Summer Camp cook supper for their singing
Friday 30 September 2011
Some musicians sing for their supper, but pop duo Summer Camp – aka Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley – are cooking supper for their singing. To fund their upcoming debut album, the wholesome twosome are flogging a series of endearing personalised experiences on the nascent PledgeMusic website – including hosting a dinner party.
For £300, you and a pal can be wined and dined at Warmsley's flat in London. "We'd probably cook something from the Leon cookbook," explains Sankey. "We like to think we'd invite round other exciting people for you to converse with. But in reality it would probably just be us with nothing to talk about except film director John Hughes. I wonder why no one has snapped this one up yet?"
The thoroughly likeable indie duo look set to crossover from bedsit concern to mainstream recognition with their album Welcome to Condale, and its catchy single "Better Off without You". But like everyone in the music industry now, making cash is the tricky bit. Which is why the duo have decided to sell off such charming trinkets as the chance to have a song written about you (£250), or a home-baked batch of Sankey's brownies (£28). Sankey says: "I'm proud of my brownie recipe. I've tweaked it over the past three years, so I'm pretty confident with it."
One item seems like it might not find a home though. Elizabeth's silver jumpsuit (£100). No takers?
Summer Camp, Turner Contemporary, Margate ( www.turnercontemporary.org) 2 October. "Better Off without You" is out now
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