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Wednesday, March 12 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Hey Negrita

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Described as a twisted cross between Johnny Cash and The Rolling Stones, Hey Negrita blend raw Americana with old school British rock 'n' roll to create a unique brew of transatlantic music. Hey Negrita’s journey began when singer/songwriter, Felix, moved to South Florida in 2000, where he spent his nights jamming with one of Ray Charles’ backing singers and a fifty-five year-old cowboy junky who had worked with Gram Parsons and Little Feat. Having left London in search of a new life, Felix embraced the dark humour, warm weather and earthy music of the Deep South. Within a few weeks of arriving in Delray Beach he secured a residency at the bohemian Da Da Lounge where he began writing and performing the songs that would evolve into Hey Negrita’s debut album ‘We Are Catfish’ some five years later. In July 2005 Hey Negrita released the 7” single ‘Devil In My Shoes’ on London indie Fat Fox Records, followed by their full-length debut ‘We Are Catfish’. The album quickly crossed over the Atlantic, gaining strong support from key radio stations and DJ’s across the US, including Nic Harcourt’s tastemaker show ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ on KCRW in LA. In March 2006 the band embarked on their first US tour, which included a performance at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Footage from the tour formed the core of a mini-documentary aired on national TV in the UK in August that year (Channel 4) which coincided with the release of the band’s second album ‘The Buzz Above’. Hey Negrita topped off 2006 with performances at a number of UK festivals, a 19-date UK tour with Alabama 3 and a second US tour (with Tony Joe White). In 2007 Hey Negrita re-emerged with a new and revitalised line up and returned to the studio to record their third album. The band spent the summer playing festivals and touring UK prisons as well as taking part in the documentary 'We Dreamed America'. Both the documentary and Hey Negrita’s new album will be out later this year.
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Wednesday March 12, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Latitude 30 512 San Jacinto St

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