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Mon 13 October 2014

Irshad Ali Qawwali Party

Direct from Rajasthan to play at the Tusk Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne, this is a one-off London appearance for Irshad Ali Qawwali Party – four young exponents of this ancient Sufi musical form. Qawwali can be traced back to the…

Fri 15 August 2014

Kefaya

We’re very excited to welcome this band back to The Vortex, with their fantastic energy and kaleidoscopic musical influences, every show they do is absolutely spellbinding. Kefaya is a musical collective founded by UK-based musicians, Giuliano Modarelli and Al MacSween.…

Fri 08 August 2014

Shirley Smart Trio

Shirley Smart Trio featuring Bruno Heinen on piano with special guests to be announced. Seriously jazzy Eastern-flavoured music! Shirley Smart After 10 years living in Jerusalem, Shirley Smart now lives in London, where she has quickly established herself on the jazz…

Fri 18 July 2014

Bitch ‘n’ Monk + Laura Moody

Bitch ‘n’ Monk ‘Beatboxing soprano’ & guitarist Heidi Heidelberg and experimental flute-player Mauricio Velasierra first met in a tent in Taunton, fought over melodies in Paris, and are now gaining an eclectic set of fans from Yoko Ono to Ray…

Thu 17 July 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 16 July 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tue 15 July 2014

Adriano Adewale

Adriano Adewale is a mesmerizing multi-dimensional percussionist who follows in the footsteps of fellow Brasilian Nana Vasconcelos. His Raizes ensemble features Kora player virtuoso Kadialy Kouyate and Marcelo Andrade on flutes and Rikki Thompson on bass. Universally enthusiastic reviews in…

Sat 12 July 2014

Vox Voices

A drop-in vocal group on Saturday mornings. As much for the nervous as the vocally confident. Everyone welcome! It is an opportunity to get together, sing part harmony songs by ear, meet new people and sing in a friendly, welcoming group. Come…

Thu 10 July 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 03 July 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Sat 28 June 2014

Vox Voices

Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Thu 26 June 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 25 June 2014

She’koyokh

“One of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard), This amazing and charming band began busking at East London’s Columbia Road flower market. Now they perform in the famous concert halls of…

Thu 19 June 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Sat 14 June 2014

Vox Voices

Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Thu 12 June 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 05 June 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 29 May 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Sat 24 May 2014

Vox Voices

Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Thu 22 May 2014

Feed Your Soul present Eleni Mylona + Lateefah + Anya Chaika + Savannah Dumetz

Feed Your Soul present a night of new up and coming artists hosted by award winning vocalist Marcia Escoffery. Eleni Mylona is an acclaimed artist whose career started in Athens as a vocalist and expands today as a performer and…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 15 May 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Sat 10 May 2014

Vox Voices

Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Thu 08 May 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Sat 03 May 2014

DJ Kozber

Siriusonic Night with DJ Kozber and special guest    

Thu 01 May 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 30 April 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 24 April 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 23 April 2014

Gypsy/Eastern European Night – Kuma Lisa

  Kuma Lisa is an international trio based in London. The group combines the Eastern European vocal traditions of Bulgarian-born Mariana Bogdanova with Western folk/pop & jazz sensibilities of British born Rupert Gillett and Dutch-born Rob Stutterheim. The music that results…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 17 April 2014

ICHI + THESE FEATHERS HAVE PLUMES

ICHI “What on earth is this, it`s brilliant!” Steve Lamacq “Hilarious, bonkers and brilliant”! Lauren Lavern ‘Steel drums, maraca adorned converse, typewriters and ping pong balls all find musical homes during ICHI’s extremely well received set, as the Nagoya native…

Tots Tunes

NO TOTS TUNES TODAY – EASTER BREAK

Wed 16 April 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 10 April 2014

Tots Tunes

NO TOTS TUNES TODAY – EASTER BREAK

Wed 09 April 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 03 April 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 02 April 2014

Time Zone

Loz Speyer – trumpet, flugelhorn Martin Hathaway – alto sax, bass clarinet Stuart Hall – guitar Dave Manington – double bass Andy Ball – drums Maurizio Ravalico – congas Time Zone thrives on the idea of crossing the lines between different…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 27 March 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 26 March 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 20 March 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 19 March 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Sat 15 March 2014

Vox Voices

If you think you can sing, if you think you can’t if you love singing, if you’ve always wanted to be in a choir….  Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out. Vox Voices is an…

Thu 13 March 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 12 March 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 06 March 2014

Lucky Ranku

The great South African guitarist Lucky Ranku has been at the heart of South African music for over 40 years, playing, recording and touring with the likes of Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Dudu Pukwana, Pinise Saul as well as British…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 05 March 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Sat 01 March 2014

Vox Voices

If you think you can sing, if you think you can’t if you love singing, if you’ve always wanted to be in a choir….  Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out. Vox Voices is an…

Thu 27 February 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 26 February 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 20 February 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 19 February 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Thu 13 February 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 12 February 2014

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Sat 08 February 2014

Vox Voices

If you think you can sing, if you think you can’t if you love singing, if you’ve always wanted to be in a choir….  Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out. Vox Voices is an…

Tue 14 January 2014

Firefly Burning + Quest Ensemble

Firefly Burning Firefly Burning are an East London collective born out of a series of chance musical encounters. Bea Hankey, John Barber, Sam Glazer, James Redwood and Jack Ross create songs which paint sound pictures with Javanese gamalan, guitar, strings,…