Bird Radio/Jo Wonder/Rotten Bliss. Saturday 28th March at 7:30

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Bird Radio is multi-instrumentalist Mikey Kirkpatrick who performs and records original songs using vocals, guitars, flutes, loops, effects and a suitcase bass drum. He’s been described on different occasions as “a mix of old testament preacher and Captain Beefheart…”, “a flute-toting, bass drum-beating sensation…” and “… future medieval, as if J.G. Ballard had written The Wicker Man”. Bird Radio draws from primordial folk, blues and ritualistic sound to create powerful songs that combine the ancient art of storytelling with rousing and hypnotic beats and rhythms.

Rotten Bliss is the solo project of cellist, vocalist and noise connoisseur Jasmine Pender. Ranging from slow build dreamy soundscapes to dense fuzzy layers of noise, Jasmine guides the listener through her textured soundworlds with warm and intimate vocals. Jasmine is embroiled in a long term live art research project into the outer limits of the processed cello. Jasmine will play a specially composed set for Sacred and Profane in which she interprets spirituals and murder ballads in her own noisy cello noir style.

Jo Wonder is a performance artist whose practice has included working within the experimental The Washroom Collective[9] which typically involves improvisation and audience interaction. Her JoWOnder and the Psychic Tea Leaves is a performance in the tradition of a Victorian Seance, using the supernatural as subject matter, performed at The belfry of St Johns on Bethnal Green, and elsewhere.

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