PAST EVENTS 2018

Thursday 8th February 2018
Friday 2nd February 2018
15th June 2018
Friday 20th July from 8 o'clock til late at The Edge, Digbeth, Birmingham. Limited tickets available, £12 in advance, booking recommended: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/444335 PRAM’S new album arrives 11 years after its acclaimed predecessor, The Moving Frontier. The time has been well spent and the new LP is a celebration of their unique musicality, focused into a beautifully constructed and tautly produced soundworld. The band use a bewildering array of instruments, unrepentantly unfazed by the possibilities of performing on anything and everything that seems appropriate. Newcomers to Pram will find a richly detailed collage of influences ranging from exotica, Krautrock and the forgotten film soundtracks that went on to inspire contemporaries Stereolab and Broadcast. The only band in the world not to have a website, yet the world of Pram is immersed in visual imagery. They will be joined by long time collaborator and film-maker Scott Johnston (Film Ficciones), projecting visual delights to accompany these long-awaited sounds! "Pram's immediately identifiable music is some of the most original and intriguing of the last two decades" - Keith Moliné, The Wire http://www.dominorecordco.com/artists/pram/ GRANDMASTER GARETH, known for his work as bandleader, composer and front man with Misty's Big Adventure, is a dog painting collector and liability. He separates the wheat from the chaff. He keeps the chaff. His music is a mix of every record you've heard or never heard. He forgot your chocolate and spent your pound.  He has PayPal account. "The new God" - John Peel https://grandmastergareth.bandcamp.com And we are very happy to be welcoming back ED DOWIE! Formerly of Brothers in Sound, Ed spent several years composing music for short films and theatre projects. He is now signed as a solo artist with Lost Map Records, who released his debut album, The Uncle Sold in January 2017. His music is regularly heard on BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, which included The Uncle Sold in their Top Albums of 2017. “accomplished, bold and starry-eyed visionary” - The Quietus https://eddowie.bandcamp.com/ KLUB CATUSI will also be making a rare appearance, playing tunes beyond midnight and the meridian. UBUNTU FOODS will be selling the finest South African nosh, with reasonably priced beverages on sale too. Design by NAOMI OPPENHEIM - http://n-oppenheim.co.uk/ Please note, THE EDGE is a cash-only venue!
Fourth Page  are a band, consisting of Charlie Beresford (voice), Peter Marsh (bass & electronics), and Carolyn Hume (piano), and Paul May (drums/percussion). They play acoustic music which is improvised but doesn’t sound like it. They have been compared to everyone from Robert Wyatt to Schubert to John Martyn. They have released three albums on Leo Records and Forwind, and plan to release a new one very soon.
Ross Lambert Northern Irish (and London-based) guitarist and ‘magnetic and vibrating sources’ player Ross Lambert, has in his own words, the following fundamental and simultaneous approaches to live performance: to play as though it was both the first time and also the last; and to able to differentiate between what is good and worth conserving and what is not. Ross has been involved in, initiated and been a connector between a very wide variety of improvisatory music since his first exposure and (immediate) commitment to it, in Sheffield via Derek Bailey during the mid-1980s. Although under-recorded (he claims ‘by choice’), Ross has worked with a huge number of musicians from around the world, including Tetuzi Akiyama, Ami Yoshida, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Paul Hession, Rhodri Davies, John Butcher and Evan Parker, as well as his close friends Eddie Prevost, Seymour Wright, and Sebastian Lexer.
Kate Thompson recently left Birmingham band Kate Goes – “They veer from chaotic pop to anarchic folk, whilst squeaking dog toys, bashing bongos and singing about yeast infections” – and is striking out on her own with a solo project.
Emily C Smith  is a folk, pop, punk, rock, rockabilly, songwriter artist and she will be performing with her bostin' band. “The genre she has constructed is a powerhouse of creativity – built on talent and bursting at the rafters with spirit and attitude.” A.Hanna
Claudia Barton  is a singer and actress. She previously sung with Gamine, and then Cloudier Skies with David Rothon. Her work is characterised by a rich cinematic atmosphere and an extraordinary literary authorial voice – echoes of Hemingway and Raymond Carver, channelled by Audrey Hepburn.
Abi Budgen  is a songwriter, guitarist, time-traveller, Sister Rosetta devotee and self-confessed Country- Blues anorak. She aspires to make music that is honest, witty, sometimes surreal and always groovy. “effervescent…esoteric…energetic…and (occasionally) off-the-wall...” Tower of Song
Kali Louise creative force behind Brum Radio's 'Melody and Concrete' will be playing us choice sounds from her wondrous music collection, to listen to adjacent to and beyond the live acts.
