Bobhowla +// Support – Live at Prohibition Recording Studios
Date and Time:
December 3, 2022 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Prohibition Recording Studios, 24a Arrad Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 7BP, United Kingdom
Total Seats: 45
About The Events
‘Impassioned sound with depth and dancing’ (IAMUR)
Bobhowla released their debut album Everything’s Wrong, But It’s Alright in February 2021. This was maybe not the best timed of launches, though having been originally scheduled for 2020, these songs just needed to out in the world. Produced by Rod Jones (Idlewild) at Post-Electric Studio, the 11 tracks, written by lead singer Howard Doupé, range from the anthemic Million $ Man to the haunting Midnight Fears.
The melodic masterpiece, Sail Down the Water was released as a double A-side with Music Keeps Calling – a track that takes the listener on a white-knuckle, helter-skelter ride – a joyous celebration of the power of music to transform our lives. Jones’ production continually pushed the band to another level – every track on the album leaving something new to discover.
The start of September brings the launch of their first new material this year, Tainted. Produced by Daniel Whitewood (BC Camplight, Nick Ellis, The Shipbuilders) will be released both digitally & on limited squared 7” single.
Live, Bobhowla are a force to be reckoned with; Doupé’s passionate vocals soaring above the mighty rhythm section (Graham Fletcher-Hill – bass / Al McNay – drums) & John Brindle’s crackling guitar solos. This Southport 4-piece are not to be missed.
On the band’s sound, singer/songwriter Howard Doupe says, ‘Bobhowla are your usual 4-piece band, however the blend of indie, folk, and psych make for an unique sound. Lyrically, we’re not shy of hiding away from heartfelt, emotive issues and themes. It’s song writing for those who believe in the art of expression and determination. Wrapped up in slick, catchy melodies, we’re a band to believe in rather than be paraded out.’
After a successful solo performance in October for the Klee Sessions, Howard returns to Prohibition Studios with the rest of the band for a rare acoustic show.
‘So it seems that not a day goes past when another great band/Singers or new songs appear from Liverpool’ (The Rebirth of Cool)
‘The Southport ensemble’s track (Midnight Fears) mixes nostalgia and sobering themes. Using a mixture of folk and indie elements, the song contrasts a charming backing with a frank discussion of facing a long-lasting disability, to create a track that is compellingly intricate.’ (BIDO LITO)
‘Their debut album, Everything’s Wrong, But It’s Alright, came out last year to a great reception, solidifying their position as a band to watch out for.’ (IAMUR)
‘Their Americana is infectious. 1963 would have been written by Bob Seger, except it wasn’t. Full on harmonica and driving grooves. Now, where did I leave that Cadillac?…Own Ghost – a sad, tear making fuck storm of a ballad that should have everyone in the house in bits.’ (P3dro.net)
Photo credit (Lucy McLachlan)
Consider this your chance, as a fan, to come hear the artist you love perform in an intimate, inner-city studio environment and also discover new, similar and fantastic musicians.
This is a unique gig experience that puts you at the heart of the artist’s performance.
A large proportion of the revenue raised from ticket sales is returned to the artists as payment for their talent and musicianship.
Prohibition Recording Studios prides itself in having musical integrity on behalf of ourselves and the artists.
Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No under 18s allowed. Doors open at 18:30 and the show starts at 19:30.
We politely ask all guests to arrive before the start time to ensure performances are not disturbed.
Main Act: Bobhowla
Support Act: Luke John Fenlon
Ticket sales end at 4pm on the day of the event – No tickets will be available on the door unless specified by Prohibition Recording Studios.
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Note: There is limited seating at the venue – to avoid disappointment, please arrive for the event start time, which coincides with the doors opening. There are steps on entry to the building, so we are very sorry, but unfortunately due to restrictions of the building management we cannot offer a ramp for wheelchair users at this time. There may be a small card processing fee, unfortunately Prohibition Recording Studios cannot control this. We absorb all other fees where possible.