Big Eyes Family Players live

Saturday 17 July 2010Past concert

Big Eyes Family Players, Lost Idol, and Trev Gibb


Compton Terrace, Islington N1 2UN London, UK

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Tour name: Daylight Music

Daylight music is a dazzling idea presented by the Union Chapel to open up their amazing gothic venue to a shiny new daytime crowd and provide a rather exciting platform for artists.

Encouraging experimentation and profiling new music as well promoting a free music ethos. Join us!

Experience music and Saturday afternoons in a whole new way.

Produced by Arctic Circle


The Players are a ever-evolving group from Sheffield/Manchester who play mostly-instrumental music somewhere between folk, chamber music and the simple lullaby. Think Penguin Cafe Orchestra, The Dirty Three, Erik Satie and you might be on the right lines. On this occasion the 5- piece line-up features guitars, flute, bass, drums, organ, zither and an occasional vocal.

They have collaborated in the last few years with many people including Jeremy Barnes (A Hawk & A Hacksaw), Terry Edwards (Tindersticks/Gallon Drunk), Rachel Grimes (Rachel’s) and recently teamed up with James Yorkston for an album of traditional material (‘Folk Songs’ on Domino Records).

The group released their last album ‘Warm Room’ in late 2009 on Pickled Egg Records.


James Dean, producer & man behind the Cookshop record label, steps out from the shadows to don his Lost Idol alias & deliver his second full length lp, due for release on 22nd February 2010. It has been quite a wait since 2006’s critically acclaimed ‘Utters From A Cluttered Mind’, however Lost Idol has spent this time carefully developing a sound that moves away from the psychedelic songcraft of his debut & into a predominantly instrumental oeuvre that reflects his love for electronica, ambient, krautrock, soundscapes & beyond.


If you miss the likes of Dennis Wilson, John Martyn, Elliot Smith and Big Star, then Trev’s songs will go some way to filling an otherwise unbridgeable void in your life. The always grounded songwriter himself is somewhat less hyperbolic about his arti