Klinker Club

improvisation • right weird • pants • poetry • film • dance


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events on 2nd Wednesday of each month

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Wed 14 November 2018

Klinker Club London relaunch November 2018 flyer

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.


New London Home Found

We are pleased to announce that Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club will be our new venue!

Events will take place on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Keep an eye on the site for the kick-off event date and lineup!

Sat 17 March 2018

The Remote Viewers

  • David Petts – sax
  • Adrian Northover – sax
  • John Edwards – double bass

Gabrielle Repunk Tyrrell – poetry

Bicycle Clip Sex

  • James Holcombe – electronics
  • Hugh Metcalfe – films + words & guitar
  • Matt Scott – accordion

Sir Gideon Vein – the esteemed & venerated Victorian thespian returns

Alix Hyde – violin from Macclesfield and known further afield

Sat 17 February 2018

The Static Memories – Pulling at your attention like a super-magnet in a room of steel screws

  • Gus Garside – double bass and electronics
  • Dan Powell – electronics

Paul Taylor’s Trombone Poetry – Wunderfuel!

Jeff Hilson – poetry

Dave Draper – guitar
Bob Peachey – sax
Lyrically free improvising saxophone meets heavily processed, densely layered guitar

Wed 17 January 2018

Fanny Octavia Batman – Monosyllabic Batmanic free rock with Klinker founder of exceptional millinery

  • Hugh Metcalfe – words & guitar
  • Stanley Bad – bass
  • Jim Le Baigue – drums

Kath Tait – Subversive songs to undermine the psychology of modern man

First outing for trio of new sonic explorers –
Klaus Bru – C melody sax
Otto Willberg – double bass
Matt Scott – accordion

Tue 17 December 2017

Special celebration to mark to life and work of Jennifer Pike

Shabsi Mann – guitar/vocals
Jude Cowan Montague – keyboards/vocals
Two of London’s finest songwriter/musicians in a new duo – invited back specially after meeting while performing separately at a previous Klinker

Liz Bentley – Ukulele and Casio keyboard marvel with mind full of mad verse, back by popular demand for more ‘tales in the deep end’

Caroline Kraabel – sax
Hugh Metcalfe – guitar/violin
Matt Scott – accordion
Amazing Seattle-hailing reed virtuoso joins the Klinker team for the night

Fri 17 November 2017

Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg – voice
Benedict Taylor – viola
Belgium vocal virtuoso and stalwart of the London scene in a rare pairing

Walter Cardew – guitar
Androniki Cardew – keyboards
Horace Cardew – tenor sax
Paul Taylor – trombone
Cornelius Cardew descendents are joined by trombonist with a poetic bent to create a music entirely of their own

Film soundtrack project to The Begotten. Sounds like deranged monks.
“God disembowels himself with a straight razor”

Tue 17 October 2017

Matt’s Fiftieth Birthday Klinker!

Liz Bentley – delightful muses on things such as Tesco delivery services… accompanied with ukelele

Cabbagehead trio returns

  • Hugh Metcalfe – guitar & violin
  • Andrew Ranken – drums
  • Matt Scott – accordion

Sholto Dobie – prepared acoustic guitar
Ben Pritchard – prepared acoustic guitar
– new improvisation duo project

Matt Scott – accordion
Alix Hyde – violin from Macclesfield: a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and music producer who has performed throughout North America and the UK