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DIRTWIRE // SWAMPTRONICA // ACOUSTIC & ELECTRONIC
Dec
14
to Dec 15

DIRTWIRE // SWAMPTRONICA // ACOUSTIC & ELECTRONIC

A truly phenomenal band drop by on their world tour to play a very special FREE gig in Hackney Wick!

Dirtwire is a traveller’s collage of Earth-borne instruments and electronic sounds foraged from Electric Forest to the mountains of Tuva. From their home on the west coast of the United States to far-flung destinations all over the world, these troubadours are welcomed for speaking the most unifying language there is: music. Swamptronica, Spaghetti-Step, Electro-Twang — whatever you want to call Dirtwire’s music all that matters is it's extremely danceable!

Dirtwire, comprised of lifelong friends and musicians Evan Fraser, David Satori (Beats Antique) and Mark Reveley, are touring now in support of their new record “Road Goes All Night” and we're thrilled they'll be gracing the stage at Grow on Fri 14 December.


Every live set is a magician’s surprise show, an invitation to experience instruments that are usually heard only as samples in electronic music. It is a celebration of the art of the instrument, not just the sound you can record from it.

An important part of this journey has been acknowledging and honoring the traditions of indigenous populations, working to raise awareness about the challenges they face, and calling attention to their musical traditions and how the band has incorporated and drawn influence from them. Collaborations towards this end have included Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar’s last musical recording, Mamadou Diabaté, the Grammy-winning Malian kora player, Vieux Farka Toure the legendary Malian guitarist, and Robert Yuldashev, Russia’s celebrated kurai flute virtuoso.

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FESTIVE SOULFULL SUNDAY ROAST W/ SLOW FIRE LONDON + DJS
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

FESTIVE SOULFULL SUNDAY ROAST W/ SLOW FIRE LONDON + DJS

12-6PM

Come to Grow in Hackney Wick for a Sunday Roast menu by Slow Fire London... and it's not just about feeding your belly, we also want to nourish your soul too, so every Sunday we have a guest DJ playing the best funk, soul and jazz.

We accept big bookings for celebrations, so please email us at hello@growhackney.co.uk

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between. 

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.

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ALEX ARNOUT - DOGMATIK RECORDS XMAS FUNDRAISER
Dec
22
to Dec 23

ALEX ARNOUT - DOGMATIK RECORDS XMAS FUNDRAISER

We welcome a legend of the clubbing scene to Grow for this fundraiser hosted by Dogmatik Records & Slow Fire London in aid of the homeless over the cold Xmas break!

Between them they have curated a monumental line up of London DJs for this last dance before the Xmas holidays!

LINE UP

Alex Arnout 
Lee Rands
Daren Nunes
Nic & Kaleb
Scott Martin B2B Daniel Lopez

Free before 10 & £10 after (all proceeds going towards Crisis UK)

ALEX ARNOUT
A regular at DC10 Ibiza, Pin Up in Ibiza, Dance Valley in Amsterdam and Circo Loco... one hell of an industry legend! On top of that, his finely sequenced journeys through all things house have also won him a residency at London’s definitive Sunday session, Fuse, as well as Fabric.

He's collabed with Jamie Jones and Clive Henry for the Hot Waves crew, whilst EPs for Composite and Vitalik and another collaborative effort with Clive - this time as Black to The Future - have also been confirmed and can be added to the myriad Arnout reworks included on the recent Rebel Rave compilation on Crosstown Rebels. If that wasn't enough Alex is as label boss and A&R for Dogmatik Records

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AHADADREAM'S NO HASSLE NEW YEAR'S EVE
Dec
31
to Jan 31

AHADADREAM'S NO HASSLE NEW YEAR'S EVE

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New Year's Eve bash at a cosy canal-side venue in Hackney Wick.

#NoHassle

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Party music provided by some of LDN's finest selectors all night long ~

Line Up
Famous Eno (Swing Ting)
Ahadadream
DJ TESS (Femme Culture)
Lora b2b Shama
Portara.

£5 Prosecco Cocktails before 10 pm

Afrobeats | UK Funky | Dancehall | Soca | Bollywood | Rap | Afrobashment | UKG and much more

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https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1186087

5 min walk from Hackney Wick overground + 10 min walk from Stratford tube

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About Grow, Hackney

Grow is an independently run canal side creative space and an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, which includes working with local artists, musicians and community projects on collaborative projects to host as many free events as possible, where everyone is welcome. They pay London Living Wage and partner with community projects to share and nurture local talent. Grow has no investment and relies on the sharing economy of area. They use eco-electricity and serve a range of locally sourced craft and organic drinks from the inside and canal side bars. More info www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Travel

Getting there - 5 minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground Train Station, 10 minutes walk from Stratford Station and on numerous bus routes. 

