Event Preview: From The Hip @ Arch Sixteen Café, Gateshead (21/09/17)

One of the most unique nights of music in the North East is coming back to Arch Sixteen Café this month for the third time. 

What To Expect…

From The Hip is an improvised music event that aims to bring together local musicians from different genres, with the hope of creating something special. Without restrictions or expectations, creativity and fun are the main focus at FTH.

From The Hip-Hop…

Kay Greyson at From The Hip (05/05/17)

The previous FTH event back in May was the official warm-up show for The Bridge UK hip-hop event at Sage Gateshead, meaning hip-hop took the spotlight as the main genre on the night.

However, this time around FTH organiser Matt Flynn wants to ‘abandon all structure’ in the hopes of creating an event like no other, fusing genres and encouraging unlikely musical partnerships.

“The next event promises to be as far removed from a predictable and structured music event as it gets,” said Flynn.

“There will still be a hip-hop element, but adding some jazzy vocals, some spoken word and hopefully some eastern influence to the mix promises to really push the creative boundaries.

“It’s a bit of risk and it would be great to have some new faces along to support the artists taking part.”

The ‘Line-Up’…

Musicians at From The Hip (05/05/17)

“I’d like to be able tell the potential audience what to expect… but the truth is I don’t know what lies in store,” continued Flynn.

“The line up, for want of a better word, never fully firms up until the night itself but we have a fantastic pool of local talent involved, and some really interesting new additions to the mix. Updates on the line up will be confirmed on the event page nearer the time.

“There will be energy, creativity and a great vibe, that’s for sure. After that it will just be what it is.

“This is the joy of improvised music, what you lose in predictability is more than made up for with a unique feeling only playing from the hip can deliver. It’s music laid bare, stripped of a safety net, free to live in the moment, to go where the mood takes it.”

Find out more about From The Hip

Words by Johnathan Ramsay