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Symphonic Mayhem - Take 2

Greetings Orchestra Pit mailing list subscribees.

We've been experiencing problems with our mailing list which should now have been cleared up. So, just to ensure everyone knows about Saturday's exciting gig, we are re-sending this email - which some of you may already have received. If that is the case then apologies for the duplication, normal service should now be resumed.

The Orchestra Pit thanks you for your patience during this difficult time.

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The Orchestra Pit, in association with V '68 presents:

SYMPHONIC MAYHEM HITS LONDON......AT THE LUMINAIRE - Saturday 8th August from 7.30pm [tickets: £5 adv./£7 on the door]

They don't have institutional support. They don't receive grants. They aren't community projects. These are rock bands. Very, very large rock bands.

Symphonic Mayhem

The Orchestra Pit, in association with V '68 presents:

SYMPHONIC MAYHEM HITS LONDON......AT THE LUMINAIRE - Saturday 8th August from 7.30pm [tickets: £5 adv./£7 on the door]

They don't have institutional support. They don't receive grants. They aren't community projects. These are rock bands. Very, very large rock bands.

In New York City, audiences are buzzing for THIS AMBITIOUS ORCHESTRA, the 20-member symphonic rock band from Brooklyn, who are rejecting the shackles of their conservatory training to create a new brand rock music. Their talent has already been tapped by TV On the Radio, The Dresden Dolls, Rasputina and others. "Led by local artistic risk-taker Benjamin Ickies, This Ambitious Orchestra aims to inject rock sensibility into classical music (or is it the other way around?). The result is a herky-jerky showtune soundscape that makes us want to skip and smile." – Time Out New York
http://www.myspace.com/thisambitiousorchestra

May Morchestra Mit

The twenty fifth in the line of Orchestra Pit Live Musical Concerts is due to occur on Wednesday the 20th May at the Arts Theatre Club in London’s throbbing Soho.

Appearing live, for your entertainment, will be:

Led Bib - Dangerous gritty jazz punk fusion - http://www.ledbib.com/

Nought - Hardcore progressive math instrumental combo - http://www.myspace.com/nought

Twelve's Trio - Blistering free jazz with elements of Coltrane and Mingus - http://www.1965records.com/twelves-trio

This is all due to commence from 7.30pm at 50 Frith Street, W1D 4SQ. The entrance cost is £6 on the door or £4 in advance, via our web shop: http://www.theorchestrapit.com/shop

Also please note that the next Scaledown Live Performance Event will occur on Friday 29th May at the King & Queen in London’s glittering Fitzrovia. Full details will emerge when the time is right.

April Augurs Ample Acts

Greetings Orchestra Pit and Scaledown list subscribees, it is once more that time of month when we take a brief moment of your time to inform you of the latest impending Scaledown Live Performance Event.

In a break from the established protocol April’s Scaledown will not be occurring on the last Friday of the month but rather the penultimate Friday of the month (i.e. Friday 17th April). It does however occur at the usual location (upstairs at the King & Queen) at the usual time (7.30pm onwards) with the usual presenters (Messrs Braby, Coules and Hendry).

Appearing for your entertainment will be the following:

Now - Now peddle a particularly quirky brand of pop music peppered with Cellos and antique synthesisers. Their last performance at Scaledown was an electrifyingly intimate a cappella one so we look forward to seeing what they get up to this time round.

Verse Chorus Verse - VCV is the latest incarnation built to propel Julian Simons ethereal song writing. Normally they perform as a power trio with a post rock, rifftastic sound so it will be interesting to see how they scale down.

The Orchestra Pit presents...

The Orchestra Pit would just like to appropriate a moment of your time to remind you of the latest in the line of our Live Musical Concerts. This is due to occur at the Arts Theatre Club, in leafy Soho, on Friday 6th March from 7.30pm.

Appearing for your entertainment will be:

Blurt - Ted Milton spits poetry and squawks his saxophone over primal groove built on minimal instrumentation.

Lost Robots - An avant rock band who fuse exciting compact structures with free improvisation and abstract sound.

Dear Thief - Delightfully quirky and skewed guitar pop played with aplomb by a tight trio.

The Arts Theatre Club
50 Frith Street
London
W1D 4SQ
7.30 - 11pm

Full details, including a colourful map, can be found here: http://www.theorchestrapit.com/top

Advanced tickets can be purchased from our web shop (http://www.theorchestrapit.com/shop) for a mere £4.

The Orchestra Pit thanks you for your continuing support.

