The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

November 2011


Mark Braby, 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 25th November

Those who performed (in no particular order):

Bob Constant & The Goodbye Horses - A bruised and batty form of soul music lurks beneath the 'motor town condensed into a garage' sound of this charmingly askew 3 piece.

Don Tempi - Don Tempi is half Welsh, half Italian and plays music from adverts that were in circulation in July 1981. He is the saviour of the Jingle.

Hand Of Stabs - Hand of Stabs is a sound art collective from Rochester in Kent, whose site-specific improvised work is based on a deep topography of sound providing a connection to sacred history and landscape, and on the drinking of beer. They have been described as the bodhisattvas of no-fi: Capt Rex Standish – signal Jocelyn von Bergdorff – interference James Worse – pulse

Foulkestone - Foulkestone are an avant-folk duo playing traditional songs with electronic and electric instrumentation featuring former scaledown co presenter Richard Sanderson on sampler and electric guitar and scaledown favourite Jude Cowan who sings and plays the keyboards.

Attention Deficit Disorder - It's November again and this means the yearly return of Erstwhile Scaledown co-curator Mr Dan Whaley who will perform under yet another guise, this time taking his love of short songs to a new level by cramming 30 of the little blighters into a 15 minute set.

Verse Chorus Verse - The atmospherically brittle songwriting of Julian Simons is propelled into being through the medium of Verse Chorus Verse.