It was great fun taking part in this competition for Best Tube To - you can be in with a chance to win £1000 if you can spot the London landmark in the background of the various busking performances that is used twice, it just costs £1 to enter- Good Luck! xxx
If you’re on the streets of South London and you see kids or drunks dancing to an ear-catching mix of Ska/Punk/Indie/Blues and Afro-Latin you may have stumbled across one of the unique street performances of Phoenix Raven. Cheering up passers-by young and old (drunk and sober!) with their memorable melodies and eclectic beats and inspiring lyrics of hope, truth and survival through testing times and tough losses.
Described by local press as “Fiery, Fiesty and hot to Rock with Reggae”, “So unique and so brave” and by one audience member as “The 2 heaviest bitches I’ve ever seen!”, Phoenix Raven are the individually talented and collectively powerful combination of Jules Phoenix (singer/songwriter/ electric guitar) and Remi F (Afro-Latin percussion/ backing vocals). Jules has been described as “The Reggae Anna Calvi” and compared to Chrissie Hynde with a Hendrix and Santana inspired guitar style, while Remi has been called an “Amazonian Rhythmatist” bringing hip-hop sensibilities to her unique Afro-Latin percussion kit and adding soul inspired backing vocals.
They joined forces in 2010 and have played in a number of venues in and around London, Birmingham and Brighton including the Water Rats, O2 Islington and Nambucca, and at festivals including Ambition Croydon, Brockley Max and Lewisham People’s Day. They released the London Road EP in 2012- the same year that Remi performed in the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies with the Pandemonium Drummers.
Currently promoting the EP they released last year, “It’s Time”, which has been charting on various online independent music sites , Phoenix Raven are about to record their next EP.
SNCFest Live Music Saturday
South Norwood Community Festival event with Mangoseed, Moses and Phoenix Raven. Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk
Phoenix Raven playing at 9pm Free Entry
Sunday Showcase Series
All Female Showcase featuring Katya, Patti Paige, Marisca Martina, Alo, Laura Victoria and Phoenix Raven.
South Norwood Community Festival
Phoenix Raven 5:50pm Tinmen 5pm Granfalloon 4:10pm Martin Young 3:20pm Rob Doherty 2:30pm Marc Todd 1:40pm Anita Maj 12:50pm Jean Genie 12:00pm
Free Entry Live Music featuring Phoenix Raven and Ace Motif.
Phoenix Raven at Electro/Acoustic Songs and Poetry
Free entry - donations welcome, an eclectic mix of performers featuring Phoenix Raven, John Paul Elliot, Pixie Saf, Robert Clarke and Soul River Butterflies.
South Norwood Community Festival
We'll be back here again for this year's festival - performing at 5pm.
Anarchy In The UK!
Invite Only event to launch music journalist Mick O'Shea's new book, "Anarchy In The UK".
A Riot Of Our Own
Punk festival and book launch for Mick O'Shea's new book, tickets £13.50.
Honor Oak Live Sessions
Featuring Edina Mira Moonya Rachel Huggins Phoenix Raven (on at 9.30pm)
Street Art Jam
Phoenix Raven will be playing at midday.
Art In The Park - Brockley Max Festival
All day free event, with live music, dance performances, art, craft, food stalls etc.
Phoenix Raven will be playing at 4.40pm.
Brockley Max Festival Gig
Free entry gig as part of Brockley Max Festival with an evening of various bands , Phoenix Raven playing at 5.20pm.
Musicians Against Homelessness -Crisis UK
Oasis guru Alan McGee is launching a new nationwide campaign called Musicians Against Homelessness.
Its twin aims are to raise funds for the homeless charity Crisis and provide gig opportunities for up-and-coming bands.
Musicians Against Homelessness gigs will be set up and promoted independently all over the UK with the aim of becoming an annual event.
The shows are endorsed by Alan McGee and will be open to ALL bands and venues who’d like to get involved in their local area.
All gigs will be backed with official press releases for use in the local media