April, 2011

Apr 11

A Right Royal Knees-Up (Sunday)

So, you’ve seen the stage timings, you’ve read about the Saturday acts, and now you are wondering what the Sunday line-up is all about. Well, wonder no more. Here it is, in all its glory…..

Accoustica @ 2100
Steeles Sunday regulars, Accoustica, will be the final live act of the royal wedding weekend. That’s not the end of the story though, our DJs will be waiting in the wings to take us on through to Monday morning. That’s right, ANOTHER bank holiday Monday.

Benjamin Folke Thomas @ 2015
Joining us fresh from the Lantern Society’s slot at the Camden Crawl, regular Steeles performer Benjamin Folk Thomas will be serenading Sunday night with his melodic brand of Americana blues.


The Kirkland Turn @ 1930
This band has an ever expanding line up accompanying singer Daryl Kirkland. With Mrs Kirkland on drums, trumpet and vocals and an acoustic bass player, The Kirkland Turn are said to be an act to behold. Strong powerful vocals and arrangements for dark and wonderful songs.

Jack Day @ 1845
Another Lantern Society boy, Jack is an exciting talent on the London acoustic scene. He has immersed himself in the traditions of folk, country and blues, absorbing what has since grown into an extensive and impressive repertoire. Jack’s compositions are of the rich and accomplished variety, all sang in a time-drenched voice with insight far beyond his years.

Andy Twyman @ 1800
Party starter and one-man-band Andy Twyman will keep the knees-up going with his unique brand of blues – “more mojo than a chicken on cocaine”, apparently. Read all about him here.

Simon Stanley Ward @ 1715
Simon is full on country singer. Have a listen to his songs below – we think you’ll probably be keen to catch him. Our fave is Behind Closed Doors

The Echoes @ 1630
Soon to support 2011’s band of the moment, Brother, these south west lads look set to have a good summer. Catch them this Sunday before they jump on the festival circuit.

Ben Fm @ 1545
Promising to play at least four Bruce Springsteen covers, Ben FM is to the Steeles what Rolf Harris is to Glastonbury. Everyone’s favourite drummer-turned-crooner, Ben is a must for all A Right Royal Knees-Up attendees. Miss him at your peril.

Sara Schralli @ 1500
A last minute addition to the line-up, we’re looking forward to seeing Sara open the stage on Sunday afternoon. Critically acclaimed for her bewitchingly delicate voice, we are sure that she’ll soothe a few headaches from the festivities of night before.

So that’s it for the live acts. Don’t forget there are DJs all night on Friday at the alernative wedding reception (royal fancy dress highly recommended), the line-up includes regular Steeles favourites Daft Fader DJs from 7pm, then new kid in town Har Mar Ajesty, followed by The Camden Store Ladies in Waiting and Brighton’s finest BiftaTheKid. On Saturday, we have Mark NeedNoWater and Half Dane Disco, and on Sunday Daft Fader’s back alongside Nic Lloyd. There will be no excuse not to dance like a mad thing this weekend.

Do it for your country.

HRH The Camden Store Team x

Apr 11

A Right Royal Knees-Up (Saturday)

It’s just a matter of hours until Kate says I do (fingers crossed, Will) and A Right Royal Knees-Up kicks off. To wet your appetite we have the run down of the acts that will be taking to the stage on Saturday. Gear up for the info on Sunday’s equally mega acts shortly.

The Runners Club (Nic Dawson Kelly) @ 2230
Headlining the knees-up is the enigmatic Nic Dawson Kelly, now rebranded and playing with a full band as The Runners Club. In the middle of writing his second album, this rhythm and blues supremo will certainly get your feet stomping and your heart racing.

Yngve + The Innocent @ 2130
Tipped as one to catch in 2011, folk/blues/americana Yngve + The Innocent released their music video for You’ve Been Released earlier this year. We’d recommend giving it a gander to get yourself in a knees-up frame of mind. Lovely waistcoats.


Catriona Irving @ 2100
Signed to emerging independent label, neednowater records, regular hit at Steeles’ night Jingle Jangle Catriona Irving has had an eventful couple of years. Remixed and relaunched by Julian de Plasir over the channel, Catriona has swiftly become a Parisian sensation. Conveniently for her she is half French. Catch her here before she leaves us for Paris for good.

