58 DEGREES NORTH + JOHN BLOOD & THE HIGHLYS + MAX BAILLIE

  • Styx Bar 5 Ashley Road London N17 9LJ

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We are delighted to present our weekly event at sensational arts venue Styx, right beside Tottenham Hale Station. With three fantastic acts and delicious pizza from Loven, come and enjoy the Styx garden and venue with us.

58 DEGREES NORTH

58° North is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK´s most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK´s finest folk musicians- Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front. Leader Alastair Caplin is the fiery fiddler from Woodburner favourites The Langan Band.

After many evenings spent learning each other’s playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels.

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JOHN BLOOD AND THE HIGHLYS

John says: “I born in England, grew up in Trinidad in a house full of music. Plenty singing used to take place everyday, and more so when we go Church on Sunday.. Now I in London, living as a musician. Through the highs and the lows of life, music has been there with me. Now I have to give back to music whatever I can.. Where de name come from? Well John is from ‘John Doe’, Blood is what we all have in common, so yuh see what I sayin… Izza ‘One’ ting, Izza love… I have some friends with me and we making music for all, to inspire, to heal, to dance, to educate, to enjoy, to share, to love.. And with love, we taking the music as far as possible. Bless”

We say you'll be hard pushed to find a better roots-reggae band in London right now - great musicians and a great vibe.

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MAX BAILLIE

Maxi is truly one-in-a-million. Born to the sound of his twin sisters practising scales and argeggios, raised by his concert-cellist father and violin-teacher mother, before travelling the world and gaining a first-class degree from Cambridge University in... Politics! Apart from that short sabbatical Max's whole life has been music. Yet when you watch and listen, there is a spontaneity in his playing that makes you realise that in spite of all the history, education, and practise, Max Baillie's are born and not made. Max travels the world playing on stages large (this summer on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury) and small (...straight after jamming around fires in the Orkney Isles). Come and see.

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Entry is £5 on the door

Doors from 7pm, music 8-11pm

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