OneTaste at Favela Chic


08 May 2011


Laura J Martin, Sam Beer, Ross Sutherland, Josephine, Riz MC & of course the OneTaste Choir! All hosted by the wonderful A F Harrold!!


Favela Chic
91-93 Great Eastern Street
London, EC2A 3HZ
Nearest Tube: Old Street Station (Exit 3)!



It’s May and it’s OneTaste at Favela Chic!

With this super-duper line up it’d be silly not to get yourself down to Favela on this night!

Don’t forget to get your tickets in advance for a The Boxing Blue Print.

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All hosted by the wonderful A F Harrold!

Line up:

Laura J Martin

Laura J Martin hails from the suburbs of Liverpool with influences that ricochet between Serge Gainsbourg, Wu Tang Clan, David Bowie and Herbie Mann. Armed with flute, mandolin and loop station, she sings over her loops and beats, songs inspired by Japanese folklore to real life sentiments and characters.

Whilst living in Japan in 2006, she was invited to take part in the Brownswood artists Soil & Pimp sessions in Tokyo. On return to Britain, Laura joined Kidkanevil’s show performing at venues across Britain and Europe. She also appeared in several of his recordings including Kranium Rock.

Link to Laura J Martin.

Sam Beer

Sam Beer is a singer/songwriter who is currently producing his debut album Great Bar Colony, due for release in 2011. The album deals with ideas of

madness and the asylum-like nature of life in a crowded city. Beer’s music carries a depth of sincerity and compassion, delivered by his impressive musicianship and unmistakeable voice. Sam is equally at home as a solo artist or as a band member. For his solo project he draws upon the talents of a wide range of musicians in the various arrangements on the album. Beer is also a founder member of the Treetop Flyers, whose debut album is set for release early next year.

Link to Sam Beer.

Ross Sutherland

To date, Ross Sutherland has co-written nine live literature productions. Much of his live literature work tries to combine poetry, stand-up comedy and multimedia visual. Ross spends a lot of time collaborating with illustrators, animators and short film-makers.

Ross’s first major theatre production was in 2005, with Aisle16’s Poetry Boyband. Boyband played in over 200 venues across the UK and won Time Out’s Critic’s Choice of the Year. Since then, his shows have included a travelogue of British service stations (commissioned by John Betjeman’s estate), a series of eulogies for fictional characters (his directorial debut, commissioned by Monkfish Productions), a poetry show inspired by video games and another about Ross and his friends trying to blag there way into the illusive French writing movement, the OULIPO.

Link to Ross Sutherland.


Josephine’s music is inspired by the musicians of the Manchester area coupled with the musical heritage of her West African family. House parties invariably centred on her mother’s collection of vinyl: Hi-Life, Congolese music and Soul.

She has been forging her sound and distinctive voice with live performances since she was 15, inspired by great storytellers: “I put the guitar down and free write in my notebook, trying to get to the centre of the idea – I like to have strong melodies but lyrics that leave some suggestion for you to come back to on a second and third listen.”

Link to Josephine.

Riz MC

As actor Riz Ahmed, since his screen debut in 2005, Riz has starred in award-winning film and TV including Michael Winterbottom’s Road to Guantanamo (Berlin Silver Bear), Peter Kosminsky’s Britz (BAFTA & RTS winner, Emmy nominated), Dead Set (BAFTA nominated), and Shifty – for which he won Best Actor at the Geneva Film Festival as well as being nominated for the same award at the 2009 BIFA awards. Recent screen appearances include in Sally Potter’s RAGE (with Jude Law, Steve Buscemi, and Dame Judy Dench), and the lead role in Chris Morris’ eagerly anticipated debut feature FOUR LIONS…wow!

Riz MC makes sonically innovative and lyrically sharp music. His 2006 debut single The Post 9/11 Blues created a frenzy across TV, radio and newsprint, and won him a loyal online following. Since then he has been championed by BBC Radio1, on the ‘Introducing’ stage at Glastonbury, the Electric Proms, and a Maida Vale Session. He has toured the USA winning rave reviews and played shows from Fabric to the Royal Festival Hall with the likes of Massive Attack, Nitin Sawhney, Dizzee Rascal, and Mos Def!

Link to Riz MC.

OneTaste Choir

The OneTaste Choir, led by soul singer, Stac, perform close harmony a cappella songs at nearly every OneTaste event. The Choir have collaborated with artists such as Alice Russell, Inua Ellams, Aloe Blacc and many other OneTaste and non-OneTaste artists on special arrangements to add something magic to their music and spoken word. It’s an amazing thing having 15 girls singing together, and we think you tasters are going to love it.

Link to OneTaste Choir.

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