Tom Du Croz from LondonGigGuide selects five free gigs around town this week.
Monday 28 April
Lily Oakes, The Finsbury, Manor House
This is song writing pared back, reduced to its bare bones, thereby pulling the listener closer. The end result is a captivating, raw and moving track. Click here to get free tickets to this north London gig.
Tuesday 29 April
Brett Mclaughlan, The Monarch, Camden
With a great reputation for their live shows, this is loud angry blues. Also playing tonight is a new band called 'Blow' who people are quietly saying great things about.
Thursday 1 May
Mohit, The George Tavern, Commercial Road
The is the launch party for the band's third EP 'Change of Figure'. This experimental three piece originate from Bognor Regis but are now London based and plying their trade across the capital.
Friday 2 May
Duncan Disorderly & the Scallywags and Rum Buffalo, Magic Garden, Battersea
This week's double bill. You can see both these bands for free as long at you arrive at the venue before 8pm. Duncan Disorderly & the Scallywags — This band recently walked and played the Paris marathon in aid of Music For Youth. What an epic way to raise money for charity! Rum Buffalo — A seven-piece taking western swing and bluegrass, mashing it together and making it their own.
Sunday 4 May
Café Society, Old Queens Head, Essex Road
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