Ninja Tune and Casa del Popolo are proud to present Loka, live in concert, for their first show ever in Montreal.
Loka evolved from studio experiments between Mark Kyriacou and Karl Webb (member of Super Numeri) back in 1999. The duo signed to Ninja Tune a year later, and their first track ‘My Life’s In These Bottles’ appeared on Ninja Tune’s Xen Cuts 10th Anniversary compilation, followed by the dripping cinematics of the single 'Beginningless". The duo hunkered down in the studio to hone their full-length debut Fire Shepherds, released in 2006 to rave reviews and fan support. Think Miles Davis jamming with Carl Craig and Kronos Quartet, and you get the picture. Touring, live performances at numerous festivals, headlining Liverpool Music Week and a live radio session for Gilles Peterson’s 'Worldwide' BBC Radio 1 show followed. Loka also took on remixing duties, turning Blockhead’s seminal track ‘Sunday Séance’ into a breathtaking 6 minutes of a full-on live jazz drum orchestrated epic.
Loka has now grown from the duo into an eight-piece live monster ready to spit fire from their guitars, drums and horns.
The line-up now includes: Guitar – Karl Webb / Keyboards and electronics – Mark Kyriacou / Keyboards – Catherine Norman / Bass Guitar – Tom Sumnall / Drums – Ged Hawksworth / Percussion – James Pagella / Tenor/soprano saxophones and flute – Ray Dickarty / Trumpet – Rory Gordziejko
Fresh from their appearances at music festivals in Europe, Loka will be touring Canada in August through to September 2007, culminating with a performance at the prestigious Guelph Jazz Festival.
The band is in the process of writing and composing their second album, and will continue to perform and develop their material with the fierceness.
For a taste, check out: www.myspace.com/lokafireshepherds
Immediately following the show, Ninja Tune's monthly excuse to drink and dance AKA Clockout will be taking over the Casa. Ticket holders stay for free. People can arrive post-show for the dancing portion of the evening for $5 at the door.
LIVE IN CONCERT
FRIDAY AUG 31ST 2007
W/SPECIAL GUESTS --- THE RIDERLESS
@ CASA DEL POPOLO
Tix: $5 ADV / $7 AT DOOR
NINJA TUNE CLOCKOUT MONTHLY JAM TO FOLLOW
w/DJs SWEET DADDY LUV & BODKIN VAN HORN