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cash cassettes // the chase // annabelle van dort // the velveteen orkestra // kyjack

Saturday 19th January 2019
Tickets £9.00

Cash Cassettes ~ This four-piece band, based in London, is formed by musicians who played in previous bands in the US, UK, and Italy, and have taken this previous experience to create this unique new project. Cash Cassettes combine indie-rock rhythms with jazzy harmonies to create something really special. After performing at Brixton Jamm, the Cavendish Arms, the Water Rats and the O2 Academy2 Islington, Cash Cassettes will perform at Camden Assembly thanks to Hot Vox following the release of their first single.

The Chase ~ Hailed by the media as one of the best up and coming bands, The Chase have climbed from local pub gigs to highlight sets at renowned venues such as Rock City, Birmingham's National Indoor Arena and a variety of the UK's top festivals! Receiving airtime from the likes of Hollyoaks and GMTV; as well as a shout out from their childhood hero, Liam Gallagher, The Chase really do have a bright future ahead of them.

The Chase are no strangers to the big stage having already rubbed shoulders with international artists such as: The Hoosiers, Petebox, Cast, and Twisted Wheel.

The Nottingham lads have attained admiration from well known bodies in the industry such as: Dean Jackson at BBC Introducing East Midlands, Jackie P at Kemet FM, Notts TV, NUSIC.Org.UK, Nottingham Post, Leftlion Magazine and loved Indie magazines up and down the country.

Annabelle Van Dort ~ A folk singer-songwriter inspired by the sounds of Leonard Cohen, Bon Iver and Angel Olsen. Outside of her studies in English Literature at UCL, Annabelle has been making her mark on the London gig circuit. Recent highlights include headling 'Folk This' at The Finsbury and landing herself an opening slot for Ciircus Street at Servant Jazz Quarters in November.

The Velveteen Orkestra  ~ are a ragged-trousered rock and roll orchestra conceived in a leaky, shadow-veiled district of South London. Bellowing out from underneath the grey brutalist tower blocks named in honour of romantic poets is a sound that is both savage, yet elegant… animal, yet noble… honest, yet fantastical.

The band’s debut album (Shadow & Whimsy) was three-years in the making and came after a studio fire had ravaged their entire work to date, leaving them with nothing. Their pulsating live shows are attracting audiences for their rich romanticism and brooding intensity, as well as their sparkling sense of humour. Lead Singer/Guitarist Dan Shears emits a gilt-edged voice from a spindle-limbed frame, evoking memories of Jeff Buckley at his heart-aching best. The vocal intertwining created by he, Megan Affonso (‘Cello & Voice) and Lindsey Oliver (Double-Bass & Voice) is the glimmering crest of a surging tidal wave of carnivalesque opulence coupled with post-punk venom and snarl. Sarah Boughton’s (Violin) often piercing top lines summon up the blood from a gypsy’s curse and Alan Dunn’s touch on the piano has all the passion and drama of a tragic Shakespearean romance. Nick Van Vlaenderen’s percussive anchorage forms the skeleton upon which the others dress the flesh. The sum of these parts is an intoxicating brand of melancholic alternative rock with nodding acquaintances towards rockabilly and folk noir.

Kyjack ~ are an acoustic duo consisting of vocals guitar and looped beatbox doing popular covers and originals

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