Club Integral: home to the uncategorisable
Poster Design by Naomi Oppenheim http://n-oppenheim.co.uk/
Our annual benefit for the greatest radio station in the world featuring 13 minute sets from 13 acts. Resonance FM is having to move its station premises this year and is aiming to raise £100,000 from this year’s fundraiser week. There are many events going on so please visit https://fundraiser.resonance.fm to find out more. FEATURING: Swordfish Robin The Fog Glowering Figs Bob Drake Bob and Roberta Smith & The Apathy Band Spizz The No Frills Band James O’Sullivan St Moritz Neil Luck Strayaway Child Two Horns
16th February 2018
Warrior Squares  are Paul Gardner – Electronics & Drums, Geoff Leigh – Voice, Flute, Sax & Electronics, James Weaver – Electronics & Guitar, & Nick Weekes – Branches, Bass & Random Objects. Warrior Square make improvised music and are based in Hastings & St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK.
RITA BRAGA WARRIOR SQUARES & MR PUNCH IN PARADISE
at Iklectik Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane/Royal Street, Waterloo London SE1 7LG Entrance £7/£5 concessions
April is the cruellest month
Rita Braga  is a singer, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Lisbon, currently based in Porto. She performs, solo and collaboratively, an unusual repertoire of songs in over ten languages, as well as making her own original compositions and soundtracks. Over the last decade she has performed across Europe, the US and in Brazil. She has also produced her own illustration and animation, acted in a silent horror/comedy/sci-fi film, hosted unpredictable cabarets, and graduated in Musicology. Rita Braga is the founder of the label and events producer operation SOL 69. From time to time, she receives insight from cartoon personalities in her dreams (such as Bugs Bunny) on how to conduct her “career”.
Mr Punch in Paradise  are Neil May (bass and vocals) and his brother, the great drummer percussionist Paul May, and a trombonist. The sound is an amalgam of Small Faces, Jaco Pastorius, and Chas ‘n Dave.
12th April 2018

PAST EVENTS 2018

PSYCHOYOGI are Chris Ramsing - guitar & vocals, Chris Sansom - bass & vocals, Ravi Low-Beer - drums. Think Frank Zappa, King Crimson, XTC, Captain Beefheart, Gong, The Beatles, Gentle Giant, Bach, Bartok and Stravinsky and most things left of centre. 
HACO is a vocalist, sound artist and founding member of After Dinner and Hoahio who uses voice and self-programmed electronics as an ‘organic method’ in her performance, accompanied by video images shot and edited with Mariko Tajiri. “Listening to Qoosui feels like stepping into a dream or drowning in clouds of perfume.”––The Wire
TARNOVSKI's performances commonly include a mixture of glitch electronica, musique concrète, drones, computer deconstruction, quirky sonorities and field recordings. He is a musician, composer and producer, hailed as a key figure in Czech experimental-electro music and one of the founding members of experimental pop band Miou Miou and post-everything quartet Gurun Gurun.
KAMURA will be joining our guests - our resident artiste at Club Integral Midlands Branch, Japanese agit-femme vocalist and electricist. Former member of Frank Chickens and Mizutama Shobodan (Polka Dot Fire Brigade) the first Japanese feminist punk band. Voice-modulated improvisation and eco-surrealist chansons are weaved into the bizarre world of the experimental
SHANKARA ANDY BOLE is a multi instrumentalist, arranger and composer with a highly respected international reputation. He is a member of Bonfire Radicals, one of 7 guitarists in Daevid Allen's Glissando Guitar Orchestra and a member of the legendary Bushbury Mountain Daredevils and The Late Night Band! Shankara has performed internationally with members of Fairport Convention, Gong, Damo Suzuki, Blowzabella, Daevid Allen, Acid Mothers Temple and has studied the Hansa Veena with renowned Indian classical musician Barun Kumar Pal.
 We're also very happy to welcome DJ Dave Grindi, co-presenter of Unorthodox Paradox on Brum Radio and host of the Moseley Record Fair!   Ubuntu Foods will be selling more South African eats. Refrigerated or warm (always reasonably priced) drinks available too. More info here: Tickets here…
Archive 2018
8th February 2018
2nd February 2018
12 th  April 2018
Claudia Barton  is a singer and actress. She previously sung with Gamine, and then Cloudier Skies with David Rothon. Her work is characterised by a rich cinematic atmosphere and an extraordinary literary authorial voice – echoes of Hemingway and Raymond Carver, channelled by Audrey Hepburn.
