DJ PIPPI SHORTSLEEVES, co-creator of Sugarfoot Stomp, KLUB '56 '66 and Flatpack Film Festival will also be joining us to entertain you between acts. If Devo and Irene Cara had a food baby, who played wonderful music, that's her.
FOURTH PAGE formed in 2010 and are: Charlie Beresford – guitar and voice; Carolyn Hume – piano; Peter Marsh – double bass; Paul May – drums. The first notes they ever played together ended up on their first album. Two more albums released in 2011 and 2012 on the Leo label and Forwind followed, together with a UK tour. Their stretched, atmospheric songs became a regular feature on Radio 3’s Late Junction, drawing comparisons to everyone from Schubert to David Sylvian, Talk Talk and John Martyn. After a break of some four years to work on other projects, the band are back together, this time with a more plugged in format. They are joined by Wei-Ya Lin, a viola player based in Vienna and an academic with special interest in ethnomusicology and electroacoustics. ‘Fourth Page takes improvised music to exciting places it hasn’t really been before’ (All About Jazz) “I thought it was perhaps the sort of song cycle Schubert might have written if he’d been around today. The anguish of Winterreise with its chinks of light…” (Fiona Talkington, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3)
JAMES MURRAY is a composer specialising in minimal electronic and electroacoustic music. His recordings have been issued worldwide since 2004 and often have strong conceptual themes inviting personal reflection. His compositions are unified by a light touch and a signature sonic palette frequently involving treated acoustic sources and processed electronics. Murray is known for his solo and production work, collaborations, remixes and the curation of his Slowcraft Records label, an imprint established in 2011 and dedicated to exceptional, unclassifiable music presented in carefully handcrafted limited editions. This rare live appearance may be the only opportunity for Londoners to hear a live performance of his most recent work, the critically acclaimed Falling Backwards, released on Tokyo-Warsaw label Home Normal in September of this year. jamesmurray.info slowcraft.info

PAST EVENTS 2018

PRAM’S new album arrives 11 years after its acclaimed predecessor, The Moving Frontier. The time has been well spent and the new LP is a celebration of their unique musicality, focused into a beautifully constructed and tautly produced soundworld. The band use a bewildering array of instruments, unrepentantly unfazed by the possibilities of performing on anything and everything that seems appropriate. Newcomers to Pram will find a richly detailed collage of influences ranging from exotica, Krautrock and the forgotten film soundtracks that went on to inspire contemporaries Stereolab and Broadcast. The only band in the world not to have a website, yet the world of Pram is immersed in visual imagery. They will be joined by long time collaborator and film-maker Scott Johnston (Film Ficciones), projecting visual delights to accompany these long-awaited sounds! "Pram's immediately identifiable music is some of the most original and intriguing of the last two decades" - Keith Moliné, The Wire http://www.dominorecordco.com/artists/pram/ GRANDMASTER GARETH, known for his work as bandleader, composer and front man with Misty's Big Adventure, is a dog painting collector and liability. He separates the wheat from the chaff. He keeps the chaff. His music is a mix of every record you've heard or never heard. He forgot your chocolate and spent your pound. He has PayPal account. "The new God" - John Peel https://grandmastergareth.bandcamp.com And we are very happy to be welcoming back ED DOWIE! Formerly of Brothers in Sound, Ed spent several years composing music for short films and theatre projects. He is now signed as a solo artist with Lost Map Records, who released his debut album, The Uncle Sold in January 2017. His music is regularly heard on BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, which included The Uncle Sold in their Top Albums of 2017. “accomplished, bold and starry-eyed visionary” - The Quietus https://eddowie.bandcamp.com/ KLUB CATUSI will also be making a rare appearance, playing tunes beyond midnight and the meridian. UBUNTU FOODS will be selling the finest South African nosh, with reasonably priced beverages on sale too. Poster Design by NAOMI OPPENHEIM - http://n-oppenheim.co.uk/
