Monthly Archives: April 2016

Fri 29th April: DOWN IN THE BASEMENT! Norton Money/ The Rosellys/ Golden Spike

The Harrison 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF , nearest tube Kings Cross, 8 mins walk.

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DOWN IN THE BASEMENT is a monthly Friday night of rockin’ country, blues, alt/indie folk and rock’n’roll in The Harrison basement. Three live bands each night, the basement bar will be open, the stereo will be loud and the chairs will be cleared away so get yer dancin’ shoes on!

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£6 advance/ £7 on the door BUY NOW     Please scroll down for more details

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Norton Money, formed by American musicians Dan Beaulaurier & Jeremy Mendonca (Hellelujah Trails) in 2006, descrbe their sound as harmony driven Alternative-Americana with soul, with influences as wide as Hank Williams, Bootsy Collins and Hall & Oates. They have performed extensively in the UK, USA and Europe sharing the bill with acts such as The Blockheads, Dave Grisman and Chris Smithers to name a few. Now, after a substantial hiatus the two have reformed the good-time rocking country sound of Norton Money, with with the help of drummer Jamie Shaw. (Dan Raza Band/ Hallelujah Trails) Great musicianship, great harmonies and great siongs- they’re a perfect Friday night band!!
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A jewel in the UK Americana crown, Clubhouse Records recording artists The Rosellys count Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings amongst their influences and inspirations. The past year has seen them perform at ‘The Inaugural Americana Music Association Awards Ceremony’ and record a session for Radio 3’s ‘Loose Ends’, while theyir ”Granary Sessions’ album was listed in the Cadiz Music ‘Best of 2015’, Adam Wilson’s Quiet Revolution ‘Best of 2015’ and Macwood Fleet’s ‘Best of 2015′. Nashville Over Here included The Rosellys’ album release show at The Green Note in Camden (London) as one of their ‘highlights of 2015′. They’ve toured extensively across the UK, Australia and America – in particular the Southern States where San Antonio, Texas has become their second home. They play tonight as an acoustic duo- don’t expect sit down folk though, this is hard driving, hard drinkin’ roots music!
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“….acoustic country to contemporary bluegrass to thoughtful balladry and cajun, The Rosellys play music that’s best described as Americana good ‘n’ true” Folk n Roots
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“ …an exceptional band that proves the British country music scene is by no means dead and buried” Maverick Magazine
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The Golden Spike’s globe spanning indie-Americana sound is made by two Australians, an Irishman and an American. Along the way they’ve shared stages with an impressive array of alt-Americana artists, from Wilco and The Handsome Family to Robbie Fulks, Andrew Bird and scores more. Citing influences from Americana stalwarts R.E.M., Big Star and The Jayhawks to indie heroes The Go-Betweens and Beck, The Golden Spike kick of a brilliant night of indie Americana at Down In The Basement.
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Thursday 28th April: Tymon Dogg with support from Gentlefolk/ Poet John Crow

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF London, United Kingdom Ph: 020 7278 3966
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Doors 7.30 pm Adv tickets £6.00/ Door Price £7.00 BUY NOW    Please Scroll Down For More Details
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Tymon Dogg is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter variously described as the ‘King of Gypsy Punk’, ‘alt-folk legend’ and ‘a demented elf’. He is a true folk artist, imbued with the still blazing spirit of the London punk movement who’s formation he was so central to. His illustrious career began when he was discovered by Paul McCartney at seventeen years old, and signed to Apple records. Over his 40 year career he has worked with a wide variety of musicians from Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, The Clash and James Taylor to Malcolm McClaren and Flamenco superstar, the late Enrique Morente.
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Tymon has wriiten and played with the Clash on Sandanista and Combat Rock and was a full time member of Joe Strummer’s Mescaleros until Joe’s untimely death in 2002. In 2010 Cherry Red Records released the critically acclaimed ‘The Irrepressible Dogg’, a compilation of songs from 1967 – 2009. His new Solo album, ‘Made of Light’ was released in November 2015.
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‘It was in New York. I had speakers the size of a wall…They [The Clash] came into my apartment and shoved a tape into my machine. It was ‘Lose This Skin’…suddenly thunder and lightening erupted all over the city…it was one of those great moments…all the forces came down into that room.”
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Martin Scorsese on ‘Lose This Skin’ (written and played by Tymon Dogg on ‘Sandinista’)
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“Tymon’s a fuckin’ genius.”
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John Cooper Clarke
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‘A truly outstanding and utterly original musican’ fRoots Magazine December 2015
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‘Uber talented Clash/101ers associate’s ornate and barbed song make their mark’.
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Gavin Martin Daily Mirror November 2015
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Folk troubadour George Hoyle is head of the ‘South East London Folklore Society’, a group dedicated to London folklore and the esoteric, and inspiration for his musical gazetteer of London- ‘Gemini City’. As Gentlefolk he is augmented by a four piece band of cello, violin, percussion and additional vocals. His music stretches from chamber folk to psychedelic storytelling, utterly uncatgorisable and all the better for it- a true maverick. Recent performances include the Southbank Centre, the Globe Theatre, and Cecil Sharp House.
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John Constable is a playwright, poet and performer. His plays include Tulip Futures, the stage adaptation of Gormenghast and his solo shows I Was An Alien Sex God and Spare. He is widely known as John Crow, the urban shaman who raised the spirit of ‘The Goose’, a medieval sex worker, at Cross Bones, south London’s outcasts’ graveyard. The ‘Goose Vision’ inspired his best-known work, The Southwark Mysteries, which was performed in Shakespeare’s Globe and Southwark Cathedral. In his John Crow persona he conducts The Halloween of Cross Bones and the vigils held at Cross Bones gates on the 23rd of every month. He curates a shrine at the gates and has worked for many years to protect the site as a garden of remembrance. John performs his poetry world-wide and hosted The Palace of Wisdom, the all-night poetry tent at the Glastonbury Festival. His Sha-Manic Plays, The Southwark Mysteries, and his stage adaptation of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast, are published by Oberon Books. A selection of his poetry, Spark In The Dark, is published by Thin Man Books
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