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Pinstripe Réduit
Jun
13
9:00 PM21:00

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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Aisha Khan & Her Rajahs
Jun
14
9:00 PM21:00

Aisha Khan & Her Rajahs

Aisha Khan sings American roots music, Jazz, Blues and Rhythm & Blues of the 1940’s/50’s. With a nod to the glamour and sophistication of a bygone era and over 25 years of experience, coupled with an unrivalled passion for the music, she combines outstanding original material with powerful cover versions and performs them all with class, soul, talent and wit. Equal Parts sultry Jazz chanteuse and Rhythm and Blues belter, Aisha easily communicates heartbreak, joy and a range of emotions in between, continuing to honour the tradition of the true Divas.

Aisha’s earliest influences incorporated everything from Elvis and Sarah Vaughan to Billy Bragg and Northern Soul. Naturally drawn to London’s incendiary Rockabilly club scene, she felt the irresistible pull of black American Rhythm & Blues as a call to action, setting up her first band Tiger Lily and the Jitterbugs, with which she performed throughout the UK and Europe for several years at Jazz, Blues and Rock & Roll festivals, clubs and events.

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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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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Jun
15
9:00 PM21:00

Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Miss Hoodoo & The Delta Boys play Blue Note 60’s Grant Green/Lou Donaldson laid back soul/jazz than 70’s funk. The band are supported by captivating soulful vocals with upright bass, drums, piano, trumpet/trombone.

 + 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
Jun
16
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

Thanks to the sponsorship of Hennessy we are serving a special menu of reduced priced tipples and free live music.

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.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Dom Pipkin on Piano
Jun
17
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 has been the “go to” Brit for the New Orleans piano sound for over a decade now. He’s performed all over the world both on his own terms and with internationally recognized artists.  He’s been the subject of Radio 2 and Jazz FM specials and shared stages with New Orleans icons such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and worked with artists as diverse as Pee Wee Ellis, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith and David Byrne.

“Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK. So good! “ – Zigaboo Modeliste, the Meters. 

“I can’t hold a candle to this guy…” Jamie Cullum

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Campari presents Errol Linton
Jun
18
9:00 PM21:00

Campari presents Errol Linton

We’re excited to bring you a night of free live music and discounted cocktails, thanks to our friends at Campari.

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.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Jun
20
9:00 PM21:00

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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Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Jun
21
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman and her Kombo

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. 

+ 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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Negroni 100 Club
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Negroni 100 Club

This summer, we're hitting up the dance-floor! For a limited series of very special, one-off evenings, we'll be turning Oriole into a swinging, luxurious cocktail discothéque.

Come and celebrate la dolce vita with us and our Negroni 100 Club in partnership with iconic brand Campari, as we mark the 100th anniversary of one of the most iconic cocktails ever conceived and one of our favourites, the Negroni. As the myth goes this much-loved classic cocktail was invented in Florence in 1919 when Count Camillo Negroni asked the bartender to amp up his Americano (Campari, sweet vermouth and club soda) by replacing the soda with gin - a man after our own hearts. We’ll be serving up our Oriole Negroni and selection of Campari cocktails.

This deliriously decadent Italian discothéque will be held on Saturday June 22nd. Splash out and indulge in seated table service in our lounge area with a group of friends (including a complimentary Negroni for the table) or don your dancing shoes and swing down for a standing ticket for cocktails & dancing.

 Evoke the glamour of the Copacabana in '59 or Whisky-a-Gogo in '60 and enjoy the rare delight of world-class cocktails & music together while dancing into the wee hours.

 

Line up:

 9- 11pm / Live music from Duncan Hemstock

11pm - Late / Set from the renowned DJ Lady Kamikaze

KAMIKAZE - in Japanese translation DIVINE WIND. DJ & Promoter, she Collects and spins vintage music from the 30's - 70's on original 45rpm & 78rpm. Her eclectic mix of vintage music takes you to a whirlwind musical dance experience.

UPDATE: All Seated tickets are now sold out! Some standing tickets are still available via the link below.

We will be running normal service early evening until 8pm, serving a reduced menu of Campari cocktails.

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Blue Lie Vodka Presents Ray & Davide Acoustic Duo
Jun
23
9:00 PM21:00

Blue Lie Vodka Presents Ray & Davide Acoustic Duo

We're delighted to present an evening of jazz and delicious cocktails courtesy of Blue Lie Vodka.

Ray Wallen is a Blues Singer and Harmonica Player from London, UK. He has played in several ensembles such as Doctor Blue Blues Band, The Chameleons, Dan Nash etc.. His expressive blues vocals come from his passion for the music and the experience of listening to and playing Roots Music since his childhood. Ray's charisma and stage presence have won him fans where ever he goes.

Davide Mazzantini is a tasteful guitar player, well-known in the main blues bars in London. He's been performing in the Ain't Nothin' But's house band since 2010, hosting the famous Monday night session since 2012 and playing there during the week and weekend with some of the most famous blues bands of the UK, such as Rollo Markee and the Tail Shakers, Gentleman Tim and the Contenders, Jerimiah Marquez and the Blue Aces and many others. 

The sound of this acoustic duo is a mixture of black music, moving from blues roots to gospel sonorities. The song list is composed by genuine Delta Blues, Chicago blues, old gospel tunes, giving an exciting show and reaching all tastes of audience.  

