the spoken herd

Los Guiris – my New Project

HELLO PEOPLE!!

Its been a long time since I last posted, I have been doing a lot of moving around Barcelona, Joining in jam sessions all over the city and playing with friends in bars. At various jam sessions with Calle Sol and  Manu Chao (who is a resident of Barcelona) I met a really nice guy who plays guitar rumba style along side Manu.

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His name is Oscar ‘el Guiri’ de Barcelona. With a lot of energy and good positive vibes he bounces around Barcelona making music in the streets, tubes, trains and in concerts.  A ‘guiri’ is a person from England in Spain, Oscar living all his life in Catalunya is not actually a ‘guiri’. Using language creatively he uses a lot of English phrases in his songs and just generally. I am an actual ‘guiri’ in Barcelona ‘La Guiri’  (the female version) and so we have joined forces and made our own duo Spectacular called ‘Los Guiris’.

We have performed two concerts and have been recording songs and building up our portfolio as a band. We also have a bass player that can play concerts with us and will slowly progress into a band of more people.

Here is a song we have recorded

We have set up our Youtube channel and are slowly adding tracks to it.. you can find us here Los Guiris Youtube Channel

And here is Oscars personal musical channel … Oscars Youtube Channel

We play a selections of songs and styles from Reggae to Rumba, and also some Flamenco, Gypsy and Ska. Oscar has written a lot of songs so we mainly play his songs, although we have also used some melodies and ideas I have written and turned them into new versions of the songs. One of which is Cool as Apples, here is a version I recorded in london with Giles Leonard 

Ive also played this with The Spoken Herd.  The Los Guiris live version is with me playing the clarinet as the lead instrument.

We also like finding interesting covers such as the family monster theme tune, or Mazel Tov a great well known Jewish ‘good luck’ song.

So thats it for now.. here are some photos and I hope you enjoy seeing what we have coming up.

Oh and dont forget to LIKE us on FACEBOOK!

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Hip hop till you drop!

  We have been working hard preparing for the summer season and the gigs coming up 🙂 come and check out our 12 piece hip hop band in brighton

I will be playing with The Spoken Herd Hip Hop band for three more gigs and then running off to Barcelona for a bit of sunshine and more hip hop vibes with some good friends in Spain. CHECK OUT them out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/SSCsuperspanishcombo

 

SATURDAY 1st  FACEBOOK EVENT

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THURSDAY 6th FACEBOOK EVENT

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FRIDAY 7th FACEBOOK EVENT

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Friday! concorde 2 Spoken Herd and a bundle of Vinnie Rose Footage

Tomorrow! Concorde 2. Spoken Herd on at 1am!

Free!! Before Midnight for People with Names on the FB event page. Dont forget to Like the Spoken Herd 🙂 We are aiming for a New Year 1000 🙂 so Herd on up people and Get down with us and Chester P , Remus and loads more amazing acts …

And with Vinnie Rose …  Check out the Footage from last weeks gig at The Brighton Arts club

Loving this venue!

Im going to leave you with this song. Its as beautiful as the girl who posted it on facebook earlier, Big Ups to Katherine Abbot 🙂

Something i wrote earlier….

Swimming in the seas of bold, swinging in the trees of old,

making memories to be told, and stories that can hold gold.

Moments gone and to come, a journey won and to be sung,

feeling life again just begun, as winter sets in with a new sun“. EH

Upcoming gigs.. back on the road in England

FRIDAY 18TH

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SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER

VINNIE ROSE BAND HEADLINE AT – SURYA – LONDON

IST NOVEMBER CONCORDE 2  ‘THE SPOKEN HERD’ HIP HOP BRIGHTON

Two Gigs in Two cities in One Night

From Recording in Devon to London – playing a gig  in Mayfair with Vinnie Rose

here is a video from a previous gig at The Worlds End:

then from London to Brighton in style! (a Lotus sports car) – to a gig with The Spoken herd

supporting JEHST!

 

We have recordings and live footage!! of this gig and future ones.. coming on THE SPOKEN HERD FACEBOOK … watch that space …