Ijo Pona is the Harrogate adventure blog written by a Funny Little Man. Andy is a freelance web designer in Harrogate and he is also a well-received sound artist and runs a mastering studio in Yorkshire. The Wire Magazine once described him as "... difficult to dislike." Still at my most enthusiastic and naive.
Funny Little Man – Harrogate
Last night saw me at Bedfest in Knaresborough. It was (and hopefully will be again) a music event held at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough – a thoroughly decent charitable cause.
The final act of the nights was a group called FOLD - they were mind blowingly good!
Think of Kruder & Dorfmeister’s smokey beats with the political commentary of Scroobius Pip and you will get an inkling of what they bought to the stage. The set up was; Drums, Bass, Guitar & laptop with all sorts of MIDI devices connected into it. I figure they would be running Ableton – they weren’t. I had enough Dutch Courage to sneak a peak at his computer screen and I was not let down by the basic set up.
Incredible sound! It was mind blowing and I recommend any readers in Barnsley to go and see them when they perform their next gig on June 22nd.
Really good music in a really good setting for a really great cause.