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

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James Brotherston on piano
Jun
24
9:00 PM21:00

James Brotherston on piano

From 9pm, James cut his teeth as a pianist, bandleader and arranger as a student in Edinburgh before moving to east London in 2006.  His idiosyncratic, New Orleans-inflected piano and vocal style incorporates elements of James Booker, Fats Waller, Charles Brown and Amos Milburn.  James can regularly be found playing gigs around the city with his band, JB's Casual Vices, as well as playing occasional solo sessions.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Vestal Vodka presents TJ Johnson
Jun
25
9:00 PM21:00

Vestal Vodka presents TJ Johnson

We're delighted to present an evening of jazz and delicious cocktails courtesy of Vestal Vodka - a vodka made with early picked potatoes from the Slavic lands.

The self-titled “King of Dirty Jazz, Backroom Swing and Rhythm and Blues”, TJ Johnson is a true ambassador of the soul singing songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, of hope and despair, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows.

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.

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

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Madamoiselle Lou Lou
Jun
26
9:00 PM21:00

Madamoiselle Lou Lou

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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Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio
Jun
27
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio

The Bootleg Trio is fronted by the illustrious Fred Snow.

Showman, Composer, Artist-Provocateur. Often found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies, exclusive gatherings & street festivals in Brazil. Fred Snow has earned his place in the glinting spires of Britain’s independent music scene - that ethereal castle in the mythic Bohemian otherworld.

Born in 1976 and named after the great Freddy Mercury, which he continues to honour. His journey started in the USA, where he absorbed both the Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Violent Femmes during the mid ‘90s. Adding to Weill, Guthrie, Waits, Dietrich, Bowie, Brel, Neil Young, Agnes Bernelle, 3 Mustaphas 3, Kid Creole, Queen, The Velvet Underground - all are claimed as fonts of scant reverence. Solo performances to re-inventing the Old Style with The Top Shelf Band & Le Bistrotet, or the Avant-Garde of The Bootleg Trio & New Bohemian Orchestra, writing, recording & appearing live is just the half of it. Fred Snow has gone on to deliver original material for soundtracks on TV, adverts & even appearing in an oscar winning movie performing his own music. Starting his Record Label & Music Publishing arm brought additional challenges and responsibilities, becoming an advocate within London’s independent scene through his membership of AIM, PRS & MPA.

Fred Snow’s accomplishments have resulted in opportunities to cross 6 different continents, his live act having been booked to appear alongside such luminaries as Camille O’Sullivan, Paul O’Grady, Le Gateau Chocolat, Tankus the Henge, Urban Voodoo Machine, Paloma Faith, Kid Creole, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J., Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

“The Gothic Gatsby of the Indy Scene!” (The Candlelight Club)

“Impeccable tunes are served up with obscene lyrics, a diabolic mash-up of Terry-Thomas and Al Bowlly.  (Ben Chu, The Independent Newspaper)

“Like Terry Thomas meeting the Jim Jones Revue… Not for the feint hearted!” (Soho House)

“Whatever keeps Fred Snow off the stage is a great victory for social reformers, but a dreadful loss to London.” (The Erotic Review)

“The House Band for Oriole & Nightjar in London.” (Drinks Magazine Asia)

“Vaudevillian Philosopher-King.” (This Is Cabaret)

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The Swing Ninjas
Jun
28
9:00 PM21:00

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. 

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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Bacardi Cuatro presents Nell Greco
Jun
30
9:00 PM21:00

Bacardi Cuatro presents Nell Greco

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

Ever-inspired by vintage music and style of the 30s and 40s, Nell Greco performs the songs that made an era swoon, with originality and flare. Having trained in London, she’s developed a style of her own that naturally traverses genres, continents and decades – encompassing trad jazz, swing, Chanson Française and, gypsy jazz.

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

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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St Germain Masterclass & Alan Dunn on piano
Jul
1
6:30 PM18:30

St Germain Masterclass & Alan Dunn on piano

We are delighted to host this tasting masterclass in partnership with St Germain. During this session, you will learn about the savoir-faire of St Germain. Also, learn how to make the perfect three St Germain Spritz drinks home with a cocktail making demonstration. To finish, there will be a short quiz with a prize for the winner!

Tickets are £10, which includes a welcome drink along with a specially paired taster canapé from our kitchen. Guests also receive a takeaway mini St Germain tipple.

The session begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before for your welcome drink. We also invite guests to staying longer for dinner, drinks & live music.

From 9pm, Al "Dente" Dunn is pianist, MD, and arranger for The Cosimo Matassa Project  a popular London sextet inspired by the countless  joyous recordings that flowed from the famous J&M studios of New Orleans between the late ‘40s through the ‘50s and ‘60s. 

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Havana Club presents Kourosh Kanani
Jul
2
9:00 PM21:00

Havana Club presents Kourosh Kanani

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

Made up of two acoustic guitars and a double bass, the Kourosh Kanani Trio perform the Parisien sounds of gypsy jazz. The essence of Django Reinhardt and the Hotclub of France is ever present whilst being filtered and improvised by this trio. Expect fiery exchanges of ideas, burning swing rhythms and heart warming ballads that will bring time to a gentle halt.

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

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The Jaybirds
Jul
3
9:00 PM21:00

The Jaybirds

The Jaybirds a Jazz-Reggae band in the tradition of The Skatelites and Jazz Jamaica will be playing as a duo. Having met at Brixton's legendary Afro-Caribbean music venue, The Effra Tavern, they formed and are to be found gigging on London's vibrant Jazz scene. Their music is guaranteed to put a skip in your step and a smile on your face!

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Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Jul
4
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman and her Kombo

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. 

