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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Dec
3
9:00 pm21:00

Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Featuring the inspirational vocals, and heavyweight horn and rhythm sections, Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys are straight out of the world of Blues and Soul, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. 

The band features some of the most experienced and in demand musicians on the scene who have performed with the likes of Paloma Faith, Kylie Minogue and many other top recording artists. Band members have performed at venues including Ronnie Scotts, the Jazz Cafe and the O2. 

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

Bulleit Bourbon presents The Fobo Jug Band
Dec
4
9:00 pm21:00

Bulleit Bourbon presents The Fobo Jug Band

This evening of live music and cocktails is courtesy of Bulleit Bourbon. 

There will be a free live set from the wonderful FoBo Jug Band, who are sure to get the feet stomping with Mississippi Delta numbers played on the harp, piano, guitar and washboard.

We will also be offering a special menu of expertly crafted, reduced price cocktails featuring Bulleit. 

Ewan Bleach
Dec
5
9:00 pm21:00

Ewan Bleach

Ewan Bleach is a clarinettist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in swing and blues. He has a large repertoire of rare old songs ranging from the rough laggy blues songs of the 20s to the rich luscious ballads of the early 40s referencing artists such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmy Rodgers. 

Ewan runs some regular music nights in London including the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds, Dalston and The Golden Era of Jazz at Jamboree, Vauxhall. 

Hendrick's presents Harry Sankey & Sara Dowling
Dec
6
9:00 pm21:00

Hendrick's presents Harry Sankey & Sara Dowling

We are delighted to present an evening of gin and jazz courtesy of our friends at Hendrick's.

We will have free live jazz from the wonderful Harry Sankey. Harry is one of most exciting young jazz guitarists in London, after recent shows at Ronnie Scotts, The 606 and Kansas Smitty's jazz club he is joined for this performance by the inimitable fresh talent of vocalist Sara Dowling. Dowling has taken the UK jazz scene by storm in 2016 with performances at The 606, The Hideaway and numerous jazz clubs throughout the country. These two young exponents of jazz are joined by some of the most established musicians of their generation, on drums the world class Steve Brown and on Double Bass multi-instrumentalist Dave Chamberlain. The band will perform songs from the golden era of jazz and some original tunes by Dowling.

We will have a delightful menu of gin cocktails on offer at reduced prices throughout the evening. Music from 9pm. 

The Mighty Son Calypsando
Dec
7
9:00 pm21:00

The Mighty Son Calypsando

Sixty years ago Calypso arrived in London direct from the beating heart of the Caribbean. Son Calypsando pick up the trail, updating and expanding, adding their own accents they’ve picked up from their diverse heritage that spans from Cuba to West Africa and adapting them reflect the ever-changing mix of the capital today. They’ve uncovered a treasure trove of Calypso classics from area dons like Lord Invader, Mighty Sparrow, Count Lasher and Andre Toussaint and brought them into sharp 21-st century focus, making a joyful noise to get your body moving, with lyrics to put a smile on your face. From the Caribbean to London, from living history into the future, it’s the new roots sound for today. 

Pinstripe Reduit
Dec
8
9:00 pm21:00

Pinstripe Reduit

Pinstripe Reduit is a high energy and fun swing quartet featuring piano/vocals, sax, bass and drums. The smaller version of the popular Pinstripe Suit band which has a residency at our sister bar Nightjar, performances feature much of the same repertoire of classic swing music including lots of tunes giving the audience the chance to participate with 'shout outs', such as Just A Gigalo, Minnie the Moocher, Hey Pachuco (as featured in The Mask) and Gimme That Wine.

Rabbit Foot Spasm Band
Dec
10
9:00 pm21:00

Rabbit Foot Spasm Band

This 5-piece band has everything a speakeasy frequenter could want: a horn section with a Baritone Saxophone (one must have resonance), a Shakespeare-referencing, kazoo-playing bandleader, and an array of talented members with unique 1920s gangster epithets. When they’re not ransacking the West Country for fast food, they’re recording phonographic wax cylinders, referencing black and white cinema and generally celebrating the culture of the early 20th century.

Click on the link below to their album 'Party Seven' 

+ LATE SET

Rabbit Foot Spasm Band  will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

Dom Pipkin plays piano
Dec
12
9:00 pm21:00

Dom Pipkin plays piano

Piano from London, soul from New Orleans. The ever-popular, always wonderful Dom Pipkin plays New Orleans jazz piano; taking inspiration from Professor Longhair, Huey "Piano" Smith, Lee Dorsey and James Booker.

