SCALEDOWN – Friday 29th June


Mark Braby and Shaun Hendry 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 29th June

Those who will perform (in no particular order):

Gagarin – Gagarin is the solo project of Graham ‘Dids’ Dowdall who has been active in the outer reaches of the musical universe for many years working with , amongst others Nico, John Cale and Pere Ubu. As Gagarin he makes instrumental electronica – at times urban and beaty, at others atmospheric and melodic – always with a very personal experimental twist.

Skopje – Dark ethereal folk….tales for the depraved and departed….prepare to be entertained……sadistically.

Now – NOW will perform a 15 minute instrumental Motorik. A Motorik is a genre based around the repetitive drumbeat originated by Moe Tucker (The Velvet Underground), Jaki Lieberzeit (Can) & Klaus Dinger (Neu!/La Dusseldorf), who called it “The Apache Beat”. The rhythm is usually accompanied by simple melody motifs & minimal, or no, chord changes.

Jude Cowan – what news?? well, if anything interesting’s been happening Jude shall be sure to know, and sure to tell… so be sure to listen!!

Horse Trio – The Horse Trio plays a uniquely textured brand of improvised music- moving air through tubes, reeds and bellows. Hutch Demouilpied – Trumpet, Sue Lynch – Saxophone and Flute, and Richard Sanderson – Melodeon. For this Scaledown performance The Horse Trio will play acoustically.

The Doomed Bird Of Providence – The Doomed Bird of Providence are a dark folk group currently residing in London and Colchester. Led by Australian singer/accordionist Mark Kluzek, the band explore darker aspects of Australia’s colonial history.

Squeezebox Jukebox – Squeezebox Jukebox is a ‘dysfunctional and evolving concerto for accordion and updated barrel organ’. Enjoy maestro Matt Smith as he wheezes and squeezes.

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