Getting home on NYE - TFL provide free travel from 23:45 on New Year's Eve until 04.30 on New Year's Day. Check the website to confirm your route home https://tfl.gov.uk/status-updates/major-works-and-events/christmas-travel


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MURKISH NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM SESSION
Jan
24
to Jan 25

MURKISH NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM SESSION

Join us for the third instalment of Murk FM's new immersive jam night.

The evening begins with a jam warming things up. We encourage everyone to take part of it, if you're bringing your instrument or your energy, please join us. 

Followed by the guest band performance and then the final jam session of the evening.

This is a free entry event, with special importance given to the idea that everybody in the venue are sculptors of the music and art being created.

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GEMINI TRIO // LIVE JAZZ
Feb
21
to Feb 22

GEMINI TRIO // LIVE JAZZ

Gemini is a contemporary jazz trio with a hint of progressive rock, blues and African music. They made their official live debut at “The Half Moon” in Putney and will be releasing their first single at the beginning of January. 

The band: 
Adriano Balducci Moncada (guitar)
Edoardo Marcarini (electric bass)
Alessandro Iannicelli (drums) 

FREE ENTRY | 8PM UNTIL LATE

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between. 

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.

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FESTIVE SOULFULL SUNDAY ROAST W/ SLOW FIRE LONDON + DJS
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

FESTIVE SOULFULL SUNDAY ROAST W/ SLOW FIRE LONDON + DJS

12-6PM

Come to Grow in Hackney Wick for a Sunday Roast menu by Slow Fire London... and it's not just about feeding your belly, we also want to nourish your soul too, so every Sunday we have a guest DJ playing the best funk, soul and jazz.

We accept big bookings for celebrations, so please email us at hello@growhackney.co.uk

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AND WHAT LDN 3RD BIRTHDAY // TILL 4AM
Dec
8
to Dec 9

AND WHAT LDN 3RD BIRTHDAY // TILL 4AM

"Events for Hip Hop heads looking to diversify their ears" Ukhh.com

And What round off their 3rd year with their biggest showcase to date!
Expect live Hip Hop, Soul & World music early on, followed by dancefloor driven Live Electronica & of course some BASS after dark 😈

FREE BEFORE 10, £5 AFTER OTD
Grow, Hackney 98c Wallis Road E9 5LN


LINE UP
Hosted by AMP Medley & IsaacB

Sunset Sunrise
The live electronic artists will be rolling out their brand BASS heavy digital beats, blending electronica with Post-Dubstep, Hip Hop and Drum & Bass + LIVE visuals. Check their last performance for us - http://bit.ly/2Qz4hsV

Noh Vae
The Italian DJ & producer returns! His sound ranges from halftime drum & bass to Chicago footwork.

Ridial Chakur
The Senegalese singer and guitarist plays the soul warming traditional blues music from Senegal and is bringing through some special guests to accompany his set!

Murk FM
Our supercrew of musicians take us through their neo soul, hip hop & jazz stylings. The band are headed up by AMP Medley.

Ohno da French + And What MCs 
Hip Hop producer Ohno will be playing live re-edits of classic soul, funk and world rhythms for our MC's to cypher on.

Gonan & Calaida
And What resident DJs provide the soundtrack throughout the day and close the night with an extended back to back set.
The pair have an equally extensive and eclectic tune collection, expect anything from nu jazz & funk to house & bass music

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TIMELAPSE
Dec
7
to Dec 8

TIMELAPSE

Join us for Timelapse third birthday celebration and the birthdays of some of our dear friends and founders. 
What better way to enjoy it than in our favorite east London venue: Grow Hackney, and wearing a mask?

All of you have been smiling, dancing, laughing, dancing again and having fun with us for about 3 years now! We wanted to thank you all and decided it was worth celebrating this with you guys in a more intimate event.

The venue will serve delicious food from 7pm and our DJs will be ready to kick then too!

You can still expect the usual: friendly faces, artistic performances and comfortable grooves. But we'll make sure to add a little something to make this one special. 
Music: TL Family members 
RA tickets: £2

- Set times TBC
MAIKO
BAMBI RAMBO
BERTRAND

- About the venue
Carved out of what was once a sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent bar, restaurant and creative space. Hidden in a yard in the heart of Hackney Wick and backing onto the canal, it was built by a small team and is operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business. It's a space for music, art, conversation and good food where e

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DAS BRASS // BRASS BAND XMAS PARTY
Dec
6
to Dec 7

DAS BRASS // BRASS BAND XMAS PARTY

It's been a triumphant year for Das Brass; having performed at Bestival over the summer and with upcoming release of some new material. To celebrate Das Brass are throwing a Christmas party at Grow. Come along for boogie with friends and fam!!! 