Errol Linton Trio
Dec
13
9:00 pm21:00

Errol Linton Trio

We are delighted to present an evening of blues and whiskey cocktails courtesy of our friends at Woodford Reserve.

We'll have live music from the wonderful Errol Linton Trio. Errol fuses his unique Brixton Blues sings of contemporary urban hassles with his distinctive reggae flavoured songs. Playing his rousing harmonica into the night which he mastered and developed through years of entertaining the masses as a busker on the London underground, this is a night to delight. 

Music from 9pm. We'll be offering a menu of delicious, reduced price Woodford Reserve cocktails all night.

Baraka
Dec
14
9:00 pm21:00

Baraka

Baraka is a London-based jazz band, creating and performing their own material. You'll hear sounds and influences from South African swing, Caribbean shuffle and Brazilian beats, all fused in London's musical melting pot. Their debut album will be released in early 2016. Listen to Baraka on Soundcloud and follow on Facebook.

A Night of African Delight
Dec
15
9:00 pm21:00

A Night of African Delight

A night celebrating the music of West Africa sipped to Elephant Gin, a spirit that takes rare African ingredients as some of its fourteen botanicals to create a distinctive flavour that was awarded Spirit of the Year 2016. The company also gives back to African wildlife by donating 15% of its proceeds to two Elephant foundations in Africa. 

The Hilife Allstars are a collective of the cream of UK-based West African musicians who have recently come together to play some of the classic repertoire of the past 70 years of the hilife genre, plus their own originals in this style. Featured musicians include Nana Tsiboe, 
the amazing vocalist and percussionist who has played with everyone from Ali Farka Toure to Marvin Gaye; Adesos Wallace, the imposing veteran pan-African vocalist and drummer with roots in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria; Kodjovi Kush, bass player, vocalist from Togo; Phil Dawson, a British guitar player who has worked with the top artists from all corners of Africa.

The Fallen Heroes
Dec
17
9:00 pm21:00

The Fallen Heroes

Brothers Emile and Ben Martyn combine years spent playing music across the globe; Emile in New Orleans alongside Fats Domino's musicians when not on the road, and Ben playing rhythm ‘n’ blues in his own band as guitarist, pianist and singer both in the U.S and in London. 

They cover the music of great American musicians such as Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Elvis as well as original music that blend New Orleans music with the sounds and experiences of living back in London

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

Tim Penn on Piano
Dec
19
9:00 pm21:00

Tim Penn on Piano

Tim Penn's influences and repertoire range from ragtime and stride and the old blues songs of the 1920s, the New Orleans rhumba rhythms of Professor Longhair, a pinch of 50s/60s soul-jazz and some straight R&B from the likes of Ray Charles and Amos Milburn. Take all this, and then finally season with a sprinkling of his own songs, which reference styles such as Hoagy Carmichael at one moment and southern Swamp Rock or Bob Dylan the next, and the recipe is complete and ready.

See his write up on Blues Revolution

Appleton presents the Maskaradin' Troubadours
Dec
20
9:00 pm21:00

Appleton presents the Maskaradin' Troubadours

We're thrilled to present an evening of Jamaican rum and calypso courtesy of our friends at Appleton rum.

The Maskaradin' Troubadours are a collection of funky individuals whose love of Calypso and Carnival grooves brings them together to form a tight unit. Led by Lord Spicer, they bring you classic numbers by the greats (Kitchener, De Leon, Sparrow) revamped with a modern sound and sensibility. Incorporating Mardi Gras tunes from the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, and beyond, the Troubadours have got a little something for everyone. 

We'll have a delectable menu of reduced price Appleton tipples on all night with free live music from 9pm. 

The Sugar Kings
Dec
21
9:00 pm21:00

The Sugar Kings

The Sugar Kings Cuban quartet present Son, vintage Mambo, Guaracha, Bolero and Cha Cha Cha

Topshelf Bootleg Trio
Dec
22
9:00 pm21:00

Topshelf Bootleg Trio

We always look forward to this 'Filthy Swing' outfit brought to us by the illustrious Fred Snow and his Top Shelf Band. 

Since 2004, The Top Shelf Band has made appearances the length and breadth of the U.K. & Europe, Brazil & Australia. They have replaced Jools Holland in his absence; closed Glastonbury 2011; been hired by Mark Ronson and have already supported Camille O’Sullivan, Paloma Faith, Brian Ferry & Buena Vista Social Club.

