Thursday 21 November 2019, 7.30pm
Robyn Rocket Steward curates a space adventure at café OTO as part of the EFG jazz festival, with home made spaceship stage.
This is a inclusive conscious gig not just for disabled people but for everyone to feel welcome regardless of gender, sexuality, race, language spoken or disability etc. Everyone is welcome at Robyn’s Rocket. Expect a night of diverse music, and psychedelic, multi-surface projected live drawings from Rucksack Cinema and Heart N Soul artist Ariel.
The music will be provided by:
The Hairdressers – Robyn (trumpet) and Kathy Hulme ( cello), the duo performed at sold out gigs at counterflows festival in Glasgow as well as support the Bitchin Bajas at Cafe OTO, they have produced a EP, curl up and dye. They offer a textured exploration of amogst other things hair styles and solid groves with skronky trumpet and cello mixed in.
Jamaica is a band of varying noise musicians featuring a range of instruments including percussio. Recently they supported Sly and the Family Drone. They sound like Harrry Partch and the Art Ensemble of Chicago
Bassheads are Ned Smith (percussion, loops and ipad), Dean Rodney jnr (voice), Mark Williams (bass) and Robyn Steward (trumpet + fx), who perform improvised loops and sonic experimentation with a strong influence of funk and salsa. This will be their debut performance
Steve Pretty is probably best known for his band the Hackney Colliery Band who have played at KOKO, Scala and Glastonbury. He has worked with comedian Robin Ince and scientist Brian Cox for their shows at the Hammersmith Apollo. Expect a cosmic array of sound .
Robyn’s Rocket is a relaxed performance this means people can do whatever they need to, to feel comfortable.
Proudly funded by:
PRSF Open fund (Performing Rights Foundation)
HMUK DID (Help Musicians UK, Do It Differently Fund)
And support by:
Heart N Soul, who believe in the power and talents of people with learning disabilities.