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Miche

02/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Miche

02/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Spiritland & Discs of Fun and Love's Miche joins us every Tuesday for an eclectic journey through music

The 27-year-old serial crate digger, finds himself in high demand, appearing at top spots in both the UK and into the rest of Europe, His deep knowledge and enthusiasm for collecting and playing records means he holds close ties to institutions such as Mr Bongo, BBE and more.

Thanks to his extensive collection, which spans from modern soul, disco, deep house and beyond, He has hosted slots on Worldwide FM, Brussels’ Kiosk Radio and Red Light Radio, and has also appeared at festivals such as Gilles Peterson's We Out Here festival.

His most avid and inspiring project to date, however, is his reissue label Discs Of Fun and Love. Launched in 2019 with his friend Frederika with the idea to focus on discovering forgotten gems, the label’s first four releases received great praise from music heavyweights, including Gilles Peterson, Jeremy Underground, Mafalda and Hunee.

Vince Vella

03/11/2021 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Vince Vella

03/11/2021 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Producer, DJ and percussionist, Vince Vella blends a deep knowledge of Afro-Cuban, and tropical rhythms with electronics.

Alongside producing he's an accomplished percussionist who's studied in Cuba and Brazil. His love for Cuba continues, where he co-produced the Havana Cultura series with Gilles Peterson, Roberto Fonseca, Simbad and dubstep pioneer Mala. He collaborates with some of the best musicians in Cuba including Julio Padron (Irakere), Danay Suarez, Changuito (Los Van Van) and Los Aldeanos.

VV has shared the decks with the likes of 4Hero, Gilles Peterson, Kenny Dope, Charlie Dark and performed at major festivals and venues like Glastonbury, Roskilde and The Barbican.

Vince has remixed Mobo award winners Sons Of Kemet and 4Hero among others, his productions have received support by the likes of Benji B, Osunlade, Gilles Peterson.

Prime Cuts

04/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Prime Cuts

04/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Four-time DMC World DJ Champion DJ Prime Cuts, aka Joel Clements, a member of DJ collective Scratch Perverts. He joins us for a special set at Spiritland Kings Cross, selecting some of the deepest treasures he has collected over the years.

Late Night Tales presents At The Movies with Bill Brewster

05/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

The DJ's DJ Bill Brewster joins us for the release party for Late Night Tales' latest output, At The Movies.

Join us for a 5 hour excursion through an eclectic set of soundtracks and more.

Spiritland By Night: Alexander Nut & Giles Smith

05/11/2021 RFH

  • Global
  • House
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Alexander Nut (Eglo Records/NTS Radio) joins us for the second instalment in his Spiritland residency, This time joined by Giles Smith from London's clubbing dons Secretsundaze

‘Thank You For The Music’ – an Abba Celebration

06/11/2021 RFH

  • Pop

After a forty year hiatus, ABBA have made a previously inconceivable comeback with a new album, ‘Voyage’.

To mark this momentous event, journalist, author and ABBA superfan Pete Paphides is joined in conversation by the Swedish author and ABBA historian Carl Magnus Palm to discuss the new album, the legacy of this unique group and all things ABBA-related.

After the talk, the tables are moved aside for an all-ABBA party with the hits, the rarities, the solo projects and more. Tickets are available for both parts of the evening, or just the party.

6.30pm - doors & dining
8pm - talks begin
9.30pm - party begins
1am - close

Reference Point

06/11/2021 KC

  • Americana
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Reference Point

06/11/2021 KC

  • Americana
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

George Arthur and fellow music obsessive Mark ‘Good Vibes’ Taylor return for a Saturday evening session of rare (and very rare) latin, jazz, AOR and Americana. They are joined this time by Gary Johnson (PMD/Mr Bongo)

Jazz Brunch at RFH: Noemi Nuti & Rob Luft

07/11/2021 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Live

Born and raised in New York from Italian descent, Noemi Nuti is a jazz vocalist and composer residing in London.

She studied classical harp at Brunel University and jazz improvisation at Trinity College of Music, graduating with an MA in Jazz Performance in 2012.

She has been active since 2008 starting with joining the Tomorrow’s Warriors ‘Jazz Alive’ project, has performed with NYJO, the London Vocal Project and was lead singer for samba band Rhythms of the City.

In 2015, she released her debut album Nice to Meet You, received wide critical acclaim and extensive airplay, including being A listed on Jazz FM.

