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We're over the moon to announce a special fundraising gig with The Heliocentrics! 

Tickets available from Wednesday 24th April 12:00pm

Undoubtedly one of the most incredible things to happen in music from the past decade, the band’s unique blend of raw funk, cinematic psychedelia and sci-fi jazz has earned them a cult following around the globe, counting Gilles Peterson, Madlib and The Gaslamp Killer as their fans!

Fundrasing event for Herbalists Without Borders UK Medicine making Campaign - a grass roots refugee solidarity effort to create a sustainable flow of herbal medicines to be distributed to refugees in Calais and Dunkirk :

“Restless, marauding and cacophonous” Mojo

“There's something about being a band unstuck in time that makes the question of aging and consistency almost beside the point” Pitchfork

The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. Since first appearing on DJ Shadow’s 2006 album The Outsider the group have gone on to release a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock and musique concrete whilst also collaborating with numerous genre heavyweights from Mulatu Astake to Gaslamp Killer.

The group’s deep-set ability to craft music intuitively and impulsively stems from a desire to avoid typical song writing processes or generic structures. Since its conception, the band's music has mainly been created from live improvisation. This musical approach gives the band its own sound and identity as nothing has been pre-written or prepared - for anything to happen it must be created at that time from the people in the room, and on the spot. A decade of such well explored sonic adventures has resulted in a tightly knit bond that the group refer to as, “almost a form of telepathy” with “musical changes that otherwise would be near impossible to write…"

The Heliocentrics comprise Barbora Patkova (vocals),Malcolm Catto (drums), Jake Ferguson (bass), Jack Yglesias (percussion/organ), Dan Smith ( guitar), Raven Bush (violin/electronics), Jason Yarde(sax), Sylvia Hallet ( Hurdy Gurdy).

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 the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at