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SOFT POWER

 

Undoubtedly jazz-tinged but also (more importantly) – vulnerable, genderless, dorky & kitsch, unshowy and meditative - Soft Power is a musical project by composer Matthew Roche that can easily recall the wistful longing of pop music as it can easily traverse jazz chord changes. Inspired by a quarter-life crisis following a meditation retreat in 2014, Roche brings together a three piece band to present compositions from his debut album ‘A Breath Is Like a Swinging Door’ as well as new works. Recorded at Pughouse Studios by Niko Shauble, his debut album features slow-moving jazz harmony with fluid rock orientated grooves and wordless melodies that recall a pop vernacular of childlike innocence. Free in the front bar.

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Earlier Event: July 19
TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Later Event: July 20
LILLY TUNLEY