The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

October 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 29th October

Those who appeared and thus performed at the sixty fifth Scaledown were (in no particular order):

The Hamilton Yarns - Having tried (and failed) to suitably describe the myriad wonder that is Hamilton Yarns I fear I must fall back on the words of another: "There's a fishing port somewhere missing a cabaret act that melds together the broken mind of the Smile-era Brian Wilson with the broken hearted homilies of Ivor Cutler. That missing act is Hamilton Yarns" - Nick Southgate, The Wire.

Brainer - I'll take your Wire quote sir, and offer up another one: "Extensively derivative, often anachronistic and sometimes puerile". Sounds like they are at least 1/3rd a Scaledown act to me then. unpredictive, repetitive, addictive...

Former Utopia - Genre defying intelligent edgy song smith producing the kind of mortally sad, black humoured alt. folk reminiscent of Lambchop, Mountain Goats and on occasion Shellac on a camping holiday with Smog.

ruM - Free improvisational super duo featuring the talents of Paul Taylor on trombone and Mike Walter on saxophone.

The 3 Skins - Live improvisation featuring Hugh Metcalfe (Fuck Off Batman) on guitar and poetry, Paul Shearsmith (Echo City) on pocket trumpet and trombone, and Matt Scott on keyboards.