Laurel Canyon Music

For fans and musicians of Folk, Americana, Country, Blues, Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Roots & Acoustic and music from the Laurel Canyon late 60’s/early 70’s era.

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We Love Shows


Promoter: Kal Lavelle
Music Type: Singer-Songwriter, Acountic, Indie
Venues: St. Giles Church

WLS founderer Kal Lavelle is a very experienced promoter after running her weekly Sunday showcase nights at the World's End, Finsbury Park for a number of years. The WLS gigs are some of the best in town and are a firm favourite with music lovers. WLS moved to it's new home St.Giles in the Field Church in Central London last Christmas. The gigs are held on a quarterly basis and follow the seasons 'We Love Spring', 'We Love Summer', 'We Love Autumn' and 'We Love Christmas'. These nights highlight the best in 'up and coming' talent from the UK and beyond. 

Kal also curates Festival stages, the most recent being the main stage at 'Kopparberg Urban Forest Festival 2015' in Hackney Wick, which was on Wed 24th June 2015, with nearly 800 people in attendance! The WLS showcase nights in St Giles in the Fields are sponsored by Kopparberg. Previous acts include - ED SHEERAN / LIANNE LA HAVAS / LABRINTH / FIONA BEVAN / RYAN KEEN / NINA NESBITT / SHLOMO / KARIMA FRANCIS / HUDSON TAYLOR / KIMBERLY ANNE / ANTONIO LULIC / FRANKMUSIK / NATTY / PAPER AEROPLANES / JAMIE LAWSON / LEDDRA / SOPHIE JAMIESON / RHIANNON MAIR / SWALLOW & THE WOLF / PEARL & THE BEARD  & more!

Softly Softly

  • Promoter: Annie Windley
  • Genre: Acoustic, Folk, Americana, Singer-Songwriter (unplugged)
  • Venues: Kiss the Sky (Crouch End)
  • Email: softlydoesit @
  • Website: TBA

Softly Softly is a excellent initmate unplugged Sunday afternoon gig at the Kiss the Sky, Park Road, Crouch End N8. Which is held on the first and third Sundays of the month. They are normally three featured artists on each line-up. Softly Softly is a lovely, listening, friendly event that is a firm favourite of all the artists that have performed there. Music fans love it too as it is a great way to listen to some great music and talk to the musicians afterwards.....and they have marshmallows too! Yum! The Sunday sessions run from 2.45pm till 5pm and it's just £3 on the door. Sorry it's adults only for this one, as no children are not allowed in the Bar. Potential performers - bookings handled on email only: softlydoesit @ 

New Roots Promotions

  • Promoter: Rory Carlie
  • Genres: Folk, indie-folk, alt-folk, Americana, alt-country, country blues, honkytonk, bluegrass, mountain music, world music.
  • Venues: Slaughtered Lamb (Farringdon), Green Note (Camden), The Winemaker's Club (Farringdon), Old Queens Head (Farringdon) and The Merge Festival.
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New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves. For this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones during performances to ensure the music gets the attention it warrants. We put bills together that we think work as a whole, so the night can be experienced as a show in it’s own right, from start to finish. We work with venues that share our attitude- The Green Note in NW1, The Harrison in WC1, The Slaughtered Lamb in Farringdon EC1, The Old Queens Head in Islington, N1, and our own very special venue, The Winemakers, a beautiful candle-lit stone arch in the vaults of the Holborn viaduct. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. They now have their own New Roots Radio Show, featuring the best in what we consider roots music. It’s a very broad church, from cutting edge UK and US alt-folk, to country blues, Irish & Scottish trad to African desert rock, punk-folk to chamber-folk, rhythm & blues to jazz. Dive in!

Lost In The Manor

  • Promoter: Chris Sharpe
  • Genre: Various
  • Venues: The Finsbury (Manor House), Slaughtered Lamb (Clerkenwell)
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Lost in the Manor are a PR and Events company which runs gigs in the Finsbury Pub (Manor House). They curate a selection of music and usually have a listening audiance.


  • Promoter: Stephen Thomas, Ben Walker and Josienne Clarke.
  • Genre: Folk, Americana, Singer-songwriter, Acoustic
  • Venues: The Harrison (Kings X), The Social (West End), Old Queens Head (Islington)
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The Folkroom is London's best kept secret - when it comes to folk music at least. A free fortnightly gig just around the corner from King's Cross station, the gigs are home to some of the most intimate sets you're ever likely to see. You might find yourself watching fireside guitars, or gathered around the old upright piano watching acoustic or even entirely unplugged performances by the best acts London has to offer! The Folkroom are also famed for their great 'tribute' nights where the best of the Folkroom stable perform covers of a famous artist or band. Past ones have included ABBA, Paul Simon, Kate Bush and Walt Disney films. They are a lot of fun and well worth attending.