The Bootleg Trio consists of a rhythm guitar, vocals, bass and piano and tonight they will be pumping out their fabulous repertoire of Filthy, Zombie Swing for all and sundry. No one is safe.

Strange Cargo
Dec
23
9:00 pm21:00

Strange Cargo

Strange Cargo is a new band fronted by singer-guitarist Laurence Corns who is equally at home in the 1930s swing style as he is playing Mbira music from Zimbabwe. 

Comprising soothsayer horns Idris Raman and Robin Hopcraft, the innovative guitar sound of Rob Updegraff and Jay Darwish with Saleem Raman on bass and drums, you can expect three-part harmonies, grooves from all over the african continent and colourful horn arrangements wrapped up in to songs that reflect the London background of all of the musicians. You won't find another band like these guys, they are truly a Strange Cargo. 

+ LATE SET

The band will also play a Late Set from 11:30pm. £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

Closed
Dec
24
Dec 28

Closed

We are closed today.

Merry Christmas!

Topshelf Bootleg Trio
Dec
29
9:00 pm21:00

Topshelf Bootleg Trio

We always look forward to this 'Filthy Swing' outfit brought to us by the illustrious Fred Snow and his Top Shelf Band. 

Since 2004, The Top Shelf Band has made appearances the length and breadth of the U.K. & Europe, Brazil & Australia. They have replaced Jools Holland in his absence; closed Glastonbury 2011; been hired by Mark Ronson and have already supported Camille O’Sullivan, Paloma Faith, Brian Ferry & Buena Vista Social Club.

The Bootleg Trio consists of a rhythm guitar, vocals, bass and piano and tonight they will be pumping out their fabulous repertoire of Filthy, Zombie Swing for all and sundry. No one is safe.

The Boneshaker
Dec
30
9:00 pm21:00

The Boneshaker

The Boneshaker conjure up a heady cocktail of vintage jazz, razzamatazz and beyond from the Latin social clubs of Cuba and Argentina with their salsas, tangos and mambos.  One moment dark and moody the next romantic and bubbly. Summed up in the lines,"There may be trouble ahead…Let’s face the music and dance".  Music of a decadent and illicit affair played on honking sax and clarinet, dazzling violin, clattering percussion, bass and resonating guitar.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11.30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

NYE 2016
Dec
31
9:00 pm21:00

NYE 2016

We'd love you to join us to ring in 2017 in high-style with live music from the amazing Miss Hoodoo & the Delta Boys.

Featuring the inspirational vocals, and heavyweight horn and rhythm sections, Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys are straight out of the world of Blues and Soul, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. The band features some of the most experienced and in demand musicians on the scene who have performed with the likes of Paloma Faith and Kylie Minogue and at venues including Ronnie Scotts, the Jazz Cafe and the O2.

Guests will be welcomed on the night with champagne and canapés and will enjoy music into the very late hours/early morning. Our bar team will be creating a celebratory cocktail tasting menu of five Oriole favourites especially for the party, our kitchen will have a seasonal menu of canapés running throughout the evening and, of course, a champagne toast at midnight.

Tickets are all-inclusive £150 per person and include all drinks, food and entertainment for the evening. Dress Code: Sharp suits and cocktail dresses. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dan Nash
Jan
2
9:00 pm21:00

Dan Nash

Dan’s music harks back to the roots of early rent party/juke playing and ragtime. His performances encompass the whole acoustic blues genre from the hard bottleneck blues of the Mississippi Delta to the intricate finger-picking and ragtime styles of Texas and the Carolinas.

Following a tour of the USA between 2007-9, Dan has built a large following in his hometown of London, especially amongst the blues/swing dance communities and local roots clubs. Dan’s deep and rough-edged vocals are reminiscent of the Delta style from which the blues emanates. This performance is not to be missed.

Topshelf Bootleg Trio
Jan
4
9:00 pm21:00

Topshelf Bootleg Trio

We always look forward to this 'Filthy Swing' outfit brought to us by the illustrious Fred Snow and his Top Shelf Band. 

Since 2004, The Top Shelf Band has made appearances the length and breadth of the U.K. & Europe, Brazil & Australia. They have replaced Jools Holland in his absence; closed Glastonbury 2011; been hired by Mark Ronson and have already supported Camille O’Sullivan, Paloma Faith, Brian Ferry & Buena Vista Social Club.

