Sweet Baboo | Future Yard

It’s been a long while, but it’s worth the wait. We’re really excited to be welcoming a Sweet Baboo performance to our stage, after a long period of nor performing any solo material. Sweet Baboo is the alter ego of North Walian musician and songwriter Stephen Black. His career has spanned over two decades and has seen him release six albums to date, to much critical acclaim. He is currently putting the finishing touches to a new record, The Wreckage, his first in over five years which will be released in early 2023.
Support on the night comes from French born British songwriter Clémentine March, with another support to be added soon.
Tickets on sale now.

Sweet Baboo has not performed live since End of The Road Festival 2018, but Stephen Black is no stranger to Future Yard’s stage: he first played here as part of Gryff Rhys’ live band in 2021; and most recently as part of Group Listening with Paul Jones, in support of the group’s second album entitled Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol 2.

“Beautifully judged (electronic) psych-pop record that hums with warmth”
Uncut magazine on 2017 Wild Imagination (Moshi Moshi Records)

“With a blend of humility and affection, Stephen Black, [is] a honey-voiced man with a goal of becoming the Harry Nilsson of Snowdonia.”
The Times on 2015 The Boombox Ballads (Moshi Moshi Records)


Sweet Baboo

Future Yard presents
Sweet Baboo
+ Clémentine March
Wednesday 15th February 2023
7pm doors
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £12.50 advance

Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open 4pm-9pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.


Sweet Baboo

French born British songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Clémentine March has released two albums so far on Lost Map Records, Le Continent (2020) and Songs Of Resilience (2021), both reflecting her multicultural roots (childhood spent in France, music learning in Brazil) and her preoccupations, loss, love and transcendence. Her music loosely reunites Caetano Veloso’s melodies and Béla Bartók’s chord progressions, Pavement and cheesy tunes from a late 20 Century TV set. Clémentine is currently preparing her third album, due to be released in 2023.

Clémentine also has played (mostly bass) with artists the likes of Dana Gavanski, Alabaster dePlume, Snapped Ankles, Floating World Pictures, Naima Bock and many others.