WED 3 MAY

Sad House Daddy presents Starry Starry Nights, a weekly live show held every Wednesday at The Star by Hackney Downs. Entry is £5 on the door and this week sees the return of the brilliant Ed Dowie, who played our first show of the year back in January, plus three of the most interesting acts around: Firestations, Tommy Tiger and Happy Hooves.

8:00pm HAPPY HOOVES
Once sorting his eclectic ideas into different musical outlets (Bodalla Calhoun, Africa Portal, Commonwealth Adaptor, Collider, Gravelines), Happy Hooves is now the hub for the whole of Chris Richardson’s artistic output. A multi-genre recording and live musical project rendering a melancholic yet hopeful observatory devoted to humanity and change, Happy Hooves combine a soulful introspection with electric guitar and reverby vocals.
http://happyhooves.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/happy-hooves

8:40pm TOMMY TIGER
Tommy Tiger played his debut show back in August last year, and we were honoured for that to have taken place here at Starry Starry Nights! Following a second mesmerising set for us last November, the elusive and amazing multi-instrumentalist brings his dreamy guitar loops and intricately arranged songs out of his Hackney house and into your head once again... possibly for the last time, or in a long while at the very least!
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9:20pm FIRESTATIONS
East London's Firestations - Michael Cranny (guitar, vocals), Laura Copsey (laptop, flugelhorn, vocals), Martin Thompson (guitar), Giles Littleford (bass, vocals) and Tom Hargreaves (drums) - write pop songs with added distortion and electronic sounds, ranging from scuzzy indiepop to spacey folk influenced by artists such as Tunng, Sparklehorse, Yo La Tengo, Pentangle, Low, Broken Family Band, Elliott Smith, Veronica Falls, The Wave Pictures and American Analog Set.
"Full of sumptuous pop moments and hazy folk ones too" - SoundsXP
http://www.firestationsband.com/
https://firestations.bandcamp.com/

10:00pm ED DOWIE
Ed Dowie has been making music since the late 1990s, firstly as one third of Parlophone's Brothers In Sound, then later as a solo act under the name Redarthur. After a 5-year hiatus during which he spent time in university libraries and music technology labs making strange bleeps, he returned to the music industry to join The Paper Cinema, a puppetry/animation/theatre/music hybrid that tours both internationally and performs in Hackney. Ed makes music which fuses experimental techniques with melodic aspirations, as evidenced by his amazing debut solo album, "The Uncle Sold". Released in January this year by Lost Map, it has already been supported by BBC Radio 6 Music's Lauren Laverne and Stuart Maconie, the former making the song 'Red Or Grey' a "Headphones Moment'" on her morning show and the latter championing the song 'Yungpawel' on The Freak Zone.
"Avant-garde ambient pop artist channeling Robert Wyatt, Arthur Russell, and musique concrete...an incredible live performer to boot” - Alt Altman, Digits (digitsmusic.com)
http://eddowie.co.uk/
https://soundcloud.com/eddowie