Ross Lambert Northern Irish (and London-based) guitarist and ‘magnetic and vibrating sources’ player Ross Lambert, has in his own words, the following fundamental and simultaneous approaches to live performance: to play as though it was both the first time and also the last; and to able to differentiate between what is good and worth conserving and what is not. Ross has been involved in, initiated and been a connector between a very wide variety of improvisatory music since his first exposure and (immediate) commitment to it, in Sheffield via Derek Bailey during themid-1980s. Although under-recorded (he claims ‘by choice’), Ross has worked with a huge number of musicians from around the world, including Tetuzi Akiyama, Ami Yoshida, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Paul Hession, Rhodri Davies, John Butcher and Evan Parker, as well as his close friends Eddie Prevost, Seymour Wright, and Sebastian Lexer. He recently released Magnit- Iz – Dat, a recording of improvised & field- recording pieces exploring themes of construction, place and community. ‘…Ross shares his tender musings and sometimes menacing meanderings without guile, anticipation or undue care. But with precision.’ Eddie Prevost
SYLVIA HALLETT is a multi-instrumentalist and composer moving between violin, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, saw, accordion, electronics, bowed bicycle wheel and other found objects. She has played in international festivals since the late 1970s, working with several well-known and respected musicians, including David Toop, the late Lol Coxhill, Alasdair Roberts, Evan Parker, and the groups Accordions Go Crazy, LaXula, British Summer Time Ends, Heliocentrics, Arc,The London Improvisers Orchestra, and the London Hardingfelelag. She is highly regarded for her work with dance and theatre companies and BBC radio commissions. As well as numerous CDs with others, Sylvia has released three solo CDs, two on the MASH label, comprising songs, improvisations, and sounds from found objects. www.sylviahallett.co.uk
Carolyn Hume / piano, keyboards Paul May / drums Hume and May create dreamy, indefinite improvisations, sometimes menacing and dark, with minimalist romanticism and twitching jungle rhythms, cinematic strings and vaporous trajectories of melancholy. In almost twenty years as a duo they’ve released five albums together. ” …hypnotic and enchanting” ALL ABOUT JAZZ ‘Hume’s palette is notably wide, moving from a flush of watery tones to delicate piano parts’ DAVID KEENAN “THE WIRE”
DAM-SLO is made up of production powerhouse Ben Hauke and multi- instrumentalist Wilf Petherbridge . Ranging from part-buried vocals and trumpet to prepared vinyl, loops & live drums, Dam Slo are an exceptionally tight, original duo, containing the perfect mix of recklessness, precision and aggression. ” …eclectic sample-based experimentation with sounds which seem heavily influenced by jazz, broken beats, hip-hop and house.” KOFI YEBOAH, INSPIRED SOUND
21 st September 2018 at Iklectik
21st July 2018 at The Edge
15th June 2018 at The Edge
12th April 2018 at Iklectic
16th February at Iklectic
8th February 2018 at Iklectic
2nd February 2018 at The Edge
Jauniaux/Leigh/Cutler Catherine Jauniaux is a renown Belgian avant-garde singer. She has been described as a “one woman orchestra”, “a human sampler” and “one of the best-kept secrets of the world of improvised music”. Geoff Leigh was once a member of Henry Cow, but went on to form Black Sheep, & Red Balune, work with members of Faust, and many others. Very recently, have toured in a duo with Makoto Kawabata across Europe and Japan, he joined Acid Mothers Temple for a one-off concert. Chris Cutler was also a founder and long-term member of Henry Cow. He has worked with countless bands and musicians – Art Bears, Pere Ubu, Gong, and The Residents, as well as Lyndsay Cooper, Zeena Parker, & Peter Blegvad. Chris also founded and runs the esteemed Recommended Records. This is the first time these exceptional and influential musicians have all played together. It promises to be an exciting evening.
