Streatham’s set to swing to the sound of a deep-south speakeasy with the launch of a bi-monthly Speakeasy Sunday jazz night at Hideaway. It has the nod of approval from New Orleans voodoo maestro Dr John.
Roaring RnB and New Orleans Jazz and funk will be on the menu from 6 November at the stylish South London jazz club, with live music and a specially created creole menu with added “Big Easy” atmospherics provided by Jazz FM DJs.
Playing live at the launch night is Diz "Honey Bear" Watson whose barrel house piano and New Orleans boogie led Dr John to say: "Diz is great, you can't fool him. He really can play that piano." Diz be backed by steamy funk jazzsters The Doormen.
Speakeasy Sunday will take place every other Sunday with two live sets by that night’s jazzsters, including the stinging Chicago blues of Rollo Markee and the Tailshakers on 27 November, and swamp soul band The Coalminers, who boast Dr John's UK horn section in their ranks, on 18 December.
There will be exclusive cocktail tasters courtesy of Four Roses Bourbon served in Speakeasy Jam Jars for the first 30 through the door, too. Nice.
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, off Stanthorpe Road, Streatham, London, SW16 2ED. 020 8835 7070