The Bees, Live at The Brudenell

Sat Mar 02 2024 at 07:30 pm

Brudenell Social Club | Leeds

Brudenell Social Club
Publisher/HostBrudenell Social Club
The Bees, Live at The Brudenell
SJM Presents...
The Bees
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02.03.2024 | £22.50 ADVANCE (stbf) | Doors 19:30
When we were writing Sunshine Hit Me, it would have been difficult for us to think that twenty plus years later, we would get to celebrate it once again. An album underlined inherently with themes of fighting; the winning and the losing, the glory and the bruising, of taking it to the bell and still standing strong.
We took our inspiration from multiply genres and pioneering artists. Jamaican roots, Brazilian Tropicalia, Afrobeat, James Bond soundtracks, sun drenched soul, psychedelia and under the stars around the campfire folk music. There’s no question that the golden periods of the 1960’s and early 1970’s informed our sound. Globally blending, Sunshine Hit Me is the mixtape that reflected all our treasured finds.
While the shore gentle lapped in and out - we didn’t notice the tides, we had made a space so innocent to create in, that the music was just allowed to happen. Our friends, families, and the circles we spent time in all truthfully shaped this record. Equally exploring the styles of producers, engineers and studio techniques sculptured the sonics and the sound. Lyrically it was always about clear positive expression. You’ve got to project to collect.
But let’s not forget, that this record was recorded and produced in a shed(!) in a valley that runs from the side of the downs on the Isle of Wight. If you let them, there would be cows who would pop their heads in the window. It was a joy, a period of two blissful years at the turn of the century. It’s timeless and it’s ever so grateful. The sun always shone and now we are delighted that this record has been reissued. Enjoy!
The Bees, 2023

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Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queens Road,Leeds, United Kingdom


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