Friday 29 September 2017

Balagan Cafe Band - A World in London

Christian Miller

Balagan Café Band
Christian Miller - guitar
Richard Jones - violin

Date - 27th September 2017
Venue - A World In London, Resonance FM, London, UK

Future performance
6th October 2017 - Riverhouse Barn, Walton on Thames, UK
27th October 2017 - Café Barcelona,  344 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 6HH

The Balagan Cafe Band debut on this A World in London!
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Richard Jones
Christian Miller & Richard Jones bring their mighty concoction of Gypsy Jazz, North African Chaabi, Balkan folk, and Classical undertones to the studio, plus an exclusive preview of their forthcoming album recorded with co-composer & cellist Shirley Smart! Music for the ears, heart, and feet!

27/9/17 – AWIL at Res 137  Online:  Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris, sketches by Alban Low. Also this week Montgomery Sadler at SOAS Radio. Next week Ajay Srivastav at SOAS & Kan Beng at Resonance!  #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS ELEVENTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 & 4pm SOAS Radio 

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Juan Maria Solares & Selma Hande Gade – Four hands piano

Juan Maria Solare
Selma Hande Gade

Date - 18th September 2017
Venue - The Church of St Martin within Ludgate, London

Current Album
Juan Maria Solare -  Sn: Electronic Miniatures (Janus Music & Sound)

Future Performance
31 OCT 2017 - Universität Bremen
1 NOV 2017 - Bremen, Johanniterhaus, Seiffertstr. 95, Bremen
2 NOV 2017 - Kulturkirche St. Stephani Bremen. Stephanikirchhof 8,
28195 Bremen

Face in the crowd
Piano from Lands of Passion
Selma and Juan play music from their natives cultures: Argentina (traditional tango, Astor Piazzolla) and Turkey (Fazil Say), plus Enrique Granados (from Spain).

Astor Piazzolla: Chiquilín de Bachín
Juan María Solare: Tengo un tango
Juan María Solare: Vendetta
Horacio Salgán: La llamo silbando
Fazil Say: Wintermorgen in Istanbul (Opus 51b)
Enrique Granados: Andaluza
Astor Piazzolla: Calambre
Juan María Solare: Reencuentro
Gerardo Matos Rodríguez: La Cumparsita
Saúl Cosentino: Tangomanía
Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
Face in the crowd - Bill Mudge

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Josh Wheatley - Shiver - Half Moon Putney

Josh Wheatley
Josh Wheatley

Date - 11th September 2017
Venue - Half Moon, Putney
Latest Single - Shiver 

A singer-songwriter from Nottingham, writing striking alternative pop.

Having already caught the attention of Janice Long at Radio 2 and a host of producers lining up to work with Josh. This brooding musician is writing with a knowing empathy, rarely found in someone so young.

His influences are cited as being locked firmly around artists like Dan Croll, Death Cab For Cutie, Haim and David Gray....

One Man Plan - Ben Hills

One Man Plan
Ben Hills

Date - 11th September 2017
Venue - Half Moon, Putney Current release - New EP 'Become' released 11/11/2017

Acoustic Soul with roots in the West Country and growing in London, Ben Hills is OneManPlan.
Smooth vocal tones, percussive guitar & songs from the heart.

Ukebox - Half Moon Putney

James - Ukulele/Vocalele
Danny - Ukulele/Vocalele
Mikey - Banjolele/Vocals
Scott - Kazookelele/Vocals
Steve - U-Bass/Vocals

Date - 11th September 2017
Venue - Half Moon, Putney
Current release - Ukebox CD Volume 2

Future Performance
11th November 2017 - Matt & Phred's, Manchester

Ukebox formed in 2012 essentially for a joke at an open mic night at a Liverpool University which all five members happened to be attending. To the surprise of... these five four-string champions, they proved an instant hit, and spent the next six months honing their craft at open mic nights around Liverpool before exploding onto the local music scene with the force of an atom bomb, showering other performers with brightly-coloured radioactive ukulele debris. This came together in 2013, when the lads won local talent competition and performed at Aintree Racetrack for the famous 'Ladies Day' of the Grand National, and then went on to play to the biggest crowd yet at the main stage for a festival in Liverpool, and then again at an even bigger one of around 40,000 people at Goodison Park football stadium in February 2014. Since then they have been perfecting their craft to result in the polished performances you see today, winning over audiences around the world. Fresh from a show at The London Palladium they are taking entertainment to new heights. Whether honing their craft in their secret 'ukule-lairs' in Liverpool, driving to shows in the legendary 'ukemobile' or winning over hoards of new followers at one of their explosive shows, the only way from here is up!