Auditory communication; or music to you and me! Personal, divisive, essential! This South London 4 piece pride themselves on what matters, whatever side of the musical divide your tastes may lie. An importance
Auditory communication; or music to you and me!
Personal, divisive, essential!
This South London 4 piece pride themselves on what matters, whatever side of the musical divide your tastes may lie.
An importance to these lads, shown in their love of melody and mood – withoutpretending to be something they’re not, they deliver unmistakably British pop/rock songs without frills and pretence.
If you’re searching for something experimental, avant garde, heavy or dark then this band probably isn’t for you. However, if its well crafted, energetic, honest tunes you’re looking for. Then look no further.
To put it simply, if you’re a music lover, there’s something here for you, as it’s obvious from the first note, that this is a band who still very much believe in the timeless art of good songwriting.
Later, festival favourite… DJ Stirzaker (Slamboree) loves nothing more than to tangle you into impossible shapes with an impressively eclectic selection of bass-heavy tracks! STIRZ produces bass music packed with home grown samples and tasteful genre twists. STIRZ is also a Jungle drummer and plays with Slamboree amongst various other artists in the UK. Charlie STIRZaker has been DJing a big mixed bag of beats in clubs and festivals in the UK and internationally since 2006, it is now time to launch a project which will provide a platform for STIRZ releases and performances with both drums and decks. Guaranteed to have you raving!
(Friday) 8:00 pm
Mid-Summer Reggae Mini-Festival: FREE B4 9pm and a mere £3 after! This all day, outdoor and indoor, multi-media, reggae show features the great Neville King on the wheels of steel. The
Mid-Summer Reggae Mini-Festival: FREE B4 9pm and a mere £3 after!
This all day, outdoor and indoor, multi-media, reggae show features the great Neville King on the wheels of steel. The renowned producer was born in St James, Jamaica. Neville’s Soundsystem had long residencies in Brixton, Tooting, Peckham and Streatham during the 1970s. During those times he was a mentor to Blacker Dread, Levi Roots and David Rodigan.
Neville King launched his own record label in London in 1976 and quickly struck gold. He issued exceptional roots material by Prince Lincoln and the Royal Rasses and Jacob Miller. Mr King also released his own, original, lover’s rock productions. His works, on the King and City label, by local heroes One Blood are particularly sought after; “Be Thankful” having assumed classic status.
On the decks we will be welcoming back club stalwarts R.A.V. Hi Fi, a.k.a. Mikey and Kingsley. Amongst DDC regulars, their sets are consistently, hugely enjoyed. They are also contributing heavily to the multi- media dimension of this event, which will also feature, film, visual art, Soundsystem threads, records and more in the fabulous garden. Where we will also have a full Soundsystem.
Our very special guest will be Tessa Bassie. She’ll be spinning 100% Roots and Culture Reggae in combination style. Tessa was the bassie throughout the career of The Slits, whose seminal 70s LP “The Cut” was produced by Dub-master Dennis Bovell. Tessa draws from a deep love of the music and selects from a collection amassed back in the day. Slits vocalist Ari Up lived for a long time in JA and sent back nuff Dubplate and ting and Tess will be drawing on these too…wow.
We will be blessed by a selectionfrom the inimitable Dubplate Pearl. Pearl is a well respected fixture on the London reggae scene. You name a venue where memorable ravin’ happened and Pearl’s probably played there. She’s spun in combination with most selector’s you could mention too.Pearl and Tessa were born at much the same time and place and have found they share similar musical tastes, this succession of sets will provide historic contrasts.
Soft Wax has been a Zelig-like figure in the sphere of roots, rock ,rebel music for decades. He has been the resident selector of the Deptford Dub Club since 2013. He has also played out throughout the Capital, across the nation and over the Herring Pond in NYC. Warm up selections will come from popular club stalwarts Natty Nick and Don de Lion. Plus more t.b.c..
Clifford Junior is the operator of the brand new, vintage style, Soundsystem Natural High Power, that we’re going to be using in the garden. He is also a renown selector on the up-and-coming Reggae Roast Sound. We’re looking forward to his early, guest selection.
The great Doc Murdoch will be joining us on the mic over the day, peppering up the rhythms with his distinctive vocal stylings. Expect the Deptford Dub Club Crew to include live horns from Tim Topcat on Sax and Wicked Will Roper on Trumpet, plus percussion as well. They’ll be joining be joining Soft Wax and Tessa, live and direct on the mic..
The day will run from 2pm to 2am and has been put together by Deptford Dub Club and Drop Da Biscuit. All this FREE B4 9pm and a mere £3 after; a Mid-Summer, Windrush Day, celebration, bonanza.
(Saturday) 2:00 pm
A day and evening of great music, artists and entertainment to celebrate the life of James Dobberson. EVERYONE CAN YOU PLEASE SHARE! We will be raising money for James to go
A day and evening of great music, artists and entertainment to celebrate the life of James Dobberson. EVERYONE CAN YOU PLEASE SHARE!
We will be raising money for James to go towards the cost of his funeral, with his brother John and other family members joining us. Please keep this day open, come and join us help raise money and also raise a glass to celebrate James’s life.
There will be a raffle and an auction with the chance to win a signed record from Manudigital Heron merchandise from Chopstick Dubplate Unit137.
