Saturday 4 May – Bristol Folk House
Mike Dennis is a classically-trained violinist whose boyhood love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Gangstarr led him to create a unique kind of string-heavy hip hop music he refers to as Violinica.
Performing using a violin, loop pedal and cajon, Mike builds up layers of dense harmony and embellishes with thoughtful, energetic rhymes drawing inspiration from daily British life and the perils and profits of love.
‘Violin in hand and with a multitude of effects at his feet, he builds up to a string and percussion crescendo before opening his mouth and… wow! This guy doesn’t just spit rhymes, they cascade out at a speed as ferocious as his lyrics.’ Wake The Deaf