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Christian Prior
Aug
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Christian Prior

Christian is a versatile pianist, organist and vocalist specialising in Jazz, Blues and early Rock 'n' Roll. He is the lead vocalist and pianist / organist for the exciting London based bands, 'The Gin Trap House Band' and 'The Gin Trap Organ Trio'.

His vast influences include Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Oscar Peterson, Lennie Tristano, Dr. John and Fats Waller to name a few. He is equally happy grooving to some boogie woogie piano, stomping to some stride or playing some swinging bebop.

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TJ Johnson on piano
Aug
22
9:00pm 9:00pm

TJ Johnson on piano

TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel and is influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more.  

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Vitality Three
Aug
23
9:00pm 9:00pm

Vitality Three

THE FAMOUS “VITALITY THREE” JAZZ BAND
Featuring internationally-renowned Syncopators:

Mr. DAVID HORNIBLOW : Clarinet
Mr. ANDREW OLIVER : Pianoforte
Mr. NICHOLAS D. BALL : Traps & Washboard

A spinoff project from the Vitality Five, the Vitality Three is dedicated to performing and recording authentic 1920s jazz in the original “piano trio” format. This often-neglected repertoire ranges from Scott Joplin rags and transcriptions of Jelly Roll Morton’s famous trio sides to new explorations of the work of luminaries such as Jimmy Lytell, Barney Bigard and Omer Simeon. Another unusual specialism is the captivating down-home ‘washboard band’ repertoire of Johnny Dodds and Jimmie O’Bryant. The Vitality Three are committed to the preservation and unstoppable energy of the clarinet/piano/drums trio at its most stomping.

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Black & Blue Jazz Band
Aug
24
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

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The Boneshaker
Aug
25
9:00pm 9:00pm

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. 

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Rabbit Foot Spasm Band
Aug
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

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
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Havana Club presents Sugar Kings
Aug
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Havana Club presents Sugar Kings

We're delighted to present an evening of Cuban music and delicious rum cocktails courtesy of Havana Club.  

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 trio present their repertoire of son cubano, vintage mambo and cha cha cha. Featuring Flavio Correaon percussion & vocals, Elpidio Caicedo on baby bass & vocals and Daniel Carnago Cuban on tres guitar & vocals.

As a result of the generous support of Havana Club, we are also able to offer a special menu of cocktails at reduced prices featuring Havana Club all night along with free live music courtesy of the brand. 

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Appleton present Jaybirds
Aug
29
9:00pm 9:00pm

Appleton present Jaybirds

We're delighted to present an evening of live music and delicious rum cocktails courtesy of Appleton.

The Jaybirds are a jazz- reggae trio who also delve into the music of Cuba and the Caribbean. Their main aim is to have fun, so grab yourself a drink of rum and get down.

As a result of the generous support of Appleton, we are also able to offer a special menu of cocktails at reduced prices featuring Appleton all night along with free live music courtesy of the brand.

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Dan Nash Trio
Aug
30
9:00pm 9:00pm

Dan Nash Trio

Dan Nash 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.

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Mademoiselle Loulou Orchestra
Aug
31
9:00pm 9:00pm

Mademoiselle Loulou Orchestra

Mlle. Loulou is a  French accordionist and singer who plays with the finest jazz musicians of London. The band conjures a romantic, vintage Parisian spirit, taking the audience back to bygone era. Their expansive repertoire ranges from the French 'titi' to the irresistible dance grooves of South America. Expect Swing, Tango, Cumbia, French Chanson and Musette music, the occasional Forro and even some 50's Rock 'n' Roll!

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The Boneshaker
Sep
1
9:00pm 9:00pm

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. 

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Pinstripe Réduit
Sep
2
9:00pm 9:00pm

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit 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.

+ 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.

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Wild Turkey presents Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Sep
3
9:00pm 9:00pm

Wild Turkey presents Rhythm & Blue Martyn

We're delighted to present and evening of New Orlean's jazz and delicious bourbon cocktails courtesy of Wild Turkey.   

