Wednesday March 4th 2015

Karousel Music in Association With PledgeMusic Presents the Karamel Music Club with:

Anna Pancaldi, Gitta de Rider, Ed Geater and John Lewis 

We're back in the best kept secret in North London, The Karamel Music Club, for this month's songwriter showcase. It's a special night as we're bringing our collaboration with our friends at PledgeMusic to Wood Green for the first time. If you're not aware of PledgeMusic, they are leading the way as a direct-to-fan music platform, helping countless bands and artists get their records made with direct involvement of the people they make the music for - you guys. It's a great fit with what we do at Karousel, so we're very happy to be continuing our association. 

Tonight we have four acts spanning a couple of genres - from the singer songwriter finesse of Anna and Gitta, to the folk/acoustic/beatboxica of Ed, to the class of experienced, honed rockabilly John. 

Entry as ever is free, with all tips and donations going to the artists. Thanks for continuing to support your local venue - please do forward this on to your friends. We put these nights on for free to encourage a sense of commmunity both in the local area, amongst the musicians themselves, with their existing fans, and fans-to-be. We really appreciate your help in this... We're looking forward to welcoming you to a superb night!



With her new single Out Ahead going to number 6 on the itunes singer-songwriter chart (and that's just on pre-release) we’re all hoping for some good times ahead for Anna. Having won a place in a band put together by Huw Stephens and O2 Think Big, Anna went straight out on the road around the Academy venues, supporting Rita Ora, Rudimental, The Noisettes and Tinchy Stryder. 

Lead track from the Black Tears Ep, ‘Out Ahead’ was produced by Grammy music producer Simon Gogerly (Paloma Faith, U2, No Doubt) and she has collaborated with Huntsmen (Foals, Scott Matthews) on ‘Black Tears’ and ‘Steal Away’ - proof of the endorsement of all the right people at this chrysalis stage of her career. She has her EP launch on March 25, and we’re delighted to be able to give you all a sneaky peek at her a month early!

/// JOHN LEWIS ///
In the words of Q Magazine… “International rockabilly legend as frontman for the Rimshots, and solo an electrifying performer combining dazzling guitar with a glorious life-soaked voice which brings heart and depth to both classics and his own impressive songs. Be mesmerised by the missing link between Johnny B Goode and Johnny Cash…" and in the words or Imelda may - "He’s amazing, a real treasure!”.

We’re about nothing if not supporting an eclectic array of proper writers and performers, and John has earned his right to the great support he’s getting currently from 6Music with a superb discography of blues, country and roots; and his new campaign is currently steaming ahead on Pledgemusic. Get throwing your gold coins in the tin! The Welsh King of Rockabilly as he's been dubbed by UK R'n'R - we're particluarly looking forward to seeing John play for the first time - thanks to our friends at Pledge for the recommendation! 

You can get in on some special exclusive right here, and help him get another superb record made. Check out this video for Waltz Around The Kitchen with Imelda May.


Drawing on elements of Iron & Wine, Ane Brun, Anais Mitchell and Fink, Netherlands born, London dweller Gitta is a singer songwriter described by Folk Radio as ‘beautifully simple… a remarkable voice… she really is a wonderful singer…” It’s Gitta’s first Karousel show, and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming such a warm, engaging performer with some cracking tunes and a wonderful, characterful voice.

As well as the new video above, check out Mr Yesterday which she recorded with Jeremy Stacey.

/// ED GEATER ///

Birmingham based Ed has a drummer living in his mouth*. A fine guitar player, and a great voice to boot, he's just in the midst of finishing off his new record. His live show encompasses beatboxing, loops and acoustic guitar, all blended together in a mish mash of styles drawing on influences as diverse as Bonobo and Boards of Canada on the one hand, and Andy McKee and Antoine Dufour at the other. 

*Not really, but you'll think he does.

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