Dialogues Festival and fiennes.org are very proud to present our first night of live music in the new Bongo Club, with THE GEORDIE APPROACH (Chris Sharkey, Petter Frost Fadnes & Ståle Birkeland) and HERSCHEL 36 (Paul Harrison & Stuart Brown) providing the the audio delights.
THE GEORDIE APPROACH released their debut album “Why Eye” on Simon Fell’s French label Bruce’s Fingers back in 2008, and just released their second album “Inatween” on the same label. “Why Eye” generated great reviews in both Norway and The UK, as well as several other corners of the world. This is what critic Tor Hammerø writes in Jazznytt: “The music is experimental and gets its inspiration from a range of sources – both acoustic and electric – both rock, jazz and noise... I have some small doubts about the suitability of THE GEORDIE APPROACH as a warm-up band in St. James ́ Park. Nevertheless: this is tough, original and different.” In Jazzwise the band is curiously depicted as “a little like Scorch Trio and Supersilent playing dance tunes for brain-damaged ravers...Call it noise-funk if you like.” Critic Eyal Hareuveni wrote on allaboutjazz.com that “the players pursue their incessant and tribal-metallic drumming, funky guitar acrobatics with heavy doses of distortion, and inspired noisy ambient-grooves; but all sounding as though converging organically into one close musical sphere...Original and daring.”
"Avantronica” duo HERSCHEL 36 thrive on pure improvisation, drawing on their jazz instincts but revelling instead in a world of glitchy electronica, break beats and noisy soundscapes. Each performance is a journey in the dark with no preconceived material, bringing together the drum skills of Stuart Brown and keyboard talents of Paul Harrison to create organically evolving sonic nebulae of spiralling analog colours, jazz rhythms and heaving atonal harmonies.