In 2017, she paid tribute to Milton Nascimento’s music at Pizza Express Jazz Club creating an all-Brazilian rhythm section and joining forces with pianist sensation Liam Noble and saxophonist Jean Toussaint (Art Blakey).

After touring her debut album, supporting Marcos Valle and headlining Ipswich Jazz Festival, she joined Andrew McCormack’s Graviton in 2018-2019, touring in the UK and internationally.

She has released her second album Venus Eye in March 2020 to wide critical acclaim and has been selected for Serious’ Take Five artist development scheme.

Nuti has performed in many important venues including, Ronnie Scott’s, Islington Assembly Hall, 606 Jazz Club in the UK and further afield in the U.S.A., Europe and Brazil. She is regular performer at the London Jazz Festival.

The £25 ticket includes entry to the event, coffee / tea and juice and one of the following dishes:

Pancakes - With blueberry compote & maple syrup
Breakfast Sandwich - Sausage, fried egg, Applewood smoked cheddar, chipotle ketchup in an English muffin
Fried Green Tomatoes - Corn pancake, coleslaw, jalapeño & green tomato salsa
Cheeseburger - 28 day aged beef burger with Applewood smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato & red onion
Hot Dog - Caramelised onion, ketchup & mustard
Avocado on Toast - Avocado, poached egg , Aleppo chilli on sourdough (v)

Balearic Sundays – The Residency: Hosted By Andy Taylor (We Are The Sunset)

07/11/2021 KC

  • Balearic
  • Space Music

Sundays at Spiritland King’s Cross is a day of indulgence - a chance to unwind, eat, drink and hear some outstanding music on the Spiritland soundsystem with month-long residencies from some of our favourite artists.

Resident DJ and deckchair attendant at the uber-balearic Sunday gathering We Are The Sunset visits Spiritland Kings Cross with a record bag of breezy goodies.

Miche

09/11/2021 KC

  • Disco
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Miche

09/11/2021 KC

  • Disco
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Spiritland & Discs of Fun and Love's Miche joins us every Tuesday for an eclectic journey through music

The 27-year-old serial crate digger, finds himself in high demand, appearing at top spots in both the UK and into the rest of Europe, His deep knowledge and enthusiasm for collecting and playing records means he holds close ties to institutions such as Mr Bongo, BBE and more.

Thanks to his extensive collection, which spans from modern soul, disco, deep house and beyond, He has hosted slots on Worldwide FM, Brussels’ Kiosk Radio and Red Light Radio, and has also appeared at festivals such as Gilles Peterson's We Out Here festival.

His most avid and inspiring project to date, however, is his reissue label Discs Of Fun and Love. Launched in 2019 with his friend Frederika with the idea to focus on discovering forgotten gems, the label’s first four releases received great praise from music heavyweights, including Gilles Peterson, Jeremy Underground, Mafalda and Hunee.

Ally Tropical

10/11/2021 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Global

Ally Tropical

10/11/2021 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Global

Ally is the founder of Pleasant Life Records and editor at Ransom Note. He curates a monthly show on LYL Radio and is an avid record collector.

Pegasvs

11/11/2021 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Pegasvs

11/11/2021 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Burnin' Music Recordings head honcho and A1 selector Thomas Lesneir brings his genre-spanning Pegasvs sound to Spiritland King's Cross for this Thursday evening listening session.

Spiritland Legends: Erykah Badu with Stephen Titmus

11/11/2021 RFH

  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

The latest installation of Spiritland Legends is a night-long celebration of Erica Abi Wright.

Life long Badu super fan Stephen Titmus joins us for a night of hits, rarities and b-sides.

Colin Curtis

12/11/2021 KC

  • Disco
  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Colin Curtis

12/11/2021 KC

  • Disco
  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

In Colin's words – "when you consider how fast the DJing world is moving these days, 50 years in the game is a ludicrous thing to contemplate".

Having lived, danced and DJed through the eras of Northern Soul, jazz-funk and house, few can claim to have contributed to UK dance music more than Colin Curtis.

Growing up in Stoke on Motown and Radio Caroline, Colin first started DJing in 1967 and became a figurehead for some of Northern England’s most iconic clubs, including the Blackpool Mecca, Rafters in Manchester and Nottingham’s Rock City.

