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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Mar
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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Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band
Mar
22
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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Grand Marnier presents Alan Dunn (duo)
Mar
24
9:00 PM21:00

Grand Marnier presents Alan Dunn (duo)

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

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.  

His playing is influenced by the likes of Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, Dr John, Huey "piano" Smith, Tuts Washington, Professor Longhair etc. and of course the great Jelly Roll Morton.

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.

He’s also long time keyboardist for Sir Bob Geldof and more recently The Boomtown Rats.

Thanks to Grand Marnier, not only will you hear music for free, but we’ll also be offering a special menu of discounted cocktails featuring the brand all night!

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Jaz Delorean on Piano
Mar
25
9:00 PM21:00

Jaz Delorean on Piano

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

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"A Journey Through Agave Spirits" Masterclass & Alan Dunn
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

"A Journey Through Agave Spirits" Masterclass & Alan Dunn


We are delighted to host this masterclass in partnership with Speciality Drinks. Guests will be taken on a journey through Agave Spirits; learning about their history and craft and a tasting session. Tickets are £10 which include the masterclass, a welcome drink especially paired taster canapé from our kitchen

We do recommend booking, using the Agave Spirits Masterclass Booking Type, as places are limited! The masterclass begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before.

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.  

His playing is influenced by the likes of Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, Dr John, Huey "piano" Smith, Tuts Washington, Professor Longhair etc. and of course the great Jelly Roll Morton.

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.

He’s also long time keyboardist for Sir Bob Geldof and more recently The Boomtown Rats.

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Duncan Hemstock Trio
Mar
27
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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The Swing Ninjas
Mar
29
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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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Mar
30
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.

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 the 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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Celebrate Mother's Day with Veuve Clicquot & The Sugar Kings
Mar
31
9:00 PM21:00

Celebrate Mother's Day with Veuve Clicquot & The Sugar Kings

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

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 Veuve Cliquot, we are also able to offer a special menu of cocktails at reduced prices featuring the brand all night… not to mention free live music too!

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Tim Penn on Piano
Apr
1
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on Piano

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.

Variety is, after all, the spice of life. 

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Campari presents Errol Linton (trio)
Apr
2
9:00 PM21:00

Campari presents Errol Linton (trio)

We’re excited to bring you a night of free live music and discounted gin 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.

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Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Apr
3
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 Boneshaker
Apr
5
9:00 PM21:00

The Boneshaker

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

+ LATE SET

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

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Pinstripe Réduit
Apr
6
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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Reyka presents The Dai Price Duo
Apr
7
9:00 PM21:00

Reyka presents The Dai Price Duo

We're delighted to present an evening of free music and discounted cocktails courtesy of our friends at Reyka.

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 Reyka, 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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Pampelle Masterclass & Eric Ranzoni
Apr
8
9:00 PM21:00

Pampelle Masterclass & Eric Ranzoni

We are delighted to host this masterclass in partnership with Pampelle, an aperitif that highlights the Ruby Red Grapefruit from Corsica island, responsible for its sweetly bitter disposition.

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 canapés from our kitchen.

Tickets are £10, we do recommend booking, using the Pampelle Masterclass Booking Type, as places are limited! The masterclass begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before.

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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Pampelle presents TJ Johnson
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Pampelle presents TJ Johnson

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

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.

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Supper Club with Zaw Mahesh
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Supper Club with Zaw Mahesh

Roll up food lovers, this is one you won’t want to miss! For one night only we’re thrilled to welcome Zaw Mahesh Head Chef of Burmese hotspot Lahpet into our kitchen. Zaw & our Head Chef Gus have created a menu in collaboration - fusing the flavours from our Latin-inspired menu with the best of Burmese street food. 

Tickets are £35 for four courses of delicious taster plates including silken truffle tofu, ginger salad tostadas and dreamy cassava coconut cake. We’ve sampled these dishes and they are quite a taste sensation!

Places are limited and will fill up fast so we recommend booking in advance using our Lahpet Supper booking type. 

There will be live jazz from 9pm from the excellent Baraka - 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.

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Pinstripe Réduit
Apr
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
Apr
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.

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Cocchi Vermouth presents Sara Dowling
Apr
14
9:00 PM21:00

Cocchi Vermouth presents Sara Dowling

We’re excited to bring you a night of free live music and discounted cocktails, thanks to our friends at Cocchi, a brand of wine-based aperitifs and hundred percent Piedmontese sparkling wines following the best traditions of Asti area.

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 vigor with which she tackles the up tempo standards from the American Songbook.

Thanks to Cocchi, not only will you hear Sara’s music for free, but we’ll also be offering a special menu of discounted cocktails featuring the brand all night!

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Ewan Bleach (solo)
Apr
15
9:00 PM21:00

Ewan Bleach (solo)

Ewan Bleach is 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.