+ 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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Boneshaker
Jul
5
9:00 PM21:00

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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The London Dance Orchestra
Jul
6
9:00 PM21:00

The London Dance Orchestra

The London Dance Orchestra is produced and led by Musical Band Leader and Impressario Robin Harris.

Robin has led a number of stellar bands across London in many diverse musical fields including Latin, Soul, Blues, Eastern European Folk and more. The LDO give sensational performances that always leave the audience begging for more. All the musicians are top flight professionals who work across TV, Theatre and Film and perform in Europe’s leading venues.

Alongside Robin, the band has fantastic featured singer which includes world renowned vocalist Iain Mackenzie (Ronnie Scott’s Principle Singer) Zara Macfarlane (Mobo Jazz Award Winner) Sara Dowling, Kate Mullins (Puppini Sisters) and more.

+Late set from 11:30 Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

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Vita Vodka presents Ewan Bleach (duo)
Jul
7
9:00 PM21:00

Vita Vodka presents Ewan Bleach (duo)

We’re excited to bring you a night of free live music and discounted cocktails, thanks to our friends at Vita Spirits.

Music will be led by Ewan Bleach - a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny.

He currently works as a clarinetist with several London jazz bands including Man Overboard, The Basin Street Brawlers, The Dakota Jim band and The Old Hat Jazz Band. Ewan has a 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; referencing artists such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers.

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

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Eric Ranzoni on Piano
Jul
8
9:00 PM21:00

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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La Hechicera presents TJ Johnson
Jul
9
9:00 PM21:00

La Hechicera presents TJ Johnson

We're delighted to present an evening of jazz and delicious cocktails courtesy of La Hechicera- a rum that celebrates the seductive beauty of Colombia’s natural landscape

The self-titled “King of Dirty Jazz, Backroom Swing and Rhythm and Blues”, TJ Johnson is a true ambassador of the soul singing songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, of hope and despair, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows.

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.

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

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Rosetta Trio
Jul
10
9:00 PM21:00

Rosetta Trio

Rosetta Trio features Dom James (clarinet), Sam Watts (piano) and David Ingamells (drums).  Each member brings their own distinct style to this neat ensemble, and have recent experience playing in such bands and soloists as Ray Warleigh, The Dixie Ticklers, Iain Ballamy, Zhenya Strigalev, Jon Shenoy, and Kai Hoffman.

They combine a rich stride piano tradition with grooves and musical nuance from across the spheres of jazz, New Orleans funk and blues.  This is a really agile trio, truly versatile music making: you'll never predict their next move!  

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Pinstripe Réduit
Jul
11
9:00 PM21:00

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 & The Hot Club
Jul
12
9:00 PM21:00

Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Club

Inspired by the swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1930s and 1940s, Benoit Viellefon presents his Hot Club. A unique ensemble that celebrates the popular songs played by artists like Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Louis Armstrong, and Sidney Bechet. With all the romanticism and nostalgia of the French repertoire and with a nod to the American jazz virtuosi who visited Paris, the Hot Club is the perfect mix of European finesse and the restless fervour of American hot jazz.

The Hot Club is made up of the finest musicians on the London jazz scene, all of them bringing their own character and experience, and contributing to the unique identity of the band. Fronted by Benoit himself on guitar and lead vocals, the timeless 2-guitar and double bass format is spiced up with a variety of instruments including violin, clarinet, trumpet and sometimes piano. The band’s repertoire consists of all the popular songs from the classic French, American, Italian and Russian songbooks. Capturing the sights, sounds and sensations, the Hot Club truly embodies the spirit of this bygone era.

+ 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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Michael Wilkins Heavy Vintage
Jul
13
9:00 PM21:00

Michael Wilkins Heavy Vintage

Michael Wilkins Heavy Vintage is a 4-piece band that has everything a speakeasy frequenter could want: four top musicians from around the globe bringing you an eclectic mix of vintage jazz. 

Come hear them re-imagine everything from the gruff but tender ballads of Ben Webster and swinging cuts of Lester Young to the classic hits of Belgian guitar hero Django Reinhardt and Italian singer Renato Carosone. 

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

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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Dom Pipkin on Piano
Jul
15
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 has been the “go to” Brit for the New Orleans piano sound for over a decade now. He’s performed all over the world both on his own terms and with internationally recognized artists.  He’s been the subject of Radio 2 and Jazz FM specials and shared stages with New Orleans icons such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and worked with artists as diverse as Pee Wee Ellis, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith and David Byrne.

“Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK. So good! “ – Zigaboo Modeliste, the Meters. 

“I can’t hold a candle to this guy…” Jamie Cullum

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Bacardi Ocho presents Gaspar Sena (trio)
Jul
16
9:00 PM21:00

Bacardi Ocho presents Gaspar Sena (trio)

We are delighted to have a sponsored night by Bacardi Ocho with a specially reduced cocktail menu.

Led by drummer Gaspar Sena, with Liam Dunachie on piano and Adam King on double-bass, this trio is a tribute to the classic jazz repertoire but with a different approach. A project put together to take their favourite bits of jazz from the 1950s and 1960s and bring it into the 21st century. Not only do they perform the much loved classics, but also the music from behind the scenes, in the clubs and bars of New Orleans, Chicago and New York. Influenced by Wes Montgomery, Oscar Peterson, Illinois Jacquet, Louis Armstrong and many more, the band capture the sound, sensation, and groove of the era with their own unique interpretation.

Thanks to our partner Bacardi, the live music will be free. On top of that we'll be running a special menu of discounted Bacardi Ocho cocktails all night! 

