Krankbrother presents:

Michael Rother + Damo Suzuki

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    Thu 17 September 2020

  • Doors open: 19:00

  • £27.50 adv + cmsn

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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We are honoured to welcome two krautrock legends under the same roof this autumn at Union Chapel.

Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Michael Rother is a key figure of the innovative music scene originating from Germany in the early 1970s. Starting as a member of Kraftwerk in 1971, he went on to form cult bands NEU! (with Klaus Dinger) and Harmonia (with Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius of Cluster) in the same decade before releasing nine solo albums.

Michael will perform a selection of handpicked tracks from across his NEU!, Harmonia and solo catalogues in the first half of the show, before krautrock icon Damo Suzuki takes to the stage for a live improv session with renowned London jazz collective Ill Considered after the interval.

Probably best known for his work as the lead singer for German group Can, Suzuki has gone on to perform solo and with fellow musicians whom he refers to as ‘sound carriers’. The shows are a demonstration of improvisation in its purest form, with Suzuki choosing to not rehearse at all beforehand and instead feed off the other sound carriers’ energy on stage.

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

19:00 – Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open

22:30 – Curfew

Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

Margins Cafe

Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.

Important: You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe. The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 19:00 for this show. We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:30 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!

How to book early dinner reservations: You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site. If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked. If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here. If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’

Information for people with a reservation: You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:30 and show your reservation and gig ticket.

Menu: The menu will be displayed here; it normally goes up a couple of days before the show.   There will always be at least two hot meals, one of which will be veggie, to choose from, plus lighter bites such as quiche and salad.  Check out the sample menu here.

Disabled Tickets and Essential Companions

Disabled Tickets and Essential Companions: We do not have separate tickets for disabled customers – just buy a standard ticket above. Essential companions do not need a ticket, but you do need to inform us in advance if you are attending with an essential companion.

We will happily reserve a suitable space for disabled patrons with specific access requirements. Please be in contact to inform us of any specific requirements you have and the size of your party. We will reserve a space for you in the auditorium and make the appropriate notes for our staff so they can provide any necessary assistance.

[email protected] | 020 7226 1686 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm).

NB: Please note that we are unable to accept calls from withheld numbers.

For more information regarding disabled access at Union Chapel, please click here.

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