Archive | February, 2014

The Big Pancake Party 2014

28 Feb

In association with Homespun Sessions, The Secret Showcase Presents… The Big Pancake Party! To Raise money for the Big Issue Foundation.

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This is our third year running this very fun and incredibly worthwhile fund-raiser for The Big Issue Foundation.

On Shrove Tuesday the 4th of March we want you to come and join us at Floripa 91-93 great Eastern Street EC2A 3HZ for a pancake extravaganza. You can enjoy lots of pancake fun and live performances from three wonderfully talented and kindly charitable acts…

The Severed Limb at 9.30pm

The Severed Limb are a young six-piece band from London who play roots influenced music for a contemporary audience. Their skiffle-style line up includes washboard, guitars, double bass, drums and accordion.

Their music has been championed by Steve Lamacq and Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2, Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music, John Kennedy on XFM, Andrew Weatherall on XOYO, and Dave Gorman on Absolute Radio.

In April 2011 Steve Lamacq invited the band into the famous BBC Maida Vale Studio to record four tracks for a BBC 6 Music session. The tracks were filmed (see video section of this website).

The band have also performed live on Clive Anderson’s ‘Loose Ends’ radio show on BBC Radio 4.

In May 2012 The Severed Limb performed at the Royal Albert Hall, supporting Imelda May who personally invited them to play.

In September 2013 as part of BBC Radio 4’s British New Wave season several Severed Limb songs were used to soundtrack Robert Rigby’s acclaimed dramatisation of Alan Sillitoe’s 1958 novel ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’.

The Severed Limb’s unique style encompasses a wide variety of musical styles including skiffle, folk, punk, zydeco, cumbia and rock and roll.

Whom By Fire at 8.45

Heavy haunting fairytale blues. Inspired by dreams, Lynch, Herzog, Cobain and Cohen they usher you into a world of dark romantic tragedy.

Our new single “Rope” is now available to download from iTunes! Here –http://bit.ly/1ilYtgN or listen on Spotify – http://bit.ly/18IRrLG

Seraphim Kelly at 8.00

Seraphim Kelly is an exciting up and coming singer songwriter from Belfast, Ireland. He moved to London in April 2013 and in between working on new material you can often still find him busking on the streets of Camden. With a rich and diverse background in music that took Seraphim on a journey of self, he
re-discovered his roots in folk and country. Adding his own personal touch and delivered with a voice so powerful and rich, listening to Seraphim perform his songs is always a deeply emotional experience. His inspiration stems from often simple but meaningful experiences and encounters, connecting with people from all sorts of backgrounds which lead to an emotionally driven delivery that reflects his heart and passion for life and song every time.

+ DJ Samantha Pink Panther & Friends will be spinning some dance floor classics late into the night.

Door at 5, Come early to avoid queues and secure a table.

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The Secret Showcase Presents… The Dirty Gentlemen at Floripa

21 Feb
The Secret Showcase Presents… is delighted to announce that on Wednesday the 26th of February we will be hosting a show with The Dirty Gentlemen at Floripa and boy we can’t wait!

Do Not miss out on this FREE amazing mid week party.

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The 9 piece Dirty Gentlemen orchestra is providing a fight back for the old school standing defiant against the ‘autotune industry’. They have spent their first few years together playing Swamp Pop, Soul and New Orleans Rhythm and Blues and are now conjuring up their own rhythms in any way, shape or form that feels right.

Guitarist and singer George Elliot discovered his passion for the music of New Orleans whilst recording in the swamps of Louisiana with band ‘Scoundrels’. Here he got to meet and work with some of the pioneers of the genre and got the chance to soak up the sounds and rhythms of the bayou. On his return to london he realised the sounds that he fell in love with in the swamps were missing. Gathering together a combination of old bandmates from school and other talented blues loving musicians from london blues hub, ‘Ain’t nothing but the blues bar’, Dirty Gentlemen emerged out of the urban swamp and ploughed on with front room party style gigs.

They have now moved into a warehouse in the depths of north-east London where they are building their HQ and recording studio so that they can play from dawn till dusk. With a combination of gritty guitar, growling Hammonds, punching horns, kicking drums and bass, and heartfelt vocals from George as well as the formidable Phil Hughes, Dirty Gentlemen have had an amazing year and a half of bringing this music to the ears of young and old music lovers who can’t help but feel good, stomp their feet and keep coming back for more deep fried music.


After the live entertainment TSSP. Resident DJ Samantha Pink Panther will spin the very best Jazz and Rhythm & Blues 45s

Fancy a treat? Floripa have a great selection of cocktails on offer during happy hour between 5-7 and you can also sample Floripa’s brand new Brazilian influenced menu with mouth watering dishes perfect for sharing.

Doors at 5.00
Free Entry – Come early to avoid queues and to secure a table.

91 -93 Great Eastern St. EC2A 3HZ

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