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Ballin' Jacks, The Roves, The Motor Show, Swelt, David & The Circumstances

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Ballin' Jacks, The Roves, The Motor Show, Swelt, David & The Circumstances
Ballin' Jacks, The Roves, The Motor Show, Swelt, David & The Circumstances

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21 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 23:00

Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, London N16 6XS, UK

About the event


  • Ballin' Jacks
  • The Roves
  • The Motor Show
  • Swelt
  • David & The Circumstances 

Ballin' Jacks

Ballin’ Jacks are a London based ‘Prog-Soul’ sextet formed in 2021. They made their live debut at Latitude festival that year.

The Motor Show

Beau Vine pulls the strings from the back seat in this latest offering from the talismanic ranchero.  Having fallen into relative obscurity in the early ‘90s after his second marriage ended expensively, legendary guitar-for-hire Beau Vine resurfaced nearly 3 decades later, plying his trade on a cattle farm in East Anglia. Not yet ready for the frills of fame, but eager to play music again, Vine put together a group of young locals to be his buffer. He branded them, The Motor Show.  Formed in London pre-pandemic, The Motor Show has had to stay in the garage for the past few years & is all the better for it. This first batch of songs is a camp, fuzzy melodrama; full of noisy drums, twangy guitars & shade-cladded vocals.


Weaving tapestries of sparse, melancholic compositions, swelt meld influences of folk, Americana and post-rock. The four-piece, composed of members of Talons, Repo Man and Iceman Furniss Quintet, formed in Bristol in 2020 and spent the next two years writing and playing intimate shows around the city.  Delicate melody and vulnerability form the core of the band’s atmospheric arrangements, using voices and strings to create open harmony.  swelt’s debut release, ‘Red Mountain EP’ was released by Candlepin Records on 28 October 2022.

The Roves

The Roves released their third LP ‘Needle Factory’ last Christmas. 11 tracks which were recorded over lockdown in various UK studios such as Abbey Road and Konk in North London were mulled over and revised, making for their most ambitious effort yet.  However the album barely went noticed at first, but since that day, it has garnered a small following and reached an American audience through consistent plays and coverage on College and indie radio stations across the states.  In June of this year, the group made good on the album and toured it on the continent over 2 weeks, mainly in Germany. The ‘Needle Factory Tour’ which ended only a couple of weeks ago, managed to achieve some good press too. When the band pulled into Frankfurt, their show was reviewed by the Frankfurt Algemeine, a major national broadsheet.  Now the band are back, and are in the process of recording yet another LP, the first sessions of which happened recently in Paris, straight off the back of this tour. Hot as knives.  Now they are back home, the journey continues, and the Needle Factory Tour Part II starts in Norway & France this fall via a few hometown shows in London of course.


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