Three Artists with Fresh on the Net connections play new live event in South London

South London’s Ivy House plays host to an exciting new events series from August. Demerara Records Presents … aims to build a scene based on what their head Neil March calls “... the wide musical space where contemporary classical, ambient, experimental and related genres converge”. The Lewisham-based independent label is also promoting at the Good Hope Cafe on 1st November.

Three artists with connections to Fresh on the Net, the website and new music hub run by music and broadcasting legend Tom Robinson are appearing at the inaugural event on 2nd August 2018. Recent Fresh Fave Jon Samsworth is headlining along with his full band plus two Fresh on the Net moderators, Kerry JK and Environmental Sound Foundation (a.k.a Neil March) in support.

All three artists have had their music played on BBC Radio 6 Music and Neil March also played the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude in 2017. Kerry JK and Environmental Sound Foundation have both been recent inclusions in Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape Show.

Kerry JK, from Northampton, will be playing a unique solo piano and vocal set which he described as “Punk Jazz” interspersed with story-telling and poetry. It will be a great chance for the Ivy House crowd to experience Kerry’s combination of exuberant personality and considerable musical talent. Check out the video for Kerry’s track Be True on Youtube  -

Local Lewisham artist Environmental Sound Foundation will play a set of instrumental “Electro-Dub-Funk” laced with atonal and modal harmonic concepts, polyrhythms and a lot of recorded environmental noise used both to produce actual pitches and harmonies and also for pure ambience. He will previously be appearing at the FREE Good Hope Festival  in Ladywell Fields  on 21st July. Check out the forthcoming single 200 Seconds on the ESF Soundcloud page -

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jon Samsworth, from Aylesbury, will showcase his diverse influences which place him somewhere in the unclassified territory between contemporary classical music and leftfield experimentalism. View the showreel for Jon’s track The Bellringers here -

The audience will be able to sit at low-lit tables and drink, eat and chat while being entertained. The aim is for it to be about listening in comfort to original and experimental sound. Tickets cost £8 in advance from the Demerara Records Presents … web page - Depending whether there any tickets left, there is a small possibility that attendees will be allowed to pay £10 on the door on a first come, first served basis. However fans are advised to buy early as numbers are limited.

It will hopefully represent the first in an ongoing series that will provide the ideal focus for a diverse and open-minded scene. For more information and links to social media pages, visit