A series of community talks on reducing serious youth violence
Wednesdays: 14th, 21st & 28th August 2019, 6pm to 8pm
The Midi Music Company, 77 Watson's Street, Deptford SE8 4AU
This August we launch a series of three community talks that will take place here at The Midi Music Company (MMC) in Deptford, South East London.
REAL TALK opens up conversation to support the local community in understanding the issues of youth violence in an open and supportive space, to share thoughts and experiences while working together for solutions and positive change.
Anyone who lives, works or has an interest in Deptford and the surrounding areas, is invited to attend.
Talks take place over 2 hours and will consist of guest speakers, local experts, an experience-sharing session and a musical performance from a MMC artist.
Prior to each REAL TALK, between 4pm and 6pm, award winning psychotherapist Glenda D Roberts will offer drop-in 1:1 sessions with Just Talk 2019, to anyone who would like to speak confidentially about their experiences, fears, or concerns, in a private setting.
Young people and policing
Wed 14th August 2019, 6pm-8pm
Nickiesha Barnett, Lewisham Crime Reduction Team
William Willson, Former Trident, MET Police & Founder of Flipping Youth Princes Trust International.
Q&A session with a young person affected by crime.
Young people and community
Wed 21st August 2019, 6pm-8pm
Sheba Montserrat, Stage 7
Beverley Glean MBE, Founder and Artistic Director, IRIE! dance theatre.
Young people, opportunity and enterprise
Wed 28th August 2019, 6pm-8pm
Wozzy Brewster OBE FRSA, Founder and Executive Director of MMC
Cephas Williams, Founder & Director, Drummer Boy Studio and the 56 Black Men campaign.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
Thursday 1st August 2019, 5.30pm to 9.30pm
MMC takeover the Horniman Bandstand
Enjoy spectacular views across London, DJs and live music from MMC's artist development programme, CICAS® at this summer special at Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ.
5.30pm Doors open
7.00pm HTD (Having Technical Difficulties)
Having Technical Difficulties trio Cleo Savva, George Chater, James Buchanan are the latest artists breaching genre barriers to amalgamate a plethora of influences mixing acoustic and electronic elements that create a distinctive London sound. Lyically fuelled, bass driven and styled with a potent message from start to finish. HTD have a signature London sound that has all the markings of LTJ Bukems long lost love child
8.30pm Oggie (headline)
Singer-songwriter Oggie is currently on tour with The Jacksons as a backing vocalist. His newly released second independent album Throwback Season debuted at No.27 on the iTunes R&B Chart. Oggie is fresh from The House & Garage Orchestra tour, where he performed alongside Kele Le Roc, MC Neat and Sweet Female Attitude, to support the Orchestra’s No.1 album Garage Classics, which features Oggie on two remakes with MC Neat, Master Blaster and Poison.
Oggie has spent the last two years as part of the Garage trio UK3, whose last performance was at Wembley Arena. Previous tours include Japan, Korea, Scandinavia, Germany, UK and the London West End stage as a lead in the Michael Jackson musical ‘Thriller Live’. Thus far Oggie is best known for some killer Garage anthems, European dance tracks and doing backing vocals for Amy Winehouse, McFly, and Omar.
Saturday 31st August 2019, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Members from MMC's artist development programme, CICAS® takeover the Camberwell Fair this summer at the free music festival and market, taking place from 12pm - 9pm on Camberwell Green, SE5, on Saturday 31st August 2019.
The Fair is one of London's oldest celebrations of the diverse local community and will feature professional sound stages, market stalls, food, bars and games.
Watch this space for details on this year's line up.
The Breakout Club
Monday 8 July, 8pm - midnight
New Cross Inn 323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS
MMC's quarterly artist showcase The Breakout Club is back with a tantalising summer lineup.
