The wonderful, wierd and wacky merry go-round world of What's Cookin' is currently at...

LEYTONSTONE EX-SERVICEMENS CLUB. An old haunt of the rock'n'roll kitchen. Its a nice function room, it has its own bar, and does real ale. And its cheap bar prices! Shows are normally EVERY Wednesday and the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month (and additionally the 5th Saturday if there is one). Doors open 8.30pm and we're normally done'n'dusted by 11.00pm-ish. As usual it'll be a free entry night with a collection to pay the musicians. PLEASE BE GENEROUS! Its the way we make the night work. Accompanied children aged 11+ allowed.

What's Cookin'...
Upstairs @ Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club
Harvey Road
Leytonstone, London E11 3DB

Leytonstone Underground (2 min)
Leytonstone High Road BR Station (10 min)

What's Cookin' SUNDAY SESSIONS @ THE UNION CHAPEL. The Sunday dates will vary so check the On The Menu page for what's happening. Doors open 2.30pm and we're normally finished by 6.00pm. These will be ticketed/pay on the door shows and prices will vary. Accompanied children aged 14+ allowed.

What's Cookin'...
Compton Terrace,
Upper Street,
Islington, London N1 2UN

Highbury & Islington Underground/Overground (2 min)
Essex Road Station (10 min)

Info on the lovely chapel here:

In Brief

Wed 19th July; Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band / Hannah Aldridge
Wed 26th July; Moonshine wagon (Spain)
Sat 29th July; Portable Radio

the detail...

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Dana Immanuel &
The Stolen Band

Hannah Aldridge

Wednesday 19th July

Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band / Hannah Aldridge (USA)

Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter currently operating from a north London hideout from which emerges a sound more usually associated with the bayou, triple filtered through bourbon, washboard, and a touch of alt-country eccentricity. With the five-piece, all-girl Stolen Band, Dana has been getting feet stomping aacross the UK folk, blues, Americana and rock scenes. Dana's music reflects her eclectic influences, from Alice Cooper to Hank Williams, routed via the bluegrass turnpike around the township of alt-country, and and her live shows with the Stolen Band are not to be missed.

Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Alabama Music Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, who is one of the most prolific songwriters of the modern musical era. With sounds ranging from blues in the Mississippi Delta to the dusty, dixieland jazz sounds from New Orleans, the musical stylings of Muscle Shoals on up to the primitive roots of American Country music, Hannah Aldridge leaves no inspiration or influence untapped.

Moonshine Wagon

Wednesday 26th July

Moonshine Wagon (Spain)

These Hispanic Hellgrass hombres stir up old-time into a frenzied mix of cow-punk hoedown. Double-bass, fiddle, banjo and guitar, layered with Basque infused English, giving a unique vocal style that forces the listener to hoof out and holler!!

Portable Radio

Saturday 29th July

Portable Radio

Taking influence from the Todd Rundgren, McCartney, Carole King, Brian Wilson, and a host of ace popsike groups and hidden gems like Emitt Rhodes, Sagittarius and Ned Doheny, Portable Radio make glorious pop music that lives in the pocket between power-pop, and psych. They like choruses and making catchy music. It's an exercise in music that's upbeat.

Portable Radio are recording their debut album, and those that have seen their workings-out have mentioned people like Left Banke, Al Jardine, Strawberry Alarm Clock, and Wings. As yet untitled, it'll be released on the fabulous You Are The Cosmos recordings.

Working with the band, be it live or in the studio, are some good people too, Robyn Gibson from The Junipers, Jim Noir (as himself), Ian Smith from Alfie and The Beep Seals and more! They're setting out to play their debut shows in July, promoting their single "Seven Hills/Could I Be The One?". They're Portable Radio, they make music, with no static at all.

Coming up...



Wed 30th August; Nelson Bragg / Duncan Maitland / Anny Celsi & friends

For all the latest developments please phone 07904 210218 or email Ramblin Steve

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check out the cd's "what's kickin... vol 1", 'What's Kickin'...Vol.2', 'What's Kickin'...Vol.3'
and our latest release 'What's Kickin'...Vol.4'

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