Friday, 17 July 2015

CRAM Festival 2015

CRAM Festival: Three days of improvised music

CRAM Records are thrilled to be putting on a 3 day spectacular at Hundred Years Gallery, over the August Bank Holiday - 29th, 30th, 31st. 

With a packed lineup of all kinds of superb artists, it makes for a wonderful summer holiday weekend of music making. Yet again we can't keep away from our collaborators at Hundred Years Gallery for it's fine setting, space, food & drink, people and continued support. 

3 days - 18 sets - 32 musicians

Day one - Saturday 29th August

Afternoon - 3pm

Steve Beresford​ & Sarah Gail Brand 
Tom Jackson 
Stephen Crowe​ &  Benedict Taylor

Evening - 7.30pm

Kay Grant​ & Matt Chilton​
John Bisset​ & Ivor Kallin 
Terry Day​, Steve Beresford & David Leahy​

Day 2 - Sunday 30th August 

Afternoon - 3pm

Neil Metcalfe, Mark Sanders​ & Daniel Thompson​ 
Benedict Taylor 
Olie Brice & Tom Challenger​

Evening - 7.30

Edward Lucas​ 
Jennifer Allum​ & Eddie Prévost 
Adam Bohman, Sue Lynch​ & Adrian Northover

Day 3 - Monday 31st August

Afternoon - 3pm

Ashley John Long​ & Guillaume Viltard​ 
Daniel Thompson 
Hannah Marshall​ & Roland Ramanan​

Evening - 7.30

Matt Davison, Tom Jackson & Ashley John Long 
Sibyl Madrigal​ & Alex Ward​ 
Graham Dunning​ & Colin Webster​

Hundred Years Gallery
13 Pearson Street 
E2 8JD

(2 mins from Hoxton Station)

Entry: £6 one concert (afternoon or evening), £9 one day pass, £18 one festival / 3 day pass.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Colin Webster & Graham Dunning - Live at Hundred Years Gallery

Thrilled to have the live duo of Graham Dunning & Colin Webster as new additions to CRAM.

The first in the series of releases featuring live music recorded at the superb Hundred Years Gallery.

Lots more to follow…..

Pick up a copy at the Gallery along with all other CRAM releases.

Download a copy here:

Saturday, 4 October 2014

CRAM at Hundred Years Gallery - 26/10/2014, 3pm

CRAM is thrilled to have it's next outing at the pioneering Hundred Years Gallery.

The 26th of October will feature a concert spread over the late afternoon and into the autumnal evening. It will be comprised of three fabulous duos made up of some of the most exciting players on the London scene.

Daniel Thompson (guitar)
Steve Noble (percussion)

Lawrence Upton (voice/spoken word)
Benedict Taylor (viola)

Colin Webster (reeds)
Graham Dunning (turntables)

Live Recording - Ed Lucas

With the space, art, bar, coffee, food and people this venue is a super place for catching a relaxed afternoon gig.

There will be records on sale from CRAM Records alongside the artists individual merchandise. Bring a good sized bag to collect some cd gems!

Doors 3pm

Music 3.30pm

Entrance £5+ (suggested donation)

Monday, 23 December 2013

Merry CRAM Christmas & A Happy New Year

Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

It has been a very busy and exciting first year for CRAM, hence the very occasional mail out!

Most importantly a huge thanks for all interest in this project, in attending concerts, listening and of course to all performers and recording artists so far.

After the early releases last Winter/Spring of Compost & Transit Check, we followed up with two autumn launches and an exciting new collaboration.


It was thrilling to announce the releases of these recent albums available on CD & as a download here:


Javier Carmona - solo percussion

Dark Voices
Lawrence Upton (voice) & Benedict Taylor (viola)
(graphic scores Upton)

Check out these albums at the CRAM Bandcamp site here:


In early November, 9 artists....

Steve Beresford, Tom Jackson, Daniel Thompson, Miya, Terry Day, Stephen Crowe, David Leahy, Benedict Taylor & Javier Carmona!!!

....travelled to Usurp Art Space the excellent venue/gallery curated by Poulomi Desai, where they played a concert of three trios. It was a superb night and one which starts an ongoing collaboration between Usurp & CRAM.
See more about Usurp here:


As a teaser, two confirmed releases for 2014 will be the ace duos of:

Anton Mobin & Roberto Lazzarino,


John Russell & Phil Minton


Keep up with all CRAM albums, artists & news here:

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

CRAM Records Nos. 3 & 4 release in Oct/Nov 2013

Thrilled to add CRAM Recs 3 & 4 to the collection.

October saw the release of two new CRAM albums, finally with the online bits and pieces done, it's a pleasure to have these album up online.

CRAM Record No. 3 - CHAMOTA by Javier Carmona
CRAM Record No. 4 - DARK VOICES by Lawrence Upton & Benedict Taylor

See here for listening & downloads: 

CRAM collaborate with Usurp Art Space

It's very exciting to be teaming up with Usurp Art Space for a long term collaboration.

Saturday the 2nd of Nov 2013, saw an excellent concert take place in this very special art space in North London.

Thanks to all the artists involved: Miya, David Leahy, Terry Day, Steve Beresford, Stephen Crowe, Tom Jackson, Javier Carmona, Daniel Thompson & Benedict Taylor.

Also a huge thanks to Poulomi Desai and the team of creative folk at Usurp. A wonderful space for art and performance. We look forward to more.

A lot of excellent footage was taken by Poulomi, and a recording was made by Mr Leahy which we eagerly await for a listen.

Additional thanks to Nadjib Le Fleurier for his photography work.