Developing cultural exchange with Italian Musicians
We have been working with UK band Jackdaw with Crowbar on a cultural exchange with fellow musicians from Treviso, near Venice in northern Italy. The project started in Brussels in 2011 – the group met members of Italian band Father Murphy when they shared the stage whilst on a tour with The Ex in Belgium and Holland. They soon realised that they had a lot in common musically, and agreed to set up an exchange programme.
So far we have set up a performance for Father Murphy in the Crypt of St Mary’s Warwick, and a further show in Edinburgh. The Italians responded by setting up a tour of Italy for the UK band, which took place in October 2011.
The next part of the exchange will take place on Tuesday 24th April at St Patricks Irish Club, off Adelaide Road Leamington. The concert features Grimoon, from near Treviso. Accompanying them on stage will be Jackdaw with Crowbar, General Theory of Dub and local young duo The Rosenburg Appeal.
Grimoon are also appearing in Bristol, London and Leeds.