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Madamoiselle Lou Lou
Jul
17
9:00 PM21:00

Madamoiselle Lou Lou

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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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Jul
20
9:00 PM21:00

Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Miss Hoodoo & The Delta Boys play Blue Note 60’s Grant Green/Lou Donaldson laid back soul/jazz than 70’s funk. The band are supported by captivating soulful vocal with upright bass, drums, piano, trumpet/trombone.

 + 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
Jul
21
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

Thanks to the sponsorship of Hennessy we are serving a special menu of reduced priced tipples and free live music.

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.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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James Brotherston
Jul
22
9:00 PM21:00

James Brotherston

James cut his teeth as a pianist, bandleader and arranger as a student in Edinburgh before moving to east London in 2006.  His idiosyncratic, New Orleans-inflected piano and vocal style incorporates elements of James Booker, Fats Waller, Charles Brown and Amos Milburn.  James can regularly be found playing gigs around the city with his band, JB's Casual Vices, as well as playing occasional solo sessions.

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Duncan Hemstock Trio
Jul
24
9:00 PM21:00

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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Such Sweet Thunder
Jul
25
9:00 PM21:00

Such Sweet Thunder

Such Sweet Thunder are collective featuring a seasoned group of London's foremost musicians. Their musical stylings encompass a variety of styles as virtuosic stride piano collides with stomping distorted guitar to create innovative interpretations of music from the 1910s to 50s and 60s; New Orleans R&B, Tangos, Waltzes, Swing, Jazz and Jive.

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Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band
Jul
26
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band

Re-inventing the Old Style.

They are known for outstanding live shows & their suave appeal for European private events. Usually found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies & exclusive gatherings.

The group is fronted by Fred Snow, who has written & recorded original material for TV & award winning movie soundtracks, providing opportunities to visit 6 different continents of the world with his own music, bands & solo acts, having been booked to appear with such luminaries as Lana Del Rey, Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

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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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Appleton presents Ewan Bleach
Jul
28
9:00 PM21:00

Appleton presents Ewan Bleach

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

Music will be led by Ewan Bleach - a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny.

He currently works as a clarinetist with several London jazz bands including Man Overboard, The Basin Street Brawlers, The Dakota Jim band and The Old Hat Jazz Band. Ewan has a 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; referencing artists such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers.

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

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Grey Goose Tasting Masterclass & Alan Dunn on piano
Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

Grey Goose Tasting Masterclass & Alan Dunn on piano

We are delighted to host this tasting masterclass in partnership with Grey Goose. The Vodka is distilled from French wheat and is made with spring water from Gensac that is filtered through champagne limestone. The expertise of the Maître de Chai ensures an unparalleled smoothness and exceptional taste.

Tickets are £10, which includes the tastings, a welcome drink along with a specially paired taster canapé from our kitchen. 

The session begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before for your welcome drink. We also invite guests to staying longer for dinner, drinks & live music.

From 9pm, Al "Dente" Dunn is pianist, MD, and arranger for The Cosimo Matassa Project  a popular London sextet inspired by the countless  joyous recordings that flowed from the famous J&M studios of New Orleans between the late ‘40s through the ‘50s and ‘60s. With monster groove and technique, his performances wonderfully conjure up the Crescent City atmosphere of a New Orleans speakeasy with stomping piano and joyous mardi gras songs.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Marylebone Gin presents Errol Linton
Jul
30
9:00 PM21:00

Marylebone Gin presents Errol Linton

We’re excited to bring you a night of free live music and discounted cocktails, thanks to our friends at Marylebone Gin!

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.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Aug
1
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman and her Kombo

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. 

+ 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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Boneshaker
Aug
2
9:00 PM21:00

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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The Kitchen Syncopators
Aug
3
9:00 PM21:00

The Kitchen Syncopators

Taking songs from the southern states of 1920s and 30s America, The Kitchen  Syncopators play original arrangements of both long forgotten gems and timeless classics. Sit and tap or get up and swing to the sweet vocals backed by banjo, upright bass, drums, washboard, piano and horns.

+ 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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Star of Bombay presents Mademoiselle Lou Lou
Aug
4
9:00 PM21:00

Star of Bombay presents Mademoiselle Lou Lou

We’re excited to bring you a night of live music and cocktails, thanks to our friends at Bombay.

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!

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

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Arbikie Gin Tasting Masterclass & Dom Pipkin on Piano
Aug
5
6:30 PM18:30

Arbikie Gin Tasting Masterclass & Dom Pipkin on Piano

We are delighted to host this tasting masterclass in partnership with Arbikie Gin. The gin’ is distilled using fresh honey and wheat farmed at Arbikie, Black Pepper, Mace and Cardamom.

It is the creation of our own unique spirit that sets us apart from other gins, as we grow, distil and bottle on our single-estate in a true field to bottle operation.

Tickets are £10, which includes the tastings, a welcome drink along with a specially paired taster canapé from our kitchen. 

The session begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before for your welcome drink. We also invite guests to staying longer for dinner, drinks & live music.

From 9pm, Dom Pipkin has been the “go to” Brit for the New Orleans piano sound for over a decade now. He’s performed all over the world both on his own terms and with internationally recognized artists.  He’s been the subject of Radio 2 and Jazz FM specials and shared stages with New Orleans icons such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and worked with artists as diverse as Pee Wee Ellis, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith and David Byrne.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Havana Club presents The Dai Price Duo
Aug
6
9:00 PM21:00

Havana Club presents The Dai Price Duo

We're delighted to present an evening of free music courtesy of our friends at Havana Club.

