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Merz Live at Bar 1:22 Huddersfield

Folktronic troubadour Conrad 'Merz' Lambert returns to Huddersfield performing songs from his upcoming album 'Thinking Like A Mountain' (released 6th November on Accidental records) as well as a selection of songs from his four previous albums.

Tickets are tier priced – choice of which price to pay is optional, according to your means.
Adv tickets available at www.wegottickets.com/event/329243 

Joe Fleming EP Released!

Brand new 4 Track EP from The Joe Fleming Band now available on Bandcamp. Featuring Ball-Zee and Under Wraps Music tracks.

Joe Fleming Single - Collider

Brand new track 'Collider' from Joe Fleming produced by Under Wraps Music

Evening Of Enlightenment Review

'An Evening Of Enlightenment' has received a great review from the Guardian's Kate Molleson. To read it please follow the link - An Evening Of Enlightenment Review

Evening Of Enlightenment Photos & Survey

A massive thank-you to everyone who attended, participated and contributed to 'An Evening Of Enlightenment. The event was a great success and we are very excited about the possibility of this becoming a regular happening! 

More photos from our official photographer John Jowett available here

If you attended the evening and would be kind enough to give us some feedback on your experience please take our quick survey about the event here

An Evening Of Enlightenment

'An Evening Of Enlightenment' is an exciting cross art form event as part of PRSF’s ‘New Music Plus’ programme, Featuring music, visuals and fire!

Friday 15th November - The Orangery, Wakefield

7:00pm - 10:00pm, £5 Entry
Adv Tickets from www.wegottickets.com

‘An Evening Of Enlightenment’ will transform the grounds of The Orangery, Wakefield into a life sized multi-sensory, sound and light installation. 

Upcoming musicians will perform live music and create ambient soundscapes which will set the backdrop for street performers, shadow puppetry and other visual delights! All amongst a unique and wondrous environment scattered with fire sculptures and creative lighting.

Headlining the evening will be Leeds 4-piece indie/rap/electro band Middleman. “Middleman are a really exciting new band doing something completely original. Think Rage Against The Machine meets The Streets with huge catchy choruses.” – NME

Also performing on the night will be...

3 x UK champion beatboxer Ball-Zee, has quickly become established as a leading vocal musician on the world stage thanks to his unquie musical style, signature snares and realistic sound effects. 

Ball-Zee's Website

Stems – ‘Art rock embellished with strings - epic cinematic compositions full of sweeping elegant darkness and hypnotic delicate intensity’ 

Sandrani Duo – Indian influenced jazz duo…"This acoustic ensemble truly lifts the spirit and evokes a bright, positive mood and atmosphere with a fresh and innovative sound" - Manchester Jazz Festival

Circle Wave – Jazz/World duo using loops and FX to create ambient soundscapes coloured with virtuoso solos on guitar and saxophone. 

Theatre Performances include:

Shadow Puppet Show – ‘Moon Man’
Satellite Arts will perform their version of a little known story by Hans Christian Anderson using beautiful handmade shadow puppets.

Yew Tree Youth Theatre - Spoken Word/Physical Theatre
Yew Tree’s budding writers will showcase some of their work on the theme of fire!

Street Performers – Live circus skills in the disciplines of Fire Poi/Fire Staff/Diablo/Fire Breathing and Stilt Walking.

Friday November 15th – The Orangery, Wakefield 7.00pm-10:00pm, £5 Entry, Tickets available from - www.wegottickets.com

JP Cooper Live in Huddersfield

Under Wraps Music is proud to present the magnificent JP Cooper returning to Huddersfield to perform his beautiful songs at legendary venue Bar 1:22. Playing a blend of folk, blues, soul and gospel JP Cooper is an intriguing prospect amongst aspiring British singer-songwriters. Listening to him perform, bears witness to an honesty, intensity and power evoked via the simplest of orchestration. His soulfully expressive, unique vocal style, the kind that cuts through a room to hush a chattering crowd in seconds, is utterly bewitching. See for yourself on Thursday 7th November at Bar 1:22, Huddersfield.

Support from - Dariush Kanani, Doors 8pm.

Adv Tickets available now from - www.wegottickets.com/event/238750

Acoustic Revolutionaries - October

Wednesday October 16th - Acoustic Revolutionaries

Stefan Melbourne, Skedaddle, Cara Mellor

Stefan Melbourne 

With a whispering intensity for lyricism bound to simple yet robust musicality, Stefan Melbourne is already becoming a well-known name in the Manchester music scene. Drawing on the emotionally expressive sounds of Nick Drake and Tim Buckley, Melbourne is no stranger to urban poetry and lyrics of raw emotion, and has caught the limelight through his composite style that aligns itself with both indie-folk and country blues.

