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Video of the month October 2013:
Music
The Severed Limb
Cat Sick Boogie
The first number of a typically energetic and full on performance by The Severed Limb at their 2013 Halloween Special at the Grosvenor, Stockwell.

Short Bald Bloke (@TownGaz) says:
“The Severed Limb always put on a great show. Polished and professional, the band write their own catchy, vibrant songs and play together as one to create a wall of rocking good music! Platinum! Influences: country, cajun, rockabilly, blues, skiffle, rock&roll and latterly Cumbia.”


Band line-up:

Bobby Paul – Vox & rhythm guitar
Alex Barrow – Squeeze box
Charlie Michael – Drums
Leo Lewis – Washboard
Sam Soper – Lead Guitar
Simon Mitchell – Double bass

For downloads, vinyl albums and other merchandise check out the Severed Limb website (click logo right).
The Severed Limb

GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage to accompany this video: London Pride






Video of the Month September
Music


The Romleys
Who’s That Knockin’
This is the first of our videos of Liverpool-based blues band The Romleys filmed live at Paper Dress Vintage, Hoxton. We were really impressed by this band and also have footage of “I wanna know you’re mine” & “Molly McGee” and plan to bring those to you soon!

Short Bald Bloke (@TownGaz) says:
“These guys are bloody brilliant. The Romleys write and produce their own short, snappy 60s style blues songs and their live gigs are vibrant, energetic and delivered with a sprinkling of wit. Pure enjoyment. Terrific!”


Band line-up:

Garry Eager – Guitarist/vocals
James Walsh – Bass/vocals
John Currie – Drums/vocals


LATEST ROMLEYS RELEASES:


The band’s debut 7″ EP “Hey Diddle Diddle” is available from a number of specialist record stores (see their Facebook for details) and their debut single ‘We Love Everyone’ can be downloaded from iTunes



For more details and upcoming gigs see The Romleys Facebook Page and for more examples of their music check out SoundCloud


Paper Dress Vintage Vintage Bar & Boutique

114-116 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3AH
Located on Curtain Road in buzzing Hoxton, just a stone’s throw from the City, Paper Dress Vintage is a wonderful quirky vintage boutique that benefits from an excellent bar (serving some really very good beers and cocktails. And cake!) and in the evening doubles as a great atmospheric venue for an eclectic range of bands, dance classes, fashion and other events.

A venue with real pizzazz!



GTG rating: Platinum!


Recommended beverage to accompany this video:
St. Stefanus Blonde
it worked for us on the night! :)






Video of the Month August
Music


Les Saules Pleureurs
at The King Charles First
Sophie Loyer and Robert Paul of Les Saules Pleureurs are caught on the GTG’s Shaky Cam playing a lovely cover of The Severed Limb’s ‘Washing Machine Bop’ during a brilliant foot-tapping-get-up-and-dance gig at the King Charles the First, King’s Cross.
Les Saules Pleureurs

Short Bald Bloke (@TownGaz) says:
“The King Charles I is an intimate, quirky pub and Les Saules Pleureurs filled it with a lovely mix of foot-tapping cajun, country, folk and rock n’roll numbers to which you just have to dance. So we did!”


Les Saules Pleureurs play a mixture of good time Cajun music and country. Songs are sung in French and English.

Members:
violin, vocals – Sophie Loyer
guitar, vocals – Robert Paul
drums – Charlie Michael (not on this video)

Find out more and see upcoming gigs at Les Saules Pleureurs Facebook Page


The King Charles the First

55-57 Northdown Street, London N1 9BL

Located on Northdown Street a few blocks from King’s Cross Station the King Charles I is a marvelously individual pub serving up good beer and atmosphere. And if you don’t catch a live band playing you can always choose your music from the great selection on the pub’s jukebox.

KCI: a pub for individuals



GTG rating: Platinum!


Recommended beverage to accompany this video: if you can’t manage a Mint Julep, Guinness worked great for us!





Video of the Month July
Nostalgia


Silver Lady – A Flight of Fancy
A short film featuring de Havilland Rapide G-AIYR flying from Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire, with an evocative period soundtrack by SweetnSour Swing.
Sino-Caucasian Nostalgia
Classic Wings

Short Bald Bloke (@TownGaz) says:
“Our trip in G-AIYR was a random flight of fancy: the plane was there, the price was right, and we were in the mood! Built in 1943 G-AIYR served in the RAF as HG 691. It had a variety of roles after WWII, most notably, in 1980, an historic commemorative flight from the UK to South Africa. The plane is in lovely condition and evocative of a bygone age. Great fun!”



