If you would like to come to one of these events… (if we’ve not met) I’d like to meet or at least talk with you first. Why?

Well, we have no bouncers or doormen; this is my home, I want you feel and be safe, you will be introduced to whomsoever you are sat beside and everyone becomes family. This means you will be surrounded by like-minded souls in this extraordinary venue; it ensures a safe environment, for you, your partner, you children, your friends where some of the most extraordinary emerging World-Class musicians perform their original material…and we listen, in silence…that’s the deal.

It’s intense and uniquely special. Ask anyone who has performed or been here.

So, here’s the plan. Turn up at 730 pm….food is served shortly after you arrive.

The music starts at 8:15 pm (20:15 GMT) so ideally arrive at 7:30 pm so we can get you seated, watered and  fed; there is a home cooked meal as part of the show, included in your ticket. If you are struggling to pay the full price, talk to me, I am happy to accept an offering.

Tickets prices:
Adult prices are £30 (Early-bird tickets-if booked one week prior to the event £25)
Concessions (70yrs+under 25yrs) £20 (Early-bird tickets-if booked one week prior to the event £15)
Under 10’s FREE   come for FREE..however add £4 for food, if they wish to eat.

And here’s an EXTRA incentive to book ahead.
Book two or more dates
and save £10 on the second (or additional) date (so just £20)

…and pay just one week before each gig.

Like all rules, there are exceptions.
 If the nature of your work or circumstances prevent you from knowing your availability until the last moment, you must have at least expressed an interest in coming to a particular show by email beforehand to avoid paying the higher price. If there are other extenuating circumstances, please email.

Tickets should be paid for before the event please.

To book/reserve or buy a ticket, please email me and either: 

transfer the money to:  s/c 089250      a/c 70576593        OR

PayPal only: Add £1 per ticket handling fee)

Gigs & Parties:


We showcase the most incredibly talented musicians every Saturday night.
It is why we are known as  #HomeToEmergingStars
Try Googling it!

 Tickets should be paid for before the event please.


The 1st confirmed bookings get seats  nearest the musicians/choice of seats,
…and if you cannot be here,
link to the LIVE STREAM on YouTube

View previous shows

I do hope you can make it…call/text me or better still, mail me richard@the-drawingroom.co.uk




7th                          No gig

14th            Georgia and the Vintage Youth and support from Francesca Luker

There’s much to read about both of these Artists..both returning  class acts.

Did you catch Georgia at The Royal Albert Hall? Where ever you did…she simply oozes music, style and originality. However you may wish to label or describe her sound, be it Jazz, Soul, Blues…the girl definitely has more than enough to go all the way. Support comes from Francesca Luker, who opened here this summer….


21st             Peace day…and our 17th birthday…so expect something special.

Joe Slater, the rising star who lived in between here and Liverpool for almost 18 months before moving to London. This is always an important gig and Joe is an important  Drawingroom musician. This is the first time Joe’s four piece band will perform here…soo very excited. 

Supported and opened by The Kitchen Club, making their first appearance here, and in fact, first appearance anywhere. Led by Ed Campbell, who is one of our house sound engineers. The band, made up of five 15/16 yr old lads will open and then Ruby Leigh, a veteran of four Drawingroom shows, now 12 will be accompanied by Ed in a duo set….paving the way for Joe Slater to take the stage.


28th                 No gig  


5th                    Sean Taylor  “Superbly tailored songs” — ****Daily Mirror   “Articulate, compelling … brilliant” — ****Mojo Magazine  “A star in the making …a superb talent” — Metro
Sean Taylor’s unique songwriting is a late night cocktail of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Jack Kerouac; With voice that is a cross between John Martyn and Van Morrison and a guitar style that sounds like an acoustic Stevie Ray Vaughan jamming with JJ Cale … His live shows fuse world class songwriting with stories from the road.
Promoting his new album ‘The Path Into Blue’ Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the international roots and blues circuit.

Emma McGrath I am excited to welcome back Emma for her second Drawingroom gig. It is rare to find such steel and focus in a musician this young. The nearest  to this drive I have seen in another musician is Hattie Briggs, who is already seriously on her way.  Emma’s delivery was powerful, punching well above her weight and inspite of having gigged several times that week gave a strong opening performance. Her music has an indie feel to it, yet it is more polished and crafted than one might expect of one so young.  Recognising her growing potential, the PRS Foundation awarded Emma a ‘Women Make Music’ grant for the development and subsequent release of a mini album. Recorded with Grammy Award winner Jimmy Hogarth and Brit School alumni Jackson, Emma’s sophomore EP, ‘Silent Minds’, was self-released in April 2018 through AWAL to high critical acclaim


12th  Jonas & Jane
Seamless harmony vocals, sweetest of sounds     Americana UK

‘Whispered’ is a secret which needs to be heard!
So shout it from the roof tops!’ 
 Marie Crichton   

19th                  No gig – I will be attending the wedding Will and Clare (McNicol)

26th                 Mike Evin NedRoberts









Nov 2nd    Michelle Malone & Sarah Peacock 









9th                  Tom Bright (R/Bud)

Derbyshire-raised, London-based singer/songwriter Tom Bright, once an 18 year-old pub landlord, now a touring artist, he has already worked and performed with some of the biggest names in the industry.

