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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!

Jazz at Karamel: Frank Griffith Quartet

Frank Griffith (tenor), Alex Bryson (piano), Julian Bury (bass), Les Crinkel (drums)

Tenor saxophonist and clarinettist, Frank Griffith was born in Oregon, USA, and lived in New York from 1980 to 1995, working with Ron Carter, Jack McDuff and the Orchestras of Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis and Mel Torme among others.

He moved to London in 1996, forming his own nine piece band soon afterwards. The Nonet has recorded successfully several times, and has been a regular feature at Jazz Festivals throughout the UK.

He is a renowned composer and arranger, supplying charts and compositions to the Ron Carter Nonet, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra.

See more at www.frankgriffith.co.uk

£10 on the door
Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

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.

Click here for more details.

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

Karamel Kids: Free Family Fun Day

Join us for an entirely free day of family fun – with storytelling, puppets, making some art, poetry and a chance to dance along with Gunpowder Gertie!

11.30am – Poetry with Paul Lyalls
Join in for some rhymes and spoken words with Paul Lyalls – full of fun and laughter for all ages!

12.15pm – Storytelling with Mike Dodsworth
Join in for tales around the world with Mike Dodsworth – lots of participation guaranteed and stories to make your day even brighter!

1pm – Gunpowder Gertie
Join in for fun, imagination and movement inspired by pirate storytelling, dancing and yoga with Gunpowder Gertie!

2pm – Art with Yana Stajno
Join in for some creative art workshops with fine artist Yana Stajno – packed full of colour with lots of chances to draw whatever your imagination tells you to!

3pm – Imagination Station Puppets
Join in for yarns and tales from the Imagination Station Puppets – more participation and enjoyment and a great way to end the Family Fun Day!

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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

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.

Drum Day

DRUM DAY

with 5 hard working professional Drummers.

This day will consist of a short interview, a solo performance then the floor will open up for questions.

20-minute changeover.
Everyone is welcome to stay afterwards for drinks and discussions till late.
£25 = £5 per drummer. Concessions see below.

This day is especially to encourage the younger players and is early enough to be a family day out, but is open to EVERYBODY!

We are hoping ALL our students will come along.

Any question you have will be answered… even what do drummers eat for breakfast!

This will be held at the wonderful Karamel VEGAN restaurant and Jazz Club with amazing support from the owners.
There will be delicious food on sale throughout the day.

THE ARTISTS

CRISSY LEE

After seventy years in the music business, starting at age 4,
from a background of jazz and big bands plus a smattering of
rock, pop and Latin – Crissy Lee is well respected and admired
by her peers and musical colleagues as one of the UK’s most
experienced professional musicians.
Crissy is currently running her Big Band and The Crissy Lee
Quartet who appear regularly at the Jazz Club that she runs
featuring guest Artistes that have included the talents of Nina
Ferro, Jacqui Hicks, Paul Higgs, Karen Sharpe, Kai Hoffman
plus many others.

http://www.crissylee.co.uk/

CHERYL ALLEYNE

At Wood Green School in 1975, Cheryl’s first music teacher was Mr David Shaw. She went on to
study music at the College of Arts & Technology in Newcastle upon Tyne where her drumming ability
flourished under the tutelage of professional drummer Mr Roger Hempsall.
Securing the drum chair for various groups whilst at college, supporting saxophonist Wayne Shorter
was a highlight. With a Graduate Diploma grade 1 distinction she returned to London and worked
and toured extensively with Loose Tubes, The Jazz Warriors, Mano Ventura, Courtney Pine, and Us3.
She has lived and worked in the U.S. including show band cruise work, and recently drummed in the
Clarke Peters Westend Show, ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ in Edinburgh. She continues to be active on
the London Scene.

http://www.jazzlondonradio.com/jlr-interview-cheryl-alleyne/

CAROLINE SCOTT

Drummer Caroline Scott is from Scotland, where she started playing drums. After moving to London in 2008, she has played and recorded in a wide range of musical environments, from theatre shows and jazz big bands, to orchestral percussion sections. She has also lived in Boston where she played with college bands at Harvard, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory and MIT, and gigged on the local circuit. She plays drums with piano trio Cygnus Flare (who recently won the Yamaha Soho Jazz Sessions competition, played at Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Soho jazz clubs and toured in Armenia), Caroline Scott’s Khoalesce project, the MO Jazz Orchestra, the Swinging Magpies (vintage swing band), and plays timpani in various London orchestras including the Amati Orchestra and BBC Elstree Concert Band. She recently started a masters in jazz at Trinity Laban as an Archers scholar.

www.carolinescottmusic.com/

CIARA LAVERS

Ciara is a pop rock drummer with a guilty pleasure for odd time signatures. After graduating from the ACM, Ciara studied at the LA Music Academy.

