We are off to Lounge On The Farm – Canterbury, Kent

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This weekend Strummerville will be hosting a huge campfire with live music at Lounge On The Farm in Kent.

Our line-up as follows:

FRIDAY

  • 6 – HANDSHAKE
  • 7 – WILD WOLVES
  • 8- GOALERS DAUGHTER
  • 9 – RUM SHEBEEN
  • 10 – BEANS ON TOAST
  • 11 – CROWNS
  • 12 – NIMMO AND THE GAUNTLETS

SATURDAY

  • 6 – THOMAS J SPEIGHT
  • 7 – TURNCOAT
  • 8 – THE BUCKET BOYS
  • 9 – HANDSHAKE
  • 10 – NAT JENKINS
  • 11 – SUPERNOVAS
  • 12 – RUM SHEBEEN

SUNDAY

  • 6 – BEANS ON TOAST
  • 7 – THOMAS J SPEIGHT
  • 8 – NAT JENKINS
  • 9 – HOLY VESSELS
  • 10 – NIMMO AND THE GAUNTLETS
  • 11 – GOALERS DAUGHTER
  • 12 – SUPERNOVAS

Come and see us if you are there.

Love,
Strummerville x

East Village Radio: Enter Strummerville Campfire

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‘For those who don’t know, Strummerville is a registered charity that aims to keep Joe’s memory alive. Strummerville offers support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who might not normally have such access, among them the extremely talented band, the Riff Raff. Here’s their insider’s Glastonbury journal…

The festival started early for us this year; we, the Riff Raff, arrived on site with the Joe Strummer New Music Foundation (www.strummerville.com) on a (happy) Monday. With the sun beating down on our backs, we walked the two miles from the car park (carrying equipment) to the Joe Strummer field located in the opposite corner of the festival. For us, the first few days before the public arrives were spent constructing the stage and camp area around the Strummerville field, drinking copious amounts of local cider and eating good food.”

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RivMixx: Strummerville campfire bands announced

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“Situated in the Unfair Ground field in the exact same spot where Joe Strummer used to have his fire, the strummerville campfire sessions will start at midnight every night and will run until 3am. Confirmed acoustic performances from bands include a mixture of Strummerville supported bands and bands who are fans of Joe Strummer himself, such as: The Drums, I Blame Coco, Beans on Toast, Handshake, Sound of Rum, Ali Love, Lissie, Fionn Regan, Frank Turner, Depot, Nat Jenkins and many, many more (some who can’t be announced!).”

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Strummerville at SXSW 2010

sxsw-strummerville-logoStrummerville are fresh off our amazing trip to SXSW where we presented our take-over on the opening night of The British Music Embassy and our official showcase at Prague on 17 March.

Thanks to Supernovas, Smokey Angle Shades, Nat Jenkins, Beans On Toast and The Riff-Raff for making our debut at SXSW such a great experience. And thanks to Billy Bragg, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Chis Shiflett, The Good The Bad and Wayne Kramer for their support and awesome shows.

We were joined in Austin by Don Letts who presented his film also called Strummerville at the Paramount on 19 March. Big thanks also to Don for his wonderful support.

It truly was a positive and powerful experience for everyone involved.

SXSW 2010 Strummerville Press Release

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STRUMMERVILLE’S FIRST U.S OUTING

What do Billy Bragg, The Foo Fighters, The British Music Embassy, the Strummerville family and legendary British filmmaker Don Letts have in common? All of these tastemakers in film and music will be celebrating Strummerville’s debut at this year’s SXSW Music and Film Festival.

Strummerville is a proactive charity, set up by family and friends in the wake of Joe Strummer’s death in 2002. Since then it has built a strong community network – offering otherwise unfunded bands and solo performers the chance to record, rehearse and play live. A regular feature at Festivals in the British Summer season, Strummerville’s work goes on all year internationally. Offering mentoring services, a magic bus on loan for gigs and tours, partnering with projects from Belfast to Bogota and a range of charities including The Amber Trust (helping blind and partially sited children enjoy music) and Jail Guitar Doors (helping prisoners gain access to guitars) Strummerville insures the spirit of the man who inspired its creation lives on in the most practical manner.

March 2010 marks Strummervilles’ debut at the internationally renowned SXSW Music and Film festival:

On the evening of Monday 15th March Strummerville will takeover the British Music Embassy. Hosted by Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters the night will feature performances from the infamous ‘National Treasure’ Billy Bragg in addition to some of Strummerville’s finest bands: Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Smokey Angle Shades, Beans on Toast, Nat Jenkins, The Good The Bad, and The Supernovas.

