Thursday, 20 March 2008


The Bumblebeez have been lauded for their eclectic ADD kitchen sink approach to music, since the release of their White Printz and Red Printz EP's, to the most recent single, the fanquackingtastic Dr Love. Now, ahead of the release their magnificent technicolour spew of a debut album Prince Umberto & The Sister Of Ill, The Bumblebeez will present the equally important siamese twin companion to the music, the visual side of the band, in an art show at Goodhood in Hoxton, London.

Starting Thursday March 27, the exhibition will present a detailed view at the world behind the music, as seen by Chris Colonna aka Prince Umberto. Art has always been integral in The Bumblebeez approach to music, ever since Chris studied at the Pratt Institute in New York and worked on art projects including sound pieces and installations that involved walking into a darkened room with soft music only to be pummelled by a tennis ball machine and gabba. Chris has created all of the bands artwork to date, including the most recent work for the album, in collaboration with Jonathan Zawada. For the album cover Chris built a series of sculptures around his country town home out of various pieces of audio equipment and machinery, culminating in the speaker stack monolith we now see on the cover.

41 Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N16HD

Thursday March 27. 7pm - 10pm
March 28 - 30th