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Omeara, London Bridge (London)

  • Address: 6 O'Meara Street, London SE1 1TE
  • Type: Acoustic, Rock, Country, Americana, Pop, Singer-Songwriter
  • Owners: TBA
  • Capacity: TBA
  • Nearest Station: London Bridge
  • Website: http://www.omearalondon.com/
  • Contact: TBA

 

A new home for live music, creative events and club nights in London Bridge’s newly refreshed railway arches. With the sites heritage seeped in a background of music and late night parties, OMEARA will be carrying on the baton with a lovingly curated line-up of events, put together by the good people at Communion Music. They will be providing a creative events space for everything from the best emerging live acts to renowned DJ’s right in the heart of London.

Their pop-up friends in the arch next door offer a huge variety of top quality food. You can grab yourself a bite to eat, visit them at the bar, get a booth with your friends or come and check out the show that night. 

Carry on into the early hours with our line-up of club nights, drinks deals and our late licensed outdoor terrace. They are only 5 minutes from London Bridge, Southwark and Bermondsey stations, and a 10 minute stroll from Waterloo. There’s no excuse not to come along for a tipple or two. Whether that’s in the daytime, evening or early morning, that’s up to you...

St. Pancras Old Church, Kings Cross (London)

  • Address: Pancras Rd, London NW1 1UL
  • Music Type: Various
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: 100 (Fully seated) 150 (Mixed seating and standing)
  • Nearest Station: Kings Cross/St.Pancras
  • Website: http://www.posp.co.uk/old-st-pancras/
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Just a stones throw away from King's Cross/St. Pancras station lies one of the oldest church sites in the UK dating from the 4th Century. This is a working church but on some evenings the church hosts live music. Some great musicians have played here and along with the Union Chapel and Green Note is probably one of most musician's favourite London venues to play. With a maximum capacity of 150 it's cosy, intimate and almost perfect for acoustic music.

The church uses outside promoter to book their music events. To book directly please contact:

The Pheasantry, Chelsea (London)

  • Address: The Pheasantry, 152 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 4UT
  • Music Type: Jazz and acoustic acts as well as cabaret and other events.
  • Owners: Pizza Express
  • Capacity: ? (Seated)
  • Website: http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/popVenue.aspx
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The Pheasentry is a  beautiful and historic building is located in the heart of the fashionable Kings Road. The grand entrance leads into a lovely large terrace garden which is ideal for al fresco dining during the summer months. The venue is located in the basement and reminds us of cruise ship, with a sweeping staircase located behind the stage. If you fancy some food, it is a Pizza Express as well.

The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham

The Kitchen Garden Cafe is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Kings Heath. By day this Cafe serves delicious home-cooked food, Fairly Traded coffee & tea and homemade cakes & pastries. All with a nod to local and ethical sourcing. They cater for Vegetarians, Vegans and dietary issues.

On Sunday to Wednesday evenings we host the best music acoustic music in the City, specialising in Folk, Roots and Americana. On Thursday-Saturday evenings we host Pop-Up Restaurant events and are also available for private functions, weddings and parties.

The Greystones, Sheffield, Yorkshire

  • Address: Greystones Rd, Sheffield S11 7BS
  • Music Type: Various
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: ? Probably around 100-120
  • Nearest Station: Sheffield
  • Website: http://www.mygreystones.co.uk/
  • Contact: 

On top of a rather steep hill lies the spacious, traditional community, half-timbered 'The Greystones' pub.  Ideal for cask ales and with a great intimate room for live music. The performance space is great and the pub has an excellent friendly vibe. The music is always of a high quality, so really worth checking out, if you are in town. Very good food but if you fancy fish and chips, there is a great shop just down the hill. It a bit of a walk from Sheffield Station, so a taxi is recommended or the 83 bus stops outside the door

Are you interested in playing at The Greystones? They don’t book gigs directly at the Greystones. but they work with some excellent local promoters. Please email them if you are looking to play a gig and if they are interested they will get back to you.

Craig Allen – wagonwheelmedia@hotmail.co.uk
Kit Bailey – kit@martinsimpson.com
Stuart Basford – stuart@jewelspromotions.co.uk
Chris Wilson – boardwalklive@btinternet.com
Andrew New – andy@tinyteethrecords.com

Ent Shed, Bedford

  • Address: 118 Castle Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3QY
  • Music Type: Various
  • Owners
  • Capacity: 100
  • Nearest Station: Bedford
  • Website: http://www.entshed.co.uk
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Just a short walk from Bedford Town centre (slightly longer from Bedford Station) is a great music venue which is joined to The Gordon Arms. This 100 seater is a little gem with great sound and atmosphere. There are also monthly concerts which run by Michael Pipe and these are highly recommended. 