Dai Price is perhaps one of the most naturally soulful vocal talents to have emerged from the UK roots music scene in recent years. Accompanied by pianist Alan Dunn - best known for his work with folk legends Loudon Wainwright and Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson - the pair explore their shared love for the music of New Orleans: early jazz, rhumba, and rhythm and blues. "Just about as good as it gets" Ted Carroll (Ace Records) "Absolutely gorgeous... They make a beautiful sound." Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) "Like James Hunter before him, frontman Dai Price is a man to watch." Phil Alexander (Mojo magazine)

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

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Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Aug
7
9:00 PM21:00

Rhythm & Blue Martyn

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.

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Pinstripe Réduit
Aug
8
9:00 PM21:00

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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Eric Ranzoni (solo)
Aug
12
9:00 PM21:00

Eric Ranzoni (solo)

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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Eric Ranzoni (trio)
Aug
15
9:00 PM21:00

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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Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Aug
16
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman and her Kombo

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. 

+ 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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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Aug
18
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

Thanks to the sponsorship of Hennessy we are serving a special menu of reduced priced tipples and free live music.

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.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Grand Marnier Tasting Masterclass & Dom Pipkin on Piano
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

Grand Marnier Tasting Masterclass & Dom Pipkin on Piano

We are delighted to host this tasting masterclass in partnership with Grand Marnier. The brand's best-known product is Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, an orange-flavored liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar.

It is the creation of our own unique spirit that sets us apart from other gins, as we grow, distil and bottle on our single-estate in a true field to bottle operation.

Tickets are £10, which includes the tastings, a welcome drink along with a specially paired taster canapé from our kitchen. 

The session begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before for your welcome drink. We also invite guests to staying longer for dinner, drinks & live music.

From 9pm, Dom Pipkin has been the “go to” Brit for the New Orleans piano sound for over a decade now. He’s performed all over the world both on his own terms and with internationally recognized artists.  He’s been the subject of Radio 2 and Jazz FM specials and shared stages with New Orleans icons such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and worked with artists as diverse as Pee Wee Ellis, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith and David Byrne.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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St Germain presents Nell Greco (trio)
Aug
20
9:00 PM21:00

St Germain presents Nell Greco (trio)

We’re excited to bring you a night of live music and cocktails, thanks to our friends at St. Germain.

Ever-inspired by vintage music and style of the 30s and 40s, Nell Greco performs the songs that made an era swoon, with originality and flare. Having trained in London, she’s developed a style of her own that naturally traverses genres, continents and decades – encompassing trad jazz, swing, Chanson Française and, gypsy jazz.

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

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Kai Hoffman Quartet
Aug
22
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. 

+ 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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Whitley Neill presents Errol Linton
Aug
27
9:00 PM21:00

Whitley Neill presents Errol Linton

We’re excited to bring you a night of free live music and discounted cocktails, thanks to our friends at Whitley Neill.

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.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Eric Ranzoni
Aug
28
9:00 PM21:00

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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Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio
Aug
29
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio

The Bootleg Trio is fronted by the illustrious Fred Snow.

Showman, Composer, Artist-Provocateur. Often found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies, exclusive gatherings & street festivals in Brazil. Fred Snow has earned his place in the glinting spires of Britain’s independent music scene - that ethereal castle in the mythic Bohemian otherworld.

Born in 1976 and named after the great Freddy Mercury, which he continues to honour. His journey started in the USA, where he absorbed both the Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Violent Femmes during the mid ‘90s. Adding to Weill, Guthrie, Waits, Dietrich, Bowie, Brel, Neil Young, Agnes Bernelle, 3 Mustaphas 3, Kid Creole, Queen, The Velvet Underground - all are claimed as fonts of scant reverence. Solo performances to re-inventing the Old Style with The Top Shelf Band & Le Bistrotet, or the Avant-Garde of The Bootleg Trio & New Bohemian Orchestra, writing, recording & appearing live is just the half of it. Fred Snow has gone on to deliver original material for soundtracks on TV, adverts & even appearing in an oscar winning movie performing his own music. Starting his Record Label & Music Publishing arm brought additional challenges and responsibilities, becoming an advocate within London’s independent scene through his membership of AIM, PRS & MPA.

Fred Snow’s accomplishments have resulted in opportunities to cross 6 different continents, his live act having been booked to appear alongside such luminaries as Camille O’Sullivan, Paul O’Grady, Le Gateau Chocolat, Tankus the Henge, Urban Voodoo Machine, Paloma Faith, Kid Creole, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J., Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

“The Gothic Gatsby of the Indy Scene!” (The Candlelight Club)

“Impeccable tunes are served up with obscene lyrics, a diabolic mash-up of Terry-Thomas and Al Bowlly.  (Ben Chu, The Independent Newspaper)

“Like Terry Thomas meeting the Jim Jones Revue… Not for the feint hearted!” (Soho House)

“Whatever keeps Fred Snow off the stage is a great victory for social reformers, but a dreadful loss to London.” (The Erotic Review)

“The House Band for Oriole & Nightjar in London.” (Drinks Magazine Asia)

“Vaudevillian Philosopher-King.” (This Is Cabaret)

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Woodford Reserve presents TJ Johnson
Jun
11
9:00 PM21:00

Woodford Reserve presents TJ Johnson

We're delighted to present an evening of music and delicious whiskey cocktails courtesy of Woodford Reserve.