Stefan's FB page


Huddersfield Skiffle trio Skeaddle return to wow us with their quirky brand of Gypsy Jazz and amusingly titled compositions. The group consists of melody-maker Josh Blinkhorn who writes with the thoughtfulness and witty cunning that you might expect from a guy who spends most of his time playing chess! Rhythm guitarist Noah Burton with the swing and groove that you would expect from somebody whose first instrument is drum kit! And bass man Joe Tordoff who's precision timing is sponsored by accurist and knowledge of the low frequencies is 2nd only to the late Barry White! 

Cara Mellor

A talented keys player and sumptuous vocalist, Cara makes her debut at Acoustic Revolutionaries.

All live and direct from The Media Centre's Cafe Ollo, Huddersfield
Wednesday October 16th - Doors 8pm 

Facebook event

Acoustic Revolutionaries August

A big thank-you to all who attended the August edition of Acoustic Revolutionaries, here are some videos of the performers...

The next Acoustic Revolutionaries is on October 16th, line-up coming very soon!

Extra Curricular Video - Notify

Extra Curricular have a new video for the latest single - 'Notify'

Download the single here

Shot by ASHTV

Acoustic Revolutionaries presents Merz: Solo, Acoustic

We are very proud to announce a headline solo acoustic performance by the amazing Merz at this months Acoustic Revolutionaries.

Merz’s new album 'No Compass Will Find Home' produced in partnership with Matthew Herbert was released at the beginning of the year and has received international acclaim.

The event will take place on Wednesday 21st August at Cafe Ollo, The Media Centre, Huddersfield.

Tickets available now from www.wegottickets.com/event/234221

Extra Curricular single release - Notify

Extra Curricular have released their new single 'Notify' complete with B-side 'Robin Hood' (produced by Lack Of Afro) and remix of 'Notify' by Noji.

Extra Curricular – Notify Single 

01. Notify
02. Robin Hood
03. Notify (Noji Remix)

Buy on: iTunes  ・ Beatport 

Released: 22.07.13
Label: Under Wraps Music

Our Big Gig

Big thanks to all the artists and attendees of Under Wraps Music's 'Our Big Gig' events. We were really pleased with the events and was some amazing music.

If you couldn't make it down make sure you check some footage of the gigs on our Youtube playlist:


Extra Curricular single released on vinyl

Extra Curricular have a new double a side single that has been released this week as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl.

Records can be purchased from Outta Sight Records

Both tracks have recieved great support so far with 'Notify' featuring as DJ Targets' BBC 1xtra track of the week and 'Robbin' Hood' recieving numerous plays on Craig Charles' Funk & Soul show on BBC6 music.

The tracks will be released digitally on 22nd June, but if you can't wait until then heres a sneaky preview!

Under Wraps Music July 2013 Events

Our Big Gig 11th-14th July

Our Big Gig 2013 is a nationwide network of FREE live music events happening across the UK from the 11th -14th July.

Under Wraps Music is happy to announce they will be hosting 3 events across the Our Big Gig weekend!

Thursday 11th July
Under Wraps Music & Bar Maroc present:
Our Big Gig – Live on Bar Maroc Terrace
The event will begin with an open drum circle lead by Senagalese drummer Ibou Badji. The drumming will start from 7pm and is open to all levels of experience.
Live music performances from:

'Sandrani'feat Vanessa Rani & Joe Harris
Vanessa's unique vocal style incorporates Indian and African singing techniques. Mixed with Jazz and soul sprinkles this duo provide the perfect ambience for your listening pleasure!

'Big Wave'
feat. Martin Chung & Marc Leyton Bennet
Fusing numerous genres and world music styles, the duo will improvise using loops to produce layers of textured sound.

Live and direct from Bar Maroc Terrace - 7-11pm 
Bar Maroc, 120 New Street Huddersfield HD1 2UD

Saturday 13th July
Under Wraps Music & The Media Centre Huddersfield present:
Our Big GigAcoustic Revolutionaries Special
Bob Marley Tribute, Thabo & The Real Deal

A Bob Marley tribute night, inviting you to perform acoustic covers of Bob Marley songs. This is open to anyone who is up for getting involved if you would like to play please email your song choices to bookings@underwrapsmusic.co.uk

Live performance from:

Thabo & The Real Deal
Since they formed Thabo & The Real Deal decided they would ‘make the type of music Bob Marley would listen to if he were still alive today’. This guiding principle, sees them tackle political and other conscious themes head on, in a manner that is easy on the ear and stimulating to the mind.

