Town Of Cats / Balkanoes / Sacha Dieu


Come and kick off the weekend with a BANG for a fiver ! Town of Cats are here, bringing lashings of gyp-hop-ska, plus Klezmer favourites the Balkanoes as support and Sacha Dieu on deck duty.

♬♬ Town Of Cats ♬♬

Grabbed by their scruffs, thrown in a rough hessian sack and tossed in the lake shortly after birth by some farmer or other, Town of Cats shoulda been goners before they even got started. But attempted euthanasia’ll do funny things for friendships – that, and lack of oxygen. Rescued from the water’s numbing embrace by Ol’ Ma; Joe, Adam, Barney, Jake, Toby, Henry Nick and Harry were shoved unceremoniously behind instruments, mewling and dripping. Ol’ Ma took up her trusty sax, and told them all to play up or pack it in. And play they did. Spun fucked-up fairy tales of their former lives and spat ‘em out over brassy hooks, skanking rhythms, hypnotic grooves and tantalising melodies… They sang starry-eyed of childhood wonders and lustily of life’s little highs. They yowled and hissed at the moon, longing for something bigger and brighter than beige southern towns and the work-drink-sleep-repeat monotony of reality. They twisted and stomped and yelled and blew and hammered, beasts possessed of the fiery, wild groove that spilled forth from their fingers and fangs.
Can’t sing? They’ll make you.
Can’t dance? They’ll make you.
They are Town of Cats.

Come play with these mischeivous south-coast providers of that vintage Hip-hop/Latin/Ska/Dub/Afrobeat/jazz/Reggae sound we all know and love. Join the party armada.

♬♬ The Balkanoes ♬♬

Formed in 2010 in Cambridge, the Balkanoes fuse Eastern European and Jewish folk music with a joyous energy to guarantee a Balkan bash of mammoth proportions.

Moving seamlessly from traditional klezmer to gypsy grooves and unique takes on well-known classics (and the odd gangster rap…), The Balkanoes will keep you dancing all night long!

♬♬ Sacha Dieu ♬♬

Based in London, Sacha Dieu has been DJing professionally since the late 90s. Sacha plays many genres and styles (From 1920s Jazz to Rhythm and Blues to the latest remixes, obscurities from around the world to well known classics). Sacha adapts his sets for each new occasion. However, he is reputed for being one of the pioneers and specialists of Balkan Gypsy Music and Global Beats DJing in the UK!

FREE before 8pm, £5 after

The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour from 5-7pm!

Twitter/Instagram: @magic_pub
231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG

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