Celloman – Panacea Tour
Saturday 5th November 2022
£12.50 Advance | £15 Door
Celloman has been active for over twenty years under various guises including an electric band, acoustic string trio, and solo cello.
Having released seven albums and performed extensively across the UK and abroad including at major festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad, Sauti za Busara (Zanzibar) and Exit Festival in Serbia, Celloman are back with a UK tour to promote the release of ‘Panacea’, the first full band album since the 2009 release of Sharptown.
The band, fronted by electric cello and including live drums, bass and sampled beats, has a big reputation and sound. A sound that is a unique fusion of world music, jazz and classical, mixed with African and Middle-Eastern rhythms. In addition, Panacea adds a Classical Baroque flavour to the mix.
Alongside his work with Celloman, cellist Ivan Hussey has had a distinguished career as a session cellist, performing and recording with the likes of: Mick Jagger, Soul II Soul, Incognito, Jay Z, The Lighthouse Family, Snow Patrol, Annie Lennox, Duran Duran, Gabrielle, Natacha Atlas, Smoke City, Shaun Escoffrey, Third World, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and many more.
‘A Beautifully-constructed meeting of sweeping classical strokes, ethnic percussion, artful samples and an ear for grown up ‘pop’ music’ – Making Music
‘The band were tight, and the playing superb. To die for!’ – Festivals UK
“Their combined rhythmic impetus was strong enough for any dance audience. Very impressive” – The Evening Standard
Celloman is supported by Pablo Hussey, who presents his spiritual sound of bamboo flute on Roots Reggae, whilst introducing his debut album.