Dizraeli and The Small Gods Tickets
Dizraeli and the Small Gods Bring Adventurous Sounds, Clever Lyrics
Dizraeli and the Small Gods refuse to fall into easy categories. Calling themselves psychedelic rap, they incorporate a live band that includes viola and double bass to accompany the thought-provoking, smooth-flowing lyrics of Dizraeli. This is a band that you need to see to believe, so grab Dizraeli and The Small Gods tickets now for their upcoming shows. There's nothing quite like hearing electronic samples mixed with drums, beatboxing, and live instruments to make you remember that there are still original musical voices out there.
Dizraeli and the Small Gods are setting out on The Massive Unkempt Rebel tour. They will be hitting cities including Bristol, Guildford, Norwich, Totnes, Swansea, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Camden, and Brighton. Tickets are available now to see them on their upcoming tour, so grab them quickly to catch this unique group live.
The eclectic backgrounds of this band's members are hard to believe. Bellatrix has a degree from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama and also won The World Female Beatbox Champion. DJ Downlow has a master's degree in Sound Design from The National Film & Television Show, while the violist Jules Arthur is also a classically trained pianist. Dizraeli has a background as a successful slam poet, including winning the BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam.
This is a large band composed of wildly talented and versatile musicians. The bandleader, Dizraeli, is a poet, rapper, and singer; he's also a member of the influential Brighton hip-hop collective The Menagerie. He's backed up with live beats from DJ Downlow, who melds preexisting samples with field recordings to handcraft much of his own material shows.
Bellatrix multitasks beatboxing, vocals, and playing double bass at the live shows. Jules Arthur plays viola, keys, and also sings backup vocals. The lineup is rounded out by Paul Gregory is on drums, Lee Westwood on guitar and hammered dulcimer, and Nathan Freddo on second double bass and electric bass.
Dizraeli's breakthrough happened shortly after forming in 2009, in support of Dizraeli's solo album "Engurland". By 2010, they were playing major festivals and shows around the United Kingdom, including a career-making show at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. The band has gone on to play shows with varied musicians including The Pharcyde, Mos Def, and Foreign Beggars.
Dizraeli and the Small God's debut album, "Moving in the Dark", was released in March 2013 on ECC Records. It was heavily hyped and received rave reviews and radio play on both 6Music and BBC Radio 2 + 3. In 2014, they released "Moving in the Dark Remixed", which incorporates influences from rap, folk, jazz, and rock music.
With prolific backgrounds in genres including jazz, theatre, rock, hip hop, and classical, it's no surprise that Dizraeli and the Small Gods knows how to put on an incredible show. With seven members and more than a dozen instruments, it's a testament to how well-rehearsed and musically tight this group is to perform their complex songs live.
Dizraeli will often freestyle, and members will take turns to break out and improvise. Their incredible live show led The Independent to write, "A standing ovation at the end (a near unheard-of phenomenon in the sedate Poetry Tent) … reaffirmed my continued belief that whatever form Diz is playing in, he's deserving of a much higher status. Definitely one to catch at every opportunity."
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