North London Showcase with Rory Butler, Amaroun and Alex Hedley

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June 21, 2017 - June 21, 2017

7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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We're made up to be announcing a new season back at our original venue in Wood Green - Karamel, deep in the heart of Chocolate Factory 2. We're curating the first lineup, and then from thereon it'll be the artists curating with our support. Get ready for Pat Dam Smyth's lineup in July. But first... what a start here tonight!

It's really important to us that we nurture the community not just at the industry events in central London; but also support those nights that traditionally were the artists' favourite nights off the beaten track. We're teaming up once more with Collage Arts, who have made it possible for us to continue to give 100% to the artists by covering the sound and room hire.

The venue is a 5 min walk from Wood Green tube on the Piccadilly Line (only 20 mins from King's Cross, 40 mins from Brixton) and is the same from Alexandra Palace overground (15 mins from Old St, 12 mins from Highbury and Islington) and is a stone's throw from Muswell Hill, Turnpike Lane and Crouch End.


Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.


/// Rory Butler ///

In our opinion, one of the most naturally gifted artists, anywhere and anywhen. Rory has the spirit of Nick Drake and John Martyn coursing through him; and while there's detectable hints of Roddy Frame in the lyrics, he has a take on the world around him that is uniquely his. Rory is the artist equivalent of 200 gram vinyl, Linn turntable, Naim amp and top of the range Neat speakers. High Res beauty in both voice and playing, and songs that you couldn't teach someone to write in 1000 years. The pefect artist to lead a lineup that kicks off the new season.


/// Amaroun ///

Amaroun is the latest project of multi-talented producer and songwriter Jay Brown, existing at the sonic crossroads where Erykah Badu, PJ Harvey and Feist meet. Songs about coming out, moving up and not being kept down, Amaroun delivers her expansive confessionals straight from the skittering heartbeat of the city, crafting a truly unique form of kaleidoscopic pop music for the 21st century. She will be releasing new music via LGM Records later in the year. Cannot wait to see her live finally! (That's the beauty of these nights, we get to see artists like this for free because we're putting it on...)


/// Alex Hedley ///

Alex's EP was conceived over an autumn, and a frozen Scottish winter and sounds like it too. It is safe to say that Alex is very much ready for a new era after his time in the much tipped but sadly sleeping Saturday Sun. He has a fragility that is matched only be those bone breaking moments when the wounds open and the cracks in the earth's crust crunch together - a voice that is one moment feather and the next is hammer and razor blade.

Citing Jeff Buckley and Pink Floyd as influences, you'll hear much more beyond them seeping through the sounds created at the live shows with fast finger picking and orchestral wails... An old favourite of ours at Karousel, and still a young artist nowhere near his prime yet. Proper class.


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