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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 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 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 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.

04 April 2018

Lords & Ladies of Misrule Soiree

He rolls into town drunk as a skunk trembling Chihuahua on his shoulder and rattle snakes for scarves.

He winks at the sun and collapses in paroxysms of laughter as the gullible gather round to buy his dubious wares he is the ‘Medicine Man’ curled up under the stars and the Appellation moon.

He is our April Fool, the Duke of Disorder, the paradise quack of chaos and we will be dancing the hallucinogenic hoedown with him at our Medicinal April Fool Soiree.

Our very own Lord of Misrule Mr Alfie Thomas will be guiding the proceedings, a fabulous line-up which includes:

  • Lady Lovely Lute aka Stephanie Feeney who will whisper Medieval somethings in your ear, she will lull you into a false sense of sweetness and drop some Belladonna in your tea,
  • the Rainbow warrior himself Kosmic Troubadour,
  • Poet Millie George radical princess of Soho,
  • Cian Binchy fresh from his sell-out show Madhouse re: Exit in Shoredich Town Hall,
  • poet extraordinaire Debra Watson will be performing her beautiful verse with a bite,
  • urban Punk goddess Julie D Riley with drummer Jeff Townsin,
  • very special guest dancer TBC,
  • special guest DJ and Society of Imaginary Friends playing their most mischievous songs.
  • Not forgetting Gorgeous Vegan food by Culinary Magicians Kathy and Roger.


You would be a fool to miss it!!!

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Karamel Food & Music Festival – 5 days of eating & entertainment (free entry)

Indulge yourself in our 5 x day Food & Music Festival

Wed 30th August: Greek Food Night £14.90 for 3 courses (scroll down for menu)  https://www.facebook.com/events/137175813558993

Thurs 31 August: Indian Thali Food Night £12.90 for 2 Courses (scroll down for menu)  https://www.facebook.com/events/1429339763823768/

Friday 1 Sept: Society of Imaginary Friends Soiree (Turkish menu to be announced)

Saturday 2 Sept: London Vegan Drinks, Food from 19.00 + DJs from 10pm

Sunday 3 Sept: Lazy Sunday Vegan Roast

Greek Night 

For £14.90 you get 3 courses and a choice of 3 dishes for starters, mains & dessert:

* Vegan Feta Salad
* Fassolatha – Classic White Bean Soup
* Kolokithokeftedes (Courgette Fritters) served with Tzatziki

* Spanokopita (Tofu & Spinach Pie) with Briam (Roasted Medi Veg) & Salad
* Soutzouskakia (Greek ‘Meat’ Balls) with Dill Rice & Salad
* Greek Meze Plate: Hummus, Dolmades, Tzatsiki, Greek Green Beans, Briam, Olives, Coriander Leaves & Pitta Bread.

* Choice of Raw Cakes
* Organic Chocolate Cake
* Cookie Crumbled Ice Cream with Chocolate, Raspberry or Maple Sauce

Indian Night

2 x courses for £12.90 – Thali plus Dessert

Main Dish Thali:
Lentil, Chick Pea & Vegetable Dhal
Aubergine & Potato Curry in a Coconut and Tomato Sauce
Samosas, Spinach Pakora & Onion Bhaji with Tamarind Sauce
Pilau Rice
Fresh Coriander Leaves
Whole Paratha Bread

* Choice of Raw Cakes
* Organic Chocolate Cake
* Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream & Raspberry Sauce


Surma + LASERS

International artist Surma gives the rare opportunity for a taste of her upcoming debut album at Time Out award winning venue Karamel in Wood Green next month. The young multi-instrumentalist combines her guitar and bass hooks with an unusual mix of different electronic sounds via the help of loop pedals. The result is wonderful music somewhere between pop, jazz and ambient. Her beautifully fragile voice is at the very centre of her first single “Maasai”.

Appearing at some of the most important Portugese festivals and touring throughout Europe, this is a one of a kind chance to catch Surma on her UK tour for 2017 and definitely not one to miss.

Supporting Surma is LASERS.

LASERS picks on samples, synth lines and fragmented beats of dubstep, hip-hop and other styles, smoothing them down and sliding them into organic and bright electronic robes, with emotional melodies that might remind you of Flume, Gold Panda, Shigeto or even early Toro y Moi (yes, there are chillwave traces there). After 3 years of regular shows in The Netherlands and Portugal the Portuguese is taking on a new set of certainly exciting challenges London this year. 

Doors open 7pm, Music from 8pm.

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Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Cafe

Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Cafe have been one of the leading bands in the vibrant and exciting London salsa scene since they formed in 1996. Pioneering the worldwide “salsa con vibes” revival of the late 1990s, they were one of the first bands in Europe to favour the small combo salsa sound of 1960s/1970s bands like Joe Cuba Sextet/ New Swing Sextet/Pete Terrace Combo rather than that of the more common big brass-heavy salsa orchestras of the day.

Over the years, they have become one of the most popular and booked salsa bands in the UK and have been featured at many prestigious salsa congresses and jazz festivals .

Tickets are £12 OTD/£10 limited early bird tickets from www.karamel.london

Jazz at Karamel: Orquestra Mahatma

Sonia Slany, scrapy things (violin), Stuart Hall, twangy things (guitar), Alec Dankworth,
plucky things (bass), Paul Clarvis, tappy and bangy things (percussion)
An eclectic band which draws heavily on international music, including Spanish, French
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Latin American music as well as jazz influences.
“A little miracle of home grown British Jazz” – The Independent
“Stirring and stunning experiments in Jazz without frontiers” – The Sunday Times


Jazz at Karamel: Trogon

Nick Smart (leader, trumpet), Kishon Khan (piano), Chris Montague (guitar), Denny
“Jimmy” Martinez (bass), Dave Hamblett (drums), Javier Ginarte (percussion)
Named after the national bird of Cuba, Trogon makes full use of the cultural breadth of
London’s rich musical landscape. Led by trumpeter, Nick Smart, Head of Jazz at the Royal
Academy of Music, the group’s exciting mix of musical backgrounds is enriched by the
propulsive rhythmic traditions of Afro-Cuban music and the rich harmonies of
contemporary jazz. www.nicksmart.co.uk


Book your tickets here.