Westow House hosts an ‘Our Big (Oxjam) Gig’

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments


Thursday nights are great nights to head out into Crystal Palace triangle for a beer, a bite to eat and – if you’re lucky – some brilliant live music.

Thursday 11 July is no exception.

In fact, it may well be the best Thursday night for ages, as Westow House hosts an ‘Our Big (Oxjam) Gig’.

[Let the venue know you’re coming by signing up at https://www.facebook.com/events/277421469062989/ and be entered into a draw for a round of four beers]

Our Big Gig (http://www.superact.org.uk/ourbiggig/our-big-gig-2013) is a celebration of community music running across the country – and Crystal Palace is just one of hundreds of places around the UK that will be sharing the party mood.

There’s a charity angle too. Any money raised will go to Oxfam, so expect to have a bucket rattled at you once or twice and maybe buy a raffle ticket or two – but the night is free entry and there are three fantastic acts playing live from 7pm.

Cellar Door are first on – and we recommend you make the effort to get in early enough to see them.

The duo, originally from a sleepy New Forest backwater, but now firmly resident in South London have spent the last few years developing a uniquely dreamy swamp-rock vibe that isn’t neatly pigeon-holed. With hundreds of gigs under their belts they specialise in mesmerising audiences through music that is born in the diverse influences of Radiohead, Nina Simone, The Pixies and PJ Harvey.

Find out more at http://www.cellardoormusic.com

Dearlove (https://soundcloud.com/ianand-1/penny-for-the-guy) are up next.

Folky, politically tinged and great fun, look forward to 30-or-so minutes of music that makes you know the band mean business.

And then to the main event.

The live JukeBox Mash-Up is a one-man-band human iPod with a knack for taking any requests that are thrown at him and mashing them into unique new compositions that blend a wildly varied range of musical genres into tantalising new shapes.

A regular in various venues around town (http://on.fb.me/14NL6xn), the JukeBox Mash-Up is a guaranteed hit and you’ll be begging for more by the end of the night.

The evening is one of the first Oxjam gigs of the year that will be helping Croydon’s ‘CROxjam’ festival top it’s fundraising total of nearly £5,000 last year.

Follow the event to find out more http://www.facebook.com/croxjam

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