Doors at 7pm Saturday 13th July – Café Ollo,
The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland St, Huddersfield, HD1 1RL

Sunday 14th July
Under Wraps Music & BEAM Arts present:
Our Big Gig at The Orangery, Wakefield

A day of live music and sound experimentation! An open day The Orangery that is currently the home of ‘A Maze For Yorkshire’ featuring a cartoon style Maze in the grounds of The Orangery and pop up cafe. www.amazeforyorkshire.net/ 

Ways you can be involved…
Come and play the ‘Funky Junk’ sculpture, a interactive junk musical instrument featuring homemade marimbas, bataphones water drums and fish vibraphone!

We are looking for local bands and acoustic performers to play at the event.
Either to be one of our ‘Amazing Buskers’ playing acoustic music from the centre of the maze…
Or feature in our local ‘Live Band Showcase’.
If you would like to perform at the event please contact Noah at bookings@underwrapsmusic.co.uk

1pm -5pm Sunday 14th July – The Orangery, Wakefield
Back Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TG

Our Big Gig is a community music celebration, which takes place across the UK. This annual event aims to bring communities together to celebrate their local musical talents and get more people involved in music making.

Read more at: http://www.superact.org.uk/ourbiggig/our-big-gig-2013

Under Wraps Music June 2013 Events

Been a while since the last blog post! Amongst other things I've been over in Germany working at 
T O N S P U R E N experimental music festival. Such a great experience and good group of artists and musicians - check out the facebook page here. Looking forward to next year already!

So onto the summer...

June Events

Under Wraps Music and 1:22 present:
JP Cooper - June 5th 2013, Bar 1:22, 120 New Street Huddersfield

Playing a blend of folk, blues, soul and gospel; JP Cooper is an intriguing prospect amongst aspiring British singer-songwriters. Listening to him perform, either alone or with his band, bears witness to an honesty, intensity and power evoked via the simplest of orchestration. His soulfully expressive, unique vocal style, the kind that cuts through a room to hush a chattering crowd in seconds, is utterly bewitching. His unexpected vocal flights hardly prepare you for the intimacy and empathy to follow.
With support from: 
Turtle Bus
Doors Open: 8pm Tickets 
Facebook Event Page

Acoustic Revolutionaries Wednesday June 19th 2013, 

Cafe Ollo, The Media Centre, Huddersfield
Featuring live music from....


ACT-PLAY-DRINK (Feat Ball-Zee)
A brand new project featuring Huddersfield's own 2x UK Beatbox Champion Ball-Zee. Using loop pedals the duo build tracks live using vocal percussion, live guitar, bass and vocals. 


The Mavis Seed

The Mavis Seed are a four piece acoustic, pop, soul band from West Yorkshire. Started in 2011 by Reedy Zined & Sara Dee the duo played extensively round the UK gaining popularity where ever they went. In 2012 the duo recorded their debut EP 'Caravan' and brought in the help of Matt Burnside and Tasha McClymont to further enrich the sound. 


The Great Argument
Singer-Songwriter Isaac Grinsdale returns to the AR stage to perform his beautiful guitar arrangements woven into amazing songs.


Ross Taylor
Nu Popes and Fat Stanley frontman treats us to some stripped back soul and blues. His growly vocals and mesmerising stage presence is the perfect combination for an unmissable show! 
Doors Open: 8pm

Facebook Event Page
Acoustic Revolutionaries is brought to you by Under Wraps Music and The Media Centre, Huddersfield


This May Extra Curricular will begin a UK tour playing across the country,

ec dates

The dates include...

05/05 - Newcastle, Hoochie Coochie Tickets
11/05 - Holmfirth, The Picturedrome Tickets
17/05 - York, The Duchess Tickets
25/05 - Leeds, Musiquarium w/ The Skints Tickets
31/05 - Chester, The Compass Tickets
01/06 - London, The Finsbury
02/06 - London, De Beauvoir, St. Peter's Church (Acoustic show) 
08/06 - Leicester, The Soundhouse
14/06 - Cardiff, The Moon Club
21/06 - Cornwall, Rock Oyster Festival Tickets
22/06 - Lincolnshire, Hidden Hill Festival Tickets

World War Free

Thabo & The Real Deal video for 'World War Free' such an amazing track and a chance to see the band recording the track in the studio. Magical!

Festival T O N S P U R E N

Noah is currently working at a German experimental music festival called Tonspuren festival (Soundtracks) as part of an exchange program through European Arts Council, Noah and 5 other UK based producers will help to deliver the festival that takes place April 5th-7th in Irsee Monostery, Bavaria, Germany.


Joe Fleming Video

Joe Fleming has a great new live video out - a brilliant cover of Fat Freddies Drop's 'Wandering Eye'

New tracks up!

New tracks now available for free download on the Acoustic Revolutionaries bandcamp page
New music from The Ello, Jack Flash, Feeds, Stefan Melbourne and Thabo & The Real Deal.

