22 – 26 March 2022


This March we will be bringing some of the best South London comedy and music talent to Brixton for our second Brixton Performs Festival!

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Comedy at Pop Box – 22 March

Join us for the first night of Brixton Performs with comedy at Pop Box in Pop Brixton. Headliner Bobby Mair is a Canadian stand-up comedian based in London. He starred in his own sitcom with his wife on Vice and Comedy Central called Bobby and Harriet: Get Married, he has appeared multiple times on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle including appearing in a battle with his wife that got millions of hits online. His other credits include 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2). He’s opened for Doug Stanhope, Bill Burr and Bill Maher and appeared three times at Just For Laughs in Montreal.

Mair will be joined by Rich Spalding, Alfie Brown , Ed Night, Alexandra Haddow and Ross Smith.

Please note that Pop Box is a covered indoor venue and weather proof.

Doors at 6.30pm, show starts at 7pm.

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Comedy at The Downstairs at The Department Store – 23 March

Join us at the Department store for comedy on Wednesday 23 March. Headliner Michael Odewale is a fresh and unfiltered voice known for delivering sharp and beautifully executed content, Odewale is taking the comedy world by storm. His debut show #BlackBearsMatter won Best Show at both the 2019 Leicester and Hastings Comedy Festivals and achieved critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

He will be joined by one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians Bella Hull, comedy powerhouse Helen Bauer, a comedian with two critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe shows Ben Pope and hilarious oversharer Priya Hall, with more comedians to be announced.

Doors at 6.30pm, show starts at 7pm.

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Edgy Satsuma at POW – 23 March

Edgy Satsuma is a new events brand giving a platform to rising musicians to promote their work and do what they love most. Bringing a new line up every week and finishing each night off with a live DJ set, giving you all the chance to get up dancing and mingling with fellow satsuma guests.

Edgy Satsuma was created post lockdown to give people the opportunity to get back out there and be sociable while enjoying great live music. It’s a fabulous night to be a part of and we promise if you come once, you won’t want to miss another one. Prince of Wales are also serving happy hour all night and buy one get one half price pizzas on Wednesdays!! 

This free night is presented in collaboration with Edgy Satsuma and POW.

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Rhianna Abrey at Tequila Mockingbird – 23 March

Rhianna Abrey is a British singer and reality TV contestant, best known for competing in the seventh season of ‘The Voice UK.’ Although she did not make it to the finals, she reached the knockout stages of the show. She is one of the few contestants who has been part of both ‘Team Will.i.am’ and ‘Team Jennifer Hudson’ in the same season.

Social handles: @rhianna_abrey

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DJ Shorty at Chip Shop – 23 March

Join us at cHIP sHOP for music from DJ Shorty and Billy Biznizz on Wednesday 23 March.

DJ Shorty is one of the resident DJs at ChipShop with a long history of party rocking and radio broadcasting. Hosts the weekly ChipShop show on ChuckD’s Rapstation365 showcasing U.K Hiphop. His radio career started with pirate radio on ForceFM, moving on to DejaVuFM as well as working with, KaneFM, BBC6, 1Xtra and Xfm then up until recently, a regular on the UKs first dedicated HipHop station, ItchFM. Shorty has also worked with a number of live acts and bands over the years headlining sets at Glastonbury and the London Jazz Festival with improv jazz outfit, N.S.C. Also served as a tour DJ for a number of UK acts.

Catch him at cHIP sHOP from 7pm!

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DJ Billy Biznizz at Chip Shop – 23 March

Join us at CHIP SHOP for music from DJ Shorty and Billy Biznizz on Wednesday 23 March.

DJ Biznizz is a UK hip hop pioneer active in the culture since 1982 as a B Boy and later as a DJ. Alongside B Boy Halit, he was founder of Live 2 Break crew one of London’s infamous B Boy crews in the ’80s. Biznizz went on to DJ alongside DJ Pogo and DJ Cutmaster Swift representing globally as Tha En4cers. Biznizz was the original DJ for London Posse as well as Cookie Crew; two of the UK’s most famous rap crews. In 1999 they won the DMC UK Team Championships. Today, Tha En4cers are resident DJs at Breakin’ Convention, London, and Biznizz DJs internationally as well as working as a music producer.

Catch him from 7pm at CHIP SHOP!

 

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Comedy at Upstairs at The Ritzy – 24 March

Join us to laugh out loud in Upstairs at the Ritzy on Thursday 24 March.

Toussaint Douglass is one of comedy’s most exciting and talked about new names and is already making serious waves across the industry. His innovative brand of stand up mixes the personal with the political, whilst adding a uniquely absurdist slant to brilliant comic effect.

