El Bicho + La Xula

Thursday 5 June 2008 7-11pm
Islington Academy
N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street
N1 0PS
08444 77 2000

Doors 7pm

La Xula onstage 8-9.15pm

El Bicho onstage 9.30-10.45pm

Ends 11pm

Tickets £15 in advance £18 on door. 


A great double header. In Spain El Bicho is one of the hottest names on the ‘new’ flamenco scene: they merge rock guitars, jazz riffs and classic flamenco vocals, and a repertoire spanning bulerias, rumbas and tangos, creating a fresh and powerful new sound. Tonight is their long-awaited UK debut. Drawing from similar inspirations, but creating a language entirely of their own, LaXula take audiences on a journey of wonder & decadence. Songs drift effortlessly from the dusty sun-baked routes of Southern Spain to the urban vibrancy of London underground. Deeply routed in an ancient feminine spirit, this travelling band of captivating musicians and alluring performers present sensuous and bewitching music bringing together neo-burlesque glamour and gypsy defiance.