Lunch Money Life
Clwb Ifor Bach (Neuadd / Top Floor)
Spencer Martin started out as an organist but stopped when he moved to London. Whilst playing electronics and saxophone for brilliant, boundary-pushing quintet Lunch Money Life, he realised “that you can’t be a weird instrumental band if you’re paying £50 a session for a rehearsal space.” He struck a deal with All Saints Church in Haggerston, East London. He’d work as their organist, and in return for lower pay his band could use the building to write, rehearse and record. With the church at their disposal, plus sporadic sessions elsewhere, over the course of several years Lunch Money Life – completed by friends Stewart Hughes, Sean Keating and Luke Mills-Pettigrew, plus his brother Jack – recorded what would become their debut album, 2020’s Immersion Chamber. The quintet delivers a blistering show, pushing their considerable instrumental skills to the brink of all-out collapse.