Thursday 19th of July 2018, 7.30 PM

Jessica’s Brother + David Tattersall (The Wave Pictures) + Owl & Mouse

Come join us to celebrate the release of the debut album from Jessica’s Brother.

JESSICA’S BROTHER are songwriter Tom Charleston, Jonny Helm (drums, also of The Wave Pictures) and Charlie Higgs (bass, previously of Ramshackle Union Band). Channelling the spirit of the Brothers Grimm to create an otherworldly atmosphere, they weave their motley influences together making a rich and eclectic vision, with nods to Silver Jews, Jason Molina, Nick Cave, Richard Thompson and Neil Young. There are themes of joy, anger and silliness in a carefully crafted world with a colourful cast of characters.

The trio formed in October 2016. Jonny and Charlie worked together in a framing business and had often talked about collaborating in a band together. Fate intervened when Jonny’s girlfriend Jessica introduced him to her brother Tom, and they found a songwriter in waiting. The trio clicked immediately and just nine months later they recorded the album with Laurie Sherman at The Booze Cube in Stoke Newington, with input from Darren Hayman. A few other friends joined them in the studio, including Dan Mayfield (Enderby’s Room), who added a dose of Bad Seeds/Dirty Three vibes on the violin and Paul Rains (Allo Darlin’/Tigercats) lent a hint of country twang on guitar and slide guitar.

The Wave Pictures’ frontman David Tattersall joins us for a rare solo set.

 

Owl & Mouse are a five-piece band from London, writing and performing bittersweet, open-hearted indiepop songs with a folk tinge

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Thursday 20th of September 2018, 7.30 PM

Paula Rae Gibson/Kit Downes + Vyamanikal [Tom Challenger/Kit Downes] + Alex Bonney

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Friday 21st of September 2018, 6 PM

SJQ Bar Open

Price: Free
Saturday 22nd of September 2018, 9 PM

DJ Ricardo Paris

Price: Free

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