The self-titled “King of Dirty Jazz, Backroom Swing and Rhythm and Blues”, TJ Johnson is a true ambassador of the soul singing songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, of hope and despair, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows.

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.

Thanks to the generous support from our friends at Woodford Reserve, we are able to offer reduced priced cocktails and free live music.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Eric Ranzoni on Piano
Jun
10
9:00 PM21:00

Eric Ranzoni on Piano

From 9pm, 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.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Bombay Sapphire presents Sara Dowling
Jun
9
9:00 PM21:00

Bombay Sapphire presents Sara Dowling

During World Gin Day Festival 5th - 9th June, in partnership with Drink Up London and our friends at Bombay Sapphire, we will be serving a £6 cocktail for those with a festival pass. Our lovely sponsors will also be offering guests an evening of live music and delicious reduced priced cocktails courtesy of Bombay Sapphire.

Gifted with immensely emotional vocals, Sara Dowling’s influences are wide and far-reaching. 

Born from an Irish father and Lebanese mother, she was surrounded by the turning records of her father’s jazz collection. Influenced by Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter and Dakota Staton,

she is now one of the U.K’s leading jazz vocalist, regularly performing at London’s prestigious Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club and the 606 Jazz Club.

She is known for her interpretations of classic ballads leaving audiences spellbound as well as the energy and vigour with which she tackles the up tempo standards from the American Songbook.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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World Gin Day Festival & The Chris Corcoran Band
Jun
8
9:00 PM21:00

World Gin Day Festival & The Chris Corcoran Band

During World Gin Day Festival 5th - 9th June, in partnership with Drink Up London and our friends at Bombay Sapphire, we will be serving a £6 cocktail for those with a festival pass.

The Chris Corcoran Trio are an instrumental tour de force and unique to the UK Blues scene.   Hailed by Guitarist magazine as 'endlessly inventive' and 'one of our favourite purveyors of vintage blues' the band has performed at many of the UK’s noted blues venues and festivals, bringing their eclectic repertoire of covers and self-penned numbers delivered with energy and passion for authenticity of roots rhythm and blues. 

The trio is led by the prodigious guitarist, Chris Corcoran supported by stalwarts of the UK Blues Circuit, Matt Radford on Bass and Peter Greatorex on drums. 

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World Gin Day Festival & Boneshaker
Jun
7
9:00 PM21:00

World Gin Day Festival & Boneshaker

During World Gin Day Festival 5th - 9th June, in partnership with Drink Up London and our friends at Bombay Sapphire, we will be serving a £6 cocktail for those with a festival pass.

From 9pm, 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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World Gin Day Festival & Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Jun
5
9:00 PM21:00

World Gin Day Festival & Rhythm & Blue Martyn

During World Gin Day Festival 5th - 9th June, in partnership with Drink Up London and our friends at Bombay Sapphire, we will be serving a £6 cocktail for those with a festival pass.

From 9pm, 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.

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St Germain presents Mademoiselle Lou Lou
Jun
4
9:00 PM21:00

St Germain presents Mademoiselle Lou Lou

We’re excited to bring you a night of live music and cocktails, thanks to our friends at St. Germain.

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!

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

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Bareksten Spirits Tasting Masterclass & Tim Penn on Piano
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Bareksten Spirits Tasting Masterclass & Tim Penn on Piano

We are delighted to host this tasting masterclass in partnership with Bareksten Gin. Bareksten represents the essence of Norway, in both taste and character – dark, wild, breathtaking and dramatic. Clean flavours inspired by ancient craft traditions are the soul of Bareksten`s botanical wonders.


Tickets include the tasting of Bareksten Botanical Gin and Bareksten Botanical Aquavit, a welcome drink along with a specially paired taster canapé from our kitchen. 

The session begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before for your welcome drink. We also invite guests to staying longer for dinner, drinks & live music.

From 9pm, veteran pianist Tim Penn is one of the most popular musicians on the London Blues and Roots scene.  His repertoire includes the ragtime, stride and old blues songs of the 1920s, through to the songs of the great New Orleans Piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr John and Allen Toussaint. Along the way you can also expect some musical diversions into the world of Ray Charles, Tom Waits, Soul-Jazz and Tim’s own songs and instrumentals.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Havana Club presents The Sugar Kings
Jun
2
9:00 PM21:00

Havana Club presents The Sugar Kings

We're delighted to present an evening of live 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 duo present Son, vintage Mambo, Guaracha, Bolero and Cha Cha Cha…with vocal harmonies, exciting rhythms and abounding Cuban sunshine.

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

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The London Dance Orchestra
Jun
1
9:00 PM21:00

The London Dance Orchestra

The London Dance Orchestra is produced and led by Musical Band Leader and Impressario Robin Harris.

Robin has led a number of stellar bands across London in many diverse musical fields including Latin, Soul, Blues, Eastern European Folk and more. The LDO give sensational performances that always leave the audience begging for more. All the musicians are top flight professionals who work across TV, Theatre and Film and perform in Europe’s leading venues.

Along side Robin, the band has fantastic featured singer which includes world renowned vocalist Iain Mackenzie (Ronnie Scott’s Principle Singer) Zara Macfarlane (Mobo Jazz Award Winner) Sara Dowling, Kate Mullins (Puppini Sisters) and more.

+Late set from 00:30 Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

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The Swing Ninjas
May
31
9:00 PM21:00

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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Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio
May
30
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio

The Bootleg Trio is fronted by the illustrious Fred Snow.

