Rendezvous in Bratislava EP

by Miriam Sherwood in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th February 2019 we successfully raised £1,315 with 57 supporters in 28 days

We are recording a high quality studio album of the 9 original songs created for Rendezvous in Bratislava by Thom Andrewes and Will Gardner!

by Miriam Sherwood in London, England, United Kingdom


Rendezvous in Bratislava is a new music theatre production telling the story of my granddad, Laco Kalina, who was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of jokes and writer of cabarets. The show toured the UK in Autumn 2018, and had a two-week run at Battersea Arts Centre, London in November.

We are now raising money to be able to record the Rendezvous EP - an album of the show's original music, recorded in a studio and professionally mixed and mastered. So many people saw the show and told us how catchy the music was, and asked where they could listen to it again: we're going to give the people what they want!

“A cheerful yet poignant exploration of a fascinating life in troubled times... The compositions of Thom Andrewes and Will Gardner are fun, catchy, and sometimes deeply affecting." Everything Theatre

"The music was fantastic - still humming along." Audience member


The music from Rendezvous in Bratislava provides a link between the past and the present. Using forms and styles inspired by Laco’s life and work, and borrowing elements from a treasure trove of archival sources, these tracks shift from folk and classical, to jazz, comedy and synth pop, all in the service of telling one remarkable life story.

You may remember such earworms as: Loud and Clear, Party Nearly Over, S l'udskou tvarou, and Medicine For Our Sins. All these and more will be on the EP.

Everything you donate will go towards paying for the studio, a studio engineer, the musicians' time, and a producer to mix and master the tracks. 

“OH MY GOODNESS!! So amazing. Fun, full of heart, so creative and engaging and beautifully told. Wonderful music. THANK YOU!” Audience member

“An affectionate, intimate and often moving piece, as well as a fascinating insight into life on the other side of the Iron Curtain.” The Stage


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Party Nearly Over

As well as the digital download link and the CD, you will receive TWO bonus tracks and THREE karaoke versions including lyrics sheets

£5 or more

Loud and Clear

We will send you a link to a digital download of the full Rendezvous EP

£8 or more

Louder and Clearer

A digital download of the full Rendezvous EP plus 1 special bonus track

£10 or more

Loud and Hard

We will send you a hard copy of the full Rendezvous EP on CD, along with a link to a digital download. (No bonus track)

£13 or more

Louder and Clearer and Harder

This will get you a physical CD, a digital download AND 1 bonus track

£25 or more

Party Now Heating Up

All of the above, PLUS an audio commentary from Will and Thom giving the inside scoop on the music-making process

£40 or more

Party Never Stops

All of the above PLUS a bundle of behind-the-scenes, backstage footage, your name on our website listing you as a supporter, and a signed thank you photo from the show

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