Friday 10th of March
Substance at The Spice of Life …
Featuring – MUX + The Hemingways + Grapefruit Moon + GROK + Graham J
@ The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street
The Spice of Life is a Soho landmark, historic music venue and is in the heart of London’s West End.
Renowned for having a great live sound The Spice of Life and Substance have worked together for 8 years to bring the very best new music to the heart of the capital.
“One of the best little venues in London” Evening Standard
The Line Up
Electro-stoner three piece based in London. MUX blends elements of electronica, stoner, trip-hop and punk.
5 piece rock band from Colchester, Essex
Brighton/London , George Godwin, Peter Martin, Adrian Ortman, Elliot Rylance
GROK have no songs
All GROK songs are improvised and spontaneous, performed or recorded without any prior planning or rehearsal.
There are no mistakes in GROK
GROK’s approach has a vital, dynamic, unstructured feel. In GROK a chance hook can form the basis for a repeated refrain, or a meandering atmospheric can suddenly burst into a three minute pop song.
GROK is for everyone
GROK provide a counterpoint to the labouring songsmith. They explore randomness and opportunity while avoiding the pitfalls of indulgence or inaccessibility.
All GROK songs are one-shot affairs, never to be repeated. No GROK gigs are ever the same.
Graham J. Norton is a unique and powerful singer.
On his debut album Wild Is… Graham explores elements of jazz, blues, classical and alternative contemporary. The avant-garde, almost vaudevillian, presentation underlies themes of evolution and transformation which define the work. The strictures of Graham’s extensive operatic career as a rarely found tenore contraltino, though strongly acknowledged, are overthrown by his love of a broader breadth of influences including Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey and Karen Carpenter. A sense of mourning, loss and ultimately resolution permeate Graham’s choice of repertoire echoing the work of truly indefinable characters like Rufus Wainright, Antony and the Johnsons, Bjork.
Graham is a native of Dublin, Ireland
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
Admission : £6
The Spice of Life is an over 18’s venue .ID will be required if you are asked.