Tom Du Croz from LondonGigGuide selects his recommended small and medium-sized gigs around town this week.
Monday 21 April
Jordan Laughlin, The Old Queen’s Head, Essex Road
This gig sounds like a great way to spend your Bank Holiday Monday. Its a full day of live music, with 12 acts playing over two floors. If that wasn’t enough there is also a Pub Quiz and 50’s tunes from the DJs.
Tuesday 22 April
Spring Offensive, Hoxton Square, Bar and Kitchen
This track is from this Oxford band’s forthcoming debut album ‘Young Animal Hearts’, which was released last month.
Wednesday 23 April
Tara Minton, The Boogaloo, Highgate
Another great night organised by a performer, and so cutting out those pesky promoters! Tara shows how versatile the harp can be.
Thursday 24 April
Hannah Scott, The Garage, Highbury & Islington
This gig is the launch party for Hannah’s second EP which, like this track, is also called ‘The Space In Between’.
Friday 25 April
Cable Street Collective, Sebright Arms, Hackney
A couple of weeks ago I heard a track from this band’s forthcoming debut EP, which is out in June — and it sounds brilliant. They spent April in the studio recording the rest of the EP but are now back gigging and just announced that they will be playing the Secret Garden Party.
Saturday 26 April
Sadie Fleming, Proud, Camden
Another epic, full day of live music! Gig starts at 1pm and entry is free until 9pm. Sadie has just released her new album and has been on a national tour to promote it.
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