Indie Britannia Undergrowth

Performance

ABC, Salisbury Arts Centre 26th August

Tickets £25 (£20 concessions) from Salisbury Arts Centre.co.uk

Telephone bookings 01722 321744.

£1 booking fee (per transaction)

Doors open 5.30pm, performance starts 6pm

“A musical extravaganza to celebrate the legendary cult musician, composer and producer Tim Smith. Formed in the late ’70s, his band Cardiacs were a thrilling combination of punk rock and psychedelic pop. The Alphabet Business Convention is a gathering of affectionate friends, fans and ex-members of Cardiacs performing music to bend and reshape your brain – in a good way!

By extra special request, the evening is headlined by extraordinarily diverse American musician Rob Crow. His band features members of Gong, Knifeworld, Scritti Politti and North Sea Radio Orchestra. This is a rare UK performance.

William D Drake (ex-Cardiacs) performs an eclectic set on his harmonium, drawing songs from Sea Nymphs as well as his own solo work.

Shrubbies , featuring Dominic Luckman (ex-Cardiacs) on drums, re-form especially for the event.

The evening is drawn to a close by legendary snooker player and DJ Steve Davis playing a set of interesting alternative music.

But it doesn’t end there! All proceeds go to Tim Smith who suffered a heart attack and two strokes in 2008.”

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St Anne and St Agnes London. 28th April

stagnesandstannesWilliam D Drake will perform a selection of his tunes at the pianoforte in St Anne and St Agnes Church – a Sir Christopher Wren (1680) church in the City of London.  Mr Drake is supporting the estimable North Sea Radio Orchestra presenting music from their new album ‘Dronne’.

Gresham Centre – St Anne and St Agnes Church, Gresham Street. London Ec2V 7BX

Tickets £10 + £1 booking fee We Got Tickets

Doors: 7.30pm

Friday 28th April 2017

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Prince of Greenwich, London 17 March FREE…

This Friday 17th March, at The Prince of Greenwich in Greenwich, Mr William D Drake entertains with a rousing selection of tunes from the William D Drake/Sea Nymphs repertoire accompanied by Miss Nicola Baigent on clarinet and  Mr James Larcombe with his hurdy-gurdy – you are invited to gather around the piano for a jolly sing-a-long to a few of the old favourites….

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The Prince of Greenwich is a Victorian ‘museum pub’ crammed with curios and momentos of world travel and music, collected by the Italian owners –  Authentic rustic Italian food, including pizzas.

Admission: FREE

On stage: 8pm

The Prince of Greenwich, 72 Royal Hill, Greenwich, London. SE10 8RT

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Gig reminders…

A busy week for Mr William D Drake – tomorrow (9th March) he’s performing at the celebrations for the release of Mr Stephen EvEns first album ‘Bonjour Poulet’ at The Windmill, Brixton.  … Then jumping into the car for shows in Preston on Saturday 11th and Gateshead on Sunday 12th (also featuring Stephen EvEns).

These are intimate solo shows, Mr Drake will be singing a rousing selection of tunes from the William D Drake/Sea Nymphs repertoire – you are invited to gather around the piano for a jolly sing-a-long to a few of the old favourites.

Thursday 9th March – The Windmill, Brixton, London. Tickets £3 on the door only

Saturday 11th March – The Ferret, Preston.FREE

Sunday 12th March – The Prohibition Bar, Gateshead. Tickets £5 advance tickets available

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The Windmill Brixton London 9th March

Mr Drake will be performing a short solo set during the Onomatopoeia Records night at The Windmill Brixton, to celebrate the release of  ‘Bonjour Poulet’ the debut album from Stephen EvEns (aka Mr Stephen Gilchrist – William D Drake band drummer).

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Stephen EvEns (with a FULL band)
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William D. Drake
Rofl & Sam – voice & piano.

Tickets: £3 on the door – FREE entry to those sporting a shirt and tie

Thursday 9th March 2017

The Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, London, SW2 5BZ


St Johns School Leatherhead 22 March

stjohnsschoo2St. John’s School Music Department & Onomatopoeia Records present an evening of music from:

William D. Drake
Arch Garrison
Stephen EvEns

Mr William D Drake will be performing an array of marvellous melodies at this beautiful old chapel, accompanied by Miss Nicola Baigent on clarinet.

The Old Chapel, St. Johns School, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8SP
Doors 7:30pm
Tickets £10 on the door

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Arch Garrison – Leader of the North Sea Radio Orchestra, Craig Fortnam writes songs about the Mighty Thames, Roman Roads, ditches & mounds, vapour trails & mental un-health with Arch Garrison. Fans of North Sea Radio Orchestra have come to expect beautiful melodies, quality arrangements & chord progressions that make your insides go funny. These elements are all in abundance in Arch Garrison but this is a much sparser sound, with Craig’s instantly recognisable classical guitar playing combined with his trusty Philicorda organ.

Stephen EvEns (aka Stephen Gilchrist) has toured the world as an auxiliary cog in the machinery of major “indie-stardom” with the likes of Graham Coxon, The Damned & Charlotte Hatherley. Armed with a battered guitar & a casiotone, he has decided to take a walk through his own songbook for a change. His debut album “Bonjour Poulet” has been coaxed out by the sympathetic ears of Onomatopoeia records. It is a 43 minute song book mixing the spirit of Yo La Tengo & Ivor Cutler with broken friendships & human error.

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Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th February 2017. Sutton House, London.

suttonharpsichord3webTwo truly special William D Drake events at Sutton House, this coming Saturday and Sunday. Performing new arrangements of music from his albums, including Sea Nymphs and tracks not performed live before, Mr Drake will be playing a beautiful 16th century style harpsichord, accompanied by Miss Nicola Baigent on clarinet and crumhorn, and Mr James Larcombe with his hurdy-gurdy. On both nights Mr Larcombe will open proceedings with a solo set on melodeon.

The concerts will take place in a wood panelled chamber in the Tudor part of the house; it is a very intimate space with only a small number of seats available for each night.

By way of a taster, see Mr Drake play ‘The Black Blooded Clam’ on the harpsichord at Sutton House (recorded last week) www.facebook.com/careinthecommunityrecordings

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Saturday 4th Sunday 5th February 2017

Tickets: £20 + £2 booking fee = £22 Saturday 4th February 7pm , Sunday 5th February 7pm

Doors 7pm – 11.00pm –  Bar available during the Interval.

Sutton House, 2-4 Homerton High St, London E9 6JQ

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