Orange Claw Hammer Jazz

Orange Claw Hammer

  • Date

    Thursday 12 October 2017

  • venue

    The Blue Lamp

  • time

    Starts 8pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £12 in bf. Concessions £10 for A2L, over 60s, unemployed, disabled and companion, Friends of APA, u16, Young Scot. (NOTE 14+ years) Students with student card £5

  • genre


Steve Kettley’s Orange Claw Hammer is a band of fine musicians with a desire to
enjoy, share and play with the music of Captain Beefheart. Deeply rhythmic and
rooted in the blues before spiralling off into free association, their music is a
wondrous cacophony of finely tuned chaos. Even though the vast majority of the
music is instrumental, much like Beefheart’s contemporary Frank Zappa, there’s a
humour at play, a desire to stimulate and titillate through complex offbeat grooves
and a clatter of noise. It’s a wonderful, exhilarating recreation of Beefheart’s
experimentations, improvised and reinterpreted by Kettley and his quartet.

“OCH are fabulous! Of all the things I saw in the Edinburgh Festival the stand out
performance was OCH in a cellar bar, the band is tight. OCH are a brilliant set of
musicians with a love of Beefheart.
It is part homage, part wild eyed evening of grand riffs and virtuoso playing.”
Mark Thomas, comedian/activist.

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