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15.00-18.00 (matinee)

We're excited to announce that fast-rising Stroud 4-piece The RED PROPELLERS will be playing a special show, making their London debut, for us

For all you fans of true rock and roll you're in for a treat - the RPs harness the energy and street poetry of the ground-breaking mid 70s New York scene - imagine Television, Richard Hell, early Talking Heads, Heartbreakers, Modern Lovers with a big dollop of Uncle Lou and the Velvets and you get near to how these guys sound. Singer James Dick looks to the vocal stylings of Patti Smith, Alan Vega and Jim Morrison and together this foursome make one groovy noise - some have remarked too on similarities with Mark E Smith and Nick Cave.

The Propellers have released a boss 10" and 2 x CDs to date on their own longblackcoat imprint, part of the mighty Rollercoaster Records - they'll be celebrating this London show with the release of a cool double A-sided 7" of two of their nattiest tunes, 'Sandi Says' & 'Johnny, Johnny' - you can buy copies on the day.

They'll be joined by poet/musician Jeff Cloves who switched me on to the RPs in the first place and our very own Tony Poole for an afternoon that we hope will mix 50s beat poetry, 60s Greenwich Village folk tunes and 70s rock with a Max's/CBGBs vibe.

Tony and Jeff recently teamed up as 'Riff-Raff and A Rickenbacker' for the annual Launceston Poetry Festival and by all accounts it was a terrific night - Jeff (who is a regular columnist of ‘Peace News’, and mainstay of bands like the Poetsdoos, Movie and Stardust will be reading some of his fab poems and joining Tony for a folk song or two.

Thanks as ever to the mighty John Hurford for his Warhol-inspired flyer!

It's £8 cash on the door on the day but you'll need to book a place in advance
- email with RED PROPELLERS in the subject field.

It promises to be a cracking afternoon and we hope to see you there.

Saturday June 24th 2017 - All are welcome !

Malcolm Morley - Raw : Click for details ! MALCOLM MORLEY SHOW   

We're deeply sorry to say this gig has been postponed in deference to the sad news of Deke Leonard's death.

A new date will be announced in due course

BRIDGET ST. JOHN : Shagrat Records Lazy Sunday afternoon joint - on a Saturday !

Click to see full size poster Saturday Feb 4th 2017 3-6pm
(doors open 2.45pm)

Upstairs at The Betsey Trotwood

56 Faringdon Rd, London EC1R 3BL

We finally have re-scheduled the Bridget St. John show that was snowed off back in 2012 - this is Bridget's only UK gig whilst she is over here in January & February.

We're delighted that Bridget will be joined by Tony Poole and
Jack Sharp, both of whom are doing solo sets. Bridget will be on between 3.45 and 4.45 pm approx.

PLEASE NOTE that there will be a kitchen at the Betsey selling hot food between 12.00 and 14.30pm on the 4th.

(Click the poster to see full size)

Malcolm Morley - Raw : Click for details ! Malcolm Morley LIVE ! Saturday 29th October 2016

The Betsey Trotwood /Upstairs

56 Farringdon Road
London EC 1R 3BL
Doors open 8pm admission £5 on the door
Performance starts 8.30....8.45 ish
Nearest Tube: Angel Islington (Northern Line)
Buses: 19, 38

Artists appearing............
Martin Taylor of the Green Ray Band with Guitar and Songs

Malcolm Morley and Jari from Jariland with Guitar and Accordion, Songs and Tall Tales.

Sunday 1st November 2015


Please join Shagrat and Hookah Records for the launch of the double 10" vinyl release by Banana, 'Get Together' as he recalls all of the Youngbloods' classics including Sugar Babe, Darkness Darkness, Euphoria, Hippie From Olema and, of course the anthem, Get Together. As a special treat the album also contains Banana's raw version of Fred Neil's Another Side of This Life.
Guests on the album include Jesse Colin Young, David Grisman, Peter Stampfel, Ry Cooder, Michael Hurley (who also provided illustrations for the 12 page booklet that accompanies the release), Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur and David Nelson.

Our hosts for the afternoon are Le QuecumBar in Battersea who will staff the bar but no food will be available. We recommend a visit at other times to take a dip in to their menu and to listen to Django Reinhardt inspired Gypsy Jazz.

Support acts will be provided and the record will be available to purchase.

The Schedule is being finalised but Banana will be performing selections from the album from about 4:30 onwards.

Tickets are limited and it is very likely the event will sell out, so booking early is recommended.
You can book here:

Lazy Sunday Afternoon Joint on a Saturday !
Saturday July 25th 2015 2-6pm at The Betsy Trotwood, London

You need to email
to get on the guest list and pay on door

Poster by the Amazing John Hurford !

Sunday May 31st 2015 - Bridget St John + Michael Chapman - The Green Note, London

Bridget St John + Michael Chapman at The Green Note 31st May 2015 - opens in new window

Saturday 27th June 2015 - The BRAINIAC 5 CD Launch Party
The Betsey Trotwood, London

Fresh from his triumphant solo show at the Betsy Trotwood on 2nd May,
Malcolm Morley
has announced a further live appearance.
He'll be supporting fellow Walthamstow boy, the Bevis Frond on
Sunday 2nd August at the Lexington in London
as part of the Terrascope online celebrations.
For tickets please go to:


Friday 26th September 2014 - Kimberley Rew - The Constitution, London

Kimberley Rew Gig Flyer Sept 26 2014