Ben 'Blue' Martyn's trio (+ occasional guests). Music from the southern states of America, particularly Louisiana. Ben Blue and Emile Martyn moved to New Orleans and spent their teenage years and twenties there but have now been in London for over 10 years playing with many of the Jazz great of that time. While pianist Dean Ross grew up in Kansas City and now also resides in London. Their influences vary from Fats Domino, to Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, Muddy Waters, Kris Kristofferson and beyond. Ben Blue also writes for the band in the style of their heroes mixing Jazz with Rhythm & Blues, Country and early rock n roll. Ben and Emile also run a full six piece band ‘The Fallen Heroes’ which tours the world playing and selling out venues such as New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, Cork Festival, Ronnie Scott’s and the 100 Club. 

The live music is completely free and we'll have a menu of world-class Wild Turkey tipples at happy prices, all thanks to the kind support of the brand. 

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Eric Ranzoni
Sep
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

Eric Ranzoni

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around. 

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."
Blues in Britain

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Top Shelf Bootleg Trio
Sep
6
9:00pm 9:00pm

Top Shelf 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.

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Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra
Sep
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

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. 

"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. 

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Rabbit Foot Spasm Band
Sep
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

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Bulleit presents The Fobo Jug Band
Sep
10
9:00pm 9:00pm

Bulleit presents The Fobo Jug Band

A tavern keeper in 1830s Louisville, Kentucky, Augustus Bulleit was dedicated to a single goal: the creation of a bourbon unique in flavour. One fateful day, while transporting his barrels of bourbon from Kentucky to New Orleans, Augustus Bulleit vanished. What happened is still unknown, and his creation nearly disappeared into history along with him. 

In 1987 Augustus' great-great grandson Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr., left his successful law practice to revive his ancestor's legacy and the Bulleit Distilling Company was born. The result is a superior style of bourbon with a high rye content, lending the liquid a bold, spicy character and smooth, clean finish. 

The FoBo Jug Band will be bringing us the sounds of the Delta on guitar, piano, harmonica and washboard to complement the reduced price Bulleit Bourbon cocktails being served this evening.

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Tim Penn on piano
Sep
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tim Penn on piano

Tim Penn plays songs of the New Orleans' piano masters  (Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr John, Allen Toussaint) figure heavily in his repertoire. But you can expect other influences to be felt as well: Ray Charles, Tom Waits and Tim's own songs and instrumental pieces all add to the musical gumbo. 

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Seven Hills Gin Masterclass
Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Seven Hills Gin Masterclass

We are delighted to host this masterclass in partnership with Seven Hills Gin. Guests will learn about the crafting of the brand and be treated to a tasting of expressions of the range, along with specially paired taster canapes from our kitchen. 

Tickets are free but we do recommend booking as places are limited! Please arrive 15 minutes before the masterclass starts.

We'll have free live music from 9pm along with a selection of cocktails from the brand at reduced prices, so please let us know if you would like to stay on.

Jaz Delorean is an English singer, as well as performing and recording as a solo artist, he is the composer and singer for British band Tankus the Henge. Influenced by charismatic characters such as Jack Kerouac, Tom Waits and Edith Piaf, his music and lyrics often travel down the wistful, broken-hearted route, performed live with a mischievous glint in his eye.

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Pinstripe Réduit
Sep
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit 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.

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Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Sep
15
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

 

 

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Ish Kabbible
Sep
16
9:00pm 9:00pm

Ish Kabbible

'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!

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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.

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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Sep
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

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 an evening out drinking cocktails and dancing the night away.

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

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Jaz Delorean on piano
Sep
18
9:00pm 9:00pm

Jaz Delorean on piano

Jaz Delorean is an English singer, as well as performing and recording as a solo artist, he is the composer and singer for British band Tankus the Henge.

Influenced by charismatic characters such as Jack Kerouac, Tom Waits and Edith Piaf, his music and lyrics often travel down the wistful, broken-hearted route, performed live with a mischievous glint in his eye, a devilish swing and a roguish lopsided grin.

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Fraser and the Alibis
Sep
20
9:00pm 9:00pm

Fraser and the Alibis

London based four piece Fraser & the Alibis play the hippest in Bop, Blues and Boogaloo.

