CAMPFIRE CLUB RETURNS FOR 2017:
Every Friday from May to September
A concert like no other… unamplified, outdoors and round a fire; surely this is the only way to really hear music.
Since the dawn of song, by the flickering embers and starry skies all walks of man and woman have gathered in song and celebration, to tell the stories and while away an evening. This is how it was, and at London’s Campfire Club, how it still is; acoustic, intimate. Every Friday from late spring right through to autumn we indulge you in the specially sourced talents of local and itinerant musicians from all over the world, nestled in several secret secluded leafy pockets of inner city London. Bringing the Nest Collective’s finest choices of artistry from the realms of folk, traditional and world music right through to contemporary song makers. Those that find it know something very magical is being felt and heard.
Keeping the campfire alive will be Nest Collective hosts and live music from some very special guests. Season’s acts include:
Rachel Sermani | Samana | Kaia Kater | Piers Faccini | Bush Gothic | Kentucky Cowtippers | TEYR | Leon Rosselson | L’Hijaz Carr | Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow | Kusanganisa AND MORE TBA
WATCH THE MINI FILM!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGY_rrLTkIo
**Please Note: The concerts are all outside and all weather affairs thus full waterproofs are highly recommended and warm clothes. A full bar will be stocked with home-made wines, ciders, ales and the odd drop of mead too!
>> 22nd Sep- Campfire Club <<
Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk. Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of Australian bush bands perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. The Guardian described band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an ‘Edgy rising folk star’ and together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis they are touring the UK to celebrate the release of their new album The Natural Selection Australian Songbook. Live concerts in Australian gaols, concert halls and goldfields have been reviewed as ‘outstanding’ and ‘mesmerising…utterly riveting’.
All three members of the band have toured the world with a long list of internationally acclaimed music and theatre ensembles including Circus Oz and The Australian Opera but this is the first time they bring Bush Gothic to England. ‘Imagining life without her music and its surprises is too bleak to even think about. Jenny M. Thomas is that transformative an artist.’ (fRoots) ‘If I get three musical discoveries of this calibre out of the hundreds of new musical experiences that come my way annually, I count myself blessed.’ (JAZZWISE) ‘Bold, inspired and beautiful in its intensity, Thomas, plus two, have taken the foundations of a folk library and built a new architecture. Bush Gothic takes your breath away.’ (The National Times).
e5 Bakehouse is an organic bakery, cafe and shop spread over three railway arches in Hackney. Everything they make, bake or sell embodies their passion for artisan methods, organic local products and delicious food. We mill their own flour on site and are on a mission to make sourdough bread exclusively with UK grain. Their spruced up urban backyard, home to some of our Campfire Club events, has been transformed into an evolving kitchen garden, and makes for an atmospheric and unique events space.
Martello Terrace, E8-3PH