We’re determined to bring to our famous Opening Night, and this year we’re streaming into your home! There’s no excuse not to put on your dancing shoes, open a bottle and enjoy top acts from our fantastic corner of Lewisham. Mc’ed by the amazing Dre and broadcast from the Brockley Studios! Log in https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89361779669
7.30pm The Mocktales – An energetic set list spanning covers from the 50’s to present day – think Edie Cochran and Elvis to The Cure and The Libertines. These London teens are the ones to watch! Original songs to guaranteed to get your groove on!
7.55pm Mina Rose Brockley born and raised, Jamaican-Romani singer-songwriter Mina Rose’s sound has a wide range of influences from Sound System culture and Lovers Rock to Trip Hop and Soul. With conscious poetic lyrics and the healing frequencies of bass underneath her heavenly melodies; make sure you connect your speakers to completely immerse yourself in her sensory world!
8.20pm Notso Athletic Allstars – If you like your music live and local, you need to checkout the Notso Athletic Allstars. Witty, short, sharp ditties about subjects ranging from: the faults to be found in Block Paving to the irony of top sportsmen advertising fast food, via the dilemmas of middle age. You didn’t know this band was missing from your life until now.
8.45pm Jim Carey Connell – Local singer-songwriter whose characterful baritone voice and intricate acoustic guitar tell tall tales of thieving winds, bootleg shamanry and sleeping in cars. “Sort of like Richard Hawley getting stuck in a lift with Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Bert Jansch and Leonard Cohen. Sort of.”
9.10pm True Believers – Lewisham’s proudest purveyors of Americana & Country return with more songs of heartache, mystery and joy. Featuring the wonderful Alice Renouf on vocals and the mercurial brilliance of Joe Martin on fiddle.
9.35pm The Entourage Band Established in 2016 primarily as an acoustic duo The Entourage Band perform an eclectic mix of pop and post modern jukebox standards in local pubs, clubs and at festivals. On this occasion Terrie McEwan will be our guest vocalist backed by Richard (Dik) Tokarski on guitar and vocals.
10pm Lina Simons is an Italo-Nigerian rapper, singer and vocalist based in London. With a portfolio of songs that vary from soul, hip hop and tech house, Lina is a very eclectic artist that loves to experiment with different genres and break boundaries.
10.25pm The Mayans are an instrumental Soul-Jazz & Funky Roots Combo from London Town, UK. They play tight melodic grooves with an earthy vibe. Influences from Jazz, Rock, Soul, Funk, Latin, African, Hip-Hop and countless other styles They dig deep into funky and fusion, rare groove and original material including latest release ‘Cowcatcher’
10.55pm JamesC is a London-based vinyl DJ known for spinning Disco, Soul, Funk, guilt-free Guilty Pleasures and good times party music. He’ll be DJing live to close the Opening Night at Twitch.tv/DJayJamesC