Our weekly festival, every Tuesday at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden through the summertime with with world-class father and son collaboration The Baillie Duo, instrumental sax collective Silvertongue and sensational singer-pianist Natalie Holmes.
THE BAILLIE DUO
Father and son duo Alexander Baillie (cello) and Max Baillie (violin) have been playing together
for over 30 years since when Max began the violin aged 5. Alexander was a star of the classical
world, appearing as soloist at the BBC Proms 6 times. Max has caught up a little and has
appeared all over the world and collaborated with artists including Bjork, Steve Reich, John
Williams, Bobby McFerrin, Baaba Maal, and many others. The Baillie Duo’s repertoire has
evolved since the early days of ‘Sad Swans’ and ‘The Crabs of Walberswick’, and now includes
most of the major pieces written for the violin-cello combination, including the Brahms Double
Concerto which they toured with South Africa’s national orchestra last year.
Saxophonist Stacey Silvertongue is one of the leading lights in London's live music scene, collaborating with a huge number of Artists including Baby Bam, The Doves, Mount Nakara and leading DJs in dance music.
Her music brings together her love of live instrumental music, drawing influence from acts such as Cinematic Orchestra and Snarky Puppy to create rich cinematic soundscapes which sweep audiences away. On the night she will be joined by a full band to realise this project live for the Curve Garden audience.
Bristol-based singer/songwriter Natalie Holmes writes lilting, haunting and yet somehow invigorating pop, with honey toned vocals and an incredible depth to every song.
An independent artist building her fan base entirely from scratch, she kick-started her musical career by uploading songs and now has over a million hits on YouTube, thousands of subscribers and a loyal following on social media. Although just into her twenties, Natalie has clocked up four successful EP’s: The Simplest Things, Child, Over & Out and her last release, Calm Places, all of which featured in the iTunes and Top 10 Singer/Songwriter Charts and earn’t her spots at 2000 Trees, How The Light Gets In Festival, Dot to Dot Festival and support slots with the likes of Lewis Watson, Gabrielle Aplin and Sam Brookes.
Natalie’s 2018 singles “Hideout” and “Vessels” received airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC Bristol and also received support on CLASH, Record of the Day and play-listing from the likes of PopFiltr.
‘She writes the kind of tunes that get inside your head and don’t let go' - BBC Introducing in the West
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Since our first season in 2013, our event at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden has always inspired audiences in a unique and thrilling way. This season of events captures the essence of a weekend rural festival in the centre of Dalston on a Tuesday evening.
The phenomenal surrounds of the garden combine with delicious pizzas from David Latto, and a supreme and ever-evolving roster of acts, to create a magical atmosphere which brings people together in a friendly and welcoming space.
It's a community of music-lovers joining to celebrate the warm months in a carefree and supportive atmosphere, with a compelling live soundtrack.