The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

May 2011


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 27th May

Those who performed for our delight (in no particular order):

Now - Neo pop ensemble Now scale down to an electric four piece who promise to delight and enthrall.

Piper's Son - Thom Driver last performed at Scaledown back in March 2010 as a dubiously mustachioed member of Arthur Brick, but returns this month with bare-lipped charm in the guise of Piper's Son to lead us all a merry dance.

Harry Pete Peters - Mr Peters, troubadour of bitter ballads citing Harry Partch, Howlin; Wolf, and Sid James as influences, returns to the arms of scaledown, and we at scaledown shall give the man a hug.

The Windsors - From the ashes of the legendary Kenny Process Team, The Windsors perform the songs of KPT main man Kevin Plummer. Expect the 'precision of surf rock group The Ventures and the almost classical compositions (of) Captain Beefheart'.

Liam n' Jess - Liam (Mephisto Grande) n' Jess (Mr Ron Jetson) sing a bunch of gospel songs, dark folk ballads and original material on acoustic guitar & fiddle. they haven't thought of a name yet, but are not ruling out having one at some unspecified point in the future.

Martin Hackett - Mr Hackett will bring with him tonight his trusty Korg MS10 and synthesiser and perform a 15 minute piece. A veteran of the free improvisation circuit and member of long running combo Certain Ants, scaledown welcomes Martin Hackett!
Unfortunately Martin Hackett was not able to perform due to an ear infection, we wish him well