The Bootleg Trio consists of a rhythm guitar, vocals, bass and piano and tonight they will be pumping out their fabulous repertoire of Filthy, Zombie Swing for all and sundry. No one is safe.

Kai Hoffman Quartet
Jan
5
9:00 pm21:00

Kai Hoffman Quartet

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Kai is a multiple BBC Jazz Award winner and long-time resident at Ronnie Scott's in Soho.

Come and see one of London's best swing jazz singers perform with her quartet, bringing with her a lot of glamour and not a little sass. 

[Kai] is the whole package from head to toe
— Jazzwise Magazine
The Boneshaker
Jan
6
9:00 pm21:00

The Boneshaker

The Boneshaker conjure up a heady cocktail of razzamatazz jazz from the roaring 20s and beyond with exotic rhythms from the Latin quarter, tangos, salsas and mambos.  French chanson rubs shoulders with the Weimar Cabaret while film noir soundtracks mingle with the Klezmer-esque and the quaintly curious confections of the golden age of jazz. The Boneshaker features thrilling three part harmonies, virtuoso romantic violin, soaring sax and clarinet accompanied by a swinging rhythm section featuring vintage percussion to create an inimitable musical and visual Boneshaker event. 

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

Pinstripe Suit
Jan
7
9:00 pm21:00

Pinstripe Suit

Pinstripe Suit is a high-octane six-piece swing and vocal jazz ensemble run by London-based jazz singer/pianist Robin Phillips. The band includes both female and male vocals and a super tight two-piece brass section.

Featuring original arrangements by Robin, this energetic ensemble specialises in classic swing music from across the 20th century as well as the high-energy swing revival music of the 1990s, as featured in films such as ‘Swingers’ and ‘The Mask’.

+ LATE SET

Pinstripe will also be playing a Late Set from 11.30. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

Dom Pipkin on Piano
Jan
9
9:00 pm21:00

Dom Pipkin on Piano

Taking inspiration from Professor Longhair, Huey "Piano" Smith, Lee Dorsey and James Booker, this is an evening of outstanding New Orleans-style jazz, blues and funk piano.

Dom Pipkin is a piano player from London UK who taught himself the blues alongside "the grades" as a kid, dug into jazz sometime after, and was booted out of the Royal Academy Of Music sometime in '92. He now tours with Paloma Faith and leads his own group - The Iko's - who play every first Saturday of the month at the Nightjar alongside sets from DJ Lil' Koko.

Pinstripe Réduit
Jan
12
9:00 pm21:00

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Reduit is a high energy and fun swing quartet featuring piano/vocals, sax, bass and drums. The smaller version of the popular Pinstripe Suit band which has a residency at our sister bar Nightjar, performances feature much of the same repertoire of classic swing music including lots of tunes giving the audience the chance to participate with 'shout outs', such as Just A Gigalo, Minnie the Moocher, Hey Pachuco (as featured in The Mask) and Gimme That Wine.

Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra
Jan
13
9:00 pm21:00

Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra

In his flagship project, Benoit directs an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians in a manner reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Charles Trenet at the very height of their popularity. His authentic vocal renditions of French chanson, Swing, Jive, Russian folk, Charleston, Latin American dance music have captivated audiences across the UK and all over Europe, Russia and the Far East. Benoit's successful tours in Italy, France, Belgium, Croatia, Russia and Japan are testament to the orchestra's dazzling mix of high-energy multi-instrumental virtuosity and effortless melody, guaranteed to have audiences on their feet and in each others' arms. "

"Effortlessly sweep you away on sonic gossamer wings to the happy, happy place of your choice"
- Vintage Rock Magazine

"A very distinctive French sound with a nostalgic, happy and romantic feel" 
- Royal Albert Hall

+ Late Set

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

Rabbit Foot Spasm Band
Jan
14
9:00 pm21:00

Rabbit Foot Spasm Band

This 5-piece band resides in the depths of the West Country, coming to the fore whenever an authentic swing jazz band is called for. A horn section with a Baritone Saxophone (one must have resonance), a Shakespeare-referencing, kazoo-playing bandleader, and an array of talented members with unique 1920s gangster epithets.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

Noisy and raucous and dangerously sexy jazz
— BBC Radio 6
Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Jan
20
9:00 pm21:00

Kai Hoffman and her Kombo

Kai loves the music of the 50s – from rhythm and blues to rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll to New Orleans, with a sprinkling of mambo and a dash of Kai’s own vintage-inspired original material.

