WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 13th – 19th April

It’s possibly the hottest week of the year so far and we’ve got some great musical events going on at Karamel to keep your spirits lifted!

Spring of Percussion - Sarathy Korwar



Wednesday 15th April – 7pm – £8

zer0classikal: ‘Spring of Percussion’ – Sarathy Korwar

The zerOclassikal project, a partnership between zeroculture and Collage Arts continues to offer a radical approach to south Asian classical music, aiming to provide British born and trained musicians the voice and platform to explore what their identity brings to the ‘ancient’ musical genre . The Project facilitates progressions, experiments and developments of the genre, featuring commissions of new ragas, new interpretations, compositions, and improvisations.

The Karamel Lounge is proud once again to host the project with a monthly programme featuring artists willing to push the boundaries of South Asian classical music.

Sarathy’s percussive rhythms explore to find the perfect balance in a hierachichical context of Indian classical music. The gifted percussionist brings issues of equality and accessibility through performance paradigms of the percussive instruments. Promises to be electric!





Thursday 16th April – 10am – 12.30pm

The Art of The Short Story

Workshop practitioner: Giovanna Iozzi.

Short stories offer the reader tantalising miniature worlds; if crafted with skill and emotional truth they can have the power and resonance of novels. In these workshops we will be studying extracts from some of the great short story writers, from Anton Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield to contemporary voices like Alice Munro, George Saunders and Kevin Barry. Inspired by writing exercise and what we read we’ll start crafting our own stories, focusing on: beginnings and endings, story arc and structure, point of view, dialogue and characterisation. Students will leave the course with a completed story, anything up to 5000 words.



Thursday 16th April – 8pm – £8

Jazz at Karamel: Art Themen

Art Themen, Don Weller (tenor saxes), Pete Whittaker (organ), Stu Butterfield (drums)
This is an exciting combination, featuring two of the great British tenor saxophonists. Art Themen has appeared with everyone, but his most long lasting gig (apart from his parallel career as an orthopaedic surgeon) is probably the 20 years or so he spent as a member of Stan Tracy’s Quartet. Don Weller’s is also a household name; he also appeared regularly with Stan Tracy, led his band Major Surgery in the 70s and continues to lead his own
Quartet and Big Band. Pete Whittaker is a much in demand pianist and organist whose recent associates include Theo travis, John Etheridge (Blue Spirits) and the Nigel Price Organ Trio. Stu Butterfield is the Karamel “House” drummer.

Book your tickets here.


Friday 17th April – 1pm – FREE

Live Lunchtime Music

Aldwin Johnson performs a soulful, Ibiza style chill out set every Friday lunchtime from 1pm.

Friday 17th April – 8pm

The Wibbley Brothers Album Launch Party

To celebrate the re-issue of our Go Weird long player after 33 years, we’re having a launch party at Karamel Restaurant in London N22, at which we’ll be playing a live set with a band for the first time since “The Nottingham incident” of 1980.

Saturday 18th April – 7pm – £10

The Flaming Galahs & DJ Spike aka Thee Hausfly

Be entertained with two scrumptious sets from live trio The Flaming Galahs starting at 8PM followed at 10PM by the best music to move your body to or sit and chill out, from DJ Spike Spondike aka Thee Hausfly!
Doors open 7pm Tix £10 for whole night or £5 from 10pm

Sunday 19th April – 7pm – FREE

Reggae Sunday Sessions with DJ and Live Act