EVENTS

The Breakout Club Monday 20th November 2023 from 8pm at Fox and Firkin

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A night dedicated to celebrating emerging artists with an eclectic mix of live music, open mic acts, DJ NG and hosted by Ola Torch.

Hosting the night is Ola Torch with DJ NG (Ministry of Sound, The Factory After Party, Vauxhall) spinning funky vibes on the decks.

Call now for one of the limited spots on the OPEN MIC on 020 8694 6093 or email phil@themidimusiccompany.co.uk

FREE ENTRY to this stellar lineup:

Levitation Orchestra (headliner)

Shunaji

Evie Asio

Maisie Goulsbra

 

Levitation Orchestra

Following their formation in 2018 by musical director Axel Kaner-Lidstrom, Levitation Orchestra has earned a reputation as a visionary artistic collective, whose dynamic live shows have built a fiercely loyal following which stretches beyond the UK jazz scene and across genres.

The group has developed a uniquely egalitarian approach to creativity, and their “ultimate disregard for any boundaries” has allowed them to create a perfect blend of their diverse musical influences.

The 11 members include Plumm, XVNGO, James Akers, Maria Osu, Yuis, Eriksson Kaner, Mackwood, Paris Raine, Hamish Nockles-Moore, Emma Barnaby, and Axel Kaner-Lidstrom. Individually, they are all leading their own exciting projects: together, they make up Levitation Orchestra.

Get social:

Instagram

Youtube

 

Shunaji

ALT HIP-HOP + FUNK

Shunaji is a music producer, rapper and vocalist hailing from Rome and currently based in London. Her musical style blends jazz-influenced hip-hop with funk, soul and psychedelic rock flavours.

Shunaji’s releases have been acclaimed within independent music scenes in the UK and abroad, as she pushes the boundaries of mainstream music. Shunaji has performed internationally and across the UK, including festivals like Glastonbury Festival, Love Supreme, Montreux Jazz Festival and We Out Here.

She is the recipient of multiple awards including the PRS Woman Make Music fund, Help Musicians’ Do It Differently and MOBO awards, and Sound and Music’s Interpreting Isolation. In 2023, Shunaji was the winner of the European Parliament sponsored European Emerging Bands Competition.

In 2023, Shunaji’s single “Evil Cute” was featured by Jamz Supernova on her New Music Fix show on BBC Radio 6, and she was a guest on Jamz’s 50 Years of Hip Hop special show in August 2023.

Get social:

Shunaji – Evil Cute [Music video]

Shunaji – Why Don’t You [Music video]

info@shunaji.com

Shunaji’s Instagram

Evie Asio

Alternative Soul

Singer, composer and lyricist, combining traditional R&B sensibilities with Alt-Pop and Neo-Soul stylings, crossing genres including electronic soul, R&B-rock, UKG and EDM.

Get social:

Evie Asio’s Instagram

Evie Asio’s Tik Tok

Maisie Goulsbra

Acoustic soul

“Maisie Goulsbra’s silky smooth, melismatic vocal and songwriting join with guitar accompaniment to deliver jazz-tinged, acoustic soul.”

Get social:

Maisie Goulsbra’s Instagram

Maisie Goulsbra’s Facebook

[PIAS] & The Midi Music Company – Resonance

[PIAS] & The Midi Music Company are partnering for ‘Resonance’: a music industry panel and artist showcase event taking place at Peckham Audio on October 26th.

Event details:

  • 4.30pm – Doors open.
  • 5pm – 6.45pm – Panel: Corey Johnson (Defenders Entertainment, CYL, AIM), Pierre Hall (Speedy Wunderground), Kay Young (Artist), Dean Bryce (Don’t Sleep), Stella Reid (Rough Bones Records, AIM), and Mervyn Lyn (Strategic Partnerships Solutions Ltd, MMC).
  • 7pm – 9.30pm – Showcase: Kay Young, Arinola, Renato Paris, Indie Amoi, Bad With Phones, Shunaji, Manny Alexandra.
  • 9.30pm – 11.30pm – DJ set: Sweetestcape.

