(Friday 5th December)
Welcome to the Scaledown grotto, where our musical sack is positively bursting with loveliness, mayhem and mirth. showing off their baubles and baring their fairy-lighted glowing hearts shall be the following.... Acts are as follows and in no particular order:
GEORGINA BRETT - Music created using voice and effects pedals, instant choirs of sound, captivating and helping the listener to relax in our ever-increasingly fast world. Our soothing friend sings songs from her current album "A Minimal Christmas". O little town of Fitzrovia .
ALISON BLUNT - Composer and fiddler returns with her trusty scaled up (ie prepared) violin. She is going to resist being pigeonholed and explore some boundaries. Fascinating violin forms shall emerge before your very ears.
KALLIN BISSET AND BOHMAN - They've brought you several fine films, and now they come to the live arena with suitcases and hats..... it's the 2:13TV duo of Ivor Kallin and John Bisset, joined by Mr Adam Bohman, who has written a special text piece especially for this evening. Scaledown is honoured, blessed and a tad wary.
ROBBIE JUDKINS and TASOS STAMOU - Robbie (a.k.a. Left Hand Cuts Off The Right) and Tasos Stamou join experimental forces...... as ever, expect the unexpected with a dash of wit and a dollop of the bizarre.
KEITH JOHN ADAMS AND THE WILDLIFE - Expect a boisterous show of oddball garage rock n roll, heartfelt classic songwriting and compelling infectious pop. The Wildlife consists of Matt Armstrong on double bass (Bill Fay band, The Windsors) and Mark Braby on stand-up drums(from Vic Godard’s Subway Sect).
KAMURA OBSCURA - One half of surrealist pranksters Frank Chickens, avant-garde collaborator and experimentalist, Atsuko Kamura returns under a new moniker with another inimitable performance. ...and the now traditional Scaledown Christmas Panto..... oh yes it is. conceived by Jude Cowan Montague, performed by Howard Jacques, John Bisset, Ivor Kallin, Daniel Lehan ..... and a mystery cow.
As ever, it is FREE! Come to:
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THE ORCHESTRA PIT goes a wassailing in response to your continued interest