Sat 18 March
Sweet Baboo is the alter ego of North Walian musician and songwriter Stephen Black. His career has spanned over 2 decades and has seen him release 6 albums to date to critical acclaim.
He is currently putting the finishing touches to a new record, his first in over 5 years which will be released in early 2023.
Sweet Baboo has not performed live since End of The Road Festival 2018 but that’s not to say Black hasn’t been busy. Most recently in Jan 2022 releasing and touring his second album as Group Listening entitled ‘Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol 2.’ with pianist Paul Jones.
It’s been a long while and it’s exciting to finally have Sweet Baboo back.
‘Beautifully judged (electronic) psych-pop record that hums with warmth’ Uncut magazine on 2017 Wild Imagination (Moshi Moshi Records)
“With a blend of humility and affection, Stephen Black, [is] a honey-voiced man with a goal of becoming the Harry Nilsson of Snowdonia." The Times on 2015 The Boombox Ballads (Moshi Moshi Records)
Clémentine March is a French singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who characterises herself as “an alt-rock teenager from the 90s” – yet one who studied classical guitar from a young age. In her twenties, she followed her love of Brazilian music by visiting the country itself, where she became immersed in choro, samba and traditional Brazilian genres. Sung in four languages – English, French, Portuguese and Spanish – and influenced by everything from Nirvana to Milton Nascimento, Clémentine’s melodically idiosyncratic and joyfully wild music embodies her nomadic spirit by recognising no musical, linguistic or geographical borders.
Her debut EP Les Etoiles à ma Porte (The Stars at My Doorstep) received critical acclaim from Clash, The Quietus and For The Rabbits among others, and saw her tour extensively in Europe as solo support for feted American indie-rock band Big Thief. Continuing a rich tradition of Anglo-Gallic alternative music from Stereolab to Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains, Clémentine’s debut album Le Continent is, as she puts it, “a farewell chant to my native country… a fantasy of the sum of my musical influences, from Brazil to Young Marble Giants – and beyond. It’s also an open exploration of the world and an account of loss.”
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.