The music of Portuguese songstress Rita Braga simultaneously summons the ghosts of synth pioneers such as Delia Derbyshire and Bruce Haack as well as that of eccentric performers like Vivian Stanshall and Carmen Miranda. Her universe is one of colours, exuding both the charm of a vintage cartoon character merrily bouncing along and the ominous melancholy of a lost kitten on a rooftop. Rita will be introducing her new album “Bird on the Moon”.
THOMAS TRUAX Merging a fevered imagination and solid songwriting with a mad scientist's brain for weird gadgets, American singer Thomas Truax is a true one-off. His evolving "band" of self-made sound sculptures include a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called 'Mother Superior' and a souped up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', but he never leaves his trusty guitar out of the equation too long. Thomas crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with things lunar. His nine studio LPs include highly-rated covers album 'Songs From The Films Of David Lynch'. Notable supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Richard Hawley, The Dresden Dolls, Bob Log III and the late author Terry Pratchett. "When he performs, it is a spectacle - the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal." -The Guardian "Enthralling, mind-blowingly original and totally bonkers... a creative circus of the wonderfully surreal." - Brighton Noise www.thomastruax.com
RITA BRAGA, playing for the first time in Birmingham, is a Portuguese songstress who simultaneously summons the ghosts of synth pioneers such as Delia Derbyshire and Bruce Haack as well as that of eccentric performers like Vivian Stanshall and Carmen Miranda. Rita Braga's universe is one of colours, exuding both the charm of a vintage cartoon character merrily bouncing along and the ominous melancholy of a lost kitten on a rooftop. She will be introducing her new album "Bird on the Moon" www.superbraguita.com
GALINA JURITZ is a composer and violinist with extensive experience in diverse musical genres. Active for over 12 years her credits include film soundtracks and theatre pieces, numerous studio sessions and performances in both classical and contemporary outfits, and most recently a cantata. Galina Juritz will be playing her own material and joining Rita for some of her songs too. www.galinajuritz.com
Catherine Jauniaux/Geoff Leigh/Chris Cutler & Rita Braga
Fourth Page are a band, consisting of Charlie Beresford (voice), Peter Marsh (bass & electronics), and Carolyn Hume (piano), and Paul May (drums/percussion). They play acoustic music which is improvised but doesn’t sound like it. They have been compared to everyone from Robert Wyatt to Schubert to John Martyn. They have released three albums on Leo Records and Forwind, and plan to release a new one very soon.
Ross Lambert Northern Irish (and London-based) guitarist and ‘magnetic and vibrating sources’ player Ross Lambert, has in his own words, the following fundamental and simultaneous approaches to live performance: to play as though it was both the first time and also the last; and to able to differentiate between what is good and worth conserving and what is not. Ross has been involved in, initiated and been a connector between a very wide variety of improvisatory music since his first exposure and (immediate) commitment to it, in Sheffield via Derek Bailey during the mid-1980s. Although under-recorded (he claims ‘by choice’), Ross has worked with a huge number of musicians from around the world, including Tetuzi Akiyama, Ami Yoshida, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Paul Hession, Rhodri Davies, John Butcher and Evan Parker, as well as his close friends Eddie Prevost, Seymour Wright, and Sebastian Lexer.
Kate Thompson recently left Birmingham band Kate Goes – “They veer from chaotic pop to anarchic folk, whilst squeaking dog toys, bashing bongos and singing about yeast infections” – and is striking out on her own with a solo project.
Emily C Smith is a folk, pop, punk, rock, rockabilly, songwriter artist and she will be performing with her bostin' band. “The genre she has constructed is a powerhouse of creativity – built on talent and bursting at the rafters with spirit and attitude.” A.Hanna
Claudia Barton is a singer and actress. She previously sung with Gamine, and then Cloudier Skies with David Rothon. Her work is characterised by a rich cinematic atmosphere and an extraordinary literary authorial voice – echoes of Hemingway and Raymond Carver, channelled by Audrey Hepburn.
