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image for Music item typeStereo MCs + Foxtrot Oskar at Colchester Arts Centre

Music, Tue 14 May 2019

Stereo MCs

Stereo MCs

Address

Church Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1NF

Details

Born out of the mid 80's inspirational Hip Hop scene and the DIY UK acid house/club scene , Stereo Mc's reputation grew slowly throughout the late 80's. They started an underground dance label, releasing diverse artists from Richie Rich to the Jungle Brothers as well as their own records before being picked up by Island Records.

They performed live extensively and supported groups such as De La Soul, A Certain Ratio, EMF and U2 and did US and UK tours with The Happy Mondays.? After early chart success in America for their second LP Supernatural, they recorded the Album 'Connected' which became an international hit. They embarked on a huge touring schedule including memorable appearances at Glastonbury and many other festivals worldwide. This period culminated with a Mercury prize nomination and 2 Brit awards for Best Album and Best Live Act. Aside from following on their remix activity with mixes for Tricky, Madonna and Quannum Mc's amongst others, a period of relative silence followed.

They emerged 7 years later with their K7 DJ Kicks LP, followed quickly by the top 20 LP and single 'Deep Down and Dirty'.? A return to independent labels in 2005 rejuvenated the band and has seen them making new LP's and performing live regularly.

2014 saw a return to the roots, releasing underground dance music leading to many collaborations including ‘Place’ with Adam Port on the Berlin (Keinemusic) label and longtime friends Terranova releasing the classic ‘Tell Me Why’ (KomPakt) a firm fixture in the club charts in 2015. This has led to a joint venture label http://connected.co.com/ with Terranova and distributed through Kompakt Records , the main purpose for releasing new Stereo Mc’s records starting in 2016.

2015 also saw a flurry of live shows mainly in the UK , with a stronger bolder electronic slant to brilliant effect and response.

Support...

Foxtrot Oskar; the original disco-punk band from the armpit of East Anglia. Chunky riffs, lo-fi house-beats amid whiffs of grubby vapour-wave funk. Lurid tales of house-husbandry, involuntary leg-twitching and the inescapable challenge of maintaining one’s mojo, all punctuated with a Thump, Boom, Bleep, Twang and Rant ; there’s something there for everyone!

Led by Colchester locals Matt Haines, Chris Cranwell and Dominic Munro-McCarthy, the band blend their musical tastes and multi-instrumentalism to create an eclectic set list of songs. 'What is that music?' is the usual talking point following a Foxtrot Oskar concert and it's hard to pin point. Influences include Daft Punk, Ian Dury, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem and even a touch of Chas n' Dave...

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 14 May 2019

Prices

All tickets £18.
Doors open 7.30pm.

Location

Directions

Plan route to Colchester Arts Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality