Fancy a pub crawl with some cracking live music then head to Streatham this Saturday and strut your stuff.
As part of the Streatham Festival, which goes on until next Sunday October 14, the Streatham Strut this Saturday (October 6) is a great way to sample the pubs along and just off Europe’s longest high street.
Here is the lowdown of the ten acts in ten venues over ten hours of the Streatham Strutt:
1pm: Streatham Wine house: Ashley Abigo
Ashley Abigo is young singer born and raised in southwest London. He’s a talented self-taught singer, songwriter and producer who started busking on the streets of London in August 2015. Ashley Abigo is inspired by the likes of Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Sam Smith and Michael Jackson.
2pm: Art and Craft 1: Sherika Sherard
Prepare to be challenged and positively moved as you experience the infectious creativity of Sherika Sherard. With a voice like velvet and a great on-stage presence, Sherika never fails to warm the hearts of her listeners.
Featured on Spike Lee’s Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It”, the singer was
also asked by Seal to open for him on his tour.
3pm: Exhibit B: Billy Thomson
Billy Thomson is a singer-songwriter hailing from Stirling, Scotland and based in Streatham Hill. With a huge inspiration from bands such as Blink-182 and Say Anything, Billy has created a blend of acoustic with
American Indie that bursts with passion and energy. His debut EP will be released in November 2018.
4 pm: The Leigham Well: Blodyn Bach
Blodyn Bach are a three-piece blues-rock band based in South London who play a muddy style of blues using traditionally made hand-built cigar-box guitars. Formed at the end of the summer in 2014, Blodyn Bach are currently juggling their time between gigs and the studio.
5pm: The White Lion: London Beat Club
London Beat Club are an exciting 7 piece original Hard-Groove band with an infectious attitude whose live performances are bursting with energy. Taking influence from Disco, Funk, Soul and Rock, the band ensure an unforgettable live experience, characterised by powerful vocals and rap!
6pm: The Manor Arms: Emmet Scanlan and Co
Emmet Scanlan & Co’s music veers away from the usual yet is embraced by all those who hear it. Over the past few years the band have had significant success and have played at numerous prestigious festivals worldwide, including The Wickerman Festival (Scotland) and The International Folk Alliance (USA).
7pm: Art and Craft 2: Mia Linnett
Mia Linnett, lead singer and songwriter of London-based alternative rock band ‘Goodbye Brighton’, performs an intimate set of new original music. Featuring muddy guitar tones and soulful vocals, she is inspired by artists such as Amen Dunes, Lissie and Ryan Adams. Her new solo album is coming soon.
8pm: The Mere Scribbler: Ese and the Vooduu People
Acclaimed for her original songwriting, world-class soulful voice and signature guitar which mashes rock, funk, jazz, grunge and psychedelia, Ese is the real, self-schooled deal who has lived every minute of her gripping songs. Proclaimed by Jay Burnett, Def Jam recording engineer and producer, as “the best natural singer I’ve heard in 30 years”.
9pm: The Railway: the Mayans
The Mayans are a soul-jazz and world-influenced instrumental quartet from south London performing infectious, tight, melodic grooves tinged with an earthy vibe and bubbling solos. The Mayans are a talented and energetic unit who dig deep and project the listener into the spirit of ’60s and ’70s jazz, mixed with Latin, African, reggae, rock, soul and funk flavours.
10pm: The Earl Ferrers: All the People
All the People mix analog synths with live drums and vocals. Inspired by the psychedelic production of the 1970s and a deep love of dance music, electronica and soul. Imagine a more soulful Disclosure, or perhaps Hot Chip if they’d spent more time at FWD – sluicing together club sounds and pop nous.
Also on Saturday 6 October:
It’s Hip to be Square!
LDN Photography, Maan Studios, Watts Mews off Conyers Road Streatham, SW16 6AA. 1pm – 6pm FREE.
Take part in the Hip to be Square community photo event and you’ll be photographed in a one metre square box! All ages are welcome to help create a 100-picture collage of the wonderful folks of Streatham. Bring a favourite prop, outfit or just a great smile.
For more information and full event listings visit: www.streathamfestival.com