Brockley's latest music venue aims for sell-out opening night

Brockley musician Sarah Gillespie has been in touch to promote a special music night, taking place in her house. She writes:

The Canadian singer-songwriter, Jane Sibery had dispensed with agents, bands, PR people etc and is doing a 'Salon tour' across Europe of people's living rooms where she will play completely acoustically in a unique intimate (ok cramped) setting.

I am very honoured and excited to be hosting her in my house in Brockley on Wed 28th April. The last time I saw her, around 5 years ago was in the Royal Festival Hall - so you get an idea of her esteem.

Tickets are £20 each the saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and myself will be playing few songs first. We have 6 places left. It would be great if Brockley Central readers were there.

Here is Jane's website with Brockley Salon listed.

Click here to contact Sarah about the tickets.

30 comments:

Matt-Z said...

Sounds good. Gilad is the sax player from the Blockheads, so you're getting two top performers.

Anonymous said...

Davey Payne was the original Blockhead.But who cares a Blockhead Is a Blockhead.

Anonymous said...

Anyone live near Sarah Gillespie? Do the neighbours object to what might be quite loud music? Does Sarah have a licence for live music as a public performance? Fire regulations? Or don't they bother with that sort of stuff in Brockley?
Just askin'

Anonymous said...

She was on fire last time I heard her play..... *snigger*

Anonymous said...

Your right Anon, can It be classed as a private party If people are paying,and what about liability Insurance for the audience.

Brockley Nick said...

Don't assume proper process hasn't been followed. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Anon 15:38, public performance, fire safety, etc. Sod that, but in a home is idiotic, selfish and outrageous!

The 'rules' of temporary music and arts venues are either a garage not attached to a house or squat/rent somewhere commercial (possibly dilapidated but not collapsing). Its a movement that exists from Sydney to Seattle. I've been to a fair few (including in big yellow self storage lockups) that were awesome.

Although you publish an event is happening and text the location on the day, don't leave a papertrail for the cops or council jobsworths.

Anonymous said...

I'm rolling my eyes here.

Anonymous said...

"don't leave a papertrail for the cops or council jobsworths"... I suspect a fair few of the latter visit this site!

Anonymous said...

"Ooh, what about the paperwork!! Will she be playing in a high visibility vest in case of a blackout? What do we do in a fire - I'm practically braindead and have to be told where the door is! Who will I sue if I trip over my own stupid feet!?"

Bleat bleat bleat. God help us if there's a war!

Tamsin said...

If she's being doing it across Europe she's probably got the systems sassed out - private invitations and donations - rather than selling tickets to the public. Works on a small scale.

Sounds a really lovely idea.

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Anonymous said...

How ridiculous...fire & safety, licence blah....because of people like you (anonymous at 15:38) we'll need permits for family parties, barbecues and home social events next. BORE OFF and find something more interesting to bleat about.

Anonymous said...

You dont charge your family £20 to get In though,or maybe you do.

Anonymous said...

Btw, the 'rules' exist so the cops turn a blind eye to guerilla galleries and events. Piss off normal people with loud music/partygoing and the cops have to come down hard on everyone which is in no ones interest, especially the on duty cop you snogged at a gig.

Even a council jobsworth who reads the Daily Mail should be happy with the setup. Guerilla gigs become legitimate if they are successful enough, creating employment, tax, etc.

Anonymous said...

joyless pedants unite and takeover

Anonymous said...

Gosh, can't believe people are being so negative! It sounds like a small affair, a one-off, and acoustic as far as I can tell. I think hosting a bona fide singer-songwriter star in a house in Brockley one night is a bloody brilliant thing!

Anonymous said...

Matt-Z, assuming Jane is good, you're getting three top performers.

Dave-22 said...

I saw Sarah Gillepsie with Gilad Atzmon at Pizza Express Jazz Club last summer. They are amazing together.

Anonymous said...

Plus, what nobody has said so far - Jane Siberry is an amazing singer and songwriter. I was sorry I missed her last time she was at the Festival Hall! Can't believe she's going to be playing in Brockley! Not to everyone's taste though, so check out some samples on iTunes etc...

mintness said...

I know precisely two of her songs - the (lovely) track from the soundtrack to that (icky) Pay It Forward movie, and the one that k.d. lang covers to great effect on her Hymns of the 49th Parallel album. I'm more taken by the "Personal life" section of her Wiki page, though, which amounts to a grand total of four words: "She is a vegetarian." :-D

Anonymous said...

There's a few tracks by Jane Siberry on YouTube.

bob said...

Jane Siberry has a lovely voice and is a top songwriter. However, I'm not so pleased about Gilad Atzmon's presence. See BobFromBrockley: Brockley goings on - what to think?.

Anonymous said...

Does Bob ever post anything on the Internet that isn't either about Jews for anti-Semites?

Agnosticism, people.

bob said...

Does Bob ever post anything on the Internet that isn't either about Jews for anti-Semites?

Er, yes.

Sorry for being too Jewish though.

ppp said...

Bob I read your article just because someone is concerned and expresses their concern publicly about what happened in Gaza Dec08/Jan 09, does not = anti semitism. You need to fair about that.

CP said...

Bob didn't say that though, ppp. And the articles he's linked to are clearly problematic, to be fair about it.

Anonymous said...

Just because you criticise those who write barley concealed anti jewish weirdness does not mean you support the dropping of white phosphorous on civilians or believe that those who do critisise that action are anti-semetic.

ppp said...

1 plus 1 = 2.




Awaits anon's reply citing base 2 contradiction.

bob said...

Bob I read your article just because someone is concerned and expresses their concern publicly about what happened in Gaza Dec08/Jan 09, does not = anti semitism. You need to fair about that.

You clearly didn't read my article if that's what you came away with. I have never said that criticism of Israel, let alone criticism of the Gaza incursion is antisemitic (I myself was appalled at Israel's prosecution of that war). If that was all Atzmon did, I would never say anything, but unfortunately that's not all he did.

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