GABRIEL NAIM AMOR & KJ Adams
May 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
GABRIEL NAÏM AMOR (Tucson, USA)
Naïm Amor has been living and playing music in Tucson since 1997, after a move from his native Paris. He has constantly shifted in and out countless musical scenarios over the past twenty years, from solo act to leading small combos to leading big bands; from playing jazz to French pop to southwestern themed originals to rock n’ roll and his signature ‘Soundtracks’ recordings. In addition to his long running on and off again Amor Belhom Duo, he’s been on the edge of the Calexico orbit since their early days, has played with Howe Gelb and Friends of Dean Martinez. His latest album, ‘Moments Before’, recorded by legendary producer Jim Waters, includes collaborations with John Convertino (Calexico), Thoger Lund (Giant Sand), Tommy Larkins (Jonathan Richman) and Nick Coventry (Hot Club of Tucson).
KJ Adams is in that great tradition of artists (think Robyn Hitchcock) adept at coupling pop nous with sometimes seemingly off-centre lyrics that do not belie their astute insight on the human condition. adored in the suburbs of Paris, where his music is the preferred soundtrack to a Sunday night session of Anarcho Bingo; cherished by the good people of London and it’s radio station de choix… BBC 6 Music, finding favour with the likes of Gideon Coe, Steve Lamacq and Stuart Maconie, and supported label wise in the USA from Athens to Washington by way of Tucson. Currently hard at work on a new LP, expect new tunes galore.