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SHIP OF FOOLS XMAS SPECIAL: Madam / Twenty-One Crows / Special Guest: Patrik Fitzgerald

Posted in 1, Live events on December 4, 2012 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:



Twenty-One Crows
Special Guest: Patrik FitzgeraldSunday 9 December
Doors 7.30pm

Bar & CO Temple Pier
Victoria Embankment
WCR2 London
Closest tube: Temple, Waterloo, Embankment


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Madam is the project of writer/producer Sukie Smith, who play passionate widescreen, nocturnal music.
Their latest album Gone Before Morning is the follow up to the universally acclaimed debut In Case of Emergency and it was recorded mainly at Real World Studios (Peter Gabriel’s converted mill in Wiltshire).
Madam make a stunning soundtrack of dark foreboding sensual beauty.
They conjure songs of loss and triumph which are confessional yet secretive, fragile and powerful.
‘Seductive blend of stealth,soundtrack atmospherics and skittering
pop, smoldering sadness, beauty and erotic longing’ **** The Mirror

Twenty-one Crows are Jon Griffin, Dominic Plucknett, Rebecca Tann and Andy Thomas. This Brighton four-piece sound like they come from the depths of the American Midwest, as they spin dense and stirring tales of war, death and God against a backdrop of immaculate Pete Seeger-inspired folk.
‘Folk music rendered less as melodies of a people, more a forewarning to those who cross them. Pastoral music that won’t heal you, but it might help those down-at-heel.’ – from Supernormal Festival.

They released their first album ‘Sons Of Liberty’ in November. ‘Tired of life, tired of politics, tired of people. Twenty-one Crows’ almost pastoral retreat of an album throws the band into a small wooden shed, backlit by a single oil lamp, the sound of the swamp all around, giving a sonic warning to a world that just won’t listen.’ – Paul Rigby ‘Music Week’

Acoustic punk troubadour fondly remembered for songs such as “Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart” and “Backstreet Boys”, independent releases which led to a deal with Polydor in 1979. His early records were short, sharp and sarcastic slices of life bashed out on a battered guitar; later, he broadened his canvas to include other instruments and a more sophisticated use of social comment and wry observation. Patrik has continued to make interesting and accomplished albums sporadically over the years and a new one, Subliminal Alienation, is soon to be released. For an artist who never sold huge numbers of records, the extent of Patrik’s influence is remarkable – recent years have seen the completion of both a feature-length documentary film and a tribute album featuring contributions from Jello Biafra, Benjamin Zephaniah and Chumbawumba among others. Resident in New Zealand for many years, Patrik has recently moved back to London.

*Ship of Fools promotes and supports the best of contemporary folk, electronica, neo-classical and avant-garde presenting a bi-monthly a selection of both established and up and coming acts.*

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