25 April at 20:00
Ends at 23:30
Cardiff’s Junior Bill play Three Wise Monkeys on Saturday 25th April – this band are highly rated so this is a gig to grab tickets for.
Following a full UK tour supporting Supergrass legend Danny Goffey, the band had a big 2019. In between their own headline shows, festival performances included Boomtown, Big Love, Port Eliot, Nozstock, Camper Calling and Cork Ska & Reggae Festival and more.
At first glance Junior Bill’s set is a joyous high-energy conga of skanking world music and new wave pop delivered with perfect exuberance by a terrific band. A guaranteed good time. Musically eclectic, they reference reggae, laced with snips of soul, hi life and hip hop as well as punk and indie. In their shows they build a cohesive backdrop from these disparate elements with carefully crafted setlists that frequently change the mood from shouty singalongs to soulful sadness and back.
On closer inspection though, frontman Rob Nichols’ songs about resentful mortgage payers, toothless care home dwellers, lost asylum seekers and clueless high street urchins actually tell sad stories about the worried state of the nation and it’s mistrustful inhabitants as we drift inevitably towards our post Brexit fate.
Yet, somehow at the end of the process there is always a sense of optimism and a feeling that Junior Bill are on hand to make the world a slightly better, and more fun place to be.
Catch them and become part of the story.
Doors 8pm on the top floor.
£5 Entry – advance tickets available via DesignMyNight (subject to 50p booking fee)
Over 18s only.