Strummerville Easter Mashup

Strummerville Easter Mashup - Taproom, N1 London

Strummerville Easter Mashup - Taproom, N1 London

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EASTER SUNDAY 20th APRIL: We are putting on our first live music event of the year at our favourite North London spot, The Taproom.

The all day event will showcase some fantastic new music. There will also have some great merchandise for sale as well as some brand new artwork by Tom Fozard.

It’s an early kick off, we will be there from 1pm and the music starts at around 2pm

These great acts will be performing.

The Sleaze
Frankie Forman Music
Bella Figura
Eat The Evidence
Seraphim Kelly
Bare Hunter

Come down and support new music.



Ace Cafe London Strummerville Fundraiser – St. George’s Night

St. George's Night 2014 - Ace Cafe - Strummerville

We’d like to thank the Ace Cafe London team for supporting us with this fantastic looking event… See you there!

St. George's Night 2014 - Ace Cafe - Strummerville

7pm – 11pm

Ace Cafe London
Ace Corner, North Circular Road
Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD
Tel: 020 8961 1000 Fax: 020 8965 0161


Gemma Rogers and the Mil Men

Gemma Rogers and the Mil Men - Strummerville DIY

Gemma Rogers and the Mil Men - Strummerville DIY

This collective came together while living in a squat on Milman Road. The quids would run out of the meter so there was nothing else for it but to sit around and tell stories in the darkness – no one could afford candles either. Gemma Rogers tells stories. The Mil Men make the music. Together they are Gemma Rogers and The Mil Men.

Benjamin Weston

Benjamin Weston - Strummerville DIY

Benjamin Weston - Strummerville DIY

Originally from Buckinghamshire, England, Benjamin Weston was brought up on and inspired by the music of ELVIS PRESLEY, BOBBY VEE, ROY ORBISON, BILLY JOEL, BEACH BOYS, ELVIS COSTELLO, RAMONES, CROWDED HOUSE & GREEN DAY.

Weston has always had a passion for music from the 50′s and 60′s, spending most of his early years singing along to his father’s Elvis Presley records. Weston has previously stated that in the 60′s his father was a ‘Rocker’ and his mother was a ‘Mod’.

In the mid 90’s Weston was inspired by the new wave & energy of music that was coming through from the US, such as bands like GREEN DAY, SOUL ASYLUM, WEEZER, SUBLIME etc. He soon started to compose songs using 50s & 60s melodies with the drive and power of modern rock and the raw energy, simplicity and hooks of power-pop and pop-punk.

He formed and fronted his first band while still at school and was soon writing, recording and performing his songs live at venues locally in the towns & cities of South-East England.

He was co-founder and singer of London based power-pop-punk band THE BOMBJACKS.
After years of writing, recording and touring both nationally and internationally, THe BOMBJACKS broke up after their tour of Japan in 2005. It was around that time that Weston had written enough material for his solo debut album ‘IT’S 7AM SOMEWHERE’.

Shortly after recording the 10 track debut album at Ignition Studios in London, Weston went traveling to America & Japan and played venues & bars in California & Nevada in the USA and Tokyo & Osaka in Japan.

After settling in Japan, Weston formed a backing band and headlined a solo tour. He also regulary performed in a resident house bands at numerous venues and recorded session vocals for Universal Japan.

Weston survived a serious road accident while living in Japan in 2008, and he was forced to take a lengthly break from music and questioned if he would even be able to play guitar again.

The Bombjacks reformed for one reunion performance in UK in 2011. Weston also performed two live solo sets.

During his rehabilitation and break from music and writing, Weston was uninspired by the latest music at the time. Apart from a few Independent artists, he was only listening to music mainly from the 1950′s & 60′s. He always wanted to record an album true to the sounds of that era, so he began writing material for the concept album THE FALL OF ’58.

FALL OF ’58 was recorded and produced by good friend and band mate Lester Woodward at Blue Fox Music, and in Weston’s home in UK 2012.

The album was released in 2013 and shows Weston’s voice and song writing at it’s peak.
The album loosely follows the story and reminiscence of a summer romance, between high school drop out and petty criminal Joey Kallon, & high school prom queen and Stanford university hopeful Marin Weiss.

