Thursday, February 04, 2010

Kat Drake

There was a good turn out at St Catherine's Church (SE14) last Friday for the Bold Vision benefit with 250+ people packed in for a programme of music, comedy and drama. It's clear that momentum is growing to convert the empty undercroft of the Telegraph Hill Centre in Kitto Road into a community cafe, with £30,000 already raised towards the estimated total budget of £80,000.

As well as local classical musicians playing the Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns, music included blues band Little Devils and Mazaika, whose Russian accordionist Igor Outkine played a selection of Abba songs. They've both been featured on Transpontine before, but new to me was Kat Drake - a New Cross-based folk singer with a beautiful voice. She has even written a song called Telegraph Hill, so that's another one down for the great South London songbook.

Here she is singing a version of Damien Rice's Volcano with the American singer Tommy Wallach:

Kat is also part of Cloak and Dagger, up and coming electro-folk outfit. Here's the video for their track Along Came the Spider:

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