Scaledown brought to you by The Orchestra Pit

The Orchestra Pit has been a busy bee in 2009, no sooner have we drawn breath after the triumphant album launch gig by those Lost Robots when Scaledown once more rears it’s attractive head, at the tail end of this week.

Appearing at the King & Queen on Friday 27th from 7.30pm will be:

Triptik - Formed out of the London Improvisers Orchestra Triptik comprises a varying line-up of experimental musicians. This performance will feature Adrian Northover on saxophone, Catherine Pluygers on Oboe and Eugene Martynex on Laptop.
http://www.triptik.org.uk/

2SquareWhy? - Masonic corporate rock of a variety that your deceased great aunt's best friend could enjoy. Carefully crafted to leave the smallest of boot prints in the listening mind, 2SquareWhy? will take you forward, back to the things you thought you'd left behind.

Gareth Mitchell - Last played at Scaledown in August 2007, Mr Mitchell returns to perform more experimental takes on his songs using effects and loops.
http://www.myspace.com/garethxmitchell

Album Launch Party and Scaledown

The Orchestra Pit would just like to take a moment of your time to remind you of the Lost Robots Album Launch Party which is to occur next Thursday, 19th February, at the Hope & Anchor in Islington. It promises to be a fine night of excellent music, certainly not one to be missed, full details here:

http://www.theorchestrapit.com/top

If you indulge in the conspiracy that is Facebook there is now an event to which you can RSVP and use to invite all your friends:

http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=47416119429

Likewise there is also a similar event type thing over at myspace:

http://events.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&eventID=489...

Advance tickets can still be purchased from our web shop (http://www.theorchestrapit.com.shop) for a mere £3 (which is £2 cheaper than paying on the door).

In other news the end of the month also looms and that can mean only one thing - Scaledown. This will occur at the usual place at the usual time on Friday the 27th, details of the acts performing will shortly be announced…

The Orchestra Pit kudizes your continuing support.

Say Yes to No

The Orchestra Pit would just like to take a moment of your precious time to inform you of an exciting Live Musical Concert which is due to occur in the month of February.

To celebrate the release of their new album (which just so happens to be on the Orchestra Pit Recording Company label) those Lost Robots will be performing at a special Album Launch Party at the Hope & Anchor, in London’s fashionable Islington, on Thursday the 19th February.

They will be performing cuts from their new album, “No”, which has been variously described as:

“Off the wall rock combo liable to swap the guitars for accordion and banjo, turning their hand to a spot of ol' time experimentalism. Lost Robots are an exuberant bunch of south London rockin' rulebreakers." – Clive Bell (Wire magazine)

"Whatever these men may lack in youthful ambition though they more than make up for it in wilful experimentation and a knack of what constitutes a good tune when the mood takes them." – David Evans (new-noise.net)

“lots to discover here, this is not an album that’s going to get boring... no dull aches, everything to explore. Fine songs and the recommended art of otherness” – Organ magazine

Scaledown and No

The Orchestra Pit looks forward to 2009 with barely concealed glee. To start the year off we have the latest in the long line of Scaledown Live Performance Events, which is due to occur this coming Friday 23rd January.

The currently confirmed acts are as follows (with more to be added soon):

Garden City Project - Return of the kitchen born folk folksy soul boss a nova psych quintet. The Garden City project will perform a specially scaled down versions of their set.

Verse Chorus Verse - The latest incarnation built to propel Julian Simon's atmospherically brittle song writing.

Martin White - The Richard Stilgoe of Brechtian accordion classics and leader of the fab Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra.

Roshi - Iranian/Welsh Roshi provides a tantalising mix of exotic electronica, folk and the ethereal which will excite us all here at Scaledown.

This all occurs from 7.30pm at the King & Queen in London’s Fitzrovia, full details can be found on our website (http://www.theorchestrapit.com/scaledown).

Marianne Dissard Dates

The Orchestra Pit would just like to take a moment to seek your assistance in an important matter.

Our first release in the new year will be an album by Marianne Dissard which was recorded in her adopted hometown of Tucson, Arizona with Calexico and our old friend Naim Amor. At that time we are planning to put on a London based album release show accompanied by a selection of UK dates but are having difficulty securing suitable venues. So if you run a club/venue or know anyone who does and are interested in helping us out please get in touch, the time period we are looking at is February 20th – 24th.

You can check out some of Marianne's tunes on her myspace page: www.myspace.com/mariannedissard.

To get in touch with any ideas, thoughts or suggestions please contact Shaun on vacilando68@hotmail.com

The Orchestra Pit thanks you for your continuing support.

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