Abi Budgen is a songwriter, guitarist, time-traveller, Sister Rosetta devotee and self-confessed Country- Blues anorak. She aspires to make music that is honest, witty, sometimes surreal and always groovy. “effervescent…esoteric…energetic…and (occasionally) off-the-wall...” Tower of Song
Kali Louise creative force behind Brum Radio's 'Melody and Concrete' will be playing us choice sounds from her wondrous music collection, to listen to adjacent to and beyond the live acts.
Poster Design by Naomi Oppenheim http://n-oppenheim.co.uk/
Our annual benefit for the greatest radio station in the world featuring 13 minute sets from 13 acts. Resonance FM is having to move its station premises this year and is aiming to raise £100,000 from this year’s fundraiser week. There are many events going on so please visit https://fundraiser.resonance.fm to find out more. FEATURING: Swordfish Robin The Fog Glowering Figs Bob Drake Bob and Roberta Smith & The Apathy Band Spizz The No Frills Band James O’Sullivan St Moritz Neil Luck Strayaway Child Two Horns
Warrior Squares are Paul Gardner – Electronics & Drums, Geoff Leigh – Voice, Flute, Sax & Electronics, James Weaver – Electronics & Guitar, & Nick Weekes – Branches, Bass & Random Objects. Warrior Square make improvised music and are based in Hastings & St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK.
RITA BRAGA WARRIOR SQUARES & MR PUNCH IN PARADISE
at Iklectik Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane/Royal Street, Waterloo London SE1 7LG Entrance £7/£5 concessions
April is the cruellest month
Rita Braga is a singer, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Lisbon, currently based in Porto. She performs, solo and collaboratively, an unusual repertoire of songs in over ten languages, as well as making her own original compositions and soundtracks. Over the last decade she has performed across Europe, the US and in Brazil. She has also produced her own illustration and animation, acted in a silent horror/comedy/sci-fi film, hosted unpredictable cabarets, and graduated in Musicology. Rita Braga is the founder of the label and events producer operation SOL 69. From time to time, she receives insight from cartoon personalities in her dreams (such as Bugs Bunny) on how to conduct her “career”.
Mr Punch in Paradise are Neil May (bass and vocals) and his brother, the great drummer percussionist Paul May, and a trombonist. The sound is an amalgam of Small Faces, Jaco Pastorius, and Chas ‘n Dave.
PSYCHOYOGI are Chris Ramsing - guitar & vocals, Chris Sansom - bass & vocals, Ravi Low-Beer - drums. Think Frank Zappa, King Crimson, XTC, Captain Beefheart, Gong, The Beatles, Gentle Giant, Bach, Bartok and Stravinsky and most things left of centre.
HACO is a vocalist, sound artist and founding member of After Dinner and Hoahio who uses voice and self-programmed electronics as an ‘organic method’ in her performance, accompanied by video images shot and edited with Mariko Tajiri. “Listening to Qoosui feels like stepping into a dream or drowning in clouds of perfume.”––The Wire
TARNOVSKI's performances commonly include a mixture of glitch electronica, musique concrète, drones, computer deconstruction, quirky sonorities and field recordings. He is a musician, composer and producer, hailed as a key figure in Czech experimental-electro music and one of the founding members of experimental pop band Miou Miou and post-everything quartet Gurun Gurun.
KAMURA will be joining our guests - our resident artiste at Club Integral Midlands Branch, Japanese agit-femme vocalist and electricist. Former member of Frank Chickens and Mizutama Shobodan (Polka Dot Fire Brigade) the first Japanese feminist punk band. Voice-modulated improvisation and eco-surrealist chansons are weaved into the bizarre world of the experimental
SHANKARA ANDY BOLE is a multi instrumentalist, arranger and composer with a highly respected international reputation. He is a member of Bonfire Radicals, one of 7 guitarists in Daevid Allen's Glissando Guitar Orchestra and a member of the legendary Bushbury Mountain Daredevils and The Late Night Band! Shankara has performed internationally with members of Fairport Convention, Gong, Damo Suzuki, Blowzabella, Daevid Allen, Acid Mothers Temple and has studied the Hansa Veena with renowned Indian classical musician Barun Kumar Pal.
