Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Sounds of SE14

New Cross and surrounding area has been a source of musical creativity from the Music Hall-era through to punk, reggae and up to the present day. As part of the Telegraph Hill Festival, I will be doing a talk on 'The Sounds of SE14', illustrated with excerpts of music from bands and artists linked with the area (OK, I might stretch it to include bits of Brockley and Deptford). It's all planned for Saturday 5th March 2005, at the Telegraph Hill Centre (next door to St.Catherine's Church at the top of Pepys Road). Doors open with music from 8:00 pm, with the talk starting at 8:30 pm sharp with the aim of finishing by 9:30 pm to allow plenty of drinking time afterwards. Details are being finalised, but is should be £3 entrance including a free copy of my 'Deptford Fun City: a ramble through the history and music of New Cross and Deptford'. Expect to hear, and hear about, Louis Armstrong, Spike Milligan, John Cale (of Velvet Underground), Malcolm McLaren, Bonzos, Dire Straits, Kate Bush, This Heat, Alternative TV, Ozric Tentacles, Jah Shaka, Squeeze, Blur and much more beside.

4 comments:

Skitster said...

Brockley based wag Paul the girl is my favorite local and Clare and Co are very fond of the local klezma-goths Fantasmagoria. The Swear, too, are ace.

Is the festival doing a local music night to compliment your talk?

Phil Junebride said...

Do plan to attend the evening, but, in case of mishap, can the book be purchased elsewhere?

Skitster said...

'Deptford: Fun City' can be found, among other local pamphlets, on sale at SELFS, which is on every 2nd Monday of the month, upstairs at the Spanish Galleon in Greenwich. Details of the next meet with be posted up here soon.

Neil-NewX said...

Phil, great to hear from you, I am just getting the pamphlet reprinted (first batch sold out), but will happily send you a copy if you email me your address (to: transpont at hotmail dot com). The June Brides do get a mention, I know you were south east London based but I wasn't sure if there was a specific New X/Deptford connection - let me know as I would love an excuse to play 'Every conversation' at the talk.