::W.B BBQ Show::A Portrait.

September 19, 2010



A week ago today was the first ever Writer’s Block BBQ show. With home made dishes and grilled carcasses the order of the day, we were lucky enough to experience a sunny Sunday on the roof terrace of The Macbeth. Proceeding our feastings were live performances from the electrifying Kaana Ellie and Remedies Band, plus the smooth musings of G.R.E.E.D.S who gave us a taster of his sampler 4 E.P, before a breathtaking feature performance from Szjerdene (who I must confess I’ve been trying to book for the past 2.5 years well worth the wait). Judging by the mammoth queue for the food and the feedback following the performers a good time was had by most- I do hope. Thank you all for coming out. Special thanks to all the acts once again and everybody that assisted logistically as well as the  three open mic performers- Chockz, Greg and Realite. Audience portrait pictures above courtesy of Shan Phearon. Head to our facebook page for a few more portraits from the night.


:: 12.09.10 ::

August 24, 2010

SUNDAY 12th Sept

As a perfect culmination to the end of summer (or current lack thereof), Writer’s Block brings you a first of a kind BBQ/Performance/ Party. Fresh Barbecued food topped off with a DJ set by Doctor’s Orders legend, DJ Snips. Live music courtesy of Szjerdene and Kaana Ellie, Spoken word by G.R.E.E.D.S backed by the 7 piece Remedies band.


• • •  Feature Acts • • •


Headlining the bill for an extended music set, singer and guitarist Szjerdene will serenade the crowd supported by her full band. It’s Szjerdene’s sweetly seductive style of music that continues to define her as the undeniably gifted crème of UK music that she is. With what can be described as a celestial voice and sharp song writing savvy, it’s no wonder Szjerdene is such a valued performer in the London circuit.

► G.R.E.E.D.S:::

Spoken Word aficionado and all round lovely guy, Yomi, stage name G.R.E.E.D.S knows how to work a crowd. The acronym of his name (Generating Rhymes to Engage the EnlightenD Soul) is just the tip of the iceberg. Currently gearing up for his latest release- the fourth installment of his Sampler E.P series- Yomi has continued to push the bracket of artistry, seamlessly fusing music with his candid, witty, introspective rhymes.

► Kaana Ellie::

Kaana Ellie is a powerhouse vocalist and one the most invigorating contemporary performers to grace a stage. Backed by her 7 piece band, ‘The Remedies’, Kaana’s Soul/Funk sound and vibrant delivery continues to demand attention, with flair. Gigging on the London Soul and acoustic circuit for the past 18 + months Kaana and The Remedies have played at venues such as Soho Revue bar, Cargo and The Jazz Cafe.

P L U S:

► DJ Snips will be on the decks providing a mix of Hip Hop


► £5 entry includes one plate of food (subject to availability), as well as the entire night’s entertainment

►Open Mic segment also. Sign up on the door. Very limited spaces.

Collection boxes for the Pakistan Flood Appeal will be available. Donations made to the DEC

► BBQ will include::: Jerk Chicken (Halal), Beef Burgers, Vegetarian Burgers, Corn on the Cob,an extensive selection of salads, plus homemade cupcakes and deserts.

• • • E N T R Y • • •

The Macbeth

70 Hoxton Street

London N1 6LP


.:: £5 including a free plate of BBQ Food!::.

• • • W E B A G E • • •


These chicks don’t even know the name of my band…

April 8, 2010

The Remedies

The Remedies are the musicians behind the collective Music is Remedy, organisers of the highly successful Remedy and Soul Lab events in Camden and Croydon. Playing at these nights propelled the Remedies  to cover an array of genres, working with a range of artists including : Session & The Bear, Cherri V, G Frsh, Sarina Leah, Inua Ellams and Tinashe to name just a few!

Outside of the events, they back several up-and-coming performers, working as a session band for artists such as XO Man, Ed Sheeran and G.R.E.E.D.S. Gigging all over London and beyond, they’ve blessed some of the capitals most revered stages including Ronnie Scott’s, The Spitz, Sound, Jazz Cafe and The Ivy. The Remedies also write, record and produce with artists, and their first album with Funk Soul diva Kaana Ellie drops this summer.

With the core of the group having now played together for 5 years, there’s an apparent sibling like bond with this band. The Remedies’ brilliance is matched by their humbleness, openness to learn and love for what they do… bless the stage and play great music with people they respect and love. Get to know London’s best kept secret…

Catch The Remedies supporting Jesse Boykins III on 14/04/10 @ Cargo.

Get your advanced tickets now before they sell out ——>