*Category 1 tickets provide access to the panel and showcases from 4.30pm (limited capacity).

*Category 2 tickets provide access to the showcase only from 7pm.

Ticket proceeds will be donated to The Midi Music Company.

[PIAS]:
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www.facebook.com/pias
twitter.com/pias_global
www.tiktok.com/@pias_tiktok

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The Breakout Club June 2023

Monday 26th June 2023 from 8pm at Fox and Firkin, 316 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6JZ

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A night dedicated to celebrating the return of The Midi Music Company’s CICAS® artists with an eclectic mix of live music and new talent.

Hosting the night is Ola Torch with DJ NG (Ministry of Sound, The Factory After Party, Vauxhall) spinning funky vibes on the decks.

Call now for one of the limited spots on the OPEN MIC on 020 8694 6093 or email phil@themidimusiccompany.co.uk

FREE ENTRY to this stellar lineup:

Rybes

Singer, songwriter and producer playing funk, jazz and electronic beats with warm, fat melodic guitar lines over deep groove bass & drum patterns.

Get social:

Rybes’ Instagram

Rybes‘ TikTok

Rybes’ Linkr.bio

Let Drum Beat

An exploration of musical sisterhood and cross-cultural creativity with Afro-Brazilian rhythms and original songs in Portuguese and indigenous Tupi-Guarani. Featuring Ines Loubet, Lizzie Ogle and Dani Zulu.

Get social:

Let Drum Beat’s Instagram

Let Drum Beat’s Facebook

Let Drum Beat’s Bandcamp

Damélola

Singer, composer and lyricist, combining traditional R&B sensibilities with Alt-Pop and Neo-Soul stylings, crossing genres including electronic soul, R&B-rock, UKG and EDM.

Get social:

Damélola’s Instagram

Damélola’s Twitter

Eucalypta LV

Singer, songwriter, producer and MC widely known on the UK Dance scene, whose EPs and singles have been played on BBC Introducing, XFM and Radio 1.

Get social:

Eucalypta LV’s Instagram

Eucalypta LV’s Spotify

The Breakout Club December 2022

Monday 5th December 2022 from 8pm at New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS

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A night dedicated to celebrating the return of The Midi Music Company’s CICAS® artists with an eclectic mix of live music and new talent.

Hosting the night is Ola Torch with DJ NG (Ministry of Sound, The Factory After Party, Vauxhall) spinning funky vibes on the decks.

Call now for one of the limited spots on the OPEN MIC on 020 8694 6093 or email phil@themidimusiccompany.co.uk

FREE ENTRY to this stellar lineup:

Avenue

Four London lads marrying disco music and indie rock with a real underground feel. Fans have described it as Nile Rodgers meets Noel Gallagher – disco Oasis.

Get social:

Avenue’s Instagram

Avenue’s Spotify

Avenue’s YouTube

Rebekah Reid x Täpp Collective

A dynamic and experimental loop pedal music collective led by violinist Rebekah Reid, Täpp creates unique sounds through live looping and improvisation, creating original music without end – No limits, no boundaries.

Rebekah Reid is a vibrant and versatile violinist, composer, producer and loop pedal artist specialising in classical and jazz repertoire, improvisation and composition. Rebekah has taken her solo live loop pedal set across the UK, with performances at the Portico Library in Manchester supporting Matana Roberts and Kelly Jayne Jones, Manchester Art Gallery for Sofar Sounds, and the Royal Albert Hall – the Elgar Room in March 2019. She has featured in Jazzwise Magazine, Fame Magazine, appeared on NTS and Worldwide FM, and her solo compositions have had radio plays on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction and BBC Radio 4 for the show ’28(ish) Days Later’.

