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Top Shelf Jazz
Dec
16
9:00 PM21:00

Top Shelf Jazz

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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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Dec
17
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

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

The 20s and 30s gave birth to Jazz with large-scale bands accompanying dancing feet well into the early hours of the evening. Big bands travelled across America, Europe and into Asia and were seen as an essential part of 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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Duncan Hemstock Trio
Dec
20
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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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Dec
21
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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Ish Kabibble
Dec
22
9:00 PM21:00

Ish Kabibble

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

 + LATE SET

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

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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Dec
23
9:00 PM21:00

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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Duncan Hemstock Trio
Dec
28
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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Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Dec
29
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.

 + 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 Top Shelf Band
Dec
30
9:00 PM21:00

The Top Shelf Band

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

 + LATE SET

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

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New Year's Eve 2017
Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

New Year's Eve 2017

We'd love you to join us to ring in 2018 in high-style with live music from the wonderful Boneshaker. Guests will be welcomed on the night with champagne and will enjoy music into the wee hours of the morning. 

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.

Tickets are £50 per person and include entry, a glass of Champagne and entertainment for the evening.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Havana Club presents The Sugar Kings Duo
Jan
2
9:00 PM21:00

Havana Club presents The Sugar Kings Duo

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 their repertoire of son cubano, vintage mambo and cha cha cha.

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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Joe Webb Trio
Jan
3
9:00 PM21:00

Joe Webb Trio

Joe Webb is a welsh pianist who has been based in London for the past two years. Over this time he has had the pleasure of working with some of the capitals finest musicians and venues. Some of his biggest influences in jazz piano are the likes of Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and many others. Joe enjoys showing his interpretations of some of his favourites from these artists and is one of the most exciting pianists of the moment. Joe Webb is the pianist for the Kansas Smitty's House Band and is a regular featured performer from Ronnie Scott's to the Wigmore Hall.

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Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Jan
4
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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Boneshaker
Jan
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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Cosimo Matassa Project
Jan
6
9:00 PM21:00

Cosimo Matassa Project

The Cosimo Matassa Project are a group of musicians who share a love of early rhythm and blues. They pay homage to legendary New Orleans record producer Cosimo Matassa (1926 - 2014) and the artists who passed through his studios, such as Fats Domino, Big Joe Turner, Dave Bartholomew and Alan Tussaint.

The band attempt to capture the spirit, soulfulness and groove of the hundreds of great records that emerged from Cosimo's studios in the late 1940s and onwards.

+ Late set

Cosimo Matassa Project 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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Bulleit presents The FoBo Jug Band Duo
Jan
7
9:00 PM21:00

Bulleit presents The FoBo Jug Band Duo

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, playing as a duo on this occasion, who are sure to get the feet stomping with Mississippi Delta numbers played on the harp, 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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Arbikie Masterclass with Jaz Delorean
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Arbikie Masterclass with Jaz Delorean

We are delighted to host this masterclass in partnership with Arbikie gin, winners of the Scottish Gin distillery of the year 2017.

Guests will learn all about Arbikie's unique field to bottle process and how they create all their spirits completely from scratch using home grown ingredients. In addition there will also be a tasting of the full range of Arbikie spirits, specially paired light canapés from our kitchen. 

Tickets are free but we do recommend booking, using the Arbikie masterclass booking type, as places are limited! The masterclass begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before.

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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Boca Nova Trio
Jan
10
9:00 PM21:00

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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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Jan
11
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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Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra
Jan
12
9:00 PM21:00

Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra

In his flagship project, Benoit directs an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians in a manner reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Charles Trenet at the very height of their popularity. His authentic vocal renditions of French chanson, Swing, Jive, Russian folk, Charleston, Latin American dance music have captivated audiences across the UK and all over Europe, Russia and the Far East.

"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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Rabbit Foot Spasm
Jan
13
9:00 PM21:00

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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Woodford Reserve presents Absentees Duo
Jan
14
9:00 PM21:00

Woodford Reserve presents Absentees Duo

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

The Absentees duo offer an exciting blend of traditional Bluegrass and Delta numbers with more original interpretations has been taking the London scene by storm. 