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Cambridge Gin presents The Joplin Parnell Trio
Apr
16
9:00 PM21:00

Cambridge Gin presents The Joplin Parnell Trio

We're delighted to present an evening of live music and delicious reduced price cocktails courtesy of Cambridge Gin.

Joplin Parnell is a prominent pianist and vocalist on London’s Jazz and Blues scene. He has lived a life immersed in music having started out at an early age following his piano playing father around New Orleans parades, jam sessions and bars, snare drum in hand. Whereas, days at home were spent receiving a musical education in the back of his mother's audio engineering studio, watching her cut records and listening with keen ears. His sets weave a rich tapestry of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues and Brazilian Choro, New York Stride and French Musette with a Tango or two thrown in for good measure. His music draws influence from the full breadth of his musical heritage and imparting a deep soulful sensibility onto everything he does .

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The Chris Corcoran Trio
Apr
17
9:00 PM21:00

The Chris Corcoran Trio

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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Fraser & The Alibis
Apr
18
9:00 PM21:00

Fraser & The Alibis

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

Inspired by the big tenor sax sounds of Dexter Gordon and the screaming Organ of Jimmy Smith, the band play original tunes, 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. 

The band features some of the most in-demand, young improvisers on the London scene. After playing approximately 400 gigs together over the last decade and the release of a successful first album, they're hitting the ground running with album number two due for release in 2019.

'Raw, Rockin' and Decidedly Retro'

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Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Apr
19
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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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Apr
20
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.

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
Apr
21
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

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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Cocktail Making Masterclass & James Brotherston
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Cocktail Making Masterclass & James Brotherston

We are delighted to introduce our Cocktail Making Masterclass led by the Oriole bar team. During this practical cocktail making session, guests will learn how to make two Oriole style serves using Pampelle; a bitter-sweet citrus aperitif. 

Tickets are £20, which include a welcome drink, masterclass and tasting serves. 

We anticipate this masterclass to book up fast, so make sure to book using the Cocktail Masterclass Booking Type. The masterclass begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive at 6.30pm for your welcome drink. We also welcome the 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.

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Havana Club presents The Sugar Kings
Apr
23
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 Shirt Tail Stompers
Apr
24
9:00 PM21:00

The Shirt Tail Stompers

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

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Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio
Apr
25
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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Natty Congeroo & The Flames of Rhythm
Apr
26
9:00 PM21:00

Natty Congeroo & The Flames of Rhythm

Natty Congeroo & The Flames of Rhythm come with a hard-earned reputation as one of the top Swing bands in the U.K. Theirs are always high-energy performances, guaranteeing a hands-clapping, toe-tapping night of swing. The repertoire of the band is a combination of tight original numbers and explosive interpretations of classic Hot Jazz, Swing, Rhythm ’n’ Blues and Gospel numbers from the golden era of the 1920’s-50’s.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 12. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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The Swing Ninjas
Apr
27
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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Martini Reserva presents Ewan Bleach (duo)
Apr
28
9:00 PM21:00

Martini Reserva presents Ewan Bleach (duo)

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

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.

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Alan Dunn
Apr
29
9:00 PM21:00

Alan Dunn

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.  

His playing is influenced by the likes of Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, Dr John, Huey "piano" Smith, Tuts Washington, Professor Longhair etc. and of course the great Jelly Roll Morton.

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.

He’s also long time keyboardist for Sir Bob Geldof and more recently The Boomtown Rats.

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Woodford presents The Hot Rock Pilgrims (trio)
Apr
30
9:00 PM21:00

Woodford presents The Hot Rock Pilgrims (trio)

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

On the stage, The Hot Rock Pilgrims, 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 Woodford, we are also able to offer a special menu of whiskey cocktails at reduced prices featuring the brand all night, along with free live music!

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Dusty Corners Trio
May
1
9:00 PM21:00

Dusty Corners Trio

Dusty Corners dig through the great songbooks of yesteryear to bring you only the gems of pre-1940s music. A traditional ensemble for contemporary ears, Dusty Corners share with you the rare and the classic through the lens of a century. 

Joe Murgatroyd - clarinet/vocals 

Simon Roth - drums 

Tim Wells - piano 

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The Boneshaker
May
3
9:00 PM21:00

The Boneshaker

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

+ LATE SET

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

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Pinstripe Réduit
May
4
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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Tim Penn on Piano
May
6
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on Piano

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.

Variety is, after all, the spice of life. 

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Havana Club presents The Sugar Kings
May
7
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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Kourosh Kanani
May
8
9:00 PM21:00

Kourosh Kanani

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
May
9
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
May
10
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.

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The Chris Corcoran Trio
May
11
9:00 PM21:00

The Chris Corcoran Trio

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. 

