Backbeat Soundsystem

Brooklyn Bowl London Presents

Backbeat Soundsystem

Passafire

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

£10

This event is 18 and over

EasyStar Records label mates Backbeat Soundsystem and Passafire kick off their UK tour at Brooklyn Bowl.

Backbeat Soundsystem
Backbeat Soundsystem
Backbeat Soundsystem have made a name for themselves on the UK festival and independent venue circuit over the past 4 years through their outstanding and consistent live performances. A band that’s laden with groove, their up-tempo songcraft draws from numerous influences including funk, ska, pop and dub, transcending genre limitations to create an original, affecting sound. The eight-piece brought their live show’s energy to the studio in their debut album, ‘Together Not Apart’, which was released on Easy Star in October 2014 to acclaim by tastemakers such as Reggaeville, Guestlist, Clash and The Pier.
Passafire
Passafire
On Passafire's fifth studio release, Vines, the Savannah, GA based rock outfit continues to progress towards what they feel is their true identity as a band in the reggae rock genre. After starting fresh with several new pieces to the puzzle on their 2011 release, Start From Scratch, they have now teamed up with Easy Star Records (Easy Star All Stars, John Brown's Body, The Green, Cas Haley) for what the band considers their best album yet. "Passafire continues to stretch Easy Star's sound and style," says Lem Oppenheimer, co-founder of the label. "They bring a harder rock edge while still grounding their music in a progressive reggae base. They fit the mold of all of our artists: dedicated, hard working, touring their butts off, and never settling for what people expect of them."

Passafire was formed in 2003 by students attending Savannah College of Art and Design. Throughout the years, they have become a perpetually touring band playing hundreds of shows a year with bands like 311, Rebelution, Pepper, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, The Wailers and many more. Bowne doesn't mind the grueling schedule and adds, "Touring is the best way to keep the buzz about the band going. What keeps it fun and exciting is the people we meet and places we get to see. We are in a new city every day so there's always something to go see or do. If we didn't tour constantly, we wouldn't be doing as well as we are. That's a fact."
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl London
Peninsula Square
London, United Kingdom, SE10 0DX
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/london/

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