Felts top show­case bill

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The Pur­ple Felts The third Counter Cul­ture Col­lec­tive event is at The Green Room this month.

The rap, jazz, funk, po­etry and hip-hop mu­sic show­case will be held on April 28 in what is set to be the big­gest night yet.

Head­lined by Perth ska­funk band The Pur­ple Felts, the show­case will see 14 artists per­form, in­clud­ing rap­pers Dukes, Kief Broonz and Minches and po­ets Rana Marathon, Mark Richard­son and Vic­to­ria McNulty.

Main sup­port act Barkryte, who or­gan­ised the event, said: “Since the change at the Green Room I have re­ceived a huge amount of sup­port from the guys run­ning the place now, Fiona Munro es­pe­cially.

“The sup­port from The Green Room to lo­cal mu­si­cians is in­cred­i­ble. It plays a mas­sive role.

“So far we have po­etry and spo­ken word per­form­ers and a small group and solo acous­tic mu­si­cians. There are seven con­firmed rap­pers and two bands as well. This is not one to be missed.

“This event is the third and we have had a huge amount of good feed­back across the board, in the re­spect that we have po­ets, rap­pers, singers, mu­si­cians and some lads that fall into more than one of these cat­e­gories.”

Barkryte will also be per­form­ing along­side Jus­tice Bru­cie, Ma­ciek Pokora and The Pur­ple Felts’ Mark Mor­ri­son and Tim Hen­der­son.

He said: “I started Cx3 about a year ago. It was orig­i­nally a Perth hip-hop based show­case and as time went on peo­ple started do­ing their own thing.

“I per­son­ally shifted more to­wards in­stru­ments when per­form­ing in­stead of the nor­mal rap over in­stru­men­tals. Things moved for­ward from there and the col­lec­tive it­self is now around 20 peo­ple. I rap, sing, play gui­tar and piano, write my own mu­sic and songs as well as all my rhymes, start­ing off as po­etry.

“I prom­ise you there is no band like ours in Perthshire, other than our head­lin­ers The Pur­ple Felts and two of our mem­bers play with them too.”

The event starts at 8.30pm and tickets are £7 on the door and £5 when booked through the event’s Face­book page. It is for over-18s only.

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