An evening with Michael Sebastian…
Michael Sebastian improvises dance music in real time. His music has the structure of modern electronic; the freedom of jazz, and the depth of world music.
Using guitar, vocals, beatbox, and a synth, he layers ideas on the fly, creating a rich, vibrant sound. His affinity for groove and feel allows for conflicting styles to fluidly co-exist.
As a South African in London, his influence is as diverse as his surroundings. He’s learnt from the source by managing stages at festivals all over Europe, picking up tricks from headline artists. Sebastian has cultivated a career organically through busking; developing his skill, audience, and ability to capture the public’s imagination. In early 2018, having invested everything into his album, ‘Kayanda’, he boarded a bus to Berlin with his busking gear. Over the course of a month, he played his way back to London, surviving only through music.
Kitchen open till 10pm, bar till late…