An evening of sonic adventures, curated by singer/multi-instrumentalist Jowe Head (Swell Maps, Television Personalities, etc) and cellist/vocalist Jasmine Pender (Rotten Bliss). They shall perform together as ELEVENTH HOUR ADVENTISTS. Guest performers include MISS ROBERTS (Rude Mechanicals) , and SEVEN-HEADED RAVEN. The evening shall feature various exciting collaborations between the various performers. The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
I currently have a paintings on display at two venues in Athens, Georgia: KA Art , and at Lo Yo Yo. Here are some of the pieces on display. I shall also be playing some music in Georgia next week:
Sun 25-10: Live session at Radio WREK, Atlanta, 10-12pm.
Mon 26-10 Reception at Lo Yo-Yo Record Shop
Wed 28-10: Concert at Hendershots, Athens.
Thur 29-10: Concert at Eyedrum, Atlanta
Fri 30-10: Reception at KA gallery, Athens
Sat 31-10: Wild Rumpus parade / Concert at Flicker, Athens
We’ll be playing some grand new tunes from a new project: “Ars Longa, Vita Brevis”, a set of songs about some remarkable artists, namely: Hannah Hoch, Kurt Schwitters, Josef Beuys, Kurt Schwitters, Louise Bourgeois. Expect a good dose of Theremin, analogue synth, bowed saw, cello, and a couple of duets between the divine Catherine Gerbrands and myself. Also in the line-up: Tim Bowen (cello), and Ravi Low-Beer (drums).
My April itinerary in USA:
10th Thu gig: Union Pool, Brooklyn
11th Fri gig: Quinns, Beacon, NY
12th Sat gig: Cake Shop, Manhattan
13th Sun radio session: WFMU
17th Thu CD Cellar, Arlington
18th Fri gig: Metro Gallery, Baltimore
“Confessions from the Twisted Tower”
Album available now on CD from the Topplers label
The album is now available in downloadable form through the usual suspects: Amazon, ITunes, Spotify, etc.
Here are the featured musicians on these tracks: Catherine Gerbrands (xylophone, autoharp, bowed saw, vocals), Tim Bowen (cello), Ravi-Low-Beer (drums), Nicky Heinen (flute), Phil Martin (violin), Lee McFadden (bass guitar), Trevor Davies (drums).
Now I aim to get it out on vinyl on long-playing record, so watch this space!
I’ve been invited to participate in a two-week festival of Musik and Art at Augsberg in Southern Germany, featuring myself and The Demi-Monde performing live on stage on Friday 4th October, plus 8 of my paintings, some of which have never been exhibited before! We shall be performing, for the first time, a song by Bertoldt Brecht, since Augsberg was his home town.
Fri April 5 DJ set: 10pm , Marx Cafe, Washington DC
Sat April 6 gig: Baltimore Popfest, Charm City Art Space
Sun April 7 gig: Judy’s Bar, Washington DC (support: Cigarette)
Tue April 9 gig: Kung-Fu Neck-Tie, Philadelphia
Thu April 11 gig: New York City, Cake Shop (supp: Man Forever, Kinski)
Fri April 12 gig: Union Pool (supp: Fly Ashtray, Sapphire Mansions)
Sat April 13 gig: The Flat, (supp: Missing Documents, What Next?)
Greetings! Tomorrow, Friday 1st February, I shall be performing with Cam Tan Ringel (CT) and Catherine Gerbrands at a benefit for Mad Pride, that notable mental health network and charity, at Chances nightspot in Tottenham. We are due to start at 9pm…..
Valerie and her Week of Wonders shall play a concert on Saturday 5th January at The Stag’s Head in Hoxton, 55 Orsman Street, London N1-5RA.
This band features the divine voice of Catherine Gerbrands, the cello of Tim Bowen, the percussion of Trevor Davies and myself on vocals, guitar and bass. Also appearing: Bird Radio and Phillip Martin.
This event is free! It is also to celebrate Catherine’s birthday.
Here are images of some of the paintings and sculptures that I have submitted to the next exhibition at Signal Gallery. It is a group exhibition called “Black Xmas”, and it shall open on Thursday, 29th November. Come to the Private View on that night if you can! It’s got live music and a bar from 6-9pm. Also, there is an afternoon of music on Saturday 8th December, I shall perform with my band The Demi-Monde at about 4pm. FREE entrance!
Signal Gallery, 32 Paul Street London EC2A 4LB, tel: 020 7613 1550, www.signalgallery.com