Off The Cuff
Head's Up, and anyone who wants to play.
The regular Monday Jazz Jam features in our programme again this year. The house band, Head's Up, led by Roger Humbles, will entertain you and provide backing to any aspiring jazzers who would like to display their skills or just gain experience. Come and play, or just relax and enjoy a great evening.
The Champion Hillbillies
The Champion Hillbillies won their champion title not simply because they all reside on or about Champion Hill. It's also because they're the champion rowdy hillbilly band in the hills of South London. They have played many venues in them hills, as far east as the Kidbrooke Beer Festival and as far west as Brixton's Windmill and Pop Brixton. In 2017, they left the hills to perform in the woods of the Wilderness Festival. But whether they're invited to play or they just turn up and start busking, the Champion Hillbillies most enjoy playing near beer.website of The Champion Hillbillies
Ben Holland is a prodigious songwriter with more than an album a year for the past five years. 2018's album is planned for this summer. Described as 'London's hardest working busker', Ben's performances solo or with a band are just a captivating as his voice and not to be missed.
'Ben brings a genuine sincerity to his work and gives your restless heart a soft place to rest its weary head.' – Fresh Independence
Prints of Whales
Thirty one taut strings. Eight sound holes. Fiddle, banjo, lap steel, saw, double bass, drums and a national guitar. It can only be the Prints of Whales. Their latest album, Deep Song, was released in May.
A blue whale can eat up to 7,715 pounds of krill (small shrimp-like organisms) every day, and blue whales have the biggest everything on the planet. The smallest whale is the pigmy sperm whale. They are deep divers.
Herne Hill School
With a musical heritage spanning over 15 generations, Mehboob Nadeem will take you on a musical journey that unravels 700 years of Indian culture. Featuring sitar, tabla, singing, and poetry, the concert will explore the DNA of Indian classical music, enabling you to better grasp and enjoy the different elements of this incredible tradition.
Grandson of legendary singers Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya) and Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Husain Khan (Dilrang), Mehboob Nadeem is acknowledged as one of the leading exponents of the present generation of the Vilayatkhani Gharana, a style of sitar developed to mirror the lyrical quality of the human voice. Mehboob Nadeem is also a passionate educator who gives regular workshops and one-to-one lessons all over the UK.
Endowed with a rich melodious and sonorous voice, Mehboob was initiated in the art of music at a very young age by his father Ustad Yakub Hussain. He then began his sitar training under the guidance of his uncle Shri Rafat Khan. He is now under the guidance of world renowned sitar maestro Pandit Arvind Parikh.
The Half Moon
Performing a heady hot jazz mix of rambunctious rags, swinging blues and gorgeous melodies from the 1920s, Doolally Tap’s infectious energy and outstanding musicianship continue to win them fans wherever they play. Led by ace trombonist David Lalljee and early jazz expert/sousaphone player Tom Briers, their exuberant live performances recreate all the original frolicsome fun and energy of the prohibition era in true New Orleans style. Not to be missed!
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Bring Back Big Ben! by Amelia Clarkson
Pupils of St Saviour's CofE School will perform this new musical especially composed for the occasion.
Big Ben feels unwanted in our digital world. He decides it's about time he took a long-overdue (and rather unofficial) holiday. But how will London cope when the bells go silent? Join St Saviour’s and London’s iconic clock tower on this fun-filled musical adventure!
St Saviour's School
St Saviour's is delighted to be involved with the Herne Hill Festival this year. We are a one form entry primary school attached to St. Saviour's Church on Herne Hill Road. Music and Drama are strengths of the school. Most of our children learn a musical instrument, and the Christmas show, class assemblies and the Year 6 end-of-year show are highlights in the school year. Our Year 5 Class will be performing Bring Back Big Ben.website of St Saviour's School
The Half Moon
Sixteenfeet Theatre present: West End Highlights
After the success of last year’s sellout out cabaret performance, Sixteenfeet Theatre returns to the Half Moon with its West End show. Stars from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, Chicago, and Jesus Christ Superstar and Wicked will provide a sensational evening of musical delights from the West End, Broadway, Swing, Opera and Jazz. This really is a night not to be missed!website of Sixteenfeet Theatre present: West End Highlights
The Half Moon
Included in your ticket price are:
A glass of La Tordera Prosecco DOCG on arrival and a specially prepared 3 course set menu from Head Chef Mike Blizzard. Each course will have a meat, a fish, and a vegetarian option, to be pre-ordered 2 weeks before the event. If you or your guests have any allergens that we should be made aware of, please let us know as your nearest convenience and we will do our best to accommodate you. Whilst a dish may not contain a specific allergen, due to the wide range of ingredients used in our kitchen, foods may be at risk of cross contamination by other ingredients.
And of course – an amazing cabaret show.
Bookings via The Half Moon
Programme for October
Fri. 5th: Jazz, and Alt-classical night
Sat. 6th: Charity Coffee Morning music, Youth Talent, String Quartet concert, and Jazz/Reggae event
Sun. 7th: Family concert in Brockwell Hall, a band outside the Hall, Jazz in the Greenhouses, then Evensong at St Paul's
Mon. 8th: Jazz Jam
Tues. 9th: Folk at Canopy Beer
Weds. 10th: Indian Classical Music
Thurs. 11th: Jazz @ Half Moon
Fri. 12th: Junior School Musical, and Cabaret at the Half Moon
Sat. 13th: Chamber Tots, Herne Hill Sings On, and Sean O'Hagan in a new show
Sun. 14th: Junior Open Mic, Clarinets in a Cave, and Southwark Sinfonietta