The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit



Mark Braby, Shaun Hendry and Jude Cowan Montague present the latest in an ongoing series of genuinely alternative after-office live entertainments. Admission is free to members (show your membership card) otherwise sign in for membership. Donations, to the performers, will be sought.

Friday 25th July

Those who will be appearing in front of you (in no particular order):

Ed Dowie - Ed has been making music since the late 1990s, firstly as one third of Parlophone's Brothers in Sound, then a solo career as Redarthur. He is charming, talented and self-effacing. Bring it on Ed!

Hibiki Ichikawa (Shamisen) - He's played to at the Japanese Embassy for the Japanese Emperor and now he's playing for Scaledown! He's an award-winning, phenomenal performer and he will blow your mind with his Tsugaru Shamisen. Should not be missed, so definitely don't go to the bar during this bit

Steve Loveburn~Skull - Main man from the exceptional Loveburns brings twang stories to you with radioactive tenacity, bring your own silver foil hats. Expect chugging rhythm, wrong notes and a sparkly tear or two. vive la difference, juice the magnets.

Trombone Poetry - Mr Paul Taylor blows and spouts beautifully and eloquently. Savour fifteen minutes of verse and brass.

Matt Scott - Mr Scott has entertained us in the past as Squeezebox Jukebox with his hot accordion action and will continue tonight with his 'dysfunctional and evolving concerto for accordion'

B'layachi - Acoustic set from Yusuf Bl'ayachi who has performed in the past at The Orchestra Pit with left field guitar power trio Dear Thief. enjoy 15 minutes of acoustic off kilter bliss.

Graham Dowdall - he has a new cassette to promote!.... not said that in a while - 'Outside Broadcast' is a departure from the more beat-driven glitchy style of Gagarin and is an evocation of childhood evenings sitting at an old “Portable” radio, obsessively tuning bakelite dials across the airwaves..... old style entertainment comes to Scaledown as we gather around the RadioGraham.

7.00pm to 11pm
The King and Queen,
1 Foley Street,
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