Guitarist David Okumu (The Invisible), bassist Tom Herbert (The Invisible) and in-demand jazz drummer Tom Skinner (Hello Skinny, Sons of Kemet) have been friends and collaborators since their teens, most notably in the band Jade Fox.
Between them, they have worked with a huge and eclectic range of bands and artists including Grace Jones, Polar Bear, Eska, Adele, Jessie Ware, Owiny Sigoma Band, St Vincent, Mulatu Astatke, Ghostpoet, Beck, Jonny Greenwood, Chemical Brothers, King Sunny Ade and many more.
We are delighted to welcome them to Margate for what looks set to be an extra special night.
Imaginative composer Keir Vine - expanding the world of ambient and field recordings with his latest release ‘Instance’ - performed accompanied by the haunting vocals of Cissi Forssberg on a hurricane force evening in Margate.
Stunning support from Adam Coney playing excerpts from latest release ‘Pavilion’ accompanied by Peter Bennie on Bass.
Experimental all day music workshop and live performance led by Yuri Landman and Louis Palfrey with kind support from Jerwood Arts.
A sell out gig with Scottish album of the year winner Kathryn Joseph performing songs from her latest release ‘From when I wake the want is’.
Support from the talented SHHE.
In partnership with the British Arts council we ran a week long artist’s residency with 3 musicians from different corners of the world - Robert Stillman, Sean Carpio and Anders Holst.
They came together under our roof to generate new original material, which we recorded and broadcast at the end of their stay. This was followed by a live performance which was streamed live on 02.03.19.
Minimalist critically acclaimed trombonist Peter Zummo performing alongside master Gyil player Bex Burch; joined on the night by the equally legendary Robert Stillman on Saxaphone and super talent Tom Skinner on drums.
Percussionist and tabla player Sarathy Korwar (under moniker ‘Rathisa’) in an experimental set with electronic maestro Danalogue (The Comet Is Coming/Soccer96).
Performance was accompanied by sound installation ‘Sui Generis’. Artist - Josh Cannon. A tape machine connected to a motion capture camera with facial recognition capabilities generated soundscapes in response to facial expressions.
In partnership with Trestle records, ‘The Guitar and Other Machines’ showcased an array of Guitar-led performances from Leo Abrahams, Adam Coney, Nick Siddal, Dean Valentine-Smith, Ross downes & Tout.
Walking us through a spectrum of Electro / Kraut / Americana and Ambient Classical Improv, each performance reframed the classic instrument in different ways - with the help of everything from pedals and beat machines, to computer programs to left-field accompanying instruments.
The group were joined on the night by special guest - composer Donna McKevitt.