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

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Tanqueray presents TJ Johnson Trio
Jan
16
9:00 PM21:00

Tanqueray presents TJ Johnson Trio

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

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.

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

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Pinstripe Réduit
Jan
18
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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Ish Kabibble
Jan
20
9:00 PM21:00

Ish Kabibble

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

 + LATE SET

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

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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Jan
21
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

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

The 20s and 30s gave birth to Jazz with large-scale bands accompanying dancing feet well into the early hours of the evening. Big bands travelled across America, Europe and into Asia and were seen as an essential part of 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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Marcus Bonfanti
Jan
24
9:00 PM21:00

Marcus Bonfanti

Marcus Bonfanti is a London based, award winning blues guitarist. After a successful career over the past 10 years supporting and touring with many artists, in 2008 he launched his solo career, which has since gone from strength to strength. Bonfanti's music is an ecclectic mix of different blues styles, supported by powerful, gutsy vocals.

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The Top Shelf Band
Jan
26
9:00 PM21:00

The Top Shelf Band

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

 + LATE SET

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

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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Jan
27
9:00 PM21:00

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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Woodford Reserve presents Ben Scrivener and his Skillet Kickers
Jan
28
9:00 PM21:00

Woodford Reserve presents Ben Scrivener and his Skillet Kickers

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

Ben Scrivener and his Skillet Kickers are a trio formed from members of Grupo Atlantico. For one night only in celebration of Old Forester Statesman, their set will be reworked with Americana style vibes. 

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

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Tim Penn on Piano
Jan
29
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on Piano

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

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Bacardi presents Grupo Atlantico
Jan
30
9:00 PM21:00

Bacardi presents Grupo Atlantico

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

Grupo Atlantico are a trio who artfully mix early jazz and ragtime, Brazilian choro, biguine from Martinique and early tango music.

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

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Top Shelf Bootleg Trio
Jan
31
9:00 PM21:00

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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Boneshaker
Feb
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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Gin Trap House Band
Feb
3
9:00 PM21:00

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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Appleton presents The Jaybirds
Feb
4
9:00 PM21:00

Appleton presents The Jaybirds

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

The Jaybirds are a Jazz-Reggae band in the tradition of The Skatelites and Jazz Jamaica. 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!

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
Feb
5
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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Top Shelf Bootleg Trio
Feb
7
9:00 PM21:00

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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Pinstripe Reduit
Feb
8
9:00 PM21:00

Pinstripe Reduit

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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Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra
Feb
9
9:00 PM21:00

Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra

In his flagship project, Benoit directs an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians in a manner reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Charles Trenet at the very height of their popularity. His authentic vocal renditions of French chanson, Swing, Jive, Russian folk, Charleston, Latin American dance music have captivated audiences across the UK and all over Europe, Russia and the Far East.

"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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Rabbit Foot Spasm
Feb
10
9:00 PM21:00

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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Havana Club presents Sugar Kings Duo
Feb
11
9:00 PM21:00

Havana Club presents Sugar Kings Duo

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 cocktails at reduced prices featuring Havana Club all night along with free live music courtesy of the brand.

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Tim Penn on piano
Feb
12
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on piano

Tim Penn's influences and repertoire range from ragtime and stride and the old blues songs of the 1920s, 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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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Feb
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 & her Kombo
Feb
16
9:00 PM21:00

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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Ish Kabibble
Feb
17
9:00 PM21:00

Ish Kabibble

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

 + LATE SET

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

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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Feb
18
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

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

The 20s and 30s gave birth to Jazz with large-scale bands accompanying dancing feet well into the early hours of the evening. Big bands travelled across America, Europe and into Asia and were seen as an essential part of 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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Christian Prior on Piano
Feb
19
9:00 PM21:00

Christian Prior on Piano

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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Duncan Hemstock Trio
Feb
21
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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Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Feb
22
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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The Swing Ninjas
Feb
23
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. 

+ 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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Wild Turkey presents Rhythm and Blue Martyn
Feb
25
9:00 PM21:00

Wild Turkey presents Rhythm and Blue Martyn

We're delighted to present an evening of Bluegrass and delicious bourbon cocktails courtesy of Wild Turkey.  

