9 Jan 2014 19:00
Please The Trees in London
Czech indie rock band Please The Trees has built its reputation on memorable live performances around Europe and elsewhere. They are now coming to London to give a live gig at the Windmill Brixton club during a night packed with performances by musicians including Hush Mikolka, Yuri, She & I and Spence Maybe.
Doors open at 7 PM.
Please The Trees will also perform live in Bristol where they will launch the SECOND CHANCE project at 6 PM on 6 January 2014.
ABOUT PLEASE THE TREES
Please The Trees have been following the trail of inspiration and perfecting their sound for over six years now. The latest fruit of that pilgrimage is their brand new record, A Forest Affair, which also represents something of a fresh departure. Indeed, the Czech band’s indomitable and deep-seated spirit of adventure and keen desire to place themselves firmly in the context of the international music scene led them all the way to California.
Originally from the forests of a mountainous region in East Bohemia, lead singer and songwriter Vaclav Havelka has for some years been one of the most active figures on Prague’s independent music scene. Alongside performing solo and with a full group line-up, he has written music for several theatre productions (including a staged version of Lars von Trier’s Dogville at the Estates Theater), hosts his own “Natural Bridge” show on alternative station Radio Wave, and – as part of the promotion company Scrape Sound – brings leading international alternative rock and country artists, such as Mudhoney and Bonnie “Prince” Billy, to the city.
The captivating, beautifully produced and stylistically varied A Forest Affair follows 2007’s Lion Prayer and Inkalesh from 2010 and represents the peak of Havelka’s career as a songwriter to date. Legendary are the band's live performances on which Please The Trees build their strong reputation. Past tours of hundreds of shows included Europe, UK, USA and Israel.
Please The Trees - Not This Way (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_D37MKPqGU
Please The Trees - Getting Ready (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qojelL7dfxE
Please The Trees - She Made Love To The Moon (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1nD_WvMeN0
This event is organised as part of the YEAR OF CZECH MUSIC 2014 programme
2014 is a remarkable year for Czech music, with over sixty prominent Czech composers, performers and musical organizations celebrating anniversaries – from Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů and Josef Suk to Rafael Kubelík and Milada Šubrtová to the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava.
Years ending with the number 4 have been traditionally recognised as years of music since 1924.
The Year of Czech Music 2014 programme has been initiated by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Ministry for Regional Development with the objective to support projects promoting Czech music in the Czech Republic and abroad.
7 PM; Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, London SW2 5BZ
9 Jan 2014 19:00
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event