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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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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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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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Hennessy Jazz Jam presents Duncan Hemstock Trio
May
19
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam presents 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 (Duo)
May
21
9:00 PM21:00

Woodford presents Remembering Chet (Duo)

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.

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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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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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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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James Brotherston
May
27
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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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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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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Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Jun
5
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
Jun
7
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 Chris Corcoran Band
Jun
8
9:00 PM21:00

The Chris Corcoran Band

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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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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Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Club
Jun
14
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.

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Hennessy Jazz Jam presents Duncan Hemstock Duo
Jun
16
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam presents Duncan Hemstock Duo

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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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. 

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Madamoiselle Lou Lou
Mar
20
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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Brugal 1888 presents Verushka
Mar
19
9:00 PM21:00

Brugal 1888 presents Verushka

We’re excited to bring you a night of free live music and discounted rum cocktails, thanks to our friends at Brugal 1888.

Verushka is a London-based jazz singer songwriter who delicately weaves elements of jazz, soul and r&b, tied together by her warm and sultry vocals. A richness of music and a heritage of composition runs deep in her blood - Verushka’s Croatian mother brought her up in a house filled with Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder, telling stories of her grandfather’s gypsy ancestry and time spent playing violin in the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. This year will see the release of Verushka's album, with the first single, Face It Down, out at the end of March. She joins us at Oriole with her formidable guitarist to play some of her favourite jazz and soul classics. 

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Tim Penn on Piano
Mar
18
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on Piano

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.

Variety is, after all, the spice of life. 

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St. Patrick's Day with Redbreast & The Enrico Tomasso Duo
Mar
17
9:00 PM21:00

St. Patrick's Day with Redbreast & The Enrico Tomasso Duo

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

Treasured for its complex pot still character and Oloroso sherry maturation, Redbreast is the living definition of the Pot Still Irish Whiskey tradition.

It is said that Enrico Tomasso started playing the trumpet at age five after listening to Louis Armstrong play Basin Street Blues. His father, a well-known clarinettist in England, took him to meet Louis Armstrong, for whom he played at age 7 during Louis’ last visits to England in 1968 and 1969. This led to friendship which lasted for the remainder of Louis’ life.

His musical education was fostered by his father, who would transcribe great trumpeters’ solos, would take him to live gigs, and would provide excellent trumpet teachers for him. Among those he has played with are Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Dankworth, and Tommy Whittle and the Piazza All Stars. His first recording as a sideman was in 1984, and today he is considered one of the top jazz trumpeters and recently won best trumpet category in the British Jazz Awards.

As a result of the generous support of Redbreast, we are also able to offer a special menu of cocktails at reduced prices featuring the brand all night, not to mention free live music!

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The Chris Corcoran Band
Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

The Chris Corcoran Band

The Chris Corcoran Band are an instrumental tour de force and unique to the UK Blues scene.   Hailed by Guitarist magazine as 'endlessly inventive' 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 band is led by the prodigious guitarist, Chris Corcoran supported by stalwarts of the UK Blues Circuit. The line up is: Chris Corcoran - Guitar, Matt Radford - Bass, Mike Thorne - Drums, Big John Carter - Piano and Simon Da Silva - Trumpet

+Late Set

The band will also be playing a late set from 23:30-00:30 (£5 on the door, £4 for those staying on).

One of our favourite purveyors of vintage blues' - Guitarist Magazine

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Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Mar
15
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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Pinstripe Réduit
Mar
14
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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Rosetta Trio
Mar
13
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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Starward Masterclass with TJ Johnson
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Starward Masterclass with TJ Johnson

This is a masterclass from Down Under! We're really excited to be hosting a masterclass with Starward, one of Australia's leading whisky distilleries. 

Starward was founded by David Vitale in 2007. Born and bred in Melbourne, he was inspired to create a spirit that reflects his home town – from its culture to it’s famed ‘four seasons in a day’ temperature swings. 
 
The result is a modern Australian whisky, elementally matured for three “Melbourne years” in Australian wine barrels, that pushes the boundaries of what whisky can be.

Guests will be greeted with a drink on arrival and then be treated to a tasting of three expressions from the range. One of these - Starward 10th Anniversary - is a chance to try a whisky which is no longer available in Australia as it has sold out. This expression was released to celebrate Starward's  10th Anniversary in 2017 and is a blend of 28 different barrels of 8 different wine styles. Starward is all about experimenting with different barrels and this expression really underlines that philosophy. 
 
Tickets are £10 and booking is essential. Use the STARWARD MASTERCLASS BOOKING TYPE, by clicking on the link below. The masterclass begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before.
 
As a result of the generous support of the brand, we are also able to offer a special menu of Starward cocktails at reduced prices all night, along with free live music.
 
