A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
2 – 5 April 2020
Various Venues Around Glasgow

Crystabel Riley / The Hairdressers + Free Vegan Food!

Venue and Date

Queens Park Bowling and Tennis Club, 7 April 2019


18:00 doors – 19:30 start
21:00 finish



Pop down at 6pm for a free vegan meal!

Please note: Cash only bar

The Hairdressers are Robyn Steward (trumpet with fx) and Kathy Hulme (cello). Kathy Hulme is perhaps best known for her work withThe 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 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, playing with a pedalboard resembling a spacecraft ready for adventure.

Counterflows comes to an end with the sound of drums, with a solo set by the revelatory Crystabel Riley. During the late naughties Crystabel 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.

“Playing drums alone or with others working with cyclic patterns, metallics, sensitivity, battling and balancing care and uncare… I am increasingly focused on this idea of care and uncare. Howto nd the best of both (care: aboutthe materials one works with, uncare: freedom, open minded attitudes to beauty, stumbling across ways to construct and deconstructions it)” – Crystabel Riley

Access: Wheelchair accessible by car park entrance