On her return to the UK, she played and created the drum part for the 2006 version of Blondel by Tim Rice.Other past projects/tours include working with Peter Von Poehl, The Shebeats, The 12 Tenors, Robots in Disguise, Duncan Reid (the boys) and Helen and the Sirens amongst others.Ciara is always wanting to better her craft and so studied with the great Bob Armstrong for the past few years.

She is currently playing for pop/electronic band The Penelopes.

http://www.ciaralavers.com/

MICHELE DREES

London based Michèle Drees is an established drummer, Latin percussionist, vocalist, guitarist, composer and Promoter and has been active on the Music scene for more than 30 years.

During this time Michèle has played with top Artists across a wide variety of genres including Marc Almond, Kirsty MacColl, Seal, Badmarsh and Shri, Ive Mendes, KD Lang, Susanne Vega, Candy Dulfer, Ian Shaw.
Performing on many of the great stages, Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, Ronnie Scott’s and numerous Jazz Festivals throughout the world including Montreux and Chorendo sem Parar with her own Jazz Tap project.

https://www.micheledrees.com/

Tickets available here:

There are a few concessionary tickets at £15, plus children tickets at £5 (when accompanied by an adult payer) – please contact mimi.drums@gmail.com for details (as they are not available on the ticket site).

Last Sunday Vegan Roast – every Sunday!

“Some of the best vegan food London has to offer” – The Guardian

Veg out this Sunday and treat yourself to a delicious vegan Roast in a Time Out award-winning vegan restaurant in N22.

We open at 12 noon, with Sunday Roast served from 1.00pm all day and into the evening with last food orders at 9.00pm.

Classic Nut Roast Wellington with Stuffing Ball, Roast Potatoes, Parsnips, all the trimmings & homemade Gravy £11.90

Karamel 12″ Flat Bread Pizza with Violife Mozzarella (choice of 3) £9.90 – £11.90

Homemade (vegan) Bangers & Mash with Gravy £8.90

* Other mains, children’s portions and snacks available

* Dessert includes Berry Crumble with Custard £4.00, Organic Chocolate Cake £4.00, Raw Cheesecake £4.00, and Vanilla (vegan) Ice Cream £3.00 (with a choice of Chocolate, Caramel &  Raspberry Sauce – or all 3 if you’re feeling extravagant)

Plus fine wines, organic craft beers & Budvar on tap, soft drinks, a chilled friendly vibe and the best coffee in town :-)

Lazy Sunday Vegan Roast – every Sunday!

“Some of the best vegan food London has to offer” – The Guardian

Well, we’ve saved the best til last on Day 5 of Karamel’s Food & Music Festival

So why not veg out with a delicious vegan Sunday Roast and all the trimmings.

We open at 12 noon, with food served from 1.00pm all day and into the evening with last orders at 9.00pm.

* Classic Nut Roast Wellington with Sausage Ball, Roast Potatoes, Parsnips, all the trimmings & homemade Onion Gravy £11.90

* Karamel 12″ Flat Bread Pizza w/ Violife Mozzarella (choice of 3) £9.90 – £11.90

* Homemade (vegan) Bangers & Mash with Gravy £8.90

* Other mains, children’s portions and snacks available

* Dessert includes Berry Crumble with Custard £4.00, Organic Chocolate Cake £4.00, Raw Cheesecake £4.00, and Vanilla (vegan) Ice Cream £3.00 (with a choice of Chocolate, Caramel & Raspberry Sauce – or all 3 if you’re feeling extravagant)

Plus fine wines, organic craft beers & Budvar on tap, soft drinks, a chilled friendly vibe and the best coffee in town 🙂

London Vegan Drinks – food from 7pm and DJs from 10pm (free entry)

Day 4 of Karamel’s Food & Music Festival – and it’s London Vegan Drinks, Europe’s biggest vegan social.

Food served from 7pm, and DJs playing dance music from 10pm.

DJ Luminous, one of the worlds top 100 female DJs, plays House and 80s dancefloor classics, as well as your requests. Until 2am.

All-night tube on Piccadilly Line at nearby Wood Green tube station (6 min walk)