Inspired by the big tenor sax sounds of Dexter Gordon and the screaming Organ of Jimmy Smith, the band play original tunes, deeply entrenched in the roots of the music. With a nod to 'Sam Butera and the Winesses',  Fraser & the Alibis channel the intensity and feel good effect of the swing and jive music of the dance hall era, combined with the intricacies and virtuosities of later jazz movements. 

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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Sep
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Eric Ranzoni Trio

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around. 

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."
Blues in Britain

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Boom La Tete
Sep
22
9:00pm 9:00pm

Boom La Tete

Stephane Bourquin learned his trade in Paris amongst blues and gypsy musicians, while Crispin Forster played in the world of jazz fusion in London.

As Boom Le Tete Stephane and Crispin bring together gypsy swing and rock'n roll resulting in a mixture of original and  modified covers showing all the passion and affinity they share for these diverse styles of music.

+ Late Set

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

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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Sep
23
9:00pm 9:00pm

Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Exploding out of the London Soul and Blues scene, Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys have already earned a well deserved reputation as one of the hottest tickets on the worldwide Blues/Soul circuit. 

The band can currently been seen performing with the captivating soulful vocals of Acantha Lang or Ivy Chanel. Miss Hoodoo & The Delta Boys feature a heavyweight horn section featuring Chris Webster, Graeme Flowers and special guests. A tight rhythm section featuring Jared on Drums, Mateus Nova on Bass, Jacob/Kim Murray on guitar, and Kiris Houston on piano/hammond/harmonica and 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.

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Tanqueray presents Cable Street Rag Band
Sep
24
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tanqueray presents Cable Street Rag Band

We're delighted to present an evening of gin cocktails and jazz in partnership with Tanqueray.

Ewan Bleach is a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. He leads the wonderful Cable Street Rag Band in their large repertoire of rare old songs, ranging from the rough raggy blues songs of the 20s to the rich luscious ballads of the early 40s. 

We'll have their free live set from 9pm, along with a selection of delicious gin cocktails at reduced prices, thanks to the kind support of our friends at the brand.

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Patrón masterclass with live music from TJ Johnson
Sep
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

Patrón masterclass with live music from TJ Johnson

We are delighted to host this masterclass in partnership with Patrón tequila. Guests will learn about the crafting of the brand and be treated to a tasting of expressions of the range, along with specially paired taster canapes from our kitchen. 

Tickets are free but we do recommend booking as places are limited! Please arrive 15 minutes before the masterclass starts.

We'll have free live music from 9pm along with a selection of cocktails from the brand at reduced prices, so please let us know if you would like to stay on.

TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel and is influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more. 

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Duncan Hemstock Trio
Sep
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Duncan Hemstock Trio

Master of our monthly Hennessy Jazz Jams, Duncan Hemstock is a band leader like no other. He brings his joy for life and music to every performance, always delivering with a smile and a cheeky quip or two. His clarinet playing is not only influenced by Goodman, but also the fiery intent of Edmond Hall, while his Tenor Saxophone approach is inspired by the great Lester Young.

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The Swing Ninjas
Sep
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Swing Ninjas

The Swing Ninjas started life as a busking trio playing small clubs and on the streets of Europe.  From humble beginnings, they’ve now grown into a large band writing and performing original new swing music – drawing on elements of New Orleans swing, spirituals, blues, cajun jazz, all influenced by the UK new swing movement. 

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Boom la Tete
Sep
29
9:00pm 9:00pm

Boom la Tete

Stephane Bourquin learned his trade in Paris amongst blues and gypsy musicians, while Crispin Forster played in the world of jazz fusion in London.

 As Boom Le Tete Stephane and Crispin bring together gypsy swing and rock'n roll resulting in a mixture of original and  modified covers showing all the passion and affinity they share for these diverse styles of music.

