The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

June 2014


Mark Braby, Shaun Hendry and Jude Cowan Montague present the latest in an ongoing series of genuinely alternative after-office live entertainments. Admission is free to members (show your membership card) otherwise sign in for membership. Donations, to the performers, will be sought.

Friday 27th June

Those who will be appearing in front of you (in no particular order):

Keith John Adams and The Wildlife - Back in October 2005, Mr Adams first graced the boards at scaledown. His songs were at the time described as 'bouncy and unpredictable.... joyous and witty'. Keith still bounces and remains unpredictable, joyous and witty. Indeed, he is joined by The Wild Life which comprise Matt Armstrong on double bass and Scaledown's Mark Braby on floor drum. hoorah!

Bob Constant & The Goodbye Horses - Beefy of heart and shot full of soul, Bob Constant, Samuel Wicker and Gabriel Bash bring you wonky pop of the highest order in what is promised to be a career spanning and indeed defying set.

The Windsors - The Windsors first played at scaledown in 2011 executing mighty instrumentals with the 'precision of surf rock group The Ventures and the almost classical compositions (of) Captain Beefheart'. We at scaledown are wetting ourselves with excitement at the return of this glorious combo!

Piper's Son - In solo guise effectively, Piper's Son this evening shall consist of Mr Thom Driver, selecting tracks from his mental jukebox, no doubt including tracks from the rather splendid BBC6 endorsed 'Mining EP' and its parent LP 'The Roar From Behind'.

Martin White - The leader of the Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra returns solo for accordion bursts coupled with witticisms galore in his contagiously catchy tales of life we can only dream or dread of living.

Pete Evans - It has always been a pleasure to receive Mr Evans and his inimitable spiky acoustic songs and tonight is no exception. Welcome back to the bard of the West End!

2:13TV's John Bisset & Ivor Kallin a.k.a 'Smoo' - one + one = smoo. take one John Bisset and one Ivor Kallin, add an audience and sit back and see. We have no idea what will happen. They have no idea what will happen. You will have no idea what happened.

Murray Shelmerdine - Poetry! Wit! Intelligence! Murray Shelmerdine returns with his spades full!

Jude Cowan Montague's Big News - Informative and entertaining, it's the Angela Rippon of improv with her current bundle news of news.

It's a packed bill... We shall be looking to have everything assembled by 7.30pm, and commencing proceedings mere minutes later... Come early, and join the abomiNation of scALEdown.