Josh Kumra at Society of the Golden Slippers
We can now finally inform you that we will be joined by the wonderful JENS LEKMAN for a couple of intimate performances next Wednesday (18th July) at Blacks on Dean St, Soho.
Jens Lekman, born and reared in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a songwriter, adventurer and retired bingo hall employee. Traveling our globe as a wide open receptor of all it has to offer, Lekman repurposes for his own oeuvre the world’s great, lost pop hooks of past and present. He breathes into them his droll senses of humor, romance and melody and gives them a newfound buoyancy. Since his 2004 trifecta of EPs (Maples Leaves, Rocky Dennis in Heaven, You Are the Light) and right on through his acclaimed 2007 full-length, Night Falls Over Kortedala, Lekman has made hopeless romantics of us all. In a musical language that has roots in the work of Arthur Russell, The Magnetic Fields, Calvin Johnson and Modern Lovers, Lekman’s songs serve as a reminder to look closer at the world around us, to appreciate the beauty when it’s both in and out of context; at its most heartbreaking, its most loving, and its most absurd.
We have 4 pairs of tickets to giveaway to this special, one-off intimate evening with Jens. To enter, all you need to do is tweet why you love Jens Lekman, include @goldenslippers7 and we’ll add you into the draw. Winners will be notified midday on Monday 16th. GOOD LUCK!
Details of our next gig…
Blacks, 67 Dean Street
7.30pm for 8pm start.
RSVP to Jen for a place on the free guest list (very limited) firstname.lastname@example.org
(NB. For those who are new to the Society, please email with an introduction. Due to demand far outstripping capacity we have to prioritise music industry/press/media and club members in the first instance.)
Whether you know the name, you have probably heard the sound of Josh Kumra. The singer-songwriter who co-wrote and featured on the #1 hit ‘Don’t Go’, with Wretch 32. Now signed to RCA and in the latter stages of recording his major label debut.ALEXANDER WOLFE
“Alexander’s debut album ‘Morning Brings a Flood’ is the most beautiful album I have heard in years. Period”
NEW YORK POST
“A compelling debut record”
**** Q magazine
“An object lesson in how to wring out every last drop of emotion”
“A beautiful album with echoes of Nick Drake” The Sunday Times
Currently recording her ‘Bury It There’ EP with renowned producer Julian Simmons (Ed Sheeran, Guillemots), Kimberly Anne is carefully piecing together a record made with TLC, green tea and a dash of heart in your throat for good measure. Kimberly Anne ‘Bury It There’ EP due for release Summer 2012.
We are thrilled to be included in Time Out’s feature ‘101 best things to do in London’ under the subcategory 'Musical Treats'. Wonderful. Thank you!
And here’s our inclusion in Katie Antoniou’s Top 5 things to do in London - http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2012/04/25/the-101-best-things-to-do-in-london-katie-antonious-top-5/?fb_ref=.T5gUCUvfstk.like&fb_source=timeline
“Society of the Golden Slippers is fast garnering a reputation for punching above its weight - to paraphrase compere, Leisa Rea, it’s the biggest and smallest night happening in London.”
To access the whole review, please just on the link above.
Pictures from our January showcase at Blacks. Magnificent evening.
Happy New Year! Looking forward to sharing some magical musical feasts with you! And what a treat I’ve lined up for January 16th at Blacks…
Hosted by the ridiculously talented (and lovely) Leisa Rea…
Special guests include:
"Jesca Hoop’s music is like a four sided coin. She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night. Tom Waits
“Genuinely gorgeous…the likes of which come along all too rarely” Music Week
“The Lady Gaga of freak folk” The Independent
"…less preoccupied with shifting units than with gigging,..Albert Niland has yet to achieve the widespread and recognition his talent merits" The Sunday Times
“A voice that could make the coldest heart sing”…. Dublin Magazine
“Guitar Wizardry…” The Independent
"Destined to become a classic." The Independent on Sunday ★★★★★
“One of the best voices in music today … an out-and-out masterpiece.” Word Magazine
“…my God, I feel inadequate describing quite what it is she does, but I’ll try: she deploys all her training and extraordinary voice control to an entirely new approach to composition. She’s right out there, doing things nobody else is doing.” Jon Snow
(Pretty good eh!)
As usual, requests for the free guest lists to me - jr AT jenroberts.co.uk