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Society of Imaginary Friends – Summer 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.

Summer Soiree:

Oh it’s getting hot in the city and for some proper sizzling underground creative, poetry, art and music action you need look no further than our June Society of Imaginary Friends Soiree.

We have the fabulous young radical performance poet Millie George, the one and only Wondr Womn accompanied by the inimitable Mr Jones on Trombone and the virtuosic blues guitarist all the way from Dublin Mr David Skinner,  the magical, fiery poetess Ms Debra Watson, the intriguing, charismatic poet Mr Math Jones, very, very special guest DJ just returned from Mexico City and about to tour Europe (sneaky listen here), Canadian rapper, musician and comedian Mr Mark Norman Harris, and not forgetting the Society of Imaginary Friends and That’s just for starters more acts to be announced very soon… Watch this space.

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Pre-Show Happy Hour 5-7pm – Buy-1-Get-1-Half-Price on drinks
Kitchen offering superb vegan food open 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Free Entry

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.

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.”

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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.