We were asked by The Sick Of The Fringe to put on a gig as part of their festival this year to showcase some of the best music from the burgeoning learning disabled and London’s DIY music scenes. We’ve got The Carbonators, Joy-Rides, Richard Rock n Roll and 2Decks and his band for a gig of wild euphoric abandon, future rock n roll and accessible, integrated music for everyone! An open, forward-thinking event with four exciting, unpredictable groups removing disabling barriers for audience and performer alike. You can buy tickets and check out all the info below…
The Carbonators are from Croydon and formed in 2011 initially to perform alongside the legendary Damo Suzuki (ex-CAN). Since then they have honed their own unique blend of digital blues, punk/new wave, soul and free jazz/improvised music all mixed up into good phonics.
Joy-Rides have existed for 11 years without compromising or practicing and have now swollen to seven people who make noises. There’s big noise and shouting and its theatrical and spectacular and visual and intense and everyone gets very excited -not least the audience!
Richard Rock n Roll will be coming up from Billingshurst to perform a one-off improvised set for us backed by members of Joy-Rides. A regular for many years at the long running integrated night The RockHouse in Brighton. Richard RnR could rival Mark E Smith in the number of musicians he’s had back him over the years, turning up on the night with a folder of lyrics and a head full of ideas, a band will be formed there and then and you never quite know what will happen.
2Decks has been producing lo-fi Hip-Hop and singing in various bands since forever and is ready to go it alone and show the world what he can do. Now with a full backing band 2Decks merges the entertainment of a full on rock show with his rhymes. 2Decks is a rapper on a mission trying to make a difference for the special needs community.
Sat 18 Feb: 8pm – 11pm
Camden People’s Theatre
Flat Access / Accessible Toilet