In 2017, Tom featured in The The’s multimedia project, ‘The Inertia Variations’, after being asked by Matt Johnson himself if he would do a version of ‘Love Is Stronger Than Death’ for the movie and album.

Around that same time, Tom was recording his debut songs, with Mick Jones (The Clash & Big Audio Dynamite) on production.


16th Will McNicol   with support from BenWalker making his début here.
First, of Will..I’ve known and watch him grow to become recognised as one of the foremost guitarists to watch, in the World. Playing to halls of 1000 + across the world, having been hailed as Guitarist of the year aged just 21, he is set to become of one of music finest performers and composers. His finger style playing of the guitar is of itself a thing of beauty, that he composes and delivers is a complete bonus. 

“the most beautiful guitar playing you will witness in your life..making some of the most beautiful contemporary classical music of our time.” simply beautiful ” ★ Guitar Techniques Magazine ” technical mastery ”  ★ Guitarist Magazine LEARN MORE AND LISTEN NOW

23rd  Nov   (MtB)GJ

30th Nov     (MtB)GJ





New Years Eve 2020

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Feb 2020




22nd                        Matt Woosey and Michael Oertel



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16th Feb Night Flight and Francesca Luker 

Night Flight, a five piece, stripped back to two on the night, including Harry Phillips, a veteran of several Drawingroom shows. This will be Night Flight’s maiden showcase here; am really excited to hear their live sound. Counting Elton John amongst their fans Night Flight have also supported Paul Simon in Hyde Park…so, be prepared to be wowed!

Francesca Luker is a 15-year-old singer/songwriter based in Buckinghamshire. Signed to BFS Records, her debut EP ‘Take Me Down’ was released 10th November 2018, having been played on BBC Introducing, Beds, Herts and Bucks.

 will.i.am said: “When I first heard Francesca I was amazed that it was so rich, as if she lived life for years, her tone was so smooth, she sounds amazing”.

Francesca has long been a favourite of mine at “The Drawingroom” ; She has a massive voice with an extraordinary range; think Lana Del Rey, Amy Winehouse…and given that she is so young, you will be astounded at her songwriting and live performances.  She has performed here a number of times since the age of 12.”   


17th August    Arcelia 

and Zoe Konez   

Arcelia’s critically acclaimed latest album, Building On The Land, is out now on How Now Records with their new EP ‘Pieces’ due for release June 2019 Arcelia (pronounced Ah-KELL-ia – meaning ‘treasure chest’ in old Spanish) are songwriter Gavin Alexander (has supported the likes of Mark Nevin, co -wrote the theme tune to Studio Ghibli’s Emmy award winning TV series, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter), voice artist Teresa Gallagher (Octonauts, Thunderbirds, Thomas & Friends) and Flying Picket Simon Foster.

Together they create an exquisite sound which has been likened to Crosby Stills & Nash, America, Paul Simon. Arcelia regularly perform and tour with Chris Difford of Squeeze as well as their own tours across the UK, while also being in demand as a support act for the likes of Scott Matthews, Oysterband, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Michele Stodart and Maddy Prior.  Their “Wonderfully warm harmonies”….  MOJO Magazine “Here is songwriting and singing of the very highest order..” 9/10 Americana UK. “Their sound put me in the mind of The Carpenters.”  “Trailblazing a new genre”… Classic Rock Society . Arcelia’s critically acclaimed latest album,  Building On The Land, is out now on How Now Records with their new EP ‘Pieces’ due for release June 2019 




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Below is work in progress…pls ignore!!


Jasmine Rodgers

Naomi Banks   Max Blansjaar

Jon Kenzie Hollie Rodgers 












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Mr Tom Hingley and Naomi Banks

Rosie Caldecott

this is work in progress:

Sara Cosgrove


July 21st          Hollie Rodgers & Peter Conway

Hollie Rogers is a London based singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice. Her live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews, with regular reference to the level of honesty in her lyrics and songs.

Hollie has supported acts like Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ralph McTell. playing with a full backing band or as a duo with double bass; her live shows are not to be missed.

Peter Conway is an acclaimed independent singer songwriter and recording artist who has gigged here a few years ago. He has a unique unforgettable voice and song delivery. Creating music, celebrated by both fans and the press alike, as being classic and timeless with a sound that is soulful, rootsy and deeply emotive.