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Jazz at Karamel: Stu Butterfield and Friends

Pete Hurt (Tenor), Kate Williams (Piano), Dave Green (Bass), Stu Butterfield (Drums)

Not a working Quartet as such, but these four have played together many times over the years in different permutations.

Pete, Kate and Stu are members of Mingus Moves, while Dave and Stu have been part of the Great Wee Band. Pete and Dave play together in Henry Lowther‘s Still Waters.

Apart from his wonderful tenor playing, Pete is a brilliant composer and arranger and fronts his own Big Band. Kate is also a renowned composer and leads a wonderful Quartet featuring ace flautist Gareth Lochrane.

Expect an evening of swinging and predominantly lyrical improvisation.

Tickets available on the door at £10 per person.
Doors open at 6pm.
Live music starts at 8pm – 2 sets of an hour with a short interval.
Kitchen is open from 7pm until 10pm.

Come early and enjoy our #HappyHour #BOGOHP Buy One Get One Half Price on drinks offer 5-7pm.

Karamel London N22 is a Time Out award-winning restaurant/venue situated in the heart of Wood Green’s cultural quarter. It is open Mon-Sun – specialising in World Food, Craft Beers, & Fine Wines, and hosts Jazz every Thursday evening and presents singer/songwriters, alternative folk and poetry and emerging artists on Friday nights.

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.

ZerOclassikal Basement Sessions Double Bill: An Evening of Jugalbandhis

A collaboration between the North and South as Mithila Sarma and Raaheel Husain come together for a Veena and Sitar jugalbandhi.

An inspired classical performance drawing in on culture and identity, leading to an evening of dynamic interaction Miruthangam by Senthuran Premakumar and Janakan Srirangan Tabla by Jeevan Singh Riyait and Janan Sathiendran .Four sought-after British percussionists come together to create an enigmatic recital of South Asian classical percussion.

Four sought-after British percussionists come together to create an enigmatic recital of South Asian classical percussion.

Engage in the sounds of Tabla and Miruthangam as the complex rhythmic structures are woven together for an exciting and upbeat performance

We Bless This Mess

Acoustic punk rock upstarts

WE BLESS THIS MESS from Portugal headline

INTERNATIONAL SOUND INVADERS’ second installment at North London’s Karamel

Following acclaimed live performances in Europe and the US including renowned showcase festivals like Eurosonic Noorderslag, SXSW and Reeperbahn – Porto’s 5-piece WE BLESS THIS MESS bring their adrenaline soaked positivity to the British capital supported by opening act Wushta’s uplifting Lo-fi SynthPop.

Doors 7pm GMT on 17/05/2017 – £6

LONDON, April 20, 2017 — “For fans of Frank Turner, Against Me!, Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan, there is the joy of We Bless This Mess. The 5-piece from Porto is in fact a solo project by Nelson Graf Reis that takes the punk approach to folk music or equally, plays punk songs according to the ‚less is more‘ philosophy. Nelson’s We Bless This Mess is all about expressing positivity and carpe diem: “We breathe, we are alive. This is the greatest gift.”

60Minuten.net (Netherlands)

Wushta’s joyful live sets mix Lo-fi, Synth Pop and Electronica. The former drummer of Portuguese punk band ‘BlackJackers” has swapped the sticks for keyboards, drum machines and a bass guitar, inciting the audience to celebrate life in the here and now.

International Sound Invasion showcases upcoming musicians from abroad in London. Now more than ever, our purpose is to enrich and strengthen the dialog between different cultures and backgrounds that create this diverse and colorful city, by hosting music events that bring together locals and foreigners in joy, with open minds and hearts.