Over the past 2 years Täpp has evolved into a collective keen to push the boundaries of music and contemporary string writing. Combining jazz rhythm section with classical string techniques and electronics, the collective craft unique sound worlds to capture a listeners’ imagination. Featuring collaborations with musicians from London and Manchester, the collective released their debut album ‘I like what I do // I do what I like’ in June 2021, and performed their debut as a collective at the Royal Albert Hall – Elgar Room in November 2021. Täpp has featured in Jazzwise Magazine and Decoded Magazine, appeared on Worldwide FM and had spins on BBC 1Xtra (Jamz Supernova), BBC Radio 3 (Elizabeth Alker and Linton Stephens) and BBC 6 Music (Moses Boyd for Guy Garvey’s show). Täpp Collective aims to stimulate your curiosity, break through stereotypes, and awaken a new music movement.

Get social:

Rebekah Reid and the Täpp Collective’s Linktree

Arinola

Arinola is a Jamaican and Nigerian producer born and bred in North-West London. At 20 years old, she is an accomplished music and vocal producer, singer/songwriter and pianist.

Get social:

Arinola’s Instagram

Arinola’s Tik Tok

Lesley’s Sunset

Lesley’s Sunset is a collaboration between South-East London songwriters James Beau Barclay and Jim Bell, combining indie, alt-pop and soulful sounds.

Get social:

Lesley’s Sunset’s Instagram

Lesley’s Sunset’s Linktree

Get Into Music: Industry Connections

For those seeking to forge a path into the music industry, join to drop-in for a producing workshop, panel discussion, networking and live music, on 11th October from 4.30pm at The Albany!

Our very own Founder and Executive Director Wozzy Brewster, OBE FRSA, will be speaking on the panel from 6pm onwards.

This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions, learn the trade of the business from some of the industry’s best, and to network!

This is a free-ticketed event and anyone 16+ is welcome! Click here to book. This is an exceptional opportunity, so don’t even think about missing out! 

BAFA UK Symposium: Be Seen Be Heard

The Midi Music Company is extremely proud to support BAFA UK with their first symposium showcasing the skills, passions & expertise of the Black diaspora across the arts.

BAFA UK is a network for Black professionals in the creative & cultural industries, to connect and form an unprecedented all-Black UK network. Their aim for the African and Caribbean diaspora is to bring greater equality, opportunities for career development, and to establish progression routes for emerging and established influencers across the Arts, Science, Education, and all of the other major disciplines – irrespective of age, ancestry, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and identity.

In accordance with BAFA UK’s mission statement, the symposium is the first event to start the overdue conversation that showcases some of the skills, passions, and expertise of the Black diaspora across the Arts. For the young to discover and gain access into the tapestry of Professional and vocational expertise and for all to come to collaborate, elevate and celebrate.

Sessions taking place throughout the day to include:

– Black Lives in Music
– Bass Culture for Community Benefit
– Get into Comedy
– Working in Radio & Podcasts
– Decolonisation of the Archives
– Visual Effects & Production Design
– Screenwriting
– Directing for Film + TV
– Comic Story Workshop
– Othello 21 screening
+ MORE, including a special guest performance

Where: The Albany, Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG
When: Friday 4th November, 10am-6pm
Price: Free

This is a free-ticketed event and all 16+ are welcome. Click here to book now!

 

Pop-Up Live in the Park – September 2022

The Midi Music Company proudly presents Pop-Up Live in the Park!

Saturday 24th September 2022 from 2pm at Margaret McMillan Park, 54 Glenville Grove, London SE8 4BP

Come down to Margaret McMillan Park on Saturday 24th September 2022 for an afternoon celebrating Lewisham’s diverse range of musical talent affiliated with MMC.

Our stellar lineup consists of CICAS® and CAPS members, as well as our wonderful MMC alumni.

Here’s who’s playing:

BARBARELLA

Barbarella is an Italian-English singer-songwriter, dancer and music producer based in London. She is the former lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the
band Barbarella’s Bang Bang. In the last 2 years, she has been working with producer and former Faithless guitarist Dave Randall who invited her to contribute
lead vocals for his collective SLOVO. Together they released the album Bread and Butterflies in 2020 and are now writing and recording her upcoming solo
album expected to be released in 2023.