From 9pm, the self-titled “King of Dirty Jazz, Backroom Swing and Rhythm and Blues”, TJ Johnson will be playing. TJ 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.

Book now for what promises to be a truly bonza evening! 

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Eric Ranzoni
Mar
11
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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Wild Turkey presents Ewan Bleach (duo)
Mar
10
9:00 PM21:00

Wild Turkey presents Ewan Bleach (duo)

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

Music will be in charge of 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.


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The London Dance Orchestra
Mar
9
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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Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Club
Mar
8
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.

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Fraser & The Alibis
Mar
6
9:00 PM21:00

Fraser & The Alibis

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

Inspired by the big tenor sax sounds of Dexter Gordon and the screaming Organ of Jimmy Smith, the band play original tunes, 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. 

The band features some of the most in-demand, young improvisers on the London scene. After playing approximately 400 gigs together over the last decade and the release of a successful first album, they're hitting the ground running with album number two due for release in 2019.

'Raw, Rockin' and Decidedly Retro'

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Tim Penn on Piano
Mar
4
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on Piano

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.

Variety is, after all, the spice of life. 

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St Germain presents Sara Dowling
Mar
3
9:00 PM21:00

St Germain presents Sara Dowling

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

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 vigor with which she tackles the up tempo standards from the American Songbook.

Thanks to St Germain, not only will you hear Sara’s music for free, but we’ll also be offering a special menu of discounted cocktails featuring the brand all night!

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Pinstripe Réduit
Mar
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.

 

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The Boneshaker
Mar
1
9:00 PM21:00

The Boneshaker

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

+ LATE SET

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

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Gaitor Dog Snappers
Feb
28
9:00 PM21:00

Gaitor Dog Snappers

The Gaitor Dog Snappers are a New Orleans party music krewe, committed to bringing the true spirit of traditional jazz music to venues large and small with whatever instruments they can get their hands on!

They met in the fabled Spotted Cat on Frenchmen St, New Orleans, and brought back authentic grooves, thumping basslines, soaring clarinet and aching harmonies to venues high and low.

Featured at the EFG London Jazz festival, Shambala and The Cut, London Bridge, they are regulars at The Magic Garden, Jamboree, Rumpus Party, the Blues Kitchens and the UK festival scene. The Snappers enrapture crowds at Columbia Road flower market every Sunday and fill dance floors at London's top swing dance events.

London bred and New Orleans trained drummer, bassist and vocalist Hannah toured international a multiple award winning brass band, before moving to the USA to study traditional jazz drums with Shannon Powell of Preservation Hall Jazz Band. There she plays countless Second Lines and Mardi Gras parades, and performs three nights a week on the notorious jazz hub Frenchmen Street. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Alice has most notably performed with the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, and the late great Allen Toussaint. She can be found weekly playing solo gospel guitar at The Blues Kitchen. Clarinettist Joe is highly in demand in the UK jazz scene, bringing new life to traditional melodies with his playful style and characterful tone.

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The Chris Corcoran Trio
Feb
27
9:00 PM21:00

The Chris Corcoran Trio

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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Appleton Masterclass with Jaz Delorean on Piano
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Appleton Masterclass with Jaz Delorean on Piano

We are delighted to host this masterclass in partnership with Appleton. 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 canapés from our kitchen.

Tickets are £10, we do recommend booking, using the Appleton Masterclass Booking Type, as places are limited! The masterclass begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before.

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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James Brotherston
Feb
25
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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Nell Greco
Feb
24
9:00 PM21:00

Nell Greco

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.

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Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Feb
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.

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 the 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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The Swing Ninjas
Feb
22
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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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Feb
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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Dusty Corners Trio
Feb
20
9:00 PM21:00

Dusty Corners Trio

Dusty Corners dig through the great songbooks of yesteryear to bring you only the gems of pre-1940s music. A traditional ensemble for contemporary ears, Dusty Corners share with you the rare and the classic through the lens of a century. 

Joe Murgatroyd - clarinet/vocals 

Simon Roth - drums 

Tim Wells - piano 

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Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio and Special Arbikie Cocktails
Feb
19
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio and Special Arbikie Cocktails

Tonight we are excited to announce that we have a special menu with discounted cocktails from Arbikie featuring Kristy’s Gin, distilled using the carefully selected local botanicals chosen by Master Distiller, Kirsty Black.

The Bootleg Trio, fronted by the illustrious Fred Snow, will be in charge of the music!

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.

They deliver gnarly old barrel house tunes, street smart with a lingering impression of a Hamburg Rough-house. Quoting Woody Guthrie, Tom Waits, Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie, 3 Mustaphas 3, Jacques Brel, Agnes Bernelle, Alex Harvey, Queen, Velvet Underground as fonts of scant reverence.

Live music begins at 9 o’clock and there is a £5 cover charge added to your bill.

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