San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
London2Calais have been at the forefront of doing what our own government has not done - providing on the ground practical material support to refugees and migrants in the Calais district. This initiative is purely volunteer led and has worked tirelessly and in coordination with volunteers and french agenicies on the ground, and most importantly with migrants themselves, organising convoys and delivering practical support and solidarity to those fleeing poverty, violence and war. This is not a charity event, it is a solidarity event. Open the Borders.
Thee Faction - Crackin socialist R&B with a shade of punk, amazing 9 piece band who have packed houses for Corbyn, Glastonbury Left Field, Richmix, 101 Club et al...damn good stuff..look, even if you aren't keen on R&B you will love this lot.
The Tuts - All woman punk band from 'ayes. Glastonbury veterans who have toured the UK with Selecter- twice! "This West London three piece buzz like a female version of the Libertines. From the same town as the Ruts, with only a letter difference, the Tuts are a bundle of attitude and suss."
Florence Joelle and Band - Franco/Roma jazz inflected uber-cool lefty with shed loads of style "Florence is a rare jewel and this second album captures her captivating style. She boasts deliciously suave vocal phrasing framed by a hot and agile band. Her savvy originals and jumping jazz standards are an unaffected joy. Blooming lovely." The Daily Mirror****
Comedian, Storyteller, Blues Singer, all around excellent and very funny person. Past Shows "Tea with Terrorists" and "Homicidal Pacifist" have sold out Edinburgh Fringe; just back from Melbourne International Comedy Festival and carrying her Best in Fringe nomination from New Zealand Fringe, Sameena is a brilliantly funny lefty and accomplished performer. ‘the wittiest, most intelligent, comedy I’ve seen in the whole Wellington Fringe Festival 2016… tackles the hard topics with ease, wit and charm…comedy that made you laugh and made you think.’ Art Murmurs, NZ ‘Fluency, intensity and vivacity…’* * * * The Age, Melbourne
Jerusalem born, East London based Immigrational comedian " * * * * * Marsterful (Bunbury Magazine); "An Illuminating and poignant take on tough subjects...Fresh and enlightening" The List"Savvy, ballsy, wonderfully witty..... Staggering, heart rending and blackly comic",The Girl With The Edinburgh Tattoo (Sonia Nemec's review blog).
Mike 'Dr Blue'
Brighton based Blues and Roots singer/songwriter 'The bastard son of Tom Waits & Howlin' Wolf'Rob Clarke, Blues Impressario, Arch 1
'Authentic Blues...Mesmerising...would do B B King or any of the other Blues Legends proud' **** Broadway Baby
Somaye with Stephano D'Silva
"Nina Simone meets Bertolt Brecht"
Somaye is a poet, percussionist and singer from London of Iranian origin.
She has been enchanting audiences with her voice and her unique blend of jazz and Middle Eastern music, punctuated with socially conscious poetry and lyrics.
Somaye believes in reappropriating jazz and taking it back to its roots as a music of the oppressed and does so with style.
She will be performing alongside Stephano D'Silva on guitar.