Sunday, 4 March 2012

JunKroom Event on 25th March at Servant Jazz Quarters- London Dalston!!!

After 4 years at Urbanguild in Kyoto, Japan - The JunKroom event has now started out in London......The fabulous venue Servant Jazz Quarters In Dalston has offered to host the first London event on 25th March..... and as is typical of all the JunKroom events, there's an incredibly diverse range of performers on show......We are especially happy to host Syndrome WPW who is coming over from Lausanne in Switzerland....

25th March 2012
Servant Jazz Quarters
( address & direction below)

JunKroom special event in London
6.00pm - 10.30pm
Tickets are £5.00
(£4.00 for Students and Facebook guest list)
Link for the facebook event page here


Syndrome WPW
Charlie Khan & the Bullfrog Chorus
Kelly Teh
Cosmic Onion Shield + Guest Lucy Ridley
DJ Matt Temple (Matsuli Music)
Richard Dean
Sseeaann Rrooee

Syndrome WPW

Disease. Curse. Italy. Heavy metal. Bontempi. Destructive introvert, urban epileptic: Syndrome WPW's electronic latopless show includes tragedy, neurosis and bullets.

Syndrome WPW comes from Lausanne, Switzerland, and has been performing since 2004 in Switzerland, France, Japan, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany.   Syndrome WPW's first album, Marek Marek's Murder, has been released by Midinette Records in October 2008. It was mixed by Shapemod, producer from Berlin and also engineer for Peaches and Planningtorock. It contains 14 tracks of electronic analog punk-rock, full of aggressiveness, with a strong affinity for westerns and heavy metal.
When performing on stage Syndrome WPW offers a similar energy: far removed from traditional laptop electro live performances, his show looks like nothing else. The audience gets punched in the face, and at the end of the performance the stage is nothing but a heap of ruins.

Syndrome WPW's CD Marek Marek's Murder (Midinette Records) is available
* Get it from any good record shop (Distr: Namskeio/CH) * Worldwide mail order @ Midinette Rec. shop * Digital release available on iTunes and Juno

Charlie Khan & the Bullfrog Chorus

Who, what, and why is Charlie Khan? Musician, wordsmith, malefactor, man of mystery, and potential psychopath, he rules over a peculiar little world of his own twisted design, crammed full of jaunty tunes, loud noises, breathless rants and jet-black humour.
Whatever the truth about Charlie Khan may be, he certainly knows how to entertain and terrify in equal measure. Singing demented ditties about death, war, disease, money, injustice, love, hate, bizarre sexual practices and transsexuality, he turns his mind to anything he sees fit to apply his wit, and mocks it mercilessly. His acerbic turn of phrase is underpinned by a gloriously ramshackle, yet idiosyncratically tuneful, cacophony of decrepit keyboards, clattering percussion and booming double-bass.

Kelly Teh

Kelly Teh is a Malaysian born New Media artist who is currently based in London. Teh’s creative work began in experimental music and sound art, which often incorporated visualization in sound. However, her professional role in the Broadcast industry has inspired her to incorporate other media elements into her sound work. Kelly’s recent work has started to evolve into the direction of participation, collaboration and interaction. This is due to her interest in what she has dubbed as ‘stage sharing’, where every audience member plays a unique role on the stage. For tonight’s performance, Kelly will be joined by bassist and producer Shaun Cronin. He’s also a published writer with a number of articles in print / online and is currently pitching a music-influenced drama-comedy TV serial to networks & production companies as well as writing a film script.

Sseeaann Rrooee

Sean Roe (a.k.a Sseeaann Rrooee) is a Multimedia artist and Musician who studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and at Middlesex University in London. He has exhibited and performed in the UK, Europe and Japan, and has also lectured and conducted workshops in Colleges, Galleries and Art Spaces. While living in Japan between 2006-2011, he produced the JunKroom multi-disciplinary live event in Kyoto. On returning to the UK, he restarted the JunKroom event in London. When performing solo he plays LP records on stylus free turntables using only paper to carry the sound from the grooves of the record to the speakers. The sounds coaxed from the vinyl surfaces are amplified using microphones and contact mics attached to to the paper itself. The performances are (generally) quite slow contemplative and intimate, an exploration of pure sound - with minimal use of processing and effects. Sean is also a member of Kyoto Based Michael Jackson sampling Ambient Drone Duo amalls の skcaj.

Matt Temple (Matsuli Music)

Matt Temple has been promoting and playing eclectic sounds since the early 1980s. He has produced and promoted concerts with the likes of Amampondo, Malombo Jazz, Thomas Mapfumo and Sipho Mabuse and played with the afro-punk band Four Horsemen. He now run Matsuli Music, a reissue label dedicated to lost South African afro-jazz recordings. His DJ-sets cover a wide range of influences from rockabilly to afro-psychedic sounds and beyond.

Cosmic Onion Shield + Guest Lucy Ridley

Taishi (who performs solo as Cosmic Onion Field ) is a Japanese multi instrumentalist, Improviser and Choreographer who has lived in London until recently, but is now based in Nagoya, Japan. He will be joining us tonight via Skype in a collaboration with dancer and Vocalist Lucy Ridley from People Pile
Cosmic Onion Shield has collaborated in the past with People Pile (dance group), Kei Ishikawa (butoh dancer), Koichi Yoshida (shakuhachi player) and Meme (butoh dancer)

You can catch up with Taishi’s latest activities in Japan here

Richard Dean

Richard Dean Performance Artist and printmaker. His exhibition titled “Flood” (as part of the Site Festival in Stroud/Bristol) gained positive reviews in the UK Press. For tonights event Richard will be combining Farsi love poems and Geiger counters.....

Servant Jazz Quarters

The Servant Jazz Quarters is in the heart of Dalston, on Bradbury street, We are within two minutes walk from Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction London Overground stations.

10a Bradbury Street
N16 8JH
Nearest ELL Station: Dalston Junction

The following buses stop nearby: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 236, 242, 277, N38, N76

Monday, 16 January 2012

JunKroom event reappears mysteriously in London! Opening show on 25th March 2012!!

After a long (too long) break, the JunKroom event will be starting up again in London.

Details about the event to follow soon!!!

So.... keep your diaries open on the 25th March...and check your train /bus timetables......Dalston Junction will be your destination!!