 + Late Set

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

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Gin Trap House Band
Sep
30
9:00pm 9:00pm

Gin Trap House Band

The Gin Trap House Band are staging a revival of the best rhythm 'n' blues, jump-blues, and jazz of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. The band is a coming together of some the mightiest musicians in London. Their stompin' rhythms, infectious horns, and soulful vocals will make you want to dance all night long with their authentic versions of the real, original dance music. They play a whole host of tunes that you already love, and some tunes that you don’t know yet, but as soon as you hear them you’ll wonder why they aren’t already staples of your own collection. If you like the music of Ray Charles, Fats Domino, or Nina Simone you're in for a real treat. 

+ 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.

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Fraser and the Alibis
Oct
1
9:00pm 9:00pm

Fraser and the Alibis

London based four piece Fraser & the Alibis play the hippest in Bop, Blues and Boogaloo.

Inspired by the big tenor sax sounds of Dexter Gordon and the screaming Organ of Jimmy Smith, the band play original tunes, deeply entrenched in the roots of the music. With a nod to 'Sam Butera and the Winesses',  Fraser & the Alibis channel the intensity and feel good effect of the swing and jive music of the dance hall era, combined with the intricacies and virtuosities of later jazz movements.

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Eric Ranzoni on Piano
Oct
2
9:00pm 9:00pm

Eric Ranzoni on Piano

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around. 

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."
Blues in Britain

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The Kamao Quartet
Oct
5
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Kamao Quartet

The Kamao Quartet bring traditional Manouche songs, Django Reinhardt classics, swing, a sprinkle of Brazilian Choro music and some originals. Fronted by French singer/guitarist/composer Jean de Talhouet, the band includes clarinet (Dave Schulman), guitars (Dave Kelbie), and double bass (Ruth Goller). Their repertoire ranges from hot swinging jazz featuring captivating virtuoso improvisations, to the saddest Gypsy ballads, the liveliest waltzes and personal compositions.

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The Boneshaker
Oct
6
9:00pm 9:00pm

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, they're best summed up by the lines "There may be trouble ahead...let’s face the music and dance". Theirs is 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.

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Pinstripe Réduit
Oct
7
9:00pm 9:00pm

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit 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.

+ Late set from 11:30 (£5 on the door, £4 for guests staying on).

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Woodford presents Hot Rock Pilgrims
Oct
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

Woodford 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.

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Tim Penn on Piano
Oct
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

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Boca Nova Trio
Oct
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

Boca Nova Trio

Continuing our programme of excellent international music, the Boca Nova trio 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

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Pinstripe Réduit
Oct
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit 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.

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Rabbit Foot Spasm Band
Oct
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

+ 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.

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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Oct
15
9:00pm 9:00pm

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 an evening out drinking cocktails and dancing the night away.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Hennessy Fine de Cognac, we are able to recreate the thrill and fun of those historic nights, drinking cocktails at happy prices and completely free live music. 

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Tanqueray presents Dan Nash Trio
Oct
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tanqueray presents Dan Nash Trio

We're delighted to present an evening of gin cocktails and jazz in partnership with Tanqueray.

Dan Nash 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.

We'll have their free live set from 9pm, along with a selection of delicious gin cocktails at reduced prices, thanks to the kind support of our friends at the brand.

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Duncan Hemstock Trio
Oct
18
9:00pm 9:00pm

Duncan Hemstock Trio

Master of our monthly Hennessy Jazz Jams, Duncan Hemstock is a band leader like no other. He brings his joy for life and music to every performance, always delivering with a smile and a cheeky quip or two. His clarinet playing is not only influenced by Goodman, but also the fiery intent of Edmond Hall, while his Tenor Saxophone approach is inspired by the great Lester Young.

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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Oct
19
9:00pm 9:00pm

Eric Ranzoni Trio

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around. 

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."
Blues in Britain

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Boom la Tete
Oct
20
9:00pm 9:00pm

Boom la Tete

Stephane Bourquin learned his trade in Paris amongst blues and gypsy musicians, while Crispin Forster played in the world of jazz fusion in London.

As Boom Le Tete Stephane and Crispin bring together gypsy swing and rock'n roll resulting in a mixture of original and  modified covers showing all the passion and affinity they share for these diverse styles of music.

+ Late Set

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

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Belvedere presents Trio Manouche
Oct
22
9:00pm 9:00pm

Belvedere presents Trio Manouche

We're delighted to present an evening of vodka cocktails and jazz in partnership Belvedere.

