Taylor Taylor London presents Nimmo And The Gauntletts + The Joker And The Thief

Huge thanks to Taylor Taylor for their support in fundraising for us and for this great evening of music at their Commercial Street salon, featuring Nimmo & The Gauntletts and The Joker & The Thief.

More info:
http://www.taylortaylorlondon.com/

Strummerville Take Over The Station Sessions Festival

The Station Sessions Festival is a six week long celebration of the UK’s emerging musical talent for a takeover of Kings Cross Station, with bands playing for free to London’s commuters.

In proud support of Prince’s Trust Music, the festival will run from the 15th of June to the 29th of July and will feature some of the most talked about emerging artists spanning genres from pop, rock and blues to classical and soul.

On Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of July, following a storming Glastonbury, Strummerville will take over the Station Sessions. Featuring Live performances from The Joker and The Thief, The Barker Band, The Riff Raff and the hotly tipped Bastille – here are the times

4th July:
6.00pm – The Joker and The Thief
6.30pm – Bastille

5th July:
6.00pm – The Barker Band
6.30pm – The Riff Raff

Full info here: http://www.stationsessions.com/festival

Frank Turner, Strummerville @ Hearn Street Car Park, London

Excerpt:
“If you’ve not been to Strummerville before, then you need to go. If you’ve not been to a Frank Turner show before, then you need to go. Having them both in one place results in a phenomenal event, but I can’t help but feel that every Strummerville show has this kind of magical atmosphere; with an anything-goes attitude towards musical talent, this line-up would not be repeated anywhere else in England, such is the diversity of genres on display, and it results in a liberating atmosphere that just makes you feel free… This is how music should be enjoyed, with anyone and everyone welcome, and anyone and everyone going home happy.”

[read full review here]

This Is Fake DIY: Spring Sessions Review

Of the other bands too numerous to review thoroughly, a couple truly stand out – the electro-pop of Bastille, and the energetic not-quite-sure-what-but-there-was-an-awesome-saxophonist performance by The Joker And The Thief.

Read more: http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/

We are delighted to announce our Spring Sessions with very special guest Frank Turner

And… Strummerville bands The Barker Band, Benjamin Folke Thomas, The Great Whale, La Rabla Fam, Shooting Star Poets, The Vagabonds, Bastille, Dark Moon, The Joker And The Thief, theLights, Tom And The Tides, The Welcome Committee.

Advance tickets are now sold out but will be available on the door and for those of you who like to party till the early hours entry after 1am will be just £5 with DJ sets from The Maccabees and One Love soundsystem. CLICK HERE for more info

Its the night before Good Friday, one of the best nights of the year to throw a party and when Strummerville will present the charity’s new crop of new talent sharing a stage with Frank Turner, who will celebrate his 1000th ever live show.

Our bi-annual showcases are always real highlights for us and its exciting presenting some of the broad spectrum of the talent we have been helping. Having Frank give us this support is really special for everyone involved, its artists like Frank that make us all keep believing.

Growing out of its West London base, the Strummerville Spring Sessions goes to East London to take-over Hearn Street’s Carpark on Thursday April 21st (Easter Thursday) from 8pm until 6am.

“The 1000th show is going to be a big landmark, and to be honest I was at a loss as to how to mark it – but when my good friends at Strummerville got in touch, it made perfect sense – a massive party to mark the occasion and promote some great causes. What more do you want from a night out?” - Frank Turner

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Clarks Originals, Clash & Strummerville bands review…

Five of our brilliant DIY bands – The Supernovas, The Joker and the Thief, The Riff Raff, Nimmo and the Gauntletts and Real Fur all played a series of exclusive in-store pop-up gigs at the Clarks Originals store at 101 Regents Street between February 15th-20th 2011.

Clash brought in five unique talents to the table – Pete and the Pirates, Summer Camp, Fyfe Dangerfield from the Guillemots, Cloud Control and The Pierces.

There was also an exclusive one off event featuring Guillemots, The Supernovas and The Pierces played a show on 17th of February at London’s Bath House, Liverpool St.

And here’s the reviews and photos…

The Supernovas

The Supernovas

“They don’t make them like The Supernovas any more. The four-piece cut a Holloway swagger right through the poshest precinct in town but arrived at the shop on time, pint of Gaymers, Sherman button-downs and Fred Perry.”

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The Joker and the Thief

The Joker and the Thief

View a photo gallery from The Joker And The Thief gig at Clarks Originals’ Regent Street shop for their ‘Original And Live’ gig series.

Photos by Marc Sethi

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Nimmo and the Gauntletts

Nimmo and the Gauntletts

Sometimes music moves you to look back in the past. Philip Larkin, groping his way to bed after a piss, comes across the moon through the curtains: “The hardness and the brightness and the plain / Far-reaching singleness of that wide stare..

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The Riff Raff

The Riff Raff

View a photo gallery from The Riff Raff gig at Clarks Originals’ Regent Street shop for their ‘Original And Live’ gig series. Photos by Marc Sethi.

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Real Fur

Real Fur

Accustomed to the soothing odour of fabric softener and gently ruminating washing machines, Real Fur seem a little startled to be playing to the thoroughfare of rush hour Piccadilly.

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A Host Of Strummerville Bands To Take Over Regent Street

Clarks role within the history of music comes alive once more with bands playing at their pop-up shop at 101 Regents Street, London.

Clash has teamed up with Strummerville to bring the following unique, live and originals sets at 1pm and 6pm across five days of the project.

The shop will sell limited edition collaborations for SS11, including collaborations from Millerain and Laura Ashley. There is also a limited edition Festival Boot collaboration that comes in the Desert Boot, Wallabee and Natalie styles. £2 from every pair sold will be donated to Strummerville.

Tuesday 15th Feb
1pm: Pete and the Pirates
6pm: Real Fur

Wednesday 16th Feb
1pm: Nimmo and the Gauntletts
6pm: Summer Camp

Thursday 17th Feb
1pm: Fyfe Dangerfield
6pm: The Riff Raff

Friday 18th Feb
1pm: The Supernovas
6pm The Pierces

Saturday: 19th Feb
3pm: The Joker and the Thief
6pm: Cloud Control

More info on the Facebook event page