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Alzheimer's Day Concert - more details


Registered User
Aug 24, 2006
London UK
Hi there, below are the details thus far, for my show on Fri 21 Sept.
The Local is the name of the event. We were going to do a walk, but found out there is one in Alexandra Palace on the Sunday.
Sorry to all those of you who are not near enough to come to the show. Will write a report for you!

We still need one or two acts/speakers. Anyone who could do this, please let me know!

Many many thanks to those who already got in touch. One pair of helping hands and potentially another acts has been booked through this forum!

“Later with Jools Holland meets Phoenix Nights. Result!” Time Out

The Local proudly presents a one-off special event in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society. On World Alzheimer’s Day, you get:

Friday September 21 2007
Downstairs at The Kings Head, Crouch End
London N8

The Memory Band (Live)
Pioneers of the Nu Folk movement, The Memory Band have been ploughing their furrow for over 4 years now. The brainchild of band leader Stephen Cracknell, the band is something of an institution where musicians of the day stop off for a while, move on, and come back. Collaborations with Adem, Fourtet, North Sea Radio Orchestra and Tunngs Sam Genders abound, and the list of band members is ever growing: Adem himself, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Simon Lord (Simian, Black Ghosts), Findlay Brown, Howard Monk, Jenny-Mat Logan (Elysian Quartet), and Nancy Wallace are just a few of the names to have appeared with this fantastic band.

Expect lush arrangements of traditional folk songs, among many fine new compositions faithful to the genre.

“One of the coolest bands around” NME (7/10)
“A very poignant and somewhat oddly nostalgic treat” MOJO ****
“It’s good to hear an album that reduces you to a blubbing wreck” MIXMAG
“This is a bewitching and brilliant record” DJ Magazine (9/10)
"brims with sinuous, fiddle driven audacity" Chicago Tribune

Sandra of the Memory Machine (Live)
Sandra Marinovich is from Sydney, Australia. Her influences of Eurythmics, Karen Carpenter, Mariah Carey, David Bowie and Talking Heads heavily mesh with her family's Slavic history, observations of those around her and her obsession with vocal melody. ElectroFolk merges with proto-pop. The shows are high energy, raw and rhythmic. The songs are simple and fresh and could live in any genre. The machine is always changing but Sandra accepts the responsibility of ownership, collecting the memories that make songs.

There will be Speakers/ Pop/ Memory Quiz.
All proceeds to The Alzheimer’s Society – www.alzheimers.org

More details at www.knom.co.uk
and at www.myspace.com/thelocalcrouchend

Get tickets fast (only 120 capacity in this venue) from www.wegottickets.com/knom