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Fund Raising Evening in Support of FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary

An Evening of Music by Vegan Musicians in Support of
FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary

FUND RAISING EVENING
SAT | 28 JULY | 7.30pm | £10+b/f (adv) £12 OTD

We have organised a wonderful night of musically eclectic delights in support of this well-deserved animal sanctuary.

We treat you to a mix of rising stars all of whom are committed to social or environmental change through either their music, way of life, or a collaboration of both!

Juha | focusing on social consciousness, Juha is party music for the post-Brexiit blues whilst affirming the lives and accomplishments of “one hit wonders” from the 80’s, in a sonic stewpot of electronic soul, world music, and new wave.

Eden and the Aftermath | Wood Green based guitar/cello duo presenting a mixture of vocal harmonies and rap.  Expect finely crafted original songs with sweeping cello tones, resonant lyrics and bluesy guitar hooks.

Queen V | Singer/Songwriter sculpts beautiful and powerful melodies around candid lyrics | VegFestUK FxEctive Factor 2018 Winner.  Hot on the heels of her debut single, Only One Life, carries an important message: to reach as many people as possible to try to extinguish all unnecessary pain and suffering in this world.  Watch out for this live debut at Karamel!

Tally Spear | Singer/Songwriter featured on BBC Radio London, she fuses Greenwich-Village-style folk influences with a British, somewhat ‘pop’ sound… a fantastic opportunity to see this wonderful new and emerging singer who is getting prime airplay and before she hits the Vegan Camp-Out 2018 Festival!

Please join us for this unique night of quality entertainment to support a well-deserved cause.

Proceeds of ticket sales go to FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary
Any further cash donations on the night will go directly to FRIEND.

Website: https://friendanimalsanctuary.org/

FRIEND is a farm animal sanctuary with nearly 200 animals.  Their mission is to offer sanctuary to unwanted, neglected and abused animals, while educating about animals, veganism and ecological sustainability.  We are a no kill sanctuary, we rehome a small amount of companion animals but most of the animals that live here stay with us until the day they die.  FRIEND relies solely on donations from members of the public, and is a registered charity; number 1173318.

Tickets available here

Doors | 6pm
Vegan Kitchen | 7-10pm | Serving Great Vegan Snacks
Happy Hour | 5-7pm

Great Vegan WInes
Refreshing craft vegan beers on tap or cask from Haringey micro-breweries Bohem Brewery, Earth Ale Brewery and Muswell Hillbillies Brewers and Essex-based Dominion Brewery

Alternative Folk + Poetry Night – Notes From Underground – pt 5

The Notes from Underground return with some of the most interesting acts from the Alternative Folk and the London Poetry scene.

This month we have amazing acts:
Chris Brambley singer songwriter, astounding guitarist, writer and performer.
James McKean some of the best songs in the Alternative Folk Scene, great singer
Cameron Niven compelling songs and beautifully crafted music
and much more
Math Jones – Poet will provide the splendorous performance poetry.
Hosting and music by Robert Corcoran.

Click here for full line-up.

£5 Entry

Pre-Show Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm

Bring 5 new buddies and get a free drink!

Alternative Folk + Poetry Night – pt 4

The 4th edition of Notes from Underground, plans to continue exploring and discovering the deepest layers of the London artistic labyrinth, revealing some of the most unique, interesting and real artists in the Alternative Folk and Poetry scene.

This month the night will be hosted by Richie Phillips.

Artists

Frederick Snow (The Prince of Chameleonic Chancon Cabaret singers)
Jeremy E Tuplin (Poet/Singer/Storyteller/Astronaut of the the stretching spheres of Folk)
Peter Doolan (Master of performance poetry/folk-punk captain of the night)
Catherine Rudie (Queen of quirkiness folk/voice of the hills and urban connections)
Richie Phillips (Captain singer-songwriter of longing, truthfulness and emotion)

And Poetry from

Rachael Maclean (Artist)
Emi Bergquist (from America)

£5 entry.

