EVENTS

VENN 21

Coming soon

VENN 21 performers rehearsing at The Warren Youth Project in Hull

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.

Watch this space for details!

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.

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Schedule

7pm Doors Open

 

Rich Mix in-house DJ

Jay Johnson 7.30pm

Acoustic Rap

Jay Johnson performs acoustic rap at the MMC Takeover Tuesday @ Rich Mix, 7pm on 3 August 2021Jay 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

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, DJ and producer Jelly Cleaver performs at the MMC Takeover Tuesday, 8.30pm on 3 August 2021

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

Renato Paris headlines the MMC Takeover Tuesday @ Rich Mix on 3 Augutst 2021 at 9.30pmThe 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)

 

Can’t make it on the day? Donations are welcome here or by texting 25DONATE to 70085Thank you!

London Landmarks Half Marathon

London Landmarks Half Marathon

Sunday 1 August 2021

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is the only half marathon that passes through the City of London and Westminster.

Join us on Sunday 1st August 2021 and support runners fundraising for The Midi Music Company.

Line up:

Jules

Hailing from a small rural town of Southeast London, rapper, singer-songwriter and spoken word artist Jules depicts her stories and experiences through lyrical rhymes and experimental melodies.

Proud of her Chinese ethnicity, Jules is ready to shake up the world of hip-hop with her unique tone and style. Her debut EP Take Care of Yourself earned her radio support from Choice for Music UK, RTM.fm and CFMU (Canada), multiple semi-finalist positions in songwriting competitions and festival slots at Camberwell Fair and Joy Ruckus Club 3. She is currently working on a second EP project set to be released later this summer!

Listen to Jules on Spotify here.

Blu Rodriguez

Blu Rodriguez (formerly known as Davinah) is a charismatic and engaging singer and performer with over 10 years of professional singing experience across festivals and large events as well as creating her own music. Adaptable and talented, recognised for particular skill in capturing and commanding a crowd and regularly requested for vocal work by independent artists.

Regularly performed as lead singer in live events for more than 3000 spectators over a 2 week period while on tour and has contributed to backing vocals of a number of songs for The House And Garage Orchestra and other artists.

Listen to Blu Rodriguez on Spotify.

Crouton Cannon

Funk band Crouton Cannon deliver infectious grooves, soaring vocal harmonies and witty lyrics that satirise modern life. Inspired by Vulfpeck, Scary Pockets and Steely Dan, the band coined their name after catching (vegan) croutons fired into the audience at a gig by their favourite artist. Hailing from all corners of London, the band members have explosive chemistry when they bring the funk on stage.

Crouton Cannon are winners of the Re:Sound Lewisham competition, receive airplay on Soho Radio and in November 2020 performed to an audience of over 3,000 at the Live From Lonely Town virtual festival. Their debut album Soup Sessions will be released in Autumn 2021.

“The band takes cues from jazz, soul, funk, pop; you name it and this band converts it into sheer awesomeness.”
Get Some Magazine

“Crouton Cannon are always a breath of fresh air.”
Phonograph Me

Listen to Crouton Cannon here on Spotify.

 

Can’t make it on the day? Donations are welcome here or by texting 25DONATE to 70085. Thank you!

The Breakout Club x Independent Week Special

Monday 23 March 2020

100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London W1D 1LL

Doors 6.30pm – Open Mic 7pm – Show 7.30pm

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Unfortunately, we have postponed this event until further notice, in order to safeguard against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Your welfare and that of our visitors, supporter and volunteers is most important to us.

The details below are for information only:

£5 entry ages 18+ ONLY (ID may be required)

The Midi Music Company is pleased to join forces with Independent Venue Week for a special night at London’s iconic live music venue, the 100 Club. Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of music venues that gives fans somewhere to get up close to artists who one day, may be filling stadiums and festival main stages.

The Breakout Clubis a night of eclectic live music, showcasing the finest acts from MMC’s artist development programme CICAS®.

Hosted byOla Torch, DJ NGis on the decks spinning uplifting, funky vibes. Spaces are limited for open micspots. REGISTER NOW at theteam@themidimusiccompany.co.ukor call 020 8694 6093.

LINE-UP:

Terra Viva (headline)

Rock // Italian folk // // Jazz // Punk // Balkan

South London 5-piece band Terra Viva, born to discover their Italian roots, blend a unique sound with a delicious London twist. Social and political themes are delivered with a theatrical feast of infectious grooves for a hip-shaking, foot-stomping good time!

soundcloud.com/terravivamusic

LazyTalk

Punk // Reggae // Ska // Jungle // Indie

Formed in a crypt under a Kings Cross church, LAZYTALK tells stories about love, life, lager and the messed-up world we live in, fusing Indie, Reggae, Ska, Punk, and Jungle. Its music from the heart with beats you can skank to.

soundcloud.com/lazytalker

Davinah

R&B

London singer songwriter Davinah is fresh a sell-out tour with The House & Garage Orchestra. Davinah uses her creativity to encourage others to follow their dreams, emphasising the importance of sisterhood and the uplifting of our fellow sisters and brothers.

soundcloud.com/davinah

Signkid

Hip-hop// Rap // R&B // Urban

Signkid is a writer, producer and a multi-lingual Deaf hip-hop artist, creating beats and performing Sign Song rap in British Sign Language. Big Issue top changemaker 2019, Signkid was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy and creatively raised in London.

soundcloud.com/signkidcloud

Can’t make it? Donations are welcome here or please text 25DONATE to 70085. Thank you.

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