Honk! Pronk! and NYC – Perhaps Contraption hit America

We’re very excited to be jetting off to the East Coast of America to perform at Honk!
– here are some show times for you.

** updated 17th October with extra shows in New York! **


Friday 11th October 3pm – Honk! in the Neighbourhoods
– and at 7pm – Lantern Parades – Sidewalk processions around Davis Square accompanied by bike lights, paper lanterns, flashlights, and other DIY lighting

Saturday 12th October 12.30pm – Opening Ceremonies – in 7 Hills Park
– and during the rest of the day in Davis Square, More than 30 activist street bands, from around the world, perform outdoors for free.

Sunday 13th October 12pm – “Reclaim the streets for horns, bikes and feet” – parading from Davis Square to Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest celebration
– and at 2pm – Oktoberfest – playing on the big stage in Harvard Square
– and then at 8pm, we perform at the Honk! Festival All-band Blowout Concert

PRONK! in Providence

Monday 14th October 5pm – Parade down Wickenden St with the other bands
– and at 7pm, we play by the hurricane barrier and at the Hot Club


Tuesday 15th October 10pm – a show at Littlefield in Brooklyn

Wednesday 16th October 6.30pm – parading in East Village
– and at 12.30am, Felicity Status joins Alev Lenz at Googie’s Lounge on Ludlow Street.

Thursday 17th October at midnight – we play for Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, in the Manderley Bar at the The McKittrick Hotel!

Friday 18th October – school appearances in the morning
– at 6pm at the Coney Island USA bar, 1208 Surf Avenue
– and at 11pm, a big show at the Gowanus Ballroom
– with a party with massed bands on the F train in between


Saturday 19th October 7pm – we parade and create a live film score to Benh Zeitlin’s “Egg” at the New York Hall of Science.

We hope to see some of you there!

Secret Garden Party show times

Fresh from our show in the wonderful Curve Garden in Dalston, greetings from a slightly bigger garden near Huntington! If you’re coming along, you can catch us at the following times and places. If you’re nearby, catch our radio set on 87.9 Secret FM.

Thursday 25th July 7pm – Opening Ceremony Parade – follow our sounds as the fires around the festival are lit

Friday 26th July 4pm-ish – Secret FM – live set on the festival radio
– and at 10.15pm – Badger Badger Woods – cabaret with One Taste and stage set

Saturday 27th July 9pm – Oddball Dancehall
– and at 3am – Woodburner Stage

Sunday 28th 7.30pm – Closing Ceremony Parade

Parading at SGP 2011

Parading at SGP 2011

See you there.

Glastonbury, Amanda Palmer

June kicked off another busy summer for us. We journeyed to the Northern Aldborough Festival to finish off their season, supporting an Abba tribute band. Dropping in to the picturesque grounds of Houghton Hall, we serenaded weary Wynstock-ers over brunch.

Next was the mighty Glastonbury! As well as a return to the bandstand, the Lizard Lounge, Piano Bar, Sweet Charity and Stairway to Heaven in Shangri-La were all treated to a brassy blast. We mourned our missing sousa-power but enjoyed a harder edged bass of baritone saxophone and bass trombone. As it turned out, Amanda Palmer stumbled upon us and over pizza she invited us out on her tour.

Exceedingly excited to be on board with her, Perhaps Contraption graced the hub of the Roundhouse floor, surrounded by her appreciative fans, and had a blast! Upon the stage we helped out the tuxedo-bearing Jherek Bischoff on one of his songs, and Ms Palmer herself for Leeds United. Some photos are below:

A couple of days later we appeared in a similar fashion at Bristol O2 Academy, a welcome return to the band’s roots all those years ago…

Perambulations – our newest video is unleashed!

After months of work behind the scenes, here is our film for Perambulations. It’s not just a video, you can explore the performance and click on performers to see it from their point of view. See it nice and big with all the info you could need on the Perambulations page and take a look at some photos below.

Gigs of 2011

Glastonbury Festival – 22nd – 24th June
Appearances at the Bandstand, HMS Sweet Charity, the Rabbit Hole, the Hole / Piano Bar

Fling Festival, Chelmsford – 2nd July
Felicity and Squier duo set

Lovebox, Victoria Park, London – 16th & 17th July
Circus Kinetica Stage

Electroswing Club, The Bookclub, Old Street, London – 16th July

The Secret Garden Party – 21st – 24th July
Grand Parade (the opening ceremony), multiple guerilla shows, the Mile Deep Club, Circus Kinetica Stage, the Woodburner Stage

Playgroup Festival – 5th – 7th July
The Lizard Stage, Betabet Stage, numerous guerilla shows

Wildnerness Festival – 13th & 14th July

The Fox and Cutlass, Dalston, London – 29th July

Festibelly – 27th August
Guerilla Parades, The Made in China Tent

Wyndstock – 27th August
Midnight Parade

Where The Wild Things Are July, Kent – 28th August

The Mile Deep Club, The Old Queen’s Head, Islington, London – 28th August
with the Correspondents

Shoreditch Unbound, The Circus Space, Hoxton – 6th September
Launch Party

Bestival – 9th – 11th September
Numerous Shows atop a giant spinning saw, The Hurly Burly, The Polka Tent

Branchage Film Festival – 24th – 25th September
The Spiegal Tent

Rumpus Party, Islington Metal Works – October 7th
with Sam and the Womp

Global Local: Gyspy Soundclash, Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, London – October 14th
with Besh O Drom

The Fox and Cutlass, Dalston, London – October 28th

London Remixed Festival, Rich Mix, Bethnal Green – November 26th

Netil 360, Netil House, Hackney, London – November 26th
Rooftop show

Tiny Wallops, Wiltons Music Hall – December 8th
Christmas Extravaganza

Autumn Shift Sessions, Hackney Picture House – December 10th

The Last Tuesday Society
New Year’s Eve Eve Ball, Mass, Brixton – December 30th
New Year’s Eve The Animal Party, Apiary Studios, Hackney – December 31st