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what's cookin' this month...

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: www.unionchapel.org.uk

In Brief

Wed 30th July; imon Stanley Ward with Paul Lush / Benedict Rubinstein (The Mariners Children) / Robert Hacker (Morton Valence)
Sat 2nd Aug; The Snakes
Wed 6th Aug; The Benjamin Folke Thomas Band

The Detail

Wednesday 30th July

Simon Stanley Ward with Paul Lush / Benedict Rubinstein (The Mariners Children) / Robert Hacker (Morton Valence)

A 26-year-old Londoner in a cowboy hat may not be your go-to man for authentic Americana, but Simon Stanley Ward is sharp-witted, knowing,and has a distinctive, high nasal voice that hits the spot on his self-penned country songs. With added twang courtesy of Champions Of The World guitarist Paul Lush.

Benedict Rubinstein is the new solo project of Benedict Rubinstein (The Mariner's Children, Peggy Sue). His songs are sparse with a delicate understatement. Lyrically he creates incredible confessional tales, often with an underlying darkness.

Robert Hacker fronts one of our most recent favourite bands Morton Valence, and by chance their new album 'Left' is out in August. Expect a full band show later in the year.

Saturday 2nd August

The Snakes (Full Band) / Boss Caine (Acoustic)

The Snakes, UK's new heroes of British country rock are back! Their eclectic new album 'The Last Days Of Rock'n'Roll' sees the band expanding on their established alt-country repertoire from Stonesesque country swagger through soulful Celtic folk to the dirty rock & roll of Mott The Hoople and Mink Deville, sharing a bottle of bourbon with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan along the way. It expands on its critically acclaimed predecessor 'Sometime Soon', with the added instrumentation of violin, sitar, saxophone and pedal steel, plus an appearance from Redlands Palomino's singer Hannah Elton-Wall.

Over the last 10 years, The Snakes have become known as the bad boys of alt-Country, with their guitar fuelled rock & roll, Uncut Magazine dubbed them as 'Muswell Hill's own Whiskeytown' following their appearance on Clubhouse Records' compilation CD, 'Divided By A Common Language - A Collection Of UK Americana'. Their debut album, 'Songs From The Satellites' brought them to the attention of legendary BBC Radio 2 broadcasters Bob Harris and Mark Lamarr, who both declared themselves fans of the band, with Mark Lamarr inviting them into the studio for a live session, having been particularly impressed by the dark, twang laden delights of live favourite 'I'll Be Around'. The 2nd album, 'Sometime Soon' brought further rave reviews including four stars in Uncut Magazine, along with repeated weekly airplay on Mark Lamaar's BBC Radio 2 show, as well as other national and international airplay.

Wednesday 6th August

The Benjamin Folke Thomas Band

The kitchen's favourite Swedish folkie returns to UK wish his band. This is a warm-up for Ben's appearance at the Cropedy Festival at the weekend.

It is six years since Benjamin Folke Thomas left the southern Swedish archipelagos to make his name on the London live circuit. He quickly found his feet; and his sound: An astonishing, explosive brand of Americana, delivered through supersonic guitar picking offsetting moody baritone vocals, like a cross between Robert Johnson and Warren Zevon. His live shows have attracted a dedicated fanbase and rave reviews, including Q Magazine ('stunning playing his finger-picking is the best you will ever hear') and The Guardian ('stands out like Oliver Reed at an AA meeting'), Sunday Times ('reminiscent of Greenwich Village circa 1965').

After this show we'll be having our usual summer break. Happy days!

Coming up...

Wed 3rd Sept; TBC
Sat 6th Sept; TBC
Wed 10th Sept; Morton Valence / Small Engine Repair
Wed 17th Sept; TBC
Sat 20 Sept; TBC
Wed 24th Sept; TBC

And then after this we'll closed and off on our summer holidays until Wed 3rd September.

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