About The Music : Thursday 29 February 2024

20th February 2024



With the annual Bristol Hi-Fi Show being held over the coming weekend, we have taken the inspiration for our next About The Music evening from the largest hi-fi show in the UK.

As a result we are featuring two complete albums, both classics in their own right but have both been synonymous with defining the "trip-hop" genre & the "Bristol Sound" music scene since their release during the 1990's.

Firstly, we will be featuring Portishead's Dummy. Released in 1994, this was the band's debut album and won the Mercury Music Prize the following year. Whilst the band moved away from the emerging "trip-hop" genre for their subsequent albums, Dummy remains one of the key albums in defining the genre, and the "Bristol Sound" as a result. The album won numerous accolades and remains an influential release for many other artists.

We will then be featuring Mezzanine, the third album released in 1998 by Massive Attack. With its distinctive "stag beetle" cover it features various guest vocalists, including the haunting voice of The Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser. The album reached Number 1 in the UK charts and demonstrates how urban music can become "mainstream" without losing its true identity.

Both albums will be played in their entirety, so we will be enjoying nearly 2 hours of music. As a result, we will be starting promptly @ 7pm.

As always, places are strictly limited to ensure that everyone has a seat. If you would like to attend, we would be grateful if you could either click on this "Book My Place" link or call us on 01362-820800 to reserve your place/s. **

We will then email to confirm your place/s on Monday 26th February to allow sufficient time for everyone to respond. As is so often the case with our About The Music evenings, we expect this evening to be popular, so please don't delay in replying if you do wish to attend.

Light refreshments will, as always, be provided.

We look forward to hearing from you.

** Please note that, with limited spaces available and our wish to allow each & every one of our customers a chance to attend these events, we will give priority to those wishing to attend who did not come along to our previous About The Music event unless numbers allow. We will also run a "reserves" list should any spaces become available nearer the day of the event.



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