As already mooted by Brockley Nick last week, we'll be holding a Brockley Central drinks night with a difference next Thursday 4th June, as part of this year's Brockley MAX festival. We've also pulled a few strings and lined up some great bands, each unique, but sure to gel well with a common acoustic/folky/bluesy sound.
Brockley Central Presents, in no particular order:
Skinny Lister make finger-picking good folk music, and are already the next big thing, having been featured on BBC6 Music. A side-project for two members of band The Alps, and some talented friends, the press blurb talks of folk dancing hand-in-hand in the English countryside - sounds like every weekend on Hilly Fields, so we reckon they'll be right at home. The line-up will be even skinnier than usual for our night, so that we can fit them into the Tavern. www.myspace.com/skinnylister
Regulars on the Lewisham circuit, Dune Lake make music with blues and country influences - "jazzy gorgeousness", as one blogger recently described them.
Louise & Irene
Sisters Louise & Irene play the good old deep south blues, complete with steel guitar.
We first came across Rob playing with his former band The Hands at the Brockley Max finale in 2005. We enjoyed it so much we thought we'd ask him along to our first Max night. His debut album has been proclaimed "simple, brilliant British pop", and he's played the Roundhouse. Now he comes to Brockley... er, Ladywell.
A tip-top line up, we hope you'll agree, and thanks to the artists and the venue, this is all yours for nothing. We aim to start things off about 8 o'clock. Come along, bring your mates, talk about Brockley and the various ups and downs of a community blog, or just forget about all that and enjoy some great music.
The Ladywell Tavern
80 Ladywell Road