Carolyn Hume & Paul May, Ross Lambert & Dam Slo
FOURTH PAGE & JAMES MURRAY
16th November 2018 @ IKLECTIK
19 th October 2018 @ IKLECTIK
19th October 2018 @ THE EDGE
club integral
club integral
ARCHIVE 2018
20th July 2018 at The Edge
15th June 2018 at The Edge
19th October 2018 at The Edge
21st September 2018 at Iklectic Jauniaux/leigh/cutler Rita Braga
FEATURING: Swordfish Robin The Fog Glowering Figs Bob Drake Bob and Roberta Smith & The Apathy Band Spizz The No Frills Band James O’Sullivan St Moritz Neil Luck Strayaway Child Two Horns
PRAM's new album 'Across The Meridian' on Domino Records arrives 11 years after its acclaimed predecessor, 2007’s 'The Moving Frontier'. The time has been well spent and 'Across The Meridian' is a celebration of much of Pram’s unique musicality, focused into a beautifully constructed and tautly produced soundworld. The band use a bewildering array of instruments and are unrepentantly unfazed by the possibilities of performing on anything and everything that seems appropriate. Newcomers to Pram will find a richly detailed collage of influences ranging from exotica, Krautrock and the forgotten film soundtracks that went on to inspire contemporaries Stereolab and Broadcast. The only band in the world not to have a website, yet the world of Pram is immersed in visual imagery. They will be joined by long time collaborator and film-maker Scott Johnson, projecting visual delights to accompany these long-awaited sounds! "Pram's immediately identifiable music is some of the most original and intriguing of the last two decades" - Keith Moliné, The Wire http://www.dominorecordco.com/artists/pram/
Ross Lambert Northern Irish (and London- based) guitarist and ‘magnetic and vibrating sources’ player Ross Lambert, has in his own words, the following fundamental and simultaneous approaches to live performance: to play as though it was both the first time and also the last; and to able to differentiate between what is good and worth conserving and what is not. Ross has been involved in, initiated and been a connector between a very wide variety of improvisatory music since his first exposure and (immediate) commitment to it, in Sheffield via Derek Bailey during themid-1980s. Although under-recorded (he claims ‘by choice’), Ross has worked with a huge number of musicians from around the world, including Tetuzi Akiyama, Ami Yoshida, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Paul Hession, Rhodri Davies, John Butcher and Evan Parker, as well as his close friends Eddie Prevost, Seymour Wright, and Sebastian Lexer. He recently released Magnit- Iz – Dat, a recording of improvised & field-recording pieces exploring themes of construction, place and community. ‘…Ross shares his tender musings and sometimes menacing meanderings without guile, anticipation or undue care. But with precision.’ Eddie Prevost
DAM-SLO is made up of production powerhouse Ben Hauke and multi-instrumentalist Wilf Petherbridge . Ranging from part- buried vocals and trumpet to prepared vinyl, loops & live drums, Dam Slo are an exceptionally tight, original duo, containing the perfect mix of recklessness, precision and aggression. ” …eclectic sample-based experimentation with sounds which seem heavily influenced by jazz, broken beats, hip-hop and house.” KOFI YEBOAH, INSPIRED SOUND
Carolyn Hume / piano, keyboards Paul May / drums HUME & MAY create dreamy, indefinite improvisations, sometimes menacing and dark, with minimalist romanticism and twitching jungle rhythms, cinematic strings and vaporous trajectories of melancholy. In almost twenty years as a duo they’ve released five albums together. ” …hypnotic and enchanting” ALL ABOUT JAZZ ‘Hume’s palette is notably wide, moving from a flush of watery tones to delicate piano parts’ DAVID KEENAN “THE WIRE”
JAMES MURRAY is a composer specialising in minimal electronic and electroacoustic music. His recordings have been issued worldwide since 2004 and often have strong conceptual themes inviting personal reflection. His compositions are unified by a light touch and a signature sonic palette frequently involving treated acoustic sources and processed electronics. Murray is known for his solo and production work, collaborations, remixes and the curation of his Slowcraft Records label, an imprint established in 2011 and dedicated to exceptional, unclassifiable music presented in carefully handcrafted limited editions. This rare live appearance may be the only opportunity for Londoners to hear a life performance of his most recent work, the critically acclaimed Falling Backwards, released on Tokyo-Warsaw label Home Normal in September of this year. jamesmurray.info slowcraft.info
