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Chavo + DJ Jon Bongly
June 3, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - June 4, 2016 @ 2:00 am£5 – £8
Chavo is a London based band, initially formed as a Balkan recital outfit playing acoustic music to seated audiences. Very quickly the audiences began to stand up and the show times moved from 3pm to 3am! Sweating it out on the oom-pah music circuit became the norm, and after many years Chavo felt a desire for change. They waved goodbye to the traditional material (often sung in Roma or Serbian) and crafted an album of original songs in their home tongue – English.
A change in line up and instrumentation also followed as they caught up with the technology of the 1970s. What appears to have distilled from this epic journey is both imaginative and intriguing. A percussion heavy, mandolin infused, vintage keys indie band with seductive female BV’s, pounding bass lines, 4-floor dance rhythms and harmonic discord – a firm footing in the west with a nod to the east!
A Magic Garden regular and with good reason, DJ Jon Bongly specialises in feelgood beats and retro remix – phenomenal sounds from electro swing, pulsing techno & wriggling tropical rhythms.
Free before 8pm, £5 after
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour is from 5-7pm!
Music starts from 9pm