Mayor of Camden announces concert in disguise at local library

The Mayor of Camden has announced a unique opportunity for the borough’s young people to get exclusive access to a one-off gig.

The acoustic gig, by Mighty Boosh favourites Robots in Disguise, will be live music as it is rarely ever seen; the band are moving their electropunk set from the likes of Reading Festival to Holborn library in Camden.

The innovative idea is one of a range of unique musical events taking place as part of the Mayor’s music month.

New band Goodness will also be performing a one-off, free, acoustic gig in the Council Chamber for an audience of young music lovers and musicians. The gig is specifically designed to attract the borough’s younger residents, particularly those who may not be old enough to get into pubs and bars to watch gigs, or who may find regular concerts too expensive.

The Goodness gig will follow a special event for young people interested in working in the music business. The event aims to provide access for young people to meet musicians in a safe environment and to get tips from them about making music.

Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Mayor of Camden, said: “These are fantastic opportunities for young people in the borough. Camden is showing how live music can be done differently, with a gig in a local library by the fantastic Robots in Disguise. This is just one of many musical events taking place in Camden during my music month. I would encourage everyone, young and old, to get out and experience something new.”

Sue Denim of Robots in Disguise, said: "We visit Holborn library - our local - loads for all our admin needs and lyric research. We love it! It'll be cool to be allowed to make loads of noise in there!"

Notes for editors

1.Goodness will be playing in the Council Chamber in the Town Hall on Wednesday, 27 October, 6-6.45pm. To book a place email

2.Robots in Disguise will be playing in Holborn library on Friday 29 October from 5-7pm.

3.Robots in Disguise appeared in television series The Mighty Boosh several times, and joined the show’s cast for the 2008/9 Mighty Boosh Live tour. They also appeared at The Mighty Boosh festival.  The Sunday Times described Robots in Disguise as "Rather excellent electro-punks, specialising in cunningly interwoven call-and-response vocals that add extra hookiness to their hooks. Fun, fun, fun!"

4.Gill Mills, of the Best of MySpace and NME Radio, described Goodness as “Like an angular Elbow with Maccabees sensibilities and enormous choruses".

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