Tots Gigs - Autumn 2018 programme:
Daytime gigs for parents, and little ones with discerning musical taste
A SoundsCreative Projects event
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For all parents who miss going to gigs in the evening! Tots Gigs is a monthly morning series of acoustic gigs for parents, with babies/toddlers in tow.
Bringing to the stage an eclectic mix of established & emerging musicians from the London world, folk and contemporary music scene. From percussive alt-folk via classical minimalism to high-energy experimental creativity, every month we programme a new artist/band to perform so there is music for all tastes.
These relaxed,inspiring and intimate gigs are for appreciative audiences of parents along with sleeping, feeding, wandering, dancing tots.
This Autumn 2018 season marks the launch of a new exciting collaboration with The Nest Collective to bring the brightest and best of folk, world and new music performers to the Tots Gigs stage, kicking off the season with a performance from the founder and revered Mercury nominated folk singer Sam Lee.
Tots Gigs goers say ...
" Wonderful to hear real, live music and share this with out little ones"
"Thank you! – LOVED IT! Such a pleasure to see such talented performers who interacted so well with the kids too"
When: 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December (First Tuesday of every month) - see performer details below
Time: Venue opens 10.45am - gig starts 11am (music lasts 45 mins)
Autumn 2017 Venue: The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES
£10 on the door cash only (unless gig is sold out in advance)
little ones under 5 free!
Performing on Tuesday 2nd October:
Sam traverses many worlds, challenging and pioneering folk music in diverse places and ways. He has two highly decorated albums to his name and a sound incomparable to his contemporaries.
In the past few years, Sam Lee has broken new ground by taking his distinctive take on traditional English & Scottish music to more than 20 countries, including Japan and the USA.
"𝑆𝑎𝑚 𝐿𝑒𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛'𝑠 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑘 𝑚𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑐" - The Guardian
Performing on Tuesday 6th November:
Gorgeous singer, song writer, Samantha Whates returns to the Tots Gigs stage. Despite living in the capital since her mid-teens, her heart, voice and songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition yet uniquely her own.
“Just gorgeous” – Tom Robinson BBC 6Music
Performing on Tuesday 4th December:
Davies & Daughters
Lush harmonies meet daring segues in a program of English, Serbian, Sephardic, Georgian, Bulgarian and French folk songs from this unique family vocal trio.
More info: soundscreativeprojects.co.uk/totstunes-gig
Tots Gigs is a linked project of Tots Tunes, sharing folk, jazz and world music with big and small audiences run by SoundsCreative Projects
Find out more about Tots Tunes classes - interactive, energetic sessions for parents and little ones. Come and learn some new tunes, folk tunes, revamped tunes. Weekly Thursdays at Vortex Jazz Club. #shakestompsing