• I am proud to have been asked to compose and produce part of the soundtrack to a new original play at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  A FullFuse Theatre productionSochi 2014 deals with Russian cultural and political attitudes towards gay rights through the prism of the recent Winter Olympics in Russia, and will feature clips of my music during several scenes.

    The play runs from 1st – 10th August and from 12 – 21st August at 12:50pm each day at Bunker One of the Pleasance Courtyard in the centre of Edinburgh.  Tickets can be purchased from the official Edinburgh Fringe Festival Box Office website.

  • Jamie Roe Band

    A few pictures from the first couple of months with the new Jamie Roe Band line-up, recording some tracks and playing our first live show at The Rivergarden:

    Catch us live next at Carlfest, Lowestoft (23rd August) and Ferryfest, Reedham (14th September).

  • I am delighted to have been invited back to Pellafort Press this coming Wednesday (20th November) to play the piano at the opening night of a brand new exhibition – ‘Explosive‘ – by London-based Russian painter Natalia Avdeeva.

    The exhibition itself will run for two weeks (20th November – 5th December).  As well as being a showcase for Natalia’s wonderful paintings, the display will feature a short video about Natalia and her personal approach to creating her artwork.  In collaboration with Natalia and videographer Sophie Shaw, I have contributed an all-original soundtrack for this video, written to capture the energy and vitality of Natalia’s way of working, and her passion and vibrance as an artist.

    For access to the opening evening of the exhibition on 20th November, please see details here.

    Poster for Natalia Avdeeva 'Explosive' exhibition
  • I shall be performing with with my good friend Jimmy Roe in his famous Jimmy Roe Trio at VicFest in Martham (Norfolk), in the first live performance with the brand new Trio line-up at 2:30pm on Saturday 3rd August.

    A few days later, we shall be recording a live video with the Trio at EPIC Studios in Norwich, featuring some of the latest new material on which we have been working.  Stay tuned for a link to these when they are online!

    I’m really enjoying working with Jimmy again, and can’t wait for you all to see and hear the new tracks.

  • Witchers will be taking a break from finishing up work on the forthcoming album to make an appearance at the Cambridge Rock Festival on Friday 2nd August in a rare ‘back-to-the-roots’ set as a four-piece.

    Our set is at midday on 2nd August, for forty minutes. I’m really looking forward to playing live with Witchers again, and getting back into the festival scene.

    If you want to come along, we have some tickets available from the band – you can get in touch with me here, or contact us through the Witchers Facebook Page.

  • This Friday, the Sistema In Norwich Martineau Orchestra will be performing live at EPIC Studios in Norwich, in the biggest, most exciting end-of-term concert to date. This will include linking up with In Harmony Liverpool over the internet to perform simultaneously via a live video stream, as well as the involvement of In Harmony Lambeth and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Doors open at 7:00pm, and the performance begins at 7:30pm – tickets are free, but must be booked in advance (details below).  For those who can’t attend the concert in person, the whole event will also be streamed live online, on the EPIC Studios TV website.

    Having worked hard all year with the children from Sistema In Norwich, I am very excited to be involved in what is believed to be a world first (two Sistema orchestras playing together through an online video link) with them, and I am looking forward to everyone being able to see the results of all our efforts! Please tune in and watch, if you can’t make it to EPIC Studios on the night.

    Click here to book your tickets for the concert.
    Click here to watch EPIC TV live online.

Kit Marsden // Musician