- 5th May, 2016
This Friday the talented Nu Folk style Nottingham singer-songwriter Felix M-B is playing a headline show at The Bodega before he moves down to London for college. He'll be joined by a full band on the night as well as support from Lowrie and Tiger. It's going to be an incredible show. We had a chat with him prior to the show about the Nottingham music scene, what to excpect from Friday's show, how he's feeling about the move down to the big city and what the future holds.
This Friday marks your last gig in Nottingham. How has the city treated you as a musicinan?
My first gig in Nottingham was at Jamcafe, which is one of the awesome venues in Nottingham. It may not be a big city but the community of musicians and artists and the huge amount of brilliant live venues really makes it a great scene to be involved in. It's really shaped my career personally. The Bodega has always been an important venue for me so to be headlining it is incredibly exciting.
What can we expect from the final show?
This won't be my last Nottingham gig ever by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a big one for me in that I won't be able to play in Notts for a while. The last show is about saying thank you to people I've worked with a lot over the past couple of years. Tiger is opening the night, and not only is she a great friend of mine but she's also an incredible artist who I've been lucky enough to have feature on my work a few times. Then Lowrie (Fraser Lowrie) who has always been massively encouraging to me and I've played various gigs on the same bill.
You're moving to London, have you played down there before and how well were you received?
Yeah I have played in London quite a bit now, at venues like The Garage in Highbury & Islington and The Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell and so far I've only had good experiences of gigging there. I headlined a beautiful venue called Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare in Hampton (South LDN) the other week and it was sold out which was a pleasant surprise and it was probably one of my favourite gigs. So I'm really excited about the move, despite missing Notts.
What musical plans do you have for the future?
I'd like to keep playing a lot of great gigs and writing material that pushes me and addresses issues I care about.
Tell us about a Nottingham memory or a gig that you will cherish once you leave.
The EP launch this year in January was a great night. To have so many people there and so many singing along was better than I could ever have imagined. I'm looking forward to the same at The Bodega on Friday!
Felix M-B plays a headline show at The Bodega this Friday with support from Lowrie and Tiger. Tickets are available here!