 The Hot Rock Pilgrims, are an old-time supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England.an old-time supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England.

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

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Duncan Hemstock Trio
Feb
28
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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Kai Hoffman Quartet
Mar
1
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. 

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Boneshaker
Mar
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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Baraka Jazz Quintet
Mar
3
9:00 PM21:00

Baraka Jazz Quintet

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

+ 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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Bulleit presents The FoBo Jug Band Duo
Mar
4
9:00 PM21:00

Bulleit presents The FoBo Jug Band Duo

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, playing as a duo on this occasion, who are sure to get the feet stomping with Mississippi Delta numbers played on the harp, 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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Eric Ranzoni on Piano
Mar
5
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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Havana Club presents The Sugar Kings
Mar
6
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 trio present their repertoire of son cubano, vintage mambo and cha cha cha.

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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Kourush Kanani Trio
Mar
7
9:00 PM21:00

Kourush Kanani Trio

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.

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Pinstripe Réduit
Mar
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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Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra
Mar
9
9:00 PM21:00

Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra

In his flagship project, Benoit directs an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians in a manner reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Charles Trenet at the very height of their popularity. His authentic vocal renditions of French chanson, Swing, Jive, Russian folk, Charleston, Latin American dance music have captivated audiences across the UK and all over Europe, Russia and the Far East.

"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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Rabbit Foot Spasm
Mar
10
9:00 PM21:00

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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Tim Penn on Piano
Mar
12
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on Piano

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

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Boca Nova Trio
Mar
14
9:00 PM21:00

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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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Mar
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 & her Kombo
Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

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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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Mar
18
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

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

The 20s and 30s gave birth to Jazz with large-scale bands accompanying dancing feet well into the early hours of the evening. Big bands travelled across America, Europe and into Asia and were seen as an essential part of 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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Christian Prior on Piano
Mar
19
9:00 PM21:00

Christian Prior on Piano

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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Tanqueray presents Bootleg Trio
Mar
20
9:00 PM21:00

Tanqueray presents Bootleg Trio

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

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.

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

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The Top Shelf Band
Mar
23
9:00 PM21:00

The Top Shelf Band

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

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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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St Germain presents Alexandra Gray
Mar
25
9:00 PM21:00

St Germain presents Alexandra Gray

We're delighted to present an evening of jazz and delicious gin cocktails courtesy of St Germain.

Alexandra Gray and her musicians will be performing French chanson, gypsy swing and hot club jazz. Expect the perfect ambiance and that certain je ne sais quoi.

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

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Adrian Cox Trio
Mar
28
9:00 PM21:00

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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Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Mar
29
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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Cosimo Matassa Project
Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Cosimo Matassa Project

The Cosimo Matassa Project are a group of musicians who share a love of early rhythm and blues. They pay homage to legendary New Orleans record producer Cosimo Matassa (1926 - 2014) and the artists who passed through his studios, such as Fats Domino, Big Joe Turner, Dave Bartholomew and Alan Tussaint.

The band attempt to capture the spirit, soulfulness and groove of the hundreds of great records that emerged from Cosimo's studios in the late 1940s and onwards.

+ Late Set

 The band 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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Gin House Trap Band
Mar
31
9:00 PM21:00

Gin House Trap 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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Tanqueray presents TJ Johnson Trio
Dec
12
9:00 PM21:00

Tanqueray presents TJ Johnson Trio

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

The wonderful TJ Johnson Trio will be playing their extraordinary blend of 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 Tanqueray, we are also able to offer a special menu of cocktails at reduced prices featuring Tanqueray all night along with free live music courtesy of the brand.

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Tim Penn on piano
Dec
11
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on piano

Tim Penn's influences and repertoire range from ragtime and stride and the old blues songs of the 1920s, 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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Wild Turkey presents Rhythm and Blue Martyn
Dec
10
9:00 PM21:00

Wild Turkey presents Rhythm and Blue Martyn

We're delighted to present an evening of Bluegrass 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, 100 Club . . .

