SUNNY SEPTEMBER

Time at Favela beginning and ending:

Tuesday – Saturday (Monday and Sunday where advertised)

6pm-1am Tuesday – Thursday

6pm-2am Friday – Saturday

Food is served from 6h30pm – 11pm

Reservations:

Reservations please email favelondon@hotmail.com

Phone: 0207 613 4228

For press/music info please email Chris

Walking into Favela Londonyou walk into a parallel universe. You bid farewell to the weekday worries and you’re welcomed in with cocktails a’plenty, Brazilian cuisine and one helluva party.

Dine, Drink and Dance. Whether it’s live music Tuesday-Thursday or thumping bass beats come the weekend – this little haven on Great Eastern Street is an east London gem. Spicing up the mundane with an eclectic, eccentric and ever excessive atmosphere.

Weekdays feature a range of live music ranging from world dominated tunes to alternative acoustic and electro glitches or some serious soul, jazz and blues.

THU 1 – LIVE: THE LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE + DJ MADERA VERDE
Restaurant open
6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band
9pm
Free before
9pm, £5 after

Twelve-piece London Afrobeat Collective add fat funk to the sizzling horn sounds and drum patterns of Nigeria. 2010 saw the release of their debut album “L.A.C” take Afrobeat to a whole new level of intensity with vocals from Nigerian funkster Inemo and guest appearances from Wale Ojo and Fela’s own Egypt 80 musical director, UK afrobeat-master, Dele Sosimi. Adding to the behemoth line up with the raw soulful vocal talents of Sabina Challenger and with some great shows already lined up, 2011 is shaping up to be a monster of a year for L.A.C. marked most notably with a slot on Glastonbury’s West Holts stage (formerly Jazzworld).

FRI 2/SAT 3 – DJ ROSS CLARKE
Restaurant opens 6pm

7-2
£5 before
10pm, £10 after

Readying for The Orgasmatron at the end of the month, Ross Clarke turns the mundane into the magical, the boring into the bountiful relinquishing his day job for a night at the decks. Starting in Rio, popping by Paris and finishing things off in Shoreditch he spins tunes old and new; you’ll do the twist, you’ll stamp the feet, you’ll sing out loud. Ready yourself to experience anything from soul, baile funk and rock to 21st century indie.

TUE 6 – LIVE: INTERNATIONAL JAZZ JAM feat. SAM HARE & GUESTS + DJ GRINGO DA PARADA
Restaurant open
6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band
9pm
FREE ENTRY


Sam Hare Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter leads a monthly jazz and blues jam session extraordinaire. The first Tuesday of every month sees the best blues musicians around coming along to jam. Such as Ian Siegal, Matt Schofield, Jon Cleary and many more. First class way to spend your Tuesday night.

WED 7 – LIVE: NATHAN HOLME + TOKYO GREEN + MAYOR McCA + DJ GRINGO DA PARADA
Restaurant open
6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band
9pm
FREE ENTRY

Nathan Holme comes with his loop pedal performing alternative progressive folk music. Making music without the help of pre-recorded tracks and computers, but instead, good old fashioned live vocal and guitar loops.


Mayor McCa (born as Christian Anderson Smith) is a Canadian musician, writer, cartoonist, animator, actor and one time mayoral candidate of Hamilton, Ontario. He mostly performs as a one-man band. He currently lives and performs in London and has toured with Finger Eleven, Noisettes, Feist, Slow Club, Nick Oliveri and Blag Dahlia, as well as appearing at the Secret Garden Party festival. He recently toured with Bob Log III and the The Magic Numbers in early 2009.

Having formed in 2004, Tokyo Green are a four-piece instrumental group from Nottingham spreading the sweet, soulful sounds of jazz, rock and blues.

THU 8 – LIVE: ORLANDO SEALE & THE SWELL + STRANGE FRUIT + MORE LIKE TREES + JONT + DJ MR TIBBS
Restaurant open
6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band
9pm
Free before
9pm, £5 after

Orlando Seale and the Swell
, having just finished recording their first album ‘I love you beast’, bring you songs of reminiscent of Talking Heads and Bowie. Swinging from the intimate to the epic, the melancholic to the euphoric, they’re well worth checking out.


More Like Trees promise a crazed guitar and a mesmerizing set complement Joshua Whitehouse’s vocals to the nth degree, along with some serious backing beats from a cajon and double bass – resulting in some drum and bass like acoustics. Taking the warehouse party scene by storm – these guys are ones to watch out for.

Strangefruit have taken their favourite, most affecting parts from plangent folk and vintage jazz, fuzzed-out psychedelia and crunchy indie-rock, creating something startling and unlike anything you’ve heard. Watch this space!

