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.
- Website: http://www.beforethegoldrush.co.uk/
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.