His experiments with electro and house, alongside Hewan Clarke at The Playpen in Manchester also had a profound impact on the musical direction of the Haçienda. These days his career is viewed with similar superlatives as Mancuso, which we discuss in the below, alongside a look into his life as a record collector and the new jazz dance fusion compilation he’s curated for Z Records.

Spiritland By Night: Auntie Flo

12/11/2021 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Spiritland By Night: Auntie Flo

12/11/2021 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Auntie Flo is a rare and unique talent, a key figure in the new sound of dance music. His style fuses contemporary club culture with world influences from his travels, both in his productions and his DJ sets. We’ve been digging his Highlife parties and his Worldwide FM show from the earliest days - now we welcome him to Spiritland Royal Festival hall to bring the party vibes.

Cosmo Sofi & Miche

13/11/2021 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Cosmo Sofi & Miche

13/11/2021 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

worldwide fm's cosmo sofi & spiritland's miche team up for a five hour, saturday evening journey through their record collections at spiritland.

cosmo sofi is a london based, uruguayan dj, radio host and designer. with a passion and curiosity for music that has led her to dig a wide range of sounds that span different times and spaces. sofi hosts her monthly worldwide fm show "spectrums", taking the listener on a spiritually led journey through the leftfield with music for open ears, open minds and open hearts.

miche is a dj, label owner and the musical programmer for spiritland, his extensive knowledge of modern soul, brazilian music and house music has seen him play at some of europe's top spots and hold close ties with institutions such as mr bongo, bbe & more.

Andrew Ashong

14/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Andrew Ashong

14/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

A sunday with Andrew Ashong, playing soulful music from the heart. As well known for his DJ sets as his live performances, we are delighted to welcome him back to Spiritland.

Miche

16/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global

Miche

16/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global

Spiritland & Discs of Fun and Love's Miche joins us every Tuesday for an eclectic journey through music

The 27-year-old serial crate digger, finds himself in high demand, appearing at top spots in both the UK and into the rest of Europe, His deep knowledge and enthusiasm for collecting and playing records means he holds close ties to institutions such as Mr Bongo, BBE and more.

Thanks to his extensive collection, which spans from modern soul, disco, deep house and beyond, He has hosted slots on Worldwide FM, Brussels’ Kiosk Radio and Red Light Radio, and has also appeared at festivals such as Gilles Peterson's We Out Here festival.

His most avid and inspiring project to date, however, is his reissue label Discs Of Fun and Love. Launched in 2019 with his friend Frederika with the idea to focus on discovering forgotten gems, the label’s first four releases received great praise from music heavyweights, including Gilles Peterson, Jeremy Underground, Mafalda and Hunee.

Emanative

17/11/2021 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Emanative

17/11/2021 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Producer, drummer, percussionist and DJ Nick Woodmansey aka Emanative has produced records for Brownswood, On The Corner, Ninja Tune and most recently a double gatefold LP for Jazzman.

He's also a trustee of Gilles Peterson's Steve Reid Foundation along with Four Tet and Floating Points, among others.

Whilst his productions have been rooted mainly in deep and spiritual jazz, his eclectic taste and vinyl selections cover all corners of the globe and all genres. Expect all manner of earthly delights from the deep and diverse to the strange and funky.

Frederika

17/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Frederika

17/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Frederika is a Bulgaria born, London based DJ and one half of Discs of Fun and Love label. She is a resident at Spiritland and has guested on NTS, Balamii and Soho Radio to name a few. Expect to hear all styles of music, from jazz to hip hop, neo soul, folk, disco and everything that helps her express her state of mind.

Tom Blip & Chef Bev

19/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Tom Blip & Chef Bev

19/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Tom Blip runs the vibrant Blip Discs imprint which has steered a consistently impressive path through bass music, house and traditional African sounds since its inception in 2015. His latest release was voted amongst the top 50 Fact Mag singles of the year in 2019 and the young producer has plenty more hotly tipped releases cooking for 2020. His remix for ‘Heyyeh’ by Penya (due out January via On The Corner) has already been exciting dance floors and track ID groups alike with plenty more originals on the way for the latter half of the year. As a DJ, his sets are often just as far reaching and unpredictable as his label which should keep absolutely any music head on their toes.

He will be joined by friend Chef Bev for the evening. This event is part of our EFG London Jazz Festival Programme

Spiritland By Night: Balance with Jean-Claude and Ade Fakile

19/11/2021 RFH

  • Disco
  • House
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Of all the nights that encapsulated the sound of the much missed Plastic People, Balance was one that put the flag in the sand

Plastic People founder Ade is joined by If Music’s Jean-Claude for a night of free-thinking and open-minded music from the vaults.