Spring Heeled Jack @ 2030
Never far from NW1, these enigmatic gentleman are frequently spotted in Camden’s hotspots. A proper North London band playing a proper North London pub – what’s not to love? Get in early for this bunch, we have a feeling they may have some fans.

Philippe Nash @ 2000
With a recent Communion performance under his belt, this lad is certainly one to keep tabs on. Delta Blues influenced Philippe Nash will be performing with a couple of special guests, so make sure you head over to the acoustic stage for a medley of musical magic.

The Supernovas @ 1930
North London Strummerville boys the Supernovas put on an awesome show. Have a read of our interview with them here and watch their performance of City of Smoke, filmed on the roof of Camden’s (ex) Flowerpot….

Rodney Fisher @ 1900
Jingle Jangle curator, Steeles legend, former lead singer of Goodshirt and bandmate of Zane Lowe, Rodney Fisher is set to re-launch this year. Performing at the Great Escape in a couple of weeks, this is probably your last time to catch this “massive in New Zealand” kiwi before he heads onwards to faraway things.

Jamie Ley @ 1830
New boy on the London folk scene, Jamie Ley is a long-standing Camden Store favourite. Gorgeous lyrics and gorgeous melodies to match – you can read all about him in our interview here.

Joshua + Occaisionals @ 1800
Young songsmith Joshua caught our eye when he played at Camden’s Barfly a few months ago. Famed for wearing brightly coloured trousers when performing, we’re pretty intrigued to see what he’ll be wearing this weekend for such a royal occasion.

Peter Panic + The Pixie @ 1730

Authors of some seriously haunting melodies, Peter Panic + the Pixie with their lullatone-like charms may well move you. Blame your tears on the hayfever?

Cem @ 1700
Keen on his Neil Young covers, gorgeous Cem and his acoustic delights will break your heart with hushed tones and serene strumming. He has a lovely smile too.

Sir Duke @ 1630
Next up is the fittingly regal Sir Duke. These boys know how to bash out a tune, yes they do.

Phunk @ 1600
Kicking off the live music on Saturday are local band Phunk, promising to fill the accoustic stage with as many instruments and people as they can, these guys reckon they’ll be headlining for the next wedding. Watch out Harry & Chelsea, that’s all we’re saying.

Look forward to seeing you there….

HRH The Camden Store Team x

Apr 11

Your handy guide to A Right Royal Knees-Up

We’re dead pleased to confirm the full line-up and timings for this weekend’s mini-festival A Right Royal Knees-Up.

For the benefit of anyone that has been living under a rock the past few weeks, A Right Royal Knees-Up is our three day, free entry music extravaganza taking place this weekend at the Sir Richard Steele pub, Haverstock Hill, Camden (nearest tube Chalk Farm).

It’s going to be everything that a royal wedding party should be – plenty of bunting, plenty of booze, fancy dress and regal theme throughout. Best of all we’ve got over twenty awesome bands and DJs lined up to keep you entertained all weekend.

We’ll be bringing you more details on the acts later this week, but here’s a sneak peak of the programme for you.

So, without further ado…..

Friday 29 April
1900 Daft Fader (DJs)
2100 Har Mar Ajesty (DJ)
2200 The Camden Store Ladies in Waiting (DJs)
2330 BiftaTheKid (DJ)

Saturday 30 April
1600 Phunk
1630 Sir Duke
1700 Cem
1730 Peter Panic + Pixie
1800 Joshua + The Occasionals
1830 Jamie Ley
1900 Rodney Fisher
1930 Supernovas
2000 Philippe Nash
2030 Spring Heeled Jack
2100 Catriona Irving
2130 Yngve + The Innocent
2230 The Runners Club (Nic Dawson Kelly)
2300 Half Dane Disco (DJ)
2400 Mark NeedNoWater (DJ)

Sunday 1 May
1500 Sara Schralli
1545 Ben Fm
1630 The Echoes
1715 Simon Stanley Ward
1800 Andy Twyman
1845 Jack Day
1930 The Kirkland Turn
2015 Benjamine Folke Thomas
2100 Accoustica
2300 Daft Fader (DJs)
2400 Nic Lloyd (DJ)

God Save the Queen and all that.

