Klinker February 17th 2017:
Jamison Williams: soprano saxophone from US
Matt Scott: bayan accordion
Alan Tomlinson: trombone
Dave Tucker: guitar
Phil Marks: drums
Gabby Tyrrell: performance poet
Amor Bendito: guitar and songs of Spain
Please see the Klinker website
for up to date information.
Hugh Metcalfe's legendary Klinker Club has provided a space for marginalised forms of poetry, performance, film and music to survive and thrive for over 35 years. Throughout 2017 The Klinker will be in residence at no.w.here on the 17th day of each month.
"At a grassroots level the music carries on all year round in a gaggle of club spaces run by persistent promoters. A new LMC initiative aims to help out with publicity or PA equipment for these small but established clubs. Established, but not necessarily cosy - the last time I played one was at Hugh Metcalfe's long running Klinker, in an Islington pub. After some initial confusion (Hugh was convinced his van and PA had been stolen, having forgotten where he had parked it), the evening's mix of performance, poetry and music ran smoothly enough. I played a delicately coloured duet with violinist Susanna Ferrar, enjoyable chamber music if I say so myself. Then the final act was so ear-bleedingly loud I had to flee the room, and immediately a fight broke out: broken glass, a wet floor, a half-strangled promoter. As I stepped out into the cool night air half a dozen police rushed past me into the performing space. At least no one accuses the Klinker of opting for the easy life."
Clive Bell - A History of the LMC, Variant Issue 8