Brooke Sharkey & Blick Bassy
£15 adv + bf
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All times are subject to change on the night
19:00 - Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open
19:45 - Brooke Sharkey
21:15 - Blick Bassy
22:30 - Curfew
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.
Margins Cafe serves hot homemade food. It is open to all ticket holders when doors open at 19:00. Limited 18:30 dinner reservations are available above, when tickets go on sale. The Bar is also open at 18:30 to Union Chapel members who have tickets to the show.
On the Menu at Margins Cafe:
Organic Chicken with Chorizo, Peppers and Sage with Spiced Aubergine
Lemon, Chard Aloo with Rice (v)
Bacon & Leek Quiche with Salad
Red Onion & Goat Cheese Quiche with Salad
Kiwi and Lime Tart
Access to the cafe at 18:30 is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.
Please note you must have a ticket to the show to come to Margins Cafe & Union Chapel bar.
There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.
As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.
London based singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey was raised between France and England, since her return she has release 2 Eps and 1 full length album (one dress, 2012) and has just released her second album 'Wandering Heart' independently in the UK as is due to be released in Europe and the rest of the world on V2 records on March 17th 2017.
Brooke has just been featured in the FUTURE 50 article in The Guardian in November 2016 article about independent artists. She produces her own music and collaborates with band members based in and around East London. Her unique sound can be described as:
'An introspective sound adorned with emotional vocals and sliding string sections that create a tense air of melancholy that few others can master so simply and so elegantly, Brooke Sharkey oozes a creativity that radiates emotion. She is a woman who bleeds artistry' (Fresh beats)
With a vocal style that switches effortlessly between lithely melodic and fiery, set against a deeply atmospheric musical backdrop, comparisons with the likes of Kate Bush, Ane Brun and Cat Power are inevitable.
'Wandering Heart' is the title track of her new album. This album is a selection of songs written about the last 3 years of her life traveling, playing shows, busking and tells stories of people, places and delves into alternative ways of loving and it's struggles.
Brooke's last show was at Bush hall and she launched her album ' wandering heart' at the Jazz cafe. Her tracks 'Your tomorrow' and 'Bottletop Blues' have been played on BBC radio 2, Radio 6, BBC Scotland and have captured the attention of The guardian, Loud and quiet magazine, Acoustic magazine and Maverick magazine. She has supported artists such as Ben Watt and recently opened for well known french artist Tété at Cafe de la Dance in Paris with many more support shows due in Europe in 2017.
Featured in THE GUARDIAN'S FUTURE 50
Blick Bassy formed his first band in Cameroon at the age of 17. They were called The Jazz Crew and would later develop into Macase, an inventive jazz fusion group inspired by local rhythms with three singers, all singing a different Cameroonian language. It was here that Blick began to reinvigorate Bassa as a language that could be used in modern music, a language that he felt the younger generations should appreciate. After 10 years of performing with Macase – in which the group toured around Africa and played a number of festivals in Europe – Blick grew frustrated with the lack of infrastructure for an artist in Cameroon and decided to move to Paris. It was there, in 2005, that Blick started his solo career, at first collaborating with a wide range of artists, before eventually releasing his debut album Léman (a record that fused West African and Central African rhythms) in 2009, and following it up with Hongo Calling (which was recorded in Brazil following Blick's research into the musical link – mainly through slavery – between Cameroon and Brazil) in 2011. After the release of this album he moved to Cantin, a small village in the North of France, which is where you'll find Skip James' photo hanging on his wall.