Posts Tagged holdin court

[Reading] Holdin’ Court: Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon / Tencho0 – Friday 18th April @ The Bowery District

[Reading] Holdin’ Court: Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon / Tencho0 – Friday 18th April @ The Bowery District

Venue: The Bowery District, 110-117 Friar St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 1EP
Doors Open/Close: 7.30pm – Late
Ticket Price: £6.50 adv / £8 otd
Buy Tickets:
Facebook Event Link:

More Information:

Sean89 & Holdin Court by arrangement with Diplomats of Sound present…


Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon
DJ Shep
DJ Ivan6

The Bowery District | Reading

Friday 18th April

7.30pm / £6.50 advance

On sale NOW at, Hard Edge, Milk Bar, Sound Machine, Holdin Court + More!


Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon

Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon have been touring as an MC and DJ duo since 2010, and they have recorded an album, ‘Killer Combo’, due for release in early 2014.

Both reputed solo artists in their own right, together they combine witty lyricism, gob-smackingly banging beats and general tomfoolery to great effect. Dr Syntax has been a well-known face on the UK hip hop scene since he appeared on Foreign Beggars’ ‘Asylum Speakers’ album in 2004. Since then he has released numerous albums (including 2012’s ‘A Slice Of Fried Gold’ with Tom Caruana) and done countless shows worldwide. Recently he has been gaining a whole new level of exposure as frontman for acclaimed Manchester hip hop band The Mouse Outfit, whose debut album ‘Escape Music’ dropped in May and features Syntax heavily.

Blackpool-born Pete Cannon has had an incredibly prolific year, having produced for top UK rap acts such as Dirty Dike, Lunar C and Verb T, a single with Detroit rap legend Guilty Simpson (‘This Year’), releasing numerous projects and even producing a top 10 chart hit for Rizzle Kicks (‘Lost Generation’). You would be hard pressed to find anyone more enthusiastic about music, and on top of this, he has the most elaborate haircut in UK hip hop.



, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

[Basingstoke] Holdin’ Court: Sonnyjim & Support / Donnie Propa / Freedom of Press – Saturday 2nd April @ Poison Bar

[Basingstoke] Holdin’ Court: Sonnyjim & Support / Donnie Propa / Freedom of Press – Saturday 2nd April @ Poison Bar

Facebook event:
Following the success of our February (Birthday) show, we are proud to confirm our next event will feature the following acts:

/ Sonnyjim (+ Support)

From Eatgood Records Press Release:

Hailing from Birmingham, this Jump Off and End Of The Weak veteran has demonstrated his relentless talent throughout the country and captivated crowds alongside THE STREETS and FOREIGN BEGGARS to name a few. SONNYJIM’S new mix-CD is entirely comprised of original material, and features a plethora of the country’s most talented emcees including Mercury Music Prize Nominee and MOBO Award Winning SOWETO KINCH, FOREIGN BEGGARS, JEHST, STIG OF THE DUMP and KASHMERE. It is a raucous, fiery long player, with unrelenting skill and technique on show, over slick production.

/ Donnie Propa

Dedicated vinyl enthusiast & mixmaster, Donnie Propa’s rep has grown following the release of several quality Mixtapes he’s created for some high profile artists in the UK Hip Hop scene including ‘The Best Of Scorzayzee’, ‘The Skillsmen Mixtape’ alongside Cappo and the soon to drop ‘Late Checkout Mixtape’ with Sonnyjim. As well as a mix for Son Records of tracks from their back catalogue and a mix of classic Nottingham Hip Hop tracks for
With a ‘Best Of Lee Ramsay’ mix also in the pipeline and nearly a decade’s experience in the scene expect a selection of the biggest headnod tracks from the UK to the US all tightly mixed by the midland’s mixtape king

/ Freedom of Press

Freedom Of Press are an up and coming hip hop group from the south west consisting of producer/dj HenryTha8th, rapper YTV, and newest member Blammer. Currently performing tracks from their acclaimed debut ep ‘Yet To Verify’ (availible for free download from the bandcamp now) and the forthcoming ‘Verified ep’ availible mid march. Bringing a mix of dark humour and social satire this raw brand of hip hop is guaranteed to leave an impression!

/ Resident DJ’s

DJ Shep /
DJ Revolution

/ Open-Mic

Holdin’ Court’s Infamous Open-Mic Battle as well as a cipher session will start at 9pm sharp.

Want to perform in front of our crowd? – Get in touch as there are limited spaces available!

Venue: Poison Bar, Basingstoke (Hampshire)
Cost: £5 otd/ £4 Students

/ Directions

The venue’s postcode is: RG21 7JD

By Train: Basingstoke is 40mins south from London Waterloo. Southampton, Brighton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Reading are all easily accessible too.

By Car: Basingstoke is at Junction 6 and 7 of the M3 motorway, linking the town to London, Southampton and the Southwest. Follow signs for Town Centre then Basing View. The bar can be found at the top of a small hill on the left opposite a train station car park.

Parking! The venue has NO on-site parking. So…avoid getting fined in the station car park and use Festival Place shopping mall parking.

, , , , ,

Leave a comment

[Basingstoke] Holdin’ Court: Genius Squad / IMS / Unusual Suspects @ Poison Bar, Sat 27th November

Holdin’ Court: Genius Squad / IMS / Unusual Suspects @ New Venue! Poison Bar, Sat 27th November

Facebook event – click here

Facebook group – click here

Genius Squad.

From Press Release:
“Formed in 2006, Genius Squad was initially a name rapper Vecks & DJ Herbie Dragons (Ramblers Association) used for their live shows with wunderkind spitter Tai.
Following one of the legendary cypher sessions at Vecks and Herbies yard, Don’t Flop legend Scizzahz (OSB’z) joined the team. He was swiftly followed by battle king Enlish (Beer & Rap/Team Hate) and beat maestro 184 (Last Minute Records/Gangoon Dubz) and finally, following another cypher, Conflix (Chain of Command/Character Assassins).
Famed for their freestyle ability – honed at infamous open-mic night Slip Jam:B – G Squad have gained a rep for their energetic live shows and drinking/shit chatting ability.
While now mainly concentrating on solo work, in the best Wu Tang tradition, they reform (like Voltron) every so often to perform live.
This time round they’re promoting their recent mixtape ‘The Cleverlution’.”
Here’s a link for ‘The Bog’ video:

, , , , , ,

Leave a comment

%d bloggers like this: