Woodburner legends Whiskey Moon Face are back for the closing event of our weekly festival, which has taken place every single Tuesday at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden through out the summertime. Joining them are twisted classical quintet ZRI and explorative multi-instrumentalist Fiona Fey.
WHISKEY MOON FACE
The result of a thousand drunken nights, countless dreamy days, and years of musical adventuring, Whiskey Moon Face take you on a voyage into a bohemian underworld which you never knew existed.
Born into a puddle of whiskey beneath a stark winter moon and raised by cold winds, schooled in the warming spirits and hungry for more, Whiskey Moon Face manage a natural, graceful sound built from many ports.
Always innovating and improvising with stark originality, Louisa Jones’ troupe of underground musicians play with a virtuosity you could never expect. Songs which speak of the unspeakable, with understated humour, captivating storytelling and a transcendent spirituality.
"The end result of listening to One Blinding Dusky Dusk is akin to having been at one of those wild and joyous youthful parties in somebody else’s parents’ house that you’ll remember for years." - Folk Radio UK
ZRI stands for Zum Roten Igel, or To the Red Hedgehog Tavern, a 19th Century Viennese drinking joint that saw folk and gypsy musicians along with some of the great classical composers such as Schubert and Brahms. The band started with the Brahms clarinet quintet, re-scoring it to include santouri (like a dulcimer) and accordion so as to bring it into a sound world that inspired Brahms throughout his life. Since then they have added programs by Schubert and Janacek to their repertoire, and a live score to Charlie Chaplin’s classic The Adventurer, have made two discs and toured all over the UK and Europe. Most recently they were featured as festival artists at the Boswil Summer Festival in Switzerland and played live on Swiss Radio.
Fiona Fey is a multi instrumentalist and skillful songwriter navigating many worlds; from incisive Anti-Folk to ornate Chamber Pop, she brings her witty charm and a critical gaze to everyday life. A talented lyricist, she walks a high-wire between the sublime, the political, and the ridiculous, exploring the worlds of homelessness, advertising and anti-feminist bees with equal candour.
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.
£7 Advance (until Friday 20th September)
£8 Last Minute
PLEASE NOTE that this is an outdoor concert which will go ahead regardless of the weather. Please bring appropriate clothing, including waterproofs if rain is forecast.