Monday, 21 March 2011

Extra Curricular with Zane Lowe, Skream & Benga, Doorly, and Example!

So, we've got some news to announce...

On May 21st, in a massive warehouse in Huddersfield (Bates Mill), Extra Curricular will be appearing alongside Zane Lowe, Skream & Benga, Doorly, and Example!!! 

We're super-excited about this one as it will be one of the biggest shows we've ever played! Tickets are now available from Camel Club, Revolution, and Cotton Factory in Huddersfield town centre as well as from the official Afterparty ticketing system on Ticket Arena.

Afterparty have said '...this one is our best line up ever - it's perfectly rounded and the ultimate party time line up!' 

This is going to be the perfect start to our summer (more dates to announce soon!) and will see us unveiling our summer set, and some wicked new merchandise. 

To top it off, the night before (May 20th) will see us helping to launch the new label Pigeonhole This! with the legendary Doorly...more info on this to come soon! 


If you still haven't grabbed our FREE download and signed up our mailing list, you can have a listen and do so here:

Big Love,


Monday, 14 March 2011

Ruby's Crazy Month, The Other Bands, Polar Bear

Yes y'all,

Been some crazy developments in the EC camp this last week...

Our very own Miss Ruby Wood has been asked to sing with the mighty Bonobo as he takes his live band around Europe throughout April! Not only that, but she is currently smashing a UK tour with live dubstep outfit Submotion Orchestra. Needless to say we are all mighty proud of her...she is gonna be a new superstar!


Part of the magic of Extra Curricular is that everyone rocks shows with other groups, it's part of what makes our sound.... that crazy mix of influences. So, I thought I'd take this opportunity to show you the other side of the group... the other bands...

Jack Flash - critically acclaimed MC/producer in his own right, 2009 EOW World Champion, too many releases to list here but be sure to check his recent Sound Of Colours project - DEEP.

Thabo Mkwananzi - has sung with all manner of established MC's and producers, recently started an acoustic soul group called Thabo and The Real Deal

Noah Burton - songwriter, promoter, producer, and pretty much anything else creative he can turn his hand to. Check out the amazing music Noah and Ruby make together and his work in The Great Argument

Martin Chung - a guitar wizard and highly in demand. Check out his work with the Nu Popes, his personal Soundcloud, and his upcoming tour with legendary singer Sanchita Farruque.

Jack Button - bass player for Project Sunset, producer and DJ for Noji although I tend to spend most of the other half of my musical life as a teacher and educator these days.

Greg Nicholas - the man for brass, both a performer in UK big bands and an educator. Check his personal Myspace.

John Waugh - composer and session player, check out his work for Yoruba along with his personal Myspace.

Tim Garrud - the newest member of Extra Curricular, he came to our attention through his brilliant work with live grime outfit and BBC Introducing favourites The:Foot:Clan.

A few links for you to check out there then, it goes without saying that we are just a bit keen on making music :)

-----POLAR BEAR-----

We are supporting the phenomenal Polar Bear in their new project with MC Jayger. They're making some crazy, heavy-hitting live hip hop mixed with that unique blend of jazz, punk, and electronics that Polar Bear are so famed for. We are VERY excited about this show, however, the night starts early (it's a Thursday night ya know!) so make sure you come through at 8pm to catch our set!

Polar Bear w/Jayger with special guests Extra Curricular
Thursday 17th March, Brudenell Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm
Entry - £12adv/£14otd

Tickets available from Crash Records, Jumbo Records, and online from HERE

FB event HERE


Due to recent developments I am unable to post a 100% accurate list of shows so please check which will be updated in due course.

One Love,


Monday, 7 March 2011

From The Hole, Acoustic Revolutionaries, Upcoming Shows

Yes y'all...

So, whilst we're holed up for the next few weeks in the rehearsal studio, creating and tweaking the perfect summer festival set we've been listening to, and compiling a lot of great music for inspiration! 


Here's some amazing music from a night that our very own Ruby Wood and Noah Burton put on; 'Acoustic Revolutionaries'. Some of the best musical talent in the UK give beautiful, intimate acoustic performances of their work. I've picked out a couple of my favourites (you can download these for FREE  from HERE ):

You can get these two tracks and the rest of the album for FREE from HERE. Please make sure you check out any of the people you've enjoyed listening to - they have been really kind to supply the music for this collection!

-------UPCOMING SHOWS------

We're only playing a few select shows in March and April so make sure you come through if you want to catch us doing something close and intimate before May :)

Brudenell Social Club - W/ Polar Bear, Leeds
17th March 2011, 20PM
Black Lounge (acoustic), Huddersfield
1st April 2011, 21PM
Bar 1:22 (acoustic Extravaganza), Huddersfield
14th April 2011, 20PM
The Golden Lion, Bristol
6th May 2011, 21PM
Holmfirth Folk Festival, Holmfirth
7th May 2011, 18PM
The Yardbird, Birmingham
13th May 2011, 20PM
Pigeon Hole This! Launch Party - Mint Club, Leeds
20th May 2011, 21PM
Afterparty Warehouse - Bates Mill, Huddersfield
21st May 2011, 23PM
Cosmic Boogie @ Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds
29th May 2011, 22PM
Sunrise Festival, Somerset
2nd June 2011, 16PM
Sounddhism, Bodega W/dj Format, Nottingham
4th June 2011, 21PM
Corbridge Music Festival, Newcastle
6th August 2011, 18PM
Greenbelt Festival (mainstage), Cheltenham Racecourse
27th August 2011, 17PM
Limetree Festival, Grewelthorpe
28th August 2011, 18PM

One Love,



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