December 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
Thanks 2012 for making our yet unreleased new album come alive ‘live’!
The Lewisham Arthouse show captured the whole essence of the year! We have for that to thank Charles Hayward who’s been making brilliant forward thinking music for decades; Charles curated the whole event – it was a special night. Brian did the beautiful winterland decor making the Lewisham Arthouse into a magical environment and even fetched for us the paper moon lamp that we planned to rig up but never quite found the time to implement. We plunged into a long set and so did the fabulous Snorkel after us – a great energy was shared by everybody in the room. It was all captured in photos (to be found HERE) and live video footage, which will be made available very soon. A big thanks goes to Luigi Altilia for filming us in action.
And thank you if you’ve come to our shows, offered us shows, fed back on material, bought our music and/ or supported us in some way, please spread the word, it’s fundamental for independent music!!
Have a beautiful Xmas time.
Raf and O x
November 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
As the end of the year approaches, we have one more gig lined up…. we’re very, very excited to be part of a night curated by the wonderful Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now, Massacre etc), Raf and O alongside once again the excellent Snorkel, this time in South East London, innit, on home territory and precisely at Lewisham Arthouse.
Put it in your diaries, 8th December 2012 – it’s great to draw the curtains on this year’s live endeavors in style!
Kaparte’s Oxjam last month saw a lovely turn out, a night in great company and a sonic/ visual treat, raising cash for goodness! Well done Klarita!
See you in Lewisham
September 3, 2012 § Leave a comment
We’re in the mood for a blog! After a lengthy European Summer excursion showered by a natural hair drier of hot air and sun and near about 3000 road miles later!!…we’re now practicing towards our next gig – the news is: great night coming up this wednesday, Raf and O supporting Prescott ((Stump bassist Kev Hopper, Scritti Politti keyboardist Rhodri Marsden and Snorkel drummer Frank Byng) and Stars in Battledress (well known to fans of Cardiacs/Sea nymphs).
In fact, we’ve been meaning to blog since our last two gigs. Surrounded by the eccentricity of Servant Jazz Quarters, performing alongside the excellent Woven Entity (thanks to Lascelle for getting us down), we then made our way to the green valley of Wales, hosted by The Crooked House for the day. Slipping into a flowery dress (Raf) for the midnight performance at Sheep Festival, playing alongside the not so distant sounds of beats coming from the dance tent beside, added to the vibe up on the sultry stage of the Blackbird Lounge….
photo by Tia
….driving back, confronted by a bank of Sheep (of course) taking their time clearing the road.
Looking for a long forgotten sun, Raf and O then headed south for the coast of France and the hills and valleys of Italy, sharing lots of conversation and wine with great people from past and present, present and future, in our hearts, many maps later, heading back via Switzerland, Austria, climbing the church tower and playing a fabulous church organ in Germany (thanks Katharina), the long straight motorways of Belgium, Calais to Dover, back on to left hand driving and to the south east of London, ready for playing……
July 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
Hi everyone, we’re In July but nobody would know!! Though a while back now, it was a pleasure sharing the stage with Gertrude and She Makes War – and money was raised all for a good cause (more photos added on FB)
Two more live events coming up this month – we’re looking forward to play JITTFITP and sharing the stage with the excellent Woven Entity (Patrick Dawes, Lascelle Lascelles, Paul May, Ben Cowen from Snorkel) on the 19th at Servant Jazz Quarters.
Raf and O have also been invited at this year’s Sheep Music Festival in Wales, yes, running 20th to 22nd July. We’re playing the Blackbird Lounge, the ‘sweet and sultry’ stage just as Saturday fades into the night of Sunday Morning.
For more info (updated over the week-end) and tickets go to
Sheep Music’s website.
If you’re in wet and rainy London or wet and rainy (hope not) Wales and fancy some live music and vibes, you know what to do!
from Raf and O x
March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
Very happy to announce that we’ve just finished remixing the wonderful Nedry’s new single Violaceae! It’s a lovely track in its original form and we’ve put our own take on it. Please check it out HERE
Raf and O are still in smiley face mode after launching (quite literally) the new material to such an appreciative audience, thanks again and to Kaparte for hosting us and to Will Connor and Crewdson for really cool sets.
Now…just few days to go to our gig supporting the amazing Rude Mechanicals this Friday 30th March in Stokey at ‘The Others’ for their new video launch. Details HERE
And for April… massively looking forward to share the stage with long standing friends and wonderful musicians Snorkel and Low Bias on the 15th April at Below U @ Power Lunches.
Don’t forget to email email@example.com with your names for the CHEAP ENTRY LIST OF £3
Also Raf and O will perform a stripped down set at the intimate Scaledown on Fri Apr 27th. More details soon.
Raf and O x