Pre-Show Happy Hour 5-7pm

OFFER: Bring 5 guests and get a FREE drink!
Bring 10 guests and one guest gets in free!
Join our email list (at the bar) and get entered into a prize draw at the end of the month.

Superb vegan food available in one of the Cultural Hubs of Northern London.

Karamel is a Time Out London 2018 Award Winning restaurant in Wood Green.  It is a unique vegan space in the heart of Wood Green’s Cultural Quarter and is the centre point of the Chocolate Factory studios. Enjoy good quality fresh, affordable and hearty breakfasts, and world food buffets.  We aim to satisfy the most critical beer drinker with our quality craft vegan beers from local or micro-breweries on tap.

It is open Mon-Sun and hosts Jazz every Thursday evening and presents singer/songwriters, alternative folk and poetry and emerging artists on Friday nights.

Kid and Family Friendly Vegan Space

Pablo Yupton – The City of Quartz

Pablo Yupton is the guitarist of Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets. He is also a bass player, composer and writer who resides in Barcelona but who is now a a regular performer in the music venues of London. Now, for the first time, he is presenting on the night his most personal solo project, combining prestigious and talented musicians from both the London and the Barcelona music scene.

The City of Quartz is music Conceived for a theatre play which had the same name, and which in this instance shall be performed as a special version combining Jazz, Folk, Pop and even Classical music.
Barbara Bartz: Violin
Pablo Yupton: Guitar
Adrià Faura: Bass
Pablo Kajon: Percussion
Roger Giménez: Piano and Trombone

Support by Ben Holland , Samuel Nicholson and Gabriel Moreno

SAMUEL NICHOLSON

Samuel is a 25 year old London-based singer/songwriter hailing from Edinburgh. Currently at the mercy of the locals in any open mic night he can find he is most happy with a guitar in his hand and his eyes at the ceiling. Often defaulting to melancholy he offers an emotive perspective through resonant guitar parts and weathered vocals, throwing finesse out the window for honesty. Released on the 19th August a couple of years ago, his debut record entitled \’If You Be My\’ (which he is very, very excited about) offers a raw introduction to not only his inner conflicts but equally his take on the world that moves before him.

BEN HOLLAND

Ben was born in Carlisle, in the North near to the border of
Scotland. He now lives and writes songs in London, just South of the river.
Leaving school at sixteen, Ben went to work in several of the
factories around Carlisle. During this period, Ben discovered the
songs of Bob Dylan. Instantly taken with his music, he spent his
shifts in the factory with smuggled ear phones he pretended were ear plugs, listening and studying Dylan’s giant songbook. Evenings were spent learning these songs on an old acoustic guitar he borrowed from his uncle.
Along with many early blues and folk standards Ben knew many Dylan’s songs by heart. His own songs came soon after, and now writing and performing them is his sole occupation.
Over recent years Ben has supported artists like Joan Armatrading in major concert venues across Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the UK and Ireland. He also regularly plays with the ‘Ben Holland Band’- usually marathon several hour sets that are becoming well known must-see fixtures on the London circuit.

GABRIEL MORENO

Gabriel Moreno is a published poet and singer songwriter from Gibraltar. His songs fuse Mediterranean rhythms with Indie/folk arpeggios performed with a classical guitar. Based on his literary publications, Gabriel versifies lyrics of Love, loss and desire, which are transmitted in sheer emotional nakedness. Having played with multiple bands in Gibraltar, Italy, Peru and Spain, Gabriel Moreno started his solo project in the UK in 2010. Since then he has become an important part of the Alternative Folk scene in London, perfroming all over town and hosting acclaimed music nights at The Betsey Trotwood, Jonestown, Karamel Restaurant and other poetry and music venues.  He also has 8 collections of poetry published in Spanish and English and released his debut album with Amber Records in 2015. He is currently working on a new album and a new book of poetry based on poetry in the war of Afghanistan.

