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FRED SNOW & THE TOP SHELF BAND

Fred Snow: Showman, Composer, Artist-Provocateur, performing with The Top Shelf Band. Often found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies, exclusive gatherings & street festivals in Brazil. Fred Snow has earned his place in the glinting spires of Britain’s independent music scene - that ethereal castle in the mythic Bohemian otherworld.

Born in 1976 and named after the great Freddy Mercury, which he continues to honour. His journey started in the USA, where he absorbed both the Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Violent Femmes during the mid ‘90s. Adding to Weill, Guthrie, Waits, Dietrich, Bowie, Brel, Neil Young, Agnes Bernelle, 3 Mustaphas 3, Kid Creole, Queen, The Velvet Underground - all are claimed as fonts of scant reverence. Solo performances to re-inventing the Old Style with The Top Shelf Band & Le Bistrotet, or the Avant-Garde of The Bootleg Trio & New Bohemian Orchestra, writing, recording & appearing live is just the half of it. Fred Snow has gone on to deliver original material for soundtracks on TV, adverts & even appearing in an oscar winning movie performing his own music. Starting his Record Label & Music Publishing arm brought additional challenges and responsibilities, becoming an advocate within London’s independent scene through his membership of AIM, PRS & MPA.

Fred Snow’s accomplishments have resulted in opportunities to cross 6 different continents, his live act having been booked to appear alongside such luminaries as Camille O’Sullivan, Paul O’Grady, Le Gateau Chocolat, Tankus the Henge, Urban Voodoo Machine, Paloma Faith, Kid Creole, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J., Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

“The Gothic Gatsby of the Indy Scene!” (The Candlelight Club)

“Impeccable tunes are served up with obscene lyrics, a diabolic mash-up of Terry-Thomas and Al Bowlly.  (Ben Chu, The Independent Newspaper)

“Like Terry Thomas meeting the Jim Jones Revue… Not for the feint hearted!” (Soho House)

“Whatever keeps Fred Snow off the stage is a great victory for social reformers, but a dreadful loss to London.” (The Erotic Review)

“The House Band for Oriole & Nightjar in London.” (Drinks Magazine Asia)

“Vaudevillian Philosopher-King.” (This Is Cabaret)

21:30 + Late set from 00:30 (£5 on the door, £4 for guests staying on).

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Earlier Event: August 22
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