Showcasing the best of the Jersey music scene with music, gig listings and more.

This site uses a version of theCatching Elephant theme by Andy Taylor and adapted by Ryan Morrison.

 

Jersey Live tickets

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.

Rob da King Kong in Jersey

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.”

I spoke to Paul Weller backstage at the Jersey Live festival about songwriting, changing music scene and the acts he enjoys.

Ryan Morrison spoke to We Have Band backstage at the Jersey Live music festival in September 2010.

Audio Bullys are among the acts playing the MASS festival on Sunday 4 April.
This photo was taken by Ryan Morrison for BBC Jersey at the Jersey Live festival in 2007.
You can find out more on the MASS festival website. 
Audio Bullys (via bbcjersey)

Audio Bullys are among the acts playing the MASS festival on Sunday 4 April.

This photo was taken by Ryan Morrison for BBC Jersey at the Jersey Live festival in 2007.

You can find out more on the MASS festival website

Audio Bullys (via bbcjersey)

Men in masks and a Wizard

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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.

BBC 6music Funk and Soul show presenter and Red Dwarf actor Craig Charles was at Jersey Live 2009.

BBC Jersey Introducing’s Ryan Morrison grabbed him back stage and asked for his advice for new bands starting out.

I really want a hat like that.

Craig Charles shares advice for bands (via bbcjersey)

Watch Jersey’s own Brave Yesterday playing on the Main Stage at the 2009 Jersey Live music festival.

They’re playing We Own the Night.

The band have four gigs coming up in May and June - two in Jersey and two in Guernsey.

You can get their EP and album on all good download stores including eMusic, iTunes and Amazon.

All details at Brave Yesterday on MySpace Music.

Loving Savaged from Marvel

Point your mouse at the link above and head to the MySpace home of Jersey’s wandering electro rocksters Marvel and listen to their latest offering - Savaged.

And while you’re on the page click one down and hear the first remix of a Marvel tune by LS Mitchell. 

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Banquet at Asylum

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.

Buck Brothers album on pre-order

The new album from ‘almost completely’ Jersey band, The Buck Brothers is now available to pre-order from Play.com.

The album, We Are Merely Filters is due for release on 5 April 2010 and at time of writing was number 54 in the Play Pre Order chart.

It will cost you £8.95 for the CD or £6.59 for the download and this is the first full album for the Jersey dominated line-up.

You can buy, download and review the Bucks new album on Play.com or visit their new website.

Gigs this weekend

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.

Tell us

If you’ve got a gig coming up we’ve missed just e-mail jerseymusic@gmail.com.

MASS on Last.fm

Mass festival posterOrganisers of the MASS Electronic Music Festival have created a Last.fm profile to pull together tracks from some of the acts playing the event.

Sunday 4 April will see the launch of the first MASS festival at Fort Regent, St Helier with a number of top electronic acts coming together to play.

Acts include Audio Bullys, Nero, Fuzzbox, Example, Dirtyphonics, Pendulum and more.

Tickets are £32 and you can get them from the MASS festival website.

New video and style from Jersey fusion band - Benny the Moth. 

Love the psychedelic styling in the video and the edgier new sound.

BENNY THE MOTH Walk This Way (via tkrad90)

Here is a photo of the Lloyd Yates Band taken during their set in the Big Tease tent at the Jersey Live festival in 2009.
The photo was taken for BBC Jersey Introducing.
Lloyd Yates in the Big Tease (via bbcjersey)

Here is a photo of the Lloyd Yates Band taken during their set in the Big Tease tent at the Jersey Live festival in 2009.

The photo was taken for BBC Jersey Introducing.

Lloyd Yates in the Big Tease (via bbcjersey)