Winter Festival: Winter Warmer music and festive action

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Start the Christmas season in style with a night of  live music and festive acts on Friday 5th December. Line up includes Hornman, Sula Mae and Rum Buffalo, as well as an un-missable psychedelic dance routine from Action Men. The event will be held at St Paul’s Church, an architectural gem a stone’s throw from The Roman. There will be a bar offering wine and soft drinks. Tickets just £3 for early birds (£5 on the door) and that will get you a FREE drink and mince pie too!


Hornman band members playing the saxophone and trumpet on stage

Described as a vibrant, brassy indie-electronica sound, Hornman is an unusual, line-up featuring alchemical vocals from the horn section, Carl Davies and Wayne Maslin, guitar from Simon Whitton, drums from Laurence Hill and harmonies from Aoife Hegarty.

A mix house, dubstep, drum and bass, trip-hop, electro-swing, indie-pop, funk and ska all mixed up. Hornman formed around Carl in his Bethnal Green secret  studio where they produce and rehearse. The band has diverse cultural roots including Irish travellers, Bradford, Jamaica via South London, Reading, France and Stoke-on-Trent. Hornman co-produce with (Sound on sound) acclaimed electronic producer Freddy Frogs. Shortlisted for the Larmertree breakthrough music award 2014, Hornman are currently on UK tour.

Blind Buffalo

Rum Buffalo band members dressed as Elizabethan and angel playing cello and guitar live on stage
Rum Buffalo

Blind Buffalo mingle in many genres but feed off the rich antique roots of western swing and moody blues infiltrated with other styles like rhumba, bossa nova and give theatrical vaudeville style performances. Formed by a theatre maker and multi instrumentalist, Rum Buffalo has been shaped within the underground cabaret and music scene in London and from UK festival circuit. The Musicians have been brought together by their common interests in blues, western swing, jazz, improvisation and a vintage vaudevillian style which had led the band on to writing their own original surreal swing and twisted harmonious sound. Fronted by a creative duo, It’s surreal swing and twisted vocal harmonies distinguish Blind Buffalo’s sound.

The Action Men

Dance performers man with blue mask
The Action Men doing their thang Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

Born from a desire to assert their psychedelic masculinity in this post-feminist age – through the medium of dance The Action Men‘s aim is to liberate the hosts of shoe-gazing and corner-hiding men into a new dawn of northern-soul-meets-Ok-Go.

Sula Mae

Woman with blonde hair and white dress with trees behind, Sula Mae singer from Mile End, East London.
Sula Mae

Mile End born and raised,  Sula Mae is a London based singer-songwriter. Her influences span from the warm, soulful voice of Ella Fitzgerald, to the pixie folk sounds of Joanna Newsom. In 2009, Sula entered Future Radio’s Next Big Thing competition, the competition which had helped Ed Sheeran on his way to stardom the year before, and got to the final.

St Paul’s Church

Interior of a traditioanl church with tulip wood clad cube structure
St Paul’s Church off Roman Road. “This is the Future of the Church” Dr. Rowan Wiliams.

St Paul’s Church on St Stephen’s Road, just off Roman Road, is one of Bow’s finest landmarks. St. Paul’s Bow refurbishment by Shoreditch architects Matthew Lloyd was shortlisted for the biennial award for Religious Architecture in 2008 run jointly by ACE and RIBA. The Commendation recognised the spectacular design of a four storey steel framed structure, dubbed ‘the ark’ inserted within the west end of the church. Clad in tulipwood, the ark allows the chancel to be retained at its original scale.

Book your tickets

Book your tickets, bring your friends and start the festive season in style at our winter warmer concert featuring cracking local bands. Tickets are £3 in advance (£5 on the door) and include a glass of wine and a mince pie. Children under 13 go free. Book your place at Ticket Source

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