As promised Riff Taff Music Networking is thrilled to be back in Brighton! This one-off event is being held at a different event in association with the Grassroots Brighton & Hove Action Plan launch. Grassroots Brighton & Hove is the core B&H venues coming together to promote and protect our local music scene,
GBH will also be announcing a major Brighton music and arts festival (paid) open to local bands only. This is your chance to find out about the event and to speak to the people running it. You can expect to see venue managers there, press, and TV cameras filming it. A great way to plug your band.
Riff Taff’s free entry music networking nights are informal evenings designed to help you make connections in the music industry, develop new collaborations, and establish working relationships with like minded people.
Past events have been attended by promoters, radio hosts, people who work for major and minor record labels, videographers, photographers, graphic designers, festival bookers, bands / artists / musicians, and loads of other people related to the independent music scene in Brighton.
As always Riff Taff Music Networking nights are free entry all night. Doors open at 7.30pm with things kicking off properly at 8pm sharp. We advise arriving on time to make the most of this fantastic evening.
Angus Munro is an exciting emerging talent on the Scottish music scene for which The Scotsman described him as ‘soulful and outrageous …the highest range I’ve ever seen’; The Herald said he is ‘tightly energetic and precisely punchy’ and BBC Radio Scotland rated him as ‘the best artist we’ve ever had in session.’ March 18th 2019 marks the launch of his stunning debut deluxe edition EP Mirror Man, featuring 5 self-penned songs and three new demo tracks, released on Councillor Records. Scottish fans will see him performing next year at the Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow and Sofar Sounds Sessions in Aberdeen. Angus Munro was born in Sidcup, in 1987 to an Italian father and Scottish mother, like his contemporary Paolo Nutini. He describes himself as the thorn between two roses, his beautiful two sisters. By the age of 3 Angus developed Glue Ear which caused deafness which impacted his development. He says he lost his ability to walk, talk and communicate with those around him. It put him back by about two years at which point he was diagnosed with Dyspraxia a development coordination disorder.
His early education was reinforced with additional support with his mobility, communication and learning skills which he credits with helping him keep up with his peers. Although, during this time, he recalls being an isolated child, it was also a period which informed his performing skills. He discovered two passions: puppets and cartoons. He would stage shows for his sisters and friends and would affect very high voices for his characters. Angus attributes this ‘vigorous vocal muscular training’ to being able to sing falsetto. He now enjoys a five octave range which puts him in league with Maria Carey. Angus overcame his relentless bullying by immersing himself in music and writing.
By the age of 24, Angus was a student in Scotland and in addition faced numerous personal challenges which included the loss of his ‘best friend’; his father committed suicide. Diagnosed with depression Angus too, he found an outlet through writing songs at the piano and singing. Open mic nights, stand up evening and workshops provided a means through which he could relate and understand his experiences. Angus adds ‘Over the years, I learned that the person I would affect onstage was my real self and I became more confident in not only who I was but talking about mental health as a whole’. As Angus becomes more recognised his fans liken him to The Divine Comedy, Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright. This makes him ecstatic as it is the fans who understand him and his music and support him.
MEET @ 7.30pm – doors open for drinks, chats and meet-ups
SHOW @ 9pm – live music and comedy from three top cabaret acts
DANCE @ 10.30pm – the dance floor is open for business until 2am… and this month’s music theme is – BRITPOP & INDIE ANTHEMS!
THIS MONTH’S CABARET ACTS…
// CHARLIE GEORGE – Award-winning comedian and writer Charlie George makes her Indigo Club debut!! LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year 2019, Leicester Square New Comedian Finalist and Pride’s Got Talent Finalist 2018!
// FRAGILE LUCY – Musician, vocalist, songwriter and ukulele specialist Fragile Lucy writes songs about love, the universe, life and fun with quirky lyrics and funky folk, ragtime, flamenco-style ukulele.
// MR PARTY – Musical comedy drag king and all-round superstar Mr Party joins the Indigo party – Pride’s Got Talent Finalist 2019.
** INDIGO CLUB is intended as a social space for gay/bi/queer women but is NOT EXCLUSIVE – everyone is welcome regardless of gender or sexuality **
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
Sussex Refugee and Migrant Self Support Group presents
Bakk Lamp Fall
Bashir Al Gamar
This event brings together migrants and refugees with musical talent to play the music of they country of origin to celebrate cultural diversity & break down borders.