Join us for a night celebrating the phenomenal talent of our CICAS® artists, with LIVE MUSIC and an OPEN MIC at the New Cross Inn. Hosted by UK Garage legend Oggie (House and Garage Orchestra, Garage classic 'Follow Me', UK3) and DJ NG (Ministry of Sound, The Factory After Party) spinning the freshest vibes this side of the River.
Summer line up:
BYOB (Bring Your Own Brass - headline)
Hip Hop, Space Brass, Afro-Latin
BYOB (Bring Your Own Brass) are an 11-piece brass band, tearing up festival stages with their original mix of hip-hop beats, heavy riffs and dance floor grooves.
Band members include: Ed Johnston DRUMS, Cleo Savvy PERCUSSION, Chris Trappes-Lomax SOUSAPHONE, Hannah Dilkes TROMBONE,Viva Msimang TROMBONE,Alex Brown TENOR SAXOPHONE,Max Riley-Gould TENOR SAXOPHONE, Matthew Deacon ALTO SAXOPHONE, Austin Cooper TRUMPET and VOCALS, Will Roper TRUMPET, Bennett Francis TRUMPET.
Jazz // DIY Punk
Jelly Cleaver is a guitarist, producer and singer-songwriter based in South London. With an eclectic taste in music, Jelly is heavily involved in both the jazz and DIY/punk scenes in London. She's also an activist, and a strain of political dissent runs through her music. Her latest single 'VI II V' has been premiered on CICAS® artist, Moses Boyd's show on BBC 1xtra, as well as being played on Jazz FM and Worldwide FM. Through Tomorrow’s Warriors, an organisation whose alumni include Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective and Nubya Garcia, she met the other musicians in her band, many of whom are talented composers and band leaders in their own right.
"I’ve been listening to VI II V on repeat... Jelly has a totally unique way of threading Jazz, folk and psychedelic influences."
Tina Edwards | Worldwide FM/Supreme Standards
Hip Hop // Drum & Bass // Jungle
Having Technical Difficulties trio Cleo Savva, George Chater, James Buchanan are the latest artists breaching genre barriers to amalgamate a plethora of influences mixing acoustic and electronic elements that create a distinctive London sound. Lyically fuelled, bass driven and styled with a potent message from start to finish. HTD have a signature London sound that has all the markings of LTJ Bukems long lost love child.
Trip Hop // Alt. Soul // Punk // Jazz // Afro-Folk
Vedina Rose, aka “Pirate Rose Kunsongi”, is an African born, London based performer, writer and revolutionary. With her band of strays, The Pirates, she is on a mad mission to 'edu-tain', inspire and help people break out of the box and into their true selves. Though she defies categorisation, many have labelled her sounds an enchanting blend of Trip Hop, Alt. Soul, Punk, Jazz and Afro-folk. She calls it music.
The Breakout Club is the place for scouting and supporting emerging talent! If you want to attend as Press, a talent scout or blogger and want more information, please email the team or call Andrea on 020 8694 6093 / 07984 158 554
Catch a glimpse of the last night on our blog.
Monday 25 March, 8pm - midnight
The Breakout Club is held three times a year in March, June and November. Previous performers have included our alumni Kate Tempest, United Vibrations, Katy B, and George Works.
Join us for a night celebrating the phenomenal talent of our CICAS® artists, with LIVE MUSIC and an OPEN MIC at the New Cross Inn. Hosted by UK Garage legend Oggie (Garage classic 'Follow Me', UK3, House and Garage Orchestra) and DJ NG (Ministry of Sound, The Factory After Party) spinning the freshest vibes South of the River.
Spring line up:
Taxi Joe (headline)
British rock band Taxi Joe have a sound that draws from a range of influences including the likes of Oasis, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin and whose music has been likened to the Arctic Monkeys, the Strokes and T-Rex. The band prodigiously create new material, self-producing their music and videos. Best known for their ferocious attitude, Taxi Joe dare to challenge the indie market with their aggressive lyrics and catchy riffs.
