Helter Skelter Presents Levent and Taylor, Pete Yelding + Guests

Helter Skelter Presents Levent and Taylor, Pete Yelding + Guests
Saturday 26 August 2017

Levent and Taylor + Pete Yelding

Doors: 8pm till Midnight
Entry Price: £6 advance / £8 at the door
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Balkan Folk * Cello Magic

The Man and The Lake is a four piece Balkan Folk band inspired by Balkan music from South Eastern Europe mixed with traditional folk music. The band is composed of Mattia Maragno (singer and guitarist) Jack Cookson (double-bass and backing vocals) Nic Burn (drums) and Celeste Cantor-Stephens (trumpet). They released their new EP ‘Get Away’ this summer.

Levent and Taylor‘s unique sound incorporates elements of gypsy jazz, classical, traditional, world music and blues. They play a varied set of original material and covers from artists such as Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli , Duke Ellington, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Bach, Nat King Cole and Miles Davis.

Pete Yelding is from the Yelding family, a tribe rooted in Circus history and before that, travelling fairs. Currently based in South East London, he writes songs, improvises and notates for others. His main instruments are Cello, Sitar and Voice. He grew up playing Cello in Classical ensembles, in Rock and Pop bands, with DJs at raves, with Mandinka Griots and Gnawa musicians. He studied Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire, where he also began his training in Hindustani music on Sitar under Clem Alford. More recently, he spent time developing his Cello technique with Nyanyeru player, Juldeh Camara.

There is a unique sound to Pete’s records and respective instrumental practices, established through consciously seeking to acknowledge every aspect of his complex musical DNA in all of his work, which ranges from solo performances to interdisciplinary collaborations in several mediums and contexts.

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