A People’s History of Music with Dave Randall


Wednesday 10th December 2014 – 7:30pm – tickets £8.00 / £6.00
The Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston

Do come along to this show – it looks like a great night… official blurb below….

A People’s History of Music: a radical, thought-provoking evening on the history of music in pictures words and sound.

As well as playing for Faithless and working with Sinead O’Connor and in his own bands, Dave Randall is the organiser of the highly acclaimed series of The Rest is Noise events, and producer of Freedom for Palestine by One World.

Advance booking a definitely recommended. Tickets can be ordered using the form below. All money raised from the event will go towards supporting the work of Counterfire.

Tickets: http://www.counterfire.org/news/17512-counterfire-benefit-a-people-s-history-of-music-with-dave-randall-nia-and-more-10-december

the hackney gentrification song

You know this place it means the world to me.
Knock it down build flats knock it down.
The first place I really felt home in London.
Now my life is in bags and my heart’s on my sleeve
And there’s so many memories I’d rather not leave.

When I moved here ‘The Four Aces’ club still stood proud
And ‘The Vortex’ on Church Street was in with the crowd.
Now ‘The George‘ is up next and my dear studio
And Vogue says that Hackney’s the in place to go.

Tesco’s are popping up like unwelcome weeds
And they just put a pound on the price of a pide.
The places we used to shoot pool: they’re all gone.
Whilst the prostitutes, pimps and drug dealers look on.

Louisa Jones on accordion

Music studio space available in Dalston, Hackney

I am looking for someone to share my lovely music studio in Dalston Culture House next to the Vortex, N16 8JN.

It would suit someone who needs a teaching, recording or practice space for solo or small ensemble work.

Ideally you would want to use the space 1 – 2.5 days a week and be up for paying £70-£150 towards the costs

Contact me via mail (at) robingrey (dot) com

a few gigs…

i have some gigs coming up in the next few weeks which i thought i should mention given all the photos of rehearsing!


tuesday 6th october
permaculture picturehouse @ passing clouds, dalston – 8pm
should have full band for this caberet harvest festival love-in.
see http://www.naturewise.org.uk/

passing clouds


friday 30th october
robin and friends @ lemon monkey, stoke newington – 7pm
this gig has been CANCELLED… well postponed really…

i have the whole night – will probably get others to play too to keep me company – postponed for now



sunday 27th september
the wired festival @ the vortex, dalston – 2.30pm
another wonderful bill from the delightful kevin molloy and friends – i can’t wait to see fiona bevan and roxy rawson play again





…as you can see these are all pretty local to me – if you want me to come and do a show near you (or perhaps in your front room?) please hollar – i have just done a house gig in hampshire and it was divine!

oh… and check out Brian Hooper – he blew my socks away a few days ago  – http://www.myspace.com/brianhoopersouthampton – listen to “you made changes”