Folkroom Records is the label that grew from the initial gigs, putting out EPs and free compilations by their favourite acts showcased from their fortnightly gigs. Folkroom is run by musician and producer Ben Walker, singer-songwriter Josienne Clarke and writer/promoter Stephen Thomas. The trio strive to bring the finest of England's burgeoning folk acts to an intimate London venue. Playing a Folkroom gig: We are always on the look out for new acts at Folkroom! Though we’ve been lucky enough to build up a large community of acts, Folkroom is meant to be an inclusive experience – you don’t have to know one of the organisers to get on our stage! Our gigs are held every other Wednesday at The Harrison, and are organised by our man Stephen. Whilst Stephen does do his best to listen to all submissions, it can get a little overwhelming. He’ll get back to as soon as he can, regardless of whether or not you’re right for the gig. Please only send one or two songs at a time, ideally via a Soundcloud or Bandcamp link. 


  • Promoter: Ricky Damiani
  • Genre: Acoustic, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Indie.
  • Venues: Slaughtered Lamb, Green Note, Harrison, Strongroom
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Folklore was set up in Manchester back in 2009 with a focus on Alt-folk, Americana, Indie and Psych-Folk music. Their aim was – and still is – to give a platform to quality live music produced by unknown, up and coming, established and touring artists. Folklore moved to London in 2011 and has become established amongst the music community, gaining a loyal audience and forging lasting relationships with local, national and international artists. They continue to prioritise quality intimate shows in great venues, and have recently added a select booking roster to our activities, representing a small selection of artists that they love.

They are involved in various festivals around the UK, curating and assisting at events such as Festival N6 and Wilderness (in partnership with The Local). Past shows have included appearances by: Lyla Foy, Sweet Baboo, Eaves, Douglas Dare, Farao, Emily Barker, The Burning Hell, All We Are, Daniel Norgren, Joan Shelley, Laura J Martin, Rachael Dadd, Sophie Jamieson, Catherine Feeney, Sons Of Noel and Adrian, Emily & the Woods, James Canty, Sam Brookes, Bella Hardy, Blue Rose Code, Will Varley, French For Rabbits and many more.

Before The Gold Rush

  • Promoter: Steve Watson & Nina French
  • Music Types: Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, Alt Folk, Americana.
  • Locations: Slaughtered Lamb (Clerkenwell), Amersham Arms (New Cross) The Sebright Arms, The Fiddler’s Elbow, The Wilmington Arms, The Gallery Cafe (Bethnal Green), The Harrison (Kings Cross), The Haberdashery (Crouch Hill), Ally Pally Festival.
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Before The Gold Rush founded in April 2012 is a fortnightly live music event in London featuring the best emerging artists within, but not strictly confined to, the genres of folk and Americana. Their larger nights are usually on the last Friday or Saturday of the month. You can expect to hear four fantastic acts, from solo artists through to full electric bands. Their stripped-back nights on Wednesdays are a more intimate affair, mainly featuring acoustic singer-songwriters and duos. 

Beatnik Events

  • Promoter: Russell Swallow
  • Music Types: Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, Alt Folk, Americana.
  • Locations: Private Member's clubs, The Library and The Record Club. The Macbeth (Hoxton), The Finsbury (Manor House), Surya (Kings Cross), Old Queens Head (Islington), Water Rats (Kings Cross), Bedford (Balham) and Apples & Pears Bar (E1)
  • Website: TBA
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Beatnik Events are an event organiser, music consultant and curator. They program & host the 3rd Sunday of each month at the gorgeous Old Queens Head in Angel, and work with artists, brands and partners to curate and manage specialist one off events and festivals at venues in London, Brighton and Cambridge. Artists that have been booked include Morcheeba, The Noisettes, Ghostpoet, Trevor Nelson, Omar, Waylayers, Delilah, Dan Sells (The Feeling), Kimberly Anne, Kal Lavelle, Fiona Bevan, Stealing Sheep and many others. Clients and associates have included N.M.E. Radio, Kerrang! Radio, Camden’s Roundhouse, Pledge Music, Bangers and Mash, HRH The Princes of Wales, The Imperial War Museum, Shunt, The Courtyard Theatre, Arts Theatre's Woody Sez.

Blue House Music

  • Promoter and music agent: James Partridge
  • Genre: Acoustic, Folk, Country, Americana, Singer-Songwriter
  • Venues: St. Pancras Old Church, Slaughtered Lamb, Green Note
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BHM founder James Partridge has been involved in music since playing his first gig in his hometown of Ipswich at 13 years old. His early taste of promotion was a string of highly popular and fondly-remembered punk and hardcore shows at Murrayside Youth Club in the Suffolk port town. Now based in North Essex, with his varied background (artiste, licensee, sales, sound engineer, production, promoter) James thinks he can pretty uniquely understand and appreciate all sides of the story as a musical agent. Blue House Music intends to be business-like, honest and respectful. We hope you'll support it and enjoy its brilliant artists.

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