Guillemots to play two intimate acoustic shows in London


The celebrated London-based experimental pop group Guillemots are hosting two nights of purely acoustic performances at Village Underground on 30th – 31st of March.

Fyfe Dangerfield and his band will be performing a very special live and unplugged set, featuring new and old songs, within an intimate candlelit setting in the Victorian warehouse interior of Village Underground. Over two consecutive evenings Guillemots will co-curate a magical and varied line-up of music, performance and spoken word inviting friends and like-minded artists to join them.

Positive Blackout will be an evening dedicated to the purity of acoustic and will showcase artists whose magic extends beyond, without the need of microphones and a powerful PA.

And by acoustic, don’t read gently strummed guitars and lyrics about heartbreak. These two nights will range from psychedelic songwriting legend, Robyn Hitchcock to cutting edge cellist Oliver Coates. From the punk-poet laureate John Hegley to the delicate soundscapes of Thomas Feiner. From psyche-soul chanteuse Mary Epworth to cynical balladeer and Aisle16 poet Luke Wright. More treats are also being planned including top percussionist Joby Burgess’ Powerplant project to clog dancing and modern folk under the working title: Grand Ole English Opry. Each artist will be invited to perform a 10-30 minute set with Guillemots putting in solo appearances of their own in between. Then the full band for take to the stage each night – completely unplugged. Get there early!

“This is something we’ve wanted to do for ages”, says Dangerfield, “and Village Underground’s the perfect place to do it, the room just has an aura to it as soon as you walk in. I love the idea of gigs like this where there’s nothing to hide behind. It’s that bit more personal and dynamic for everyone.”

30-31st March 7pm
Tickets: £17.50 Arrive early and bring a cushion! Village Underground +44 (0) 20 7422 750

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