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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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Edge of the Outside at Sassoon Gallery, Friday 30 September

Posted in 1, Live events on September 26, 2011 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:


an evening of experimental sound, perfomance art, the weird and the extraordinary in South London… …

In collaboration with and featuring:




30 September 7.30pm – 22.30 FREE ENTRY

THE RECKLESS ENGINEER The Reckless Engineer creates shifting sonic textures by manipulating pre-recorded audio, with results ranging from the ephemerol, to the sometimes brutal.

THE BOOK OF THE WEST Pim Jones and Sarra Francis met at Goldsmiths College, London in 2008 as undergraduates on the Popular Music degree course. After several academically successful collaborations, the duo decided to continue working on projects after university. Jason Dickinson was later invited to join, whereupon The Book of the West was formed. The Sassoon Gallery event, The Edge of Outside marks the debut public performance of their, ‘improvised, electronic and unexpected’ music. 

 Sassoon Gallery 213 Blenheim Grove Peckham SE15 4QL

The Sassoon Gallery is a project space that showcases the creative practices of artists from Peckham, London and beyond. Currently curated and managed by Sisters Burn, the gallery’s program includes exhibitions, live art, performance, events, lectures and workshops.


Klarita Pandolfi’s new work ‘Resistance’ on show at the Crypt Gallery in the exhibition Caged Bird Sings from 15 to 20 April 2010

Posted in 1 on April 13, 2010 by Kaparte

Caged Bird Sings
15. Apr – 20. Apr 10 / The Crypt, St Pancras Church

Private View 6 – 9pm, or 12:30 – 6pm until 20 April

Privateview: 15. Apr, 6 – 9pm

A show about breaking the ties that bind

Bare/not Projects are first-time curators from Central St Martins. Our debut show – Caged Bird Sings at The Crypt Gallery – is a group project with 21 artists, sculptors, film-makers and photographers who have an open brief to deconstruct and challenge ideas of restriction.

These artworks confront the illusion that we alone control our lives; an antidote to the media’s influence on our perceived autonomy; where liberated individuals are praised whilst stereotypes, moral panics, religious beliefs, political ideologies and sexist or racist perceptions are perpetuated.

With themes ranging from immigration and cultural identity to sex trafficking and claustrophobia we want to explore the wider issues surrounding restriction.

– Is security, which undermines liberty in the name of protection, desirable?

– Is what we feel as an act of freedom lived as an act of violence by someone else?

– Are these binds inevitable or self-imposed by our collective or personal conscience?

– Can there be a world with ‘no conformities, no clichés, myths or anything which is given or dictated; where it is possible to eschew conflict because everyone is allowed to be different’ as defined by anthropologist Roland Barthes?

– Is freedom really the ultimate goal?

We’ve joined forces with charities Stop the Traffik and the Anti-Slavery Organisation, and will be holding a symposium in the Crypt on 17 April to investigate our theme and talk about the legacy of restriction and censorship in art history. Visit for more information or follow us on Twitter (@barenot) and Facebook.

Private View – 15 April, at The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA; from 6 to 9pm, with drinks, a DJ and a performance by artist Taciana Coimbra. The gallery then runs from 12:30 to 6pm until 20 April

Featured artists – James Roper, Klarita Pandolfi, Eoghan Deane, Antonio Pagani, Dorothy Yoon, Reme Campos, Jo Young, Paul Dawes, Kika Nicolela, Hester Jones, Stella O, Daisy McMullan, Sarah Misselbrook, Andrew Graves-Johnston, Taciana Coimbra, Domenico Bolano, Luigi Menichelli, Max Lamour, Arturo Zavala Haag Tom Lovelace and Elizabeth Shingleton

Curated by Bare/not Projects (Dinea Smith, Silvia Caso and Kate Weir)

The Sound of Water: a visual & sonic event

Posted in 1 on March 14, 2010 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:
The Sound of Water
A visual & sonic event

The symbolism of water has a universal undertone of purity and fertility. Symbolically, it is often viewed as the source of life itself as we see evidence in countless creation myths in which life emerges from primordial waters. 11 artists photographers and four music acts celebrate the relationship between the element and the surroundings, showing with their images and sound their personal vision of water, simply on a boat, on the Thames.

Thursday 18 March
Bar & Co, Temple Pier
Victoria Embankment

Robert Allwood, George Bush, Sophia Dawson, Kelvin Hayes, Ben McDonnell, Angela Last, George Koutsoudopoulous, Poison Creeper & Andrea, Karoliina Hujanen, Grahame Rockhill, Dominic Simpson

Gagarin, Platform Five (5), Adam Donen, Will Connor (Vultures)

Plus s selection of tunes from opera to post-industrial and special visual effects…

Curated by Klarita Pandolfi

Doors 7.00pm
Entry £5 on the door

Ticket Info: £5

Ship of Fools 7 March: Roger O’Donnell / Madam

Posted in 1 on February 23, 2010 by Kaparte
Kaparte Promotions & Tursa present:
Ship of Fools Club
Sunday 7 March

