Penya3

June 2021

MSCTY x Make Music Day x Summer by the River

MSCTY x Make Music Day x Summer by the River 21st June 2021, 6-10pm A celebration of London sounds Live performances from   Penya3 Lydian Collective Tania Nwachukwu Suitman Jungle Sooski   Plus   DJ Max Reinhardt (BBC Radio 3 / Soho Radio)     MSCTY in collaboration with Team London Bridge presents an evening of inspiring, eclectic music on the Thames with live performances from a variety of London-based artists serving up electronic soul, with Latin, Drum & Bass and jazz-fusion all part of the mix!   DJ Max Reinhardt from Soho Radio will host the event and DJ during the night.     Penya3   London trio Penya are lead singer and multi instrumentalist Lilli Elina, producer Magnus P.I, and percussionist Jim le Messurier.   Together they share their life long love affair with Cuban music with they blend with dhol drums and tablas from India, marimbas, vibraphones, and a myriad of found, sampled and electronic sounds from all corners.   http://www.penyaofficial.com/   Lydian Collective   With over 3 million Spotify streams and more than 1.8 million YouTube views, London-based instrumental jazz/fusion four-piece Lydian Collective are proving themselves a musical tour de force in the UK and beyond.   The Lydian Collective sound is a unique combination of accessible melodies, accomplished musicianship, hypnotic rhythms and an uplifting vibe, which has already been drawing in audiences from around the world. Having played at some of the most prominent venues in the UK and Europe – including Jazz Café London (supporting the legendary Billy Cobham), London Jazz Festival, Royal Festival Hall, the Main Jazz Arena Stage at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, So What’s Next? Festival Eindhoven, 606 Club, Camden Assembly and Union Chapel – Lydian Collective show no signs of slowing down.   Lydian Collective are: Aaron Wheeler (keys), Ida Hollis (bass), Todd Baker (guitar) Sophie Alloway (drums).   https://www.lydiancollective.com/     Tania Nwachukwu   Tania Nwachukwu is a Nigerian-British writer, poet and performer from London whose storytelling springs from profound, personal matters and from the lives and experiences of Black communities in Britain .   https://www.tanianwachukwu.com/   Suitman Jungle     Suitman Jungle is a creation of percussionist Marc Pell. He plays live Jungle and Drum & Bass mash-ups using his voice, a sampler, and a standing cocktail drum kit. Having started on the streets of L.A.'s Hollywood Boulevard busking next to Captain America, the show has toured supporting Goat Girl and Mount Kimbie, performed at Hospital Record's Croatian Festival Hospitality On The Beach, and received Arts Council England funding to create theatre shows at The Roundhouse and Canada Water Theatre.   https://suitmanjungle.bandcamp.com/   Sooski   Sooski is a multi disciplinary artist, architect and music producer based in London. Her music has been described as experimental electro pop.   Being born in Sydney, raised in Tehran and with her formative years spent in London, Sooski draws from a wide range of influences in her work. The traditional music, stories and art of Persia are intertwined in her mind with the sights and sounds of modern day London.   In 2019 Sooski released her self-produced debut EP “SONGS FROM THE YARD, Vol. 1”. It gained an impressive amount of attention from the likes of BBC 1XTRA, Complex Uk and Clash Magazine.   Upon its release, the EP was ranked in the top 5 EP of the week by Jamz Supernova. Complex described Sooski’s style as “unrestrained and free-flowing” and the project as a “soothing distraction from the world.”   “The producer’s work married astute use of sound to a veil of mystery, with her improvisatory live performances showcasing a wide-range of ideas. Re-contextualising club tropes, her barbed electronics have a deeply physical edge, while there’s also a fondness for addictive melody.” Clash Magazine.   Sooski has been in the studio working on her new sound which continues to build on her previous work, maintaining the ambient sonic textures with a heavy dose of mystique and allure in the lyrics and subject matter. Sooski’s latest single “Mood Swings” is an accumulation of her love for experimental/avantgarde hip hop, alternative R&B and electronica music whilst also evoking her love for light and easy melodies.     www.sooski.com
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