Live Music in June at the Hackney Attic (above the Picturehouse!)

SAT 2nd JUNE 8.00 – 1.00. £4

!Bombo Tropical! ….. meet me by West Africa

!Bombo Tropical! comes to West Africa for a special night of live music jamming and sizzling hot DJs….. From Hi-life through to Afrobeat we are gathering a special group of talented musicians to explore the rich sounds of this tropical corner… check online for confirmed acts… DJs Kalina Crash&Burn and new member Junior will provide you with dance floor tunes… With Mighty-i Visuals on the walls… Come and travel with us!


Caribbean Unplugged 8.00 £5

Caribbean Unplugged is a new night featuring the best of Caribbean entertainment in the UK (London). The night will feature a house band (Tropical Storm) and various acts both local and international gracing the stages of the event. Caribbean Unplugged will be aiming to start in the month of June and be a regular night once a month

Highlights of Caribbean Unplugged will be

·    We will choose one random island per month to educate the crowd about speaking about the tourism aspect of the island and help boost the tourism industry for that specific island

·    We will from time to time have international acts over depending on their availability of them appearing in the UK

·    There will be a live house band performing a series of original and also covers of those Caribbean classics we all grew up to learn and love: TROPICAL STORM

Caribbean Unplugged is definitely a new night that you can come to and feel like you have gotten a taste of the Caribbean as the atmosphere will make you feel very comfortable and warm

THUR 7th JUNE 7.30. £4 / £3 / £2

THE BUS DRIVER’S PRAYER Feat. Nathan Penlington Eli & Roundhouse Poetry Collective

Nathan Penlington described by the Guardian as “an absolute sensation” will be giving an exclusive preview of parts of his new show Choose Your Own Documentary at this month’s music and spoken word extravaganza. Also starring: Roundhouse Poetry Collective and folk band Eli. Hosted by spoken word artist Richard Purnell.

FRI 8th JUNE 8.00 £7


The Gumbe Jazz



The very very special OPEN THE GATE have finally made their way up to the Attic…. Introducing the incredible Tony Dudu. Born in Guinea-Bissau he has been an important musical figure in the emerging ‘Palop’ sound over the last 2 decades. With his band a fine blend of talented musicians he’s going to get you up on your dancing feet! With guest KUDAUSHE MATIMBA :  Zimbabwean world-class Mbira & marimba player. Come and enjoy contemporary Guinea-Bissau music Gumbe Jazz Palop and beyond!

WEDS 13th JUNE. 8.00. £4


Folk modern presented by Steve Thompson (Blabbermouth) is a hearty display of mixed genre music from some of London’s best folk acts blues troubadours and able singer-songwriters; and occasionally hosts jazz and spoken word too. 5 acts a night means there’s something for everyone – a fast paced musical evening of London’s finest.

SAT 16th JUNE 8.00 – 1am. £6 /£5 Concs / £4 Members


Very few ladies harness more of this Soul we speak of than the moving sounds of Amira Kheir. Sudanese-Italian singer/songwriter Amira Kheir creates a sound inspired by traditional Sudanese singing and instrumentation blended with elements of Jazz Soul East/West African and Middle Eastern music. The result is a unique amalgamation of arrangements that give tasters of Sudan’s rich musical and cultural heritage whilst being reflective of our ever-merging world. Amira draws from her own multicultural background to create music that explores themes of home belonging and transcendental spirituality. To follow as ever we have the finest selection of Afrocentric dance floor killers will then take you (and your nyash) into the early hours of Sunday.

THURS 21st JUNE 8.00. £4 / £3 Concs / £2 Members


Adrian Roye produces richly emotive vocals and lyrical guitar playing in the vein of soulful singer-songwriters like Ben Harper Tracy Chapman and Jeff Buckley. Roye’s songs can veer dramatically in mood between haunting soaring and infectiously upbeat but explore narratives about conventionally marginalised characters and feelings. With a strong folk and afrobeat influence plus other roots genres making their way into irresistible mix as well.Will Robert’s honned his craft for strong groove-laden songs by busking around the UK as well as playing venues up and down the country as the frontman in various bands for the best part of a decade. Based in Cambridge but originally from the South West Wales coastline Will draws on folk rock and funk influences to develop his own brand of infectious guitar-based acoustic music.Caroline Trettine began her career as singer writer and rhythm guitarist for the Blue Aeroplanes. Going solo she was discovered by Billy Bragg and toured with him and Christy Moore. She has had an eclectic career experimenting with hip-hop making a dance version of Baudelaire’s ‘Le Voyage’ followed by an album of poetry and songs – ‘Ten Light Years’. In recent years she has written chamber musicals a string quartet beat songs satire and sonnets.

THURS 28th JUNE. 8.00. £6HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND CURATES… Feat SNORKELFresh from a headline show at the Garage in Highbury and blasting brass into the ears of festival-goers across the UK and Ireland HCB return to the Attic for the first of a series of very special nights. Every 2 months the nine-piece brass ‘n beats behemoth are inviting some of their favourite musicians bands spoken word artists and beatboxers to share the Attic stage to produce some truly unique moments. Ever wanted to hear crunchy electronica welded to a a six piece horn section plus sousaphone? A beatboxer going head to head(s) with two drummers? Some of the UK’s finest exponents of the spoken word mashed together with a nine-piece marching sound machine? This is the night for you.Hackney Colliery Band are rapidly establishing themselves as one of the most exciting live bands in the UK. Without a vocalist guitars keyboards samplers or drum machines HCB rely on nothing but air drum skins and shiny metal (and occasionally a megaphone) to create a huge sound striking visual presence and above all an incredible party atmosphere. Their latest single Prodigy Medley/Owl Sanctuary joins their previous singles No Diggity/House Arrest Africa/Right Foot Up Money/What’s the Time Mr. Wasp and their eponymous album in receiving worldwide attention and acclaim including radio play from BBC Radio 1 Radio 2 and 6Music in the UK.Check HCB’s Facebook page for guest announcements:

FRI 29th JUNE. 8.00. £5 / £4 concs / £3 Members


SiSSi is the recording name of  Austrian born singer songwriter Sissi Neumayr formerly of Ladyfuzz. Whenever (Love Song) is her debut release and it showcases her fragile emotive and unique voice. The Independent says that Oh Sister “the potential to be the next big thing on London’s music scene” and we wouldn’t argue with that. With honest lyrics and effortless guitar playing that shows the influence of quality Americana acts of days gone by this singer songwriter is definitely one to watch.Set against a music both gaunt and brutal swaggering and seductive East London two-piece Sullom Voe are quickly developing a reputation as a band going for broke. Led by Glaswegian singer Carson McColl and Iraqi-born guitarist Mo Al-Daami theirs is a new and unique voice; lyrically uncompromising and provocative.

SAT 30th JUNE. 8.30. £6 / £5 Concs / £4 Members

IN IT TO SWING IT Feat: Kamao Quintet

Plus Swing Patrol Dance Workshop! 7.30 (sharp)

Taking a break from the recent New Orleans American Swing craze we’re very happy and excited to welcome a Swing band taking more inspiration from traditional Manouche and Romani (gyspy) music with particular references to the World’s beloved Django Reinhardt. A particularly beautiful and moving form of of music but with a driving force of an all-encompassing swing-beat and “killer” jazz feel. Not your average Swing night folks… KAMAO QUINTET get the hearts a fluttering and the heels a smokin’. Get in on it. Get in on it all!

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  1. Tonight !Bombo Tropical! kick starts the 4 day weekend! With West Aftican vibes and a world-wide melting pot jam session!  Just £4