Showman, Composer, Artist-Provocateur. Often found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies, exclusive gatherings & street festivals in Brazil. Fred Snow has earned his place in the glinting spires of Britain’s independent music scene - that ethereal castle in the mythic Bohemian otherworld.

Born in 1976 and named after the great Freddy Mercury, which he continues to honour. His journey started in the USA, where he absorbed both the Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Violent Femmes during the mid ‘90s. Adding to Weill, Guthrie, Waits, Dietrich, Bowie, Brel, Neil Young, Agnes Bernelle, 3 Mustaphas 3, Kid Creole, Queen, The Velvet Underground - all are claimed as fonts of scant reverence. Solo performances to re-inventing the Old Style with The Top Shelf Band & Le Bistrotet, or the Avant-Garde of The Bootleg Trio & New Bohemian Orchestra, writing, recording & appearing live is just the half of it. Fred Snow has gone on to deliver original material for soundtracks on TV, adverts & even appearing in an oscar winning movie performing his own music. Starting his Record Label & Music Publishing arm brought additional challenges and responsibilities, becoming an advocate within London’s independent scene through his membership of AIM, PRS & MPA.

Fred Snow’s accomplishments have resulted in opportunities to cross 6 different continents, his live act having been booked to appear alongside such luminaries as Camille O’Sullivan, Paul O’Grady, Le Gateau Chocolat, Tankus the Henge, Urban Voodoo Machine, Paloma Faith, Kid Creole, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J., Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

“The Gothic Gatsby of the Indy Scene!” (The Candlelight Club)

“Impeccable tunes are served up with obscene lyrics, a diabolic mash-up of Terry-Thomas and Al Bowlly.  (Ben Chu, The Independent Newspaper)

“Like Terry Thomas meeting the Jim Jones Revue… Not for the feint hearted!” (Soho House)

“Whatever keeps Fred Snow off the stage is a great victory for social reformers, but a dreadful loss to London.” (The Erotic Review)

“The House Band for Oriole & Nightjar in London.” (Drinks Magazine Asia)

“Vaudevillian Philosopher-King.” (This Is Cabaret)

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Pernod Ricard presents Jigger & Pony
May
28
9:00 PM21:00

Pernod Ricard presents Jigger & Pony

We're delighted to host the bar team from award-winning Jigger and Pony in partnership with Pernod Ricard.

After Nightjar + Oriole’s popular tour of east Asia, Oriole is delighted to welcome Jigger & Pony for a taste of Singapore’s vibrant cocktail scene in the heart of London.

With an eye on the multi-sensory when crafting new variations on classic libations, Jigger & Pony is in a class of its own, most recently coming in at No 9 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars.

Since its opening in May 2012, Jigger & Pony has championed the movement of bringing back classic cocktails in Singapore. Named after the double-coned measuring device used by bartenders to accurately pour out spirits, Jigger & Pony pays tribute to the 19th century, when cocktail recipes were listed in “jiggers” and “ponies”.

From 8pm to midnight, Bar manager Jerrold Khoo (World Class Singapore Champion 2018) and Principal Bartender Giovanni Graziadei will be mixing up four of the bars signature cocktails, bringing a taste of east Asia to East London.

From 9pm, The Sugar Kings bring to Oriole the gambling dens of pre-revolution Havana, where the sweet smell of cigars hung thick in the air and the aged rum flowed. The Cuban duo present Son, vintage Mambo, Guaracha, Bolero and Cha Cha Cha…with vocal harmonies, exciting rhythms and abounding Cuban sunshine.

As a result of the generous support of Pernod Ricard and we are also able to offer free live music.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Bobby's Gin Tasting Masterclass & James Brotherston on Piano
May
27
6:30 PM18:30

Bobby's Gin Tasting Masterclass & James Brotherston on Piano

We are delighted to host this tasting masterclass in partnership with Bobby's Gin. A Dutch gin features a recipe inspired by the creator's grandfather, Bobby Alfons. It's made with a combination of local and exotic ingredients, including juniper, clove, lemongrass, cubeb peppers and rosehips. Guests will learn about the history of gin and the production of Bobby's Gin and jenever.


Tickets include the tasting, a welcome drink along with a specially paired taster canapé from our kitchen. 

The session begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before for your welcome drink. We also invite guests to staying longer for dinner, drinks & live music.

From 9pm, James cut his teeth as a pianist, bandleader and arranger as a student in Edinburgh before moving to east London in 2006.  His idiosyncratic, New Orleans-inflected piano and vocal style incorporates elements of James Booker, Fats Waller, Charles Brown and Amos Milburn.  James can regularly be found playing gigs around the city with his band, JB's Casual Vices, as well as playing occasional solo sessions.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Grey Goose presents Fraser & the Alibis
May
26
9:00 PM21:00

Grey Goose presents Fraser & the Alibis

We're delighted to present an evening of jazz and delicious cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose.

From 9pm, 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, drenched in the roots of the music. With a nod to 'Sam Butera and the Witnesses', Fraser & the Alibis channel the intensity and feel good effect of the swing and jive music of the dance hall era, combined with the virtuosities and flavours of the Blue Note movement. 

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

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
May
25
9:00 PM21:00

Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Miss Hoodoo & The Delta Boys play Blue Note 60’s Grant Green/Lou Donaldson laid back soul/jazz than 70’s funk. The band are supported by captivating soulful vocal with upright bass, drums, piano, trumpet/trombone.

 + 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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Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band
May
24
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band

Re-inventing the Old Style.

They are known for outstanding live shows & their suave appeal for European private events. Usually found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies & exclusive gatherings.