Dr Bob Jones

20/11/2021 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Dr Bob Jones

20/11/2021 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Bob Jones career in the music business started in May 1967 His music policy was, as it is now, the highest quality black music, featuring soul, dance and jazz, and he has been recognized worldwide as one of the first DJs ever to play jazz to a dance floor as early as 1971. Dr Bob is still filling dance-floors across planet Earth 52 years since he started in May 1967. In 1979 he DJ’d at the world's first ever soul and jazz Dance Weekender at Caister in Norfolk, England, and went on to play at 24 Caisters. In the 80s Bob Jones was on the original DJ lineup for Alex Lowe’s Southport Dance Weekend and went on to spin at 44 x Southport Weekends, 2 a year for 22 years.

He has played in numerous clubs and venues across England, He also played at the famous Monday night Jazz Sessions at London's Wag Club alongside Gilles Peterson, Kevin Beadle and Sylvester, and was resident at the now famous Sunday Jazz Sessions at Dingwalls , Camden Lock, London with Gilles Peterson and Kev Beadle.

In 1990 he was approached by the American music giant Motown Records, to remix and additionally produce a record by The Temptations. The result was the International hit 'The Joneses'. The recording by the artists known as 'Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince', and Bob is now credited as a co-writer of 'Boom - Shake the Room', this reached No 1 in over 14 countries He was also instrumental in giving Coldcut the idea to record Yazz's No 1 Record 'The Only Way is Up', which sold 6 million copies and became the biggest selling single at the time.

Bob has produced over 30 different artists including Al Green, Daryl Hall, Izit, Squeeze, and Bobby Womack. He has also given his expertise on the history of black music consulting and starring in Lenny Henry's 'New Soul Nation' on Channel 4 in 1994, and was Music Consultant to BBC 2's 'Late Show' on The British Black Music Industry in 1995, and completed a film treatment for 'A History of UK Black Music'. Jones is also one of the founder members of The British Rhythm & Blues Association - the BRBA.

Balearic Sundays – The Residency: Hosted By Andy Taylor (We Are The Sunset)

21/11/2021 KC

  • Balearic

Sundays at Spiritland King’s Cross is a day of indulgence - a chance to unwind, eat, drink and hear some outstanding music on the Spiritland soundsystem with month-long residencies from some of our favourite artists.

Resident DJ and deckchair attendant at the uber-balearic Sunday gathering We Are The Sunset visits Spiritland Kings Cross with a record bag of breezy goodies.

Miche

23/11/2021 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Miche

23/11/2021 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Spiritland & Discs of Fun and Love's Miche joins us every Tuesday for an eclectic journey through music

The 27-year-old serial crate digger, finds himself in high demand, appearing at top spots in both the UK and into the rest of Europe, His deep knowledge and enthusiasm for collecting and playing records means he holds close ties to institutions such as Mr Bongo, BBE and more.

Thanks to his extensive collection, which spans from modern soul, disco, deep house and beyond, He has hosted slots on Worldwide FM, Brussels’ Kiosk Radio and Red Light Radio, and has also appeared at festivals such as Gilles Peterson's We Out Here festival.

His most avid and inspiring project to date, however, is his reissue label Discs Of Fun and Love. Launched in 2019 with his friend Frederika with the idea to focus on discovering forgotten gems, the label’s first four releases received great praise from music heavyweights, including Gilles Peterson, Jeremy Underground, Mafalda and Hunee.

Melissa

24/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Melissa

24/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Melissa is an art historian, writer and broadcaster/ DJ based in London. Alongside being a resident of arts collective Rhythm and Frames, she has hosted shows on Netil and Balamii Radio. A firm believer in keeping things fresh on the dancefloor, Melissa's selections span a range of genres, from otherworldly jazz to soulful grooves, to disco and boogie from all around the world.

Anders Sicre

25/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Hip Hop

Anders Sicre

25/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Hip Hop

Dj and broadcaster, Anders is the co-founder of Le Mellotron an independent online radio station based in Paris, he's also running a weekly show for Worldwide FM on Thursdays. He will present his eclectic vision of music, focusing on roots classics and forward-thinking musicians from soul to beat music, from jazz to disco with everything in between : hip-hop, funk, folk, latin beats, afro soul, reggae and electronic music.

