On Saturday night I got to play at Cafe Cairo for a night put on by Fred Balkayou called Caravan Cairo.
Cafe Cairo is in Brixton, London and is set up as a Moroccan styled bar, housing one of the best alternative venues I have played at in the London area. It is truly worth a visit. Run by some awesomely lovely people and hosting some fantastic events these guys really know how to put on a party. Grab a cocktail, enjoy a shisha, even learn arabic when visiting the toilets... That does make sense, you'll see when you visit the place. http://www.cafecairo.co.uk
Launch night at Global Cafe in Reading
.....5th December 2014.....
With support from Vienna Ditto, Fancy Jasper, DJ Dom and Louise Brooks's amazing Belly Dancing, Sword balancing show. Visuals from Saun Sonic and the fantastic Ben Richards Compering the night.
Plonk it in your Diary! EVENT DETAILS
So I am playing at The Lucky Pig Cocktail Bar in Soho again with only a one week gap since the last one. Fantastic.... It's a great place to grab a cocktail, underground, trendy and everyone who works there is really lovely... I'm looking forward to going back this Thursday.
Oh yeah, it's also FREE ENTRY
See You there!!!
On Tuesday of this week I played at an event called TV nights at the Ronnie Scotts venue in London.
Ronnie Scotts is a World renowned Jazz venue in the heart of central London and has hosted some of the Worlds greatest musicians, so to get to play there is a true honour. To be fair the night I played at was upstairs in the Bar but seriously, they have some of the best up and coming bands in England performing there, so it was awesome to get to join them on stage.
If you ever get a chance to go to Ronnie Scotts you really should check this night out. It's on Tuesdays twice a month. Here is a link to the Facebook page for it Link
The other acts that performed the night I played were :- Itchy Teeth, Matt Henry, Mikhail Daken, Rebecca Dancer and myself Edd Keene - The Green Man
If you want to find them them there are links to them on this events page https://www.facebook.com/events/666394983444511/
So I just got back from playing a show in Finland at the H2O Festival in Turku. H20 WEBSITE
It's a fantastic festi. It's the first year of the festival, well.... it used to be called Ilimo festival and was only one day long and also in a different place, so really it's the first one :) and they did a great job!
There was 100 bands across 10 stages, athough the site must have only been 6 acres big!
The range in styles of the bands was very eclectic, from reggae to crazy out there madness, late night VJ's with some very strange stuff going on, people deciding to start stripping off and getingt groovy on stage in very hot, smokey and very arty kitted out rooms... Although I didn't get to stick around to see how that ended up.
Other bands from the UK who came along were Hawkwind and also my mates from Amorphous Androgynous (Who I play Flute for) doing a rather cut down version of the band with only Gaz and Jon with his Sitar.
My own set was a true pleasure to get to play, well received and appreciated. I would love to play for them again.
I have to say it is one of the most friendly festivals I have played at - loving the Finns :)
Got a lift back to the Hotel off some new made friends after sampling several local liquids, trying to squeeze a few bikes, a large basket and people into a car that was so small it shouldn't have even fitted one bike... But we were determined.
All in all and all I can say is.... If your looking for a great new festival to visit and want to go to Finland, live in Finland or just happen to find yourself there, then look it up. The link to the site is near the top of this shpeal :)
I had a great gig at Cafe Cairo last night. Thanks to Fred Balkayou for having me to play. It's a great little Venue, they call it London's best kept Secret.
Behind two large red elaborate doors in North Clapham
is a hidden world. Egyptian styled as well as Moroccan with it's burber like seating, hidden little coves filled with cushions for one to hide away, fantastic choices of cocktails and fruity drinks, selected beers and fantastic coffee.
They host some of the best alternative acts and dj's London has to offer
Oh, and they have Shishas too! What more can one ask for!
It was a pleasure to get to play there and I look forward to the next one.
Louise Brooks came and did her wonderful belly dancing to one of my tracks, it went down great, a fantastic treat.
My next show is on 19th April in London at a great Venue known as
I have been wanting to get to play here for a long time.
When my friend Fred Balkayou ( One of the guys who contributed a track on the remix album for my song "Lindy Hop") said he was putting on a night and wanted me to come play I cleared my diary to make sure I could make it.