Saturday, 28 January 2012

free range

i'm part of an ensemble called the scratch orchestra that operates out of cccu. sam, who runs scratch, set up a series of experimental music gigs called free range that are free to go to (so long as you book a seat with him first!) at a café called the veg box café. it's impossible to find at night and you have to be in the know or really good at following maps to find it, but during the day, it's a gorgeous place too.
they serve funny things like beetroot brownies and the whole atmosphere is very relaxed and happy. :) it's a gluten free/vegetarian café too, so that scores a lot of points with a lot of people.
scratch did a performance there two thursdays ago. it's a tiny little place but even with all 15 of us in one corner improvising our music in a collaboration with simon dean, there was enough room for 40+ guests. they had to turn some people away, including a few friends of mine (boo!). begging the door man did no good for me.
the gigs happen every thursday and the doors open at 8pm.
the next thing that scratch get to do is a lunchtime concert at the university. i'm really looking forward to it. :)
if anyone wants to hear what scratch's gig was like, click on the link above and go into audio and then pick simon dean & scratch orchestra. if you want to identify me, i'm the only female singer! x

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