Kai Hoffman and her Kombo is made up of Kai Hoffman, lead vocals, Dan Faulkner on saxophone (Glenn Miller Orchestra), Simon Picton on guitar (Sugar T and the Swells), Liam Dunachie on piano (Jivestar), Dave O’Brien on bass (Basin Street Brawlers), and Mez Clough on drums (Si Cranstoun).  

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 111:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

 

 

Swing Ninjas
Jan
26
9:00 pm21:00

Swing Ninjas

The Swing Ninjas perform their perfect combination of dirty horn jazz, stomping swing and 3-part vocal harmony, incorporating the unusual helicon (tuba) alongside saxophone and maccaferri guitar.  

Strange Cargo
Jan
27
9:00 pm21:00

Strange Cargo

Three part harmonies, grooves from all over the African continent, colourful horn arrangements, interlocking guitar patterns all wrapped up into songs that reflect the London


The Boneshaker
Dec
2
9:00 pm21:00

The Boneshaker

The Boneshaker conjure up a heady cocktail of vintage jazz, razzamatazz and beyond from the Latin social clubs of Cuba and Argentina with their salsas, tangos and mambos.  One moment dark and moody, the next romantic and bubbly. Summed up in the lines,"There may be trouble ahead...let’s face the music and dance". Music of a decadent and illicit affair played on honking sax and clarinet, dazzling violin, clattering percussion, bass and resonating guitar.

+ Late Set

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

The Black & Blue Jazz Band
Dec
1
9:00 pm21:00

The Black & Blue Jazz Band

Fronted by unique and versatile singer Alexandra Gray, The Black & Blue Jazz band have joyful, authentic approach to early jazz and a serious approach to the gut wrenching blues. Citing Dinah Washington and Nina Simone as major influences, Alexandra Gray is sassy, sexy, and seriously soulful.  Her band features the crème de la crème of London jazz musicians who have played for Jools Holland and Quincey Jones among others.

Monkey Shoulder presents Gaspar Sena Trio
Nov
29
9:00 pm21:00

Monkey Shoulder presents Gaspar Sena Trio

The Gaspar Sena Trio is a tribute to the classic jazz repertoire; a project put together to try and look further into the American song book and the sound of Bop - capturing the sound and groove of the era with their own unique interpretation.

As a result of the generous support of Monkey Shoulder we'll have delicious whisky cocktails at happy prices and the live music is free from 9pm.

Joe Strouzer
Nov
28
9:00 pm21:00

Joe Strouzer

A harmonica player, blues shouter and guitar picker, Joe Strouzer sings songs from his travels from Newcastle to New Orleans and a hell of a lot of places in between.  His driving resonator guitar is coupled with true harmonica voodoo and biting songwriting of modern trouble, heartpains, moonlit trysts, drinking and devilment, peppered with a rich history of blues. Joe performs his music as a duo with Rebekah Bouche on double bass (you may know her from Mojo Hand or Bouche) or as a trio with a drummer as well.

Hennessy Jazz Jam
Nov
27
9:00 pm21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

Led by expert multi-instrumentalist Duncan Hemstock, the Hennessy Jazz Jam brings together some of London's best musicians playing vintage jazz music.

The 20s and 30s gave birth to Jazz with large-scale bands accompanying dancing feet well into the early hours of the evening. Big bands travelled across America, Europe and into Asia and were seen as an essential part of a cocktail evening out. 

Thanks to the sponsorship of Hennessy Fine to Cognac, we are able to recreate the thrill and fun of those historic nights, drinking cocktails to excellent music. 

THE TOP SHELF BAND
Nov
26
9:00 pm21:00

THE TOP SHELF BAND

Led by the illustrious Fred snow, the Top Shelf Band are a stomping swing outfit, entirely reinventing the old style of entertainment with their own inimitable style. Guests can expect all out revelry and expert musicianship such as we’ve come to expect from this fabulous band.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

Elephant Gin presents the Hilife Allstars
Nov
24
9:00 pm21:00

Elephant Gin presents the Hilife Allstars

A night celebrating the music of West Africa sipped to Elephant Gin, a spirit that takes rare African ingredients as some of its fourteen botanicals to create a distinctive flavour that was awarded Spirit of the Year 2016. The company also gives back to African wildlife by donating 15% of its proceeds to two Elephant foundations in Africa. 

