Get The Blessing

Old Trades Hall, Valette Street
E9 6NU


Bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer (rhythm section of Portishead), celebrate the 20-year anniversary of this Bristol-based jazz-rock quartet.

Get The Blessing are coming together for a 20th Anniversary show. Formed back in 1999 by bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer (rhythm section of seminal act Portishead) alongside Jake McMurchie (on sax and electronics) and Pete Judge (trumpet and electronics) the Bristol-based four-piece boast a truly international fan-base, having forged a unique signature sound that defies easy classification, yet never loses sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity. After twenty years, their ability to produce such creative and intelligent music – balanced with wit and passion – is testament to the free spirit that they embody. Blending their mutant jazz sensibilities with spacey electronics and post-rock atmospheres, Get The Blessing’s latest album ‘Bristopia’ ventures into new, unexplored territories. As the title suggests, the band takes a break with a sci-fi inspired social criticism with a willing address to England's current crisis. But, as is typically the case with Get The Blessing, they manage to give musical experiments and social criticism an unprecedented compelling and groovy wrapping.