Psycho-funk, afro-punk, fake no-wave, pogo-jazz
Blurt leader Ted Milton is a man with his own unique creative expression. Puppeteer-turned-eccentric saxophonist, he is perhaps the epitome of warped genius.
Founded in Stroud in 1979, Blurt shared bills with Joy Division and A Certain Ratio. They were also championed by John Peel.
Their sound is rough and urgent. Their audiences often flabbergasted and awestruck but then hooked and happily drawn into the strange world that is Blurt.
Blurt have been rediscovered by critics and new, younger audiences, receiving invitations to play major festivals in the UK and Europe including Glastonbury, also as far abroad as China and Russia and remain a vital force in alternative music today.
Improvisers of industrial ambient noise
Ampersand are an improvisational sound ensemble who have performed across Europe over the last few years. They produce an experience of sound to envelop the audience in the act of the moment and the art of the moment. This uniquely pan-generational group utilises found objects, engineered metal, deconstructed traditional instruments and audio toys.
Ampersand performances are always improvised, they arise thus from the moment, the place, the atmosphere, the occurrences of that day. The sound, and the experience of that sound, are imposed on all the senses, to share with the audience a charged and super-layered emotional state.
This is a reduced capacity seated gig. Tickets are sold in a table of two.
Please wear a mask whenever you’re not seated.
This gig is table service only – there will be a QR code on your table so you can access a menu or download the TableDrop App in advance.
If another member of your household would like to buy an additional ticket to your table of two, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try to accommodate.