Both albums THE FALL OF ’58 & IT’S 7AM SOMEWHERE are available to download now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc through .88 Records.

Currently Weston is writing & working on new material and will be back to his power-pop-rock style for his third album, to be released in 2014.


Strummerville DIY - Childcare

Strummerville DIY - Childcare

CHILDCARE is London-based musician Ed Cares.

His music is enthused with the energy of punk, drenched in the off-kilter pop sensibilities of Squeeze, the infectiousness of the Police and a by-numbers approach to songcraft akin to Happiness In Magazines era-Graham Coxon.

Crafted with wit and skill, his songs are direct and speak with honesty and innocence, a quality that’s spawned from his curious creative set up: CHILDCARE records most of his music whilst working as a nanny, fitting in time between the school runs and roadtesting much of his material on the three children he looks after.

Inspired largely by guitar bands from the past few decades, he draws from a multitude of musicians to make his sound. “I had no pop or rock references in the house when I was growing up, so I didn’t buy anything non-embarrassing until my teens, and then I started getting into pop punk and ska, then the Ramones and the Clash, punk bands of the 90s and early noughties like NOFX and Capdown, and then the Hives, the Strokes and Jack White.”

There may have also been a brief trance phase aged 12 or 13. And he thinks he might own one Celine Dion album.

Seraphim Kelly

Seraphim Kelly - Strummerville

Seraphim Kelly - Strummerville

Seraphim Kelly is an exciting up and coming singer songwriter from Belfast, Ireland. He moved to London in April 2013 and in between working on new material you can often still find him busking on the streets of Camden.

Seraphim has a kickstarter campaign currently running – he hopes to raise £20,000 which will go into recording & producing his album:

“Since moving to London from Belfast to volunteer for the Simon Community, I have spent a lot of my free time busking on the streets of Camden. I have had many sunny, rainy and cloudy days on these streets, meeting a lot of interesting folk and making friends. It is whilst busking that I have been working my way through all kinds of songs.

I have been blessed to have met some amazing people who believe in me and have helped me get thus far. It has made me realize that with all the favors I have received on so many occasions, I cannot expect to continue taking up people’s time, skills, and facilities without being able to give back. So I tried to figure out how best to give back to everyone. I believe Kickstarter is the answer as, with YOUR help, it will enable me to give something in return to YOU & EVERYONE who has and continues to support me.” – Seraphim Kelly

With a rich and diverse background in music that took Seraphim on a journey of self, he re-discovered his roots in folk and country. Adding his own personal touch and delivered with a voice so powerful and rich, listening to Seraphim perform his songs is always a deeply emotional experience.

His inspiration stems from often simple but meaningful experiences and encounters, connecting with people from all sorts of backgrounds which lead to an emotionally driven delivery that reflects his heart and passion for life and song every time.


Police Car In The Rain

Police Car In The Rain - Strummerville DIY

Police Car In The Rain - Strummerville DIY

Police car in the rain is acoustic music sprinkled with poetry.


Shuga - Strummerville DIY

Shuga - Strummerville DIY

With Shuga it’s all in that name: saccharine and brutalized. They are essentially sweet, but like their spelling, they’re also fucked up.

The Vex

The Vex - Strummerville DIY

The Vex - Strummerville DIY

The Vex are a 4-piece band from South London formed in Jan 2012. They are known for smart punk-influenced lyrics, a ridiculous commitment to gigging, and high energy performances.

Josh Schwegler (guitar/vocals)
Jack 0’Shea (guitar/vocals)
Andrew Atari (bass)
Joshua de Facto (drums)

Bare Hunter

Bare Hunter - Strummerville DIY

Bare Hunter - Strummerville DIY

Opening on a sludgey surf-rock growl, Bare Hunter’s ‘Is Anybody Out There’ is an anxious strut that would fit comfortably into a Tarantino title sequence. Propelled by jazzy drum splashes and swaggering guitar grunts, this trio somehow channel muddy stripped-back garage rock, voodoo psychedelica and sharp and slick musicianship all at once. Everything, right down to singer Robbie Humphreys’ Jim Morrison-ish howl, is nostalgic of an era these guys are too young to have lived through, but they have a flair about them that demands to be remembered.