The Hilife Allstars are a collective of the cream of UK-based West African musicians who have recently come together to play some of the classic repertoire of the past 70 years of the hilife genre, plus their own originals in this style. Featured musicians include Nana Tsiboe, 
the amazing vocalist and percussionist who has played with everyone from Ali Farka Toure to Marvin Gaye; Adesos Wallace, the imposing veteran pan-African vocalist and drummer with roots in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria; Kodjovi Kush, bass player, vocalist from Togo; Phil Dawson, a British guitar player who has worked with the top artists from all corners of Africa.

Our 1st Birthday
Nov
23
9:00 pm21:00

Our 1st Birthday

Join us to celebrate our 1st Birthday with FREE live music and some delicious special tipples. Each guest will be treated to a complimentary Birthday cocktail and chocolate truffle. And we'll be running a menu of celebratory cocktail specials for £8. 

We look forward to celebrating with our favourite 'Filthy Swing' outfit, brought to us by the illustrious Fred Snow and his Top Shelf Band. 

Since 2004, The Top Shelf Band has made appearances the length and breadth of the U.K. & Europe, Brazil & Australia. They have replaced Jools Holland in his absence; closed Glastonbury 2011; been hired by Mark Ronson and have already supported Camille O’Sullivan, Paloma Faith, Brian Ferry & Buena Vista Social Club.

The Bootleg Trio consists of a rhythm guitar, vocals, bass and piano and tonight they will be pumping out their fabulous repertoire of Filthy, Zombie Swing for all and sundry. No one is safe.

Akashi Tai Sake Masterclass + James Brotherston on piano
Nov
22
9:00 pm21:00

Akashi Tai Sake Masterclass + James Brotherston on piano

We are delighted to be hosting this sake masterclass with Akashi Tai.

Guests will learn about the crafting of this unique and excellent brand and have the opportunity to taste some delicious expressions of sake. We'll even sake-kissed canapes from our kitchen. 

Tickets are free but we recommend booking as places fill up fast! The session will start at 5:45pm; we ask guests to arrive 15 mins early.

Afterwards, from 9pm, there will be free live blues from the wonderful James Brotherston.

Wild Turkey: The Dime Notes
Nov
20
9:00 pm21:00

Wild Turkey: The Dime Notes

Thanks to Wild Turkey, we're delighted to present a night of cocktails and jazz with The Dime Notes. 

The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920’s New Orleans jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blueses, and forgotten gems of the era from musicians such as Johnny Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton and Red Nichols.

We'll be serving up some excellent bourbon based cocktails at a reduced rate, courtesy of the brand. 

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The Black&Blue Jazz Band
Nov
17
9:00 pm21:00

The Black&Blue Jazz Band

 

Fronted by unique and versatile singer Alexandra Gray, The Black & Blue Jazz band have joyful, authentic approach to early jazz and a serious approach to the gut wrenching blues. Citing Dinah Washington and Nina Simone as major influences, Alexandra Gray is sassy, sexy, and seriously soulful.  Her band features the crème de la crème of London jazz musicians who have played for Jools Holland and Quincey Jones among others.

The Sugar Kings
Nov
16
9:00 pm21:00

The Sugar Kings

From the gambling dens of pre-revolution Havana, where the sweet smell of cigars hung thick in the air and the aged rum flowed, "The Sugar Kings" Cuban quartet present Son, vintage Mambo, Guaracha, Bolero and Cha Cha Cha…with vocal harmonies, exciting rhythms and abounding Cuban sunshine.

Grey Goose presents Luca Filastro Trio
Nov
15
9:00 pm21:00

Grey Goose presents Luca Filastro Trio

We are delighted to present this evening of vodka cocktails and jazz courtesy of our friends at Grey Goose. 

We will have live jazz courtesy of the Luca Filastro Trio. Italian pianist maestro Luca Filastro is making serious waves in the jazz world. At only 24 he is already being regarded as one of the top stride pianists in the world. Heavily influenced by Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and even Louis Armstrong his versatility and musicianship is in high demand from Rome to New York. The trio will be playing hot jazz and swing.

Music from 9pm and a delicious menu of Grey Goose cocktails for £8 all night!

Tim Penn on piano
Nov
14
9:00 pm21:00

Tim Penn on piano

Tim Penn's influences and repertoire range from ragtime and stride and the old blues songs of the 1920s, the New Orleans rhumba rhythms of Professor Longhair, a pinch of 50s/60s soul-jazz and some straight R&B from the likes of Ray Charles and Amos Milburn. Take all this, and then finally season with a sprinkling of his own songs, which reference styles such as Hoagy Carmichael at one moment and southern Swamp Rock or Bob Dylan the next, and the recipe is complete and ready.
 