Grow have a festive and freshly prepared seasonal menu by Slow Fire London and a range of craft and organic drinks from the bar, plus mulled wine and cider (+10% off for students at the bar)

If you want to come down with friends and colleagues, either come down and grab a seat or let us know and we'll book you a table in advance. Contact hello@growhackney.co.uk

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between. 

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.

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SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE BAND
Dec
2
to Dec 3

SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE BAND

Rainbow Sounds Presents:

SUNDAY JAM // EVERY FIRST SUNDAY of the month!! 
FREE ENTRY

The Sunday Jam is back with Roots Rock Reggae Dub at Grow! Musicians join together to bring some new music and some well known riddims live on stage! From roots to ska to dub, expect some serious dancing vibes!

For this Session, Rainbow Sounds is bringing to you international guests from USA and Italy adding up to the international line up we normally have! Let's celebrate the upcoming of 2019 >> 

Special Guests:
MISTA CHATMAN 'Live Set' (USA)
TIZLA (ITA)

Live music by DUBHOUSE BAND:
Charlie Bendjie on drums, Andrius Rad on Bass, Luca Bat on Keys, Boris Latinov on guitar, Paolo Mannino on percussions, Dom Clarke and Jonah Little on brass section*

Selecters on the night:
FENOMENO SHOW (Open the Gate)


Should you want to perform a set or pop on stage for a short set, it's recommended to get in touch in advance. Stay strong and see you there!


Mista Chatman 
https://www.facebook.com/lawrence.chatman
Tizla
https://www.facebook.com/letiziatizla.zanello
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About Grow, Hackney
Grow is a bar, kitchen and creative space carved out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. It is run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and works in partnership with local artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups. Most events are free, from live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, open mic and art festivals. Grow exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and belonging. Everyone is welcome.

Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.
Website www.growhackney.co.uk
Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @growhackney

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FESTIVE SOULFULL SUNDAY ROAST W/ SLOW FIRE LONDON + DJS
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

FESTIVE SOULFULL SUNDAY ROAST W/ SLOW FIRE LONDON + DJS

12-6PM

Come to Grow in Hackney Wick for a Sunday Roast menu by Slow Fire London... and it's not just about feeding your belly, we also want to nourish your soul too, so every Sunday we have a guest DJ playing the best funk, soul and jazz.

We accept big bookings for celebrations, so please email us at hello@growhackney.co.uk

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GOA HIP HOP FESTIVAL PRE PARTY // FEAT. AMY TRUE & MC SOLOMON
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

GOA HIP HOP FESTIVAL PRE PARTY // FEAT. AMY TRUE & MC SOLOMON

Goa’s only hip hop festival launches at Grow on Nov 29 with an all star cast of musicians & MCs. Featuring Amy True and hosted by MC Solomon.

LINE UP

Amy True + Giuliano Osella (UK - Italy)

Johnny Voltik + Gina Bongos (NYC)

Apex Zero (UK)

Jo Coco (France)

Hughdem + Ham the Illustrator (UK)

MC Solomon

ENTRY - £5 on the door


HIPHOP Goa was formed in 2016 bringing together artists from HiPHOP culture so far covering over 7 different countries including India, France, New York, Uk, Spain, Italy, Africa it will be returning to Goa South India in Jan 2018 strictly independent artists expressing, singing, breaking, creating and collaborating together live on a universal dynamic scale. This year we have pulled together with BeatboxWithoutBorders India beatbox colective Hosted by MCEucalips (Delhi) delivering a 16 piece beatbox battle with artist from all over Asia competing, Live performances from the likes of Bawari Basanti (India),MCSolomon (UK) Third Pulse (INT) Craig R Ninjah (Uk) Amadis and the Ambassadors , Prem Diva Sitar ( Rahjistan) Ixist - (Delhi) LMK (France) , The 2 day festival will be held in Twice in Nature in Arambol on Saturuday 27th , Sunday 28th January 2018 hosting live Art Work, HipHop/Sitar/Dance workshops, fire dancers, singers, rappers, and some of India's finest DJs spinning live HipHop and Jungle sets for the people, this event is built around International HipHop culture from Beatbox to Live Instruments, Hardhitting concious rap, spoken word, poetry, Visit our facebook page HipHop Goa in full effect more info on the line up this season to be announced...

