Crystabel Riley / The Hairdressers

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Queens Park Bowling and Tennis Club

381 Langside Road,
Glasgow,
G42 8DA

6:00 pm doors - 18:00:00 start - 10:00 pm finish

Entry £10

The Hairdressers are Robyn Steward (trumpet with fx) and Kathy Hulme (cello)

Kathy Hulme is perhaps best known for her work with the Honkies in the 80’s, but more recently has played with her duo the C siders with Rob Storey (Club integral). She also performs solo; singing and spoken word. She is an Alexander Technique teacher and has worked in music education for the last 20 years as a Kodaly music educator.

Upon attending a spaceheads gig in January 2016 Robyn Steward realised she came from the same planet as Trumpet player Andy Diagram and drummer Richard Harrison ( both formally of the honkies). Robyn started to incorporate effects into her trumpet and now sounds like the love child of the honkies , and now plays with a pedalboard resembling a spacecraft ready for adventure. Robyn has several duos ( jazz biscuits, Two horns) a trio Robyn and the bar stewards and a on hiatus band of 5 trumpets and 1 keyboard “ Robyn Steward and the Hatonauts”. Robyn has now used her skills to educate others in looping , her personal experiences of disability enable her to connect with others in a unique way.

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During the late naughties Crystabel Riley toured Japan and Europe using drums, electronics and make-up in noise trio Maria and the Mirrors. This was the start of her interest in patterns on skins – human and drum. She is currently working on the multi-format duo project @xcrswx with Seymour Wright.

“Playing drums alone or with others working with cyclic patterns, metallics, sensitivity, battling and balancing care and uncare. This generous list also relates to the make-up I am interested in. I am increasingly focused on this idea of care and uncare. How to find the best of both (care:  about the materials one works with, uncare: freedom, open minded attitudes to beauty, stumbling across ways to construct and deconstructions it). The worst of both is everywhere,  in the form of caring advise with regards to how to eradicate this this and this, comparisons, normalising the norm face, enhanced skin enhance insecurity enhanced solutions, all pack in with a care-free set of anti-microbials.”