Imagine if the world was almost destroyed and there were just a few survivors left. With the goal of building a new positive world from the wreckage of the past, what sort of music would surviving musicians make?
After the Flood is a conceptual instrumental band hailing from Liverpool, UK featuring guitarist/composers Neil Campbell (Bulbs/Neil Campbell Collective) and Marty Snape (Mighty Zeb/Bulbs), along with Roger Gardiner (Dead Poppies) on Overwater bass and Norwegian ace Viktor Nordberg (Viktor Nordberg Trio) on drums.
The band creates a pan-global music where each musician is an equal part of the whole, drawing on minimalism, folk music, progressive rock, African, Indian and other indigenous musical styles.
After the Flood will perform an extended set of original music drawn from their eponymous 2018 debut album alongside newer tracks and pieces from Neil Campbell’s 2021 album The Great Escape.
[On After the Flood]:
“Imagine Paul Simon’s Graceland having a musical baby with Yes’s Fragile“ – Amy Chidlow, GetIntoThis
“hypnotic grooves drawn from every corner of the globe” – The Musician
“Close your eyes and you can see and feel the dancing and celebration this music would create.” – Steven Reid, Sea of Tranquility
[On Neil Campbell]:
“Music of serious quality and distinction” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“The best guitar playing I have heard for a long, long time”– Victor Wooten, bass player
“An outstanding guitarist whose originality of thought makes him far more than just another gifted purveyor of finger acrobatics”– Classical Guitar Magazine
An opening set will be provided by Irish vocalist and composer Úna Quinn, whose debut album Inside Out is a startling and brave statement on the increasing injustices of the modern world. Inspired by the confusion and frustrations fostered by an often deceptive media, and the intentional contradictions of changing political structures, the texture of Inside Out is a vibrant mix of instrumental, electronic and experimental music, anchored by Quinn’s unmistakable voice. In this set she will be accompanied on guitar by artistic collaborator Neil Campbell.
[On Úna Quinn]:
“Outstanding” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
★★★★★ “Quinn’s vision is atmospheric, even sombre, but its theatricality and eclecticism are adventurous and engaging.” – Michal Boncza, Morning Star
“Quinn’s debut album is a truly fascinating listen, well worthy of soundtracking your lazy summer afternoons.” – Max Richardson, Get into this
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