Mikkel Andersen is a Copenhagen based guitarist, he’s travelling the world with his Spanish guitar music – from Greenland in the North to Chile in the South, USA in West to Russia and eventually India and Asia.
He has released 3 solo albums His recordings are often heard in Danish radio broadcasts.
He will at his visit be playing music from Spain and Southamerica.
Read more on www.mikkelandersenmusic.com
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The extraordinary revelations of one of theatre’s most pulverising snobs. What is the truth about Lady Augusta Bracknell’s unlikely origins – and what, most importantly, is the grotesquely astonishing secret that she has kept so carefully hidden for so many years? All of this, and much, much more, is revealed in Paul Doust’s hilarious, jaw-dropping tour de force as the Lady herself. Absolutely not to be missed. We rest our case – or handbag?
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“Lo, take care, be on your guard; Gainst tricksters of the world…and yard!”
Meet Reynard, the devious fox of medieval legend. His world is brought to life in a show inspired by itinerant folk theatre, using hand-crafted puppets and live music. Will Chaunteclere the cockerel escape the clutches of the fox? Will Ysengrin the wolf get his revenge? Will Tiecelin the crow fall for another trick? And will Reynard ever get his breakfast?
‘The understated arrangements suggest you’re listening to a woman with impeccable taste’ – MOJO
‘It takes several plays to appreciate all the small touches that make each delicate piece’ – THE GUARDIAN
‘Finely crafted folk is elevated towards greatness by the stunning voice of Alessi Laurent-Marke’ – CLASH MAGAZINE
It’s been a gradual burning, shimmering process for the remarkable Alessi’s Ark. A name and cinematic voice which has been built upon years of experimentation, travel, resilience and triumph. Alessi has since toured extensively in the UK, Europe, US and Japan in support of her releases with M.Ward, Jenny Lewis, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten and John Grant, amongst others.
Her releases have won acclaim and support from Gary Crowley and Robert Elms at BBC London, Cerys Matthews and Steve Lamacq at BBC 6, Tom Robinson at BBC Introducing, John Kennedy at XFM, WFMU, DubLab, KEXP and previous LP ‘Love Is The Currency’ was warmly welcomed by MOJO, Guardian, Best Fit, Clash, The 405.
Alessi’s Ark returns with ‘Sacred’, a track that was recorded in a cabin on the South East coast with additional recording at Arch 79 in East London. The two very different environments are reflected in the song, which discusses the pushing and pulling of love and relationships and is a kind of prayer for the ability to balance all with grace.
After playing numerous highly sought-after venues and festivals, Alessi’s journey continues to blossom. With her new single set to be released September 27th and performance lined across the UK in October and November, 2019 is looking to be a year in which the Ark will take on new and greater heights.
Launch party at TOM THUMB 5th October
Yes, a walking book tour of East Kent, 90 miles of storytelling and fellowship from Ramsgate to Deal, Dover down to Folkestone, up Canterbury and Faversham back to Thanet through Whitstable, Herne Bay with a launch party in Margate and a final stop in Broadstairs.
About ‘Not Me’
French chanteuse Marianne Dissard recorded and toured with members of alt-Americana bands Giant Sand and Calexico. Her own desert noir chanson plays effortlessly with contradictions: tender, yet abrasive; melodramatic, but vulnerable; comical and heartbreaking.
Equally so her first book, ‘Not Me’, an impish and poetic exploration of trauma and the life of a touring musician, praised by three of Dissard’s favorite authors, Mitch Cullin (‘Tideland’), Chris Rush (‘The Light Years’) and Andrew Smith (‘Moondust’).
A courageous book of unflinching compassion, ‘Not Me’ is available from October 15th, 2019 as paperback (first edition is high quality-printed by CPI Antony Rowe UK), audiobook (read by the author) and eBook, with a cover design by noted British designer Jamie Keenan.
A vivid inner record of universal interest, Dissard’s ‘often improbably funny memoir’ (Andrew Smith), ‘not just painfully but viscerally, brutally honest’ (producer John Parish), will speak to anyone who has ever struggled to maintain physical and psychological well-being.
For years, Dissard orchestrated her public life as a performer around her private disordered world. In 2013, at the end of her rope, she flees her hometown of Tucson, Arizona to seek solace back in Europe, a continent she’d left at age sixteen. In Paris, Dissard latches on to an intensive yoga teacher training to turn her life around.
‘Of course, I was scared when I realized I would be speaking my truth after decades of keeping it freakishly hidden or, at best, cryptically whispered in my song lyrics—in French for more opacity’, says Dissard.
‘Not Me’ is the account of a year spent away from the stage in an attempt to reboot a life plagued by eating disorders. Invited to teach, Dissard grabs the chance to learn. Focusing on her students, opening up to friendship, she gradually finds her way back to health and connections… and a wooden boat in England.
‘I kept a journal of what I desperately needed to be a momentous year. These entries would form the basis of a book about my life, all these years I wasted in exile from myself. I don’t prettify my truth. You have to face the music at some point.’
In line with its policy of covering a wide range of Jazz and line-ups this month’s JAZZ AT THE TOM THUMB looks to be a real cracker. Guitarists Dave Reay and Tony Hudd will be joined by piano maestro and composer Bryan Lester. The programme will include pieces chosen from the musical realms of classical, folk, rock and Jazz.