The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

March 2012


Mark Braby 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 16th March

Those who performed for you (in no particular order):

Isnaj Dui - the debut performance of 'Circle Of Sleep' took place at The National Portrait Gallery in 2010; befittingly the nap edition of said 'peace' shall be performed at Scaledown. that's what i zzzzzzzzz.

Mark Beazley - a solo set from the Rothko founder member, who these days performs in Rome Pays Off and Signals, whilst also being at the helm of Trace Recordings.

Brasswire - oddly compelling, definitely involves plenty of brass, though yet to establish if we shall be treated to a cover version of "12XU".

The Windsors - The welcome return of scaledown's favourite music royalty. Last May's scaledown saw The Windsors perform the songs of Kenny Process Team main man Kevin Plummer. Again, expect the 'precision of surf rock group The Ventures and the almost classical compositions of Captain Beefheart'and enjoy!

Foulkestone - It was only last November when Foulkestone tickled the musical fancies of scaledown folk. And it is folk that's tickling the avant garde. Traditional songs are treated with electronic and electric instrumentation.

The Fenestration - Microscopic lo-fi electronica project featuring proto-indie legends Gina Davidson (Marine Girls) and Mark Flunder (TV Personalities; McTells; Cee Bee Beaumont). Assisted for this performance by Kevin Younger (Vic Godard & Subway Sect). Using toy instruments and broken electronic games, they weave a filmy mesh in which Gina's gentle vocals get temporarily ensnared, before evaporating in the sunshine.