The Gandhis have a unique style in creating a simple, yet immediately infectious melody – something that you can sing along to like you’ve known it all your life. With a neat brass section, wonderfully arranged harmonies and delightfully sunny guitar riffs, you have one of the most enjoyable acts around.
What an amazing week. Here is just a taste. Many thanks to all the incredible artists who performed, Simo Lagnawi on Monday, Mosi Conde on Tuesday, Kanti Qena on Wednesday, Baba Adesose Wallace on Thursday, Pe De Jurema on Friday and of course Planetman who put the whole listing together on Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came down.
We have a double helping of music tonight as Robin Harris and band have joined the line up!
First up is our classical concert in the Green Room from 7:30 - 8:30pm (£10) after which Robin Harris will play in the bar (for free!) at 9pm. Robin has played numerous times at Wilton’s from roaring jazz and swing nights in the bar to performing his original score live to 1920s silent movie Der Golum in the auditorium. We are extremely pleased to see the sun has come out in support of this sure crowd pleaser.
This week the music is a little different. Peter Sheppard Skærved has been presenting up close and atmospheric nights of classical music in the room above the bar all month and this Monday it continues. Composers Bartok, Ravel and Vaughan Williams wrote great works for the violin inspired by a young woman called Jelly d’Aranyi. She and her sister, Adila, were enthusiastic spiritualists and the music chosen this evening follows this theme. Music will include compositions by Bartok, Egon Wellesz, Joseph Joachim, and Jeremy Thurlow.
Free Monday music continues on the 30th July with our Global Beats Festival. A whole week of live music will be taking place between Monday 30th July and Saturday 4th August, celebrating the cultural diversity of London with uplifting music from around the world.
Born of a Yorkshire mother and Chilean father, Isabel has a conversely extraordinarily delicate but powerful look to match her voice. With an ethereal, powerful voice, she has already been likened to Florence and The Machine, PJ Harvey and Pattie Smith.
At the close of 2011, Isabel recorded her debut, self-titled EP, on which she plays all the instruments and does all the choirs with her own voice. The powerful songs sit together in a wonderful state of suspension, “The music is more about getting through stuff, than being beaten”, says Isabel, “and the human capability to carry on, that experiences are enriching, deeply sad, but brilliantly sad”.
Her debut music video, produced as part of ALICE by Temperley, Talent, is co-directed by Matilda Temperley and Henry Temperley. The three minute film, to the track Kiss Me Madder, is shot on location in East London, Golborne Road and Somerset. All clothing is from the ALICE by Temperley Pre Fall 2012 collection. Isabel Rosa’s launch track Kiss Me Madder can be downloaded at soundcloud.com/isabelrosa.
Promoting their new album, the lead duo of Family Atlanica will be performing in the Mahogany Bar this Monday. Led by multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer Jack Yglesias, stalwart of The Heliocentrics and the live Quantic bands and joined by the hypnotic singing and poetry of Luzmira Zerpa. First discovered by Manu Chao at a festival in the Sahara desert, Family Atlantica are a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of afro-atlantic culture and exotic instruments, swirled into psychedelic journey of tropical sound, driven by deep organic rhythms.