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Scaledown unfolding in 2008

Those members of The Orchestra Pit mailing list will no doubt be pleased to hear that the first Scaledown Live Performance Event of 2008 is very nearly upon us. It will occur this Friday (25th January), at the King & Queen in London’s glittering West End, from 7pm onwards, and will feature the following live entertainment (in no particular order): Hong Kong In The 60s - Taking their cue from old Oriental pop, classic AM radio and the baroque melancholy of groups like Blonde Redhead and Broadcast. The band play hypnotic lullabies through a filter of cheap keyboards and guitars. John Ellis - Founder member of classic punk band The Vibrators and ex Strangler, Mr Ellis will be playing at Scaledown his superb electro soundtrack pieces using a looping pedal, ebow, and laptop. dogs&stuff - Back in July of 2006 dogs&stuff first played at Scaledown, now they're back to delight us with their quirky, left-handed tales of the world's lesser known bi-beasts, dirty earthy colours, shiny things and plant life. Mark Norton - Although best known for his saxophonic talents with the mighty Gene Drayton Unit and a host of other bands, tonight Mr Norton will be leaving his horn at home and entertaining us with a sparkling spoken word set. Martin White - Mr White has played at Scaledown both solo and with his Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra. We welcome him back as he returns with more accordion and ukulele masterpieces of mirth. As usual it promises to be a night of interesting musical textures brought to you by skilled practitioners of their art - so get there early to get a seat. The Orchestra Pit is quietly humbled by your continuing support…