The Elgin in Ladbroke Grove is hosting a music event Thursday 17 February with Matthew P and Jem Cooke. Matt P delivers a unique brand of infectious and summery acoustic folk and has the ability to transport you from the strains of everyday life to a far more honest, care-free, and all round positive place.
Based by the sea in Suffolk you will always find Matt performing gigs in his hometown, or a lazy summer festival, surfing, creating things from driftwood, or even sailing a floating beach hut offshore as an idea for a photoshoot. Matthew P’s recordings include the Swimming EP.
Jem Cooke was just 3 years old when she performed and recorded her first award-winning radio jingle. As a teenager, Jem began to develop her cutting edge vocal style and her unique and evocative song-writing skills.
She moved to New York when she was offered a residency at The Bitter End, later returning to London, gigging and building up her song repertoire. Jem has sung in some of London’s best live music venues.
In October 2009, Jem’s first album I am Jem Cooke was released.
Location: The Elgin, 96 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, W11 1PY
Tickets: Free entry
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.