Love Machine #1

Sunday 19. May at 17:00 - 23:00

music starts at 18:00 - come early!

The Post Bar • High Road 316, N15 4BP London, England, United Kingdom

Online ticket sales are now closed - tickets still available on the door!

Bouche presents the first in a new adventure of live shows.
We don't know quite what will happen, we don't know who will be there.
We do know how the Love Machine works:


On the bill

You know the bit in City Lights when the Tramp brings the money in a heroic hurry to the Flower Girl just before the cops come? Or the bit when he comes back... after? With the same great artistry, NiCKY is beauty and pathos and generous performance, all wrapped up in the confectionary delight of Pierrot's shimmering vibrancy. You never know whether you're laughing or crying, and it's usually both. Intimate as a dimly lit cabaret, NiCKY plays his love songs, laments and lullabies gorgeously on solo piano with his tender, rich vocals singing us the stories over the top. It's a treat every time, don't miss it!

R.AGGS (also of Sacred Paws, Trash Kit, Shopping) is pure joy. Delicious, heart-pumping beats, euphoric sunshine guitar, balmy vocals and YAY FIDDLE!, their songs are souls on their sleeve, full of warmth and possibility. Their sound is lo-fi-post-punk-pop with essences of older grooves that seep in through tapes in the walkman and fiddle tunes round the fire. It's hard to describe music so uniquely theirs; say yes and feel it for your own self.

It's a brand new thing, what can I say? The bass is now electric, the songs are about joy, power, sensuality. The band will be different every time, and for this debut, I'm over-the-moon lucky to be joined by Ayman Sinada (Sokkyo, Cityscape Ensemble) making you move on drums, and Faye Thompson (Faker Villain, Neue Grafik Ensemble) with texture, tone, tenderness and time-travel on sax. It'll be wild, it'll be fresh, it'll be the best of all if you're there.

Island Girl
Sending us heavenward and taking us home, Island Girl will be spinning records and keeping us up and at it after the bands. It could be reggae, rock steady, dub; it might be sixties hip-shakers from a long-ago houseparty; it might be undeniable house classics from the haul that landed on the doorstep one day and turned out to be gold. Let's see how she feels, but whatever the mood, nobody fills a floor with love like the maestro.

Poster artwork by @8bitfaz
Bouche promo photography by Deniz Kavalali @deniz_kavalali
Info and updates @bouchemusic

Accessibility - if you have any access needs please get in touch. I'm still figuring out what's possible with the venue but will do my best to make everybody comfy, so let me know.
If you can't afford the ticket price, get in touch. Nobody will be turned away for lack of cash.

The Post Bar • High Road 316, N15 4BP London, England, United Kingdom

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