The group is fronted by Fred Snow, who has written & recorded original material for TV & award winning movie soundtracks, providing opportunities to visit 6 different continents of the world with his own music, bands & solo acts, having been booked to appear with such luminaries as Lana Del Rey, Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

 + 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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Duncan Hemstock Trio
May
22
9:00 PM21:00

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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Woodford presents Remembering Chet
May
21
9:00 PM21:00

Woodford presents Remembering Chet

We're delighted to present an evening of music and delicious whiskey cocktails courtesy of Woodford Reserve.

On stage, an homage to Chet Baker composed by cool trumpet and vocals.

Chet's trumpet and vocal style are disarmingly melancholic yet warm. Cool jazz with a big heart, he could induce a tear and a smile at the same time.

James Whittington and Matthew Lucas play and sing classics loved by the Oklahoma-born trumpet player and his contemporaries.

Remembering Chet, who would be 90 this year.

Thanks to the kind sponsorship of our friends at Woodford Reserve, we are able to offer free live music and discounted cocktails all night.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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David O'brien
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

David O'brien

Dave O'Brien is a London-born-and-bred pianist, bassist, composer and occasional singer, with a passion for swing and bop, who has also taken in influences from the wide variety of musical experiences he has encountered through his career.

Having performed with people such as Brian Abrahams (South-African jazz) Mor Karbasi (Spanish/Turkish/North-African-tinged Sephardic Songs), Tongue Fu (poetry with improvised music), Lazy Habits (hip-hop), The Gadjo Club (Eastern-European folk-pop), The Basin Street Brawlers (and many other top bands in the London swing scene) and led his own Peter Whittingham Award-winning original fusion band Porpoise Corpus.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Hennessy Jazz Jam
May
19
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

Thanks to the sponsorship of Hennessy we are serving a special menu of reduced priced tipples. and free live music .

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.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Aisha Khan & Her Rajahs
May
18
9:00 PM21:00

Aisha Khan & Her Rajahs

Aisha Khan sings American roots music, Jazz, Blues and Rhythm & Blues of the 1940’s/50’s. With a nod to the glamour and sophistication of a bygone era and over 25 years of experience, coupled with an unrivalled passion for the music, she combines outstanding original material with powerful cover versions and performs them all with class, soul, talent and wit. Equal Parts sultry Jazz chanteuse and Rhythm and Blues belter, Aisha easily communicates heartbreak, joy and a range of emotions in between, continuing to honour the tradition of the true Divas.

Aisha’s earliest influences incorporated everything from Elvis and Sarah Vaughan to Billy Bragg and Northern Soul. Naturally drawn to London’s incendiary Rockabilly club scene, she felt the irresistible pull of black American Rhythm & Blues as a call to action, setting up her first band Tiger Lily and the Jitterbugs, with which she performed throughout the UK and Europe for several years at Jazz, Blues and Rock & Roll festivals, clubs and events.

 + 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 and her Kombo
May
17
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman and her Kombo

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. 

+ 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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Eric Ranzoni Trio
May
16
9:00 PM21:00

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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Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio
May
15
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio

The Bootleg Trio is fronted by the illustrious Fred Snow.

Showman, Composer, Artist-Provocateur. Often found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies, exclusive gatherings & street festivals in Brazil. Fred Snow has earned his place in the glinting spires of Britain’s independent music scene - that ethereal castle in the mythic Bohemian otherworld.

Born in 1976 and named after the great Freddy Mercury, which he continues to honour. His journey started in the USA, where he absorbed both the Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Violent Femmes during the mid ‘90s. Adding to Weill, Guthrie, Waits, Dietrich, Bowie, Brel, Neil Young, Agnes Bernelle, 3 Mustaphas 3, Kid Creole, Queen, The Velvet Underground - all are claimed as fonts of scant reverence. Solo performances to re-inventing the Old Style with The Top Shelf Band & Le Bistrotet, or the Avant-Garde of The Bootleg Trio & New Bohemian Orchestra, writing, recording & appearing live is just the half of it. Fred Snow has gone on to deliver original material for soundtracks on TV, adverts & even appearing in an oscar winning movie performing his own music. Starting his Record Label & Music Publishing arm brought additional challenges and responsibilities, becoming an advocate within London’s independent scene through his membership of AIM, PRS & MPA.

Fred Snow’s accomplishments have resulted in opportunities to cross 6 different continents, his live act having been booked to appear alongside such luminaries as Camille O’Sullivan, Paul O’Grady, Le Gateau Chocolat, Tankus the Henge, Urban Voodoo Machine, Paloma Faith, Kid Creole, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J., Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

“The Gothic Gatsby of the Indy Scene!” (The Candlelight Club)

“Impeccable tunes are served up with obscene lyrics, a diabolic mash-up of Terry-Thomas and Al Bowlly.  (Ben Chu, The Independent Newspaper)

“Like Terry Thomas meeting the Jim Jones Revue… Not for the feint hearted!” (Soho House)

“Whatever keeps Fred Snow off the stage is a great victory for social reformers, but a dreadful loss to London.” (The Erotic Review)

“The House Band for Oriole & Nightjar in London.” (Drinks Magazine Asia)

“Vaudevillian Philosopher-King.” (This Is Cabaret)

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Appleton presents TJ Johnson
May
14
9:00 PM21:00

Appleton presents TJ Johnson

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

From 9pm, the self-titled “King of Dirty Jazz, Backroom Swing and Rhythm and Blues”,  TJ Johnson is a true ambassador of the soul singing songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, of hope and despair, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows.

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

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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