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New Dates and Red Snapper, Ben Osborne, H E Ross broadcasts

by on Sep.30, 2020, under Events

Noise of Art and Red Snapper are busy editing the audio and video footage of our sell out gig at Woodbridge Festival‘s Riverside Theatre programme last weekend (pictured). We will broadcast the show over the next 14 days (details to come) and will be back with the Festival at the Riverside in early November.

Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne was interviewed on BBC Radio about the work of Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music, a festival run by the community that raises funds for the arts and creative education. The interview also discusses the work that cultural organisations such as the Arts Council England, Music Venues Trust and Musician’s Union have been doing supporting culture during the pandemic. You can hear the interview HERE.

On the same weekend we also joined a COVID regulated afternoon session at The Turk’s Head, a countryside pub with a large garden on the edge of Woodbridge. Here American poet H.E Ross read his new poem ‘Benjamin Franklin, the Lady and a Runaway Enslaved Boy Named King’.

This was the first ever reading of the poem, which was commissioned by Noise of Art as part of our Black Montmartre project. It explores the life of an enslaved boy, owned by Benjamin Franklyn, called King;  who ran away and found freedom in Suffolk, England, and the high seas.

Poet and marine historian, H E Ross, was born in San Francisco where he became a disciple of the beat poets and hung out with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, San Francisco’s Poet Laureate. He joined the marines and became an anti Vietnam war campaigner, was in Haight Ashbury at the birth of the hippie movement, campaigned for civil rights, started the Black Maritime History and Heritage movement and ran away to sea, eventually taking up moorings in Suffolk. Here he wrote and researched his poem.

We will present the poem in recorded and written form during Black History Month, on our new website, which is launching soon.



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NOA Woodbridge Festival Part Four – Red Snapper ft. Tim Hutton & DJ Ben Osborne

by on Sep.16, 2020, under clubs, Events

Influential Club Jazz pioneers Red Snapper will appear live at the Riverside, Woodbridge, on Monday 21st September for Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music.

The event is being filmed in front of a socially distanced audience for premier broadcast on the festival’s website in late September/ early October.

Red Snapper will be releasing long awaited new material this year, with new track Truth (currently getting supportfrom BBC6 Music) being the first of three new singles, while an album will be released in 2021. Best known for their unique and dramatic sound and passionate live performances, Red Snapper embrace dark funk, hip-hop, dub, psychedelic surf and afro-jazz. Their track Spikey has been featured on El Camino, the recently released Netflix Breaking Bad film directed by Vince Gilligan.

Originally formed in 1994, they’ve toured globally and supported acts such as Massive Attack, Bjork, The Prodigy, De La Soul and The Fugees. They have a reputation for innovative and expansive remixes – reworking tunes by Trouble Funk, Garbage, Lamb and Edwyn Collins, amongst others.

“Red Snapper have been knocked considerably by the stranglehold the COVID outbreak has taken on all live outings.,” says band co-founder Ali Friend. “So it’s with immense gratitude we’e accepted an offer to play at The WOODBRIDGE FESTIVAL in Suffolk, our first live show for many months and a place we enjoyed playing a few years ago. We look forward to playing new material from our forthcoming album, and being part of this innovative festival.”

Woodbridge Festival programme director and Noise if Art DJ Ben Osborne, says: “We’re excited to be hosting Red Snapper in Woodbridge under COVID safe conditions. Snapper first caused a stir when Andrew Weatherall stepped-up to mix their debut single and are masssively popular with Woodbridge’s discerning crowd. They’ve made a massive and unique contribution to UK music and influenced acts worldwide. They’re forefathers to the current crop of British jazz acts bringing virtuoso musicianship into clubs around the world, and are one of the most exciting live acts in soul and dance.”

The unique show in Woodbridge will see them perform a one-off collaboration with multi instrumentalist Tim Hutton, whose credits include work with acts such as Afrika Bambaataa, Groove Armada, Bat For Lashes, Plaid, Amy Winehouse, Professor Green, Mike Skinner and many more.

Limited tickets will be available from Eventbrite, The Riverside and via and the performance will be broadcast from the site on Sunday 27 September. The online event is also raising funds for the Save Our Venues Campaign, nationally co-ordinated by Musicians Union and Music Venues Trust.

Anyone who has had any symptoms of COVID-19, such as a new persistent cough or high temperature or loss/ change of taste, in the last two weeks must not attend the event.

The event is supported using public funds by the Arts Council England.

Date: 6.30 pm, 21 September, 2020

Acts: Red Snapper, DJ Ben Osborne

Venue: The Riverside, Quayside, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK IP12 1BH

Tickets from : £10

Times to be confirmed

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