Pencil is a new music project that gathers high calibre acts from across the world to create a visual and audio show. It is an event where audience and artists experience a night in unison.
There are no breaks between acts, no standing around, no waiting. This is a spontaneous event that develops and responds to the people inside the club.
Pencil Creative Director Greg Batsleer has spent his career as a Music Supervisor bringing diverse music to life through his work with Jools Holland as well as Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and Gavin Turk for Monkey: Journey To The West and collaborating with Mercury Prize-winning band Elbow and the Hallé Orchestra for their performance at the Manchester International Festival.
The event will be bursting with added extras: expect live percussion, musical experimentation, fire juggling, local artists, culinary delights and more as Pencil brings music to life every month in London.
Norwegian new kid and his six-piece funk/folk band
Gabby Young and Other Animals
A unique and bold blend of music they call ‘Circus-Swing’
The Haggis Horns
“The best f*cking horn section in the world” says Mark Ronson
The unmistakable sounds of current !K7 jazz rap group
Batsleer says: “There are lots of gigs you can go to where you listen to a set and the audience is not involved in the creative process. You turn up, you listen, you leave. We want to play with the format that everyone accepts, we want to set up an environment where people can feel the music developing and remind them that music is a form of emotion.”
9pm to 4am
£16.50 eb/£19 adv/£22 otd
Entry from 00.30am onwards £10 otd
Tickets from Skiddle and SeeTickets
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