Music : Dave Draper & Mark Roberts (afternoon concert), Saturday 18th May 16:30

Dave Draper : electric guitar, loops, electronics
Mark Roberts : drums, percussion

Doors 4pm | music from 4:30 | £ donations

Dave Draper studied electronic music at Goldsmith’s College, where, with trombonist Joe Szarowitz, he formed the Ivory Coasters, a freely-improvising African-inspired dance band, interpreting some of the music he’d fallen in love with travelling in Kenya. Their fifteen minutes of fame lasted around four years, and two critically acclaimed 12″ singles.

In 1987 he got hold of a four-second delay/sampler/looper. The longest delay available at the time, finding he could get two bars of soukous guitar riff on to it! Magic! He spent some time writing tunes (!) before drifting back into free improvisation.

Dave’s output also includes sound installation, particularly Windmill Percussion, which saw the light of day at the LMC’s ‘Week of Small Miracles’ on Walthamstow Marsh in September 2000,  a radio show, ‘Almost Live’, during the first year of Resonance FM, and currently several soundtracks for videos, mostly by Doffy Weir.

Mark Roberts is a highly respected drummer and educator, known for seamlessly merging technical ability with musicality. Mark has over 25 years teaching experience and has taught many of the UK’s current most prominent drummers, placing particular emphasis on technique, individual musicality and personal playing style.

After years of success on the road and in the studio with the likes of chart-toppers D:Ream, Massive Attack and Neneh Cherry, Mark’s music currently lies across a wide variety of exciting projects. He also runs Panic Studios and hosts an eclectic radio show on Threads Radio.

His latest music endeavour is the eclectic sonic provocation of Blabbermouth, a new musical adventure in collaboration with PiL’s Lu Edmonds. Their debut full-length album, ‘Hörspiel’ was released in May 2019 and features a huge range of collaborators including Yat-Kha throat-singer Albert Kuvezin and Mekons singer Sally Timms.

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