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between. 

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.

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LOS CAPIVARAS ALBUM LAUNCH // PSYCH ROCK
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

LOS CAPIVARAS ALBUM LAUNCH // PSYCH ROCK

This November 25th, locally formed, independent Super Group, LOS CAPIVARAS return to GROW, Hackney for their highly anticipated, self-titled Album launch, and also to farewell singer-guitarist-songwriter Joel Smith on his journey Down Under.

In support will be DJs Duz, Papa Chango and DJ Royden (Koma Jazzz), otherwise known as M.B.O.N. (Mixed Bag of Nuts), will be playing a varied selection through the night, keeping the warmth, energy and good vibrations up .

Plus a special guest to perform in the Green House... Stay tuned!

A donation box will be available to support the group's otherwise self-funded album production.

Pre-orders for limited copy vinyl pressing (psst. perfect Xmas present idea) will be taken through the group on the night, or through loscapivarasband@gmail.com.

Los Capivaras

Los Capivaras are a 5 piece Experimental group formed in Hackney Wick, London.

After an improvised, impromptu 2016 Halloween performance, Los Capivaras became Joel Smith (Guitar, Vocals), Lala Padula (Bass, Keys), Kevin Gras (Synth), Felipe Campo Peres (Drums and Percussion) and Bernardo Varela (Percussion and Bass).

With roots in France, Australia, Brazil and United Kingdom, they cover broad musical terrain. Los Capivaras’ music could be described as Impressionist Psych Rock, creating dialogue between tonalities and counterpoint, drawing emotional response, and taking the listener through a journey of moving structures and motifs to tell their stories.

Alongside their debut album due in late 2018, they have been specialising in performing live, improvised film scores, while preparing material for their second release, due in 2019.

On their 2018 debut titled Los Capivaras LP, the group explores heavy, swamp-like blues textures in the opening track Andy Peacehole.

The second track, Baby Horses, shows a brighter, more candid atmosphere, lighter guitar tones and a more hopeful groove.

At The End It’s Just Sand is the third track that takes the listener into the Capivaras’ mix between Brazilian grooves and tonal bass lines embellished with Turkish-influenced lead guitar.

The four-track, 40 minute journey climaxes in a finale of guitar solos, falsetto singing, expressive keyboard motifs and thundering drums on Underwater Hotel Room.

Bookings contact:

loscapivarasband@gmail.com

+44 7442 186 528

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SOULFULL SUNDAY ROAST W/ SLOW FIRE LONDON + DJS
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

SOULFULL SUNDAY ROAST W/ SLOW FIRE LONDON + DJS

12-6PM

Come to Grow in Hackney Wick for a Sunday Roast menu by Slow Fire London inspired by Middle Eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients... and it's not just about feeding your belly, we also want to nourish your soul too, so every Sunday we have a guest DJ playing the best funk, soul and jazz.

The Menu

With the Roast Sirloin, Apricot Glazed Smoked Pork Collar; IPA Brined Smoked Chicken and a carefully constucted vegan option of Falafel & Pumpkin Nut Roast coupled up with Roast Potatoes, Cumin Roast Carrots, Seasonal Greens, Yorkshire Pudding & Gravy, this special sunday roast is not to be missed.

And if that's not enough, we do dessert too (!) Every week the dessert menu changes but expect delights such as Coffee Chocolate Mousse & Tahini Cream or Baked Almond Milk Rice Pudding w/ Prune & Armagnac Compote.

We accept big bookings for celebrations, so please email us at hello@growhackney.co.uk

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EQUAL PARTS // DISCO & HOUSE
Nov
24
to Nov 25

EQUAL PARTS // DISCO & HOUSE

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, join Equal Parts for their inaugural knees-up at Hackney Wick's premier dance hall. Expect to hear some of the finest house, disco and techno this side of the Thames. With:

Billy Mirrors (Teflon Hands)
+ residents Nick / Chris Beck / Fairground

Free entry all night. 

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About Grow, Hackney

We are an independently run space and an experiment in ethical business, which includes working with local artists, musicians on collaborative projects to host free events where everyone is welcome. We pay London Living Wage and partner with community projects to share and nurture local talent. Grow has no investment and relies on the sharing economy of the area.

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TRUEPASSION // DJ FASCUT & DEADPOETS // ITALIAN HIP HOP
Nov
23
to Nov 24

TRUEPASSION // DJ FASCUT & DEADPOETS // ITALIAN HIP HOP

For the first time in London Dj FastCut and his DeadPoets will be performing live. Alongside this remarkable lineup there will be a contest open to 10 participants. To ensure you have a slot sign up now at: www.truepassion.co
The winner be featured in Dj FastCut's new album and will take home a T-shirt from TruePassion (True Passion) .