Music Make no sense restricted within national borders. Come and celebrate diversity at our night of genre bending delicious joy.
Bakk Lamp Fall: West African Fusion – with roots in Baye Fall Sufism from Touba (Senegal). The line-up of the band comprises outstanding West-African percussion accompanied by an ensemble of eminent UK instrumentalists, topped with the awesome vocal power of their Senegalese singer Khadim Sarr.
tAngerinecAt: Queer Anarchist Feminist Band.
Raw powerful cinematic electronica with punk attitude. Stunning lead hurdy-gurdy with effect pedals, fierce yet tender vocals, personal political lyrics, floaty flutes, massive drone bass and DIY samples seamlessly combine with industrial-rave beats in an utterly captivating show. A collaboration between Ukrainian born Eugene Purpurovsky and English born Paul Chilton.
Bashir Al Gamar was born in Sudan, he came to England in 1993, after being imprisoned for his poem ‘Patience on a beach’ Since then he has lived in Brighton.
Bashir is a poet, songwriter and composer, since 1991 he has written and composed more than 40 poems and songs, mainly in Arabic. Most of them are well known in his home country, Sudan. Some of his songs have been recorded by Sudanese National TV and radio. At present he is working on a new collection of poetry called ‘Rhythm and Resonance’ He is also planning to perform his poetry in several countries with a Sudanese singer.
Bashir has taken part in several art exhibitions and poetry readings in the UK, in Cardiff, London, Liverpool and Bristol. He is a well known proponent of the Oud.
His poetry and music mainly deal with his homeland, exile, human suffering and love. He writes in either classical Arabic, or in Sudanese local dialect. The words contain many emotions, images and metaphors and are written in a musical rhythmic language.
Who we are:
Sussex Refugee and Migrant Self Support Group is a refugees and migrants led support group which places individuals at the centre of their own legal, immigration and political struggles by rejecting traditional top-down advice models. Instead, we, migrants and refugees trapped on the wrong side of the Home Office, work collectively to fight for our right to remain. It is also a way of building community resilience.
Bringing you the resistance rhythms from Brazil, the group of Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul welcome you to a night of Brazilian vibe. This tropical night consists of dance workshop to all levels, live Batucada (drumming), Maracatu dancers, coco de roda, plus Forro, Dj e muito mormaço (Coastal heat).
We are pleased to announce that we will have an all levels Samba Reggae and Maracatu dance workshop with Ricardo Axe from 9-10pm.
Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Cello + Loop + Tour = Celloop Tour 2019 Christian Grosselfinger
Inspired by my life’s experience, I unite original and well know music for this concerts, such as Pachelbel, Ravel and Coldplay, mixing ancient and modern music. Using a looping and sampling technique, which allows me to arrange different musical ideas, making a single cello sound like an orchestra.
Here are links to some of my music and my bio:
A graduation in Composition from UNIRIO (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro), endorser of REMIC Microphones in Denmark, Christian Grosselfinger, a Brazilian native, is reputed to be “one of the most promising Brazilian cellists”, by FNAC, Lisbon. After Brazil, he continued his studies of cello in several countries including Portugal, Germany and Austria. During this time, Christian has played in orchestras around the world, such as OSBJ in Rio de Janeiro, Volkshochschule in Karsruhe, Pro-Arte Orchester and Darstellende Kunst Orchester in Vienna, and the Academica da Metropolitana in Lisbon.
– Composer of five CDs:
2010 – CD “Christian Grosselfinger Vol.1”
2011 – CD “Christian Grosselfinger vol.1” second edition
2014 – CD “Bach Cello Suites 1 & 3”
2015 – CD “The music that brought us around the World” Feat. Roxana Visinescu
2017 – CD “IAMCHRIS: CITIZEN OF THE WORLD”
– Celloop’s concert: a single man’s orchestra;
– Christian also started a social project called Gratefulpath in 2014, touring 8 European countries, promoting concerts to raise funds for the eradication of poliomyelitis;
– Creator of his own looping Masterclass;
-In 2017 have his World Tour: “IAMCHRIS: CITIZEN OF THE WORLD”;
England (Dover, Manchester, London, Whitstable) • Germany (Eckernförde) • Switzerland
(Zürick) • South Africa (Afrikaburn) • Brazil (São Paulo);