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Ladies and Gentlemen, December, being festive, has plucked the scaledown club from the smokey realms of November and dropped it on the 7th of the last month of the year. Situations dictate the tardiness of this missive. Suffice to say, we hope it plops on your email doorstep in time so that you can savour the musicianship contained within the last scaledown club of this year.

Those who will delight by performing (in no particular order):



Brainer - 'extensively derivative, often anachronistic and sometimes puerile' said the Wire in 2009; 'ouch! did that hurt?' said Scaledown in 2010; 'make sure you clear that mess up' said Scaledown earlier on this year...... what next we wonder.

Trombone Poetry - words + wind... verse + burst... script + skronk... prose + blow... huff + puff... you get my drift?

Red Star Thistles - Take 2 hearty measures of Gumpf, add an unhealthy dose of Evil Jack McDeath, shake vigorously and hey presto! The Red Star Thistles; a heady cocktail of train songs, death songs, train/death songs, lonesome country, East European folk and devilish blues.

Left Hand Cuts Off The Right - This is the name of experimental musician, Robbie Judkins who will be providing electronic wizardry in a minimalistic fashion for us all at scaledown

Daniel Thompson and Kay Grant - Free improvising duo as Mr Thompson accompanies Ms Grant on guitar as the latter weaves intricate vocal patterns around the waves of sound. Inimitable! The Happy Couple - Plenty of banjo action and jaw harp poetry as scaledown opens it's arms to welcome the duo back who last played in February this year.

Keith John Adams - Clever, well-written, lively songs from Keith, scaling up with his old friend Matt Armstrong on double bass. Keith's solo material is being played on BBC Radio, but we get to enjoy it live in a room above a pub!

Frog Morris and Daren Callow - The end of the year is nigh! Treats from the zany world of Frog and Daren! Old school new style? Possibly. The Turner Prize Winners of tomorrow? BBC SouthEast said something to that effect. What antics can we expect? I'm not sure, but it sure will be delightful. + of course, our regular news feed courtesy of: Jude Cowan

The Orchestra Pit thanks you in a southernly coy way at your continued enthusiasm





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