Follow Barbarella on Instagram

RENATO PARIS

The great sounds of soul, pop, R&B, jazz and funk merge together to create the signature sound of Renato Paris. A BRIT School graduate, flourishing artist
and a regular on the vibrant young London Jazz scene, music has taken Renato all over the world and continues to hone his craft on the road. As well as
leading his own band, he is a key member of two-time MOBO award-winning band Moses Boyd’s Exodus, and regularly leads the popular Straight Pocket Jam at
Pure Vinyl Records in Brixton.

Follow Renato on Instagram and Spotify

EVIE ASIO

Evie Asio grew up in Lewisham, where she used the range of musical styles and artistic influences around her to begin writing songs. She started releasing in 2015,
with her most recent singles receiving national radio play on Jazz FM and BBC6 Music. Evie is now preparing to release her debut album ‘Contending and
Contention’ – a nine-track journey of self-love and the will to fight for one’s own peace.

Follow Evie on Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube

ANGELINA LUZI

Italian and English independent female recording artist Angelina is a singer-songwriter born in Italy and based in London. She produces groovy Indietronica
vibes mixed with jazz and ballad elements, creating her unique, genre-fluid sound whilst drawing the listener in with her captivating, soulful vocals.

Follow Angelina on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube

The Breakout Club - July 2022

The Breakout Club – July 2022

The Midi Music Company proudly presents The Breakout Club!

Monday 11th July 2022 from 8pm at New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS

A night dedicated to celebrating the return of The Midi Music Company’s CICAS® artists with an eclectic mix of live music and new talent.

Hosting the night is Ola Torch with DJ NG (Ministry of Sound, The Factory After Party, Vauxhall) spinning funky vibes on the decks.

Call now for one of the limited spots on the OPEN MIC on 020 8694 6093 or email

FREE ENTRY to this stellar lineup:

 

Monzanto Sound

Monzanto Sound is a band from London, fusing together different styles from the African Diaspora and combining them with a hypnotic, psychedelic edge.

They are a high energy, rhythmic group with an ear for space and simplicity, capable of getting any crowd moving.

Their sonic aesthetic is something that is considered carefully as they incorporate synths and effects in a way that has more inspiration from 90s dance and electronic music.

Mimi Koku, the lead singer, has a soulful, African sound and writes intentional, captivating lyrics, which have an emotional honesty that speaks on multiple levels.

People have described them as a blend between Can, Fela Kuti and Sade with dubby off kilter funk grooves.

Get social:

Instagram: monzantosound

 

Shunaji

Shunaji is a music producer, rapper and vocalist hailing from Rome and currently based in London. She adopts experimental approaches to blend jazz-influenced soulful hip-hop with gloaming trip-hop and a touch of synthesizer-infused funk.

Shunaji’s releases have been acclaimed within independent music scenes in the UK and abroad, as she pushes the boundaries of mainstream music. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the PRS Woman Make Music fund, Help Musicians’ Do It Differently and MOBO awards, and Sound and Music’s Interpreting Isolation.

Shunaji has performed internationally and across the UK, including festivals such as Glastonbury Festival, Love Supreme, We Out Here and Wilderness.

Get social:

bandcamp: shunaji

 

Eka June

Classically trained French-born singer and music composer, Eka June has made her debut on the London Jazz Scene.

Plugged into the contemporary music circuit, Eka June’s music emerges from lofi, trap and soul, writing from life situations as a way to reflect on them and find outcomes.

Soulful, laid-back, dreamy and atmospheric vocals combined with hip-hop grooves to create a music that feels fresh, vital and original.

Get social:

SoundCloud: ekajunemusic

 

Plumm

Plumm is a stage strutting, genre bending chameleonic dining with both light and shadow.

From jazz to rock to ambient to garage, Plumm’s distinctive tone and sound carries her through a live looped soundworld.

