Showcasing the best of the Jersey music scene with music, gig listings and more.
Jersey Live organisers have confirmed that there are just a quarter of festival tickets left with two weeks to go until the event.
Jersey Live organisers have confirmed that there are just a quarter of festival tickets left with two weeks to go until the event.Tickets are available from the Jersey Telecom shop in King Street, St Helier and from the Jersey Live website.
Headliners include Madness, Plan B, Zane Lowe and Mr Oizo. Also watch out for Wretch 32, Ed Sheeran and Maverick Sabre.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank will be bringing his live scoring of the 1933 classic King Kong to the Branchage film festival in Jersey in September.
He originally created the score for a BBC Four special over Christmas in 2008 with a tracklisting spanning music from electronica, classic rock and dubstep.
At the time Rob da Bank said: "I asked the BBC if I could do an alternative soundtrack for any of the films going out over Christmas and, lo and behold, the 1933 version of King Kong was up for a spruce-up!
"So I’ve been busy digging through my record library and trying to take things from a different angle. Being such a great film it has made it a lot of fun to do.
"My soundtrack takes in everything from dubstep to rock and lots of electronica and weird beats. I hope people enjoy it!"
Chris Bell, Event Organiser: “This event is just a perfect fit for Branchage. King Kong is undeniably one of the most important movies ever made and its influence can be seen in so many modern blockbuster films.
"It’s incredible enough as it is but we’re delighted to be welcome Mr Da Bank to give it a modern twist with his alternative soundtrack, making this an even more special event.
"It’s a carefully thought-out selection of music and is going to sound fantastic through Cineworld’s soundsystem. Rob has put so much into British music over the last decade or so, so it’s a real privilege to have him at Branchage.”
Thanks to Jersey Arts Trust and IQ Apple Store, Club Kamikaze from Chris Bell will be back in April.
The event, at the Live Lounge on Saturday 10 April will see DJ Men in Masks, alter ego of funnyman Jeff Leach and Jersey born Wizard and the Frog play.
DJ Men in Masks is the alter-ego of presenter and comedian Jeff Leach, best known for BBC 1s The Surgery and presenting Big Brothers Big Mouth for E4.
Expect electro-indie mashups, grime, dubstep, breaks and more.
He’s played The Skins live tour, Glastonbury and Bestival.
It’s going to be a night for costume as he is famed for his Mexican wrestling masks and outrage shows.
Then we have the Wizard and the Frog - Jersey’s own Elvis J Healey was once a mainstay of the island sscene but now plying his trade in London.
He has toured around Europe with electro-metal act Robot Ninja Dinosaurs and is playing in the island for the first time in 2010.
There will be fancy dress and dancing.
Kamikazes own resident cabaret hip hop mask wearing superstar, Midnight Expresso will also be performing on the night along with The Mulberry’s - a summery, poppy indie outfit.
And not forgetting the Kamikaze DJs with rock n roll numbers , disco, hjouse and more throughout the night.
It will cost you £6 to get in and its on Saturday 10 April from 9pm - 2am at the Live Lounge in James Street.
More about Club Kamikaze can be found on Facebook.
Here’s another live track recorded at the Big Tease at Jersey Live 2009. It’s by Banquet and is called When I Grow Up.
The song was recorded for BBC Jersey Introducing. Photo taken at an Asylum gig at the Live Lounge by Ryan Morrison.
You can find out more about Banquet by going to their MySpace profile.
You can also download an mp3 of When I Grow Up by Banquet.
Here’s a list of gigs coming up over the next couple of weeks in Jersey.
Friday 19 March
Kevin Pallot and the Pinnacles are playing a mix of originals and covers at Thelma’s Show Lounge on Friday 19 March from 9pm. It’s £3 to get in.
Saturday 20 March
Felix Martin from Hot Chip will be doing a DJ set for Theology at the Splash on 20 March 2010. Tickets are £12 from White Label, The Splash and Carob.
Sunday 21 March
World renowned guitarist, Andy McKee is coming to Jersey’s Arts Centre thanks to Cowshed Promotions. He will be playing on 21 March from 19.30 with support from Guernsey’s Jamie Fallaize.
Friday 26 March
Buck Brothers, Hold Your Fire, Pirate Video Company, Whitechapel Murders, Grind and Clockwork Sodomy will be playing at the Live Lounge on Friday 26th March.
It’s go ahead for punk in this double barrell gig with an under 18s event first then over 18s straight afterwards.
Entry is £3 for under 18s and £4 for over 18s at the Live Lounge in James Street.
Saturday 27 March
On Saturday 27 March it’s the Bean Crock at the Jersey Opera House with a selection of the islands best home grown talent playing on one of its most prestigious stages.
Isaac Evans, Jersey Bob, Kevin Pallot, The Freewheelers, Steph Manns, Vinney Jones, Ali Moffat and more will be playing.
Entry is £10 at the Jersey Opera House in St Helier from 8pm on 27 March.
If you’ve got a gig coming up we’ve missed just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.