Our weekly event at sensational arts venue Styx, right beside Tottenham Hale Station. With three fantastic acts each week and delicious pizza from Loven, our Thursdays are a live music experience not to be missed.
London SW2, where the heartbeat of Africa meets the soul of funky Kingston. The birthplace of Soothsayers, an unstoppable force on the UK music scene for over a decade. A unique and universally uplifting sound combining high quality musicianship with a lyrical message that's ready to rock audiences in 2016.
Soothsayers have added their mouthwatering Afro dub flavour to an impressive list of festivals, venues and theatres including Rototom Reggae Festival (Spain) ,The North Sea Jazz Festival , Dhaka World Music Festival , London Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, WOMAD and Barbados World Music Festival.
Six studio albums have gained universal critical acclaim and regular radio play across the globe, with live radio sessions on BBC Radio 3, BBC radio London, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.
Soothsayers reputation as a great live band and innovative studio producers has led to collaborations with top quality artists including a host of world famous Jamaicans like Johnny Clarke, Cornel Campbell and Rico, as well as great work woth UK based artists Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell, Earl 16 and Manasseh.
The recent 7" vinyl single release, dedicated to Jamaican trombonist Rico Rodriguez (Goodnight Rico) , has become a David Rodigan favourite on his BBC1xtra show.
Uncut Magazine **** ” One of the finest slices of a Anglo Carribean fusion since The Specials in their prime……artfully mixing in funk and Afrobeat to their deep dub”
United Reggae.com – “Human Nature is a materpiece of an album”
Clash Magazine” a truly intoxicating dub experience…”
GILLESPIE & WOLFE
Currently based in Edinburgh, but with a penchant for travel to faraway and not so faraway places, Gillespie and Wolf delight in busking, performing, singing and sometimes dancing for whatever good people of the world will have them.
Playing predominantly violin and guitar and showcasing incredible harmonic vocal interplay, Gillywolfe are also known to stretch their hands to viola, flute, oud, banjo and piano, if Becka can get her sticky paws on one. Musical influences range from a strong hint of English, Scottish and Irish traditional, through to Gaelic song, French chanson, Appalachian, Balkan, Klezmer and Arabic.
We first discovered these two on a silver beach in Orkney and it's always a treat to lure them down to London Town.
Songwriter, guitarist, singer, weaver of spells, holder of audiences in the palm of her lushness. Imagine Joanna Newsom riding a phantom spider bareback through your dreams. Boe has performed live on Radio 2, BBC6 music, and on Charlie Brookers BBC4 programme, featured in the Guardian and Independent as she works towards her debut album release.
Entry is £5 on the door, or £4 in advance
Doors from 6pm, music from 730pm