STRUMMERVILLE SXSW 2010 BRITISH MUSIC EMBASSY SHOWCASE RSVP CLICK HERE

Get Cape Wear Cape Fly aka the introspective Sam Duckworth received critical acclaim for his debut album ‘Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager’. A cross cultural line-up of Northern Irish, German, English and Italian members The Smokey Angle Shades take their name from a flying moth and create a world where the bar room rave ups of The Faces  meet joyful country capers, spiced with psychedelic whimsy. Beans On Toast, a topical Troubadour, in the style of his East London (The) Clash inspired forbearer Billy Bragg, is a regular MC at Strummerville events with songs that are a jostling blend of humourous aside and a hardnosed invective. Nat Jenkins – Intense Richie Havens flare ups, finely plucked emotional landscapes; rock swagger and pop nous indicate a singer songwriter for all seasons. The Supernovas, a young band from Holloway North London with a sound influenced by the political attitudes of Castro and Chavez, combined with the wry irony of Morrissey, and the cutting observational skills of Lennon. And The Good The Bad bringing the finest New School Surf and Flamenco to the masses. On Wednesday 17th March Strummerville will kick off proceedings on the official opening night of the SXSW Music Festival by holding a second showcase at the renowned Prague. Wayne Kramer, singer, songwriter, producer and esteemed guitarist, will join the line-up for this special occasion.

On Friday 19th March ‘Strummerville – a film by Don Letts’ will premier at the Paramount. The film, directed by the London born, Grammy award winning filmmaker and artist Don Letts, captures the very essence of Strummerville. The film journeys through the past six months of the diverse Strummerville calendar, including interviews with the bourgeoning talents and the friends and family of Joe who work hard to keep the charity going. The documentary also includes unseen footage of Joe Strummer taken from Don’s personal archive. On the film Don says, “In a cultural climate that feels like punk never happened Strummerville (the film) serves as a timely reminder of a way forward. It worked back then and it can work again – and man it needs to!”

Don Letts was the first in-house DJ at London nightclub Roxy, playing a mix of punk rock, dub and reggae. Letts’ music choice influenced Joe Strummer and The Clash; he is credited as the DJ that single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. He became a close friend of Joe’s and is pictured on the cover sleeve of the 1980 release, ‘Black Market Clash’. His first film The Punk Rock Movie (1978) catalogued the Punk movement in the UK. He has directed many documentaries and music videos since and in 2003 his film Westway to the World featuring The Clash won a Grammy for ‘Best Long-form Music Video’

For more information please contact:
Kate Head: kate@stokedpr.com
Zoe Stafford: zoe@stokedpr.com 020 7841 4875

Strummerville and Jail Guitar Doors Take Over The British Music Embassy in Austin, TX

SXSW Flyer for Monday 15th MarchWe are proud to announce our take over of The British Music Embassy on Monday 15th March 2010.

It will be taking place @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto, Austin TX as part of the SXSW music convention and will be hosted by Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters).

Music will be brought to you by:

* Billy Bragg with special guests The Good The Bad
* Get Cape Wear Cape Fly
* Smokey Angle Shades
* Beans On Toast
* Nat Jenkins
* The Supernovas

Doors 7.30pm

STRUMMERVILLE AT ENDORSE IT IN DORSET FESTIVAL 2009

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We took our Strummerville bus of talent to a lovely little festival in Dorset over weekend of 7th-97h August 2009 called Endorse It In Dorset.

This was our final big Strummerville Campfire of the 2009 festival season.

Our musical director BEANS ON TOAST was joined for campfire sessions by:

DAN SMITH
NAT JENKINS
SMOKEY ANGEL SHADES
SPINDLE AND WIT
THE SUPERNOVAS
THE RIFF RAFF

It was a wonderful festival and we’s like to thanks to everyone who made this years festival season so special.

See you all next year!

Loads of love
Strummerville
x

Strummerville Summer Sessions 2009

Strummerville Summer Sessions showcasing 14 of our bands, on 2 stages in a heatwave

Thank you to everyone who came and made it such a lovely day/eve. Special thank you to all our bands who played on the day – Beans On Toast, Handshake, The Penny Black Remedy, Illegitimate Sons of the King, Goodtimes Goodtimes, Beans On Toast, Nat Jenkins, Dan Smith, Bill Coleman, DeKay, Cheka, The Wutars, Paper Plane Pilots, Jamie Ley

Listen to and download for free the Strummerville Summer Sessions 2009

Loads of love,
Strummerville x

Strummerville Summer Sessions 2009

Album Info:
In the summer of 2009 we showcased 14 of our bands in a heatwave. This is our first album – The Strummerville Summer Sessions 2009. You can share this player on your website, myspace, facebook and twitter profiles. All tracks are available for free download.

Album Track List:

  1. Goodtimes Goodtimes – Love
  2. Nat Jenkins – Message
  3. Dan Smith – Daniel In The Den
  4. Bill Coleman – Your Hands Were Made For Working
  5. Cheka – The Fool
  6. Wild Wolves – Honey
  7. DeKay – The Estates
  8. Illegitimate Sons of the King – I’ll do It
  9. The Wutars – Oh La La
  10. Paper Plane Pilots – Reign In Your Applause
  11. The Penny Black Remedy – 95 Charing Cross Road
  12. Handshake – Lockdown
  13. Jamie Ley – Goodbye
  14. Beans On Toast – I’m Not That Old Sunshine

A big thank you to all our bands.

Loads of Love,
Strummerville x