Classic Wings have been operating at Duxford since 1990, providing flights and corporate entertainment using their fleet of two beautifully restored 1930s De Havilland Dragon Rapides and Tiger Moths

For more details see Classic Wings

SweetnSour Swing are a Sino-Caucasian duo featuring a broken-hearted Erhu and a guitar, playing jazz, blues & old time Music Hall, with an Oriental Twist – Sino-Caucasian Nostalgia!

GTG rating: Platinum! (we’re referring to the flight and soundtrack by SweetnSour Swing. We couldn’t possibly rate our own video!)


Recommended beverage to accompany this video: GNH Tanqueray Gin Martini (review coming soon!)





Videos of the Month June
Music


Malphino El Lava de Gabacho EP Launch
Two videos featuring Malphino performing “Sombrero de Panama” and their signature “Mi Malphino” at the launch of their debut EP “El Lava de Gabacho” Sunday 2nd June. The event was held in the lovely República de Malphino* where a crowd of 200 or more locals and visitors enjoyed local delicacies, drink, music and dancing in the tropical heat!
República de Malphino

Short Bald Bloke (@TownGaz) says:
“In our first video Malphino’s effervescent vocalist Surya treats us to the joyful get-up-and-dance ‘Sombrero de Panama’ and effortlessly demonstrates how to move to the music! Each number played added to the vibrant and contagious mood, and by the time they played their finale, ‘Mi Malphino’, the audience were fully in the swing, everyone having a great time!”



In their own words: “Malphino is a band that plays a heady mix of Latin American music – from Brazilian Forró to Colombian Cumbia via a variety of tropical rhythms and a nod of the hat to Italian film score. While based in London, members of Malphino hail from all corners of the world (including Japan, Malaysia, Réunion island and the Philippines).

The band usually comprises accordion, tuba, organ, gitane guitar and percussion but will often have guest instruments and vocals appearing in live performances.” For more tracks check out their Soundcloud page and to purchase the EP visit Lex Store. EP produced by Catapulte Records


GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage to accompany this video: Giant Mojito


* though we were clearly in the tropics I couldn’t help notice my phone GPS bizarrely claimed we were in Tour de Force Studio, Hackney! So much for modern technology!





Video of the Month April
Music


Patti Plinko – manic chanteuse

Patti Plinko caught live on the GTG shaky cam at The Severed Limb Album Launch at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Fri 1st March 2013.

Following some lovely numbers from Kings Cross Hot Club, Patti Plinko’s lively performance contributed to a terrific launch event for The Severed Limb’s “Kill Me” album.


   

The Severed Limb

Variously described as ‘dreamy’ ‘dark’ ‘sneering’ ‘seductive’ with vocals that ‘flirt amongst sounds of dirty jazz, gypsy folk and European chanson’ Patti puts on a great show!
   @TownGaz

In the words of our man on the spot, Short Bald Bloke:
“Patti Plinko is different. Unique. Stunning. When she came on stage complete with a large glass of wine I knew we were in for a good show. The band started their set with an amazingly theatrical slow tempo rendition of ‘Hound Dog’ complete with whooping, barking and howling that would have the hound of the Baskervilles hyperventilating with excitement. I wish I’d caught that one on video! The whole performance was larger than life, with everyone in the band and audience clearly enjoying themselves. This number is quite long, but make sure you watch it to the end..If I were to summarise the performance in three words they would have to be: harder! faster! louder!

For downloads and more videos check out the Patti Plinko Bandcamp page and Youtube channel

GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage: large glass of Malbec


COMING SOON! our collection of videos featuring the Severed Limb, from their album launch and other events.. here’s a taster.. Making out on the couch





GTG Artist of the Moment: Misty Miller
Music


Misty Miller killer songstress
Last November we were bowled over by Misty Miller’s solo performance at The Severed Limb Night at the Grosvenor in Stockwell and showcased her brilliant track You know what I mean as our track of the month.

More recently we caught her again at a Midnight Barbers event at Paper Dress Vintage in Hoxton, where the band performed a cracking set, including our favourite Lonesome Cowboy, featured above.

