Those in London who are interested in enjoying a bit of rock – Croatian style – may be very pleased to hear that new young band Gruhak are to perform at the 100 Club on Oxford Street on 27th March 2013.
With elements of Led Zepplin, The Doors, Pink Floyd and The Who, Gruhak are the first Eastern European band that compose their own music and lyrics for English speaking audiences. Having previously achieved cult status on YouTube – they were voted as “The Best Ever Classic Rock Cover Band” in 2010 – they are now branching out with their own material, which will be featured at this promotional concert in London. Their album ‘Make A Stand’ has also been very well received in the UK music press, acquiring a number of top mark reviews.
Tickets for the gig cost £13.50, and can be purchased online at http://www.wegottickets.com/100club/event/200243.
In the meantime, check out the band’s official website where you can stream songs from their album, or join the mailing list to get updates on future gigs, albums and free downloads. They also have a Facebook page - www.facebook.com/GruhakClassicRock - which is a great way to keep in touch with the band.
Do also check out their YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/gruhak - for live performances of the band’s own material, as well as some of their twenty famed live video covers. These videos really showcase their extraordinary live music talents.
For a limited time only (until 27th March 2013), Gruhak’s UK fans can download some material for free! The exclusive download link of ‘Make A Stand’ – Gruhak’s first album of their own material – is at http://db.tt/LQBtgT2d, whilst at http://db.tt/V1TjnGXy there’s audio of their famed music covers.
Spread the word about Gruhak, and come enjoy their music at the London gig!
7.30pm – 11pm, 27th March 2013
100 Oxford Street
In just under a month’s time, the much talked about Museum of Broken Relationships from Zagreb will be presented at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden, London. Winner of the Kenneth Hudson Award for the most innovative museum in Europe in the European Museum Awards 2011, the Museum displays items donated by people from around the world that symbolise or have had significant meaning in a past relationship.
This summer, the exhibition will be displayed in two venues in London – at the Tristan Bates Theatre and at 38 Earlham Street, both in Covent Garden – and will feature objects from the permanent collection, as well as new donations. The Theatre has also commissioned several artists to create original work inspired by items donated meaning that the exhibition will also be accompanied by some wonderful events featuring music, visual art, drama and interactive live exhibits.
Artists featured will include, amongst others, Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri; agony aunt, writer and broadcaster Imra Kurtz; Zimbabwean-born vocalist and musician Eska Mtungwazi; the Guerilla Dance Project, who mix inventive choreography with social interaction; story-makers Firehouse Creative Productions; and photographer Peter Bennett.
Events taking place during the exhibition’s run include a special First Date Night, with the exhibition open only to couples to their first date; a Ceilidh; Midnight Puppetry; an Outdoor Cinema Screening and much more.
As mentioned above, the Museum is looking for new donations to add to this summer’s exhibition. A unique opportunity to be part of the award-winning exhibition, you can find full details of how to donate here. Donations will be accepted up to 8th August, with select items put on display. Items will be displayed anonymously and cannot be returned.
The exhibition will be open Monday to Saturday 10am to 10pm, and on Sundays 10am to 5pm. Tickets cost £3.50, and are valid for repeat visits within one week of purchase.
Full details of the Museum of Broken Relationships at the Tristan Bates Theatre can be found at www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/Production_Details_museum_of_broken_relationships.asp.
Tristan Bates Theatre Presents The Museum of Broken Relationships
15th August – 4th September 2011