Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson; Kate Bush; Luke Sital-Singh
07 December, 2018 — By Róisín Gadelrab
DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson with Gordon Mac
CAMDEN has lost another musical icon, with the passing of “local don” DJ Paul “Trouble” Anderson, who died on Sunday. The Kiss FM original DJ was a talented rollerskater known for his cult dance moves and held a residency at the Electric Ballroom’s roller disco. During the explosion of Acid House he played seven huge raves around the M25. His residencies, including his weekly Camden night Trouble’s House, attracted huge names from Jocelyn Brown to Chaka Khan and drew huge crowds with his influential dance sets.
• There’s a limited time to get hold of exclusive Kate Bush (above) merchandise at a special pop-up shop opening at 108 Lower Stable Street in Coal Drops Yard until Dec 9. Coinciding with the release of definitive remastered versions of her music catalogue and the publication of the lyric book How To Be Invisible, the shop will sell vinyl, CDs and the book, plus a selection of exclusive specially made items with all profits going to homeless charity Crisis.
• Camden Market hosts a special Joe Strummer Foundation shop and showcase on Dec 8 in the Horse Tunnel where there will be live music from a selection of acts, merchandise and more to be found – all in aid of a great cause.
• More than 25 years since they first formed, Scouse indie band Cast are making the rounds with their Greatest Hits tour. They play The Forum on Dec 8.
• Dave Keuning (above), founding member and guitarist from The Killers, plays Dingwalls on Dec 10. His debut single, Restless Legs, has just been released under the moniker Keuning.
• French songstress Charlotte Gainsbourg (above) performs at Koko on Dec 11.
• Shake up your ears with the unusual stars of YouTube, Finnish band Steve ‘n’ Seagulls (above), who play bluegrass(ish) versions of classic rock tracks with an eclectic mix of acoustic instruments and a distinct hillbilly feel. They play The Garage on Dec 13.
• Head a little further out to east London’s Troxy on Dec 12 to see 500-strong choir Some Voices’ new Christmas show, Seasonal Speakeasy. Expect a 1930s feel, a live band, renditions of music from Amy Winehouse, Shirley Bassey, Plan B, Basement Jaxx and more, and party with flapper rappers, gangsters and molls in Art Deco splendour. West End performer Elliotte Williams-N’Dure hosts.
• Rhoda Dakar, ex-vocalist with The Bodysnatchers & The Specials plays a special Christmas concert at 100 Club on Dec 7.
• Take the chance to catch Luke Sital-Singh (above) at St Pancras Old Church on Dec 12 before he relocates to LA in January.
• House producer, garage MC and resident Kiss FM DJ Majestic (aka Kevin Christie) brings his Limitless Show to Koko on Dec 7.
• Pete Tong brings the Ibiza sunchine vibes to Egg with a troop of handpicked artists to soundtrack the club’s All Gone Pete Tong session on Dec 7.
• London jazz outfit Native Dancer perform a show dedicated to one of their biggest influences, jazz fusion group Weather Report, at Jazz Café on Dec 8.
• Lemar makes an appearance at Trevor Nelson’s Soul Nation Big Christmas Party at Koko on Dec 8.
• Manchester four-piece The Slow Readers Club play Scala on Dec 11, support from Pins.
• Singer-songwriter Jacob Banks brings his soul to the Roundhouse on Dec 12 with support from Swedish indie artist Anna Leone.
• Irish electro-folk duo Saint Sister headline Kings Place on Dec 12.
• Scottish folk band Jenny Sturgeon Trio (above) play The Harrison on Dec 9.
• Notable gigs this week: Blood Red Shoes (above), Camden Assembly (Dec 7); The Jaywalkers, Green Note; Katie Melua, Central Hall Westminster (Dec 8); David Sinclair Four, Dublin Castle (Dec 9); Slow Readers Club, Scala; The Magpie Salute, Electric Ballroom (Dec 11); Papooz + Hush Moss, Scala (Dec 12); Skepta, Printworks (Dec 12-13); Alan Walker, Roundhouse (Dec 13).