Welcome to Eugene Kadiri's Wiki
Performing at Brockley Deli, 29 May 2016
|Occupation||Sudetenland and Wall Street, hopefully|
|Instruments||Rauschpfeife, pocket clarinet, musical saw, ney (owned, not necessarily played); mouth trumpet, vocals|
"[You are] quietly arrogant" Eugene's mother
Eugene Kadiri was born in the past, and grew up in it too. Today, he very much exists somewhere in the present, except when he's reminiscing.
'What career?' you might ask. What career indeed.
Since 2014, Eugene has performed several stand-ups at no-one's request (yet to die on stage; click the link for some proof) and compered a Brockley Deli gig night, normally hosted by Phoebe Osborne of Penniless Cove fame.
He performed three songs (as Habib) at the Brockley Deli (see profile image), as part of the 2016 Brockley Max Festival, two of which are as yet unreleased, titled Circular reasoning and This is no place for lovers.
They may well continue to be the case for the foreseeable future, as he is currently working on producing a volume of Skits'n'Giggles (please see Discography below) which has been progress for longer than he can remember now (think Chinese Democracy, if it helps). Eugene is said to be actively considering semi-retirement during such periods of inactivity.
In August 2017, Eugene performed yet another stand-up, this time a full show called The New Number 2, at the London branch of Ziferblat – the living room venue's first-ever stand up show (again, no-one asked for it). An audio recording has since surfaced on Soundcloud. This was followed by a short set as part of a roster of comedians on the first-ever incarnation of Stand Up At Central hosted by Lena Margereta at the Picturehouse Central cinema in London.
He has since returned to musical affairs, releasing the minor work 20 cre8teen in the summer of 2018, and making a lot of noises in the right direction of 'doing more of the singing and dancing lark' (UPDATE: he has since stopped that nonsense again).
Eugene has also been immortalised in comic strip form (Habs & Rammers), a sketch dedicated to illustrating the often flippant remarks he makes during trivial conversations.
He otherwise spends much of his time attempting to compose song cycles on various themes, many of which are aborted or are deleted (hence titles in red), hence the quality of his titling is often superior to his actual artistic output.
Other mildly averting musical initiatives
Habs & Rammers sketches
February 2016 – Text back
January 2016 – Star Wars: Awoken with force
Appearances / Performances
July 2015 – Lupus Albus, St Giles-in-the-Fields
December 2015 – Acoustic gig night, Brockley Deli
May 2016 – Brockley Acoustic Mini Music Fest, Brockley Deli
August 2017 – The New Number 2, Ziferblat London
August 2017 – Stand-Up At Central, Picturehouse Central
February 2019 – Five-minute set at the Lion's Den Comedy Car Crash, Bar Rumba