Trio Manouche are one of the UK’s leading gypsy swing ensembles, performing inspired re-worked classics of Django Reinhardt in addition to highly acclaimed original material penned by their band leader Simon Harris, bringing a unique and contemporary twist to this ever popular genre.

Band members:

Simon Harris - Vocals, Guitar

Ducato Piotrowski - Guitar

Mark Lewandowski - Double Bass

We'll have their free live set from 9pm, along with a selection of delicious vodka cocktails at reduced prices, thanks to the kind support of our friends at the brand.

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Zac Gvi on piano
Oct
23
9:00pm 9:00pm

Zac Gvi on piano

Zac Gvirtzman is a versatile composer and musician whose broad palate is balanced by a personal sensibility that comes across in his various activities. He has made work for film, theatre and dance as well as writing pieces for both small and large ensembles. His main instruments are piano, saxophone, accordion and clarinet and he has performed at the Union Chapel, the National Gallery, London Jazz Festival, the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer, and many other venues in the UK and internationally.

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Hennessy Spirited Supper with live music from the TJ Johnson Trio
Oct
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Hennessy Spirited Supper with live music from the TJ Johnson Trio

We are excited to host our next Spirited Supper in partnership with Hennessy fine de Cognac.

Guests will enjoy a masterclass hosted by Hennessy alongside a selection of mouth-watering pairing canapes and small plates devised by our Head Chef Gustavo. 

There are only a very limited number of tickets for this unique experience and they tend to book up fast, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £25pp; the supper will begin at 6:30pm, so we ask guests to please arrive 10/15 minutes before.

*This event is now sold out, please check our what's on page for future events at Oriole.*

There will also be free live jazz after the supper, from 9pm performed by the wonderful TJ Johnson and his trio.

TJ's trio play an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel and is influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more. 

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Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra
Oct
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

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

+ 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. 

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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Oct
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Exploding out of the London Soul and Blues scene, Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys have already earned a well deserved reputation as one of the hottest tickets on the worldwide Blues/Soul circuit.

 The band can currently been seen performing with the captivating soulful vocals of Acantha Lang or Ivy Chanel. Miss Hoodoo & The Delta Boys feature a heavyweight horn section featuring Chris Webster, Graeme Flowers and special guests. A tight rhythm section featuring Jared on Drums, Mateus Nova on Bass, Jacob/Kim Murray on guitar, and Kiris Houston on piano/hammond/harmonica and 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.

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Topshelf Bootleg Trio
Nov
1
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

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Fraser and the Alibis
Nov
2
9:00pm 9:00pm

Fraser and the Alibis

London based four piece Fraser & the Alibis play the hippest in Bop, Blues and Boogaloo.

Inspired by the big tenor sax sounds of Dexter Gordon and the screaming Organ of Jimmy Smith, the band play original tunes, deeply entrenched in the roots of the music. With a nod to 'Sam Butera and the Winesses',  Fraser & the Alibis channel the intensity and feel good effect of the swing and jive music of the dance hall era, combined with the intricacies and virtuosities of later jazz movements.

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The Boneshaker
Nov
3
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

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Pinstripe Réduit
Nov
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit 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.

+ 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.

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Appleton presents Jaybirds
Nov
5
9:00pm 9:00pm

Appleton presents Jaybirds

We're delighted to present an evening of live music and delicious rum cocktails courtesy of Appleton.

The Jaybirds are a jazz- reggae trio who also delve into the music of Cuba and the Caribbean. Their main aim is to have fun, so grab yourself a drink of rum and get down.

As a result of the generous support of Appleton, we are also able to offer a special menu of cocktails at reduced prices featuring Appleton all night along with free live music courtesy of the brand.

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Eric Ranzoni on Piano
Nov
6
9:00pm 9:00pm

Eric Ranzoni on Piano

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around.

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

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Pinstripe Réduit
Nov
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit 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.

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Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra
Nov
10
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

 "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.

