Steve Davis isn't just famous for being the former world snooker champion, he's also gained a growing reputation as a fantastic DJ, playing techno, dance, soul music, and krautrock rareties from his record bag.
The six-time world snooker champion is coming to The Deaf Institute to show off his skills and celebrate the more leftfield genres he enjoys with prolific Iranian musician and composer Kavus Torabi by his side.
Kavus Torabi is an experimental/ psychedelic musician with a long history in the field. He fronts his own band, Knifeworld and plays in Gong, Guapo and was previously a member of the clad Cardiacs.
He runs the boutique record label, Believers Roast, has collaborated with a wide range of left-field artists and co-presents The Interesting Alternative Show with Steve Davis, a show championing new, experimental, avant-garde, far out, underground, electronic, pop, folk, psych, rock and classical music.
Steve Davis was the most successful professional Snooker Player of the 1980's, winning a total of 28 major ranking events including 6 World Championships. In recent years his involvement in snooker has been limited mainly to TV punditry, which has given him far more time to indulge in his musical hobby, namely collecting left field music from around the globe and presenting a weekly Radio show on PhoenixFM with Kavus Torabi. His favourite band is Magma and it was well documented that at the end of the 80's he brought them to London for a series of shows. His musical tastes range from quality 70's Prog, Canterbury and Zeuhl through to modern day Rock in Opposition and Avant-Progressive and now further into left-field electronica and IDM.
An explanation of their live DJ set is hard to narrow down but it is effectively across the board weird and left field Prog Bangers with Quality Electronic and top end Techno slung into the mix!