Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Branchage got wed

Russian Bride: Plaster of Paris perform

Last Wednesday night Branchage took over the beautiful Shoreditch Church for the matrimonial ceremony to end all matrimonial ceremonies.

Musical interlude: vocal group the Barefoot Howlers

The event, 'Branchage Proposes Marriage', celebrated the rituals and traditions of marriage across the world and the ages, with a glorious selection of black&white cinema, live piano scoring, groups of musicians, wandering performers, and rare Balkan wedding vinyl playing.

The String Quartet: Rhosyn

 The congregation

A week on, the honeymoon is over, but the blushing bride is still basking in the memory of her Big Day.

Thanks to all the performers, set-builders, artists, technicians and friends who participated in our nuptials.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Trish Keenan dies aged 42

We are saddened to hear the tragic news that Trish Keenan, lead singer of Birmingham electro-pop group Broadcast, died yesterday morning. 

The BBC reports she died of pneumonia as a result of contracting swine flu during the group's pre-christmas tour.

We met Trish and her partner James Cargill in 2008 when they came to Jersey to perform at Branchage as part of a night of artists represented by Warp Records.  Warp have released a statement saying 'This is an untimely, tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly - a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in peace.'

Our thoughts are with her friends and family.