Huge apologies to everyone but due to illness this event has had to be cancelled at the last moment. Please come back soon for updates on our next event in October. Many thanks for your continued support! X
Klinker Club London returns for Autumn
We’re back at the beloved Bethnal Green Working Mens’ Club for a special all-star Autumn opening event:
Page After Page After Page
- Penny Rimbaud – drums
- Hugh Metcalfe – poetry, guitar
- Kay Grant – voice
- Isabel Why – viola
Eve Libertine – voice
Charles Weber – electronics
- Hugh Metcalfe – guitar
- Malcolm Bruce – guitar
- Tim Crowther – guitar
- Mark Hewins – guitar
- Grahame Painting – guitar
- Gary Subassa – bass
- Jim LeBaigue – drums
Last London event before our Summer break!
Angharad Davies – Solo violin improvisation that transforms the space with sound
Repunk – Poet Gabrielle Tyrrell graces us with a rare visit from Preston (near Blackpool) in Lancashire
Alan Tomlinson Trio – Beautiful trio of Klinker favourites returns with drummer over from Portugal!
- Alan Tomlinson – trombone
- Dave Tucker – guitar
- Phillip Marks – drums
Miss Roberts and Saint Moth – Inimitable Rude Mechanicals vocal star in a new excursion with accordionist
MouthWind – Legendary virtuoso vocal artist on tour from Brussels with renowned electronics wizard from Oxford
- Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg – voice
- Lawrence Casserly – live signal processing
Kath Tait – Genius of delightful song-making
Lyn Dobson – saxes/flute/voice (Soft Machine, Manfred Man, Georgie Fame)
Jim Dvorak – trumpet (District Six, Dreamtime, In Cahoots)
Gary Subassa – electric bass
Jim LeBaigue – drums
– Fledgling quartet of established improvising megastars, “Worldly, harmonic and connective”
– Multi-instrumentalist duo bang & blow an assortment of devices of their own creation and others’
Bypass Now Open – Wonderful return of this amazing, highly Metcalfey band!
- Loz Speyer – trumpet
- Hugh Metcalfe – guitar
- Neil Metcalfe – flute
Germander Speedwell – Quirky list poems
Jean Penne – Dark comedy from South East London
“A malevolent baird (here to spread his gospel of vanity) will tell stories, dressed to the nines in a large gold suit with a pair of pantyhose upon his head, accompanied on synths by two techno druids’ digital fingers…”
Zolan Quobble – Reads his 18-minute poem ‘Nothing’
Secluded Brontë – Acclaimed 21st century ensemble with members who have been with the Klinker since the club’s early years:
- Adam Bohman
- Jonathan Bohman
- Richard Thomas
Stephen Flinn – percussion
Yoni Silver – bass clarinet
– Amazing, creative duo including visiting percussionist from Arizona US (who ran Klinker NYC while resident there)
Guerrillas – Benedict Taylor’s exciting solo viola project (“Anarchic/concept/scores/improv”)
Tonight, for your delight: lutes, larynxes, and ‘lectronics…
The Cross-Dressed String Quartet – legendary outfit
- Mike Ferrar – violin
- Isaac Why – viola
- Lynda Beast – violin
- Linda Metcalfe – violin
Smoo – excellent duo is back!
- John Bissett – perhaps guitar
- Ivor Kallin – perhaps viola
Cleaver Boi and the Hungry Ghost
Sound art duo explore the theme of migration & displacement via junk electronics, field recordings and children’s tales of dubious ethics.
Walks and processed voice from this extraordinary vocalist on a tantalisingly brief return to London from New York City
New series on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Bethnal Green Working Mens’ Club
Raf and O – Superb electro-pop weirdness with origins in Florence and New Cross
- Raf Mantelli – vocals, ‘Star’ acoustic guitar, synths, electronics
- Richard Smith (O) – electro/acoustic drums & DIY triggers, synths, electronics
Martin Speake – Solo sax improvising virtuoso
Thogdin Ripley – Poet performs selections from ‘Werewolf’
Alan Wilkinson – sax
Matt Scott – accordion
First outing for new duo from London scene
Klinker Club London kicks off at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club!!!
Launch of new series on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
with the generous support of the BGWMC.
Fanny Octavia Batman – Batmanic free rock band with films and sparks!
- Hugh Metcalfe – guitar, films and stuff
- Jim Le Baigue – drums
- Lynda Beast – bass
- Ryan Jordan – unpredictable noise elements
Walter Cardew Group – Cornelius Cardew descendants + multi-instrumentalist Gousheh on squeezebox create something to be heard.
- Walter Cardew – guitar
- Androniki Cardew – keyboards
- Horace Cardew – tenor sax
- Nima Gousheh – accordion
L. Don Ōkami – Special guest from Finland – globe-hopping banjo player & loopist with a taste for strange obscure songs & sounds (may join Fanny’s shenanigans).
Nicola Woodham – Amazing London vocalist with samples, pedals and electronics.