An evening of live music, pop poetry, and more to celebrate the launch of
To the Fore, the new EP by Guy Sangster Adams
Guy Sangster Adams and Alexander Mayor
Alexander’s Festival Hall
Travis Elborough (DJ set)
Hosted by Delisia Howard and Chris Price
Plus backdrop projections featuring the photographs of
Isabelle Sarginson Allen,
Travis Elborough and Guy Sangster Adams
To the Fore is a collaboration between pop poet Guy Sangster Adams and composer and producer Alexander Mayor. Four tracks of love, lust and it’s complicated, in which the music responds to the words with a palette of pep, smoothness, elegance and buzz. The EP will be performed for the first time at the Horse Hospital.
Alexander’s Festival Hall is the brainchild, accident, ward-of-court, or otherwise hazardous musical adventure of Alexander Mayor. A musical project that began as a date with an antiquarian book-selling model that went spectacularly wrong in the bar of yes, The Royal Festival Hall. He'll be playing a few acoustic numbers from his 2013 album Not a dry eye in London.
One moment a green olive being seductively swirled around a perfectly mixed Martini, the next a revolving mirror ball lighting up the eyes of George Gershwin – theCulturalPick.com
DJ for the evening: Travis Elborough, is a writer, broadcaster and photographer. His books include Wish You Were Here, a survey of the British beside the seaside and The Long Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl that inspired the BBC4 documentary When Albums Ruled the World. With Bob Stanley from the band Saint Etienne, he co-wrote the script for How We Used to Live, a BFI archive film which premiered at the 2013 London Film Festival.
One of Britain's finest pop cultural historians - The Guardian
Isabelle Sarginson Allen is a poet, artist and photographer who was brought up in London and currently works nestled in the Suffolk countryside. After studying English at the University of Liverpool and Goldsmiths she now works using a combination of imagery and language to depict observations of external and internal worlds. Inspired by the surreal and obscure her concepts explore the moon, the mind and nature’s inherent magic.
The evening will be hosted by Delisia Howard and Chris Price, fresh from their tour of Lubyanka and the Gulag, the globetrotting pair present constructivist concretions and Fabergean pieces of nonsense… Beloved of the Tsar of All the Russias and the greatest thing since Rasputin’s last rave… The folks who put the KO into kopek.
a fabulous voyage through the music of memory – Cathi Unsworth
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