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As if North Yorkshire’s alt. hip-hop band Ceiling Demons didn’t have enough to do just being mint, they’re also on a mission to bring other worthy talents to your attention. Cue a co-pro with Tees Music Alliance under the new promotional name of dual tree and featuring US indie rapper Ceschi (say: chess-key) at The Green Room in Stockton on Thursday 6th June.

Currently touring his new album Sad, Fat Luck on his own Fake Four Inc. label across the States, this gig will be a regional (and potentially UK) exclusive, with two further albums due to complete a trilogy of releases this year, he’s a prolific and influential figure.

No stranger to some bad luck himself – the artist has penned letters to fans from prison after being locked up on bogus drug charges and, slightly more bizarrely, he’s suffered a broken arm after wrestling a marine in Hawaii – Ceschi Ramos is unafraid of mixing his sound up, with previous stints in hardcore, lo-fi synth, Latin progressive and psych-jazz-rap bands ably informing his current sound.

His is a melodic take on hip-hop, with slick quick bars and riffy guitars, tackling subjects which explore the ugliness of the human condition, and his music can be at once sensitive, hard-hitting and thought-provoking. Live, he’s a performer unafraid to take risks – you’ll likely find him prowling around the audience more than on stage.

Support on the night comes from Ceiling Demons themselves, who team up with Ste from Mouses for a special folk punk acoustic set which will no doubt be worth the £10 entry fee alone.


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