Space Dolphin presents a night of beats, bars and bands monthly at the Old Red Bus Station. Born from a mutual love of groove and improvisation, More Than Soul hosts a plethora of local talent playing a variety of Hip Hop, Soul and Jazz. The house band also encourage musicians and MC's alike to join in and jam out with them throughout the night with improvised jams and poetry slams.
The night also includes live art provided by @jaypeeart in which he creates a piece of art each month and paints his 1M x 1M works which are completed during the event and auctioned off to the highest bidder.
08:00PM / James Ewan Tait
James Ewan Tait is a weirdo crooner and noise enthusiast from North Yorkshire who lives and works in Sheffield. James is noted for his deep, distinctive voice, soulful songwriting and emotive performances. James's debut EP, Everything, Loads, All the Time, Forever, was released on his Pigeon Hands label last year, marked by a sold out release show at Regather and highly favourable review in Now Then magazine. James is currently in the process of writing and recording his second EP; a live video for new track, Lime Grove, was premiered by For The Rabbits earlier this year.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2YopdTOkO8
Listen to the EP here: https://jamesewantait.bandcamp.com/
09:00PM / Komino
10:00PM / Nii Adu-Aryee
Nii is a Leeds based pop singer-songwriter, originally from London. Influenced by the likes of John Mayer, HAIM and Frank Ocean,His style mixes catchy hooks with R&B melody and bold guitar playing.
10:50PM / Jaypee Art Auction
11:00PM / Space Dolphin Presents - Journey In Satchidananda
This month, Space Dolphin perform a hip hop rendition of Alice Coltrane's 'Journey In Satchidananda'. Expect some hip harp, modal beats and plenty of tamboura as we sample this record and re-perform it live as an open cypher session. All MC's are welcome.
Hip Hop Improv outfit from Leeds UK.
A hip hop, jazzy jam experience, Space Dolphin aims to bring people together through the love of live music. Born from a mutual love of groove and improvisation, Space Dolphin have been playing up and down the U.K., collaborating with a plethora of talented musicians and MC's expanding their sound, ensuring each performance is as unique and bespoke as the tastes of each collaborative member.
2017 has seen Space Dolphin perform with the likes of Fold for the launch of their new E.P. 'Written In The Sky' and the likes of Motormouf, and Phenician Gold with their monthly hip hop nights 'More Than Soul' and 'Beats & Bars' hosted between Nottingham and Leeds. Space Dolphin will be performing with Dr. Syntax and Pete Cannon in February, and March will see them supporting Rye Shabby at Rough Trade in Nottingham.
Space Dolphin have been busy recording and working and are excited to announce their debut E.P. Hikikomori 引きこもり, which has been released through their label Mind Space Records. Have a listen here -