Felts top showcase bill
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.