This is only the first taste of a big project Truepassion is kicking off in which they promote the exchange of emerging talent between multiple European countries.

Line up:
Mattak (Mattak) - FunkyNano (Funky Nano) - Wiser (Wiser Keegan) - Sgravo (SGRAVO) - Lord Madness (LORD MADNESS) - Dj FastCut (Valerio FastCut)

Guest Performers:
AndWhat LDN (And What? LDN) - Omega (Adriano Oméga) - Hybrido 


CONTEST4FEAT:
2 round contest consisting of 10 contestants. 
All languages are welcome. 
Sign up online at: www.truepassion.co 
List of contestants will be released a week prior to the event.

Round 1 (8:30pm): 
16 bars on a random beat chosen by Dj FastCut. 
Round 2 (1:00am):
16 bars on beat chosen by the contestants themselves.

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JAMIE MURRAY'S BEAT REPLACEMENT W/ ZHENA STRIGALEV & TELEPORT
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

JAMIE MURRAY'S BEAT REPLACEMENT W/ ZHENA STRIGALEV & TELEPORT

As part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, Jamie Murray's Beat Replacement featuring Zhenya Strigalev & TELE-PORT to take the stage on Thursday 22 November
Buy tickets today from WeGotTickets 

About Beat Replacement
This modern jazz fusion group led by the UK’s rising drummer talent, drummer Jamie Murray and features saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev ,as well as TELE-PORT! who play their first public performance.

With a solid groove style yet an open minded approach to free experimentation, Jamie and his all star band bring a heavy amount of fire and intensity to each performance- with Zhenya Strigalev 'exploring and pushing the limits of the Alto Saxophone', David Preston playing guitar 'like a man possessed', Tomasz Bura 'injecting heartfelt beauty and colourful soundscapes' and Kevin Glasgow filling the background air 'like a sonic boom'.

Beat Replacement have quickly earned respect as one of the UK’s most exciting new bands with their forward-thinking approach & exhilarating live show.

Tele-Port! is a brand new project and this is their first public performance. It consists of leading jazz voices of Luxembourg, bassist Pol Belardi, keyboardist Jérôme Klein and drummer Jeff Herr plus "always looking for adventures" saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev. They will play all new original music composed especially for this group.

All musicians of this double bill have a wide range of experience and have played in most major venues and Festivals in Europe and overseas. Among their collaborators on stage and studio are Adam Rogers, Ambrose Akinmusire, Melody Gardot, Shlomo, Eric Harland, Aaron Parks, Joe Locke, Magik Malik to name a few.

About EFG London Jazz Festival
The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital's biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK's landmark music events.

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between. 

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.

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ALT BLUES JAM W/ THE DUBL0
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

ALT BLUES JAM W/ THE DUBL0

Our blues jam is now monthly!

Local blues band The Dublo play and host a jam session.
>> Alt Blues Jam open to all musicians!
>> A range of organic and craft drinks from the inside and outside bars

Come down to meet old friends and some new ones too!

Call out for - Alt blues musicians, garage wannabes and urban hollerers - Come jam at GROW with Zack The Ripper, Bro Wayne, Lala do baixo de violino & Pete O’ Dublo. Enjoy a set of stripped to the bone garage blues from The DUBLO, amplifiers, microphones and tubs provided. Bring your guitars, harmonicas, tunes and BLUES. Free entry till late. Starts 7pm. Bar open for all the usual organic and sustainable goOd Vibes 👊🏼

FREE ENTRY

About Grow, Hackney
Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and Slow Fire London serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Find us at Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.

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SOULFULL SUNDAY ROAST W/ SLOW FIRE LONDON + DJS
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

SOULFULL SUNDAY ROAST W/ SLOW FIRE LONDON + DJS

12-6PM

Come to Grow in Hackney Wick for a Sunday Roast menu by Slow Fire London inspired by Middle Eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients... and it's not just about feeding your belly, we also want to nourish your soul too, so every Sunday we have a guest DJ playing the best funk, soul and jazz.

The Menu

With the Roast Sirloin, Apricot Glazed Smoked Pork Collar; IPA Brined Smoked Chicken and a carefully constucted vegan option of Falafel & Pumpkin Nut Roast coupled up with Roast Potatoes, Cumin Roast Carrots, Seasonal Greens, Yorkshire Pudding & Gravy, this special sunday roast is not to be missed.