HRH The Camden Store Team x

Apr 11

Camden Live Listings (25 04 2011)

Camden Live Listings

Monday 25 April – Sunday 1 May 2011

Mon 25th Apr
Barfly presents DRY THE RIVER + Tall Ships + Kyla la Grange + Olivia Sebastianelli @ Barfly
Barfly presents LTD @ Barfly
Monday Blues Jam @ Blues Kitchen
The Wombats @ Borderline
Talons + Last Days Of Lorca + My Preserver + You Cry Wolf @ Bull and Gate
Bonobo @ Koko
Trogons live / Cowbell live / Oh! Gunquit live & dj / Joe Wooley live / Severed Limb dj @ Lock Tavern
HAVERA, Lauren Bruce & The Believers, Stone Them Crows, The Targeteers, Johnny Can’t Dance, False-Heads @ Monto Water Rats
Cross Wires, Local Beauties, Stickman Cartel, Dancing Lotus @ Proud

Tue 26th Apr
The Project presents Nadia Ugobuono + The Broken Tea-Set + VIcky Robbson-Capps @ Barfly
Barfly presents Dollyrockers DJs @ Barfly
Kent Duchaine @ Blues Kitchen
Your City Is Forgotten + The Holiday Plan + Claypigeon @ Bull and Gate
SAVES THE DAY + Special Guests @ Electric Ballrooms
Glasswerk: Pauper Kings, The Transmitters, Piano Rach and Andrea Lanni @ Enterprise
Beau and the Arrows @ Wheelbarrow
Jingle Jangle @ Steeles
Upside Down – the Creation Records Story @ HMV Forum
Bonobo @ Koko
Glasswerk: Voyeurs, My Grey Horse, Bright Spark Destroyer and Vaughan King and the Dirt Diggers @ Monarch
CATTLE & CANE, The Nyco Project, Organically Funked, Dream Roller, Everybody Be Cool, Stax Dempsey @ Monto Water Rats
Black Sands (live), Slim Customers (live), Pink Cigar (live), J-Treole (live), The DA (dj), Celladore (dj) @ Proud
Chris Hicks, After After Hours, Lighthouses, The Munroes, Danny King (DJ Set) @ Proud

Wed 27th Apr
Barfly presents The Pony Collaboration + KITDAFOS + Bear Response Team + Pirate & Cobie @ Barfly
Barfly presents Abi Feltham (Diesel Radio) @ Barfly
Stripped Back Soul @ Blues Kitchen
Graveyard, Firebird @ Borderline
Gorgeous George + Southern + Dustland + Club Smith @ Bull and Gate
David Eugene Edwards (from Wovenhand) + Christopher Rees @ Dingwalls
The Promenade @ Wheelbarrow
Loretta live / Bound For Glory dj set / Bonanza (Resonance FM) dj @ Lock Tavern
Five By Five : Parkbench, Radio 9, Justin Paton and PNAK @ Monarch
ESCAPISTS, Francobollo, The Hookz, Impossible Things, Blue Soup, Odran Trummel @ Monto Water Rats
Supernovas, The Montagues, Lux, Venus Calling @ Proud
Kah London, The Mourning Laughter, Kokino, The Musgraves @ Proud

Thu 28th Apr
Barfly & The Fly Magazine presents Metronomy + CocknBullkid @ Barfly
Sailor Jerry Presents presents Pulled Apart By Horses + Young Legionnaire + Skirts @ Barfly
Barfly presentsTaste The Floor @ Barfly
Roll & Tumble @ Blues Kitchen
Collectable Few, Ten Bears, Channel Cairo, Bed Wetters @ Borderline
Tbc + Fighting Fiction + Exotica @ Bull and Gate
Sud Sound System @ Dingwalls
WE ARE THE OCEAN + Special Guests @ Electric Ballroom
Big Note: Oli & Simon, Strange Tales and Lucky Clover @ Enterprise
Hooligan Soup @ Wheelbarrow
Diplo @ Koko
Alex Egan dj / Casper C dj @ Lock Tavern
Back To The Future: Later Rivals, IC1s and The Dead Fronts @ Monarch
HEATHERS, The Dandies, Pink Narcissus, Get Set Radio, Move & Fire, Jacob Hughes @ Monto Water Rats
The Big Pink DJ set, Rev 78 album launch party, Support tbc @ Proud

