Strummerville Take Over The Station Sessions at St. Pancras

Thanks to the Station Sessions people who invite us to take over St Pancras last week.

Check out performances here from Bastille, The Joker & the Thief, The Barker Band and The Riff Raff.

One love,
Strummerville x



The Joker & the Thief


The Barker Band


The Riff Raff


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Strummerville Take Over The Station Sessions Festival

The Station Sessions Festival is a six week long celebration of the UK’s emerging musical talent for a takeover of Kings Cross Station, with bands playing for free to London’s commuters.

In proud support of Prince’s Trust Music, the festival will run from the 15th of June to the 29th of July and will feature some of the most talked about emerging artists spanning genres from pop, rock and blues to classical and soul.

On Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of July, following a storming Glastonbury, Strummerville will take over the Station Sessions. Featuring Live performances from The Joker and The Thief, The Barker Band, The Riff Raff and the hotly tipped Bastille – here are the times

4th July:
6.00pm – The Joker and The Thief
6.30pm – Bastille

5th July:
6.00pm – The Barker Band
6.30pm – The Riff Raff

Full info here:

Clarks Originals, Clash & Strummerville bands review…

Five of our brilliant DIY bands – The Supernovas, The Joker and the Thief, The Riff Raff, Nimmo and the Gauntletts and Real Fur all played a series of exclusive in-store pop-up gigs at the Clarks Originals store at 101 Regents Street between February 15th-20th 2011.

Clash brought in five unique talents to the table – Pete and the Pirates, Summer Camp, Fyfe Dangerfield from the Guillemots, Cloud Control and The Pierces.

There was also an exclusive one off event featuring Guillemots, The Supernovas and The Pierces played a show on 17th of February at London’s Bath House, Liverpool St.

And here’s the reviews and photos…

The Supernovas

The Supernovas

“They don’t make them like The Supernovas any more. The four-piece cut a Holloway swagger right through the poshest precinct in town but arrived at the shop on time, pint of Gaymers, Sherman button-downs and Fred Perry.”

read review »

The Joker and the Thief

The Joker and the Thief

View a photo gallery from The Joker And The Thief gig at Clarks Originals’ Regent Street shop for their ‘Original And Live’ gig series.

Photos by Marc Sethi

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Nimmo and the Gauntletts

Nimmo and the Gauntletts

Sometimes music moves you to look back in the past. Philip Larkin, groping his way to bed after a piss, comes across the moon through the curtains: “The hardness and the brightness and the plain / Far-reaching singleness of that wide stare..

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The Riff Raff

The Riff Raff

View a photo gallery from The Riff Raff gig at Clarks Originals’ Regent Street shop for their ‘Original And Live’ gig series. Photos by Marc Sethi.

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Real Fur

Real Fur

Accustomed to the soothing odour of fabric softener and gently ruminating washing machines, Real Fur seem a little startled to be playing to the thoroughfare of rush hour Piccadilly.

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A Host Of Strummerville Bands To Take Over Regent Street

Clarks role within the history of music comes alive once more with bands playing at their pop-up shop at 101 Regents Street, London.

Clash has teamed up with Strummerville to bring the following unique, live and originals sets at 1pm and 6pm across five days of the project.

The shop will sell limited edition collaborations for SS11, including collaborations from Millerain and Laura Ashley. There is also a limited edition Festival Boot collaboration that comes in the Desert Boot, Wallabee and Natalie styles. £2 from every pair sold will be donated to Strummerville.

Tuesday 15th Feb
1pm: Pete and the Pirates
6pm: Real Fur

Wednesday 16th Feb
1pm: Nimmo and the Gauntletts
6pm: Summer Camp

Thursday 17th Feb
1pm: Fyfe Dangerfield
6pm: The Riff Raff

Friday 18th Feb
1pm: The Supernovas
6pm The Pierces

Saturday: 19th Feb
3pm: The Joker and the Thief
6pm: Cloud Control

More info on the Facebook event page

Strummerville Sessions for Channel 4

This is Strummerville Sessions, a 3 part TV series, directed by Don Letts and presented by Jaime Winstone on Channel 4.

