Tuesday 23 November 2021, 7.30pm
The Bohman Brothers present three trios: nine different people, eighteen different nostrils.
Hugh Metcalfe, guitar & gas mask
Stanley Bad, electric bass
Jim Le Baigue, drums
Three gentlemen of the road stop by Café Oto this evening. As they enter, one of them marks the door jamb with the sign of the cross. They proceed to play their singular brand of parlour music to an appreciative audience.
Mick Beck, bassoon and a variety of whistles
Chris Cundy, bass clarinet
Alex Ward, electric guitar
Weavels consist of two low register woodwind instruments, one of a single reed variety, and the other of the double reed variety, with amplified electric guitar. You could say they combine an old fashioned sensibility of wood panelling with abrasions of cheese wire. Mick Beck describes it as a group which is humorous but intricately purposeful, and Ken Waxman in his Jazz Word review (July 2011) said "Weavels' watchword is textural collaboration, not blustering bravado."
Richard Crow, computer & voice
Adam Bohman, amplified & voice
Jonathan Bohman, amplified & voice
The BBC was formed on the 18th October 1922. The first director, John Reith, summarised its purpose as threefold: to inform, to educate and to entertain. Now, almost 100 years later, a different BBC (Bohman, Bohman, Crow) seeks to embody those principles in a noumenistic way. Adam Bohman, the informer. Richard Crow, the educator. Jonathan Bohman, the entertainer.