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Rabbit Foot Spasm
Nov
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

Rabbit Foot Spasm

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

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The FoBo Jug Band
Nov
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

The FoBo Jug Band

We're delighted to present an evening of Delta Blues music and delicious whiskey cocktails courtesy of Bulleit.

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. 

As a result of the generous support of Bulleit, we are also able to offer a special menu of cocktails at reduced prices featuring Bulleit all night along with free live music courtesy of the brand.

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Tim Penn on piano
Nov
13
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tim Penn on piano

Tim Penn's influences and repertoire range from ragtime and stride and the old blues songs of the 1920s, through to the New Orleans rhumba rhythms of Professor Longhair, whilst mixing in a little 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.

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Reyka masterclass with live music from Mademoiselle Loulou Orchestra
Nov
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

Reyka masterclass with live music from Mademoiselle Loulou Orchestra

We are delighted to host this masterclass in partnership with Reyka vodka. Guests will learn about the crafting of the brand and be treated to a tasting of expressions of the range, along with specially paired taster canapes from our kitchen. 

Tickets are free but we do recommend booking as places are limited! Please arrive 15 minutes before the masterclass starts.

We'll have free live music from 9pm along with a selection of cocktails from the brand at reduced prices, so please let us know if you would like to stay on.

Mlle. Loulou is a  French accordionist and singer who plays with the finest jazz musicians of London. The band conjures a romantic, vintage Parisian spirit, taking the audience back to bygone era. Their expansive repertoire ranges from the French 'titi' to the irresistible dance grooves of South America. Expect Swing, Tango, Cumbia, French Chanson and Musette music, the occasional Forro and even some 50's Rock 'n' Roll!

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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Nov
16
9:00pm 9:00pm

Eric Ranzoni Trio

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around.

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

 "...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."

Blues in Britain

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Dixie Ticklers
Nov
18
9:00pm 9:00pm

Dixie Ticklers

The Dixie Ticklers are transforming and revisiting classic New Orleans music. This hard working band is building a fierce live reputation within jazz and the vintage scene. 

+ Late Set

The Dixie Ticklers will also be playing a Late Set at 11.30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on, or £5 on the door.

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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Nov
19
9:00pm 9:00pm

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 an evening out drinking cocktails and dancing the night away.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Hennessy Fine de Cognac, we are able to recreate the thrill and fun of those historic nights, drinking cocktails at happy prices and completely free live music. 

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Diz Watson Solo
Nov
20
9:00pm 9:00pm

Diz Watson Solo

Diz Watson is one of the rockinest piano players in the world who plays New Orleans style piano; an exuberant mix of Barrel House, Rhythm and Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Boogie Woogie - influenced by Fats Domino, Huey "Piano" Smith, Dr. John, James Booker and Professor Longhair. 

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Adrian Cox Trio
Nov
22
9:00pm 9:00pm

Adrian Cox Trio

A wonderful evening of swinging jazz from The Adrian Cox Trio.

Led by Adrian Cox on Clarinet and Saxophone, the Adrian Cox Trio play a mix of jazz and swing celebrating the great small band era. Adrian is inspired by greats such as Jonny Hodges, Ed Hall, Barney Bigard, Earl Bostic who all broke away at one time or another to explore the sounds of smaller line ups. One of these was the side by side and back to back sessions that came from Jonny Hodges and longtime band leader Duke Ellington.

Adrian draws a mix of influences into his playing all of which resound as the quartet fire through a programme of jazz and swing standards.

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Swing Ninjas
Nov
23
9:00pm 9:00pm

Swing Ninjas

The Swing Ninjas started life as a busking trio playing small clubs and on the streets of Europe.  From humble beginnings, they’ve now grown into a large band writing and performing original new swing music – drawing on elements of New Orleans swing, spirituals, blues, cajun jazz, all influenced by the UK new swing movement.

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Ish Kabibble
Nov
24
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

 

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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Nov
25
9:00pm 9:00pm

Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Exploding out of the London Soul and Blues scene, Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys have already earned a well deserved reputation as one of the hottest tickets on the worldwide Blues/Soul circuit.

