(Friday 25th September 2015)
The Orchestra Pit offers an early autumnal batch of fruity acts plucked from the scaledown orchard. Nothing wormy. nothing rotten. Not genetically modified. Natural shapes and natural sounds. No Cowell nastiness. No auto tunes. And in no particular order:
THE MOON AND MADNESS - Elizabeth The First and Francis Bacon jamming... Miss Roberts and Cos Chapman of Rude Mechanicals explore improv vocals and electronica. Drawing on Cos’ solo prepared guitar performances and Jo Roberts’ spoken word/vocal performances, Moon and Madness melds both together with processing and looping to create soundscapes that are very different to their band work.
INFERNAL CONTRAPTION - Former Swell Map and TV Personality Jowe Head leads Infernal Contraption up the hallowed stairwell, closely followed by the voice, bowed saw and theremin of Catherine Gerbrands, guitars by Lee McFadden, drums and percussion by Ravi-Low-Beer and sound-effects and guitar by Cos Chapman..
RACHEL MAYFIELD - Delicious and exquisite singer chanteuse, newly returned to her native Birmingham. Magnetic and disarming - 'singer songwriter extraordinaire' THE GUARDIAN .
LUCY FURLONG - Lucy Furlong is a poet of spaces and places, of fields and streets, familiar but perhaps you never really knew them, not like this. Her collection 'Clew' on Hesterglock press is out now.
BRUNO WIZARD - is not often we get to nick our blurb from Selfridges & Co's website, but such is the magnetic allure of this gentleman, and the appeal of the 2014 documentary 'The Heart Of Bruno Wizard', that we shall do just that now.... "my life is my art is my business is my life" ... and come Friday - our pleasure. Bruno shall be here and he shall have words.
RAF AND O - The return to scaledown heights for our favourite electronic acoustic ethereal strange poppy duo!
As ever, it is FREE! Come and hear/see the scaled down performances. DOORS OPEN AT 7.30 PM of the clock. FIFTEEN MINUTES PER ACT! Come along to:
The King and Queen,
THE ORCHESTRA PIT , the big sister organisation to scaledown, bakes a warm apple pie at your continued interest