What we can do for you
We love to play our so-called songs to live audiences. Invite us to play at your local stadium, park, pub or ice-cream van and see what happens to your neighbourhood.
Sell you things to make your life more complete
Come to our shop and spend your money on our CDs, books and stylish casual wear. See it as an investment in the bank of your emotional life. Micro-credit offered.
Write a song for you
For that extra special gift, say it in song. Commission us to write a personalised song – whether for a birthday, engagement, valentine’s, even weddings. We’ll make it an event that goes on giving.
Our monthly night of song, poetry, comedy, magic and cake is the best Monday night in Europe. Upstairs at the famous Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon Road, London EC1R. Get stuck in.
Diego Brown and the Good Fairy are passionate about being passionate about things. We learned the craft of song at the age of 7 from a second cousin who later went on to change the course of Anglo-Latin American relations. And we never looked back. Part non-fat dried milk, we demand a lot of our audiences and they usually come up trumps. Our best gigs are unlike anything you've ever experienced. The same can be said of our worst. We were the talk of the chip van queue at Sidmouth International Folk Festival. And we played to a packed latrine in Austin, Texas. We run the Clerkenwell ARTSlab at The Bestey Trotwood in London, at which we regularly push the envelope all the way out of the box.
Sometimes we cycle too
One note after another
There is no waste
Who we claim to be
John Hegley takes ‘The Man’ by scruff of neck
John Hegley and Steve “The Man” Dolyn toake aim at Clerkenwell ARTslab, 7 June 2023, upstairs at The Betsey Trotwood, London EC1R.
Gabriel Moreno, Ricky Tart, Jacob Polley and much more – Clerkenwell ARTslab, 1 December 2021
After a sell-out in November 2021, December offers a sackful of treats with song, poetry, larking about and cake from: Gabriel Moreno, Ricky Tart, Megan & Mabel, Jash, Clare Thomson, Kieron Hunter and Diego Brown & the Good Fairy. Plus this month’s Flat Pack Poet, the acclaimed Jacob Polley – via the magic of telephony. Read more about Gabriel Moreno, Ricky Tart, Jacob Polley and much more – Clerkenwell ARTslab, 1 December 2021[…]
HallEUeen at the BrexyTrotwood
Say tata to disharmony and hola to a rebooted Clerkenwell ARTSlab on 28 October. Our specially selected line-up of high-earning artistes from across the genre divides will ply you with home-grown, free-to-roam poems, songs, wind-up toys and cake in an evening that promises to change the way you think about Britain’s role in most things. Read more about HallEUeen at the BrexyTrotwood[…]
Normal service resumes at Clerkenwell ARTSlab. 25 February 2019
A night of poetry, music and lyricism with 4 intriguing, erudite and adventurous performances, hosted by Diego Brown and the Good Fairy who will be putting it to a people’s vote. Mermaid Chunky: Everything is for you. No really. It is. Look at this soft play spider web … that’s for you, upholstered this morning Read more about Normal service resumes at Clerkenwell ARTSlab. 25 February 2019[…]
Boom. Back for 2019 with an explosion of goodness.
Boom. Clerkenwell ARTSlab – the club where you like to get stuck in – kicks off a mouthwatering season of song, spoken word and snortling with a line-up that oozes quality and the now. David Gunawardana – hear songs from this Hertfordshire-based singer-songwriter’s debut EP, launched this month. David has a Read more about Boom. Back for 2019 with an explosion of goodness.[…]
Clerkenwell ARTSlab marries the London Jazz Festival, 19 November 2018
On 19 November 2018 we present a special London Jazz Festival version of ClerkenwellARTSlab, guest curated by Chris Dowding, with performers inspired by electronics, poetry and more… WOOLFENDEN Woolfenden is the Scelsi-influenced trumpet and synth duo of Sarah Woolfenden and Justin Harries. They explore the outer reaches of musical space via an improvisational unit comprised Read more about Clerkenwell ARTSlab marries the London Jazz Festival, 19 November 2018[…]
Clerkenwell ARTSlab 22 Oct 2018: London’s hot night for its coolest fans
Get your fresh air for October with this unspun line-up of top notch poetry, song and comedy from: Gabriel Moreno: grace and disgrace all in one suit. Poet, musician, performer, curator who we hope will perform from his new book of poetry, The Passer-By. Kid Kirby: multi-talented singer, writer, guitarist, percussionist, clarinetist, dancer, ball of Read more about Clerkenwell ARTSlab 22 Oct 2018: London’s hot night for its coolest fans[…]
Lost Horizons, 16 March 2018
#London #parliament_hill #heath #SpiCollective #darksky #skyline #blackandwhite #bnw_photo #foto_bnw #ig_magazine #streetphotography #monochrome #photo_bnw A post shared by Don Diego (@mrdiegobrown) on Mar 4, 2018 at 12:39pm PST
Earthly Things – our new record
12 songs and a fanfare to kick it off. Earthly Things is the new album by Diego Brown and the Good Fairy. That’s all there is to say. Get hold of a copy and see what you think. If you’re not completely satisfied, ask yourself this: what in this world is completely satisfying? Salt?
We did a new album and we’re playing bits
We’d like to get you listen to a new record we made, called Earthly Things. We think it’s got some cool sounds, good tunes and some under-used words to get your tongue around. Awesome flugel horns and trumpets by Chris Dowding, upright bass by Andy Hamill and clarinet and backing vocals by Megan all help make this Read more about We did a new album and we’re playing bits[…]