Music |
14th November 2014

Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, the music of Ibibio Sound Machine combines elements of West African highlife,disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul.

Folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother's South-Eastern Nigerian Ibibio language form the creative lyrical fabric of the album while a large dose of electronic inspiration and an approach influenced by both London and West Africa, give the vocals and guitar lines space to breath without being overwhelmed.

From the banging sub-bass of 'Lets Dance' to the spiritual, gospel-tinged notes of the album's opening track 'Voice of the Bird', the band have turned in a dynamic and, at times, beautiful take on modern afro-soul music.

The eight-piece live band made their official live debut at the last Transmusicales in France and will be a name to look out for in 2014 .Their pulsating first single Let's Dance and ʻTalkingFish were added to the BBC 6 Music playlist.

“Veers intriguingly between the contemporary and echoes of the 70s and 80sGuardian

“Sounds as if Grace Jones and James Murphy are playing Ghanaian highlife for their lives.” NME

Support: 11-piece Ulverston drum band Deatbeats

Box office Kerry set to swap headset for snare drum at Ibibio gig

Our box office supervisor extraordinaire Kerry Turner will be joining the fantastic Ulverston-based drum band Deatbeats in the Malt Room on Friday night.

Deatbeats will be perfoming a powerful set of energetic drumming as support act for Ibibio Sound Machine.

They are well-known on the local festival circuit so why not come along and show them some support?!

Venue: Malt Room standing and dancing

Please Click Here to visit Ibibio Sound Machine's website


14th November 2014

You might like...


ABBA Reunion Christmas Special

Doors 8pm | Tickets £20.50 | Malt Room Standing The ABBA Reunion Tribute Show is the creation of an award-winning West End Director, Producer and...

Book now

Stop Making Sense

  • 16th December 16:30 (Digital Lounge), 19:00 (Digital Lounge)
  • 17th December 13:00 (Digital Lounge), 17:30 (Digital Lounge)


Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary, the 1984 film was directed by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme and is considered by critics...

Book now

Laurence Jones

Doors 8pm | Tickets £19.50 | Support Blue Nation | Malt Room Standing Laurence Jones, the multi-award-winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter born in Liverpool, releases...

Book now

Supported by