And if that's not enough, we do dessert too (!) Every week the dessert menu changes but expect delights such as Coffee Chocolate Mousse & Tahini Cream or Baked Almond Milk Rice Pudding w/ Prune & Armagnac Compote.

We accept big bookings for celebrations, so please email us at hello@growhackney.co.uk

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A NIGHT OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN MUSIC // MVURU ICHANAYA ALBUM LAUNCH
Nov
17
to Nov 18

A NIGHT OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN MUSIC // MVURU ICHANAYA ALBUM LAUNCH

Otto & The Mutapa Calling invite you to the official launch party of their debut album, Mvura Ichanaya. Come down for a fantastic night of high energy marimba music from the heart of southern Africa!

Entry is FREE until 10pm and then £5 thereafter to get in. 

AfroHouse DJ Khanda Cool will be on the decks.

CDs will be available for purchase on the night, or can be ordered online from https://www.ottogumaelius.com/store 


ABOUT THE BAND
Otto & The Mutapa Calling is a lively London based marimba band playing energetic, joyful music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, including folk songs, original songs and popular southern African covers. The band's set-up includes soprano, tenor and baritone marimbas, mbira, hosho, drumming and singing, with both traditional and contemporary dances. The marimba band’s sound is full of energy and pulsating rhythms - and their music shares the rich cultures, histories and stories of the people of southern Africa through rhythm, song and dance. 

The band was officially formed in 2017 by band leader, Otto Gumaelius, who started playing African music on the marimba in the late 1990s in Botswana, and the band is comprised of musicians from Botswana, Zimbabwe and the UK. 

Otto & The Mutapa Calling offer a unique and colourful experience to live music lovers and they are the only active professional marimba band of their kind in all of Europe.

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SINGER SONGWRITER & POETRY NIGHT
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

SINGER SONGWRITER & POETRY NIGHT

Come in from the busy London streets and hear some soul-baring music, insightful lyrics, epic stories, great banter and the warm Grow vibes we've all come to know.

Grow is a a space to experiment.... A place to come down without pressure to enjoy a range of musicians from across London who span genres. Local musician Joel Smith will take care of you on the night, whether you're playing, singing, speaking, reading, thinking aloud or just sitting back to relax!

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MUSICIANS

Introducing:

Johnny Leitera (Tuff Sunshine)

"Tuff Sunshine is one of the most dynamic, energizing and altogether rousing bands out there" -- Stereo Embers Magazine 
"A catchy, sunny blend of rustic rock 'n roll and power-pop hooks" -- PopMatters
"Grand vision--loss and transcendence are given equal weight with a sound that exists outside the convenience of pigeonhole tags and pretentious micro sub-genre adjectives" 
-- Impose Magazine
"Instantly likeable" -- Magnet Magazine
"Glam, punk, and even roots-rock--the diversity keeps things intersting"
-- Austin Town Hall

Tuff Sunshine is a 3-piece pared-down indie-rock trio that Time-Out New York accurately describes as "cool, emotive indie fare that skillfully fuses funky soul with wiry post-punk."

Milan André
Milan André
 is here to inspire and impel towards positive change. Montréal born and raised, this Canadian, Slovak, Afro-Cuban artist brings linguistic and cultural diversity into a music industry set in its ways. Blending elements of Folk and Soul, his music is layered and complex; addressing meaningful topics ranging from self-growth, addiction, grief and the future of this world, to name a few. Milan André's music is born out of heavy introspection in hopes to inspire. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mFBcsKa7cLE

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K2BFtkPasL0

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zombDojrhBE

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n2we-3WgRVE

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nupF9Gy1JmQ


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Alexia Chambi

Alexia Chambi is a Danish-Cypriot singer/songwriter crafting songs with hints of jazz, soul & r’n’b. She recently released her debut solo EP "Bolivia" inspired by a 9-month journey through South America.

EP Review https://indiebandguru.com/alexia-chambi-bolivia/

Link to a live session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf3cy_22xOM

Link to EP : https://open.spotify.com/album/7CCCIHoacTtHA6o6sPxERK

http://alexiachambi.com/

https://www.facebook.com/alexiachambimusic/

https://www.instagram.com/alexiachambi/

https://twitter.com/alexiachambimu

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POETS

Grassy Noel Macken

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- Joel Smith

#modjoroberto
www.soundcloud.com/joelrsmith

+ Plus more to be announced!
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Host of the evening Joel Smith, is an Australian-born, London-based musician, singer, songwriter, writer, sound engineer and DJ.

Having led bands from Brisbane, Australia before moving to London to pursue new directions, he now performs with multi-national Ambient/Dream/Psych Rock group Los Capivaras, with a debut release due 2018.

