OneTasteWest at The Distillers


09 Jun 2009


Nick Mulvey, Lail Arad, Kayo Chingonyi, The Bodega Brothers


The Distillers, 64 Fulham Palace Rd, Hammersmith W6 9PH, £6 adv / £8 on door



Nick Mulvey

Nick Mulvey is ¼ of Portico Quartet.

As well as performing with the band, he now performs his own unique solo material with OneTaste.

He performed his first shows with OneTaste back in 2007 and since then he has played in prestigious venues throughout London and has recently completed the Vortex Jazz tour as their featured solo act.

Having completed a degree at SOAS in ethnomusicology, Nick draws majority of his influence from African music makers and poets. Many of his songs incorporate old African stories and poetry, composed to his own music, making for very interesting and unique pieces of work.

Lail Arad

Lail’s songs tell little stories. Some will make you laugh. Some will make her laugh.

One might make you laugh and cry at the same time.

Her voice is her friend. Sometimes it is loud. Sometimes it is quiet. She is practicing being very loud and very quiet at the same time.

Her shows are special. Some people say they are theatrical. Some people say they are honest. She wonders if she can be theatrical and sincere at the same time.

Lail Arad lives in London with her goat and two chickens. She prefers writing songs to writing biographies.

Lail has recently signed with Paris-based label Notify Music and is currently working on her debut album to be released later this year.

Kayo Chingonyi

Kayo Chingonyi has performed at such prestigious venues as Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern and Soho Theatre as well countless live venues across the country.

His work has been broadcast on Radio Five Live, Sheffield Live and Colourful Radio.

His poems also appear in Tate Etc, Now Then, and City Lighthouse (an anthology produced by tall-lighthouse).

The Bodega Brothers

The Bodega Brothers, aka Rob Castell and Tom Sadler, bring you a set of hot, fresh tunes and fearless social commentary, including MC Stands for Middle Class, Hey Little Hoodie and The Dinosaurs Were Gay.

MARVEL at their rich harmonic blend!

SWOON at their handsome faces!

LAUGH TILL YOU WEE at their ridiculous rhymings!

Rob and Tom are also co-creators of the comedy barbershop collective Barbershopera, which debuted at One Taste West in 2007 and went on to wow audiences and win awards at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe.

The duo have been writing and playing together since 2004, and have signed themselves up for a musical-comic assault course by returning to Edinburgh in 2009, both with The Bodega Brothers AND a brand new Barbershopera show.

They will be knackered.

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Nick Mulvey - Big Chill

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Lail Arad - Who Am I

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Kayo Chingonyi at Cargo