OneTaste Sunday – May Show!
06 May 2012
Hiatus & Shura, James Riley, Salena Godden, Conrad the Scoundral and Sonority Turner!
Bedroom Bar, 62 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY
We are back at the Bedroom Bar for our OneTaste Sunday – May Show!
Woohoo the summer is banging on the door!
Hiatus & Shura are a ‘Night Folk’ duo from London, whose beautifully hushed live sets swoop from minimal broken beats to soaring melodic arrangements draped with a delicate voice reminiscent of Trip Hop’s most refined moments. Hailed as: “the next Massive Attack” by XFM’s Eddy Temple-Morris. Fans include Annie Nightingale and Rob Da Bank.
With one hand scribbling lyrics onto the back of a roadmap, and the other held aloft to thumb down a ride, London born singer-songwriter James Riley is a troubadour of the kind many thought no longer exist.
A ‘fiendishly proficient’ guitarist, singer, and a roadrunner to match, James chronicles the story of his experiences through clamorous, jubilant bluegrass ‘n’ soul and exquisitely spun yarns, told through ethereal, almost hymn-like ballads of love and life.
Already a seasoned performer at 24, James has turned heads the world over, earning him spots on the same bill as blues legend Buddy Guy in Chicago, and folk giant Martin Simpson in the UK. After recently returning from busking and hitchhiking his
way from Amsterdam to Istanbul, James has been pedalling his unique class of pulsing, brazenly catchy acoustica throughout London and the South East, steadily gathering a word-of-mouth buzz in his wake.
Link to James Riley
Salena Godden’s latest collection Under The Pier was published by hip-indie imprint Nasty Little Press in 2011. Most recently her work has appeared in Shortfire Press, Illustrated Ape Magazine, Trespass Magazine, Paraphilia, Rising, Teller Magazine, The Mechanics Institute Review published by Birkbeck University, Picador’s Punk Fiction and Parthian Books Raconteur. She also featured in the three latest anthologies from Tangerine Press titled Dwang.
She has featured regularly on BBC’s The Verb and Bespoken Word and is among the poets in residence on Radio 4’s Saturday Live. Last summer her narrative play A Valentine At Waterloo was aired and podcast as part of the BBC’s Verse Illustrated series, it was Ian McMillan’s pick of the week. Salena is currently working towards a commission to make a documentary for BBC Radio 4, on air Autumn 2012.
Lyricist and producer with influences from Wiley to Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, Conrad the Scoundral‘s music is a cocktail where Grime is the spirit.
As a lyricist he combines all types of concepts, with a punch, from political issues to Facebook.
Over the years he has performed a long list of shows including I Luv Live and the Big Chill. A natural showman, the Scoundral is one of the most energetic performers you’ll ever see, captivating the crowd with banter to rival a stand-up comedian.
Link to Conrad the Scoundral
Sonority Turner is a London-based Poet and Singer. A member of Rukus Experimental Choir, Keats House Poets, the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and Barbican Young Poets. She also likes to take photos!
Link to Sonority Turner
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