This was the era when there was a progressive burgeoning jazz scene in London. During this time many of the featured bands on an Apples and Snakes gig line-up were of the jazz genre. The Jean Toussaint Trio included Wayne Batchelor on (double bass) and the fantastic drummer Winston Clifford ...
Meaning We Who Come Together to Create Something Beautiful out of Love, according to the flyer. Featuring Benjamin Zephaniah, Talvin Singh and Sabahat Shah, with Patience Agbabi hosting.
To find out more about Sista Culcha and the rise of female toasting you can read ‘Cut ‘n’ Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean music by Dick Hebdige, Publisher: Routledge. She has/had her own female sound system, called ‘Culcha Possee’ therefore challenging the traditional all male dominant scene.
*Stan Trevor only mentioned in listings magazines ** Cris Creek uncredited in publicity (but appears on tape)
This was the cabaret format which included musicians. During this era there was a progressive burgeoning Jazz scene and many of the upcoming jazz musicians performed at Apples and Snakes events.
Porky the Poet was the performance name of Phill Jupitus.
Tunde Jegede Quartet billed as The Jazz Griots Ahmed Sheikh
A woman’s Blues – the name of a show or the name of the band? Appeal for any more information, if you have it, contact us!
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