SYLVIA HALLETT is a multi-instrumentalist and composer moving between violin, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, saw, accordion, electronics, bowed bicycle wheel and other found objects. She has played in international festivals since the late 1970s, working with several well-known and respected musicians, including David Toop, the late Lol Coxhill, Alasdair Roberts, Evan Parker, and the groups Accordions Go Crazy, LaXula, British Summer Time Ends, Heliocentrics, Arc,The London Improvisers Orchestra, and the London Hardingfelelag. She is highly regarded for her work with dance and theatre companies and BBC radio commissions. As well as numerous CDs with others, Sylvia has released three solo CDs, two on the MASH label, comprising songs, improvisations, and sounds from found objects. www.sylviahallett.co.uk
THOMAS TRUAX Merging a fevered imagination and solid songwriting with a mad scientist's brain for weird gadgets, American singer Thomas Truax is a true one-off. His evolving "band" of self-made sound sculptures include a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called 'Mother Superior' and a souped up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', but he never leaves his trusty guitar out of the equation too long. Thomas crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with things lunar. His nine studio LPs include highly- rated covers album 'Songs From The Films Of David Lynch'. Notable supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Richard Hawley, The Dresden Dolls, Bob Log III and the late author Terry Pratchett. "When he performs, it is a spectacle - the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal." -The Guardian "Enthralling, mind-blowingly original and totally bonkers... a creative circus of the wonderfully surreal." - Brighton Noise www.thomastruax.com
GALINA JURITZ is a composer and violinist with extensive experience in diverse musical genres. Active for over 12 years her credits include film soundtracks and theatre pieces, numerous studio sessions and performances in both classical and contemporary outfits, and most recently a cantata. Galina Juritz will be playing her own material and joining Rita for some of her songs too. www.galinajuritz.com
FOURTH PAGE formed in 2010 and are: Charlie Beresford – guitar and voice; Carolyn Hume – piano; Peter Marsh – double bass; Paul May – drums. The first notes they ever played together ended up on their first album. Two more albums released in 2011 and 2012 on the Leo label and Forwind followed, together with a UK tour. Their stretched, atmospheric songs became a regular feature on Radio 3’s Late Junction, drawing comparisons to everyone from Schubert to David Sylvian, Talk Talk and John Martyn. After a break of some four years to work on other projects, the band are back together, this time with a more plugged in format. They are joined by Wei-Ya Lin, a viola player based in Vienna and an academic with special interest in ethnomusicology and electroacoustics. ‘Fourth Page takes improvised music to exciting places it hasn’t really been before‘ (All About Jazz) “I thought it was perhaps the sort of song cycle Schubert might have written if he’d been around today. The anguish of Winterreise with its chinks of light…” (Fiona Talkington, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3)
RITA BRAGA playing for the first time in Birmingham, is a Portuguese songstress who simultaneously summons the ghosts of synth pioneers such as Delia Derbyshire and Bruce Haack as well as that of eccentric performers like Vivian Stanshall and Carmen Miranda. Rita Braga's universe is one of colours, exuding both the charm of a vintage cartoon character merrily bouncing along and the ominous melancholy of a lost kitten on a rooftop. She will be introducing her new album "Bird on the Moon" www.superbraguita.com
DJ PIPPI SHORTSLEEVES, co-creator of Sugarfoot Stomp, KLUB '56 '66 and Flatpack Film Festival will also be joining us to entertain you between acts. If Devo and Irene Cara had a food baby, who played wonderful music, that's her.
