This is the Kit + Support: Barbarossa & Charlie Tophill

Presented by:
Curious Drinks

Wednesday 20th September 2017
7:45pm to 10:30pm (Doors 7.00pm)

Wednesday 20 September 7.45pm Doors 7pm

Tickets; General Admission £17/£21 (Door)   Under 16’s £13/£17 (Door)


Tickets: General Admission £17/£21 (Door) Under 16’s £13/£17 (Door)

Be Curious with This Is The Kit, a shape shifting entity consisting of Kate Stables and a cast of carefully hand-plucked friends ranging from a duo to an electric five-piece, Kate was born in England and is based in Paris, though the heart of this musical community remains in Bristol.   

2016 was a great year for This Is The Kit. They were selected by Guy Garvey (Elbow) for his BBC Radio 6 Music ‘Album of the Year’ recommendation and championed by the BBC, appearing on BBC Music Sessions. Guy Garvey also gave them the biggest accolade by inviting them to play his Meltdown Festival (Royal Festival Hall) in June 2016.

Kate Stables’ This Is The Kit have sold out shows across the UK- nearly 2000 tickets in London shows alone, including sell outs at Meltdown Festival and Union Chapel– and played standout main stage performances at festivals including Bestival and Stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival.

Previously hand-picked to support the likes of The National, Sharon Van Etten, Iron & Wine and Jose Gonzales, 2017 will be a new phase for This Is The Kit, having signed to Rough Trade and soon will be releasing a new album and playing their largest London show to date at Shepherds Bush Empire. They have already been confirmed for the main stage at Green Man Festival and now you get to see them ‘up close and personal’ here at Revelation.  

Curious-minded event, sponsored by Curious Drinks


“The musical equivalent of being wrapped in a cosy blanket” 

(The Independent– live review- ****)

“Unaffected, melodious vocals with a very English quality.”

(Standard– ****)

“Just one of the best things I’ve heard all year…wonderful wonderful stuff””

(Guy Garvey- BBC 6 Music)

Support comes from:

Charlie Tophill grew up in the penny arcades of a stony-beached seaside town in Kent. It was in this salty backwater that she first began singing for her shrapnel and playing guitar for her pennies. After following the bright lights to North Yorkshire, she performed and toured with several bands before returning to her solo roots. Now Charlie performs her quirky brand of indie-pop with charm and humour, strumming out cheerful pessimism on an acoustic guitar.

Barbarossa, the nom de plume of Londoner James Mathé, creates cerebral, slow-burning music, tinged with melancholy and an alluring humanism. Mathé’s musical journey started with folk-tinged balladry that saw him become part of the Fence Collective, and subsequently a band member for the likes of José González, Johnny Flynn and Junip. However, now he infuses his songwriting with electronic flourishes, and is a fully fledged electronic soul pioneer.

Barbarossa– Official Website
This Is The Kit- Official Website
Charlie Tophill- Official Website