Best Gigs In London This Week: 29 September-5 October 2014

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Best Gigs In London This Week: 29 September-5 October 2014

Tom Du Croz from LondonGigGuide selects four small/medium gigs around town this week.

Tuesday 30 September

Strand of Oaks, The Lexington, Angel/King's Cross

https://soundcloud.com/deadoceans/strand-of-oaks-shut-i-n/s-KInWP

He has come all the way from Goshen, Indiana, to play this gig. This is heavy, strong American Folk/Pop which hints back to an 80s power ballad, without making you feel that you need to grow a mullet, but still inviting you to join in on air guitar. Great songwriting, full of heart and guts.

Thursday 2 October

Emma Ballantine, Paper Dress Vintage, Shoreditch

https://soundcloud.com/emmaballantine/emma-ballantine-flying-machine

This London based singer/songwriter knits together folk and jazz to produce something unique and beautifully inviting. She is a great live act to catch in such a cosy, intimate venue. Free entry.

Thidius, The Magic Garden, Battersea

https://soundcloud.com/thidius/go-tell

Formed around siblings Izzy and George Risk, this five piece Electro Soul group produce smooth tunes that encourage the listener to sit back (possibly with drink in hand) and relax.

Friday 3 October

Ella and The Blisters, Jamboree, Cable Street

https://soundcloud.com/ella-and-the-blisters/just-for-now

Folk/Cajun/Bluegrass all led by the amazing Gabriella Romano. The gig is happening at a gem of a little venue too — Jamboree is an oasis of glamour hidden inside an old warehouse.

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Last Updated 27 September 2014