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7.15pm, Thursday 5 June 2014

The Boy from the Crowd + Carli + Matthew B Ridley


2 Haverstock Hill, Camden, London NW3 2BL


Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door

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The Boy from the Crowd

The Boy from the Crowd is a London based alternative rock rhythm and blues band.

To sum up what they’re doing in a few words – rocking’ boutique tones and voodoo drums. Theres an raw power that is generated when you strip back music to it’s foundations and then rebuild it with electricity and flesh. It’s what makes rock n roll great. The little imperfections, riding on the very edge of disaster and knowing full well that any second it could all just fall apart.

Both guitarists Vinny Piana and Kevin have the experience to know when something is feeling just right. As a solo musician, Vinny has composed music for television documentaries broadcast on BBC, Channel 4, and ITV, and for independent movies including “Love Sexy”, a Sundance festival selection. Vinny has also caught the attention of various DJs, producers and artists including Chris McCormack (Ministry of Sound, Gary Newman, samples on Fatboy Slim’s bestselling Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars album) have produced dance remixes of Piana’s tunes. Vinny has toured with Wendy James, Hard Fi and Spiritualized.

Kevin is the brainchild behind the nearly infamous Death Valley Blues Band. He has also toured and recorded with South African legend “Rambling” Jay Bones and voodoo rock group Submachine.

The band are influenced by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Leonard Cohen, The Doors and The Clash.



An emerging singer-songwriter, Carli has performed globally, with influences ranging from Amy Winehouse to P!NK. Her songs are soulful/quirky/rocky. They are all self-written raw material, no manufacturing. Have a listen and see what you think…


Matthew B Ridley

An acoustic singer/songwriter, known for intrepid guitar playing and a voice somewhere between John Martyn and Paddy McAloon.

Citing the influences of the likes of Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Sandy Denny, Jackson C Frank, Tim Buckley.