Fri 29th Apr
Barfly presents The Stow + Chima Anya + Amoriste @ Barfly
Barfly presents Rule Britannia! + Gold Soundz DJ set @ Barfly
Lewis Floyd Henry @ Blues Kitchen
Gideon Conn, Johnny Berliner, Stac @ Borderline
Masters In France + Toodar + Vinyl Jacket + Butterflies On Strings @ Bull and Gate
New Legends: Thortsen Fears, The Francis Jetty, Jimmy Etheridge and The Mobbs @ Enterprise
Beans on Toast @ Wheelbarrow
A Right Royal Knees-Up @ Steeles
Tommy Emmanuel @ HMV Forum
Best Coast @ Koko
Feeding Time djs @ Lock Tavern
FOLLLY, Kitten & the Hip, Pris, FML, Tonight We Burn, Remfry Dedman, Jack O’Brien @ Monto Water Rats
Royalty VS Anarchy this Bank Holiday @ Proud

Sat 30th Apr
Camden Crawl 2011
Rodeo Masacre + Kill It Kid @ Blues Kitchen
Ginger Solo Acoustic Tour, Willie Dowling @ Borderline
A Right Royal Knees-Up @ Steeles
Creep (Young Turks) dj set / Young Turks djs @ Lock Tavern
Soundtracks @ Monarch
BLOW, Best Kept Secret, Dirty Little Secret, The Nocturnals , All New Exiles, Jax Walker, House Party Massacre @ Monto Water Rats
The Shutes (LIVE), Filthy Few (DJ), DJ Risco (DJ), Jay Karim (South Gallery DJ) @ Proud

Sun 01st May
Camden Crawl 2011
Andy Halsey + Sarabeth Tucek + Marmaduke Dando + Benjamin Folke Thomas + Five Working Days @ Bull and Gate
A Right Royal Knees-Up @ Steeles
Kings and Queens @ Monarch
Loefah dj / Joe (Hessle Audio) dj / Josey Rebelle dj / Ossie (Lightworks) dj / Oneman dj / Reecha (Dirty Canvas) dj / Jon Rust dj / Hosted by Asbo @ Lock Tavern
Noah and the Whale (Pictured), Norman Jay, Alex Clare, Cloud Control, Cocknbullkid, Diagram of the Heart , Charlie Simpson @ Monto Water Rats

The Camden Store Team X

Apr 11

Camden Live Listings (18 04 2011)

Camden Live Listings

18 April – 24 April

Mon 18th Apr
Barfly presents The Xcerts + You Animals + My First Tooth @ Barfly
Barfly presents Happy Dayz @ Barfly
Sam Hare Presents…. @ Blues Kitchen
Dears @ Borderline
Magic Mountain + Auction For The Promise Club + We The Committee + Auction @ Bull and Gate
Dubsonik + Goli & Ashburner + Integral + Jack Le Rok + Skanky @ Dingwalls
The Overdrafts, Box of Ghosts, MA Mentor, Charlotte Campbell @ Monto Water Rats
Model Society, The Electric Modern, The Straylings, Jahgo’s Odyssey @ Proud
Spoons, Chapman, Tony Black, Hessian, The Croshaw Family @ Proud

Tue 19th Apr
Barfly presents Sound-a-lise@ Barfly
Muddy Waters @ Blues Kitchen
Dears @ Borderline
Some Velvet Morning + Ursa Minor + Tbc + Tbc @ Bull and Gate
Symptomatic Presents: Sister Mary & The Choir Boys, Matt Smithies and Drew and the Dirty Leaves @ Enterprise
Uneroath @ Koko
Five By Five: Colt.44, Black State Highway, Zodiac N Black and RedFireDawn @ Monarch
Toy Horses, Eyden, Ollie Wride, Rubicks, Louellen, Birdpen, Tiger Blood @ Monto Water Rats
Jingle Jangle @ Steeles
In Like Flynn, Redeye @ Proud

Wed 20th Apr
SJM Concerts presents The Airbourne Toxic Event @ Barfly
Barfly presents Miz Milla & Friends @ Barfly
Stripped Back Soul @ Blues Kitchen
Puressence @ Borderline
The Doublecross + This Business Is Closed + Love At Death Beach + Oliver John Ward @ Bull and Gate
Express Excess: Kat Francois, Alan Wolfson, Sh’maya and Laura Bradford @ Enterprise
Plantagenet @ Wheelbarrow
Nathan Watson @Jazz Café
Mike Scala live / Sunshine Supermen live @ Lock Tavern
Feed Your Head: Rough Kittens, Joyous, Follow The Fire, Pris + more @ Monarch
Tete, The Harringtones, The Conservatives, King Kastro, Babilondon @ Monto Water Rats
Backyard Bully, Kitayah, Facade, The Bimmy’s @ Proud
Joe Robbins, Jack Garratt, Prizz & The Hot Mess, HOT AIR, The Jim Jams @ Proud