Filmed over the past few months the series focuses on six Strummerville bands captured at our festival campfire tour, our Westway Round The UK tour and at our Notting Hill Carnival Party.

Episode 1: Featuring Rum Shebeen & The Riff Raff

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Episode 2: Featuring Beans On Toast & Molotov Jukebox

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Episode 3: Featuring The Supernovas & Thee Deadtime Philharmonic

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All the bands featured in this series are on our DIY pages. Visit the following links for more info and free downloads:

Beans On Toast
Molotov Jukebox
Rum Shebeen
The Riff Raff
The Supernovas
Thee Deadtime Philharmonic

One love,
Strummerville x

Strummerville Carnival Party


please note: online sales have now closed

Sunday 29th August (Carnival Sunday)
Inn On The Green
3 Thorpe Close
London, W10 5XL
(link to map)

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Rum Shebeen
The Supernovas
Nimmo and the Gauntletts
Beans On Toast
The Riff Raff

Leo Greenslade (YOYO / GREENMONEY)

6pm – 11pm

Spoonfed Preview: Strummerville at Inn on the Green



A delightful moment at Glastonbury this year was when I found the Strummerville camp fire (and it took a lot of searching – you would think a fire would be easy to spot in the darkness). The atmosphere was lovely, with a decent sized crowd scattered on sofas, rugs and the natural earth all gathered around a warming and roaring fire. It didn’t really matter what music was playing, but as it turned out there was a great collection of artists who performed low-key acoustic sets on possibly the smallest stage in the world.

This is the kind of thing that Strummerville promotes – good music being put in front of some attentive ears to hopefully try and gain a wider audience. Strummerville is a registered charity that, in true Joe Strummer style, aims to help new artists and bands record and get more exposure. It reflects Joe’s legacy to music, as The Clash continue to influence young bands everywhere. The charity helps young artists who otherwise would not have the means to normally progress their musical career. Strummerville is about doing things a bit differently, creating a community spirit within the music scene and allowing artists who actually have some things to say, to express them through the good old fashioned medium of rock ‘n’ roll.

This Sunday, Strummerville comes to the Inn on the Green to celebrate the start of the Carnival Weekend. While there may be many events on offer this weekend, this should provide some time to breathe whilst still enjoying the party atmosphere.

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The Independent, 13 August 2010



“Don Letts, the documentary-maker, DJ, former member of Big Audio Dynamite and an old mate of The Sex Pistols and The CLash, doesn’t do apethy. He has made a short film to highlight the efforts of young bands that are still carrying the flame of Joe Strummer, thanks to backing from the charity Strummerville, set up in memory of the punk visionary and supported by friends including Damien Hirst and Billy Bragg. Bands such as The Riff Raff and Nimmo & The Gauntletts have benefited from Strummerville’s network of live events and rehearsal spaces. The otherwise exasperated Letts found himself ‘really encouraged by the project’.”

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Thanks to everyone at Sensoria Music & Film Festival in Sheffield.

Strummerville opened the festival on Friday with the Don Lett’s film and performances by The Riff-Raff, Nimmo & The Gauntletts, Beans On Toast and Smokey Angle Shades.

Photo courtesy of Pixel With Pictures, view them all here:

Strummerville x

Strummerville at SXSW 2010

sxsw-strummerville-logoStrummerville are fresh off our amazing trip to SXSW where we presented our take-over on the opening night of The British Music Embassy and our official showcase at Prague on 17 March.

Thanks to Supernovas, Smokey Angle Shades, Nat Jenkins, Beans On Toast and The Riff-Raff for making our debut at SXSW such a great experience. And thanks to Billy Bragg, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Chis Shiflett, The Good The Bad and Wayne Kramer for their support and awesome shows.

We were joined in Austin by Don Letts who presented his film also called Strummerville at the Paramount on 19 March. Big thanks also to Don for his wonderful support.

It truly was a positive and powerful experience for everyone involved.