Catherine Jauniaux is a renown Belgian avant-garde singer. She has been described as a “one woman orchestra”, “a human sampler” and “one of the best-kept secrets of the world of improvised music”. Geoff Leigh was once a member of Henry Cow, but went on to form Black Sheep, & Red Balune, work with members of Faust, and many others. Very recently, have toured in a duo with Makoto Kawabata across Europe and Japan, he joined Acid Mothers Temple for a one-off concert. Chris Cutler was also a founder and long-term member of Henry Cow. He has worked with countless bands and musicians – Art Bears, Pere Ubu, Gong, and The Residents, as well as Lyndsay Cooper, Zeena Parker, & Peter Blegvad. Chris also founded and runs the esteemed Recommended Records.
GRANDMASTER GARETH, bandleader and composer for Misty's Big Adventure, will be making a rare appearance playing his solo sounds, with fellow adventurer, Sam Minnear. Grandmaster Gareth is a dog painting collector and liability. He separates the wheat from the chaff. He keeps the chaff. His music is a mix of every record you've heard or never heard. He forgot your chocolate and spent your pound. He has PayPal account. "the new God" - John Peel https://grandmastergareth.bandcamp.com/
Rita Braga is a singer, performer and multi- instrumentalist from Lisbon, currently based in Porto. She performs, solo and collaboratively, an unusual repertoire of songs in over ten languages, as well as making her own original compositions and soundtracks. Over the last decade she has performed across Europe, the US and in Brazil. She has also produced her own illustration and animation, acted in a silent horror/comedy/sci-fi film, hosted unpredictable cabarets, and graduated in Musicology. Rita Braga is the founder of the label and events producer operation SOL 69. From time to time, she receives insight from cartoon personalities in her dreams (such as Bugs Bunny) on how to conduct her “career”.
Warrior Squares are Paul Gardner – Electronics & Drums, Geoff Leigh – Voice, Flute, Sax & Electronics James Weaver – Electronics & Guitar & Nick Weekes – Branches, Bass & Random Objects Warrior Square make improvised music and are based in Hastings & St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK.
Mr Punch in Paradise are Neil May (bass and vocals) and his brother, the great drummer percussionist Paul May, and a trombonist. The sound is an amalgam of Small Faces, Jaco Pastorius, and Chas ‘n Dave.
ROSS LAMBERT Northern Irish (and London-based) guitarist and ‘magnetic and vibrating sources’ player Ross Lambert, has in his own words, the following fundamental and simultaneous approaches to live performance: to play as though it was both the first time and also the last; and to able to differentiate between what is good and worth conserving and what is not. Ross has been involved in, initiated and been a connector between a very wide variety of improvisatory music since his first exposure and (immediate) commitment to it, in Sheffield via Derek Bailey during the mid-1980s. Although under-recorded (he claims ‘by choice’), Ross has worked with a huge number of musicians from around the world, including Tetuzi Akiyama, Ami Yoshida, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Paul Hession, Rhodri Davies, John Butcher and Evan Parker, as well as his close friends Eddie Prevost, Seymour Wright, and Sebastian Lexer.
Emily C Smith is a folk, pop, punk, rock, rockabilly, songwriter artist and she will be performing with her bostin' band. “The genre she has constructed is a powerhouse of creativity – built on talent and bursting at the rafters with spirit and attitude.” A.Hanna
Kate Thompson recently left Birmingham band Kate Goes – “They veer from chaotic pop to anarchic folk, whilst squeaking dog toys, bashing bongos and singing about yeast infections” – and is striking out on her own with a solo project.
FOURTH PAGE are a band, consisting of Charlie Beresford (voice), Peter Marsh (bass & electronics), and Carolyn Hume (piano), and Paul May (drums/percussion). They play acoustic music which is improvised but doesn’t sound like it. They have been compared to everyone from Robert Wyatt to Schubert to John Martyn. They have released three albums on Leo Records and Forwind, and plan to release a new one very soon.
