Mirror Mirror @ Ryans Bar in Stoke Newington....starts 7:30pm.
Performances begin at 8:30pm approx.
ROSHI FEAT. PARS RADIO a music collaboration based around beautiful, original songs and reinterpretations of the Iranian music of Roshi Nasehi and powerful electronic soundscapes/beats atmospheres of Graham Dids (Gagarin, Nico, Pere Ubu). Mixmag described it as 'stunningly beautiful Welsh-Iranian electronica torch songs'.
ALETIA UPSTAIRS is a cabaretist and a singer-songwriter of jazz and chanson with a background in theatre and World Music. She uses stand-up comedy, puppetry, original music, poetry and references fairy tales in her work. She will be performing extracts form her cabaret shows Miss Demeanour and In These Shoes with WENDY LONG on keys. Wendy Long has played with the Columbian singer Robin D' Castillo, Noberto Salerno, The Bossa Club and the Jazz Gardenias.She is the pianist for the 'London Salsa Allstars' and the band leader of Latin salsa- jazz quartet La Mezcla.
NOW catchy, contemporary, inventive, exotic, melodious, harmonious and disharmonious 21st century pop music. Founded in 1998 with the aim to bring together adventurous multi-instrumentalists who are as much in love with old synthesizers and drum machines as they are with guitars, percussion and traditional string instruments to play experimental pop. NOW have contributed exclusive tracks to many compilations and collaborated with underground musicians such as ex-Can singer Damo Suzuki (a joint album was released in 2007, receiving praise from The Wire magazine), Charles Hayward (This Heat) and Kaori Tsuchida (The Go! Team).
They have also attracted support slots with bands such as Faust, Circle, Tunng, Psapp, Rothko, Plaid and A Hawk And A Hacksaw and in February 2009 The Stooges’ Mike Watt dedicated an entire radio show to their music.
"Pursuing their offbeat, off-kilter and occasionally off-the-wall mashup of lo-fidelity experimental pop music and uptempo kosmik grooves at the fringes of undergound and overground success, NOW continue to demonstrate the tireless heart of their being is something close to an unsung national treasure." Plan B Magazine
PLAKKA perform experimental pop with influences of Disco/New Wave/Post Punk/Electro and Synthpop.
181 Church Street, Stoke Newington
Buses: Several stop outside the venue. 73 goes from Warren Street, Euston, Kings Cross, Angel to Church Street. Tube: Manor House (and a 10 minute walk).
See you there. It's so much better going out on a Thursday. You get to be hungover at work on a Friday instead of on your day off.