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 music…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 (20:15GMT) so ideally arrive at 7:30 pm so we can get you seated 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 (PLEASE NOTE: PayPal only: Add £1 per ticket handling fee) or




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

This has already been an awesome start to the year…three out of three SELL OUT shows…and so it continues this weekend. We are not sold out yet, :
16th Feb

 Jack Goldstein and Francesca Luker 

I am excited to announce that Jack Goldstein is to headline on the 16th Feb… Oxford’s very own Jack Goldstein has already secured lots of attention, not least from the BBC..take a listen as well as a huge respect amongst some pretty important musicians and is currently preparing to tour this summer when he will return with his new album…he’s a breath of fresh air and exciting to watch, bags of energy with some really interesting sounds, powerful tunes and an all-around innovative creative musician.

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.”   

23rd Feb                      Jake Morrell and Dessie Magee

Jake Morrell could have come straight out of Nashville, or even from the Californian sunshine, as his music suggests; but Jake is from Norfolk, England!

Jake was ‘discovered’ by Dermot O’Leary, who featured him on his Radio 2 Show. One influential listener just so happened to be Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis, who immediately asked Jake to perform at the iconic festival.

Irish Brighton based troubadour Dessie Magee is a modern folk-pop singer-songwriter who incorporates elements of rock, blues and soul.

Taking influence from the sound and live energy of Johnny Cash, Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard, The Lumineers & Nathaniel Rateliff, Dessie has been making waves with a sound described as a mixture between Frank Turner & Kings of Leon.

Appearing solo, duo or as a four/five piece, Dessie’s passionate & energetic performance promises to take any audience on an unforgettable journey.

Dessie’s Accolades Include:

  • Sold out headline London, Brighton and Northern Irish Shows
  • BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Ulster Airplay & Support
  • American & Australian Radio Airplay & Support
  • BBC Introducing Track Of The Day
  • 2018 Festival Appearances include: The Great Escape, Chagstock, more tbc
  • Music sync with Major Games developer Climax Studio (Assassins Creed, Fable)
  • Extensive American Tour June/July 2017
  • The Unsigned Guides Track of the month February 2018
  • Appearances in Game Of Thrones
  • Tracks produced by Tim Bidwell (Lucy Rose, Fink, Matthew & The Atlas)
  • 1 month in the top five Music For Your Heart French Charts

2nd March               Hannah Scott & Emma Lohan   

Hannah Scott, a Drawingroom favorite, draws much of the inspiration for her music from her affinity with Italy. A year living and working on an olive press in rural Tuscany in her late teens provided the backdrop to her early work and she has found her musical home with creative partner Stefano Della Casa who she met in London but may well have met years earlier when regularly passing through the train station he was working in!

I met Emma on the tube on the way back from a gig.  She’s loads written about her: “Emma’s clearly the rolling stone which softly gathers everything.” Dann Chinn… Captivating”  Hoxton Radio…“Emma Lohan’s Wander Free is as sweet as candy floss and equally as soft. Just close your eyes..” Bobby Brown, musician.ie “Brilliant and captivating! My favourite gig of 2017! Emma Lohan has reached a new level of live performance.” –so said David Boland, of aae.ie

9th March    Jon Kenzie  sings the blues, unlike anyone else I know on the circuit. He has a signature voice and material to match. Packing halls across Germany and England, he’s a truly special artist with three albums to his credit, definitely one to watch. 




16th March               Megan Henwood with Findlay Napier

This will be a night of two headline acts working together, and what a catch. If ever an artist called on all the elements in her songwriting, it’s Megan Henwood. The distinguished English singer-songwriter is far too self-deprecating to describe herself as a force of nature, but her third album ‘River’ affirms her unique ability to create roots music of beguiling purity from what’s around her. Listen/watch  this.

With Megan is one of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene. Findlay Napier is an insurgent talent that comes on like a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright. Distilled to artful acoustic guitar and Napier’s remarkable voice his most recent album ‘Glasgow’ captures the timeless essence of one of the world’s great cities. 

23rd March        Chris Woods Grove & Richie Carr 
Chris is a UK based instrumental guitarist Chris Woods, recording as ‘Chris Woods Groove’ and ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’introduced to me by Will McNicol. He blends ear bending dropped tuned grooves with endearing stories to create his performances. There is an eerie feel to his music; a dark jazz texture driven by explosive guitar percussion…a returning Drawingroom artist and one Not to be missed!


