Upcoming Ideal Surreal gigs. November 2018

Ideal Surreal is back with a bang for the fireworks season with a handful of gigs in the month of November, starting with this banger at Karma Kafe and a three-floor takeover following the recent sold-out Sink Ya Teeth / Eton Crop gig at the Louis Marchesi Crypt.


The line up is incredible and really impressive. On the top floor we have:

Birds of Hell  : First gig for a while from one of the city’s finest.
Vanity Fairy  : The new incarnation of Daisy Victoria.
Skinny Rodgers  : The excellent Jay Ducker, formely of Cove-Hithe.



birds of hell

Birds of Hell

jay ducker

Skinny Rodgers



The middle floor is the Shane Special Sandwich filling, curated by Shane O’Linski and features:
Monkiboy : Mark from the Neutrinos in his unique solo project.
Joe Quinn and the Family Plans : Joe and a whole host of talented friends.
Niamh  : I’ve been impressed by her recent gigs, a young and wise, talented wise old-soul with beautifully expressed emotions.
Jonathan Cocker : Superb singer-songrwiter with echoes of Nick Drake.







Flatlands, Joe Quinn and the New Lunarians

Joe Quinn and the Family Plans


Whilst in the basement it’s going to get nice and loud with:


The Black Sharks  : A rare gig from Black Sharks, their gigs are always a blast.
Bag of Cans  : Brilliantly bonkers and glorious fun. The make me think of a 2018 Serious Drinking!
Painted Heathers  : Fresh from a tour of France, this is a band on a roll (or baguette??)
Our Quiet Friends : Exciting new project featuring members of Cakes & Ale, and BK & Dad.



Tickets are just £6 advance and £7 on the door on Friday 9 November 2018.


Painted Heathers

Painted Heathers


bag of cans

Bag of Cans


black sharks

our quiet friends

Our Quiet Friends


If this isn’t enough then on Sunday (11th) there’s a further Ideal Surreal gig, this one taking place in the Playhouse Bar and featuring:

Ben C. Winn

Lily-Ann Reeve


Spit Kids


From 7:30pm, with free entry.



ben c winn

Ben C Winn


the visitors



And finally (for now) there’s a night of Ideal Surreal electronic music at The Mash Tun on 30 November 2018 which features:


Emma Catnip – Norwich’s resident electronicat dishing out IDM treats that’ll have you mewing for more.

DOM IV – a creative megasaur whose piercing imagination encompasses diverse influences from modern classical to Borneon dance music.

Broads – ambient synth soundscapes to transport your brain to another dimension.

Tristan Burfield – lo-fi experimental electronic music from a prolific master of machines.

Expect big beats, strange noises, and to be dancing until midnight.

£5 on the door










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