Here is the link if you would like to make a donation now:
**ACTS ON THE NIGHT WILL INCLUDE:**
★DJ DEEKLINE★ (JUNGLE CAKES)
★KING YOOF & NATTY CAMPBELL★ (CHOPSTICK DUBPLATE)
★MARVELLOUS CAINE & MC BELLYMAN★
★ED WEST & SHUMBA YOUTH★ (UNIT 137)
★DJ SKY★ (JUNGLE SPLASH)
★EARL BASSLINE★ ( RUN TINGZ)
★LIVE PA FROM TRIPLE ESSS KRU★
ENTRY BY DONATION PLEASE. WE ASK FOR A MINIMUM of £3. PLEASE BE GENEROUS IF YOU CAN, TO HELP SUPPORT THIS VERY IMPORTANT AND MEANINGFUL DAY.
(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
After more than ten years 'Retox at the Fox' is still muttered about in the corridors of hospitals up and down the borough. The music and booze has proven to
After more than ten years ‘Retox at the Fox’ is still muttered about in the corridors of hospitals up and down the borough. The music and booze has proven to cure formal anxiety and released a endorphin back to the wild. ‘Retox at the Fox’ is returning and looking for loved up munting cry baby bunting bent neck rude girls dudes who do shampoo and parents who have an actual babysitter and energy on a friday night…. to get the gumbo, sauce up your Jumbo, and drink Rum with Umbungo.
Those who attended and can still remember are not far from complete insanity. Big Up Pappa Zinger, still doing the best out of rest. Bacardiac Arrest are on the slot, so too are the phenomenal Bogus Gasman.Joel Renouf will be amazing after some incredible music from Nathaml Persad and guests, so Please don your rose tinted memories of 2009 and rock on for a weekend starter to end all weekends. £5 entry after nine!
(Friday) 8:00 pm
A double special for you all this evening! We have two fantastic bands, guaranteed to have you dancing til late! ★★TERRA VIVA★★ are a five piece band based in South East
A double special for you all this evening! We have two fantastic bands, guaranteed to have you dancing til late!
★★TERRA VIVA★★ are a five piece band based in South East London born to discover its Italian roots and mixing their unique sound with a London twist. The social and political topics touched by their lyrics are delivered by their music aimed to make you dance with infectious grooves that span from gipsy to Italian folk, from jazz to rock and world music.
With Angelina Luzi on voice, Devid Dell’ Aiera on bass, Alessandro Gugel on guitar, Alex Paton on trumpet, mandolin, bouzouki and Matteo Ricordo on drums, TERRA VIVA’s music is an exciting melting pot of their diverse musical backgrounds which include collaboration with the likes of Dan Aykroyd of the Blues Brothers, Peter Green, Matthew Herbert and Eska Mtungwazi to name a few.
After their EP launch at Hootananny Brixton and the release of their new single ‘One too Many’ on July 7th 2018 and celebrated at Lewisham People’s Day festival with TERRA VIVA headlining the Little Big Top stage.
TERRA VIVA is currently gigging in the London music scene, they are preparing for the festival season, already booked for Boomtown 2019 and are currently recording their debut album due to be released in late 2019.
★★STEPHEN LEWIS & THE BIG BAND OF FUN★★ are a high energy loop based funk/hip hop band from New Brunswick, Canada. They are an international touring band who are very familiar with the music festival circuit. They have performed at festivals like Glastonbury (UK), Mountain Jam (NY),The Boomtown Fair (UK), Burning Man (NV) , Disc Jam Music Festival (NY), Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival (CAN), Evolve Festival (CAN), and dozens of other festivals in Canada, The US, and The UK.
They have opened for and performed with artists like George Clinton and Parliment Funkadelic, Turkuaz, Andy Frasco,The Floozies, TAUK, Chali2na,That1Guy, Dubfx, The Funk Hunters, and many others.
If you love a high energy, highly danceable, extremely engaging, and an unforgettable show then look no further. Get ready to sing, sweat, and dance with Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of Fun!
(Friday) 8:00 pm
Electric Watermelon is Lewisham's new monthly LGBT night at the Fox and Firkin. LGBT+ and all welcome to this camp explosion of top acts, drag, music and dance. We Do Good Disco
Electric Watermelon is Lewisham’s new monthly LGBT night at the Fox and Firkin.
LGBT+ and all welcome to this camp explosion of top acts, drag, music and dance.
We Do Good Disco DJs until LATE playing all the best floor-fillers!
Dress to impress!
£5 cash on the door
(Saturday) 8:00 pm
“Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism… they take the stage by storm!” – The New York Times Together since the late 90’s, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams began in Sleepy Hollow,
“Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism… they take the stage by storm!”
– The New York Times
Together since the late 90’s, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams began in Sleepy Hollow, New York as an art school project. Known for their electrifying live performances the band has toured nationally and abroad, playing a moody but upbeat alt-roots rock with an extensive instrumental arsenal (accordion, cello, mandolin, theremin). Pioneers of the Americana genre, the band’s music is equal parts Washington Irving and Woodstock, tapping a broad palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. “The entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in Longo’s voice.”- The Big Issue, Scotland, U.K. The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been called “the hillbilly Pink Floyd,” which is an apt description, particularly if you throw in elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, Bowie and Syd Barrett.
Support from local South London duo The Kimberleys:
Doors 7.30pm, Tickets £10 in advance, £14 on the door.
(Friday) 8:00 pm