The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

April 2012

Scaledown

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 27th April

Those who delighted and enthralled you (in no particular order):

The C Siders - a musical duo formed of Robert Storey and Kathy Hulme. The C Siders play self-penned songs full of mirth, sophistication and wit, and set out their stall with a rare panache, or as Mutant Sounds put it "archly delicious; mating delicacy, whimsy, roguish wit and cabaret-like airs with elusive undertows of wobbly structural strangeness". Scaledown cocks an intriguing ear.....

The Windsors - last month was the welcome return of Scaledown's favourite music royalty, and this month is the welcome return of the return of the same band. we felt there was some unfinished business after last month's show and with a hostile section of the crowd demanding "back next month, back next month...", we felt it was our duty to acquiesce. so let's ride that surf one more time fellas....

The Children Of The Acrylic Flowers - the shared musical project of Elisa Gallo Rosso (vocals) and Alex Monk (guitar/ casio and efffects.) The pair came together after Gallo Rosso lent her 'astonishing voice' (so says Penny Black Music) to Monk's acclaimed double album 'The Safety Machine' and during those sessions they discovered a shared love of improvisation, shamanism and the unconscious in their performances.

Raf and O - scaledown sees the welcome return of Raf Mantelli and Richard Smith who last graced the boards of scaledown in July 2010. We look forward again to hearing their blend of electronica and beautiful vocals at our little venue.

The Reactor Core Is Splendid - Simon Williams' alter ego last played scaledown in May 2010. Another to enter the 'welcome return' hall of scaledown fame, Mr W will astound with his guitar looping and general electrickery loopiness.

Otto Kristoffersen - You will hear fifteen minutes from a 'Swedish Eskimo who sleeps in McDonalds and night buses. He works in Yo Sushi and has gags about his favourite band, Depeche Mode'....

Jude Cowan - Ms Cowan has a residency at scaledown, executing 5 to 10 minute 'takes on the week' converting news from Reuters to music and voice. Here she does the same but as a guest so she will scale up to 15 minutes for scaledown and who knows what will happen....