 The band can currently been seen performing with the captivating soulful vocals of Acantha Lang or Ivy Chanel. Miss Hoodoo & The Delta Boys feature a heavyweight horn section featuring Chris Webster, Graeme Flowers and special guests. A tight rhythm section featuring Jared on Drums, Mateus Nova on Bass, Jacob/Kim Murray on guitar, and Kiris Houston on piano/hammond/harmonica and 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.

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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Aug
20
9:00pm 9:00pm

Hennessy Jazz Jam

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

Thanks to the kind sponsorship of Hennessy Fine de Cognac, we are able to offer a special menu of delicious, reduced price cocktails to accompany our jazz jam. 

Music from 9pm, cocktails all night. 

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The Top Shelf Band
Aug
19
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.

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Kai Hoffman & her Kombo
Aug
18
9:00pm 9:00pm

Kai Hoffman & 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 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

The Queen of Swing!
— Ian Shaw, BBC Radio
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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Aug
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

Eric Ranzoni Trio

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around. 

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."
Blues in Britain

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Will Sifontes Trio
Aug
16
9:00pm 9:00pm

Will Sifontes Trio

Will Sifontes and his Latin Sound Trio bring their unique rhythmic approach to the Latin American repertoire, to provide an evening of infectious beats and expressive melodies.
They are renowned for their border hopping style delivering an array of different musical styles from South America and the Latin Caribbean.

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Tanqueray presents The Bootleg Trio
Aug
15
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tanqueray presents The Bootleg Trio

We are delighted to present an evening of jazz and gin courtesy of Tanqueray Gin.

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.

To compliment the free live jazz, there will be a special menu of reduced priced Tanqueray tipples.

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Appleton Spirited Supper with live music from Tim Penn
Aug
14
4:00pm 4:00pm

Appleton Spirited Supper with live music from Tim Penn

We are excited to host our next Spirited Supper on Monday 14th August in partnership with Appleton Rum.

Guests will enjoy a masterclass hosted by Appleton alongside a selection of mouth-watering pairing canapes and small plates devised by our Head Chef Gustavo. 

There are only a very limited number of tickets for this unique experience and they tend to book up fast, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £25pp; the supper will begin at 6:30pm, so we ask guests to please arrive 10/15 minutes before.

*This event is now sold out, please see our what's on page for future events at Oriole*

There will also be free live jazz after the supper, from 9pm performed by the wonderful Tim Penn.

Tim Penn plays songs of the New Orleans' piano masters  (Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr John, Allen Toussaint) figure heavily in this band's repertoire. But you can expect other influences to be felt as well: Ray Charles, Tom Waits and Tim's own songs and instrumental pieces all add to the musical gumbo. 

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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Aug
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

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. 

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Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra
Aug
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.


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

+ LATE SET from 11:30pm. This is £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

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Pinstripe Réduit
Aug
10
9:00pm 9:00pm

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit 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.

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Errol Linton Trio
Aug
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Errol Linton Trio

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. 

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Freya Masterclass with live music from Stuart Macbeth
Aug
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

Freya Masterclass with live music from Stuart Macbeth

We are delighted to host this masterclass in partnership with Freya. Guests will learn about the crafting of the brand and be treated to a tasting of expressions of the range, along with specially paired taster canapes from our kitchen. 

Freya Birch Spirit upholds the ancient traditions of the far north and embodies Freya’s spirit in every drop of uniquely distilled birch sap. 

Tickets are free but we do recommend booking as places are limited! Please arrive 15 minutes before the masterclass starts.

We'll have free live music from 9pm.

Stuart Macbeth is a singer, writer and bandleader with a lifelong passion for old jazz and blues music.

He performs historical material with his quartet – and quirky original songs with his seven piece group, The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band – named after the blues troupe which once claimed Bessie Smith as a member, and the spasm bands that lined the streets of New Orleans playing homemade instruments.

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Hendrick's presents Shirt Tail Trio
Aug
6
9:00pm 9:00pm

Hendrick's presents Shirt Tail Trio

We are delighted to present an evening of jazz and gin in partnership with Hendrick's.

