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Blueblut  -  Sun Nov 02, 2014  |  08:00 pm
Admission £ 8.00 ( £ 6.00 concessions)
WHEN drummer Mark Holub, leader of the wonderful Led Bib, moved to Austria in 2013, we thought we might not hear from him again, but it didn't take long for him to contact us about his new and even more extraordinary group Blueblut.

In this trio he links up with guitarist Chris Janka, who also builds flying machines and musical automata (he has been described as "a Viennese Caractacus Potts"), and with probably the world's finest improvising theremin player Pamelia Kurstin (whose CV includes work with such notables as Yoko Ono and David Byrne). Reviewing their debut album 'Hurts So Gut', French blogger monsieurdelire wrote "It's not what you expect", and he's absolutely right. Having trained as a bass player, Pamelia Kurstin eschews the aetherial sounds generally associated with the theremin in favour of a fierce and funky attack which complements Holub's full-on drumming and underpin's Janka's fragmented guitar lines, producing an overall sound that has been compared to "Captain Beefheart with Jimi Hendrix joining in".

But actually comparisons are pretty meaningless with this group, in which imagination and entertainment combine to utterly distinctive effect - improv meets rock meets rampaging robots! They come to the Bridge as part of their first ever UK tour, and we've absolutely no doubt that the audience is in for a rare, if unpredictable, treat.

This gig is a co-promotion with Splinter.