The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

November 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. Special Guest curator, this month, is Terry Edwards who will select 3 acts from the canon of his label Sartorial Records.

Friday 19th November

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

Terry Edwards - Showcasing his forthcoming album Clichés - a homage to the late, great Alex Chilton. Everything from the golden age of Hollywood to the Mary Chain.

Marc Hayward - Whilst usually seen fronting The Dash Mr Hayward will, on this occasion, be treating us to an acoustic set featuring the saxophone talents of a certain Mr T Edwards.

Micko Westmoreland - Finely dressed troubadour plays songs from Wax & Wayne and showcases new material.

Martin White - Scaledown stalwart, Mystery Fax Machine Orchestrator, Lord Of The Whitgift Centre, he's a treasure, it's our pleasure, may he be yours too.

The Earls of Monte Cristo - Erstwhile Scaledown co-curator returns with yet another oddly-monikered combo, scaling down the instrumentation to just a couple of 3-stringed homemade cigar box guitars.

Sylvia Hallett and Mike Adcock - Renowned free improvisers Sylvia Hallett and Mike Adcock weave organic and multi faceted sounds using traditional and exotic instrumentation. They continue to celebrate the release of their sublime album 'Reduced' (on the Orchestra Pit Recording Company label).