Misty Miller killer songstress
Misty Miller has a powerful and vibrant retro rock style, her lyrics often having a melancholy edge, but also softened with some nuggets of wry humour. Misty has great talent…and is destined for great things we’re sure…and we’re pleased to feature her as GTG Artist of the Moment!

In the words of our man on the spot, Short Bald Bloke (@TownGaz):
“I was gobsmacked when I saw Misty Miller perform solo at The Severed Limb Night at the Grosvenor, Stockwell on November 9th. Just 18, she writes her own songs, sings and plays guitar with gusto. Too much is not enough!”

GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage: London Pride


HOT PRESS:

New Misty Miller EP NEXT TO YOU, produced by Relentless Records, now available on iTunes





Video of the Month March
Music


Tash and Beth My Old Lover
The hot sultry sound of Tash and Beth’s My Old Lover recorded live at The Midnight Barbers night, Paper Dress Vintage, Feb 2nd 2013.
Tash and Beth Facebook

Short Bald Bloke (@TownGaz) says:
“My Old Lover by Tash and Beth was one of the highlights of the evening. Tasha Mallett’s rich earthy vocals, with shades of Janis Joplin, complemented by Beth Soan’s dreamy backing and superb guitar. The song is evocative of long hot days, big cars with even bigger fins, passion and trouble in the Deep South, invoking for me images from movies such as Willem Dafoe’s The Loveless and Dennis Hopper’s Hot Spot“. Pass me a mint julep!



Tash and Beth’s repertoire includes a mix of their own compositions and American folk and blues classics in their ‘raw electric Mississippi influenced guitar and harmonica blues’ style. For downloads check out their Bandcamp.

GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage: Mint Julep





Christmas Special:
Vintage
The GTG brings some seasonal cheer with this jolly number from the ever versatile SweetnSour Swing. We believe this vintage recording, unearthed at an archeological dig in Limehouse, is so old it might even predate Christmas! Turn up loud!
Sino-Caucasian Nostalgia


Short Bald Bloke (@TownGaz) says:
“Once I’d heard the gong that was it..there was no going back! If this doesn’t cheer you up you need another beer”

GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage: Chimay Bleue





Video of the month October 2012:
Music

The Severed Limb (GTG Band of the Moment 2012) filmed live on the GTG shaky cam at The Big Squeeze, Gipsy Hill Tavern, Friday 31st August 2012
Grey Town's Reelestate
For downloads, vinyl albums and other merchandise check out the Severed Limb website (click logo right).
The Severed Limb

GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage: London Pride





Video of the Month September 2012:
Music
The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band perform the blazing Shanghai Fanny from their album The Year of the Rabbit, available to download from their website (click logo right).

GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage: it can only be Rabbit Foot Spasm Band Cider!




Band of the Moment 2012: The Severed Limb
Music
The title track from the The Severed Limb’s ace new EP ‘The Shake Up’. Available on 10″ vinyl and download from the Severed Limb website (click logo right). GTG rating: Platinum!
The Severed Limb

GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage: London Pride





Video of the Month July 2012:
Music
4 Talented Girls + Punk + Vegas = Hot Shit!
SquidHat: Because Music doesn’t have to Suck
Warning: if these girls should ever apply to become Nuns, they’ll be leaving this video off their resumé [explicit]. GTG rating: Platinum!

GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage: Floris Garden Mojito





The Hightown Crows at Columbia Road
Music
The awesome Hightown Crows performing to a chilled out public at Columbia Road Flower Market London
Grey Town's Reelestate
Raw Blues at its Rockin’ Best

GTG rating: Platinum!
Recommended beverage: London Pride




Attack Ships On Fire: Clam Daddy
Music

ASOF performing their signature track: Clam Daddy
Thanks for the inspiration. Now drink!




Hit Me Baby Medley
Music

Hit Me Baby perform a medley of Britney Hits
The ONLY Punk Rock Britney Spears Tribute Band You’ll Ever need!





kobayashi: Becoming The Same
Music

Grey Town’s very own Super Hero has a bad day
kobayashi





GTG Newsreels: The Battle of Piccadilly
Random

Broken Britain gets bolshie
Grey Town's Reelestate





Tell me a story about Chuck..er..Keith.. Norris
Humour

It’s always wise to be ready with a good excuse
We're not Drunk...We're Just Drinking






Grey Town's Reelestate We're not Drunk...We're Just Drinking
The Severed Limb
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