We welcome one and all to a new monthly musical event (on the first Sunday of each month) at the unique and iconic Magic Garden.
The evening’s entertainment begins at 5pm, and consists of six 25-minute showcase sets from talented local artists. July’s showcase was all boys, as it turned out, so to balance the books in August all our stars are girls!
Free entry, live music, an excellent sound system, friendly staff, good vibes, a vast selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails, delicious food AND a truly magic garden! Everything you need for a chilled-out summer Sunday evening.
Click ‘see more’ to learn more about the musicians bringing you August’s feast for the ears.
MC Calm Carl Chamberlain
5.00 — KATYA
Katya began singing in December 2018 and it was love at first song! Her love for music and the stage grew even further when in February she collaborated with Panama Dave for the first time.
Today’s set will explore a wide range of covers chosen purely because they are her favourite songs or by artists she considers to be incredible at songwriting. Off the back of this set and her 8 month anniversary performing, Katya will venture further into writing her own music and will hopefully continue to perform with Dave with the aim to drag him to New Orleans Jazz Fest next year for a set or two!
5.40 — PATTI PAIGE – pattipaigesingersongwriter.wixsite.com/
“My journey through music started long before I picked up a guitar. I traveled with my family to Singapore, Kenya, Shetland and many parts of England. I had some lessons at fourteen when I got a cheap guitar from a Canadian tutor. He taught me the basic chords and picks and introduced me to Canadian country and Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. As an adult I travelled around Europe and observed what I saw in the environment. Mostly my songs relate to that on Trobairitz. I didn’t play for years while my children were growing up. Then, encouraged by friends and open mics, I started writing my own songs after brushing up on covers. That has opened up a flood gate and I am now compiling new songs. A big thank you to Buswell Music and Dark Secret Ingredient studios (Sweden) for realising my ambition to record.”
Patti will be joined on stage by Laura Victoria on cello and by one or more guitarists!
6.20 — MARISKA MARTINA — www.mariskamartina.com https://www.facebook.com/mariskamartinalondon/
Mariska Martina is a Dutch/Peruvian singer-songwriter who has been creating jazzy ear-worms with tantalising melodies since moving to London in 2016 after deciding a career as a classical cellist wasn’t for her after all. She released her debut EP ‘Something Blue’ in 2018 which was produced by renowned guitarist and songwriter Roddy Matthews. Later the same year she released a single entitled ‘Tied Together’, especially written for Amazon Prime Series ‘Mafia Ties’ which is due to come out July 2019. In April 2019 she released her jazz-EP ‘Someday’, which features the talents of among others esteemed jazz-saxophonist Dave O’Higgins and was produced by Mariska herself and her pianist Liam Burton.
Mariska Martina has performed both solo and with her ensemble at various prestigious venues such as Two Temple Place, Upstairs @ Ronny Scott’s, Brasserie Zédel and Toulouse Lautrec.
7.00 — ALO — https://soundcloud.com/aloandco
Alo is a singer-songwriter and musician (piano, flute and guitar) of mixed-race origin (African, French, Greek). Based in London, she’s lived in 6 different countries and describes herself as a ‘citizen of the world’. Alo believes in the connecting and unifying power of music to transcend age, gender, ethnic and cultural differences. She describes her creative pursuits as “a fearless search for freedom, meaning and inner peace, in this complex world of wonders and mysteries”. These days, Alo mainly plays solo gigs with her guitar. Her songs often talk about love, loss, identity, social justice, power, politics and ecology.
7.40 — PHOENIX RAVEN — https://phoenixraven.com/phoenix-raven
Phoenix Raven are the individually talented and collectively powerful combination of Jules Phoenix (singer/songwriter/ electric guitar) and Remi F (Afro-Latin percussion/ backing vocals). Jules has been described as “The Reggae Anna Calvi” and compared to Chrissie Hynde with a Hendrix and Santana inspired guitar style, while Remi has been called an “Amazonian Rhythmatist” bringing hip-hop sensibilities to her unique Afro-Latin percussion kit and adding soul inspired backing vocals. They joined forces in 2010 and have played in a number of venues in and around London (including the Water Rats, O2 Islington and Nambucca), Birmingham and Brighton, and at festivals including Ambition Croydon, Brockley Max and Lewisham People’s Day. They released the London Road EP in 2012- the same year that Remi performed in the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies with the Pandemonium Drummers. Currently promoting the EP they released last year, “It’s Time”, which has been charting on various online independent music sites , Phoenix Raven are about to record their next EP.
8.30 – LAURA VICTORIA – https://lauravictoriamusic.com
Pop Folk Anglicana Singer Songwriter Laura Victoria writes and performs original, emotionally intelligent and feel-good songs with ‘an arresting combination of strength and fragility’. The Crack.
‘A spell binding and all-consuming performance’. Folk Radio UK.
‘Well-crafted, beautifully performed and lyrically smart’. Americana UK.
Laura’s new album can be heard at https://spoti.fi/2XT7v2A