Monday With Garance and the Mitochondries, Sarah Johns, Oly Ralfe + Dave Maric
Garance and the Mitochondries, Sarah Johns, Oly Ralfe + Dave Maric
Doors: 7pm till 11pm
Entry Price: £4 at the door
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Garance and the Mitochondries are a spellbinding dirty-tango band that haunt the margins between Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and 60s French Pop, with an electric yet softly-cinematic sway, informed by charming burlesque and cabaret flourishes and some sublime Gypsy accordion, violin and clarinet touches.
Garance came to London to learn English in 2009, becoming a darling saleswoman, gardener and florist as her music brought romance to the streets, before finding her band to give her music full voice – an all-star cast of Jamboree favourites including Ewan Bleach, Alistair Caplin, Mirabelle Gillis, Leander Lyons and Adam Beattie, topped off by ace musicians Harry Deacon and Barny Rockford. Let them dance into your dreams.
Special guests on the night are Sarah John’s Music Party, Oly Ralfe (of Ralfe Band) and Dave Maric…
Sarah Johns Music Party is from the North of England and now lives in London. Her stripped back, organic, drum, guitar and vocals give her work an immediate and honest feel that is at once comforting and yet unnerving. Her music recalls the purity of Lykki Li, the rawness of Scout Niblett and the musicality of Tune-Yards.
Sarah Johns is influenced by nature, with much of her work echoing the repetition of 19th Century American black and white Christian Spiritual Song. Sarah Johns Music Party’s live performance continues this likeness by exploring the therapeutic and meditative effect of music upon the audience, mindful of the ritual of people coming together to listen to and play music.
Oly Ralfe‘s songs have been described as “playful, well-crafted tunes that breath new life into forgotten ways of doing things – treasures hidden in amongst the rafters, waiting to be found” – The Quietus
Dave Maric is a British composer and performer of acoustic and electronic music who has created numerous works for the concert hall, stage and film. He regularly works with classical musicians, jazz musicians, experimental electronics, free improvisers, folk musicians, art-rock musicians, poets, visual/performance artists, choreographers, animators and film makers, and also curates regular events featuring stylistically varied music – often in conjunction with other artistic disciplines.