Urban Voodoo MachineUrban Voodoo Machine’s Paul-Ronney Angel this weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the lockdown of 2020 with his 53rd online show.

Crossing each and every calendar day diligently off as the sun sets and rises on the clockwork daily rhythm of the last year, each day a step closer to the end (or extension) of a seemingly-eternal revolution of quarantines. Tick-tock goes the clock as we search with renewed vigour for something else to pass the time. From the outset, up stepped the musicians, their lifeblood cut off, left adrift with only the desire to do what they do best, what comes from deep within: entertain. For us and for themselves.

Into the fray, the day after the announcement of the first lockdown, stepped lead singer of The Urban Voodoo Machine, Paul-Ronney Angel, and his partner and fellow musician Ane Angel. Since then, they have spent every Saturday night. Over the year, when permitted, they’ve been joined on their live stream by Rat Scabies, Jim Jones, Tomirae Brown and, of course, other members of The Urban Voodoo Machine.

And now the couple are to celebrate their 53rd show, a year on from their first lockdown performance.

Be sure to tune into The Urban Voodoo Machine’s Facebook page this coming Saturday at 8pm and every Saturday till this pandemic’s beaten (Anniversary show/Episode 53 is Sat 20th March).

Dress Code: Black ‘n’ Red
Streaming Link: Facebook

As well as the weekly shows, Paul-Ronney is also readying the release of his debut solo album, London Texas Lockdown, in June, as well as a full new album from Urban Voodoo Machine for September.

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Words by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archive here.

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Nathan has been writing for Louder Than War since 2012. Before that, he wrote for manchestermusic.co.uk. Now living in Spain, he also writes for the Spanish magazine Ruta 66.

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