This week, for the first time, we took The Night Shift out of London and into the pubs of Brighton and Bristol. Here’s what you had to say about it…Read More
Kim is the third of the three composers we’ve been working with to develop new pieces of music for performance on The Night Shift pub tour, in collaboration with new-music organisation Sound and Music. Take a look at this short interview to find out more about him and what inspires his music.Read More
Next week sees the last three stops on our national pub tour – Brighton, Bristol and Camden. So far we’ve had an awesome response, with people packing into pubs to hear Haydn, alongisde newly commissioned work from Kate Whitley, Satoko Doi-Luck and Kim B Ashton.Read More
As The Night Shift gets ready for a tour of Britain’s pubs, we spoke with Kim B Ashton, one of three new composers who’s music will be performed on the tour.Read More
We’re pretty damn excited to announce that, thanks to your donations and support, the 2013 Pub Tour is now on sale!
The tour takes in 6 pubs in 3 cities, and will feature the music of 18th century musical super-star Franz Joseph Haydn
Why Haydn? Well, cellist Robin Michael says: ‘Within a single line of music he can make you laugh, cry, dance and shock you with the most audacious of surprises. You can feel his generous spirit, the music bursts with invention, still fresh 200 years on.”
In the first set we’ll have a selection of some of Haydn’s ‘best bits’ and in the second, a complete string quartet. The exact music played will vary from night to night, so there will always be something a little different about each gig.
The tour will also feature 3 brand new pieces by some of today’s brightest composing talents – full details of who is being performed where below.
Each evening will feature 30 minute sets of music at 8.30pm and 9.30pm and doors will open at 7.30pm. While there may be some limited seating at some venues in general these are standing events.
We recommend early booking to secure limited availability discount tickets.
All tickets are subject to a 10% booking fee. Student tickets are £4 – please be sure to bring ID on the night – we WILL check!
Enough blurb – here are the tour details and booking links
Monday 9 September
The Bedford, Balham, London
Including the world premiere of Kate Whitley’s Statice for String Quartet
Tuesday 10 September
The George Tavern, Shadwell, London
Including the Shadwell premiere of Kate Whitley’s Statice for String Quartet
Wednesday 11 September
Old Queens Head, Angel, London
Including the world premiere of Satoko Doi-Luck’s The Flying of Fickle Time
Monday 21 October
Blind Tiger, Brighton
Including the world premiere of a new piece by Kim B Ashton
Tuesday 22 October
The Hatchet Inn, Bristol
Including the Bristol premiere of Satoko Doi-Luck’s The Flying of Fickle Time
Wednesday 23 October
The Monarch, Camden, London
Including the Camden premiere of a new piece by Kim B Ashton
(all plus 10% booking fee)
£5 Mega Mega Advance
£8 Mega Advance
£12 Not Advance (door)
£4 Students (NUS). Please bring IDRead More
The venues have been chosen, the crowdfunding is under way and the composers have been selected. As you may already know, this Night Shift pub tour is not only going to be taking place in London, Bristol and Brighton, but we’ll also be playing brand new music. We’ve worked with cutting edge new-music organisation Sound and Music to identify three new composers and asked them to each write a short new piece for the tour. They’ve been workshopping and developing these pieces with Orchestra players and now they’re ready for their premieres.Read More