Lockdown Live Lounge: The Jubilee Stompers & Bye Louis

Lockdown Live Lounge returns with two more concerts from one home to another! We may still be (2 metres) apart, but now more than ever we need to connect with our online communities to bring us together. We hope to do just that this week, with some more fresh talent from around the globe.

Lockdown Live Lounge invites our favourite artists, local and afar, to live-stream a mini gig from their homes. Every Monday and Thursday at 2pm give your ears and eyes a little hug from the freshest talent across the UK. An intimate experience direct from living room to living room, we invite you to sink into our ‘Lockdown Live Lounge’, but from the comfort of your own home. You don’t even have to get dressed to go out!

This week, local five-piece The Jubilee Stompers step up to the plate! We’re big fans of this catchy outfit after seeing them play at Krewe Liverpool in Sefton Park’s Palm House, amongst residencies at The Grapes, The Caledonia and more.

Brought together by their mutual love and fascination of early jazz music, this is not just any jazz but old standards played with impressive technique and much gusto! What started as an exploration of the arrangements of the great Duke Ellington, quickly expanded to include many of the classic ensembles of the early 1900s, such as Fletcher Henderson, Bix Beiderbecke, Original Dixieland Band and the spirituals of the depression era.

Join Parabhen on double bass and vocals, Lucy on drums and vocals, Charlie on guitar, Martin on trumpet and Nick on reeds for a unique performance from their home to yours!

We’re staying by the Mersey for our second act of the week, Emotion Wave comrade and captivating story-teller, Bye Louis!

Originally the solo project of Kieran Callanan, Bye Louis is a group of Liverpool-based artists making music that explores relationships, politics, tedium, mental health and animal rights. BBC Introducing’s Dave Monks has compared the band’s sound to Damon Albarn’s post-Blur output, while Bido Lito have described the project as ‘dream hop through a pastoral hue’.

Bye Louis’ first performance was at an Emotion Wave night in early 2018, where sub-bass provided the foundations for songs sung through a haze of tape delay and reverb. This gig eventually led to 2019’s The Same Boy mini-album, put out through the Emotion Wave label. On this record, electronica roots mix with field recordings and clean guitar tones.

This year’s ‘A Different Boy remix collection aims to allow the meanings and stories behind these songs to drift outwards, transforming through layers of re-interpretation. It culminates in Between The Walls’, a stunning video response created by choreographer Alice Lapworth.

Join us on our Facebook page for The Jubilee Stompers on Monday 10th August, 2pm and for Bye Louis on Thursday 13th August, 2pm.