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Cykada

7th November 2024, 8.30pm

Combining jazz and electronic music with a global inspiration from West Africa to Eastern Europe and throwing in some beats and rhythms of sound system culture and the spontaneity of jazz, their dynamic show brings together the members of Ezra Collective, Maisha, Levitation Orchestra, Zurito and Myriad Forest.

Ticket prices

£25 – £40

Line-up

JAMIE BENZIES – bass, vocals
TIM DOYLE – drums
JAVI PEREZ – guitar
TILÉ GICHIGI-LIPERE – keys, electronics
JAMES MOLLISON – tenor sax
ROB MILNE – tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute
AXEL KANER-LIDSTROM – trumpet

When cicadas appear, they cause turmoil. It's hard to get away from their characteristic 120 dB-noise - pulsating trance. Then the hypnotic sound disappears with the insects. One cycle ends and silence falls, nevertheless, the next one already begins underground. This is where the cicadas mature and wait for metamorphosis. 

Cykada’s debut album was highly rated by BBC, Red Bull Music, Clash Magazine, Worldwide FM, The Vinyl Factory, Qwest Tv, and many more. The band played at various festivals like Glastonbury Festival, Wilderness Festival, London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme, La Défense Jazz Festival, BAM Festival, and toured throughout Europe visiting the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands, and Belgium.

Cykada uniquely marry the experimentation and soulful elements of jazz with the rawness of heavy rock. It’s an infectious and thrilling ride.

— Clash Magazine