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

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Rabbit Foot Spasm
Dec
9
9:00 PM21:00

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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Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra
Dec
8
9:00 PM21:00

Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra

In his flagship project, Benoit directs an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians in a manner reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Charles Trenet at the very height of their popularity. His authentic vocal renditions of French chanson, Swing, Jive, Russian folk, Charleston, Latin American dance music have captivated audiences across the UK and all over Europe, Russia and the Far East.

"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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Errol Linton Trio
Dec
6
9:00 PM21:00

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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Old Forester Statesman Bourbon presents Jaz D and band
Dec
5
9:00 PM21:00

Old Forester Statesman Bourbon presents Jaz D and band

We're delighted to present an evening of live music and delicious bourbon cocktails courtesy of Old Forester Statesman Bourbon.

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. Jaz D will be joined by his band, entertaining guests with an evening of live music.

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

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Eric Ranzoni on Piano
Dec
4
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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Bacardi presents Grupo Atlantico
Dec
3
9:00 PM21:00

Bacardi presents Grupo Atlantico

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

Grupo Atlantico are a trio who artfully mix early jazz and ragtime, Brazilian choro, biguine from Martinique and early tango music.

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

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Pinstripe Réduit
Dec
2
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.

 + 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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Boneshaker
Dec
1
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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Sugar Kings
Nov
30
9:00 PM21:00

Sugar Kings

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

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Speciality Spirited Supper with live music from TJ Johnson
Nov
28
9:00 PM21:00

Speciality Spirited Supper with live music from TJ Johnson

We are excited to host our next Spirited Supper in partnership with Speciality Drinks.

Guests will enjoy a masterclass on smoky flavored spirits hosted by Speciality Drinks 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.

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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James Brotherston
Nov
27
9:00 PM21:00

James Brotherston

James Brotherston 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-infected piano and vocal style incorporates elements of James Booker, Fats Waller, Charles Brown and Amos Milburn.

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East India Company Gin presents Trio Manouche
Nov
26
9:00 PM21:00

East India Company Gin presents Trio Manouche

We're delighted to present a special evening in partnership with our friends at East India Company Gin.

The East India Company Gin is a luxury gin with an unparalleled heritage, inspired by journeys between East and West. Our bar team have created a menu of cocktails especially for this unique evening; including a delicious hot gin punch. Discover nutmeg, sweet orange and gingery flavours with 12 selected spices and botanicals from The East India Company’s old trade journeys.

Follow us on Instagram for details of how to enter our competition for a luxury gin hamper including the London Dry Gin, fine Bombay Chai tea, chocolate-covered berries, sweet biscuits, hibiscus cordial and some lovely mixers from Franklin & Sons.

There will be free live music from the excellent Trio Manouche, one of the UK’s leading gypsy swing ensembles. They will be performing inspired re-worked classics of Django Reinhardt, in addition to original material penned by their band leader Simon Harris, bringing a unique and contemporary twist to this ever popular genre.

Music from 9, cocktails all night!

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

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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Ish Kabibble
Nov
24
9:00 PM21:00

Ish Kabibble

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

 + LATE SET

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

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Swing Ninjas
Nov
23
9:00 PM21:00

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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Adrian Cox Trio
Nov
22
9:00 PM21:00

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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Wild Turkey presents The Hot Rock Pilgrims
Nov
21
9:00 PM21:00

Wild Turkey presents The Hot Rock Pilgrims

We're delighted to present an evening of Bluegrass and delicious bourbon cocktails courtesy of Wild Turkey.  

 The Hot Rock Pilgrims, are an old-time supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England.an old-time supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England.

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

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Diz Watson Solo
Nov
20
9:00 PM21:00

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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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Nov
19
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

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

The 20s and 30s gave birth to Jazz with large-scale bands accompanying dancing feet well into the early hours of the evening. Big bands travelled across America, Europe and into Asia and were seen as an essential part of 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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Dixie Ticklers
Nov
18
9:00 PM21:00

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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Boom La Tete
Nov
17
9:00 PM21:00

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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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Nov
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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Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Nov
15
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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Reyka masterclass with live music from Mademoiselle Loulou Orchestra
Nov
14
9:00 PM21:00

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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