Synth System Systers

26/11/2021 KC

  • Balearic
  • Electronica
  • Space Music

Synth System Systers

26/11/2021 KC

  • Balearic
  • Electronica
  • Space Music

Fannar is back at Spiritland, this time with friend Jonny as Synth System Systers

After being introduced in a dark corner of Horse Meat Disco by their mutual friend, Severino, Jonny & Fannar have become virtually inseparable stable mates, working, playing records and now even living together by the sea in Kent.

Easy house and disco is order of the night for this Friday night fun.

Spiritland By Night: James Lavelle & DJ Food

26/11/2021 RFH

  • Disco
  • Eclectic
  • House

We are delighted to announce a unique night of forward thinking music with two the UK’s prime musical movers - James Lavelle supported by DJ Food on Friday 26th November.

For the past 30 years, James Lavelle has been at the forefront of global club culture. Known as much for his highly eclectic DJ sets as for his production work as UNKLE, Lavelle is one of the country’s prime tastemakers and musical curators - even hosting a memorable Meltdown right here at Southbank Centre, joining a very select list of musical luminaries such as David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Massive Attack, Nick Cave and John Peel amongst others.

He started his first night at just 15 in Oxford , Mo’Wax Please, took up a residency at The Fridge for Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud night, before starting their own night together, That’s How It Is, a legendary Monday night session at Bar Rumba.

He played clubs from The Blue Note and Plastic People to Ministry of Sound and a five year-long residency at Fabric
He’s played the world’s top nightclubs including amongst others, Zouk, Womb, Watergate, and Space and was one of the first DJs to play China.

He continues to produce albums under his UNKLE moniker, working with a myriad cast of musical collaborators including Thom Yorke, Richard Ashcroft, Brian Eno and Josh Homme. He has reworked tracks for artists as diverse as Beck and Can.

In 2016 Lavelle curated Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, a blockbuster exhibition at London's Somerset House, that featured contributions from artists such as Anish Kapoor, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk, Thomas Bangalter and more.

2018 saw the release of The Man from Mo’Wax, a critically acclaimed documentary film about his career, and in 2019 James, together with Punchdrunk creatives launched ‘Beyond The Road’, a ground-breaking immersive exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery.

Support comes from the similarly prolific DJ Food (Ninja Tune) - one of the groundbreaking musical forces in UK music. With nearly 25 years of DJing experience, he’s been a key part of the Ninja Tunes stable and Coldcut's weekly radio show 'Solid Steel’ and is consistently at the forefront of DJing and VJing technology.

2001 was the first in a series of Solid Steel mix CDs, starting with DJ Food & DK (Darren Knott - Solid Steel's producer) and the publicly lauded 'Now, Listen'. Since then he's been constantly art directing the Ninja label, designing for artists like Amon Tobin, The Herbaliser, DJ Vadim and Funki Porcini. Mix work has included a re-score of the Monkees' cult film 'Head', an as-yet-unreleased album of vintage Sesame Street funk, and his magnum opus 'Raiding the 20th Century'. This last hour long mix / documentary was an internet only release, charting the history of the cut-up and featured journalist Paul Morley reading from his book 'Words & Music'.

Tickets to this unique double bill start at just £10 for the early birds, and are limited to only 250. Join us for this one-off night of beat-heavy musical travels on the Southbank.



OUR COVID POLICY:

We ask that everyone attending brings either:

- physical proof that they have had a double vaccination (this can be your double vaccination card or the NHS app)

OR

- show a negative lateral flow test result taken within the previous 48 hours. Results must be via email or text, do not bring the negative test with you as we can’t see when this was taken.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED YOUR COVID PASS AND HAVE YOUR NEGATIVE TEST RESULT EMAILS/TEXT READY TO BE SHOWN GETTING TO THE DOOR. IT WILL HELP WITH THE QUEUE.

If you don’t have either of these we will not be able to let you in unfortunately. We also have other measures in place:

- a limited capacity
- a powerful ventilation system

Please do not come if you feel unwell, you have symptoms of COVID or you have recently been in contact with someone who has either tested positive for COVID or been told to isolate.

Independent Label Market Afterparty With Far Out Recordings

27/11/2021 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global

Josh Tautz from Far Out Recordings joins us at Spiritland King's Cross for a joyous Friday night after the Independent Label Market in Coal Drops Yard.