Richie is the (remote)pupil of the World acclaimed Guitarist Will McNicol. Richie, is now just 17…about the age Will McNicol first performed here. Richie, having seen Will play, aged just 10 years, Richie was so inspired he then propelled himself from grade two to pushing grade 8 in just two years, forcing his local guitar teacher to say..’cant teach you any more!’ Richie has played at various guitar festivals across the UK and, as a locally grown artist, I hope you will come out in your numbers to support him.

30th March             Faeland & Sascha Osborn

Faeland create songs for the spirit, folk-pop with a mystical Celtic edge.

Based in Bristol and Stroud, UK, Faeland fuse deep folk tradition and acoustic instrumentation, bringing an innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary music. They recently released their debut album, All My Swim, which has received support and acclaim from BBC 6 Music (via Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson), Uncut Magazine, Folk Radio UK and a host of others.

Sascha Osborn is a London based singer songwriter of reflective and heartfelt folk songs, inspired by jazz harmony, soulful melodies, descriptive lyrics and a love of simple everyday natural beauty.  

‘Looking Out and After’ her debut album recorded and produced by Patrick Wood, released in Autumn 2018 which she describes as an ‘oil painting weaving colourful shades of hope, loss, change, love and reflection.’  

6th April    Jon Hart & Billy Watman

Billy Watman and Jon Hart are two of the country’s top acoustic guitarists.  Billy Watman is an award
winning 17 year old Anglo-Brazilian classical / fingerstyle guitarist, inspired by the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Oldfield and Paco De Lucia.  In 2016, reached the grand final of ‘Guitar Star’ – a guitar based talent show open to all ages and genres for Sky Arts TV, which was broadcast in Europe, Australia and South America.  Billy stunned audiences with some extraordinary performances – for judges including Jazz legend George Benson, Classical Virtuoso Miloš Karadaglić, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, and David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti – who described him as ‘a little genius’.  His audition for the show, performing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at London’s Royal Festival Hall was an internet sensation, altogether his videos have been seen by over 60 million people.

UK Fingerstyle singer-songwriter, Jon Hart, has received critical acclaim from across the acoustic guitar world for his debut album ‘Reborn’, folk-fingerstyle album ‘Set Sdrift’ with Daryl Kellie and three Eps, ‘Defuse, Sticks and Stones’ and ‘Momento’  He has toured throughout the UK and Europe. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, Jon was from an early age picking up the piano at 5 and then moving on to guitar and singing at 8.  After equipping himself with a National Diploma at Platform One and a BA Hons in Music from Southampton University, he has built up strong foundations I Surrey and multi-award-winning functions, in demand guitar tuition and highly recommended session work.


13th April   The Dunwells and Sansha   

20th April               Night Flight

27th April               Kathrine Priddy

4th May                  Will McNicol & 

11th May                   Jack Goldstein & Jemima Music 







18th May                  The Portraits and Sadie Jemmetict 

The Portraits are a Somerset Acoustic duo …Lorraine and Jeremy Millington, vets of six Glastonbury’s, and whose 2017 tribute song for Jo Cox MP went viral and championed by Clare Balding on BBC Radio 2. Their storytelling song style, a worldly mix of Anglo-Irish harmonies and upbeat catchy tunes, provides the backdrop to a recurring theme of unity and peace in these turbulent times. Their 2018 was largely taken up with a crazy and fabulous Song of Unity project, where people sent the band video selfies saying or singing one word into their phones, ‘Harmonise’, with every single one used on their new single of the same name, inspired by Jo Cox’s mantra of “we have more in common than that which divides us”. Their forthcoming 2019 album will feature ‘Harmonise’ and a dozen more songs inspired in one way or another by the same theme of the triumph of harmony over discord. In that way, it will truly be a song cycle for the turbulent times we are living through.

25th May

1st June                    Herron Brothers

8th June                  No Gig

15th June                BURYFields

22nd June               Naomi Banks

29th June                Glastonbury

6th July

13th July                    Molly’s Kiss

20th July                  My eldest son       Edwin   and   Helen Copeland
are getting married at St Mary’s with the reception at The Drawingroom… so…NO gig!!

27th July     (Mo Kenny)Hannah White


3rd             Barbara Nesbitt 


17th            Acelia   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MBS9GzYI4E











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



















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.”   


















Below is work in progress…pls ignore!!


Jasmine Rodgers

Naomi Banks   Max Blansjaar

Jon Kenzie Hollie Rodgers 












guitar imageshisha





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.