Get social:

Instagram: plumm.sass

Facebook: Plummofficial

Spotify: Plumm

 

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VENN 21

MMC are excited to be working with The Warren Youth Project  in Hull and Can You CIC It, the organisation which delivers Independent Venue Week. The VENN 21 project is a series of interactive workshops bringing together young creators from Hull and London to explore collaborative songwriting techniques, including sessions on music production.

Venn creators have worked together over two weekends in London and Hull, sharing ideas and developing their song concepts interpersonally and online, that will culminate in Live Music Showcase performances at the 229 The Venue in London on Friday 15th October 2021 and the New Adelphi Club in Hull on Saturday 30th October 2021.

London Showcase

229 The Venue, Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN

Doors: 6pm
Show: 7pm – 9pm
Tickets: ONLY £5 ENTRY! BOOK NOW.

MMC Takeover Tuesday @ Rich Mix

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Live music is back! Come through & enjoy an evening of the freshest music from rising talent on the local and global music scene! Entry is free to under 30s.

>>> BOOK TICKETS < < <

Schedule

7pm Doors Open

 

Rich Mix in-house DJ

Jay Johnson 7.30pm

Acoustic Rap

Jay Johnson is an award-winning musician and songwriter who moved to London and began making music before his teenage years. Jay’s naturally curious mind led him to learn the cello, then teach himself to play the guitar. He started listening to artists such as Bob Dylan, Paolo Nutini, and Ben Howard from his early teens, and as a result their influences can often be seen in his original works.

Jay eventually began by writing original songs, then busking the streets of London, followed by performances at pubs and venues. A few months after he started playing to live crowds in various venues, Jay decided to leave his previous career plans of becoming a doctor behind and to become a full-time musician. His most recent music features the styles of the early hip-hop artists, whom he was exposed to at an even younger age.

Listen to Worry About Me on Spotify.

Follow Jay Johnson: Instagram

8.30pm  Jelly Cleaver

Jazz // DIY

Jelly Cleaver is a guitarist, producer and singer-songwriter based in South London, and has been called ‘the next artist to make an impact on the London Jazz Scene’. She’s received the Steve Reid InNOVAtion award, signed to tastemaker indie label Nice Swan Records and was nominated for an Ivors Composer Award. With an eclectic taste in music, Jelly is heavily involved in both the jazz and DIY/punk scenes in London, running the regular Jelly’s Jams night at Windmill Brixton. She’s also an activist, and a strain of political dissent runs through her music.

Watch single VI II V on YouTube.

Follow Jelly Cleaver: Instagram

9.30pm  Renato Paris

Soul // Jazz // R&B

The great sounds of Soul, Pop, R&B, Jazz and Funk merge together creating the signature sound of Renato Paris. A flourishing artist and a regular on the vibrant young London Jazz scene, Renato’s music has taken him around the world, honing his craft alongside an array of global artists, including Julian Joseph, Burt Bacharach and Jorja Smith, to name a few. His passion for the art of song and improvisation knows no bounds. As well as leading his own band, he is a key member of two-time MOBO award-winner Moses Boyd’s band Exodus, and regularly leads the popular Straight Pocket Jam at Pure Vinyl Records in Brixton, having founded the world-renowned, weekly sessions.

Renato has been featured at: Grammy Camp LA, BBC Radio 1, BBC1Xtra, BBC Radio 3, Worldwide FM, JazzFM Awards, BBC Proms, BBC Maida Vale Live Sessions, Ronnie Scotts, NPR Tiny Desk and on London’s West End.

Listen to Common Ground featuring Renato Paris on Spotify.

Follow Renato Paris: Instagram

A major talent.
Anthony Horowitz (Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter)

Definitely a youngster to watch!
British Theatre Guide

His voice grabs you, is warm, soulful and will stay with you – Renato always delivers!
Julian Joseph (Composer, Educator, Broadcaster)

21st Century Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye & Jon Hendricks all-in-one!
Carleen Anderson (Vocalist, Composer, Lyricist)

 

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