Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Saint Etienne; Glasvegas; Eban Brown
12 October, 2018 — By Róisín Gadelrab
CAMDEN Guitars shop owner Deicola Neves has been a supporter of Camden’s music scene for many years, turning his shop into a studio and providing a platform for musicians to perform. He launches his own album, Mirage, with the Deicola Neves Band at a Brazilian Jazz Night at Tia Maria, SW8, on October 17.
• Saint Etienne – aka Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs – sold out their only UK appearance at the British Library on October 13 so an extra date has been added on October 14. They will perform album Good Humour in its entirety to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Bob Stanley is a writer in residence at the British Library.
• New York-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Sly5thAve is coming to the UK only for his Jazz Cafe show on October 13. He will be performing tracks from his project The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr. Dre, fusing hip-hop and jazz to create sophisticated orchestral compositions.
• Electronic music artist Richie Hawtin brings his stand-alone show, CLOSE – SPONTANEITY AND SYNCHRONICITY, to the Roundhouse tomorrow (Friday). The award-winning visual show explores the relationship between human creativity and the innovative technology that enables artists to express themselves, with a completely improvised DJ performance that removes the barrier between artist and audience. Swedish electronic act TM404 – aka Andreas Tilliander – opens the show.
• Scottish band Glasvegas mark the 10th anniversary tour of their eponymous album at Heaven tomorrow (Friday).
• Swedish guitarist and vocalist Kee Marcello (above), best known for his time with multi-platinum-selling band Europe, brings his Scaling Up tour to The Underworld tomorrow (Friday). The set will feature songs from Europe album Out of This World, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, as well as solo material and tracks from Kee’s current album Scaling Up.
• The Union Chapel’s third Organ Reframed festival takes place this weekend (Oct 12 and 13), featuring a series of rare performances, premieres, screenings and more to overturn the stuffy image of the grand instrument.
• Eban Brown, former lead singer of The Stylistics, performs at The Fiddler’s Elbow on October 14.
• Ivory Coast singer, dancer and percussionist Dobet Gnahoré performs material from new album Miziki at Kings Place on October 14.
Alan Barnes and David Newton
• Award-winning jazz musicians Alan Barnes and David Newton celebrate playing together for 40 years with an afternoon concert at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, on October 14.
• Join Grammy award-winning songwriter, producer and singer Steve Tyrell for An Evening of The Great American Songbook, featuring the Songs of Burt Bacharach, at Leicester Square Theatre on October 17.
• Guitarist, singer and songwriter Blair Dunlop plays Cecil Sharp House on October 18.
• Singer Caro Emerald played her first UK show at the Jazz Cafe in August 2011. She returns to the venue on October 18 to mark her 100th UK concert.
• Glasgow-based five-piece Imar, this year’s BBC 2 Folk Award Winner, is made up of musicians from Scotland, Ireland, England and the Isle of Man. They play The Water Rats on October 16 and 17.
• Notable gigs this week: Numero Group Factory Outlet Tour, Spiritland (Oct 14); Tony Hadley, Palladium; Idles, The Forum; Coheed and Cambria, Roundhouse; The Cavemen The Dome (Oct 16); Boy Azooga, Scala (Oct 17); Wartoad, Dublin Castle; Echo & The Bunnymen, Palladium; Indira May, The Old Queen’s Head (Oct 18).