Success breeds success, but hard work plays its part too. This week we’re catching up with two of the hardest-working artists we’ve come across at Angry Baby. It’s fantastic to see them getting the success they deserve too.
We first came across Louis Barabbas just as his band, The Bedlam Six, released their final album. Read our review here. Although the band plays no more, Louis is going from strength to creative strength, combining his love of the classics with attention to contemporary political intrigue to create an epic, 31-track, feminist-oriented, double album. How else could a musician of Louis’s calibre express his art than through the medium of musical theatre? Jocasta: A Musical Tragedy is both a complete orchestration and a work in progress as Louis and his soundtrack seek full theatrical production. And, if it ever gets made (and please let it get made!), it promises to be quite a show.
Read a review of the complete work here, and take a look at Louis’ amazing theatrical nastiness in the video for – possibly my favourite song from the musical – “Pulling The Strings”
Angry Baby favourite, Albert Man, has appeared on our pages with reviews of his albums Cheap Suit and Nothing Of Nothing Much, so we were delighted to hear that a live album is in the works. Albert Man: Live At St Pancras Old Church was recorded at the launch of Nothing Of Nothing Much and features music from both albums, along with brand new track “Groundhog Day”.
With so many artists reliant on studio magic, not to mention the expertise of armies of session musicians and producers to achieve their sounds, its good to find a someone who can recreate their work live. Proving that he is both an exceptional songwriter and a consummate musician, Albert Man’s live performance cements his reputation as a 21st Century Billy Joel.
Albert Man Live At St Pancras Old Church is released on 19th May – pre-order your copy here while reliving the performance in the video below, :
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