London Lite Wednesday, 8 July 2009 15 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Blowing their own trumpetTHE RUMBLE STRIPS Welcome To The Walk Alone is out next Monday. 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC WHITE DEnIM TEXAS-bASEd punk and soul-infused trio White denim, right, who dont wear much white denim at all, play tunes from their acclaimed album, Fits. Heaven, Under The Arches, Craven St WC2 (020 7930 2020), 7pm, returns only. Tube: Charing Cross CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out HockEy THIS American new wave band, right, who have been compared to The Strokes and LCd Soundsystem, are supported by Chew Lips and Trouble Andrew. Vibe bar, Truman brewery, 91-95 brick Lane E1 (020 7426 0491, vibe-, 8pm, returns only. Tube: Aldgate East ELTon JoHn THE erstwhile Reg dwight, right, plays this one-off gig with percussionist Ray Cooper, plus special guest Teddy Thompson and your compere, Stephen Fry. 22 Sep, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore SW7 (020 7589 8212), 6.45pm, 150-200. Tube: South Kensington DR koRczakS ExaMPLE AUTHoR and orphanage founder dr Korczak (Philip Rham, right) finds his pacifist principles pushed to the limit by the Nazis in this award-winning drama. Until 18 Jul, Arcola Theatre, 27 Arcola St E8 (020 7503 1646,, Mon-Sat 8pm, mat Sun 3pm, 7.50-15. Rail: dalston Kingsland Coming SoonTomorrowToday caRRIES WaR PRUNELLA SCALES, right, and Kacey Ainsworth star in this charming adaptation of Nina bawdens novel about wartime evacuees. Until 12 Sep, Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave W1 (0844 412 4658), Tue- Sat 7.30pm, mats Tue, Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 10-39. Tube: Piccadilly Circus a STREETcaR naMED DESIRE RACHEL WEISZ, right, is fading Southern belle blanche dubois in Tennessee Williamss tale of in- law rivalry in New orleans. 23 Jul-3 oct, donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham St WC2 (0870 060 6624,, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 15-29. Tube: Covent Gdn My FaMILy... anD THE Dog THaT ScaRED JESUS FoRMER Friday Night Project host Rob Rouse, left, talks about becoming a dad and having an impressively filthy dog, at this Edinburgh preview. deptford Albany, douglas Way SE8 (020 8692 4446,, 7pm, 5. Rail: deptford Coming SoonTomorrowToday SoME kInD oF FooL RUSSELL bRANdS radio show co-host Trevor Lock, left, previews his debut Edinburgh show which he describes as an hour of stand-up and improvised madness. The Masons Arms, 655 Harrow Rd NW10 (020 8969 2278), 8pm, 5. Tube: Kensal Rise Do noTHIng SIMoN AMSTELL, left, informs audiences of all the things they could possibly be doing instead of watching his show. 19 Jul, open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regents Pk NW1 (0870 060 1811, openairtheatre. org), 8pm, returns only. Tube: baker St naSIn JoIN dJs Sonix, left, and brahim as they spin punk, rock, metal, ska and anything else non-indie at this midweek night thats a hit with students. The borderline, orange Yd, off Manette St W1 (0870 060 3777,, 11pm, 5. Tube: Tottenham Crt Rd Coming SoonTomorrowToday HoT WUk THE HEATWAVE, left, J Star, Upstate Rockers, Shimmy Shimmy, Irish Mash and Shepdog mix reggae, hip hop, dancehall and bashment at this chilled weekly night. The big Chill House, 256- 259 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross N1 (020 7427 2540,, 8pm, free. Tube: Kings Cross FaBRIcLIvE FoREIGN bEGGARS play live and Scratch Perverts, left, Grooverider and dJ Hype provide the quality mixes at this Friday night club institution. Fri, Fabric, 77a Charterhouse St EC1 (020 7336 8898), 10pm, 13, 10 concs. Tube: Farringdon IF IMITATION really is the sincerest form of flattery, then it certainly worked on Mark Ronson. On hearing Devons trumpet-toting rockabilly four-piece The Rumble Strips covering Amy Winehouses Back To Black, which he produced, he was straight on the blower, offering to produce the odd tune. But he wound up sticking around to studio-tweak the Tavistock boys entire second album, Welcome To The Walk Alone, beefing up their sound with a gargantuan orchestra. Without Mark we wouldve made the same songs, just smaller, explains Charlie Waller, the groups lead singer and pops funniest frontman, as the band prepare to play Fabric. But Henry, our trumpeter, actually has less airtime on this album. We have lots of trumpet in the first song but thats just a little teaser leading you down the wrong path. Its not farewell to the trumpet, were just on a break. Orchestral scores do appear to be pops new black at the moment. Everyone from Ladyhawke to Grizzly Bear is hauling in the cello- swinging cavalry. I think it lends a bit of, um, good playing, theorises Waller. To lots of pop bands who maybe cant play that well. Orchestras fill in the cracks. Like builders? Yeah, in fact we got ours done in Prague because it was cheaper so we really did use cheap Eastern European labour. Some of them were quite possibly painters and decorators. So who have the boys got their eyes on for producer number three? Well, we recently got asked to do an Island artist cover for the labels 50th birthday. And? We did Tease Me by Chaka Demus & Pliers. So Im kinda hoping that the same thing that happened with Mark will happen and Chaka Demus & Pliers will produce our next album. Itd be pretty good, wouldnt it? Some amazing Devon dancehall thing. The worlds crying out for it. 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