Prescott Album Launch + The Evil Usses
Wed 24 May
Prescott‘s second album, Thing Or Two, is unveiled at their first London show this year. Support comes from Bristol’s The Evil Usses.
Prescott is a London-based instrumental group, verging on supergroup, featuring Kev Hopper (Stump, Ticklish), Frank Byng (This Is Not This Heat, Snorkel), Keith Moliné (Pere Ubu) and Rhodri Marsden (Scritti Politti).
Limited advance tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/397319
There Goes The Neighbourhood: Plenty
Tue 23 May
There Goes The Neighbourhood are back with the next installment of your bi-monthly local literary love-in on 23 May! As usual shennagains will kick off at the suitably slinky Paper Dress Vintage 7.45 for 8 with local writers new and established providing their finest in the line of stories, poetry and random ramblings (from your host).
The theme for May is “Plenty” so prepare for tales of abundance, overindulgence and utter outrage.
What else would you expect from this Neighbourhood?
Come say hello, grab a drink and listen to tomorrow’s literary heavy weights. There’ll be plenty….
Free entry but please support the lovely PDV bar.
RSVP to the event page and invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/216073298880984/
See you there!
Paper Dress Presents: CeCe & The Scoundrels, Hotline Tropics, Madame So
Sat 20 May
Paper Dress Presents an evening of wonderful live music from our unique shop window stage in Hackney Central. On Saturday 20 May we welcome…
CECE & THE SCOUNDRELS
An electric London and New York Blues ensemble with influences from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Rock n Roll!
“Sincerely bizarre but bizarrely catchy indie pop”-AFROPUNK
“Parisian-born singer-songwriter with a penchant for poetic punk” – ALLMUSIC
“One of 10 Black women in Rock’n’Roll you should know”- FOR HARRIET
We’re running this event on a ‘Pay What You Want’ / Donations basis on the door – If you want to read more about why we’re doing that then have a quick read here: http://
Suggested donation £5
RSVP to the Facebook event page and invite your friends here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1290003301112986/
Keep live music alive!
Thump Howl Go! w/ Terri Shaltiel, Soul Grenades, Coffeepot Drive, Soft & Whippy Jam Band
Fri 19 May
After the successful previous editions, here we go again! On Saturday 19th May you have another great chance to go thumping & howling all night long!
THG! play homage to the diverse strands of FUNK & SOUL music from around the world, showcasing the talents in live Disco, R&B, Boogaloo, Reggae, Hip Hop, Jazz and House, along with the best DJs in London town…
This is a club night for those looking to dance! Be ready for music both old and new. Come down and enjoy uplifting dancefloor bangers as well as intimate and enchanting voices from the global FUNK & SOUL spectrum…
This time with live music from
★★ Terri Shaltiel ★★
UK-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Terri Shaltiel has diligently been honing her craft across the gruelling but obligatory festival, wine-bar and night-club circuit with her wholesome and heart-warming fusion of music dear to her heart, such as deep soul, raw funk, rare-groove, jazz, reggae and much more. Her vocals have an eclectic mix of gospel-soul and earthy/bluesy rootsy-ness, reminiscent of her many influences such as Etta James, Marva Whitney and Marlena Shaw to name but three, providing the listener with that warm, comforting feeling in the centre of their being and bringing her to the attention of Craig Charles’ BBC Radio 6 ‘Funk and Soul Show.
★★ Coffeepot Drive ★★
Blues, soul, power rock band from South London.
To say the group are experienced would be an understatement. Having toured with the likes of Status Quo, Uriah Heap, Goo Goo Dolls and even REO Speedwagon on an individual basis they have since joined together and are a force to be reckoned with. Guitarist Boanecker and Front woman Lady Oracle makes it clear that “all this was preparation for Coffeepot” and it cannot be denied that the band are ready to hit the big time.
★★ Soul Grenades ★★
9-piece funk band Purveying heavyweight funk and soul grooves with a contemporary edge, Soul Grenades are quickly establishing themselves as one of the most dynamic live acts on the scene. Fronted by veteran soul vocalist Sabina Challenger (featured on The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show with The Getup), the band boasts a rock-solid, super-tight rhythm section, blistering horns, and a burgeoning song book of future classics.
Five piece jam explosion. WHAT DO YOU WANT? They’ve got it. Get ready The Soft & Whippy funky psychedelic groove-jam experience!!!
and a DJ set curated by:
★★ DJ Dan Goldsboro aka Rhythm Addict ★★
Knowledge, mixing skills and adaptation, the recipe is simple, jams to be served! Whether you find him spinning vintage sounds, electronic grooves or alternative cuts, he certainly knows how to get your feet moving! He is a DJ who values the art of building a set digging deep into unique productions, knowing exactly what to drop and when to drop it. Expect some serious party vibes!
£5 on the door of keep an eye on the Facebook event page for advance ticket details
Live Nation Presents: Jack Ladder & The Dreamers
Wed 17 May
Live Nation Presents: Jack Ladder & The Dreamers
Jack Ladders’ songs are muscular, raw – yet polished to the texture of a skyscraper. The lyrics themselves are haunting; they possess the poetic slur of a black-pupilled vision of romantic despair, love’s unsure footing and a palpable air of Ballardian discord beneath the surface. The songs pulse with life. Synthesizers and drum machines rub shoulders with glam guitars and pedal steel, while above all, Ladder’s granite baritone slashes at love and darkness like a heavy blade. He is a tender, persistent lover; a despairing prince at the battlements.
Limited advance tickets available <a href=”http://www.livenation.co.uk/show/953334/jack-ladder/london/2017-05-17/en?awc=3589_1491231296_355c9186fc2a2456e59b0fe83272cd0a&camefrom=CFC_UK_BUYAT_97249#f3uRbEUR7OgMRWKL.97″>here</a>.
Support to be announced