Tag: Komedia

1 April 2019

Live Review: Nubya Garcia at Komedia

Nubya Garcia Komedia, Brighton Tuesday 5th March 2019 Outside, a mildly dreary February, inside it’s a rammed sweatbox. Plenty of people make it out for the openers Yadasofi, who do a grand job of executing a bunch of tight, neat harmonic ideas, louche solos and giving off a real sense of exploration. Particularly enjoyable for […]

1 December 2018

Live Review: Sons of Kemet at Komedia

Sons of Kemet Komedia, Brighton Tuesday 30th October, 2018   There is already a sense of excitement in the air as opener Vels Trio’s drummer Dougal Taylor brings their set of elegantly hip Hancock-esque minimal fusion to a simmering boil. This gig in the low-ceilinged Komedia basement sold out long ago – evidence of a […]

1 April 2018

Live Review: Zara McFarlane at The Komedia

Zara McFarlane The Komedia, Brighton  Saturday 28th March, 2018        The night outside may be freezing but there’s already a decent sized crowd gathered under the Komedia’s notoriously low ceiling and support act Thabo is doing his utmost to warm them up. He gives a lesson in effortless charisma, and despite appearing with just […]

1 February 2018

Zara McFarlane Interview

Vocalist and composer Zara McFarlane spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson about taking her new album on the road.   You recorded your third album Arise last year, tell us about the concept of the album.     “At first, I wanted to explore more rhythmical elements from Jamaica and the Caribbean at first. I knew I wanted […]

1 August 2016

Live Review: Victor Wooten @ The Komedia reviewed by Eddie Myer

Victor Wooten The Komedia, Brighton Tuesday 5th July 2016       A queue stretching down the street outside the venue showed that Stanley Clarke’s appearance at Love Supreme Festival on the preceding Saturday night had whetted rather than blunted local appetites for fusion bass wizardry.  Victor Wooten got straight down to business, taking to the […]

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