We are delighted to announce another live date, and our first for a while (after been hidden away in the recording studio so far this year), at Shepherds Bush’s (literally) underground venue Ginglik, beneath the green, as part of a line up of live jazz and soul musicians building up to a great Saturday Club Night. Here is the Facebook Event Page:
Ginglik Live Sessions will be showcasing some of the best live acts on the scene, early doors on Fridays and Saturdays to kick start your night out. Tonight we have a jazz tinged session with the stunning soulful singer Helena Jessie, Platonic Curry with their own take on jazz funk with flavourings of pop, soul, drum’n’bass, hip-hop, Irish traditional and swing plus a raw and heady mix of emotion, grit and passion from singer/songwriter John McIvor. Live music will be kicking off at 7.30pm and there’s 2 for 1 cocktails 7pm-10pm!
“One of London’s fundamental venues for staging off-the-cuff bands” myvillage
Sat 21st April. 1 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 8PH
£6 before 10pm. Includes entrance to the club night afterwards:
Techliks Cutting edge electronica and techno with flashes of acid, disco, dubstep, old skool and esoteric classics from down the years. Dance music that keeps it real… a true underground night in West London.
Well it was a real pleasure to play again up at the good ship – they really know how to look after bands! And such a fantastic lineup on Tuesday made us feel really privileged to be a part of it. The Spud Smith Band, MT Hedz and the Twice are all bands we recommend to anyone who enjoys our own sound.
There are a few photos from the night added to our photo album page (bear with us on the thumbnails issue, but the photos are there to be viewed!).
And now for another announcement. The Ben Donnelly Trio which has made a few appearances already is all set for the first of what is hoped to be a regular occurrance – playing at the White Hart pub in Whitechapel. Following the success of the Hot Orange Big Band‘s monthly gigs there, the demand has risen for more live jazz on Sundays and on the 30th October Ben will be performing there with Platonic Curry regulars Manolo Polidario (guitar) and Raffy Bushman (bass), playing a mix of standards and originals.
For those of you on Facebook, all you have to do is follow this link. For everyone else all you need to know is the White Hart is at 1, Mile End Road, E1 4TP and the nearest tube is Whitechapel.
Great food and drink served and there might even be some Spanish Football on the TV screens during the evening, as is typical on Sundays there.
It’ll be from 8:30pm – 10:30 pm.
We’ve been a bit quiet lately but we have another date to announce now, and as before it’s an imminent one. We’re back at The Good Ship, Kilburn where we played back in April on Good Friday, just over a week from now on Tuesday 18th October. This gig’s been co-ordinated by Charlie Tottman of MT Hedz (also Jazz Market regulars with a fresh funky original sound) and we are really excited to be part of the line-up along with Spud Smith Band and headliners The Twice.
As before it’s just £5 on the door and doors open at 7:30. The goodship is a piece of cake to get to with Brondesbury on the Overground and Kilburn on the Jubilee line within a few minutes walk. 289 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
We really look forward to seeing you all there!
With a big surprise for everyone, including ourselves, Platonic Curry will be back at the Jazz Market – our first ever venue, for a 3rd time this week, Wednesday 17th August.
As ever, at fine Camden venue Undersolo (20 Inverness Street, NW1 7HJ), with doors open from 7:30, a happy hour, food served and an open jam session – BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS – we’ll be playing a set of our own original accessible jazz-funk from 9pm.
With entry only £4 (£3 concessions) and a half-price drink for all jam participants, this is a great night out for all jazz lovers and musicians.
Here’s the facebook event page
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Wow, what a great night we had last week! Big thanks are due to Paul Pace for organising another fantastic night at the Spice, and of course all the guests who came up and sang with us, especially Iain Cameron who brought his wind synth along. He deserves a shout out as well for coming and supporting us on so many of our gigs so far this year.
We hope to be able to let you know about more gigs soon. Meanwhile we’re looking at plans to produce some more polished audio recordings and possibly video over the next few months.
