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Alternative Folk + Poetry Night – Notes From Underground – pt 6

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

 

Friday Night Intimate Sessions: Artists to be announced.

Happy Hour | 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen | 7-10pm
Music | 8pm
We are proud to be supporting local craft breweries from Haringey-based Bohem Brewery, Earth Ale and Muswell HillBilly Brewers and Essex-based microbrewery Dominion Brewery Company who has been supplying us with organic and craft ales for over 4 years!

Society of Imaginary Friends: Avant-Garde Soiree

The Society of Imaginary Friends Soiree is a night of eclectic, bohemian live performances by professional musicians, poets and comedians who want to try out their new material to an attentive audience.

The night is hosted by The band the Society of Imaginary Friends who opened Glastonbury Festival 2017.

We have in store for you a magnificent exploration of 21st Century new and Experimental music our avant-garde Soiree.

The fabulous, supremely talented Jenny Bliss Bennett will be performing Master Composer Martin Gaughan’s pieces for voice and bass viol a must hear, queen of the underground urban music arena the virtuosic battle rapper superstar the one and only Dekay Ex with guest musician Gerard, brand new dark intriguing soul music from Stone Deep, the multi-talented Darren and Isobel Hirst will be performing as the fascinating, spellbinding duo Outre Dan Steele, plus us the Society of Imaginary Friends and that’s just for starters.

Delicious Vegan food and unbelievably FREE ENTRY.

Happy Hour | 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen | 7-10pm
Music | 8pm

We are proud to be supporting local craft breweries from Haringey-based Bohem Brewery, Earth Ale and Muswell HillBilly Brewers and Essex-based microbrewery Dominion Brewery Company who has been supplying us with organic and craft ales for over 4 years!

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

Society of Imaginary Friends – Beltane Birthday Soiree

Society of Imaginary Friends

Present… Beltane Birthday Soiree

I was taking the escalator over the hill…hang on… something’s burning… It’s our Beltane Birthday Soiree on the 4th May!!! The extraordinary Alfie Thomas has hit a very significant number of earth years…

Oh what a dancing dragon of a party we have in store for YOU… Yee Hah!!! Our star studded night includes the fantastic John Moore (Black Box Recorder, Express Way and Jesus and the Mary Chain) performing a couple of his hits from his new album Knickerbocker Glory.

“Couched in shimmering rock, Sixties girl-group pop and even a touch of operatic soprano on Anne of a Thousand Days, this is a literary pop gem.” The Times

Guess who the operatic soprano is?

Punk legend virtuosic saxophonist John Glyn (X-ray specs and Wreckless Eric ) will be astounding us with his magical improvisation weaving his beautiful tones with the incomparable virtuosic guitarist Richard Bolton their inspiration is the vibe of the night we all have a part to play in creating something totally original.

The beautiful, soulful Magdalena Grabher will be looping her intricate musical motifs to create ethereal soundscapes and gorgeous songs, the wonderful highly acclaimed poetess Lady Amy Neilson Smith and master of woodwind Sir William Summers (Circulus, Princes in the Tower) will be astounding us with their Shakespearian inspired set.

Award winning spoken word performer Cian Binchy will be making us think, catch him before he takes his sell out show Madness re:Exit to Manchester for a month.

Urban punk goddess I am Her will be performing songs from her brand new album, the superb Math Jones will be sharing his Beltane musings, welcoming to the Soiree mystery new poet Charlie and author Samuel Bates, special guest DJ TBA and special Birthday songs from Society of Imaginary Friends.

Fabulous Vegan cuisine by Roger and Kathy – it is also Rogers Birthday!!

So much to celebrate..FREE ENTRY!
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About Society of Imaginary Friends

Society of Imaginary Friends core members are:

  • Louise Kleboe –  main vocalist, piano, guitar and composition. Louise was born in Cornwall and was brought up in the Orkney Islands. She currently lives in Clerkenwell, London.
  • Alfie Thomas – accordion, backing vocals, keyboards and composition.  Alfie was born in Middlesbrough to Belgian and Cockney parentage. He is a Soho resident.
  • Cara Vella – Violin/Electric Violin. Cara was born in London. Cara does not know what her favourite colour is.
We try to avoid the rock / pop ghettos whenever possible… prefer to play unusual venues and sites, creating an atmosphere of our own when we play. Hence our Secret Soirees…. We are passionate about reality, truth and preserving our beautiful world for all future beings and we dedicate our music to the lonely disenfranchised sensitive furious children of tomorrow’s night and day.

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