Hip hop artists Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon have been touring as an MC and DJ duo since 2010. Both reputed solo artists in their own right, their music and live shows combine witty lyricism, gob-smackingly banging beats and general tomfoolery to great effect.Having released music separately for over a decade, in 2014 they released their debut collaborative album, ‘Killer Combo!’ on their own ‘Tactical Thinking’ imprint. The album featured guests Del The Funky Homosapien (Gorillaz/Deltron 3030), Dirty Dike (High Focus), Lunar C, Jehst (YNR/Lowlife), Eva Lazarus and Jman. They then formed a 4-piece live band with Manchester musicians Adisa Allen (drums) and Matt Wilmot (keys), and embarked on an extensive UK tour. While the duo was already a well-known and popular act on the British hip hop scene, the band has gone down a storm with fans new and old, adding a fresh dynamic to the established show.
Writing since her pre-teens, the artist known in a former incarnation as Stanza makes keenly observed, socially aware flow seem effortless. Using both a very British sensibility with her lyrics and her own voice, there’s familiarity, homeliness, realness. These are modern stories for modern ears. Since propelling herself into the UK Hip Hop consciousness in 2010 with Chapter & Verse, Bobbie has been busying herself with expanding her sound, constantly writing and recording. Rather than stay pigeonholed and replicate past glories, she is constantly evolving, staying ahead of limits.
Bobbie Johnson will make you totally re-evaluate your conceptions of female rappers, fuck, she’ll make you question whatever you thought you knew about hip hop full stop.
DJ support - Chris Munky
Trivial Pursuits - Full Moon
Doors 8.30pm - 2am
Free before 9.30pm £3 after!