Flamenco Express present a monthly showcase of sheer flamenco energy by the finest artists available, followed by an open-mike session, or ‘juerga’ for London-based flamenco lovers eager to share their talent with an audience, and to perform with professional musicians.
Tickets: £8/£7 Conc, Unemployed, Students, OAPs MU & Equity.
Phone 0207 732 8493 for Advance Reservations
If you would like to perform during the free-stage hour, please contact us and let us know your intentions.
A soloist of unique power and grace, Titi Flores has developed a style based on his extraordinary sense of rhythm. A gypsy from Arcos de la Frontera, he began his studies in Jerez de la Frontera in the dance school ‘Cristóbal el Jerezano’. His first performances were in Jerez in the Peña de la Bulería and the Peña el Garbanzo.
From the age of 15 he shared the stage with artists such as Camarón de la Isla, Paco Toronjo, Aurora Vargas, Chiquetete, Turronero and Chano Lobato.
He continued studies in technique and choreography with Antonio Canales, Javier Barón, Javier Latorre and Eva la Yerbabuena and took part in the X Bienal de Danza de Sevilla where he was a semi-finalist.
After relocating to Madrid he worked with La Tati, Rafael Amargo, Cristóbal Reyes and Juan Andrés Maya and has recently founded his own dance company – Compañía Titi Flores.
Charismatic cantaor from San Roque, Cadiz. Includes classic bulerias, tangos, fandango, alegerias and the new flamenco in his repertoire. A regular favourite of the Pena de Flamenca de Londres, for whom he has sung for Emillio Maja, among others, and at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club, alongside distinguised artists such as David Morales. A principal singer with popular London-based group Ilusion Flamenca.
Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe.
‘..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats…tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.’
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.
“Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. ”
Flamenco is Music, Sex and History all rolled into one. The fiercest expression of the human spirit ever devised. The Flamenco Express policy is simply to obtain the best flamenco performers available, give them total artistic freedom, and present them to international audiences. The result is an amazing diversity of voices all committed to delivering their own view of the world, in their own unique way, according to how they feel at the time.
Bread and Roses Pub
68 Clapham Manor Street, London, SW4 6DZ
7.30 – 10.30PM Tickets £8.00 on the door. Phone 0207 732 8493 for Advance Reservations