CANCELLED – OneTaste at The Roebuck
01 Jun 2011
Huge apologies from all at OneTaste!
Huge apologies to everyone who was coming down to our debut gig of OneTaste at The Roebuck, but we’ve had to cancel this sh
It’s not something we’ve ever done before and it’s frustrating that we’ve had to but hope you can understand. In the meantime, get your tickets for OneTaste at The Bedford and hope to see oodles of you there instead!!
2011 is the year of new venues for OneTaste and have we found a great wee place that is The Roebuck!
Being that OneTaste has now been pioneering the UK’s underground music and spoken word scene for over 6 years now and as long-serving OT artists such as Jamie Woon, Newton Faulkner, Little Dragon, Portico Quartet, Sound of Rum…(the list is endless!) go from strength to strength, we are now looking to the new crop of talent making its way onto the scene.
So who’s new for you to tap into? …these guys (obviously!):
Mr Inua Ellams is an award winning superkid of wonderous proportions!
Not only is Inua an award winning poet and performer, he is also a writer with a style influenced by classic literature and hip hop, by Keats as it is by MosDef. Rooted in a love for rhythm and language, he crosses 18th century romanticism and traditional story telling with contemporary diction, loose rhythm and rhyme.
2009 saw the debut of his first play – The 14th Tale, which toured nationally, scooping a prestigious Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before returning to London for a sold-out run at the Cottesloe, National Theatre.
His 2nd play Untitled toured nationally for 30 dates including 2 weeks at Soho Theatre in October 2010.
Link to Inua Ellams.
Set within the walls of the wailing harmonica
and the screeching fiddle the sometimes dark and often caustic lyrics belie the foot stomping swing of the double bass and guitar. Here is where comedy and tragedy meet head on to deliver a full spirited testament to Franky and the Jacks’ one and only mantra…“Make ‘em dance”.
Link to Franky and the Jacks.
Drive to the middle of a forest, preferably one with a lake smack bang in the middle. Find a spot on its bank, get your deck chair out and a cold beer on the go. If you wait long enough, you might just be lucky enough to entice the virtuoso guitar plucking fingers of the illusive Nick Lee out of hiding to provide your soundtrack. If you do manage to bask in his dreamy intensity, be sure not to look him in the eye or he may well disappear as soon as you’ve made yourself comfy. Nick Lee will be performing some of his greatest hits in our company
including My Dad is a Lighthouse and Fresh Willow.
MC and poet Jack Dean was born in Tooting, raised in the southwest UK, and likes to wonder all over the place telling stories of love, loneliness, nostalgia and midget porn. Hammer and Tongue Slam Champion, Apples and Snakes featured artist and holder of the highest Pac-Man score of anyone he knows!
‘Haunting’, ‘mesmeric’, ‘quirky’, ‘memorable’, ‘exceptional’ and ‘brilliant’ have all been used to describe acoustic singer-songwriter Rosie Sleightholme, whose voice has been compared to the likes of Joan Baez, Dolores O’Riordan and Florence Welch. During 2010 Rosie got through to the Regional Finals of UK Live and Unsigned 2010, the final of Sing For Your Supper 2010, and won the University of The Arts London Big T Talent Show!
“Her voice at once conveys that underlying ethereal tenderness, while at the same time showcasing some incredibly powerful and unwavering vocals, striking pitch-perfect notes both high and low with a wonderful fluidity that recalls (a British) Joni Mitchell…there’s very much a captivating contrast between the old and the new in Sleightholme’s intricately woven songs” – The Music Journal
Link to Rosie Sleightholme.