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News Stories about Louis Barabbas
Debt co-founder and songwriter Louis Barabbas joined Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music to talk about the label and music in general.
As well as playing Louis’ songs (both solo and with The Bedlam Six) Tom also featured recordings by Snowapple and Alabaster dePlume.
Listen here (Louis joins Tom about half an hour in)
The ominously titled Down Down Down is the fourth album by Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six.
Recorded in four days at WR Audio studios the record is a compelling snapshot of the band in 2016: exuberant, un-selfconscious and enjoying themselves.
Its official release date is not until September but the band have never been comfortable waiting around for anything.
Available as a CD and down load here.
The Lowry Theatre asked us to provide them with musicians to accompany a production entitled 100% Salford. We assembled a group of musicians comprising Becca Williams (guitar and vocals), Fran Lydiatt (keyboard), Felix Hagan (drums) and Louis Barabbas (bass). The ensemble will play existing songs Kiss The Misfits and Train Driver (by Felix and Becca respectively) and a new composition especially written for the production called Landscape With Chimneys (inspired by Ewan MacColl’s Dirty Old Town) written by Louis and Felix. The performance will take place in the Lyric Theatre on 7th and 8th May.
To quote the press release: “100% Salford puts the humanity into statistics as we examine what it is to live in this incredible, varied city in 2016.”
In a way that graphs and pie-charts never could, this bold and staggeringly ambitious project explores the cultural trends and social make-up of Salford through the prism of 100 people who perfectly represent the city’s population based on age, gender, household type, geography and ethnicity, painting a rare portrait of a complex city.
The production is part of Week 53 Festival.
The new album by Louis Barabbas is now on general release, available to download and stream from all digital platforms and as a CD from selected outlets.
For more information on Louis visit www.louisbarabbas.com