Blick Bassy


Doors 7.30pm


Blick Bassy’s stunning and original debut for pioneering French label Nø Førmat!
Written and sung by Blick Bassy - in Bassa, one of some 260 spoken languages in Cameroon - and
accompanied by a unique ensemble of guitar, banjo, cello and trombone - Akö’s eleven sparklingly original
tracks are a musical revelation. Remarkable then, to consider that these are recordings that were never
intended for release. Bassy’s original idea was to get together with the cellist Clément Petit and trombonist
Fidel Fourneyron to record a few songs in homage to his longtime hero Skip James. By chance, the studio
they hired was directly below the offices of Nø Førmat!, the innovative French label run by Laurent Bizot,
who happened to hear the results of this unlikely yet inspired musical alchemy. As Laurent relates, “when I
heard the first song Aké, I was stunned. It sounded like a dream, so light, a voice floating in the sky.
Production was minimal but bold and the music had a feel not often heard with African songwriters. They
had taken risks they probably wouldn’t have done if the music was meant for release. The lack of budget,
the time restraints and the restriction to three musicians has conjured something entirely unique and very
fresh. Exactly what I like!”

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MON 19 MAR 2018
Open Mike Eagle
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WED 21 MAR 2018
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THU 22 MAR 2018
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SAT 24 MAR 2018
Young Fathers
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Mt. Wolf
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MON 26 MAR 2018
Tera Melos
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TUE 27 MAR 2018
Coilguns, Cutty's Gym + Scalp
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£7.00
THU 29 MAR 2018
The Little Unsaid
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.00
SUN 1 APR 2018
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£7.50
No Age
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.00
MON 2 APR 2018
Big Thief
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Dirty John - A Conversation with Christopher Goffard
Oran Mor, Glasgow7.00pm£19.50
THU 5 APR 2018
Joana Serrat
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£8.00
SAT 7 APR 2018
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£8.00
SUN 8 APR 2018
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£8.50
THU 12 APR 2018
Florist + Porridge Radio (Solo)
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.00
SAT 14 APR 2018
Mono, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£11.00
SUN 15 APR 2018
Pillow Queens
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TUE 17 APR 2018
The Homesick
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
WED 18 APR 2018
Just Jack
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.00
THU 19 APR 2018
Courtney Marie Andrews
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£16.00
FRI 20 APR 2018
Lucy Dacus
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
SAT 21 APR 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh7.30pm£8.00
SUN 29 APR 2018
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
Natalie Prass
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£13.00
MON 30 APR 2018
Katie Von Schleicher
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£7.50
TUE 1 MAY 2018
Iglooghost (Brainfeeder)
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£ 8.00
THU 3 MAY 2018
Seun Kuti
& Egypt 80
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£25.00
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 8pm£15.00
FRI 4 MAY 2018
Adam Stafford
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£8.00
MON 7 MAY 2018
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50