Preview: Norwich full gig guide June 29-July 5

Prepare for the Bristol sound as another interesting line-up of talent performs at The Bicycle Shop including This Is The Kit the musical project of Kate Stables. Plus: Futures, Futureproof and more.


The Bicycle Shop, July 3

Prepare for the Bristol sound as another interesting line-up of talent performs at The Bicycle Shop in St Benedict's Street. This Is The Kit is the Bristol and Paris-based musical project of Kate Stables. The band first to prominence in 2006 when Rob Da Bank's record label Sunday Best included the track Two Wooden Spoons on their Folk Off compilation alongside tunes by Animal Collective, Tunng and Vashti Bunyan.

That was followed by the band's first full length, Krulle Bol, produced by John Parish and released on the French label Microbe. Their second album Wriggle Out The Restless was released Dreamboat Records.

Live Kate plays banjo, guitar and has a voice of unaffected clarity and is frequently accompanied by her Wild Band creating primal and electric textures onto songs of unpretentious beauty.

Rachael Dadd is a folk musician based in Bristol, England and Tokyo. She has played alongside a wide range of notable UK bands and artists including Laura Marling, Sons of Noel and Adrian. She has regularly collaborated with Kate Stables with whom she performs in the band Whalebone Polly.

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Norwich Arts Centre, July 5

Having recently parted ways with their label Mercury Records and thus delayed the release of their anticipated debut album, Futures finally arrive in Norwich on the back of their new single Karma Satellite.

This gig was originally scheduled for April but the label's repeated delaying of the album led the postponement and eventually led to the break as the band became frustrated with a backlog of unreleased material going back two years.

Formed in 2009, the London four-piece create a mix of alternative rock with pop sensibilities, taking influence from bands such as Death Cab For Cutie and Jimmy Eat World. The band came to major label prominence when they gave away their debut mini album, The Holiday, free of charge.

They recorded with Grammy award-winning producer Gil Norton for that much delayed debut album, which will now appear soon on their own label.

'We recorded our album a year ago and it is yet to surface so we decided to take the matter into our own hands,' said singer-songwriter Ant West. 'We wrote 56 songs but only released two of them, so we decided to leave Mercury and the team there were kind and understanding enough to let us take our album with us.'

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B2, July 1

Electro-pop boy band Futureproof stop off at the B2 as part of a short UK tour.

Despite their music being mastered by the man whose multi-million selling credits include hits from Take That and The Backstreet Boys — the band are keen to show they are a live prospect gutsier their background suggests.

The trio — Jonni Wedge, Kiran Marshall and Charlie Leftwich — have successfully built a strong following by tapping into the YouTube generation and have previously touring schools across the country and supported N-Dubz at London's O2.

The 20-something Londoners caught the eye of influential B-Unique Management in 2010 and subsequently locked themselves away in the studio in Malmo, Sweden of European super-producer Anderz Wrethov.

The collaboration produced immediate results and after catching the eye of Scott Brothman, director of fast-growing UK indie LAB Records.

With all their upcoming tracks mastered by Nigel Heath — the man behind hits from Take That and The Backstreet Boys — as well as Alexander Fielding at Hackenbacker Studios, Futureproof are a band to keep an eye on. Support comes from Bristol dance-pop outfit We Start Partys and Bedfordshire electro-rock band Tonite We're Electric.

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WoW Festival (folk/blues/roots) — Woolsey Bridge Fields

Saigon Kiss + more (thrash/metal/punk) — King Edward VII

Guns N Roses Experience (rock/tribute) — Brickmakers

Acaysha (folk/roots) — Brewery Tap

Red Hot Rockers (rockabilly/blues) — Walnut Tree Shades

To The Last (rock) — The Griffin

Ale Worthy Beats: feat. Mothership Connection (funk/disco) — Rumsey Wells

Soothsayer Promo (metal/rock) — B2

Norwich Folk Club — Christ Church Centre

Doozoot (pop/rock) — Angel Gardens

Pyverotti — Boundary

Ricci — Fiveways

Rumpole — Wensum Community Centre


WoW Festival (folk/blues/roots) — Woolsey Bridge Fields

Ronan Parke + more (pop/teen night) — Epic

The Pure Floyd Show (rock/tribute) — Playhouse

Enraged/Chilied (rock/tribute) — Waterfront Studio

Rawkus + Dirty Tricks (rock) — Brickmakers

Floating Greyhounds (rock) — King Edward VII

Tenderhooks (rock) — Hog In Armour

Midlife Crisis (rock/pop) — Arkwrights

Egypt (rock/blues) — The Leopard

Stolen Earth (prog rock) — B2

She/Sez (rock/pop) — The Heartsease

Honeydripper (rock/blues) — Eaton Cottage

Pure Passion (rock/pop) — Wensum Community Centre

Clive Paul — Keir Hardie Hall

Graham Mcgrotty — Old Catton Maids Head

Pyevarotti — Sprowston Social Club

Shannan — Trowel & Hammer

Johnny Valentine — Heath House

Daaron King — The Nelson

Ricci — Quebec Tavern

Hannah — Robin Hood

PJ — The Windmill


Magstock: feat. Big Red Boat + Bill Downs + more (15 local bands/1pm) — Magdalen Gates Primary School

Triette (French/folk/2.30pm) — Brewery Tap

Lou & The Diamonds (60s/5pm) — Silver Road Cottage

Lee Vasey Big Band (12pm) — Brickmakers

Bill Downs (pop/acoustic/evening) — Dog House


The Monster Ceilidh Band (folk/indie) — Arts Centre

Jazz Jam: feat. Rich Buddie — Walnut Tree Shades

Brickie Sessions (open mic) — Brickmakers


This Is Kit + Rachael Dadd (folk/acoustic) — Bicycle Shop

East Coast Band (blues/rock'n'roll) — Brickmakers

Tim Densham + Trio (jazz) — Rackheath Green Man

Talent Showcase: feat. Eco Steve's Solar Studios — Red Lion


Jack Pout + Ringoevio + more (Americana) — Walnut Tree Shades

Pure Acoustic (open mic) — Brickmakers


Futures (indie) — Arts Centre

Blind Tiger (rock) — Brickmakers

Futureproof + more (electro-pop) — B2

After Hours Band (blues) — Walnut Tree Shades

John Watchham + Mark Howes (blues) — Rackheath Green Man

Ghostriders Western Club: feat. Chris Mezza (country) — TA Centre

Johnny Jump Band (blues/rock) — Rose Tavern

Blues Club: feat. Green Man House Band (blues) — Rackheath Green Man