Mick Harvey & J.P.Shilo
Mick Harvey + J.P. Shilo
with very special guests: Steve Shelley & Glenn Lewis
Thursday, 7th November
Tickets available via See Tickets or In-Store at Tickets-Scotland
Mick Harvey returns in October to presenting songs from his four solo albums after a few years of live shows focussing on his Serge Gainsbourg interpretations and a world tour with PJ Harvey. The former-Bad Seed will join forces on a double bill with his close collaborator J.P. Shilo (Hungry Ghosts/Rowland S. Howard/The Blackeyed Susans) and a band including Glenn Lewis (Cambodian Space Project) on bass and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) on drums. Shilo will be performing material from his new album “Invisible You” due for European release in October while Harvey will take the opportunity to include selections from the recent album ‘The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War’
J.P. Shilo first appeared on the scene in the 90s with his instrumental group Hungry Ghosts, quickly capturing the attention of the late Rowland S. Howard who produced their first LP, they soon found themselves invited to the Sonic Youth studios to record a follow up album entitled Alone, Alone; which one reviewer described as “…blessed with the ability to utter a million words with a single instrumental phrase and to turn a melancholy passage into a triumphant climax.” Since then he has been the “go-to” man for many solo artists looking for something different to complement their music. Working alongside Mick Harvey on the critically acclaimed Rowland S. Howard LP, Pop Crimes, JP’s unique approach and techniques, added a new dimension to Howard’s songs, furthering his reputation as a highly sensitive and sought after musician. A multi-instrumentalist who thinks outside the box, he has also lent his skills to creating the “sound” of numerous Australian luminaries albums, including Adalita Official’s award-winning debut solo album, Close Your Eyes and See LP from The Blackeyed Susans and five of Mick Harvey’s LPs, including the latest batch of Serge Gainsbourg interpretations, Delirium Tremens and Intoxicated Women to name just a few. He was recently commissioned by The City of Melbourne to create a new work for Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, Jubjoté was premiered on November 8th 2018.
For this special event, J.P. Shilo will be performing material from his upcoming LP – and will be joined by Steve Shelley & Glenn Lewis.
Steve Shelley is best known as the drummer of Sonic Youth. He currently records and tours with Thurston Moore, Spectre Folk, Howe Gelb, J.P. Shilo and Riviera Gaz (based in Sao Paulo, Brazil).
In the recent past he has recorded and/or toured with Yasmine Hamdan, Peter Walker and Mercury Rev, Hallogallo 2010 (with Neu’s Michael Rother), Sun Kil Moon, Disappears, emma tricca, Cat Power.
He runs several record labels including Vampire Blues and helps curate the Sonic Youth live archive on nugs.net.
Photo by L.J.Spruyt Photography