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OFFLINE #41, Brixton JAMM
Thursday 31st May 2007
Another absolutely packed Offline headlined by ace comic Stewart Lee with Darren Hayman, James Harries, Catherine Anne Davies and more.
Vic gets the Cabaret Hour going.
Offline regular SP Haworth entertains the big crowd. I missed Ron the Builder's set because I was stuck in a big queue at the bar - oops!
The fantastic Catherine Anne Davies and her band on stage.
DJs LD Rudeboy and Maggot.
Despite flying directly in from Prague, James Harries put in a powerful, energetic and emotive set.
We were honoured and privileged to have the legendary Stewart Lee come down to Brixton for a set. He didn't disappoint the massive crowd that turned up!
Stewart's joke about sardines, oil and Tom O'Connor was a gem.
Stewart Lee and giraffe on head.
On the patio outside.
Hayman, Watkins, Trout and Lee featuring Hefner front man Darren Heyman lay down an infectious bluegrass set.
Hoedown in the crowd.
Any band that does a cover of a Wreckless Eric song is alright in my book!
Skim and Alef.
2am in the front room. On a school night!
Thurs 31st May: OFFLINE SPECIAL! JAMM
7pm-2am. 261, Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW9.
Nearest tubes: Brixton, Oval, Stockwell
"One of the most admired standups on the planet" Channel 4
Ace stand-up comedian and writer, co-writer and director of the critically-acclaimed and controversial stage show 'Jerry Springer - The Opera' and formerly and one half of TV comedies, 'Lee and Herring' and 'Fist of Fun'.
"The best stand up in Britain at the moment" Sean Hughes
"Lee remains one of the most razor-sharp minds in the comedy industry, and his material, it can be guaranteed, never lapses into the ordinary" The Stage
Stewart Lee [wiki entry]
London's "laureate of sexual dysfunction, discomfort, and dog-eared under-achievement" the ex-Hefner man will be rocking Offline with his ukulele and bluegrass band, Hayman, Watkins, Trout and Lee.
"..the match of Ray Davies, or any of the quintessentially English masters."
- The Guardian
Darren Hayman, Table for One
Already a major star in Europe, the Mancunian singer/songwriter has been collecting rave reviews for his first UK album, 'Days Like These.'
"An excellent dynamic voice with clever songs..." Rock & Pop magazine.
"...a strange mix of something between Jeff Buckley and Oasis" Rolling Stone
"Raw, Primal... Exquisite" Observer Music Monthly
"...echoes of Nick Drake, Van Morrison, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and Damien Rice ...one to watch, and to name-drop now..." The Times
CATHERINE ANNE DAVIES
"If Kate Bush died and went to hell, she might sound like London gothic folk chanteuse Catherine Anne Davies. Or, if Kate came back as a ghost and haunted Regina Spektor until she cried and put a hex on Tori Amos.. Basically what we're trying to say is Catherine is kooky and spooky and very good." - NME
"Possessed of a rare sense of resilience and wonder that recalls Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, and Joanna Newsom,...richly evocative..." Daily Mirror
"Multi-instrumentalist Catherine Anne Davies writes dark and twisted songs about breaking people into pieces and having your heart stamped on. Repeatedly." - ROUGH TRADE
"Beautiful and brilliant." - BBC
"Rising U.K singer-songwriter.. wonderfully sepulchral folk-noir." - TIME OUT
CABARET HOUR WITH VIC LAMBRUSCO and Becky Fury
'Abrasive political comedy' - Time Out
Comic piquancy - Independent
Urban verse with a hard edge- Observer
PLUS A BULGING BAG OF OF TOP DJS!
Including Dubversion (PROD), Editor, Skim, Bluestreak... more to be announced.
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