and more. 
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory's Green
Miserable Man
Miserable Man is a one-man band. A guitar, his voice, old school mouth trumpet and some foot percussions. Miserable Man music is acoustic Pop that blends Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady and Old Jazz. His sound is raw and organic and his live shows energetic and vibrant. 
 Thursday 29 August 2019
16:40, 17:50, 19:00
London Street 
Richard Filby
Richard Filby always puts on a highly impressive street circus show combining his delightful comedy and juggling with Rolla bolla! 
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate 
Lucy Grubb
Lucy Grubb is a singer/songwriter from Norwich blending Modern Americana with Country undertones. "For a young lady from the Flatlands of East Anglia she sure can write and sing a Hill Country Song worthy of Allison Krauss or even Emmylou Harris." Rocking Magpie. 
17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Upper Close Green, Cathedral grounds
(The) Red Dear
(The) Red Dear: siblings Dylan and Izzy, 17 & 15, don't have a TV. Instead, they write and record modern folk music. Acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies form the basis of their music, with a little bit of electric guitar, and some weird stuff: they play acoustic guitars with cello bows, use a 43 string autoharp, and create atmospheric sounds. Formed in early 2016, the duo's first EP 'Demo' resulted in lots of local radio play, and the song 'Paper Dust' received national airplay on BBC Radio 1.
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman's Walk 
Cobbler Bob String Band
Cobbler Bob feature some of the finest acoustic musicians on the local scene coming together to play vibrantly rootsy Americana and bluegrass. With acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and double bass, the group might have a quintessentially traditional instrumental line-up, but are equally as happy riffing on Led Zep, The Beatles and Prince. 
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory's Green 
Maz O’Connor
English singer/songwriter Maz O'Connor has been described by The Guardian as 'one of folk's brightest young talents'. Though she grew up in the wild Lake District of the Romantic Poets, her grandparents hailed from Ireland, and these roots shine though her music. She spent her teenage years singing in folk clubs, studied literature at Cambridge and has settled in East London; these diverse influences work together to make Maz's songwriting something unique. After the release of her acclaimed album 'The Longing Kind' in 2016, Maz has been writing and collaborating extensively, as well as touring the UK and Europe. Known for her captivating stage presence and her stunning voice, Maz is working on her next album to be released in 2019; a collection of darker story songs by an artist just hitting her stride.  
20:00
Open
Les Poules à Colin: Head Out, Not Home finale
Celebrating the conclusion of Head Out, Not Home for 2019, the Festival Finale, will feature the fantastic Québécois folk group, Les Poules À Colin.

Taking their name from a traditional song, Les Poules à Colin are an indie roots band that channels the old medieval ballads and sugarshack dance tunes of Québec. This band of young Francophone musicians was raised on folk music, but their new sound, as heard on their brand new album MOROSE, owes as much to shimmery indie pop as it does to deep tradition. With ethereal vocals that mask biting social commentary and lyrics from old songs, and the slap and thump of French-Canadian foot percussion (think of a grinding beat that lopes like a heartbeat), they've got an entirely fresh sound. Their adaptations of traditional songs from Quebec, Brittany or Louisiana speak eloquently to their generation while retaining the beauty of timeless music. They take the stage with fiddle, guitar, lapsteel, banjo, mandolin, piano, bass and foot percussion, creating a rich and varied backdrop for their inventive arrangements. Singing primarily in French, with a few English songs, Les Poules à Colin reveal a unique and modern perspective on traditional Québec culture.

Hailed for their strong stage presence and demonstrating a contagious pleasure in each and every performance, they are charming audiences and amassing a wealth of impressive experience in a short time. Catch them in Norwich for one of only a few UK dates this summer. What better way to celebrate the end of summer!

The band will do two sets, with the music starting at 8.30pm. Tickets from £8.00 available from Open.

 

 

 

 

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