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Since the culmination of indie rockers The Maccabees, ex-frontman Orlando Weeks has proven that slowing down isn’t the only option for a post-ensemble career. The musician has found his feet in his fledgling solo work by simply doing the projects that feel right – whether it be via the original novel/album combo of The Gritterman, or a record that captures the vibes of the time of writing. His latest album, Hop Up, is fresh off the press and ready to boost moods. Such blue sky music seems so alien nowadays, as if every artist has been a bit down in the dumps in recent years – it’s anyone’s guess why that is.

Orlando Weeks seeks to remedy this with music fit for a CBeebies show about love and friendship. Hey You Hop Up gives this album its name and sets the overall tone, with bubbly bluesy vocals and playful melodies, which will be resplendent in the lovely acoustics of Sunderland’s Fire Station when he performs at the venue on Sunday 13th March.

Support comes from multi-disciplinary artist Joviale. Soothing synths mixed with a jazz twang perfectly complement Joviale’s dreamy vocals, to create atmospheric soundscapes which promise an otherworldly experience. Leave your anxieties at the door, and embrace the change of the seasons with these feel-good sounds.

Orlando Weeks and Joviale play The Fire Station, Sunderland on Sunday 13th March.


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