Union Chapel, Islington (London)

 

Just a short walk from Highbury and Islington station, the iconic Gothic style Union Chapel is one of our favourite London venues. It was the winner of 'Time Out's' favourite London music venue of the year for two consecutive years and for good reason. It is a beautiful music venue. The Union Chapel hosts a variety of music and comedy nights and has a variety of rooms to hire including the church itself.

The Union Chapel is one of London's most characterful venues. A typical gig here involves sitting on a church pew (bring a jacket or jumper for a cushion), drinking tea from a mug whilst enjoying great music in one of London's most beautiful churches. For atmosphere it cannot be beaten.

As you enter the Union Chapel you can literally grab a pew and wait for the gig (seating here is unreserved) or you can head back to the back of the church where there is a full licensed bar on the first floor. The bar also serves home cooked hot food, with proceeds going to help the Chapel's 'The Margins Project'. No alcoholic drinks are allowed in the chapel, but you can buy hot drinks, soft drinks, ice cream and snacks from the kiosk in the chapel foyer.

The interior of the church is beautiful, with the ground floor being a large octagonal shape with a balcony wrapped around above, all stone arches, stained glass windows and the like. The domed ceiling and stone walls mean the acoustics are superb, and every act I have seen here sounded fantastic. I would recommend getting here early enough to get a seat downstairs, as you feel a little bit further away from it all upstairs. 

Top tip (1) Seating is unreserved so arrive in good time before doors open (2) They have lovely hot chocolate too....with marshmallows and cream...yum! Very important for winter gigs (3) Bring a cushion as the pews can be a little hard or of course you can join the Union Chapel and they will lend you one.

The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon (London)

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  • Address: The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell. EC1V ODX
  • Music Type: Various
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: 100+ (Mixed standing and seating)
  • Nearest Station: Farringdon
  • Website: http://www.theslaughteredlambpub.com/
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The Slaughtered Lamb is a famous pub music venue a close to the City. It's gigs are held in the basement. The Lamb is a very intimate space and is great for acoustic music. Many musicians have chosen to release their EP's or albums at the venue. Try the craft beers as well, they are very good.

Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston (London)

  • Address: 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London N16 8JN
  • Music Type: Jazz, blues and folk to pop, world music and beyond
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: 50 - 100 (Mixed seating and standing depending on configuration)
  • Nearest Station: Dalston Kingsland
  • Website: http://www.servantjazzquarters.com/
  • Contact:

A two minute walk from Dalston Kingsland station on Bradbury street you will find the cosy and intimate Servant Jazz Quarters. Despite the name, they are not strictly a jazz club. SJQ has a history of hosting music events before opening as a fully licensed venue in February 2011. SJQ is dedicated to music from many genres and supports innovative artists from all backgrounds and particularly those from the Hackney area. The music program varies from night to night so you will need to check the website for updates on gigs and events. Expect an eclectic mix of music ranging from jazz, blues and folk to pop, world music and beyond. 

The Lexington, Angel (London)

  • Address: 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JB
  • Music Type: Various
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: (TBA) Mix of standing and seated.
  • Nearest Station: Angel (Northern Line)
  • Website: http://www.thelexington.co.uk/
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The Lexington is one of Islington's finest music venues and lounge bar. A slow burning glow of downbeat decadence and bluesy class - with perhaps just a dash of burlesque elegance thrown in for good measure. The Lex is a short walk from Angel tube station. The music performances are held in the large upstairs room of the venue.

Kings Place, Kings Cross (London)

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  • Address: 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
  • Music Type: Various
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: Hall one (415 [302 stalls and 113 balcony]) Hall Two (260 standing / 200 theatre / 84 cabaret) Seated in both but sometimes Hall 2 is all standing depending on the gig
  • Nearest Station: Kings Cross / St. Pancras
  • Website: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/
  • Contact:

Kings Place is a short walk from Kings Cross station and has two great 'state of the art' theatre style rooms for music in the basement of the building. It is worth keeping an eye on the programme as some excellent artists play at the venue. The sound is very good in both halls.

Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green (London)

  • Address: St. Margarets House Settlement, 21 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL
  • Music Type: Various
  • Owners: St. Margaret’s House
  • Capacity: 80-100?
  • Nearest Stations: Bethnal Green (Central Line) + Cambridge Heath
  • Website: http://www.stmargaretshouse.org.uk/thegallerycafe/
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The Gallery Cafe is another gem of a venue is the heart of East London. Part of the St. Margarets House Settlement, The Gallery Cafe is a short walk from Bethnal Green and Cambridge Heath stations.

The Gallery Cafe offers a delicious selection of vegan and vegetarian food, an exciting program of live events, and a new art exhibition from an up-and-coming artist every month. It is a warm and cosy sanctuary during the winter months. But it comes alive in the summer with its sun trap terrace and garden, making it a great spot to enjoy all year round.

