The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

February 2006

24th February 2006

The twentieth Scaledown featured live performances from:

Richard Sanderson - Providing rousing solo a cappella renditions of "The Trimdon Grange Explosion" and "The Pace Egging Song".

Nathalie Nahai - Nathalie's stripped-down, alt-folk music weaves evocative imagery and melodies to powerful effect, creating intimate songs which are at once honest and vulnerable. A student at CSM School of Arts, Nathalie is currently promoting her debut album.

Lyndsey Cockwell - Lyndsey's music crosses intriguingly between several disciplines. A soulful guitar playing singer songwriter, who also works with samplers and electronics and produces works with field recordings and sound-art including an exhibition at Cannon Street Station based around the demise of slam door trains. A globe trotting solo artist, we are delighted to welcome back Lyndsey for another 15 minutes of her engrossing and affecting music.

Mixed Porter - A group of musicians who gather to play a rumbustious and eclectic selection of traditional music - squeezeboxes, percussion, pipes and the kitchen sink bundled together in a spirit of joyful collectiveness. It's not nu-folk, and certainly not folk-tronica - but it is fun.

Memphis 45s - "Memphis 45s" is a solo audio visual presentation by the artist Anita McKeown, a kind of acoustic psychogeography of the music drenched city of Memphis, taking in Beale St, Graceland, the Wonderbread Factory and the Chickasaw Mounds. The work is the result of a long collaboartion with the citizens of Memphis and is ongoing via the website. Anita Mckeown is an artist living an working in London making installation, sonic & live art.

Karen Haines - Karen is one half of pastoral pop outfit Elevenses, who previously perfromed at Scaledown in October 2004. This time round Karen will be performing solo, drawing on material from her sublime and captivating debut solo album 'Shoetime'.