Hebden Bridge – Nelsons – Johnny Powell & The Big Sad Face of Infinity – Sunday 27th November 2011

Well, here it comes!…

The debut live offering of ‘Johnny Powell and the Big Sad Face of Infinity’ and YOU are invited.

Live at Nelson’s Wine Bar, Hebden Bridge – Sunday the 27th of November.


Here’s the word on the street:

– New material.
– New band… including the fantastical talents of Paul Mill and Ian Hinton-Smith.
– Lovely intimate venue with nice peoples, real ales, wine etc.
– Lots of instruments, no space, bugs to iron out, lots of potential sound problems.
– Plus the fantastic WAS IST DAS? Soundsystem will be spinning some lovely vinyl with a DJ set after the gig… and possibly before too.

And if you still need to read reviews after that mouthwatering opener:

1970 Company:

“It’s the sound of a world-weary detachment of both acceptance and confusion tempered with restraint. The Broken Leg Sessions is Definitely something for fans of the musical doodlings of Will Oldham, Joanna Newsom and a hint of Sparklehorse.”

BBC Radio Introducing:

“Exciting times lay ahead for Johnny Powell and co.”

24-7 Magazine:

“Johnny Powell’s new solo venture is a harrowing, ethereal creature that swims in delicate voices, folky reflection, minimalist electronica and incidental found sounds – like an even lonelier Devendra Banhart. Interesting and affecting”

Manchester Music/Piccadilly Records:

“This EP gets more interesting as it unravels, the cold reverb giving way to a temperate ebb of sparse electronica, embellished with creaky fireside singing”.

….So, you coming?

Official Website:


WAS IST DAS? official site: http://wasistdas.co.uk/

Thanks to Alice Mill for Poster Design and Alice Carfrae for poster photography!

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