Esg at KOKO in London
|Doors Open||Friday 17 January 2014 at 7:00 PM|
|Starts||Friday 17 January 2014 at 7:00 PM|
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Since their inception, ESG have affected post-punk, no wave, dance-punk, hip-hop, and various styles of dance music such as house. They fell in with the late ’70s and early ’80s NYC no wave and post-punk scene, they had their music sampled countless times, and they became a playlist staple at ’70s and early ’80s dance clubs like the Paradise Garage.
ESG (Emerald, Sapphire and Gold) formed in 1978 in the South Bronx. The band originally consisted of the four Scroggins sisters — Deborah (bass, vocals), Marie (congas, vocals), Renee (vocals, guitar), and Valerie (drums).
The Scroggins mother bought the band’s instruments when they were still teenagers to keep them supposedly busy and away from trouble. They had to teach themselves their instruments, but it wasn’t long before they started playing shows and clubs. Soon, Ed Bahlman, the owner of 99 Records (a record shop and a label that included Liquid Liquid, Bush Tetras, and Konk on its roster), was impressed enough to take them under his wing as a manager and producer.
After a few singles and EPs in the late ’70s and early ’80s the band hooked up with Factory Records producer Martin Hannett while he was in the area recording A Certain Ratio’s first album in 1981.
In the years since their original formation, the group’s work had become popular among hip-hop artists searching for samples, with such acts as Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys, Big Daddy Kane, Gang Starr, Tricky, Jay Dee (J-Dilla) on his Donuts album.
KOKO's Disability Policy
KOKO is keen to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people and to
take the necessary steps to meet disabled people's needs.
Bookings & Ticketing
We do not have allocated disabled tickets.
We do not have "disabled area" tickets. Tickets must be bought in the same
way as non disabled people. Once a person has bought a ticket we can provide
them an allocated space in the disabled area. If the event is sold out we
cannot sell extra tickets.
Personal Assistant Ticketing Scheme.
People with accessibility needs may need to have someone with them. We offer
a 2 for 1 Ticket Policy for personal assistants. This arrangement is made
through the venue and not the ticketing agencies.
Aside from this we do not offer a reduced rate ticket price.
The service we offer is of equal quality to both disabled and non disabled
people so a discount is not necessary.