Alternative acoustic sextet

Saturday Sept 14 3pm £12/£10/£4 (u18) BUY TICKETS

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Les Gillon guitar, vocals

Netty Berry guitar, vocals

Alex McCune percussion, vocals

Jen Trott violin, vocals

Julia Farrants cello, vocals

Dave Nelson piano, vocals

Alternative acoustic sextet Les Gillon and the Agents of Karma made their debut at Wainsgate Chapel in May 2022, wowing the audience with their winning blend of great songwriting and superb musicianship. They return to the Chapel this September after two years of writing new songs and finetuning the material and its presentation.

Les Gillon is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who is best known as frontman of the alt-rock band Fez, but who throughout his long career has explored a whole range of musical territories, including experimental collaborations with dance and performance practitioners and longstanding work with folk trio Ghost School and improvisation collective Fire Tower 4.  

A group of outstanding musicians from the worlds of jazz, classical and folk music, the Agents of Karma take Les’s music into a whole new context, bringing all these styles to the musical melting pot. The result is a unique sound, sometimes intimate, sometimes cinematic, that defies categorisation and underpins the lyrical intensity of the songs, which delve into the personal and political realms with equal depth and insight.

Of stage all this is presented by charismatic front-man Les, who entertainingly introduces his songs with typical dry wit, then sings them with great fervour and energy. His vocals are backed up by the other members of AOK – all of whom join in with the singing at various times during the performance.