The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

May 2010


Mark Braby, Andy Coules and Shaun Hendry 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 28th May

Those who appeared at the sixty first Scaledown were (in no particular order):

Adam Brett - Having played with samplers & computers from the 1990s onwards playing with a variety of musicians in an improv content Adam is back with a solo gig after a long absence. Looping, sampling & electric guitar will be by turns groovy & loopy with a bit of dischord thrown in for good measure.

The Reactor Core Is Splendid - Otherwise known as Simon Williams who brings his experimental guitar looping craft back to scaledown. We've been informed that tonight features vampires, chavs and General James Wolfe in a demented rampage from Camden to Chatham to Canada, a jump cut collage of ripping yarns and gossip mags that'll probably leave you none the wiser.

Harry 'Pete' Peters - From inside of the outside, Harry Pete Peters, returns to Scaledown determined to fail again. Fail better. Mr Peters, ladies and gents-poet and legend...and bloody good!

Rory Tregaskis - Like opium, Rory Tregaskis is addictive. His (Syd) Barrett meats (Robert) Johnson stance on his unique songs conjures up the deep Thames delta vibe.

Afterwardsness - Simon Charterton played drums in a funk band (The Higsons) in the 80s and sang and played guitar in a country band in the 90s. Now he combines the two.