Thabo & The Real Deal's new EP - World War Free is available now on their new website www.thaboandtherealdeal.com

Thabo & The Real Deal - New EP

Thabo & The Real Deal have announced the release of their new EP 'World War Free'. They will be celebrating this with two launch events, the first of which is at Huddersfield's Bar 1:22 on 

Acoustic Revolutionaries returns for 2013!

Wednesday February 20th 2013 marks the return of Acoustic Revolutionaries. The first gig of the year will see Feeds, Jack Flash and The Ello take to the stage The Media Centre's - Cafe Ollo - 8pm £2 entry

For more details check out the facebook event

Heres Jack Flash doing his thing...

New Website

Had a bit of a website overhaul! Check out the new features on the tabs above! Massive thankyou to Zoe Christina for all her work!

Ball-zee Uk Champ For A 2nd Time!

BALL-ZEE has retained his UK Beatbox crown! This comes only weeks after his success at Emperor Of The Mic in Austria at the end of July.

Jack Flash - Law Of The Jungle

Jack Flash has a brand new video out for his track with Alec Townsend - Law Of The Jungle

Check it out!

Extra Curricular Single Out Now!

Extra Curricular have a new Single/EP out today. The project is a collaboration with label boss and superstart DJ Doorly.

His remix is currently charting at 25 on Itunes electronic chart.

Please support the relase by buying the EP here

Thabo & Real Deal W/ Anthony Hamilton

Last month Thabo & The Real Deal supported the soul legend Anthony Hamilton hers the behind the scenes footage...

Jack Flash - Midnight Runaway

New Video for 'Midnight Runaway' by Jack Flash

New Acoustic Revolutionaries Tracks

New Tracks now added to the Acoustic Revoultionaries site. All tracks available to download for free!

Coming soon a live video from April's event festuring the amazing 'Skedaddle' and look out for next event on June 21st - World Music Special!

Under Wraps Acoustic Jam

A little jam put together by EC sax man John Waugh loosely based on Dave Matthew's 41. Featuring Martin Chung and Noah Burton, Filmed by Thabo.


Free Extra Curricular Download

Download Extra Curricular's 'You Should Know Me By Now' FREE here

Look out for the upcoming EP with Doorly released on 'Pigeonhole This!' later this Spring.

Extra Curricular - Ontsofa

Extra Curricular have been chilling Ontsofa and have recorded two songs. Check out the acoustic version of 'Last Day'

Big thanks to all the guys at Ontsofa. Check out all the videos at www.ontsofa.com

Under Wraps Cypher

Under Wraps will host a night of live improvised music! Held at Little Buddha Bar - Huddersfield

Wednesday 22nd February 20.30pm

Facebook Event here


Acoustic Revolutionaries December 2011

We had a great night at the 'Acoustic Revolutionaries Christmas Special'

Many thanks to the amazing JP Cooper, Sabira Jade and Stefan Melbourne and all the musicians that played with them.

Here is what you missed if you didn't make it!

Next event is an all female vocal special!

Extra Curricular On Rising Stars

Extra Curricular have been visited by the Rising Stars NW team. They performed a acoustic version of 'You Should Know Me By Now' and answered a few questions. Take a peep!

Under Wraps T-shirts Available Online

T-Shirts now available (including free download of Extra Curricular or Thabo & The Real Deal EP)

Available at www.underwrapsmusic.bandcamp.com

Ball-zee On Beatbox Battle Tv

Check out Ball-Zee doing his thing and talking Beatbox on Beatbox Battle TV

Ball Zee In Berlin

Live at a show at Lido in Berlin, BALL-ZEE Jams with Austrian Vocal group - Bauchklang

Thabo & The Real Deal Ep Launch Footage

Footage from Thabo & The Real Deal EP Launch - 'Hey Mama'

Kevlar Boombox!

Introducing Kevlar Boombox, Live Mixtape Video...

New Music

Under Wraps is pleased to announce the release of two new EP's both available for download here.

It features Thabo & The Real Deal's first EP and Extra Curricular's brand new release.


Brand new Under Wraps T-shirts now available at all shows and from CITP
Collaboration with Benaiah Matheson design.

Ball Zee - Dark Knight

BALL-ZEE has been hanging out in the shadows again! Sick viral from UK

No1. Beatboxer.. ball Zee - One Dark Night. From paul Cockcroft On vimeo.

Thabo & The Real Deal Review

Many thanks to all who came and supported the launch of Thabo & The Real Deal's EP. It was a great night and truely amazing to see so many people there.

Big thanks to the guys at Croon Music for coming and reviewing the show. You can read it here.

Under Wraps Music

Welcome to the brand new Under Wraps Music site, where you can find out about the acts and their activities, view videos, hear new tracks and make bookings. To launch the new collaboration we held Gig In The Garden. Here are some of the highlights of the day:


Ball-zee At Acoustic Revolutionaries