One Taste Cabaret

So back in July we began an exciting new collaboration with the irrepressible One Taste Collective.

In a series of meetings and musings we constructed a framework for a new style of Cabaret with artistic director Lotan Sapir, to be unleashed upon the Secret Garden Party revellers. The result was just over an hour of startling new acts, free flowing improvisation, amazing choreography and immersive performance.

The crowd and all the crew were astounded at what we had managed to create with very little regimented rehearsal. Just a combination of the right people and the right ideas heading in the right direction…

This serendipitous collision had surely bred some magic for all involved.

So! We are excited to announce the second instalment in the One Taste Cabaret will take place this Sunday 11th November, at the Bedford, Balham…SW12 9HD.   We begin at 8:45 with new acts, new songs and orchestration, and dollops of improvisation.

Something very special is brewing…we hope to see you there.

http://onetaste.co.uk/events/2012/onetaste-festival-2012/
facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/OneTasteUK?fref=ts

Our Magical Summer Tour

Our ever watchful Sousa-Cam was mounted to Horace’s Sousaphone for the best part of this year, capturing our antics nearly everywhere we roamed. It was then lovingly spliced by Uncle to show you what we’ve been up to this very busy year….

The whole glorious mess is soundtracked by The Ossicles (Business part III) taken from our forthcoming album “Listening Bones”.

Get your pre orders here!  http://listen.perhapscontraption.co.uk/

Bestival Show Times

so we are off to the island again —

Show times
 saturday 8th:
Alfresco stage (in the Magic Meadow area of the site)
 16:50 – 17:20
Sunday 9th :
Alfresco Stage 13:10 – 13:40
                        18:10 – 18:40
Club Dada   22:15 – 23:00
There may well be a few exuberant flash shows during our stint…
We will have a little bundle of pre-release copies of Listening Bones
should you want to grab a copy in advance of November 3rd.
See you out there with lots of glitter please.

Secret Garden Performance Schedule…

A hefty 4 days of mobile brass and woodwind looms…!!

Listed below are the performances we know will happen. Though, a multitude of late night flash shows is likely. Also, look out for Horace Sousatron; our indefatigable Sousaphone virtuoso, who will have this wonderful instrument glued to him for the duration. Ask him nicely, he may play for you and most probably give you a free Perhaps Contraption sticker.

Pre-release copies of our new album Listening Bones will be available!! We are doing a special festival deal; a copy of Listening Bones and our first LP Sludge and Tripe for only 10 quid. Please support independent music and buy some stuff!

Here goes….

Thursday 19th
9.15pm – 10pm: The opening ceremony – the lighting of the fires –                                 

leaving from the Oak tree next to the main stage…

Friday 20th
7pm – 7.40: The Lizard stage
10 – 10.30pm: Bandstand
12 midnight: One Taste Cabaret (the premiere of an immersive cabaret structured around our sounds!)

Saturday 21st
10pm – 10.10pm   Pre burn parade on the North side of the lake…
BURN!!
Possible 1am show at London Leisure Pirates jailhouse tent (near Circus Kinetica)

Sunday 22nd
3.30 – 4.30pm:   Badger Badger Woods
7pm: Oddball Dancehall
8.45pm – 9.30pm: 10th Birthday parade before Sunday headliner.

See you out there, all glittery and joyous.

Squier x

Secret Garden Party 2012: Megatraption

We have been enrolled by the Head Gardeners to complete a series of parades, and celebrate this fine festivals 10th birthday. I’m immensely excited to announce that we will premiere of our new Megatraption at Secret Garden Party this Thursday.

When discussing this feat, I quickly realised that the time was ripe to almost double our device power. It is an auspicious occasion after all. And so our dirge has duly increased to a 14 piece…(and may well flux for other outings in the near future)

We welcome new contraptionites:

Edward Ashby : Tuba

Letty Stott: French Horn

Lucy Brown: French Horn

Jin Theriault: Soprano Saxophone

Sam Calcott: Flugelhorn

Chuckles the Clown: Drums

Our first parade takes place this thursday, and leaves the Oak Tree near the great stage at 21:15. We will commence “the lighting of the fires” around the garden…with the help of many other amazing performers and a 25 piece samba band….

We have 8 shows scheduled throughout the weekend…the release of the whereabouts is imminent. And we will also be peddling pre-release copies of our new album Listening Bones throughout the weekend, so do come and snap one up, as it’s only available direct from live shows until October…