From the Albert Hall to Morecambe

More Like Trees. Photo by Andrew Cotterill.
More Like Trees. Photo by Andrew Cotterill.
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It’s not often that Morecambe hosts a gig by a musician whose previous performance was at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

But in July that’s exactly what will happen when More Like Trees perform at the Hothouse in the West End.

The three-piece band who play danceable acoustic music will bring their blend of hip hop, rock and flamenco sound to the More Music venue in what’s likely to be a sell-out gig.

Before that, front man Josh Whitehouse will perform a garage medley at the Royal Albert Hall in a different project he has been working on with Reeps One, the UK’s champion beat boxer who also performed at the Hothouse earlier this year.

At the July gig, Josh and the band will also be promoting their new album Roots, Shoots, and Leaves which was released at the end of May.

The band including Josh’s brother Matt on cajon, a Peruvian percussion instrument, and Lachlan Radford on double bass have a busy year ahead with gigs and festivals, including the Secret Garden Party.

“If you haven’t heard us before and don’t bother to check us out first I don’t think you could necessarily expect what we do at all,” said Josh.

“But if you would like a clue or two, we are all acoustic and have a lasting tendency to finish our gigs with bloody fingers.”

The three-piece’s love of collaborations is reflected in their regular sessions as part of The Local Posse, an improvised set with an ever-changing line up of underground international talent.

The Morecambe event has been organised by More Music as part of their Stages Live events aimed at giving young people an opportunity to either play or listen to top musicians and groups.

This year More Music marks its 20th anniversary in the resort with a host of events to mark the occasion, including July 20 when performers and bands from the past 20 years all get together to play a special reunion gig at the Hothouse. Tickets for the gig at 7pm on Friday, July 5 cost £7 and £5 concessions. To book tickets call 01524 831997.