Peach #14 – Alabaster DePlume, Jenny Moore's Mystic Business, Merlin Nova
Total Refreshment Centre, London
Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm - Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 at 11:00pm
Thursday 19th October
7pm – 11pm
£8 otd (£5 for people who’ve travelled, unwaged and artists/musicians)
Huw Marc Bennett, Merlin Nova, Nathaniel T Williams, Alabaster, Jenny Moore with: Rachel Horwood, Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Sophie Mallet, Simon Clark, Mario D'Agostino, Carolina Ongaro, Raimund Wong, Maia Sparrow, Helen Davison, Fay Nicolson
We celebrate the release of Alabaster’s single “Be Nice To People”, at this month’s uncontrollable meeting of spirits and musical styles the Guardian has called “a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be”. We are blessed to be able to bring you this:
JENNY MOORE’S MYSTIC BUSINESS
Anarchic beats choir with punk ethos led by the Barbican and Tate Modern favourite who’s bent on inciting progressive politics with spontaneous joy. Jenny Moore (Bas Jan, Charismatic Megafauna) brings the statement, the groove and directed mayhem. Rapture and sass are distilled out of thin air by this 10-piece orchestra of chaos, using drums, tuned percussion and voices. Neither your furious spirit nor your divine sense of play are safe from this project, commissioned by Wysing Polyphonic Festival in 2016 and Jupiter Woods London.
Surreal humour through voice, movement and synthesised sound from this truly fresh solo artist. Dealing in soundscapes and subtle social messages the singer and instrumentalist uses an intimate familiarity in her mockery and celebration of characters. We are thrilled to welcome the boldness of voice and the challenging ideas of this soulful artist.
Following appearances for the National Theatre and festivals around the UK, saxophonist and spoken word artist Alabaster presents a celebration of his first single on a recognised independent label, “Be Nice To People”, here at his beloved residency concert Peach. This month his group will include Huw Marc Bennet (Susso) on double bass, Nathaniel T Williams on synths, with Merlin Nova and members of the choir, delivering his instrumentals and songs as per each month, in a fresh and varied arrangement, that responds and belongs to the occasion. The approach has been described as “Totally unique… Very, very brilliant indeed” on BBC Radio 3, and “The best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life” on the Manchester Jazz Festival website.
Unreachable beauty in print and on screen from the poster designs of Raimund Wong, once again – www.raimundwong.com
TOTAL REFRESHMENT CENTRE
The Peach concert series owes its entire existence to the community of the Total Refreshment Centre, where magical things are made possible thanks to a great love of music, soul and people. We celebrate our continued existence of a further 12 months from now – congratulations, especially to ALEXIS BLONEL – lets make big things of it
Total Refreshment Centre , Unit 2a Foulden road , London