Music : Sothiac Band with Roger Turner & Neil Metcalfe. Friday 30th June 19:30

Pat Moonchy : voice, synthesizer
Lucio Liguori : guitar, gongs
Paul Jolly : bass clarinet, saxophones
Roger Turner : percussion
Neil Metcalfe : flute

Doors 7:30 | Music 8pm | £8 cash

Pat Moonchy: vocalist/musician/producer/dj and ancient Latin singer songwriter with significant vocal range whose works are well worth exploring for any listener seriously interested in experimental music as well as underground music, sound art, as a part of her sound research also realised by Modular Station.During her artistic career she released forty Albums. She started as singer/bassist in the early nineties and played with hundreds of musicians in the course of his career. In 1994 opened The Moonshine Pub, an alternative-artsy place run until 2015.
She is part of the international avant improv ensemble Tai No-Orchestra who has acted at several prestigious Art Galleries.
Moonchy is exploring new trajectories in her intertwined use of voice as instrument, successfully integrating noisicianism into her language acquired by shamans in the Republic of Tuva in south Siberia and learnt directly by Maestro Trân Quang Hai who was a vocal coach of Demetrio Stratos. The solo efforts and collaborations of Pat Moonchy are rising in number, eclecticism and importance among them, a consolidated association with U.S. musician/producer Todd Tobias as Moonchy & Tobias duo releasing six Albums.
In 2015, founded the current project Sothiac moved in Berlin scored the release of two albums touring EU, Japan with 16 gigs and across China by train from north to Hong Kong, including a performance in the Manchurian capital Harbin, the first exhibition there of an European act. In summer of 2017 moved to London starting a new collaboration with the producer and sax and bass clarinettist Paul Jolly recording two Albums, playing with the cream of the UK avantgarde scene like John Russell, Terry Day, Sylvia Hallett and more.

Paul Jolly: After meeting the pianist and composer Mel Davis, a teacher at his school in 1962, Paul seriously began to explore jazz and improvised music.In 1969 he joined the People Band, an improvising group formed by Davis and the percussionist Terry Day. This association still lasts and it has impacted on all of his approach to creativity.Paul has performed in a wide variety of music projects – including two years as Musical Director for the Intriplicate Mime Company,  a member of the People Band and People Show, major European tours with the People Band, Big Chico, Mummy and Loverly – an improvising group featuring the singer Maggie Nicols. He also worked with many progressive rock groups including the cult 70’s band Sweet Slag, that opened for groups such as Black Sabbath and toured the UK as a support band for Eddie Grant and the Equals as well as appearing at iconic venues like the 100 Club and the Marquee.
In 2020 joing with Moonchy and Liguori in Sothiac project producing with 33Jazz the acclaimed Album “Superluna” and the Ep Tiamat. At the last played in Italy for several shows with the extended group formed with Ferdinando Faraò, Angelo Contini and Angelo Avogadri.

Neil Metcalfe: (flute), is a highly regarded and experienced flautist in the field of improvised music and has been active on London improvising scene since the 70s.
He has played with: Evan Parker, Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Dunmall, Lol Coxhill and Tony Marsh and was a member of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, considered by many to be the flagship European Improvising Ensemble.He has collaborated with John Rangecroft and Marcio Mattos over a period extending more than twenty years.
In 2014 Neil and John played with the ensemble Twelve for Twelve Musicians at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
His current output includes Cds with Paul Dunmall, Alison Blunt, Hanna Marshall and the Runcible Quintet.

Roger Turner : Turner has been working as an improvising percussionist since the early 1970’s, collaborating in numerous established and ad hoc configurations, solo work, work with electro-acoustic ensembles & open–form song, extensive work with dance and visual artists, plus specific jazz-based ensembles have brought collaborations with the most interesting european & international musicians and performers from Annette Peacock to Phil Minton, Cecil Taylor to Masahiko Satoh, Charles Gayle to Lol Coxhill, Derek Bailey to Otomo Yoshihide,  Alan Silva to Keith Rowe, Josef Nadj to Min Tanaka, Toshinori Kondo to Axel Dorner, etc. etc. He has toured and played concerts worldwide from Sydney to the Arctic, Tokyo to Belfast, New York to Beirut.

Lucio Liguori: aka “Lucky” is a guitarist composer, specialised in the research of experimental sound, introduced to music by hereditary propensity as a child of art. From ‘94, he organised alternative events/concerts for the Moonshine pub in Milan which he managed with Moonchy for twenty years contributing and spreading the voices of the underground collaborates with numerous international musicians from different backgrounds.
Formed in 2011 the Doubleganger group with his grandfather Pasquale “Lino” Liguori one of pionieris jazz drummer of Italy after the second world war, realising six cds and one more with the Italian label Setola di Maiale with Amaury Cambuzat (Faust) as musician, producer guest and in Doubleganger line up at the Schiphorst Avantgarde Festival in Germany.
In 2015 he moved to Berlin where he formed the project Sothiac which has been finalist for the Festival Musica Diversa Omaggio a Demetrio Stratos, in Cento, IT, playing around the world going in Japan and on route through the whole China. In early 2017 joined the Carlos Ugueto Ensemble, a cultural project turned to make known claves from Uruguay candombe and salsa from Venezuela through the improv-free jazz. In summer of 2017 moved to London starting a new collaboration with the producer and sax and bass clarinettist Paul Jolly releasing the critically acclaimed vinyl Album Superluna, Tiamat Ep and played several gigs. He is also a sound engineer.

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