Thu 21st Apr
Barfly presents WAYTER + Codex Leicester + io @ Barfly
Barfly presents JAH BLESS @ Barfly
Blood Ceremony, special guests Wolf People @ Borderline
Let’s Wrestle + Honour Before Glory + Fists @ Bull and Gate
Quinta Sem Lei @ Dingwalls
Glasswerk & Problem Child Productions: ID, Granville Sessions, Lexus Dutty, Premrock + more @ Enterprise
Japanese Disaster Benefit Concert @ HMV Forum
Shapes & Colours live / The Quiet Night live / BAP djs @ Lock Tavern
Pull Up The Roots: The Palpations, Projeckt and Beau and The Arrows @ Monarch
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Jay Fraser, Rob Cowen & The Dissidents @ Monto Water Rats
Lyle Merritt, The Violet May, Arrows of Love, Second Head, Release the Bats @ Proud

Fri 22nd Apr
Time Out Live presents Clinic + We Have Band + DELS + Kid Adrift + Engine Earz Experiment + Clout! + Cloud Boat + DJ Jeff Automatic (Transmission) + Barfmisfits + Back To The Future Club DJ set + L’Verge + many more to be announced @ Barfly
Edenheight, Jazzman Gerald @ Blues Kitchen
Trc + Feed The Rhino + Heart In Hand + Polar + Brotherhood Of The Lake + Mallory Knox @ Bull and Gate
Hello Mexico, Temple Grounds and Keston Cobblers Club @ Camden Head
ASKING ALEXANDRIA + Of Mice & Men + While She Sleeps @ Electric Ballroom
Ace Motel: The Carolines, Sunset On Suburbia, Mitford Rebel, The Dead Beggars Club + more @ Enterprise
Justice Force 5 @ Wheelbarrow
MC Solaar @ Jazz Café
The Airbourne Toxic Event @ Koko
13 Monsters djs @ Lock Tavern
We Will Choc You – Easter Special : We Will Pop You @ Monarch
A New Tomorrow, Sleeper Effect, Dog State, Ivan & The Wolves, Mendoza, Q Tone @ Monto Water Rats
Johan Ten Houten, Dixon Brothers, AluneGeorge, Scarletz, Bombay Disco Club @ Proud

Sat 23rd Apr
Barfly presents Sick Of Sarah + Chewing Gum Weekend + Damn Vandals + This Boys Fire @ Barfly
XK8 presents Smoke & Mirrors + DJ Trenchfoot (Fortress Studios) + DJ John Downfall (Cheap$kates) @ Barfly
Barfly presents Dollyrockers DJs @ Barfly
Blonde Louis, IC7 @ Borderline
Big Note: St.Jude, The Yuya, Christopher Barbican James and Matt Wheeler @ Enterprise
Sister Sledge + Rose Royce @ HMV Forum
The Playground @ Koko
Duncan Whiteley dj @ Lock Tavern
Soundtracks @ Monarch
Wonderlush (LIVE), Nockall (DJ), Jay Karim (South DJ), Filthy Few (Djs), Blonde Ambition (DJ) @ Proud

Sun 24th Apr
Time Out Live presents Chapel Club (Pictured) + Flashguns + Tripwires + Pushing Hands + Beaty Heart + DJ Dan Ralph Martin (KASABIAN TOUR DJ) + Plus special guests + many more to be announced @ Barfly
Dan Sartain, Jack Rabbit Slim, 2 Tears, Rhytm River Trio @ Blues Kitchen
Fresh ‘N’ Funky Reunion @ Borderline
Heroics + Roxanne De Bastion @ Bull and Gate
Open Mic: The Camden Sunday Sessions @ Camden Head
Voodoo Johnson @ Dingwalls
Resurgam: Neon Choir, Lester Clayton, Ogmios and Victor Menace @ Enterprise
Cage Warriors @ HMV Forum
Be At Koko @ Koko
Rattus Rattus & Klose One (Urban Nerds) djs / Pump Up The Volume All-Stars djs @ Lock Tavern
Clancy, Dixon Brothers, Starlings, Ariel Flames, Bombay Disco Club @ Proud

The Camden Store Team X