We hope to make a return to the Spice again, and also the Jazz Market later this year if possible. Meanwhile enjoy the rest of your summer and watch out for updates on platoniccurry.com and in the newsletter (if you haven’t signed up yet, just look to your right).
On Wednesday 27th July (not long!) we’re hosting the Spice’s vocal jazz evening. Our biggest and most exciting appearance yet will feature two sets of our own inimitable accessible vocal jazz funk, as well as a set from upcoming Polish jazz vocalist Beata Pater.
However what could be the real highlight of the evening is the Open Mic session where guests will be encouraged to come up and sing with us. Just bring a couple of copies of the songs you want to perform (or get out the smart phone real book app). Good instrumentalists are encouraged to sit in too.
A word of warning however, here’s a quote from spice jazz’s own website regarding your choice of song: “please note, the following songs are banned: Misty, Cry Me a River, Stormy Weather and Summer-bloody-time.”
The Spice of Life is next to the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, Soho. Nearest tubes are Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square. Doors open from 7:30, entry £10 or £8 for students/MU members.
Big thanks to everyone who came along to support us at the Fiddlers Elbow on Friday. We had a great time and it was fantastic to make yet more friends at another superb live music venue.
And now at long last we have a new VIDEOS page here on the website where you can find 3 of the songs we performed. Please do check them out and feel free to leave comments.
Our next performance is going to be a special one for us. We’re hosting the vocal jazz night at the Spice of Life in July. It will be our biggest gig yet by far and we cannot wait!
Those of you not subscribed to our mailing list may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet here on the website, but we haven’t disappeared. Au contraire, we are all set for our first appearance at the Fiddlers Elbow FRI 10th June.
It’s an exciting and well liked music venue in Camden and we’re sharing the bill with some exciting and varied bands including Metro Paradiso, the Protails, the Resistants and ourselves promising an eclectic programme including rock, indie, and other alternative styles, in particular our own original and accessible take on vocal jazz-funk.
There’s a facebook event page here courtesy of Metro Paradiso: Facebook event
And for those of you who are able to live without facebook, the details are as follows:
1 Malden Road Camden NW5 3HS
Chalk Farm and Kentish Town tube stations are both nearby
Entry £5. We expect to be on stage around 10pm.
Looking forward to seeing you there. Who can resist a June Friday night in a great live music venue in Camden after all?
We regret to announce that Platonic Curry will now not be performing at the Good Ship on Thursday 12th May. This is due to a breach of agreement by DC2M Management giving us no choice but to withdraw from the bill for that gig. We do not wish this to reflect on the Good Ship or their management, with whom we enjoyed working and we hope to play there again soon. Nor do we wish this to reflect on any of the other bands from this gig’s line up. Redeye and Fear No Fish are great bands and lovely people to work with and we wish them every success.
Our next scheduled appearance is at the Fiddlers Elbow in Camden on Friday 10th June. Meanwhile we hope to be able to announce further dates for the coming months.
Hope you had a great Easter holiday!
On Friday 22nd (yes, this coming Friday, and yes, Good Friday), we will be making our debut at the Good Ship.
Here are the details (if you are one of those clever people who signed up to our newsletter you’ll have already had them in an email by now. It’s never too late to sign up, just look to your right!)
There’s a Facebook page for the gig, whose line-up we’ll be sharing with some great jazz-funk and hip hop outfits: Junk Funk Collective, MootZoot and Cozy Mo. The live music is from 8-11 and then DJs will take over until 4am, so you really do get value out of the mere £5 entry. We expect to be playing at about 9:30.
Getting to the venue is easy enough. The venue address is 289 Kilburn High Road. It is 1 minute to Brondesbury Overground, 5 minutes to Kilburn (Jubilee), 10 minutes to Kilburn High Road Overground and 15 minutes to Kilburn Park (Bakerloo). Countless buses and nightbuses stop outside as well.
This will be our only appearance this month, and what with it being on Good Friday it’ll be a great way to kick start your long Easter weekend. We are really looking forward to it!
Hope to see you soon, otherwise we hope you have a great holiday anyway.