The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

February 2010


Mark Braby, Andy Coules, Shaun Hendry and Emile Pesik 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 26th February

Those who appeared at the fifty eighth Scaledown (in no particular order):

Original Beekeepers – It has been many a year since this quirky combo delighted the scaledown audience. Prepare to be refreshed by their witty ditties and their eccentric stage antics.

Blowpipes - Trombones galore with this impressive instrumental trio who blow improvisations and composition and rasp all kinds from traditional and classical to jazz.

The Fujii - A most welcome return for this charming duo comprising former welder & self-taught bottleneck guitarist Koichi "Fuji" Fujishima and master of the pocket trumpet Paul Shearsmith.

Verse Chorus Verse - The atmospherically brittle songwriting of Julian Simons is propelled into being through the medium of Verse Chorus Verse which involves himself and Hannah Higham playing their instruments in a satisfyingly delightful manner.

Same Actor - Imagine a sitar inserted into a laptop and manipulated in ways it was never meant to be and you're getting close to what Same Actor acheives with his sitar and laptop.

Aquilina - Whether performing solo, or as a four piece, Aquilina (based around Brixton bred Joseph Aquilina) play powerful, full-on rock using only acoustic instruments. With band members coming from Egypt, Chile, Malta and good ol' Blighty, they deliver a unique and exotic sound that stays with you long after they've finished playing...