Far Out Recordings was founded in 1994 by London DJ and record producer Joe Davis. His longstanding and insatiable passion for Brazilian music, fuelled by his initial love of the jazz, funk and soul ubiquitous on the Rare Groove scene in 1980s London, took him to Brazil first as a teenager. It was there that his enthusiasm for record-collecting led him to some of his musical heroes and the eventual formation of musical bonds and close friendships. Joe’s early discoveries led to him becoming the UK’s foremost authority on Brazilian music, much of it little-known here before his enthusiastic endorsements began to ring out across the music scene. This led to the inevitable, and the keen young music fan and DJ with an entrepreneurial flair founded Far Out Recordings.

The label’s aim from the start has been to bring the sound of Brazil to the world – to showcase the history and culture of a land bursting with creativity and energy – from the classic to the cutting edge. There have been numerous releases from both new and established Brazilian artists including legends such as Azymuth, Joyce, Marcos Valle, Arthur Verocai, The Ipanemas, Sabrina Malheiros, Clara Moreno and Binario, to name a few.

Spiritland By Night: Jarvis Cocker & Alexis Taylor

27/11/2021 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Pop

The unique pairing of Jarvis Cocker and Alexis Taylor return to Spiritland for their third DJ collaboration. Join us with comfortable slacks and an open mind.

OUR COVID POLICY:

We ask that everyone attending brings either:

- physical proof that they have had a double vaccination (this can be your double vaccination card or the NHS app)

OR

- show a negative lateral flow test result taken within the previous 48 hours. Results must be via email or text, do not bring the negative test with you as we can’t see when this was taken.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED YOUR COVID PASS AND HAVE YOUR NEGATIVE TEST RESULT EMAILS/TEXT READY TO BE SHOWN GETTING TO THE DOOR. IT WILL HELP WITH THE QUEUE.

If you don’t have either of these we will not be able to let you in unfortunately. We also have other measures in place:

- a limited capacity
- a powerful ventilation system

Please do not come if you feel unwell, you have symptoms of COVID or you have recently been in contact with someone who has either tested positive for COVID or been told to isolate.

Jazz Brunch at RFH: Tara Minton & Ed Babar

28/11/2021 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Live

Jazz harpist and vocalist Tara Minton and double bassist Ed Babar have created a beautiful new duo record, “Two For The Road”, an intimate exploration of tunes from the British jazz canon and the Great American Songbook celebrating an eight-year musical partnership.

Tara is proudly endorsed by Camac Harps and has performed the world over with the likes of Bjork, Tom Walker, SuRie, and Miranda Mulholland. Her original music has been featured on the BBC and her most recent concert at Cadogan Hall was streamed live on Jazz Fm. She has performed with Björk on “Later… with Jools Holland” and recorded sessions as both a vocalist and harpist at Abbey Road. Studios. Her 2020 release "Please Do Not Ignore The Mermaid" (Lateralize Records) received widespread jazz media praise and radio play. Alongside her performing career, Tara teaches as Professor of Jazz Harp at the London Performing Academy of Music.

London bassist, Ed Babar is band leader of The Blues and Roots Ensemble, a 9 piece band dedicated to sharing the music of Charles Mingus. BARE performs regularly in venues in and around London and leads large scale music education projects in schools across the UK.


The pair will present their new record at Spiritland’s jazz brunch on Sunday the 28th of Nov.

The £25 ticket includes entry to the event, coffee / tea and juice and one of the following dishes:

Pancakes - With blueberry compote & maple syrup

Breakfast Sandwich - Sausage, fried egg, Applewood smoked cheddar, chipotle ketchup in an English muffin
Fried Green Tomatoes - Corn pancake, coleslaw, jalapeño & green tomato salsa
Cheeseburger - 28 day aged beef burger with Applewood smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato & red onion
Hot Dog - Caramelised onion, ketchup & mustard
Avocado on Toast - Avocado, poached egg , Aleppo chilli on sourdough (v)

Balearic Sundays – The Residency: Hosted By Andy Taylor (We Are The Sunset)

28/11/2021 KC

  • Balearic

Sundays at Spiritland King’s Cross is a day of indulgence - a chance to unwind, eat, drink and hear some outstanding music on the Spiritland soundsystem with month-long residencies from some of our favourite artists.

Resident DJ and deckchair attendant at the uber-balearic Sunday gathering We Are The Sunset visits Spiritland Kings Cross with a record bag of breezy goodies.