With sets from Belgian avant-pop musician Manu Louis, London-based singer/writer Maya Yianni, multi-lingual cross-genre ukulele-playing songwriter Rita Braga, and composer and performance artist Neil Luck.
Following the good old rule of associating two extremes instead of choosing the middle path, Manu Louis collides the exotic and glamorous Pop Music of his youth with the naff sounds of the native Western Europe folk trash he always did his best to ignore (brass bands, Euro-Dance, Industrial Trance and old-one-man-synth-wedding entertainers…).
Rita Braga is a singer, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Lisbon, based in Porto. She performs solo and sometimes collaboratively an unusual repertoire of songs in over ten languages, as well as original compositions and soundtracks. From time to time, she receives insight from cartoon personalities in her dreams (such as Bugs Bunny) on how to conduct her career.
Neil Luck is a composer and performer and director based in London, interested in live performance, fallible bodies, the pathetic, theatre, the esoteric. His work often attempts to frame the act of music making as something curious, or weird, or useful, or spectacular in and of itself. He works with my own groups and others.
Maya Yianni is a SE London-based artist that adopts a DIY approach to her work.
Maya’s sound is unapologetic and frank, drawing inspiration from the menial and meaningful moments of life. In her early years she was surrounded by her father’s vast and eclectic record collection, which included musical gems from many genres…