Past gigs

Sunday 16 June 2019 as part of the Victoria Park Bandstand Season 2019. Sunday from 2pm. See Victoria Park Friends facebook site for full programme.

Saturday 8th June 2019 4pm onwards Anchor and Hope Pub 15 High Hill Ferry Clapton London E5 9HG. We scattered joy and brought wild dancing and singing. We brought new songs and old, from east and west and up the road.

Friday 24th May 2019 Eve. Paper Vintage Dress Bar Mare Street, London E8 1HR

Saturday 30 March 2019 as part of the Meet in the Street Roadblock XR Tower Hamlets. From 11.30am Visit Extinction Rebellion Tower Hamlets facebook site for their latest news.

Friday 15 March 2019 Magical Balkan Music Night in Aid of Remembering Srebrenica from 7pm Balabam 58-60 High Road, London N15 6JU.

Friday 7 March 2019 International Women’s Day. Org by Tower Hamlets Homes.

The Telegraph at the Early of Derby Thurs 7 February 2019 with Archie Shuttler. See a snippet of dancing to Ghostriders. See a snippet of dancing to Gypsy’s, Tramps and Thieves

WeCaN: Women’s Events Collaboration and Networking
Sunday 27 January 2019. From 7pm. Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, Oval, London. SW2 1JG.

Winter Solstice with Shkembe Soup at The Anchor and Hope, 15 High Hill Ferry, Clapton, London E5 9HG. Friday 21st December 2018 from 19.00.

Le Pescador

Scatter your sovs with Shkembe Soup on Saturday 1st December 2018 from 19.00 at The Royal Sovereign, 64 Nothwold Road, Clapton, London E5 8RL. Includes viny djs playing soul, funk and popcorn music. See the fb event page.

3 golden sovereigns

Thursday 1st November 2018, with the Commie Faggots  at Biddle Bros 88 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0QR.

Saturday 24th February 2018, Magical Balkan Night in Aid of Remembering Srebenica at Babel ART House, 86 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7PA.  Join us for an evening of music, dance and poetry in aid of Remembering Srebrenica. There will be performances by the Shkembe Soup and the London Gypsy Orchestra. If you are a fan of Balkan music already or would just like to discover a new musical adventure – you can not miss it! All the funds raised during the event will go directly to Remembering Srebrenica, a fantastic British charitable initiative committed to using the lessons from Srebrenica to tackle hatred and intolerance to help build a better, safer and more cohesive society for everyone.

Friday 23rd February 2018, with the Commie Faggots  at The Royal Sovereign  64 Northwold Rd, London E5 8RL.

Friday 16th February 2018 Valentine’s at Babel ART House, 86 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7PA. From 8pm til 11.30pm.

Friday 19th January 2018, at Babel ART House, 86 Stock Newington High Street, N16 7PA. From 8pm til 11.30pm.

Thursday 21st December 2017, Winter Solstice at The Royal Sovereign, 64 Northwold Rd, London E5 8RL. From 7pm til 11.30pm.

Saturday 18th November 2017 at Babel ART House, 86, Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7PA

Saturday 21st October 2017, part of the Stoke Newington Music Festival at MostArt Centre, 86, Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7PA. Here’s the event listing for all the bands playing at MostArt.

Sunday 9th July 2017, performance as part of the Park Life Community Fair and Dog Show, Mile End Park, Event Field from 12 midday til 17.00. We are performing from 12.30 to 13.30. Free event. All welcome.  Read more @mileendpark Facebook.

Saturday 8th July 2017, performance as part of International Night at All Saints, Edmonton Church St, N9 9AT, Edmonton with other performers, including a steel band and Bulgarian dancers. Food and drink. Ticketed event organised by the church social club.

Sunday 2nd July 2017, from 13.00 with WTW Big Band, Broken Swing Band and Ruby Galore. Finishes around 18.00. Part of the Victoria Park Bandstand Season 2017 and LGBT Pride Picnic. See the Victoria Park Friends Group on Facebook for the latest information on the Bandstand Season 2017.

Friday 30th June 2017 Sea Enemies // Ayo Bamidele // Shkembe Soup. N5 Live at The Gunners, 204, Blackstock Road, London N5 1EN 19:30-23:00. Free event. See full details in the blog here.

Saturday 24th June 2017, the Co-op 40th private birthday party.Wednesday 21st June 2017 at the Royal Sovereign public house, Clapton, E5 8RL to celebrate the Summer Solstice and world music day. From 7pm til late. Free event.

HackneyWick_dancing with children

Saturday 17th June 2017, in the afternoon as part of The Great Get Together weekend in celebration of Jo Cox’s belief that we have ‘far more in common than that which divides us’. Canal Club Community Garden, overlooking the Regent’s Canal and Victoria Park, on Sewardstone Road, E2.  Follow the Canal Club Community Garden on Facebook and see more details. Free event.