London Jazz Festival Residency and Southbank Centre Show

Oh hi: There’s a delirious glut of Perhaps Contraption action this weekend, and it will probably be the last blast before we go back into the laboratory for a while…to make new sonic constructions.

As part of EFG London Jazz Festival, we play Southbank Centre this Friday 18th, for a FREE show in Royal Festival Hall, Clore Ballroom, at the strangely convenient post-work slot of 5.30 – 7pm.

On Saturday we head to Tooting, as part of ‘The Streets’ as part of the Jazz Festival: a whole day of parades and shows in unusual places.

The same goes for Sunday, but we will be in Twickenham all day, popping up, and parading…

Keep an eye on Twitter for parade routes and timings should you fancy seeing us ‘free range’.

We will have new songs and a special, expanded 10 piece lineup for these outings!

Much love, over and out. X20151206-_dsf7256

 photo by Daniel Ross

Glastonbury Festival 2014 Tour!

Yes,
The Mother festival is nearly here…
We head to PILTON tomorrow for our third outing as this troupe,
And we have a monster adventure ahead.
We have ended up with TEN performances, and so will be touring the Valley of Avalon!

Most of our slots can be found on the official Glastonbury website

But, as always, we will be doing a few flash performances
(including a late night / early morning set in the legendary HOLE, or Piano Bar, or …I don’t know what it’s called. The underground, acoustic venue next to the King’s Meadow…)
Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter for pop-up adventures.

We hope to see you out there again…
Here goes…

Friday
1:00 – 2:00 HMS Sweet Charity (well Thursday night sort of)

14:30 -15:15 The Rabbit Hole

16:00 Shangri La, Heaven Dome

18.00 – 18:40  The Bandstand (in the markets area near the Pyramid Stage)

Saturday
1:00 – 2:00   Greenpeace Speakeasy

15:00 – 16:00 ish  Shangri La Heaven

(probably a late night set in The Hole this night…)

Sunday
13:00 – 13:45 Greenpeace Stage

18.40 to 19.00 Roving Guerilla Set at The Bandstand / Markets Area

19.45 to 20.10 Roving Guerilla Set at The Bandstand / Markets Area

REST

Squier x

 

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! **

SOMERVILLE HONK!

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

HONK NYC

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.

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