Sister Chain and Brother John, live at the Roter Salon, Berlin

Adrian visited a red saloon, and this is what happened:

“It’s a Monday evening in Berlin and post-Victorian duo Sister Chain and Brother John launch their new vinyl single ‘Staying in Soho’ (yes a 7 inch single!) at the Roter Salon, a subsection of the legendary Volksbühne. The place is adorned in sumptuous red and Brother John looks resplendent in a red smoking jacket, while Sister Chain hails straight from Spring heeled Jacks’ London smog. Together they are a time travelling classic and unforgettable duo. The evening is supported by a documentary on the unique Berlin ‘English bookstore’ ‘Another Country’ directed by Anna Byrne and David Gordon (co-owner of Curious Fox books) where Sister Chain and Brother John first met. Well it’s not an ordinary bookstore being Berlin of course…!

Oh and there’s a bonus track of Bela Lugosi’s Dead…I feel I’ve seen early Bowie, ‘the good old days’ (before your time obviously) and the new Doctor Who from Sheffield. Sit back with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and sink into this ‘fascinating’ performance.”

photos: Top – By Lars Kjær Dideriksen, Sound Of Perpetual Astonishment
bottom: Adrian shephard

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