We’re not going to talk about it. So instead, feast your eyes on these quality opportunities to experience some fantastically eclectic events at the Edge. First up Saturday 26th November:
Come join us for the next Club Integral in Birmingham, when London’s finest left-field music night returns to its new home for the uncategorisable. Four acts will play from near and far, with delicious South African food on sale from Ubuntu Bakery & Foods. Poster design by Naomi Oppenheim – http://n-oppenheim.co.uk/
Cheap tickets are available in advance at www.wegottickets.com/
Two Dogs, featuring members of Pram, is a strange ensemble of bontempi organ, melodica, flute, clarinet, glockenspiel, xylotron, samples, other worldly vocals, crafting a fragile soundtrack to an odd array of cinematic fragments – film noir, obscure horror, new wave, avant garde, experimental and south american cult.
Ed Dowie‘s music is “both sweet and foreboding like a vicar reprimanding you for not pouring the tea properly” – Nic Rawling. He started with Brothers in Sound on Regal Recordings and BMG. After several years composing music for theatre and short films, he embarked on a solo career in 2012. His music has appeared on various short films and TV and has regularly featured on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM. He recently signed to the Isle of Eigg’s Lost Map Records who will release his debut album in January 2017.
TSK!? features singer Iris Ederer and baritone saxophonist David O’Connor who bring together songs from a range of sources and combine with improvisational elements. Taking an open-ended approach to the material, sparse instrumentation means directions can change suddenly and nothing is out of bounds, though the song always remains…
Orchestrer or Not? are a duo of cassetteerists reclaiming childhood’s finest home recordings. They will be playing fresh funky tunes from their new album ‘Boulders Poop Pebbles’.
Next (Day): Sunday 27th from 4pm we will be playing host to our final Sunday Express for now, and of course they will be going out in style:
“Not only do we have an open mic and the best (ir)regulars, those of whom are the best upcoming underground artists to grace a stage ever, but also we are going to be opened by:
Stourbridge’s sexiest – Flying Ant Day and then later we’re being joined by the Cardiacs upsy-daisy ice crem ‘xcuse me of The Nature Centre, the psyche-Smethwick righteousness of The Day Ends, the kraut-Ozrics-soma of Giant-Elf-Fist and the punch you in the face of Church of Elvis, the thinking (wo)man’s Sleaford Mods.
Don’t mind me, I’ve had a carafe of wine. Open mic available. Places ARE already being booked.”
Free entry. Should be a cracker
On Friday 2nd it’s the return of the infamous Fabarray from 8 until later. It’s our super special secret early Christmas present to the world, to release some light in these dark times, or vise versa, you never can tell with Fabarray. Hosted by legend in his own lunchtime Barry Bling, expect nihilistic performance art,quizzes, strange journeys, not in the least pc fun and games, improvised songwriting and an all night rave condensed into two minutes. £3 on the door.
Finally, for now, we’re pleased to be hosting Celebrating Sanctuary on the Saturday 3rd –
The Redeemed create a consummate stage show of music, dance and movement – the word ‘band’ cannot come close to defining them. A Birmingham- based group, the majority of The Redeemed hail from the Democratic Republic of Congo and their music reflects their heritage and a broad range of influences, including Rumba, Sebene, Zouk, Jazz, Gospel and more.
The Redeemed were founded by Didier kisala, who united young musicians who were passionate about music. They decided to work together and have now developed into the group they are today. The Redeemed create something different, playing typical Congolese Gospel music fused with different styles.
They have performed in many variations for different events and venues, ranging from the full line up to smaller ensembles, creating a beautiful and soulful performance suited to smaller venues. They have performed at The Drum, delivering a three and a half hour performance to a predominantly Congolese audience. Members of the wider community were welcomed and felt honoured to participate in an evening of Congolese celebration. There was music, dance, an interpreter to introduce the songs, stunning costumes and stage show. The evening was a great success with dancing in the isles and the launch of their new CD Source de la Vie. They have also performed at MAC as part of the Celebrating Sanctuary Refugee Week Festival, and at Journeys Festival in Leicester in 2013 and the Platforma National Festival in Manchester.
The Redeemed perform with the highest artistic quality and create a musical and visual delight.
Nifeco is a Guine-Bissau/Portuguese musician who very early drank the traditional sounds of his homeland, which later led him to found the musical band “Mini Cobi” participating in 1987 at the Festival no Pintcha held in Bissau, where he stood out as a Revelation Artist. This resulted in the recording of some songs on the National Broadcasting Studio of Guine-Bissau (RDN). In 1993 Nifeco launched his first solo album, Saudadi, under the seal of Gravison publisher and in 1997 he participated in the 1st Gumbe Festival in Paris.
2007 –He recorded the Album “BKO Biak” in 2007 and is the author of two discographic works, recorded and launched in Lisbon.
He has participated in various festivals in Europe, Africa and USA, and made television appearances on RTP programs, TVI, SIC in Portugal. Since oving to the UK he has formed the band “Babock jazz”.
Phew. Hope to see you at one or all of them.