Club Soda’s brutalist music project, Royal Boil Alice, performed live at London’s iconic Southbank Centre last week. Here is a film of the performance. Thanks to Drake Music for the opportunity to make this project happen.
Our brutalist band, Royal Boil Alice, will perform at London’s Southbank Centre as part of Concrete Dreams Weekend, which will reveal the stories of Southbank Centre’s 1960s buildings and their early artistic beginnings like never before.
The group worked together to develop the piece, ‘Echoes in Time’, which is inspired by the brutalist architecture of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s South Bank and the early concerts that were staged there. It is simultaneously a look into the past and a glimpse of what’s to come.
This is a new commission from Drake Music and Southbank Centre. The commission was awarded to musicians from the pioneering arts organisation Club Soda, which creates opportunities for people with learning disabilities to be happy and social, creative and productive.
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We’re really excited about this one!
The Mumbly Wolfs album launch and live show featuring Alan Courtis. The new album (limited edition only 100 copies available) will be on sale for just £5.
These amazing guest musicians will be performing:
Just £5 on the door. Bar inside. Wheelchair accessible venue.
Club Soda performers will be taking part in I AM AN ARTIST on November 10th at Croydon Clocktower. An event showcasing the talents of performers with disabilities. The Carbonators will perform as well as several DJs from the Soda Crew. Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org.
A song written by members of Club Soda’s The Beat Band, has been chosen by Graeae to feature on their online protest song hub. Footage of the song being performed live at Soda Beat earlier in the year, has been made into a lyric video to make it fully accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing audiences (see the video below). To see all the chosen songs from across the UK, go to: http://graeae.org/protest-song-hub/
- aged 18 years or over and who live at home with family, carers, or
- who live on their own and find it difficult to get out and about
Priority will go to people who get little or no funded support.
After several trips to the archives at the Southbank Centre, as well as numerous workshops and recording sessions, a ‘supergroup’ of musicians from various Club Soda bands (and especially named Royal Boil Alice for this project), wrote and recorded a site responsive piece of music called ‘Echoes in Time’. The following film captures the piece in all its glory.