Axel Dörner / Roger Turner / Dominic Lash + Cathy Heyden / Rogier Smal Duo

Note! This is a special co-promotion between Chocolate Monk and Safehouse. It’s happening on a different day and different venue from usual Safehouse night:

12 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JA

Axel Dörner: trumpet
Roger Turner: drums and percussion
Dominic Lash: double bass

German-born trumpeter Axel Dörner has a unique style of playing based on unusual, often self-invented techniques that make use of breath and microscopic sounds as much as conventional note-playing. This short film of him playing on a bridge in Berlin gives a good introduction to his approach to music making:

Check out his extensive discography here as well.

Roger Turner is an absolute fiend on the drums – he has played a number of times at Safehouse, and every time it has been nothing short of mesmerising.

Dominic Lash has performed with musicians such as Tony Conrad, Joe Morris, Evan Parker and the late Steve Reid. His main projects include The Dominic Lash Quartet, The Set Ensemble and The Convergence Quartet.


International saxophone and drums duo. Connecting the dots between the vast Paris and Amsterdam music scenes. Wild jazz explorations with hints of noise, spirituals and punk.

Cathy Heyden – Autodidact sax improviser enjoys encounters with other musicians, dancers , comedians, poets and performers from all over the world such as Faust, Ganguru, Geoff Leigh, Jac Berrocal, Lost woman, Morihide Sawada, Uwe Bastiansen.

Rogier Smal is a drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds. He plays with different groups, musicians and solo. Lately Rogier has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Dagora, Marshall Allen, Dylan Carlson, David Birchall, Eugene Chadbourne, City Hands, Sunburned hand of the man, Mik Quantius, Daevid Allen, Nora Mulder, Johannes Lunds, Maria Bertel, Don McGreevy and many many more.


Das Kiste Quintett
Five piece in scored confusion with vocals, objects & a box. With Dylan Nyoukis, Maureen Bourne, Duncan Harrison, Mel Potter and Robin Dickinson.

Ian Murphy Iain Paxon
Wheels of steel – Bicycle & Turntables

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