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RUE ROYALE + MOJO HAND + ST ALI - Thursdays at Styx

  • Styx Bar 5 Ashley Road London N17 9LJ (map)

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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.


Having tied the knot years earlier, Brookln and Ruth Dekker came together musically in 2006 in their then home city of Chicago, inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, Grandaddy, John Martyn, Jose Gonzalez and Elbow. They called themselves Rue Royale. “We wrestled with the idea of starting a band together for some time,” admits Brookln. “It’s proven transformative.”

The Anglo-American outfit earned their stripes on the Chicago music scene before selling most of their belongings and boarding a plane for Europe, armed with their instruments and self-titled 2008 debut LP, for their first out-of-town tour. The road quickly became Rue Royale’s way of life – with chips and dents in their tour vans’ bodywork testament to nearly 1000 shows in 15 countries.

The practise paid off, and we can't wait to host Rue Royale for the only London show of their European tour.

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Graham plays National Resophonic Guitar influenced by old Delta Blues players and Rebekah holds down the groove on Double Bass. Accompanied by swinging beats and a blaring horn section, this bold and bluesy collective breathe new life into American traditional music. It's a roots experience that shouldn't be missed.

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It all started years ago with classical guitar. After practice, young St. Ali would fall into his imaginary world, sitting on the stairs of the house, playing different sounds, chords and melodies, slowly building the foundations of what he would eventually become.....and when you consider St. Ali's musical context, growing up with an Iranian mother singing at home, you understand that this beautiful heritage would naturally blend with all the rest in a unique way. Something untimely, beyond rules. Something about truth.

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Entry is £5/£4 with your name on the facebook event wall

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Doors from 7pm, music 8-11pm