WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 8th – 14th June

Wednesday 10th June – 7pm – £10

Xantone Blacq Presents: Ed Riche’s Local Authority + Omar

Ed Riches is a guitarist who is quickly building a stellar reputation. Within his music you will hear influences from John Martyn to Herbie Hancock, and from Ian Carr to Peter Green. He has a busy international touring schedule and regularly performs with award-winning Jazz and Soul luminaries such as Bilal, Zara McFarlane, Marsha Ambrosius, N’Dambi, Beth Rowley, Ntjam Rosie & Ayanna Witter Johnson. Performing with Ed on this special show will be Soul supremo Omar (MBE) who you can read our exclusive interview with here.

Expect a show filled with heartfelt Soul, Jazz, Funk and onstage chemistry!

‘ Ed Riches has a refined technique, a unique tone, a deep grasp of harmony and an instinct for melody’
The Financial Times

‘A cross between Seventies jazz, Eighties soul,  Nineties RnB and Noughties electro’

Omar Lye Fook is a musical renaissance man; a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. His music has influenced and been noted by celebrated artists including Erykah Badu and Roy Hargrove and amongst his list of many awards is one from Her Majesty the Queen, an MBE. He plays at Karamel as a special guest with Ed Riches’ Local Authority on 10th June.

Doors open 7pm, Music starts 8pm. BUY TICKETS HERE


Thursday 11th June – 7pm – £8


Jazz at Karamel: Two of a Mind

Allison Neale (alt sax), Chris Biscoe (bari sax), Colin Oxley (g), Jeremy Brown (b), Stu Butterfield (d)

Exploring afresh the freewheeling, wonderfully melodic interpretations of standard material recorded by Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan, this new band promises to evoke the spirit of these classic recordings while giving free reign to the personalities of the five musicians.

Tickets can be purchased at:




Friday 12th June – 7pm – FREE

Gabriel Moreno: Singers, Songwriters, Poets and Open Mic

The launch of Gabriel Moreno’s 3rd publication in English. This collection of poems revolves around the memories of a trip across the rims of the Mediterranean from Sicily to Portugal. He’ll be reading a selection of the poems from the book accompanied by the music of some of the Lantern Society captains. Simon Stanley Ward will help host the night and play some of his fantastic tunes plus the musical performances of other top London artists.

Here is a little blurb of the book.

The Moon and the Sparrow, is the tale of a journey into an untameable Mediterranean psyche where passion and the rational mind are battling it out. There is no repose. Cities do not receive the writer with open halcyon arms but rather send him off deeper into philosophical conundrums:

Where does he stand in matters of romantic love, identity or transience? Who owns the voice that sings? Who does it sing to? Will anyone ever hear?

The ghosts of Italian, French and Spanish poets accompany the writer/traveller in this trip across the rims of the sea. Lovers appear and disappear, shaping the tonalities and rhythms of his songs and deliberations. There is also the voice of his fratello, Giovanni Allocca and the magnetism of the moon which dictates his moods. Struggling with this tension between interiority and otherness, the poet summons internal passerine birds to sing the topography of the Middle Sea. Then, in calmer pastures, he will compose other poems of longing and remembrance.



Saturday 13th June – 7pm – £3

Queer Vegan Disco

As featured on Channel 4 (no, this is not a joke), Queer Vegan Disco is the monthly event you just have to be a part of if you want to be happy.

Pop, indie, alternative, rock, dance. We play it all.

100% vegan bar. Bar snacks. RSVP to this event for £3 entry on the night. Link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/371781746356126/

8pm start. 2am close.