LOCATION Dandelyan, Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD
DATE 2 and 29 September, 6 and 13 October
TIMES Tuesdays, 7 – 9.30pm
Various musicians at Mondrian London
For Tunesdays at Mondrian London, MERGE was in residence at the Dandelyan bar each Tuesday evening for a series of live music events to showcase and promote original song writing and musical talent. Each week you were taken on a musical journey while discovering new experiences and unexpected combinations in an interior designed by Tom Dixon.
Live music was performed by Rory More, DJ set by Geoff Leonard
Not since the days of Georgie Fame, 1960s clubland Soho, and black and white B-movie soundtracks, has the electric organ sounded this good. Hip, hot and swingin’ describe the sounds of the Rory More Electric Organ Duo – some would say a little big band is more accurate, such is the range of their sound. The authentic rhythm-and-groove organ duo is rare these days, so thanks for Rory More and his 1962 Lowrey Heritage Deluxe organ. Geoff Leonard is a rising mover on the specialist vinyl scene, championing mega-rare early disco, sell-out nights at the world famous Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, and groovy oddities and library recordings for a growing fan base of London listeners at Back2Back radio.
A Wonderfulsound evening featured live music by Shawn Lee, DJ set by Miles Copeland
Shawn Lee is one of the most prolific musicians of his generation; a multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer songwriter and composer who has released 34 albums as an artist to date. He has played, produced and written on hundreds of records, and has worked with a diverse range of artists including Jeff Buckley, Kelis, Money Mark, Amy Winehouse and Princess Superstar. Lee’s music has been used extensively in both film and TV, including Monuments Men, Oceans 13, Eastbound & Down, Ugly Betty and Confessions of a Shopaholic.
When Miles Copeland isn’t creating electronic tinged budget beat soulful pop influenced by the sun-dappled songsmiths of California old in his Wonderfulsound studios or releasing artists on his Wonderfulsound record label, he DJs his infamous Wonderfulsound Libraries which reflects his unique passion and obsession for melody, sound and atmosphere all smothered in a pop sensibility.
Go to mergefestival.co.uk for further details of Tunesday events on 6 and 13 October.
Rory More graced the stage again with another fantastic live set accompanied by French singer Nancy Le Tone.
Tonight Rory and Nancy will deliver an upbeat selection of ye-ye pop and gallic swingerama from such greats as Jeanne Moreau and France gall. ooooh la' la''