They host a variety of live music nights, film screenings, comedy, and spoken word events throughout the year, as well as one-off festivals and special seasons. Most of their events are free and accessible for everyone, and those that they do charge for will always be very reasonably priced.

As one of the community projects run by St. Margaret’s House, all profit generated by The Gallery Cafe goes back into the charity. So by dining with them, you are also helping to support the local community. The complex has a number of spaces including the cafe itself and a small chapel in the Settlement.

Cecil's, London Bridge (London)

  • Address: 8 Holyrood St, London SE1 2EL
  • Music Type: Various (Including Jazz, Folk, Americana and Acoustic)
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: 150?
  • Nearest Station: London Bridge
  • Website: http://www.cecilslondon.com/
  • Contact:

Cecil's is another of London hidden music venue gems. Located in a basement of an old tea warehouse, a short walk from London Bridge Station, it is a venue full of surprises. Cecil's has a fantastic vibe and hosts some great music and comedy night. The venue is designed as a 1930's Shanghai speakeasy and once inside you feel that you have been transported to the Far East in a different era. They have great cocktails and a good selection of beers. Great music, great sound and great staff.

Cecil Sharp House, Camden (London)

  • Address: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London. NW1 7AY
  • Music: Folk, Americana, Acoustic
  • Owners: EFDSS
  • Capacity: Kennedy Hall (500 standing or 420 Seated) and Trefusis (120 Seated)
  • Nearest Stations: Camden Town + Camden Road
  • Website: http://www.cecilsharphouse.org/csh-home
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Cecil Sharp House is the home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and also the spiritual home of UK Folk music. It contains the folk music archives in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, which were collected in some cases hundreds of years ago. This is a great venue and loved by the many musicians and music fans which visit each year. The venue has three main spaces, the two biggest being Kennedy Hall and the Trefusis Room located in the basement of the building. The venue also has a very good cafe and bar.

The Bedford, Balham (London)

  • Address: 77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD
  • Music Type: Various
  • Capacity: ?
  • Nearest Station: Balham (Northern Line)
  • Website: http://www.thebedford.co.uk/
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Originally a hotel developed in the 1830's, The Bedford has been the central community hub of Balham for its entire existence. In the late sixties and seventies it was a spit and sawdust live music venue serving as a springboard for early gigs by acts including The Clash and U2.

The legendary Bedford in Balham has justifiably earned a reputation for being one of the most important and critically acclaimed venues in the country. With a passion for performance, The Bedford is dedicated to discovering, developing and promoting the very "best of the best" in emerging acts, breaking artists and established performers.

With its three floors, five bars and five function rooms, the Bedford is a large venue. They also has hosted the legendary Banana Cabaretcomedy club for over 25 years every Friday and Saturday, as well as more recently a New Acts comedy night.

Green Note, Camden, London

  • Address: 106 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7AN
  • Owners: Immy & Risa
  • Type of music: Folk, Americana, Country, Roots, World, and Acoustic music
  • Capacity: Main: 65 mixed seating and standing. (Basement) 25 mixed seating and  standing
  • Nearest Station: Camden Town or Camden Road
  • Website:  http://www.greennote.co.uk
  • Contact: mail@greennote.co.uk

This hidden gem in the heart of Camden has just won 2015 London's favourite music venue on almost it's tenth anniversary. It has been described as the nearest thing you can get to a musical version of the TV series 'Cheers' in real life. I also have to add that I spend more time at the Green Note, than I do in any other venue in town. Whatever night you chose you are always guaranteed great music, even if you have never heard the musicians before. This very special independent music venue and vegetarian cafe was founded and run by two friends and passionate music lovers, who wanted to create their ideal place to hang out in London, Immy and Risa. In their own words

"Our dream was to create a place where we could share music that we loved - somewhere with a laid back, intimate and friendly atmosphere. Becoming friends in our school days, the seed for our idea was planted many years ago. After lots of hard work, many ups and downs, and learning more than we ever could have imagined along the way, our dream became a reality when Green Note opened its doors in the Summer of 2005. Now in our tenth year, we have established a reputation as one of London's best spots for roots, world and acoustic music, and we're constantly astonished by the wealth of incredible musicians who grace our stage. We're really proud of what we have created, and happy to be able to share it with you. We hope to see you soon!"

A lot of top musicians (both UK and International) play at the Green Note, as they love the vibe and intimacy of the venue and the attentive audiences. So don't let the Green Note's moderate size fool you, gigs here are very special and it 'punches' well above it's weight.

Immy and Risa often book the musicians directly but there are also some very good promoters that use the Green Note including Graham Smallwood (Folk on Mondays), Rory Carlile (New Roots), Time Out and Ricky Diamante (Folklore) who run excellent evening of music.

LCM have also started promoting at the Green Note from March 2017 and we are thrilled to be working with such an excellent venue and passionate supporters of live music.

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