Meet the Spookers

First published in What's on

Cardigan-based musical combo The Spookers will bring their catchy instrumental electro-pop to the Cellar Bar on June 20.

The Spookers are based around the nucleus of Paul Williams and Gavin Lloyd Wilson, with other musicians taking part on an ad hoc basis.

Paul played bass in Ceredigion’s first ever punk band, Archie and the Uks and in Brighton’s legendary Airtight Garage and recently played and wrote with Harry Roger’s Scene Red; in The Spookers he is responsible for the programming as well as playing guitar and bass.

Gavin plays guitar, bass, and Bass VI, while outside of The Spookers he records as Spurious Transients and occasionally stands in on bass for Sendelica.

Their musical influences coalesce in The Spookers, where the tracks are variously informed by a diverse range of styles including electronica, krautrock, psychedelia, punk, rap, dance, ambient, dub reggae, and the occasional TV theme.

Although most of their material is instrumental The Spookers like to incorporate the spoken word into their music and have recently been working with local poet Dave Urwin, and have taken three poems read by Dave and set them to music for a forthcoming EP release.

The Spookers, together with Dave Urwin, will be debuting their new material at the Cellar Bar Cardigan, on Friday June 20, doors open 7.30pm.

To add to The Spookers’ eclectic set there will be two support slots offering dreamy downtempo electronica from Min-Y-Llan (aka Martin Boulton), surf punk from The Frights, and the DJ magic of Maya Mitten.

Entry is £5.

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