Notes From Underground Part 3

The Third edition of Notes from Underground features more of our favourite unsigned and unbothered artists who continue to spark up the Alternative Folk and Underground Poetry scene in London.  This month we have:
  • Robert Chaney (Americana singer-songwriter hero of the London scene)
  • Robert Corcoran (Alternative Folk Irish powerhouse of song)
  • Mad Pirvan (Alternative poetry queen of the Bohemian night)
  • Gabriel Moreno (Poet, singer-wongwriter, host and curator of the night)

and more to be announced…

Expect the most genuine and talented underground artists around.
POETRY AND MUSIC from the core of the psyche.

£5 pound entry

Reserve your table on 020 8829 8989 for the best seats in the venue!

Fantastic vegan food available.

Notes from Underground – Hosted by Gabriel Moreno

After a very special, compelling and thrlling start to our series, we bring you part 2 of Notes from Underground where we aim to gather some of the most interesting acts of the Underground Alternative Folk and Poetry scene in London.

This month get ready for another dark and beautiful installment hosted by poet and singer-songwriter Gabriel Moreno.

Artists

Music Danny Green LAISH (Contemporary/innovative singer-songwriting at its best.)
Matt Arthur (Modern/Fresh/Talented Alternative SInger-songwriter and Troubadour)
Poetry Debra Watson (Seductive/Compelling performance poet part of Poetry Brothel London and founder of many immersive poetry experience projects)
Naomi Wood (Spell-binding performer/poet and artist)
Host plus music performace Gabriel Moreno.
One more act to be announced plus special guest Adam Beattie might grace us with a late visit.

www.gabrielmoreno.co.uk

Delcious vegan food available. Book your table at the restaurant if you want to have the best view of this Bohemian and exciting Soiree. Tel: 020 8829 8989 to book your table!

Society of Imaginary Friends: HARE !!! (the Musical), Soif Soiree

As we climb out of our warm dark burrows into the golden slanting sunlight our hearts swell with joy and we dance a manic tarantella chase each other in crazy circles, play-box under the serene blue sky and as the moon rises the static electrical frenzy of fizical freedom – it’s mating time!!!

Our well mad March Soiree features extraordinary performances from Hungry Dog Brand aka Martin Dowsing… his songs full of dry wit and dark tales, his infamous gigs at the legendary Soho 12 Bar club will be brought to Wood Green for one night only (he is also an excellent author), Gisela Meyer is an internationally acclaimed cellist and concert pianist but on 2nd March she will be singing 3 Debussy love songs accompanied on piano by John Human, Darren Hirst reknowned NME journalist, RSC’s official reviewer, Professor of Baseball and Vicar, will be performing Shakespeare soliloquys plus he is one half of duo Outre Dan Steele with his talented pianist wife Isobel who will also be performing, young and beautiful up and coming R & B singer Tamara Canada, equally young and talented pianist and composer Blert Ademi, Franziska Lantz has her own show Driftshift on Resonance FM and will be performing on Friday as “Global Warming Records”, Cian Binchy, fresh from his Mexican tour and…….

Society of Imaginary Friends will be shaking off their winter fuzz and presenting ‘HARE !!! the Musical”…

Unbelievably FREE ENTRY. Look forward to seeing you for some March Madness…

Notes from Underground – Hosted by Gabriel Moreno

Welcome to the London underground scene. Here is where authentic undistilled music and poetry begin, where challenging and unapologetic ideas are summoned, where a different perspective is born through the fusion of music and verse.


In this night we aim to bring together the most interesting music and poetry from the Alternative Folk music scene and the London alternative poetry scene.

We intend to offer you a taste of these talented, crafted and yet, sometimes, most times, ignored artists who make up the essence of the London Underground scene.

Any yet we will do this with joy and connections. Without an inch of pretense, oks perhaps a little milimetre, and with the will to entertain and move at the same time.

All hosted by poet and singer songwriter Gabriel Moreno

£5 entry

Delicious Vegan food served from 7pm.

Reserve your place at : gabrielangelmoreno@gmail.com

For lovers of the Arts and Bohemia