Along with Jamie Moses, the Red Sox consists of some of the UK's top musicians who between them accompany the greatest names in popular music on a regular basis
You will have seen these guys with bands such as the SAS Band and Los Pacaminos and their stellar list of credits includes Queen, Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, George Michael, Jeff Beck, Chaka Khan and Eric Clapton
The setlist can and often does turn into a work of fiction because of musical ‘dares' shouted from the crowd
UPSTAIRS: DJs playing classic guitar cuts from then 'til now, joining the musical dots between the Stones, Smith, Strokes, etc
Playmaker (live @ 11:45) - Playmaker mix tunes with power chords and deliver exactly the right amount of attitude to create a sound which is both unique and instantly addictive
The Marivaux (live @ 11) - Coming to us after a string of gigs supporting such artists as The Futureheads, Pete & The Pirates and The Baddies, their fresh indie-rock sound is has been described as ‘transatlantic'.
Black Knight (International Hi-Fi) - Resident DJ upstairs at Casino Royale for all of its 14 years
a veteran DJ of club nights at both Camden Barfly and The Garage, He was one of the original DJs at the Astoria's notorious Club X and dispensed a wildly eclectic musical cocktail on the main floor of Cigarettes and Alcohol at the celebrated (and sadly now defunct) Wag Club in Soho
DOWNSTAIRS: It's a riot of 60s garage, northern soul, psychedelia from:
Geoff (Time Tunnel/Troubadour club) - He says: "When I was 16, punk ruled and Malcolm McLaren got me a job at Rough Trade, which led to me going on the road with Generation X and (as DJ) with the Barracudas
My brother started a 60s night Quintessence, he made me DJ and threw me in the deep end
Other clubs followed (Lava Lounge, Club X, Time Tunnel) and lately The Troubadour Club
Expect Motown, Stax, Chess, King, Okeh, alla that!"
DJ Chaka Kant (London Fields Radio, etc.) - bringing a soul shimmer to the dancefloor; unalloyed Motown, unashamed glam and unbeatable beat pop combos
She's graced the decks for London Fields Radio, BFI London Film Festival and Queen of Hoxton
Expect psych nuggets nestling in next to burlesque beauties, all to get your feet stomping and your eyelashes fluttering
Plus, flamboyant host Victor de Milo hands out his own bank notes so that everyone can have a free go on our "Monte Carlo-style Roulette table", with the chance to win drinks!
Upstairs we play pure party jamswith Frau & Midnight a Go GoHear the likes of: Biggy, Prince, Mj, M.I.A, Beastie Boys, The Clash, De La Soul, Salt N Pepa, Fleetwood Mac, Mtume, Metronomy, Azelia Banks, LCD Soundsystem, Jay Z, The Rapture, Talking Heads, Parliament & all that good stuff!
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Crash Island (live @ 11:45) - Dark tropical indie rock formed in London, 2011... They've played a host of dates in Europe including Germany, Switzerland, France and... Wales! Their eagerly-anticipated debut EP was mixed by the legendary Gordon Raphael (producer or The Strokes' first three albums) in Seattle and South America!
Jeff Automatic (Transmission / DIY Radio) - Last summer, Jeff played at Privilege in Ibiza, Transmission's warm-up parties in Benicassim and the dance stage at Reading Festival
As well as European clubs, he's recently been playing at the Roadtrip and elsewhere, plus hosting his show on DIY Radio
Ed Wilder (Club NME / Casino Royale) - As well as being a resident at Koko's Club NME, a support DJ for the Killers at their 2011 Scala warm-up shows and the only DJ we know to have played at the top of the BT Tower, Ed has been on fire when it comes to his remixes, which even include an official mix for Rachel Stevens!
On the "Hey Girl" floor..
Vindi & Lady Jane (Brixton Jamm) - Expect an eclectic mix of female fronted dance floor fillers, poptastic party tunes, and some other hidden gems
As Brixton's cream of the crop female DJ duo attempt to whip you into a frenzy!
Zoe LDN (Smoke & Mirrors / The London Lipgloss) - Regularly spinning an enthusiastic mix of pop punk meets rock and indie, zoe ldn is a well-known fashion blogger and journo by day and shoreditch/camden party regular by night.
The Sessions: Salvation fleet // Sophie Jamieson // Bobby Good
Wednesday, 7th August 2013
The Troubadour Club, 265 Old Brompton Road, Earl's Court, SW5 9JA
Salvation Fleet (https://www.facebook.com/SalvationFleet) Great 3-piece band
Epic songs packed with emotion, intense vocals, (think Peter Gabriel, Michael Stipe) bass and drums
Sophie Jamieson (http://www.reverbnation.com/sophiejamieson) A singer-songwriter of gentle folk with a hint of rawness and strength, inspired by the likes of Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn and Ben Howard
Sophie draws upon the elements, the body and other people's stories to try and write songs that paint pictures
Expect delicate guitar plucking and intimate singing
Bobby Good (http://www.bobbygood.co.uk) 'Bobby Good Evans is a London-based singer songwriter making thoughtful, heartfelt alt-folk with a percussive style
Bobby's talents have won him recognition from the art-rock band Everything Everything, and seen him play at Hop Farm Festival, and various venues around London and the South Coast, supporting Daughter and other big names.
The Troubadour Club, 265 Old Brompton Road, Earl's Court, SW5 9JA
HazelBlack (http://hazelblack.bandcamp.com/) Sónia Bernardo was born in London and Fumina Hamasaki in outskirts of Tokyo, both in 1990
They met at Reading University in...2010 and started playing music together
There is a strong influence of jazz and Bossa Nova on Sónia's vocals matched with Fumina's passionate love for Chicago blues
Hazel Tratt (http://soundcloud.com/haze27) Listening to Haze's voice is like being presented a bunch of flowers by a stranger, such an intimate experience you wonder if you already know her
Listen closely and hear hints of Joni Mitchell, Nina Persson and the subtle smokiness of Dusty Springfield
Growing up in a household passionate about music, art and the natural world, Haze started writing songs at the age of 10 and recently came second place in The Eco Arts Awards 2013 with her song 'Mothernature'
Katie and Jess (https://soundcloud.com/katieandjess-1) Female acoustic duo, best friends and current students formed four years ago, described as "ghost folk" but influences and inspirations range from david bowie, the smiths, foxygen, mystery jets and prog band "the ebony tower." in our spare time we bake and eat cake.