Funk // Rock
Fresh and funk-infused South Londoners blending funkadelic riffs with some serious grooves and lashings of soul. Get ready to move your feet!
Hip Hop // Rap
Hip hop trio creating music that flawlessly merges conceptual and purposeful lyricism with a soulful and diverse production.
Heartfelt RnB from superb London-based singer-songwriter. Luke Hepworth’s EP Heartbreaker’ ft. Davinah is out now.
The Breakout Club is the place for scouting and supporting emerging talent! If you would like to attend as Press, a talent scout or blogger and want more information, please email the team.
Venue: New Cross Inn 323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS
MMC Takeover at London Landmarks Half Marathon
Sunday 24th March 2019, 9.35am - 10.40am
The London Landmarks Half Marathon is in its second year as a closed road, Central London run. It is the only half marathon that passes through the City of London and City of Westminster.
Come and join us on Sunday 24 March 2019 for the MMC Takeover, bringing the party to the City. Acts feature CICAS® artists:
Fleet Street Stage
9.35am - 10.05am Davinah & Oggie
Queen Street Stage
10.10am - 10.40am Ciara Vizzard, Odd Boy Ten and Jay Johnson.
Details of the London Landmarks Half Marathon can be found at: llhm.co.uk
Monday 26 November 2018
Watch the highlights https://youtu.be/WkQS0nPIRu4
Italian Folk // Gypsy // Rock
Italian roots and a theatrical feast of infectious grooves, for a hip-shaking, feet-stomping good time!
Angelina Luzi's 2014 CICAS® podcast interview
Charmingly raucous and enigmatic quartet. "This is the music Wednesday Addams would have made if she grew up and started a band, full of threat, charm, malevolence and the kind of swagger most pop stars can only dream of." Listen With Monger
Sci-fi Pop // EDM
Multi-faceted singer, songwriter and sound artist, hailing from the landscapes of the UK, bringing raw originality and production. Debut album 'Infiniti' is out now.
S T A R S' Instagram
Melodic Pop // Soul
Singer and songwriter Ciara Vizzard's music tells stories of human interaction that will break your heart and then mend it.
Ciara Vizzard's Instagram
The Midi Music Company Takeover
Saturday 1st September 2018, 3pm to 5pm
Camberwell Fair is a free music festival and market taking place from 12pm - 9pm on Camberwell Green, SE5, on Saturday 1st September 2018.
The Fair is one of London's oldest celebrations of the diverse local community and will feature music stages, market stalls, food, bars and games. Come rain or shine, you will not want to miss this year's supreme line-up:
Follow the conversation on social media: #TheMidiMusicCompany #CamberwellFair.
Women in Music Special
Thursday 21 June, 8pm to midnight
MMC in partnership with Deaf Rave & Fabric proudly presents X-posé, from 8pm on Thursday 21 June at Fabric nightclub.
Featuring our city’s best deaf musicians, sign song emerging artists and DJs including MOBO Help Musicians Fund Award Winner, SignKid, MC Geezer, Mikkokoo, DJ Chinaman, DJ In.I.Go & DJ Jean Genie.
Hosted by hip hop MC, spoken word artist and author, MC Angel!
If you would like to attend as press, talent scout or blogger please email the team. X-Posé is part of the Mayor of London's month-long celebration of women musicians #SoundsLikeLondon.
Venue: Fabric, 77A Charterhouse St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6HJ
Women in Music Special
Monday 25 June 2018, 8pm - midnight
New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS
A LIVE MUSIC Women in Music special, part of the Mayor of London's month-long celebration of women musicians, '#SoundsLikeLondon', showcasing the talents of musicians from our CICAS® roster.
Blue Harp Girl aka Tatyana Phillips
A club night for hearing and non-hearing music lovers, inclusive music, breakthrough acts and garage classics from special guests THE WIDEBOYS on Thursday Feb 23rd!
If you would like to attend as press or talent scout please email Ailsa.