PROOF POSITIVE 11 – Tuesday 16th June 2015

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Proof Positive returns with two of the best drummers in London.

Charles Hayward is one of the most reputed and prolific improvisers in the country having forged a career over 40 years, originating with his work in legendary post-punk pioneers This Heat and successors Camberwell Now.

Adam Betts is best-known as the drummer with Three Trapped Tigers and Emperor Yes, but has also worked with artists as diverse as Ghostpoet and Brian Eno, as well as performing the complete live recreation of Goldie’s Timeless at the Festival Hall last Summer. He will be debuting a new solo project.



Tom Rogerson supports on piano.

Hope you can make it.

PROOF POSITIVE 10 – Monday 9th MARCH 2015


We’re delighted to welcome back two PP veterans and friends, Dan Nicholls and Chris Sharkey.

Dan’s band Strobes is about to record their debut album: expect thrash-metallic polyrhythmic world spazz of this sort –

And Chris has played twice before, once as solo guitarist, once with his incredible band Shiver, and now he brings us his latest solo project, Survival Skills which can be heard below:

Hope to see you there.

Proof Positive RETURNS – 21st October 2014


After a long break for the Summer, Proof Positive returns with drum/laptop electronic noise duo Shitwife, and solo synth/drone improv from christopher alcock.

See clips of Shitwife here:

christopher alcock’s music can be heard here:

Tom Rogerson opens on piano and here’s a clip of his latest performance:

Doors at 8pm at Servant Jazz Quarters. £5. See you there!

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Proof Positive 7 – June 11th

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Following his stellar performance last year, acclaimed guitarist Chris Sharkey returns to Proof Positive this time with his new trio, Shiver (also featuring Andy Champion on bass and Joost Hendrickx on drums) who have just completed their UK tour in support of Polar Bear.

Check them out here:

Tom Rogerson will open on the piano with another support act to be confirmed.


Doors 8pm at Servant Jazz Quarters.

Proof Positive 6 – March 27th

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We’re excited to welcome synth and drums duo Soccer 96 to headline the next Proof Positive on March 27th.

Check them out here:

Support comes from sound sculptor, ambient tapes and guitar specialist Napoleon IIIrd and pianist Tom Rogerson, probably collaborating.

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Doors 8pm at Servant Jazz Quarters.



PP 5 – February 18th 2014

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Following their earlier Proof Positive gig in Summer 2013, we’ve invited Wrangler back now that they have an album due in April.

Wrangler are made up of  Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire co-founder), Benge (analogue synth expert and John Foxx-collaborator), and Phil Winter (long-term member of folktronica heroes Tunng.)

Expect modular synths, old drum machines, and gnarly vocals.

Support comes from Ahma: Icelandic electronic improvisation and Tom Rogerson (Three Trapped Tigers) opens with a solo piano improv set.

Usual thing: 8pm at Servant Jazz Quarters, £5 in.

Proof Positive Christmas Party – Monday 16th December

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Proof Positive returns with a free Christmas gig/party featuring three old nags of the London electronic rock-improvisation scene.

Adam Betts on drums and electronics, Matt Calvert on guitar and synths, and Tom Rogerson on piano and keyboards.

They will be improvising their way through the evening, not ruling out the possibility of festive kitsch.

Usual time and place: Doors at 8, Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, 2 minutes walk from Dalston overground stations.

Proof Positive 4 – Nov 13th

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After a bit of a gap (it’s been too long), Proof Positive returns with Italian synth/drums duo Satelliti whose album Transister has recently been released by the Leaf label and can be heard here:

Usual time and place:

Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, 2 minutes walk from Dalston Kingsland overground.

Starting about 8.30, £5 for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you there.




Proof Positive 3 – 27th May 2013

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WRANGLER – Benge (John Foxx) & Phil Winter (Tunng) & Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire)
TOM ROGERSON – Three Trapped Tigers

@ Servant Jazz Quarters

10a Bradbury Street

(Nearest tubes are Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland stations)

Entry: £5

Doors: 8pm


Wrangler is a duo made up of Phil Winter from folktronica pioneers Tunng, and Benge, modular synth guru and long-time collaborator with synth legend John Foxx (he of Ultravox, ‘Underpass’, etc.)

This will be a semi-improvised all-analogue synth gig featuring their extensive collection and knowledge of modular synthesizers. 
The band has been performing for some time and frequently perform with Stephen Mallinder, founder of post-punk band Cabaret Voltaire.’

Tom Rogerson of Three Trapped Tigers will perform an intimate solo set before a live improvised collaboration with Wrangler.