Line-up Update:

Sadly Somebody's Mind have had to cancel for the 17th, but the wonderful Hundred Handed have agreed to take their place! See below for full details.

Screwball 3 - August 17th 2006, Plug'n'Play, Reading

Doors: 8pm Tickets: £6 advance, £7 on the door. Buy in advance from WeGotTickets
Address: Plug'n'Play Unit 35, Milford Rd, Reading, Berkshire RG1 8LG - map


The event showcases the seven piece band with a sound that bounces from funk to rock in a showstopping style; widely compared to The Roots and once famously described as 'Led Zep meets The Fugees,' Shorty will be making their first appearance in Reading, as part of Screwball Cabaret.

Shorty, who come to Reading straight from appearances at both the 02 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park and Ashton Court Festival in Bristol, are not only the UK's premier hip hop band, but also a nationally acclaimed live phenomenon. They have supported the likes of heavyweights Roots Manuva, EMF and Courtney Pine and have appearances on MTV, BBC, ITV, Sky and an international advertising campaign with Pepsi Cola under their belts. The band are set to release their debut single 'I Try' on October 16th on Gravy Records. Check out their free Baby J produced mixtape from

Shorty MySpace

Hundred Handed

London's Hundred Handed's rhythms are insistent, their melodies infectious, they refuse to be swayed by musical fashion and claim to have never knowingly recycled a 'riff' or 'hook'.

"Nothing they do comes across like a pose or as if it has come about by design, rather they have simply thrown chunk after chunk of twisted ideas into a single spot until the pieces combine into some great ugly monument"
This Is Not TV, 2004

Hundred Handed MySpace

The Palestinians

After a controversial split legendary Reading punk 5-piece have been Shocked Into Action and are back to tell you that they F***ing Hate You.

The Palestinians MySpace

Through Snowy Static

Experimental 2-piece Through Snowy Static have kicking up a storm, impressing music goers up and down the country with their unique blend of electronica and pop.

Through Snowy Static MySpace

Three Litre

A welcome return for local indy rock legends Three Litre who'll be performing a special acoustic selection of their wit laden pop hits.

About Screwball Cabaret

Screwball Cabaret is an infrequent night featuring continuous music from five top-notch live acts on two stages with a guest compere, djs and music of all genres.

Screwball is held at Plug and Play Unit 35, Milford Rd, Reading, Berkshire RG1 8LG - map

If you are interested in playing a future show acts are always needed: dance/drum'n'bass/rock/hip hop/jazz/indy/reggae/soul/ethnic/metal/two one/punk or anything else

contact for more information and address for demos. Come back soon for more information about May and August 2006 dates.


"In all, Screwball Cabaret is one of the best nights I've been to in Reading" Linda Serck - BBC Berkshire Review
"Overall, this was a fantastic evening of music" Charley Murray, Josaka
"I thought it was just magnificent."... "Iíll be counting the days until the next Screwball Cabaret." Paul C, Josaka

Screwball History

Screwball 2, 11th January 2006
Screwball Launch, 24th August 2005

© Screwball Cabaret 2005

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