Emily C Smith  is a folk, pop, punk, rock, rockabilly, songwriter artist and she will be performing with her bostin' band. “The genre she has constructed is a powerhouse of creativity – built on talent and bursting at the rafters with spirit and attitude.” A.Hanna
Abi Budgen  is a songwriter, guitarist, time- traveller, Sister Rosetta devotee and self-confessed Country-Blues anorak. She aspires to make music that is honest, witty, sometimes surreal and always groovy. “effervescent…esoteric…energetic…and (occasionally) off-the-wall...” Tower of Song
Kali Louise creative force behind Brum Radio's 'Melody and Concrete' will be playing us choice sounds from her wondrous music collection, to listen to adjacent to and beyond the live acts.
The finest Japanese eats will be served by Kam's Daidoko and other refreshments available at a reasonable price.   All part of the monthly night of wonder that is Digbeth First Friday! Please note, The Edge is a cash-only venue. Advanced tickets available here: For more info see @ClubIntegralMB on facebook, twitter and instagram  
Warrior Squares  are Paul Gardner – Electronics & Drums, Geoff Leigh – Voice, Flute, Sax & Electronics, James Weaver – Electronics & Guitar, & Nick Weekes – Branches, Bass & Random Objects. Warrior Square make improvised music and are based in Hastings & St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK.
RITA BRAGA WARRIOR SQUARES & MR PUNCH IN PARADISE
at Iklectik Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane/Royal Street, Waterloo London SE1 7LG Entrance £7/£5 concessions
April was the cruellest month
Rita Braga  is a singer, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Lisbon, currently based in Porto. She performs, solo and collaboratively, an unusual repertoire of songs in over ten languages, as well as making her own original compositions and soundtracks. Over the last decade she has performed across Europe, the US and in Brazil. She has also produced her own illustration and animation, acted in a silent horror/comedy/sci-fi film, hosted unpredictable cabarets, and graduated in Musicology. Rita Braga is the founder of the label and events producer operation SOL 69. From time to time, she receives insight from cartoon personalities in her dreams (such as Bugs Bunny) on how to conduct her “career”.
Mr Punch in Paradise  are Neil May (bass and vocals) and his brother, the great drummer percussionist Paul May, and a trombonist. The sound is an amalgam of Small Faces, Jaco Pastorius, and Chas ‘n Dave.
Our annual benefit for the greatest radio station in the world featuring 13 minute sets from 13 acts. Resonance FM is having to move its station premises this year and is aiming to raise £100,000 from this year’s fundraiser week. There are many events going on so please visit https://fundraiser.resonance.fm to find out more.
FEATURING: Swordfish Robin The Fog Glowering Figs Bob Drake Bob and Roberta Smith & The Apathy Band Spizz The No Frills Band James O’Sullivan St Moritz Neil Luck Strayaway Child Two Horns
FOURTH PAGE  are a band, consisting of Charlie Beresford (voice), Peter Marsh (bass & electronics), and Carolyn Hume (piano), and Paul May (drums/percussion). They play acoustic music which is improvised but doesn’t sound like it. They have been compared to everyone from Robert Wyatt to Schubert to John Martyn. They have released three albums on Leo Records and Forwind, and plan to release a new one very soon.
ROSS LAMBERT Northern Irish (and London- based) guitarist and ‘magnetic and vibrating sources’ player Ross Lambert, has in his own words, the following fundamental and simultaneous approaches to live performance: to play as though it was both the first time and also the last; and to able to differentiate between what is good and worth conserving and what is not. Ross has been involved in, initiated and been a connector between a very wide variety of improvisatory music since his first exposure and (immediate) commitment to it, in Sheffield via Derek Bailey during the mid-1980s. Although under- recorded (he claims ‘by choice’), Ross has worked with a huge number of musicians from around the world, including Tetuzi Akiyama, Ami Yoshida, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Paul Hession, Rhodri Davies, John Butcher and Evan Parker, as well as his close friends Eddie Prevost, Seymour Wright, and Sebastian Lexer.
KATE THOMPSON Kate Thompson recently left Birmingham band Kate Goes – “They veer from chaotic pop to anarchic folk, whilst squeaking dog toys, bashing bongos and singing about yeast infections” – and is striking out on her own with a solo project.
