Tots Gigs - New Year to Spring 2019 programme:
Daytime gigs for parents, and little ones with discerning musical taste!
A SoundsCreative Projects event
Buy a season ticket for all 3 gigs for just £20!
(advance ticket link closes at 9.15am on the day of each gig - tickets still on the door)
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.
Each month we bring 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, we always 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.
SoundsCreative Projects is working in collaboration with The Nest Collective to bring the brightest and best of folk, world and new music performers to the Tots Gigs stage.
Tots Gigs goers say ...
" Wonderful to hear real, live music and share this with our little ones"
"Thank you! LOVED IT! Such a pleasure to see such talented performers who interacted so well with the kids too"
When: 5th February, 5th March, 16th April (please note the April gig this season is on the third Tuesday of the month, rather than first) - see performer details below
Time: Venue opens 10.45am - gig starts 11am (music lasts 45 mins)
Venue: The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES
Tickets: £8 advance, £10 on the door - cash only little ones under 5 free!
(Gigs that fall in school holidays - 5s and over welcome £5)
Performing on Tuesday 5th February
As featured on BBC 6 Music, The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of singer-songwriter Jamie Doe, an artist dedicated to remedying the anxiety and fear present in everyone.
His second album ‘Love of Too Much Living’ was championed by The Guardian, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne among many others.
He has just released his much lauded and beautifully crafted third album ‘To the Islands'.
Performing on Tuesday 5th March:
Fiona Fey’s songwriting skilfully navigates between many worlds, from deep-rooted Psychedelic Folk songs to ornate Chamber Pop, she brings her witty charm and a critical gaze to everyday life. Her lyrics walk a high-wire between the sublime, the political, and the ridiculous, exploring the worlds of homelessness, advertising, and anti-feminist bees with equal candour. Her upcoming album Naive Wisdom incorporates all Fiona’s disparate influences into a set of powerful of songs that are bound to enthral and move anybody a little odd.
Get a little taster HERE
Performing on Tuesday 16th April
This month Tots Gigs & Tots Tunes creator, cellist Tara Franks will perform a special set with string duo partner and virtuoso violinist Preetha Narayanan.
A long term collaboration between these two performer/composers - Balladeste - is their duo identity with which they have released one album so far and are currently writing the second funded by PRS - a collection of new compositions - songs without words mixing contemporary minimalism with flavours of Indian and british folk, inhabiting an often meditative melodic space.
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