It’s Club Inégales' 5th anniversary and we've invited some old friends and some new ones to reflect on what we’ve enjoyed and discovered in the journey of the last five years!
With the huge generosity of our hosts at Euston - Hodge, Jones and Allen - we have been able to build our home into a true meeting place, a place to gather in unequal times and to open up to new sounds and new ideas.
First up Abbos Kosimov on Thursday 13 October, the charismatic Uzbek doira drum player brings his pulsing rhythms and unequalled knowledge of Uzbek music to the club.
Then on Thursday 27 October, we bring back the splendid Chorale Inégales (made up of singers from Trinity Laban) from our performances of Purcell’s King Arthur in June, including highlights from the show.
Our most frequent guest in five years has been trumpeter Byron Wallen - a sublime player based in jazz, but wild and wonderful in any style - he’s joined as soloist by the exquisite taegŭm of our own Hyelim Kim on Saturday 12 November. Byron, Hyelim and the band will be in the club all weekend for our Academy Inégales Weekender - culminating in a special free performance on Sunday 13 November!
Then on Thursday 8 December, we welcome free-spirited ‘cellists Shirley Smart and Kate Shortt, along with accordion player Tommie Black-Roff, with music ranging from classical through to jazz and Arabic sources.
Finally Benjamin Zephaniah - who needs no introduction - returns to perform his poetry along with live improvisation from the resident band on Wednesday 14 December. This is sure to be an electric night if the last exchange was anything to go by! Note that this event is at the Antonin Artaud Building, Brunel University.
So from Central Asia to 17th-century England, from jazz to classical and from Arabic music to dub poetry, we present Unequal Times!
Please note the club is only accessible via stairs.