16th February 2018
Friday 20th July from 8 o'clock til late at The Edge, Digbeth, Birmingham. Limited tickets available, £12 in advance, booking recommended: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/444335 PRAM's new album 'Across The Meridian' on Domino Records arrives 11 years after its acclaimed predecessor, 2007’s 'The Moving Frontier'. The time has been well spent and 'Across The Meridian' is a celebration of much of Pram’s unique musicality, focused into a beautifully constructed and tautly produced soundworld. The band use a bewildering array of instruments and are unrepentantly unfazed by the possibilities of performing on anything and everything that seems appropriate. Newcomers to Pram will find a richly detailed collage of influences ranging from exotica, Krautrock and the forgotten film soundtracks that went on to inspire contemporaries Stereolab and Broadcast. The only band in the world not to have a website, yet the world of Pram is immersed in visual imagery. They will be joined by long time collaborator and film-maker Scott Johnson, projecting visual delights to accompany these long-awaited sounds! "Pram's immediately identifiable music is some of the most original and intriguing of the last two decades" - Keith Moliné, The Wire http://www.dominorecordco.com/artists/pram/ GRANDMASTER GARETH, bandleader and composer for Misty's Big Adventure, will be making a rare appearance playing his solo sounds, with fellow adventurer, Sam Minnear. Grandmaster Gareth is a dog painting collector and liability. He separates the wheat from the chaff. He keeps the chaff. His music is a mix of every record you've heard or never heard. He forgot your chocolate and spent your pound. He has PayPal account. "the new God" - John Peel https://grandmastergareth.bandcamp.com/ And we are very happy to be welcoming back ED DOWIE! Formerly of Brothers in Sound, Ed spent several years composing music for short films and theatre projects. He is now signed as a solo artist with Lost Map Records, who released his debut album, The Uncle Sold in January 2017. His music is regularly heard on BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, which included The Uncle Sold in their Top Albums of 2017. “accomplished, bold and starry-eyed visionary” - The Quietus https://eddowie.bandcamp.com/ KLUB CATUSI will also be making a rare appearance, playing tunes beyond midnight and the meridian. UBUNTU FOODS will be selling the finest South African nosh, with reasonably priced beverages on sale too. Design by NAOMI OPPENHEIM - http://n-oppenheim.co.uk/ Please note, THE EDGE is a cash-only venue!
PSYCHOYOGI are Chris Ramsing - guitar & vocals, Chris Sansom - bass & vocals, Ravi Low-Beer - drums. Think Frank Zappa, King Crimson, XTC, Captain Beefheart, Gong, The Beatles, Gentle Giant, Bach, Bartok and Stravinsky and most things left of centre. 
HACO is a vocalist, sound artist and founding member of After Dinner and Hoahio who uses voice and self- programmed electronics as an ‘organic method’ in her performance, accompanied by video images shot and edited with Mariko Tajiri. “Listening to Qoosui feels like stepping into a dream or drowning in clouds of perfume.”––The Wire
TARNOVSKI's performances commonly include a mixture of glitch electronica, musique concrète, drones, computer deconstruction, quirky sonorities and field recordings. He is a musician, composer and producer, hailed as a key figure in Czech experimental-electro music and one of the founding members of experimental pop band Miou Miou and post-everything quartet Gurun Gurun.
KAMURA will be joining our guests - our resident artiste at Club Integral Midlands Branch, Japanese agit-femme vocalist and electricist. Former member of Frank Chickens and Mizutama Shobodan (Polka Dot Fire Brigade) the first Japanese feminist punk band. Voice-modulated improvisation and eco-surrealist chansons are weaved into the bizarre world of the experimental
SHANKARA ANDY BOLE is a multi instrumentalist, arranger and composer with a highly respected international reputation. He is a member of Bonfire Radicals, one of 7 guitarists in Daevid Allen's Glissando Guitar Orchestra and a member of the legendary Bushbury Mountain Daredevils and The Late Night Band! Shankara has performed internationally with members of Fairport Convention, Gong, Damo Suzuki, Blowzabella, Daevid Allen, Acid Mothers Temple and has studied the Hansa Veena with renowned Indian classical musician Barun Kumar Pal.
 We're also very happy to welcome DJ Dave Grindi, co- presenter of Unorthodox Paradox on Brum Radio  and host of the Moseley Record Fair!   Ubuntu Foods will be selling more South African eats. Refrigerated or warm (always reasonably priced) drinks available too. More info here: Tickets here…
15 th  June 2018
20 th  July 2018