Folk hip-hop, energetic and compelling live band

Sat 22 November, 8pm


Support from Paper Cranes

Nizlopi are John Parker (double bass/beat box) and Luke Concannon (vocals/guitar), a duo who sound like a four piece, folk hip-hop band.

They are most widely known for being the underground, independent act that topped the UK and Irish charts with ‘The JCB song’ in 2005. They have a fierce reputation for inspiring, moving, live shows often taking the show into the heart of the audience.

Having been doing their own things for the past four years, they have come back together in 2013 performing new material, songs from their two previous albums and material for Luke’s new solo album ‘Give It All’.

‘We immediately started writing new material in the rehearsals. The fire is as hot as ever.’ says Luke

The band announced a low-key first show back at The Borderline in London in June 2013. The show sold out in hours. A second show was announced. It also sold out in hours. They were back.

A live EP with recordings from those incredible comeback shows in planned for late spring 2014 with festival dates confirming for summer 2014. John Martyn and Danny Thompson meets The Roots and Ani Di Franco, Nizlopi play joyful, honest, atavistic, heavenly folk stories. And when Nizlopi perform live, they are a positive force like no other.

Praise for Nizlopi

‘Political, intense, angular and beautiful’ Colin Murray, BBC Radio 1

‘Nizlopi involved the crowd like no other. If you didn’t get stuck in with at least one harmony then you looked odd.’ The Sun

‘Everything I know about live performance I learned from them’ Ed Sheeran (ex-roadie to Nizlopi)

Paper Cranes

A folk duo from the South of the Lake District; Paper Cranes capture the intimacy of a campfire jam with the energy to fill a venue. Find out more at

Booking Information

Tickets are available for the reduced rate of £12 in advance.  On the night, tickets will cost £14. 

You can buy tickets in advance in three ways:
  1. Click on Book below to buy online via our official ticket agents Brewery Arts Centre.  Online tickets will add a booking fee of £1.50 per transaction.
  2. Call 01524 831 997 to buy over the phone. There is a booking fee of 50p per transaction for card purchases.
  3. You can buy tickets in person from our venue the Hothouse and from Morecambe Visitor Information Centre in the Platform.