Since arriving to his adopted base in Hackney Wick in early 2013, Smith has developed a rich performance vocabulary, performing solo acoustic alongside shifting experimental ensembles. Constant collaboration with a multitude of international artists, designers, DJ’s and musicians have allowed Smith to hone his experimental, effects-laden guitar and soaring falsetto vocals through many improvised and one-off performances.

2017 and 2018 have seen Smith turn his focus towards live, improvised film score collaborations, giving inspired performances, recently extending to France.

You can also catch him regularly singing Jazz standards, acoustic shows, playlisting rare gems from Punk, Folk, Disco, Afro-beat, Turkish to Latin American Folk-tronica, and also running the monthly Open Mic night at Grow, Hackney.

He will be airing some of his written work from his recent residency at THE LAB - https://thelabhackneywick.wordpress.com/

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If you're interested in performing or would like to know more, please contact us at email hello@growhackney.co.uk or msg us on Facebook and we'll get back to you!

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About Grow, Hackney

We are an independently run space and an experiment in ethical business, which includes working with local artists, musicians on collaborative projects to host free events where everyone is welcome. We pay London Living Wage and partner with community projects to share and nurture local talent. Grow has no investment and is built by local Hackney Wickers and relies on the sharing economy of the area. Profits go back into the community

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LONDON PROMOTERS' SOCIETY MEETUP #4
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

LONDON PROMOTERS' SOCIETY MEETUP #4

London Promoters Society have got a wicked event lined up for you to, to knock our heads together again on the future of LPS and the structure we can work within.

We have/will be:

- catch up, establishing goals

- news updates

- a WIKI to launch, based on Boroughs

- a website structure and membership system to discuss

- a TECH panel Q&A

- LPS radio show proposal

- launching our new social media

- VENUE FOCUS w/ Grow Hackney

- diving up more roles/responsibilities

- Networking time!

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DJ SNUFF (CONGO NATTY) & SPECIAL GUESTS // KUDURO, AFROBEAT & LIVE SAX
Nov
10
to Nov 11

DJ SNUFF (CONGO NATTY) & SPECIAL GUESTS // KUDURO, AFROBEAT & LIVE SAX

DJ Snuff of the Congo Natty collective and End of the Weak presents...

A night of afro dance, exploring Afrobeats, Afroswing, Afrohouse, Gqom, Kuduro, Azonto, Coupe-decale in the mix, with splashes of Dancehall, Hp Hop, R&B, Garage, Grime, Bruk, Jungle featuring LIVE JAZZ/DRILL/BEBOP FUSIONS with DJ & SAX duo DAGDA & XVNGO + guests musicians, vocals & dancers.

DANCE HEAVY EVENT! Free before 10pm £5 after.

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VARIANCE SERIES #1 // LIVE ELECTRONICA
Nov
9
to Nov 10

VARIANCE SERIES #1 // LIVE ELECTRONICA

We're excited for the launch of Variance; a night of mind bending original music, solid beats and textured soundscapes!

The Variance Series #1 
FREE - £5 on the door after 10pm

*Murmurmur
*Andalou-Dog
*WLFJCK
*Natasha Giordano (199 Radio) - djset
*Dj Raff
*DoTheDu (Senseverse Records)

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*Murmurmur is a London based producer/drummer, with a
background in jazz/experimental bands. His music is a collage of soundscapes, old vinyls, toy synths, lo-tech Instruments.
Artist page: https://soundcloud.com/murmurmur-453800196

*Andalou-Dog is Pure psychic automation.
Artist page: https://soundcloud.com/andalou-dog

*WLFJCK* is an electronic music producer from Florence (IT).
His productions cross a wide range of electronica, disco, glitch and synthwave. The Live Set’s purpose is to create an immersive experience between a continuos flux of melodic textures and solid beats.
Artist Page: https://soundcloud.com/wlfjck

Natasha Giordano is a London based, Italian-born artist who investigates sounds as inner places. Resident dj at 199Radio
Artist Page: https://soundcloud.com/natashagiordano

DjRaff London / Santiago de Chile
Artist Page: https://soundcloud.com/djraff

DoTheDu - Senseverse records
Artist Page: https://soundcloud.com/do_thedu


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Visuals by Scual & Manuela Batas
http://www.scual.eu/
https://www.manuela-batas.com/

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SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE MUSIC JAM
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE MUSIC JAM

Rainbow Sounds Presents:

SUNDAY JAM // EVERY FIRST SUNDAY of the month!! 
FREE ENTRY

The Sunday Jam is back with Roots Rock Reggae Dub at Grow! Musicians join together to bring some new music and some well known riddims live on stage! From roots to ska to dub, expect some serious dancing vibes!

