Still Bill

How do you turn a duck into a soul singer?
Put it into an oven until its bill withers

Alright, that may be the worst joke in the world – and I’m an animal-loving veggie so I know it’s not the most tasteful either! – but hey, if I tell you it’s all in the name of good music, you’ll forgive me, right?

If you want to find out more about the real Bill Withers – while leaving all ducks unharmed in the process – you should get your ass down to the Sugar Club in Dublin on 30th September, where Fresh & Noble presents the documentary Still Bill.

What is Fresh & Noble?

Fresh & Noble is a new music promotions company that will launch this September with a unique series of music documentary screenings in Dublin and Cork. The series aims to showcase some of the new breed of music documentaries that spans genres but is rarely screened. Each screening will be followed by DJs or live bands which will be hand-picked to compliment that evening’s documentary.

Still Bill is a “critically acclaimed intimate portrait of soul legend Bill Withers in his 70th year, and features rare access to a private man responsible for classics such as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day,” “Grandma’s Hands,” and “Just the Two of Us.”” It sounds rather amazing.

The Irish premiere was at The Pavilion in Cork on Sunday, September 19th, but Dubliners can catch it next week at the Sugar Club.

Fresh & Noble is also delighted to have joined up with leading independent Irish promoters Choice Cuts for the Dublin event which will treat guests to a unique experience of soul. This takes place on September 30th at The Sugar Club, Dublin.  Start time is at 8pm with the screening at 8.45pm. Entry is €7.50 with support music acts to be announced.

The best bit? Fresh & Noble will be back with even more documentaries for us to enjoy:

  • Nina Simone: La Légende – Special screening of this intimate portrayal of this icon for the Cork Jazz Festival.
  • Favela On Blast –  the directorial film debut from Grammy-nominated DJ and producer, Diplo, documents the vibrant and innovative musical subculture that has emerged in Brazil’s impoverished slums, known as favelas
  • Dub Echoes – A documentary that traces the origins of Jamaican dub music and it’s influence on the development of hip hop and electronic music.

It’s inspiring to see music lovers bringing us more than the typical music-related events – and especially good to see these events take place in locations other than Dublin.  Not that I don’ t love my adopted home, but I’m as aware as anyone else how cities around the country frequently get ignored when it comes to gigs and events.

Good work, Fresh & Noble!


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