Sweet Baboo and Martin Heslop Ė Donít Miss Them
By Rebecca Little
Wednesday 06 Apr 2011 11:05:00
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The gentle genius that is Sweet Baboo hits Teesside this weekend and collides with northern singer songwriter extraordinaire, Martin Heslop at the Waiting Room this Sunday. Don’t miss it!


10.04.11 / Sweet Baboo plus Martin Heslop – Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe


Sweet Baboo. Northwalian born, now Cardiff based cult solo artist Sweet Baboo a.k.a Stephen Black, has been quietly building a reputation with his darkly comical brand of bittersweet, acoustic alt country. A key member of the Welsh music scene, he has made many appearances on record and in the live bands of artists such as Cate Le Bon, El Goodo, Richard James, Spencer McGarry Season and Euros Childs.


A shared musicality with Childs (the ex-Gorky's Zygotic Mynci frontman) led to Black co-producing Child's latest LP, 'Son of Euro Child'. He has drawn admiring glances from everyone from Marc Riley and Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6) to Daniel Johnston who asked him to back him up on the Cardiff leg of his European tour.


After a series of self released homemade EPs and appearances on various compilation albums, Sweet Baboo released two full length albums on his own Businessman Records. 'The Mighty Baboo' (2008) and 'Hello Wave' (2009). His most recent and ambitious recording being I'm a Dancer/Songs About Sleeping' was released last summer.


Martin Heslop. Playing as a duo in a new setup, this gig will bring together Martin’s dark stories and haunted melodies with Claude’s prowling double bass and howling clarinet. Influenced by the words and noises from Woody Guthrie to Kurt Weill, bebop to free jazz, they come from different ends of the chromatic scale to meet on this stage. Martin recently played a storming Sunday night performance at the Crown, Middlesbrough that has been talked about ever since.


Doors 7pm / Tickets £6

The Waiting Room Vegeterian Restaurant

9 Station Road, Eaglescliffe

Stockton on Tees


01642 780465

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