Jont joins in the fun; playing songs old and new, some of which have featured on Greys Anatomy and the like. Having run around the States for a while, as well as London he found himself in Down Under and newly inspired with a host of musical material.

Hedonistic, bass-heavy fun from DJ Mr Tibbs.

FRI 9 – DJ GRINGO DA PARADA

Restaurant opens 6pm
7-2
£5 before 10pm, £10 after
Disorder and Progress is the evening’s order as Gringo da Parada steps up. Regularly clad in nought but his apron his choice of tunes gets feet tapping, and Favela pumping come the weekend! Anything from baile funk to hip hop and drum & bass, expect everything, anything and one helluva party.
Hello weekend, we’ve been waiting for you.

SAT 10 – DJ DEANY SEAGULLS
Restaurant opens 6pm
7-2
£5 before 10pm, £10 after
Dashing Deany, stepping off one raucous boat party at Stop Making Sense in Croatia, brings his affinity for rockabilly, antics and aural antiquities to our Favela of madness. If you seek food, Mojitos, an outrageous dancefloor and some heavy petting (in that order) this Saturday night – Deany will happily entertain. Expect foot stomping, crazed Londoners from all over the city, being anything but themselves for an hour or two in a place where possibilities are generally infinite.

TUE 13 – LIVE: ALAN WEEKES QUARTET + DJ GRINGO DA PARADA
Restaurant open 6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band 9pm
FREE ENTRY
The legendary Alan Weekes’ guitar style has been an important part of the international and local music scene since 1975. Having appeared regularly at the Ronnie Scott Jazz club in 2010 with his quartet, and is now a resident at Uncle Sam’s Jazz & Blues at the Haggerston, his rhythmic grooves and jazzy solos head to Favela Chic.

Weekes’ Quartet plays modern jazz, Janet kay/Carroll Thompson lovers rock, fresh reggae band, aswad, reggae and pop.
Drums: Shane Forbes
Sax: Brian Edwards
Guitar: Alan Weekes
Double Bass: Ben Hazelton

WED 14 – LIVE: JENNIFER MOORE ALBUM LAUNCH + BRETT MCLAUGHLAN BLUES BAND + DJ GRINGO DA PARADA
Restaurant open 6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band 9pm
FREE ENTRY


Jennifer Moore is the latest in a rich vein of singer-songwriters to emerge from the UK in recent years. Cultured through Jazz, Soul and the Blues but grown beyond the boundaries, her influences are broad and many. She is an artist fluent in the bluesy tones of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday, anointed with a gift foe melody and mesmerizing performances.

“Her new Album is a colourful and expressive songs that provide Jennifer voice to found a special ‘something’ in the smooth and earthy tones that raise the hairs on the back of your neck.” – Mojo Magazine

The Brett McLaughlan Blues Band steps in as support – with their flawless rough and ready blues. A young talent unparalleled.

THU 15 – LIVE: ULISSES BEZERRA & BAND + DANI TURQUETO + DJ GRINGO DA PARADA
Restaurant open 6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band 9pm
Free before 8pm/£5 after

The son of Bezerra da Silva, infamous Samba composer and singer, Ulisses Bezerra is back at Favela with samba rock and samba soul style songs. With an atmosphere from the tropics, it’s all about exotic flavours and a serious touch of rock!

Born in São Paulo singer/songwriter Dani Turqueto, studied accoustic and electric guitar, finding his way to the cavaquinho – during this time he composed his first songs, translating his poetry to samba. Nowadays he includes influences of 70s sounds mixed with the electronic resources and timbres of today, resulting in a modern samba jazz.

FRI 16 – DJ DEANY SEAGULLS


Restaurant opens 6pm
7-2
£5 before 10pm, £10 after

The infamous Swap-A-Rama’s Deany Seagulls plays his mashed up rockabilly, vintage and drum and bass tunes. It’s a strictly dirty dance and give a little love policy on Favela London’s epic floors. Grab a cocktail, find a lad or lass and take your Friday for a particularly radical spin…

SAT 17 – DJ GRINGO DA PARADA

Restaurant opens 6pm
7-2
£5 before 10pm, £10 after
Disorder and Progress. ‘Nuff said.

TUE 20 – LIVE: HEIDI VOGEL + DJ GRINGO DA PARADA
Restaurant open 6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band 9pm
FREE ENTRY


Heidi Vogel performs with The Cinematic Orchestra and tonight sings latin and nu-jazz with her incredible band; interpreting songs in a unique and exciting way, fusing styles from Brazilian music with jazz and Soul. Having toured extensively she heads to Favela Chic bringing with her sweet soul sounds and style. Beautiful deep sound, well worth a Tuesday night out.