Douglass will be joined by Abigail Carter-Simpson, Sarah Callaghan, Leo Riech, Jamie D’Souza and MC Olga Koch.

Doors at 6.30pm, show starts at 7pm.

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Burlesque & Cabaret at The Courtesan – 24 March

Be bewitched by burlesque, cocktails and dim sum in the heart of Brixton! The Courtesan brings the best burlesque & cabaret talent for the second Brixton Performs festival featuring Giddy Heights & Athena Beauvoir and hosted by West End front man Tim Rogers, star of the Phantom, Jesus Christ Superstar and West Side Story.

The show runs from 9pm – 10:30pm

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Noreen Stewart at The Laundry – 24 March

Noreen Stewart’s Vocal Style ranges from an unapologetically raw powerhouse to sweet and sensual, with vocal performances that are captivating, and charismatically filled with drama and emotion.

Noreen Stewart’s professional credits include: Incognito, Labi Siffri, Imagination, Omar, Drizabone, Basement Jaxx, Roachford, The Stereo MC’s, Melissa Morgan, Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson, Evelyn Champagne King, Ann Sexton, and Hip Hop pioneer Guru (Gangstarr).

Book a table to enjoy Noreen Stewart live at The Laundry, from 7pm.

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Mtungwazi, Arnold & Vogel at BRXTN Studios – 24 March

Enjoy an intimate night at BRXTN Studios from 7pm, with some of the most innovative singers on the music scene, spanning Soul, Jazz, Folkloric & world influences featuring Heidi Vogel, Marciana Arnold, and Eska Mtungwazi on vocals.

 

 

DJ Mr Higgs at Brixton Brewery Taproom – 24 March

Join the South London record spinner, one half of Mr Higgs & Mr Parker currently residents at cHIP sHOP, playing funk, soul, boogie, hiphop, jazz funk and more at Brixton Brewery Taproom!

Coming from a background rooted in Music Production, Taping Pirate Radio and Record Collecting, Mr Higgs, specialising in Funk /Soul / Hip Hop / Latin / and Beats has become a regular on the London DJ scene. Mr Higgs has been hosting his own nights in South London and beyond, alongside his DJ Partner Mr Parker. Playing at numerous bars and clubs, with sessions at Jazz Cafe, The institute of light, The Bridge, Vinyl Veterans, Brixton Village to name just a few.

Enjoy some live music at Brixton Brewery from 7pm.

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DJ Christian Ellesse at The Lounge Bar – 25 March

One half of Brixton local DJ couple, Handson Family, will be playing a blend of soulful sounds at the Lounge Bar, on Friday 25 March from 8pm.

Handson Family will be hosting the heritage stage for the second year running at Brockwell Park’s Cross The Tracks on Sunday 5 June.

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Kyra at Brixton Village – 25 March

Enjoy emerging songstress Kyra and DJ Cyndi Handson at Brixton Village, on Friday 25 March at Brixton Village.

Electronic R’n’b Singer-Songwriter Kyra is known for her eclectic sound that pairs powerful vocals with stunning production. Kyra’s undeniable charisma caught the eye of chart topper Sigala inviting her to tour with him. An opportunity which saw Kyra perform for over 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium and V Festival but most notably in the comfort of BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge where presenter Clara Amfo described her performance as an “incredible” experience.

Enjoy live music with on Friday at Brixton Village from 8pm – 9:30pm.

Brixton Chamber Orchestra at The Windmill – 26 March

Join Brixton Chamber Orchestra at The Brixton Windmill for a special child friendly free performance on Saturday 26th March.

Fresh off their Estates Tour and Grime Orchestrated at Hootananny Brixton, you can see you them from 1pm – 2pm.

DJ Gilla at Brixton Village Courtyard – 26 March

Enjoy live music from DJ at Brixton Village Courtyard, on Saturday 26 March.

DJ Gilla is the founder / A&R for First Word Records, home to Children Of Zeus, Tall Black Guy, Eric Lau, Kaidi Tatham, Souleance and many more.

Originally a club promoter he ran seminal club nights Funky Mule and New Bohemia in his adopted city of Leeds for many years, putting on shows for a host of acts, including Roots Manuva, Bonobo, Nightmares On Wax, 4Hero, Benji B, Gilles Peterson and Flying Lotus. Starting out doing warm-up slots at his own nights he gradually built a reputation for his eclectic and floor-filling sets, holding down a residency at famed Leeds venue The Hifi Club for several years. His sets take in soul, hip hop, beats, bruk, jazz and beyond. To get a flavour of his sound check out his Worldwide FM shows.

Catch him at Brixton Village Courtyard from 7pm – 10pm.

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The project has received funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.

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