Monday With Garance and the Mitochondries + + Clémentine March

Monday With Garance and the Mitochondries + + Clémentine March
Monday 29 May 2017

Garance and the Mitochondries + + Clémentine March

Doors: 7pm till 11pm
Entry Price: £4 at the door
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Gallic-tinged rock’n’roll, tango, folk, Gypsy swagger, pastoral pop, chordal experimentation, classical and Latin music with Garance and the Mitochondries, Clémentine March and a surprise guest …

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.

Born in France, and musically trained in Brazil, Londoner Clémentine March writes songs and instrumentals that cross language and genre borders, mashing raw rock sounds, pastoral pop compositions and Brazilian influences with her experience of playing with, to name a few excellent co-conspirators, Snapped Ankles, Julien Gasc, Mega Bog, Pollyanna Valentine, and her own previous band, Water Babies. Clémentine brings a sense of energy and unsettling chordal experimentation to her classical and Latin sensibility, inherited from immersion in the more discordant sounds of alt-rock (Pavement, the Raincoats, Galaxie 500, the Beatles’ White Album) and avant-garde jazz (Sun Ra). Her debut EP, ‘Les Etoiles à Ma Porte’, is released on the 2nd of June, produced by none other than the adroit talent of Syd Kemp, an EP that sings exquisite songs of time travel, imaginary landscapes and real relationships.

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