Claudia Barton is a singer and actress. She previously sung with Gamine, and then Cloudier Skies with David Rothon. Her work is characterised by a rich cinematic atmosphere and an extraordinary literary authorial voice – echoes of Hemingway and Raymond Carver, channelled by Audrey Hepburn.
Abi Budgen is a songwriter, guitarist, time- traveller, Sister Rosetta devotee and self-confessed Country-Blues anorak. She aspires to make music that is honest, witty, sometimes surreal and always groovy. “effervescent…esoteric…energetic…and (occasionally) off-the-wall...” Tower of Song
The music of Portuguese songstress Rita Braga simultaneously summons the ghosts of synth pioneers such as Delia Derbyshire and Bruce Haack as well as that of eccentric performers like Vivian Stanshall and Carmen Miranda. Her universe is one of colours, exuding both the charm of a vintage cartoon character merrily bouncing along and the ominous melancholy of a lost kitten on a rooftop. Rita will be introducing her new album “Bird on the Moon”.
Kali Louise creative force behind Brum Radio's 'Melody and Concrete' will be playing us choice sounds from her wondrous music collection, to listen to adjacent to and beyond the live acts.
Wei-Ya Lin
PSYCHOYOGI are Chris Ramsing - guitar & vocals, Chris Sansom - bass & vocals, Ravi Low-Beer - drums. Think Frank Zappa, King Crimson, XTC, Captain Beefheart, Gong, The Beatles, Gentle Giant, Bach, Bartok and Stravinsky and most things left of centre.
HACO is a vocalist, sound artist and founding member of After Dinner and Hoahio who uses voice and self-programmed electronics as an ‘organic method’ in her performance, accompanied by video images shot and edited with Mariko Tajiri. “Listening to Qoosui feels like stepping into a dream or drowning in clouds of perfume.”––The Wire
TARNOVSKI's performances commonly include a mixture of glitch electronica, musique concrète, drones, computer deconstruction, quirky sonorities and field recordings. He is a musician, composer and producer, hailed as a key figure in Czech experimental-electro music and one of the founding members of experimental pop band Miou Miou and post-everything quartet Gurun Gurun.
KAMURA will be joining our guests - our resident artiste at Club Integral Midlands Branch, Japanese agit-femme vocalist and electricist. Former member of Frank Chickens and Mizutama Shobodan (Polka Dot Fire Brigade) the first Japanese feminist punk band. Voice-modulated improvisation and eco-surrealist chansons are weaved into the bizarre world of the experimental
SHANKARA ANDY BOLE is a multi instrumentalist, arranger and composer with a highly respected international reputation. He is a member of Bonfire Radicals, one of 7 guitarists in Daevid Allen's Glissando Guitar Orchestra and a member of the legendary Bushbury Mountain Daredevils and The Late Night Band! Shankara has performed internationally with members of Fairport Convention, Gong, Damo Suzuki, Blowzabella, Daevid Allen, Acid Mothers Temple and has studied the Hansa Veena with renowned Indian classical musician Barun Kumar Pal.
ARCHIVE 2018
club integral
16th November 2018 at Iklectik Fourth Page James Murray
2nd February 2018
16th February 2018
October 19th 2018 at Iklectic Carolyn Hume & Paul May Ross Lambert Dam Slo
12 th April 2018 at Iklectic Rita Braga Warrior Squares Mr Punch In Paradise
8th February 2018
Formerly of Brothers in Sound, Ed Dowie spent several years composing music for short films and theatre projects. He is now signed as a solo artist with Lost Map Records, who released his debut album, The Uncle Sold in January 2017. His music is regularly heard on BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, which included The Uncle Sold in their Top Albums of 2017. “accomplished, bold and starry-eyed visionary” - The Quietus https://eddowie.bandcamp.com/