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The Friday Night Whoopee With The Severed Limb

1 Jun

The Secret Showcase Presents… are delighted to have Severed Limb play the Friday Night Whoopee at St. Moritz Club London on the 6th June.

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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.

“I’m not sure about their name but I do love their records!” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“Rampant and joyful … an infectious
mix of rock and roll styles playfully
twisted for 2011” – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music

“Storming!” – The Independent Music News

Join Samantha Pink Panther and Friends for the best live music in town and hottest 45s

Doors open at 10, band on around midnight, open till 3.30am.

£6 Before 11.30 £8 After

 

The Friday Night Whoopee With The Dirty Gents Trio.

19 May

So things have been hotting up this week which really makes us want to party harder in the run up to summer. This Friday we have a very special show lined up and we can’t wait to get steaming hot dancing to the rhythms of the Dirty Gents! These guys are a class act that will really hit you hard with their carnival vibes!

Dirty Gents trio St. Moritz

The Dirty Gentlemen are scaling down to a trio to come and play at the St. Moritz Club for The Secret Showcase Presents…, Friday Night Whoopee!

Whether a trio or 9 piece The 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 band mates 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.

The band are on around midnight and and we’re partying till 3.30 in the morning with the hottest vinyl classics played by Samantha Pink Panther and Friends.

159 Wardour Street W1F 8WH

Doors open at 10pm £6 before 11.30pm £8 after. Advance tickets available for guaranteed entrance any-time of the night.

Tickets Available here: http://www.kweekweek.com/TheSecretShowcasePresents/6f26ac708d

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