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SHINDIG - THE DOOMED BIRD OF PROVIDENCE // THE VODKA DIARIES

Russell J Turner, Gaze is Ghost, Toby Peters

CAMBRIDGE: The Leper Chapel

SAT 25TH OCT, 2014 Doors at 8.00pm

£5.00 + £0.50 Booking fee = £5.50

37 tickets available
 

Film: PG
 

7 on the door / 5 advance
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/476568519145264/

An evening of sound and vision, spoken word, shadows & theatre, curated by SHINDIG.

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Recounting stories from the dusty, obscure corners of colonial times, The Doomed Bird of Providence set off on an exploration of early Australian history, darkly probing its more abject and harrowing aspects. The result is brooding, dramatic music that's heavily indebted to Ennio Morricone, Jacques Brel and Scott Walker. Buttressed by accordion, ukulele, bass, guitar and violin, singer Mark Kluzek sings of colonial Australia's characters as they negotiate a hostile, unrelenting environment. The band have released two albums - Will Ever Pray and Blind Mouths Eat on Manchester label Front and Follow. Past and present collaborators have included members of Extreme Noise Terror (Official), Cradle of Filth, Current 93, Dead Rat Orchestra and Plantman.

"Uncompromising and at times uncomfortable, these songs remove the usual safety nets and aren't afraid to change the rules. They are becoming one of the bands that you don't want to miss." - AmericanaUK

http://doomedbird.com/

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Digging deep into his own darkness and history, performance poet and actor Russell J Turner presents extracts from his narrative show "The Vodka Diaries". Following on from his collaborative performance with Norwich's Wooden Arms as part of the Allographic Press Special earlier in the year, Russell will again be experimenting with live soundtracks for this performance. Joined by experimental blues guitarist Toby Peters and Gaze is Ghost's Laura McGarrigle, audiences can expect a sonic and literary journey into experiences most would assume too dark for fiction; the stories that shape the show's narrative, however, are based entirely on lived experiences, and experiences lived deeply. Despite (or because of) their realism, Russell's work is laced with black humour and delivered with a conversational ease bound to engage any with any interest in gritty storytelling or spoken word.

http://www.writeoutloud.net/profiles/russelljturner
http://mercyfucker.blogspot.co.uk/

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£5.00 + £0.50 Booking fee = £5.50

37 tickets available
 

Film: PG