Don Julio presents Los Musicos
Nov
13
9:00 pm21:00

Don Julio presents Los Musicos

We are delighted to present a night of tropical music with Los Musicos thanks to kind sponsorship from Don Julio tequila. 

Don Julio Gonzalez revolutionised the tequila market with his different approach to planting and harvesting the Blue Weber Agave, allowing more space and time for the plant to mature and producing as a result a smoother, more flavourful tequila. Within Don Julio's short iconic bottle is a celebration of the spirit of Mexico, sun-baked and slow roasted in the highlands of Jalisco. 

We look forward to showcasing Don Julio in reduced price cocktails from Oriole's menu, including the ever-popular Cortez the Killer. This tequila twist on a Manhattan combines Don Julio Reposado with balsamic vermouth and agave tonka syrup. 
 

Boca Nova
Nov
9
9:00 pm21:00

Boca Nova

Continuing our programme of excellent international music, the Boca Nova group dip into the rich musical heritage of Brazil to bring you a selection of bossa novas, sambas and originals.

Felix Barnes – trumpet, Daniel Nash – guitar; Pablo Blanco – percussion; Nico Cabrera – Bass

Havana Club presents Son Guaranchando
Nov
8
9:00 pm21:00

Havana Club presents Son Guaranchando

Son music originated in Cuba around the turn of the 20th Century, combining elements of Spanish cancion and African rhythms and percussion instruments of Bantu. It grew to global popularity in the 1930s (one of our favourite decades!) and remains one of Cuba's defining national styles of music.

Son Guarachando are one of the foremost exponents of Cuban Son, salsa and Latin Music working in the UK. They are fronted by vocalist Adriana Lord from Havana who has worked with the likes of William Vivanco, Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club) and NG La Banda. Indiviually the band members have been at the apex of Latin music scenes of Colombia, Spain, Cuba and the UK. To see the band in action click on the youtube link.

As a result of the generous support of Havana Club, we are also able to offer a special menu of cocktails at reduced prices (from just £6) featuring Havana Club 3 Yr and Anejo Especial (above), including classics such as daiquiris as well as some more creative twists from our legendary bar team.

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Ewan Bleach on piano
Nov
7
9:00 pm21:00

Ewan Bleach on piano

Ewan Bleach is a clarinettist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in swing and blues. He has a large repertoire of rare old songs ranging from the rough laggy blues songs of the 20s to the rich luscious ballads of the early 40s referencing artists such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmy Rodgers. 

Ewan runs some regular music nights in London including the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds, Dalston and The Golden Era of Jazz at Jamboree, Vauxhall. 

Woodford Reserve presents Hot Rock Pilgrims
Nov
6
9:00 pm21:00

Woodford Reserve presents Hot Rock Pilgrims

Thanks to Woodford Reserve bourbon we present a night of Bluegrass with The Hot Rock Pilgrims, an old-time supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England.

Woodford reserve sits quietly on the banks of Glenn's Creek in Woodford county. The classic triple copper pot distilled, small batch bourbon has become infamous over the last 20 years. Along with the 200 plus years that predates it, when Old Oscar Pepper was making whiskey there. 

We'll be serving some classics along with our own creations featuring Woodford Reserve and champagne. All this while the Hot Rock Pilgrims lead you on on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.

Miss Hoodoo and The Delta Boys
Nov
5
9:00 pm21:00

Miss Hoodoo and The Delta Boys

Featuring the inspirational vocals, and heavyweight horn and rhythm sections, Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys are straight out of the world of Blues and Soul, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. 

The band features some of the most experienced and in demand musicians on the scene who have performed with the likes of Paloma Faith, Kylie Minogue and many other top recording artists. Band members have performed at venues including Ronnie Scotts, the Jazz Cafe and the O2. 

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

The Mighty Son Calypsando
Nov
2
9:00 pm21:00

The Mighty Son Calypsando

Sixty years ago Calypso arrived in London direct from the beating heart of the Caribbean. Son Calypsando pick up the trail, updating and expanding, adding their own accents they’ve picked up from their diverse heritage that spans from Cuba to West Africa and adapting them reflect the ever-changing mix of the capital today. They’ve uncovered a treasure trove of Calypso classics from area dons like Lord Invader, Mighty Sparrow, Count Lasher and Andre Toussaint and brought them into sharp 21-st century focus, making a joyful noise to get your body moving, with lyrics to put a smile on your face. From the Caribbean to London, from living history into the future, it’s the new roots sound for today!

