We had a fantastic night at the last LUME of 2022. A lovely busy gig to finish off our year! Watch this space for more…
Last gig of the season and we have the following delights for your ears as the year draws to a close…
Olie Brice String Project
First outing of new compositions penned for strings.
November’s EFG London Jazz Festival special offers the following treats…
Tom Ward solo
Flute, saxophone and clarinet odyssey.
Advance tickets available from the Luminous website or you can pay £10 cash on the door!
LUME is back at Hundred Years Gallery for three dates this Autumn, starting with a special evening featuring guest host the longtime friend of LUME Colin Webster! Three excellent sets await…
Charlotte Keeffe solo
Trumpet and flugelhorn solo quest.
For the last gig in this season we welcome this excellent selection of artists…
Andrew Lisle solo
Improvised sonic landscapes on drum kit.
Join us at HYG: doors 19:30, music at 20:00, and it’s £10 on the door.
Our second gig of 2022 has arrived! Featuring:
Suren Seneviratne solo
Tabletop electronic experiments.
Doors 19:30, music starting 20:00, £10 on the door. Join us!
LUME is back in 2022: we’re kicking off another season at Hundred Years Gallery with these improvised encounters…
Dee Byrne solo
Sonic explorations with saxophone and effects pedals.
Join us back at the gallery! Doors 19:30, music starting 20:00, £10 on the door.
Check out the June and July lineups over on the gig listings page.
We’re excited to be kicking off our autumn season on 21st October with t
Places are limited so email email@example.com to reserve a seat. Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Tickets are £5.
Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, London, E2 8JD. Nearest station: Hoxton (Overground).
Dee Byrne is a London-based saxophonist, composer and improviser with an interest in pushing the boundaries of jazz. Dee collaborates with artists from the UK and Europe who occupy the area of contemporary jazz, avant-garde and free improvisation. deebyrnemusic.com
John Macedo has incorporated everything from acoustic instruments and environmental sound to analogue and computer synthesis into his work. His approach explores connections and relationships, revealing the hidden potential in sounds, environments and technologies-often in intimate, immersive and intuitive ways. johnmacedo.co.uk
Cath Roberts’ work explores free improvisation, composition and the music at their meeting point. Her band Sloth Racket has toured widely and released several albums, and she collaborates with many other artists as an improviser, primarily on baritone saxophone. cathrobots.co.uk
London based saxophonist Colin Webster is quickly establishing himself on the European avant garde scene. Collaborating with some of the key figures in improvised and experimental music, Webster is known for working from extreme sonic palettes – from minimal to maximal, constantly pushing boundaries. webstology.wordpress.com
Alto player Chris Williams is perhaps best known as a member of Mercury-nominated powerhouse Led Bib. An in-demand musician on the UK scene and beyond, he plays in many other groups including Madwort Saxophone Quartet, Metamorphic and Let Spin.
Out today on Luminous is a new Sloth Racket live album! Recorded by Anton Hunter last September when the band were on tour, and mixed by Alex Bonney, it’s the whole set from their date at Arco Barco in Ramsgate. Check it out over on Bandcamp:
Like a million other bands, Sloth Racket had to cancel their tour this year, and this release falls where they would have been out and about playing live. It’s a digital only release, but this doesn’t mean there isn’t any merch: there was always a plan for new t-shirts in 2020 and we’ve decided to still go ahead…
The shirts are available in a bundle with the digital album. Head over to the merch page on Bandcamp to read more about the shirts and check the size guide.
Hope you enjoy the music! We have more Luminous plans up our sleeves, so you never know there just *might* be another release before the year is out.
Announcing a very special new album! LUME founders Cath Roberts and Dee Byrne release their first duo recording Disembark! today on Luminous. Recorded by Cath at Gun Factory Studios in April 2019, it was mixed by Alex Bonney and has original album artwork by Dee. Disembark! is a series of short, spontaneous improvisations that explore a dramatic range of textures, whilst maintaining the sense of an ongoing, inquisitive conversation. The recording came about after a series of live duo performances; going into the studio seemed like the next logical step. The release was originally planned for earlier in the summer, with a five date duo tour booked and ready to go, but that plan was derailed by the pandemic. Now, we’ve decided to get the music out there!
Dee and Cath have played together in many different ensembles since they started working together, most recently in February this year with MoonMot (see previous blog post), touring the UK and Europe to mark the sextet’s debut album just before COVID-19 shut all the venues down. Playing together as musicians has been part of a larger context, combined with running LUME projects together and releasing music through Luminous. It feels like a long time since the first release, Live At Lume Vol.1 in July 2015 – a collection of bootleg recordings from performances at LUME’s then regular night at The Long White Cloud in Hoxton. The label grew out of those Live At LUME fundraiser albums, and now five years on, Disembark! will be the thirteenth release on Luminous. With more scheduled this Autumn, we recommend you keep your ear to the ground!
Disembark! is available as a digital album via Bandcamp. No physical copies for now, but ask us again when touring is back on…