LAID BLAK + MR TEA & THE MINIONS

22 January 2021

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LAID BLAK + MR TEA & THE MINIONS

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This show is both live at the venue and a stream – choose your ticket to either take a seat at Komedia or watch & dance from the comfort of your sofa.

LAID BLAK

Laid Blak represent the quintessential Bristol music story, formed from the partnership of Bristol producer DJ Bunjy and MC Joe Peng, two legends of the rave and proto Jungle scenes, the pair spent the 90’s causing havoc on dance floors in the biggest raves around the country, performing for the era defining party brands and popping up on all the essential tape packs.

Building on their successful rave wrecking partnership, the pair began to look for a new musical direction and like many of Bristol’s most loved musical exports, they drew inspiration from the melting pot that is Bristol music, which of course has Reggae and Soundsystem culture at its core. What began as a studio project, found them seeking out some of the most impressive musicians the city has to offer and Laid Blak was formed. On their journey to becoming one of Bristol’s most exciting and loved live bands, the duo brought in an array of talented musicians to complement and augment their ideas. Including Lupo on bass, Stacy on drums,Scotty on the guitar, Ras on keys and Tita on supporting vocals

The Laid Blak sound takes massive inspiration from ska and reggae, but has often been described as ‘street soul’. The influences are broad and represent sounds that define the eclecticness of Bristol music, from reggae, to dancehall, soul, hip hop, funk and jazz, whilst of course never forgetting their jungle heritage. It’s all in the blend and the results is a fun filled sunshine dance music that keeps your feet moving and your face smiling.

MR TEA & THE MINIONS

United by a love of tea, energetic dancing, cheeky riffs, silly hats, and cake, Mr Tea and the Minions have been unleashing their colourful explosion of musical mayhem on unsuspecting audiences since 2013.

Their raucous Ska Folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy Dub has made them party-starting festival favourites – and has inspired frenzied dancing all over the UK (and on a number of forays into continental Europe), with almost 100 festival appearances including Glastonbury, Boomtown, WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Belladrum, Wilderness, Nozstock, and Goulash Disko, to name just a few.

West Country based booking agency Midnight Mango has secured from Arts Council England National Lottery fund to deliver a series of four shows at Bath Komedia. The fund underwrites projects that support Grass Roots Live Music. This project presents eight bands from Midnight Mango’s artist roster in Bath Komedia. The shows deliver to a socially distanced live audience in the venue, they are then also live streamed to audiences at home and also broadcasted to partner venues around the country to increase the audience further still. The aim of the project is to spread musical culture to as wide an audience as possible, whilst at the same time providing employment for artists, promoters, venue, production crews and agents. On top of this the shows provide affordable content for the programming of partner venues. The funding from Arts Council England, allows the shows to be viable and yet affordable to the general public.


This is both a live event as well as a live-stream. Tickets are valid for one option only, please choose if you would like to attend the show at the venue or watch it from the comfort of your living room.

Please note, the streaming platform does not support chrome cast.

14+ (Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult) // DOORS 7:30pm // SHOW & LIVESTREAM STARTS 8:00

AUDITORIUM AND BALCONY SEATS are allocated on point of purchase. Groups can be a maximum of 6 people. If you would like purchase an uneven number of tickets or sit with a separate booking please get in contact with us 24 hours before the show. We will not be able to change group sizes on the day. 

Seated Event – Please contact us if you have specific access requirements.


COVID SAFETY MEASURES:
Komedia Bath will be operating at a reduced capacity in order to adhere to social distancing measures. Bookings may be made for a maximum of 6 people. During this event you will be asked to adhere to the following house rules to keep everyone at the venue safe: 

  • Please do not enter if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Use hand sanitiser or wash your hands upon arrival & use regularly throughout your stay.
  • Please leave contact details for NHS Test and Trace when entering the venue.
  • Please respect the new one way system and use the Entrance and Exit as appropriate.
  • Please use allocated smoking areas outside the venue.
  • Please only leave your seat to go to the toilet and wear a mask whenever you are not seated.

ADDITIONAL STAFF/VENUE SAFETY MEASURES:

  • A new venue one way system has been put in place to reduce queueing and potential contact between customers and staff from different households.
  • Regular hand washing and cleaning tables between customers with sanitiser and disinfectant.
  • All staff will be wearing masks during your visit.
  • You will have full table service via an app-based ordering system, so please do not approach the bar. You can download the app in advance of your visit at: https://getbutlr.com
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LAID BLAK + MR TEA & THE MINIONS