WED 21 – LIVE: CYRUS GABRYSCH & THE ZIZANIQUES + DJ MADERA VERDE
Restaurant open 6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band 9pm
FREE ENTRY


The Zizaniques head to Favela once again – to dance, sing, tell stories via their version of country/kickass/folk/rock what have you amazing tunes.

Soonafter, Stop Making Sense Festival daddeo, Madera Verde keeps you company.

THU 22 – LIVE: ASHEBER & THE AFRIKAN REVOLUTION + DJ KMT + EARL GATESHEAD
Restaurant open 6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band 9pm
Free before 9pm, £5 after


Bandleader and Founder member of The Afrikan Revolution, Asheber, is an innovative and multi talented producer, musician, workshop leader and community activist who has been and continues to be at the cutting edge of progressive Afrikan music and culture in the UK.
Together the collective bring you an evening of roots, traditional tunes influenced by the present and an altogether good time.
http://www.youtube.com/rootsrenaissance

On the decks it’s DJ KMT, and Trojan Sound System selector, Earl Gateshead, set to smash some reggae and big beats.

FRI 23 / SAT 24: DJ BILLY BOY

Restaurant opens 6pm
7-2
£5 before 10pm, £10 after
Welcome to the Favela Factory, where for evenings only the world outside only exists before you enter and once again when you leave. It’s fine dining on demand with the delectable at the helm of all things musically-inclined. Billy Boy is back again with his smatterings of Balkan drum and bass, hip hop, soul and danceable tunes tickling the dancefloor pink.

TUE 27 – LIVE: GWYNETH HERBERT + DJ CRASH & BURN
Restaurant open 6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band 9pm
FREE ENTRY


Gwyneth Herbert is an artist who continues to redefine (and defy) our expectations. A singer-songwriter with one foot in the jazz world and one somewhere in the future, with pierrot-dotted eyes, polka-spotted shoes and swanny whistle in hand she may appear as whimsical as a Bonzo Dog, but writes beautiful melodies and has a poet’s grasp of the world around her. Her song-writing has been compared to Lennon and McCartney, Ray Davies and Janis Ian, while musically her influences range from the junk yard clunk of Tom Waits to the Brechtian punk of the Dresden Dolls and from the minimalism of Steve Reich’ to the banging drum ‘n’ bass of Hackney’s pirate stations.

Crash & Burn tears things up soon after – with an array of sounds, songs, beats and pieces.

WED 28 – LIVE: KILLER METERS + DJ RUSS JONES (Movimientos)
Restaurant open 6pm
Music programme 7-1, Live band 9pm
£5 after 9

The Killer Meters feature some of London’s finest musicians. Nick Hirsch (guitar/vox), Kerim Gunes (bass/vox) and Virgil Howe (drums) a.k.a. THE DIRTY FEEL created the band when asked by Scenario Records to record some tracks for the “Tribute to The Meters” album. Recruiting Henry Broadbent (keys) and Sam Cooke (sax) they ended up doing the whole damn album, successfully recreating the New Orleans vibe, well just for the hell of it. Karime Kendra was invited to sing on single “Just Kissed My Baby” and consequently joined the guys on their tour of the UK’s club scene dropping hard-ass funk where ever they landed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvPF7o-QOvU

Later king of afrobeat, jungle and latin beats, Russ Jones, steps up.  Russ has become pretty much the preeminent ‘global beats’ and world music DJ in the UK with an international reputation and following. From his seminal club night Future World Funk (est. 1999) he has gone on to compile over 13 compilation CDs including the very influential FWF series(sold in there tens of thousands around the world), two volumes of Gypsy Beats and Balkan Bangers (produced with Felix from Basement Jaxx) which received props from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Huw Stevens, Mary Anne Hobbs and Osun Lade and now a follow up with a twist – Arriba La Cumbia – The new sounds of cumbia from around world which in turn has morphed into a very successful monthly club night. Running in London (and as a one off at festivals across Europe) it highlights the best in live cumbia/tropical bands and with guest djs from around the world. In short – Russ knows whats what when it comes to funky world beats and tonight at Favela will be no exception to his polished party record. CHECK OUT HIS RADIO SHOW.

THU 29 – LIVE: GUY CHAMBERS & ROSS CLARKE present THE ORGASMATRON
Restaurant open 6pm
Music Programme 7-1, Live band 9pm
£7 ENTRY

Guy Chambers and Ross Clarke present Orgasmatron at Favela Chic. Showcasing the best up and coming and established musicians, singers, dancers and song writers around! It’s all sillyness and riotous happenings; from tap dancers on tables to rock bands and rappers. Tonight it’s all about crazed talent and superior entertainment.
Acts still to be announced!

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