@ Bar & Co,Temple Pier
Victoria Embankment
London WC2R 2PN
Doors 7.30pm, Tickets £6 adv from:     or £8 on the door.
Info line: 07870 832 505 or email:
A rare London appearance for Roger O’Donnell who has created a new composition exclusively for Ship of Fools Club entitled ‘Winter, Autumn, Spring’. He has recently played with members of the Corktown Chamber Orchestra in the Trinity Church in Toronto. Needless to say that we are absolutely thrilled to have him on board.
O’Donnell’s history will always precede him—how many others can say they played keyboards for the Psychedelic Furs and The Thompson Twins, and was a long-standing member of The Cure?—but such background is almost incidental in the case of the solo releases. They signify not just a new chapter in his career but an altogether separate volume, and anyone expecting songs remotely resembling The Cure’s should look elsewhere. At this stage, O’Donnell has nothing to prove and could easily rest on his laurels, which makes the pleasures afforded by his wonderful solo material all the more satisfying. – Texture Magazine –  
Madam is the project of singer/songwriter/producer Sukie Smith, Her abum ‘In Case of Emergency’, out on Reveal Records in 2008, featured cameo appearances from fifteen other musicians including former Rockingbird Sean Reed and received outstanding reviews from the national press.
Last year she took the stage of the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Black Box Recorder and supported Hugo Race (ex Bad Seeds) in his London appearance.
Madam will play a full line up set including recent addition John Mercedo from Queen of Swords, whose soundscapes have become integral part of the cutting edge and nocturnal sound of the band.
‘Sukie Smith, better known as Madam, has a rare ability to combine the smoky, nocturnal atmospherics conjured by PJ Harvey or Portishead or the Velvet Underground with a pop sensibility’ – The Independent, One to Watch –  

With Friends Like These double CD launch

Posted in 1 on January 12, 2010 by Kaparte
Kaparte Promotions & Tursa present:
Ship of Fools Special: ‘With Friends Like These’ compilation launch party.
Live sets by:
Susan Matthews
Eva Eden
Will Connor (Vultures)
Sunday 7 February
Bar & Co, Temple Pier
Victoria Embankment
London WC2R 2PN

Info line: 07870 832505
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £6 in advance:
£8 on the doors
February 2010 will see the release of the much awaited Tursa/Kaparte compilation ‘With Friends Like These’, distributed by Cold Spring.
While the exact date of the release is still to be confirmed officially, we will be having a launch party on Sunday 7 February as part of the new program of Ship of Fools Club.
It will take place on our favourite boat on the Thames, Bar & Co, Temple Piers on Victoria Embankment, where there will be short live sets by some very special guests.‘With Friends Like These’ is a double CD featuring 39 tracks by worldwide artists.

This compilation is a group effort produced to enhance the quality of the work of musicians who are linked together by a passion for experimenting with new sounds and exploring the boundaries across various genres.
Ranging from traditional and dark folk, electronica, ambient, neo-classical and post-punk, but first of all, beyond classification.

Partly because of the increasingly fractured and ‘dog eat dog’ nature of modern music, we have and hope to continue to bring together artists from different genres to work and help each other with regard to concerts, promotion and recording.

We are absolutely proud and consider ourselves very lucky to have ‘friends like these’.

***The compilation CD will available at a special price for those attending the launch.***

Ship of Fools: iNiT + Roshi + Alex Monk

Posted in 1 on December 12, 2009 by Kaparte
Sunday December 13, 2009 at 8:00pm 

Bar & Co Temple Pier

Victoria Embankment
London, England WC2R 2PN Get Directions

Kaparte Promotions & Tursa present:
Ship of Fools Club
(Christmas Special)
with iNiT, Roshi, Alex Monk
Doors 8.00pm-11.45pm
Tickets £6 in advance from:
Info line: 07870 832505

iNiT plays sultry dancefloor sounds with an electro edge. Cabaret, electronica, rock and Middle Eastern influences fuse into a smokey eyed kaleidoscope. Songs of burlesque, urban angst and lurv are performed with outright audacity, plenty of tongue in cheek but almost always – a grain of truth. Their work entails both the creation of sound and a visual exploration of it. The latter is particularly evident in their colourful live performances. Think Depeche Mode, think Marc Almond, think dry ice and pulsating energy.

Roshi: Born in Wales to Iranian parents, Roshi Nasehi is a singer -writer who presents her own evocative songs alongside sometimes quite radical interpretations of some of the Iranian songs she was brought up listening to. Her songs reflect her origins, influences and experiences in a personal and unique way accompanied by unusual piano or keyboard arrangements, her voice airy and tender but possessed of an inner power. It’s an unusual sound world combining Roshi’s intimate singing style and Dids-Gagarin’s experimental electronic powers and haunting string layers create a unique genre-crossing, exotic, folktronica landscape.

Alex Monk is a musician and producer based in London and is fond of experimentation and improvisation, combining acoustic and digitally processed elements. Subjecting the guitar and found sounds to a variety of analogue and digital processes, Monk’s live improvised performances exhibit past, present and future sonic events. A creation of timeless artefacts akin to the apex of Post-Punk inventiveness, as well as today’s ecclesiastical drone rock.

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Ticket Info: £8 on the door/£6 in advance