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Maxxium Bourbon Masterclass
Nov
1
7:00 pm19:00

Maxxium Bourbon Masterclass

We are delighted to be hosting this masterclass in partnership with Maxxium on their range of bourbon whiskeys. 

Led by whisky aficionado David Miles, guests will learn about a range of bourbons and be treated to tastings of a selection of brands. We'll even have bourbon-kissed canapes from our kitchen to go with the session.

Tickets are free but places are limited so we recommend booking in advance!

Afterwards there will be live music from Joe Strouzer from 9pm. 

Spirited Suppers: Day of The Dead Dinner
Oct
31
7:00 pm19:00

Spirited Suppers: Day of The Dead Dinner

We are excited to be hosting this unique pairing supper with Speciality Brands and agave aficionado Gaby Moncada. 

Our head chef Gustavo has been working with Gaby to create this exquisite four course meal; each course paired with an artisanal expression of agave, tequila or mezcal. The menu is a stunning combination of our Nikkei-inspired dishes with a Mexican twist. 

Guests will be treated to a Tommy's Margarita with Tapatio Blanco on arrival. There will be an amuse bouche of tomatillo verdita, a starter of either prawn, palm hart & scallop ceviche or churros w/ goat-curd & truffle agave syrup.  The main course will be a choice of duck w/ mole poblano, queso fresco & puree de camote or amarillo mole w/ cauliflower, topinambur & yucca. To finish, a delicious raw chocolate, chilli & avocado crema w/ queso crema nachos. Each of these courses will be specially paired with a different expression of agave with Gaby on hand to explain the flavours and crafting of each spirit. To finish off the evening there will be a Blood and Sand Oriole-style with Illegal Reposado. 

Tickets for the cocktails, supper and tasting are £40pp. This Spirited Supper starts from 7pm so guests are invited to arrive at least 30 minutes before. *Please note we are now SOLD OUT for this supper.

There will be FREE live music from Los Musicos from 9pm and a special menu of tequila-based cocktails all night, thanks to Speciality Drinks.

Hendrick's presents Vitality Jazz band
Oct
30
9:00 pm21:00

Hendrick's presents Vitality Jazz band

Hendrick's sponsors a night of FREE live music with the Vitality Jazz band.

Formed in 2015 and initially developing out of a series of informal workshop sessions in South London, the Vitality Five are an all-star quintet dedicated to performing and recording authentic 1920s small-group jazz. Specialising in the kind of blistering ‘hot stomps’ inspired by the records of the California Ramblers, Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers, Johnny Dodds’ Hometown Band and others, the Five include sensational virtuosi from the UK, USA and Australia.

Mr. MICHAEL McQUAID : Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
Mr. DAVID HORNIBLOW : Clarinet & Bass Saxophone
Mr. ANDREW OLIVER : Pianoforte
Mr. MARTIN WHEATLEY : Guitar & Banjo
Mr. NICHOLAS D. BALL : Percussion

We will be serving a reduced priced menu of Hendrick's cocktails all night.

Ish Kabibble
Oct
29
9:00 pm21:00

Ish Kabibble

'Clarinet, dog house, trumpet, spoons, drums sticks, nice trousers, bad jumpers, dance moves, swing grooves, shiny shoes, a little blues and too much booze. We bring a lot and take a little'. Ish kabibble play swing and klezmer songs written by dead people that will make you feel very much alive. This will be fun!

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

Hot Rock Pilgrims
Oct
28
9:00 pm21:00

Hot Rock Pilgrims

We present a night of Bluegrass with The Hot Rock Pilgrims, an old-time supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England who will lead you on on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

Wild Turkey presents Smitty's Big Four
Oct
25
9:00 pm21:00

Wild Turkey presents Smitty's Big Four

Thanks to Wild Turkey we have a night with Smitty's Big Four. Here is a night for the music of Sidney Bechet and the upbeat swing of New Orleans. 

Its deep auburn colour gives away how long Wild Turkey rests on wood, drawing out its distinctly caramel and vanilla flavours. Jimmy Russell, the world's longest tenured Master Distiller confirms that there is more depth to Wild Turkey's smell than can ever be tasted, and he would know. A long, rich, full bodied finish is exactly what you would expect from this unique bourbon.

We'll be serving up some excellent bourbon based cocktails at reduced prices courtesy of the brand.