SUNDAY 17th July 2011
THE CAMP, OLD STREET
Summer’s here (in theory at least) and as are we, with another line up of sizzling live music, spoken word and short films from some of London’s finest.
This comes hot off the tail of the release of our debut eBook. If you haven’t already, check that out here: http://wp.me/peDKo-mn
*Pictures linked to artists’ websites.*
• • • Feature Acts • • •
Tanya recently released a new EP ‘Origami’ to phenomenal reviews. Rewind 12 months and her debut solo release, EP ‘Thrum’, came out to rave reviews internationally. An excitement for music made from ‘minimal means’ has given rise to Tanya’s distinctive sound and compelling one-woman-band show. She builds her songs live, sampling her voice with a loop pedal, playing ukulele, guitar and percussion. The multi-instrumentalist has worked with the likes of Matthew Herbert’s Big Band Ensemble, Andreya Triana, Laura J Martin and Aristazabel Hawkes.
► AKS :::
There’s no denying that there’s been a real sense of collective support and palpable excitement around lyricist AKS in the lead up and post the release of his lyrically rich Bus Stop E.P. A well orchestrated body of music, The E.P’s title track,’Bus Stop’, for us at least, is one of the most raw and relatable UK rap tracks to do the rounds in recent years. AKS is the guy next door and his visceral rhymes and resonating hunger are testimony to every man’s internal struggle. We’re recent converts and hope you will be too, if not already fully on board.
► HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE::
Founded by MOBO-award winning hip hop artist Akala, The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company (‘THSC’) is a music theatre production company aimed at exploring the social, cultural and linguistic parallels between the works of William Shakespeare and that of modern day rappers. It’s an initiative we’re excited about and know will bring an innovative literary dimension to this show,
The show will feature THSC’s spoken word artists who will be joined onstage by the infamous THSC live musicians, undiscovered young talent & special guests all performing a medley of songs inspired by scenes/poems from famous Shakespeare plays.
► CLEMENT MARFO AND THE FRONTLINE::
This group recently blew us away with their SBTV outdoor live session of their original composition ‘Champion’. We watched in utter awe as this seven piece band, fronted by rapper Clement Marfo, with gutsy vocals from Kojo Virham, delivered a fiery, self assured and highly engaging performance. The band uniquely blend punchy rhymes with a live band set up that playfully skims across genres and results in music brimming with passion, energy yet with mastery of musicality that precedes their years.
► CYNTHIA ERIVO::
Cynthia Erivo is without a doubt a phenomenally talented singer. Her powerhouse vocals coupled with her impressive RADA training has meant that the actress/singer will be playing the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier in the UK theatre tour of Sister Act. We first came across Cynthia when she belted an impromptu rendition of ‘His Eyes are on the Sparrow’, absolutely wowing the crowd of a West London restaurant (really). After recently opening for American Idol Fantasia Barrino a the IndigO2, London, Cynthia has been busying herself recording, providing backing vocals for fresh R& B talent Mike Hough, while perfectly honing her craft(s). She’ll be a delightful addition to the Writer’s block bill.
P L U S:
► Short Film Screenings
► Cake! A splendid array, courtesy of our host Miss Tracey D.
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.:: £5 all night::.
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