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Pre Production Presents… Tenement & Temple with Wojtek the Bear.
Thu 6 April 2017, 19:30 – 22:30 BST
Tenement and Temple's Monica Queen was described as "one of the greatest singers ever " by Gary Lightbody when she duetted with him in Bellahouston park and was dubbed the new Emmy in a BBC review. She joins forces with Johnny Smillie ( Country and Folk producer ) , not for the first time , to indulge in their love of guitars and harmony. Taking from their favourites Elvis, Willie, Neil, Everly's, Carters and Emmy as well Josh T , Gillian and Dave their new venture explores the possibilities of just 2 acoustics and vocals to create something beautiful and affecting with elements of folk, country and psychedelia.
Support from Glasgow based four piece Wojtek The Bear who release a 4 track Ep on 31 March and have lined up several live shows. Made up of Graham Norris (guitar and vocals), Martin McClements (drums), Paul Kirkwood (bass and vocals), Tam Killean (guitar and vocals) the band formed in early 2016 having played in various other outfits. They took their name after “falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole” and finding out about the famous Polish soldier bear who was eventually promoted to a corporal and saw out the end of his days in Edinburgh Zoo.
The band have picked up fans of their beautifully crafted melodic guitar pop since the release of their debut single ‘Dead From The Waist Up’ in June 2016. BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway picked it up and it was included on the BBC Scotland Introducing podcast, and STV featured the band on national TV show ‘Live at Five’. A download followed, ‘The Drunken Sailor’, described as “2 and a half minutes of nautical-laced indie regret” and was selected as one of Tom Robinson’s ‘Fresh Faves’ on 6 Music. The band also played a headline show at Kings Tuts Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow and supported Wintersleep and Kathyrn Joseph