One of London's top vintage jazz bands, The Shirt Tail Trio are heavily influenced by the great American band leaders and musicians of the 20s, 30s and 40s: Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson, Wingy Manone. Performing tonight as a trio, this London-based band are bringing swing music back into the mainstream with their own suave and raucous stamp.

The live music in completely free and we will have a menu of reduced price tipples courtesy of the brand. See you there!

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Pinstripe Réduit
Aug
5
9:00pm 9:00pm

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit 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.

+ 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.

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Rabbit Foot Spasm Band
Aug
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

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
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Boca Nova Trio
Aug
2
9:00pm 9:00pm

Boca Nova Trio

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

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Swing Ninjas
Jul
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Swing Ninjas

The Swing Ninjas started life as a busking trio playing small clubs and on the streets of Europe.  From humble beginnings, they’ve now grown into a large band writing and performing original new swing music – drawing on elements of New Orleans swing, spirituals, blues, cajun jazz, all influenced by the UK new swing movement. 

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The Adrian Cox Trio
Jul
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Adrian Cox Trio

A wonderful evening of swinging jazz from The Adrian Cox Trio.

Led by Adrian Cox on Clarinet and Saxophone, the Adrian Cox Trio play a mix of jazz and swing celebrating the great small band era. Adrian is inspired by greats such as Jonny Hodges, Ed Hall, Barney Bigard, Earl Bostic who all broke away at one time or another to explore the sounds of smaller line ups. One of these was the side by side and back to back sessions that came from Jonny Hodges and longtime band leader Duke Ellington.

Adrian draws a mix of influences into his playing all of which resound as the quartet fire through a programme of jazz and swing standards.

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Veuve Cliquot Masterclass with live music from Benoit Viellefon Trio
Jul
25
9:00pm 9:00pm

Veuve Cliquot Masterclass with live music from Benoit Viellefon Trio

We are delighted to host this masterclass in partnership with Veuve Cliquot. 

The masterclass is from 7pm and will be led by Brand Ambassador Lucy Warren. Guests will learn about the crafting of the brand and be treated to a tasting of expressions of the range, along with specially paired taster canapes from our kitchen. 

Tickets are free but we do recommend booking as places are limited! Please arrive 15 minutes before the masterclass starts.

We'll have free live music from 9pm along with a selection of cocktails from the brand at reduced prices, so please let us know if you would like to stay on.

Benoit Viellefon is now proud to present his new Trio. This truly international new outfit is comprised of Benoit with his signature French tinted vocals, playing a 1940's archtop guitar, USA's finest stride pianist Andrew Oliver, and the fantastic Argentinian import Eleazar Spreafico on double bass.

Their music is a tribute to the timeless sound of The Nat King Cole Trio, Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Ragtime, swing, French Chanson and early Latin American music. The all singing band brings a fresh and different take on the Classic American songbooks of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, bringing together the elegance, fun and driving rhythms of the era! 

** The masterclass is now FULLY BOOKED. We still have places for the live music and general reservations. **

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Kai and her Kombo
Jul
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Kai 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 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Benoit Viellefon Trio
Jul
19
9:00pm 9:00pm

Benoit Viellefon Trio

Benoit Viellefon is now proud to present his new Trio. This truly international new outfit is comprised of Benoit with his signature French tinted vocals, playing a 1940's archtop guitar, USA's finest stride pianist Andrew Oliver, and the fantastic Argentinian import Eleazar Spreafico on double bass.

Their music is a tribute to the timeless sound of The Nat King Cole Trio, Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Ragtime, swing, French Chanson and early Latin American music. The all singing band brings a fresh and different take on the Classic American songbooks of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, bringing together the elegance, fun and driving rhythms of the era! 

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Christian Prior
Jul
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

Christian Prior

Christian is a versatile pianist, organist and vocalist specialising in Jazz, Blues and early Rock ’n’ Roll. He is the lead vocalist and pianist/organist for the exciting London based bands, ’The Gin Trap House Band' and 'The Gin Trap Organ Trio'. His vast influences include Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Oscar Peterson, Lennie Tristano, Dr. John and Fats Waller to name a few. He is equally happy grooving to some boogie woogie piano, stomping to some stride or playing some swinging bebop.

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