Special Guest:
TBA

Live music on the night by:
DUBHOUSE BAND
Charlie Bendjie on drums, Andrius Rad on Bass, Luca Bat on Keys, Boris Latinov on guitar, Paolo Mannino on percussions, Dom Clarke and Jonah Little on brass section*

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About Grow, Hackney
Grow is a bar, kitchen and creative space carved out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. It is run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and works in partnership with local artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups. Most events are free, from live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, open mic and art festivals. Grow exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and belonging. Everyone is welcome.

Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.
Website www.growhackney.co.uk
Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @growhackney

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PINEAPPLE PIZZA // FEATURING LEI DI DAI // AFROBEAT, DANCEHALL & MORE
Nov
3
to Nov 4

PINEAPPLE PIZZA // FEATURING LEI DI DAI // AFROBEAT, DANCEHALL & MORE

Well Well Well! The last one was so much fun that we've decided to do it again! And this time we have invited some friends to keep us company and play the best of the best in Afrobeat, Disco, Cuban Music and everything in between!  If you have been to our first event! You know what to expect!

One night of tasty tropical vibes in the heart of Hackney Wick

For this special occasion, the queen of Brazilian Dancehall LEI DI DAI will join us for a one-off incendiary set!
Currently performing with the supergroup GRRRL we couldn't be more proud to have her performing at Grow!

It's going to be MAD

Expect: AFROBEAT - JAZZ - HIP HOP - DANCEHALL AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE...
It's going to be TASTY 🍍🍕

Grow exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and belonging. EVERYONE IS WELCOME

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HACKNEY WINTER GARDEN LAUNCH // LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Nov
2
to Nov 3

HACKNEY WINTER GARDEN LAUNCH // LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

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Introducing Hackney Winter Gardens! 🌿🌻🐝 

Constructed mostly out of recycled materials and located by the River Lea it will serve as a cosy refuge from the impending winter weather. 

For our launch night we've prepared a night of some of our favourite acts over the years... including 
Special Guest headliners :

The Bikini Beach Band - Surf Noir
Sunset Sunrise - Live Electronic Music
Georges Kaplan Presents... 
The Dublo - Blues Band
Mai Butoh Dance - Dance Performance
Joel Smith - Live Acoustic Performance
SPECIAL GUEST DJ’s

FREE ENTRY

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ALT BLUES JAM W/ THE DUBLO
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

ALT BLUES JAM W/ THE DUBLO

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Our blues jam is now monthly!

Local blues band The Dublo play and host a jam session.
>> Alt Blues Jam open to all musicians!
>> A range of organic and craft drinks from the inside and outside bars

Come down to meet old friends and some new ones too!

Call out for - Alt blues musicians, garage wannabes and urban hollerers - Come jam at GROW with Zack The Ripper, Bro Wayne, Lala do baixo de violino & Pete O’ Dublo. Enjoy a set of stripped to the bone garage blues from The DUBLO, amplifiers, microphones and tubs provided. Bring your guitars, harmonicas, tunes and BLUES. Free entry till late. Starts 7pm. Bar open for all the usual organic and sustainable goOd Vibes 👊🏼

FREE ENTRY

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CARAVAN SOCIAL // LIVE MUSIC & DANCE
Oct
27
to Oct 28

CARAVAN SOCIAL // LIVE MUSIC & DANCE

Experience a vibrant evening delivered by the most unique underground musicians and dancers within the arts community. Collaborative showcase performances , live improvisation and DJs playing the most soulful Hiphop, R&B, Neosoul and Raggae of our time. Empowering the public in a night full of culture and art - You don't want to miss this! 


CARAVAN SOCIAL NIGHT is a fundraiser for the arts. All donation ticket sales will help support and develop towards our independent theatre productions under the CARAVAN projects (check www.aliasldn.com for more information on the CARAVAN projects). Donations will go towards our self investment pot that will help suppport our new immersive theatre work, SEAN.

In exchange for your support, The CARAVAN family and guest artists will deliver you a night of expressive art and music to sway you through the night. 

Please arrive 30 mins before the show!

8PM SHOW STARTS

Live collaborative showcases, Intervals played by our DJs

10pm IMPROVISATION

The CARAVAN CULTURE - live and unscripted ! Inviting dancers, musicians, audiences in the crowd to join in creating live culture.

11pm DJS

Taking you through the night with our CARAVAN and guest DJS playing the most influential cultured music.

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